> AT&T expands global WiFi footprint for its enterprise customers. Release
> France Telecom profit falls 28 percent because of charges and a lagging European telecom market. Article (WSJ sub. req.)
> Looks like those Elder Phones from Japan are getting a revisit. These handsets slow down the conversation for older people and adjusts background noise to make the conversation clearer. Article
> An interesting analysis piece from the WSJ about the potential Alltel acquisition. "No wonder there's a story making the rounds among Wall Street bankers that Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg, after several meetings with Alltel CEO Scott Ford to talk about a possible combination, exclaimed 'Get Scott Ford out of my lobby.'" Ouch! Article (sub. req.)
And Finally... A slightly more difficult question today: What company in 2002 launched a handset that was named after an insect and included a mobile office platform that combined traditional PC functions with wireless Internet access, color printing, documenting scanning, and fax capabilities? Submit your response here.
Yesterday's Question: NTT DoCoMo had a 16 percent stake in what U.S. wireless carrier? Answer: AT&T Wireless. Correct answers: Jeff Folino, T-Mobile USA; Jeremy Vance, Accenture; Ben Rodilitz, SiRF; John Votava, Boost Mobile; John Bailey, T-Mobile USA