Stories by John Blau

  • 3GSM - WiMax to connect emerging markets to Internet

    As the mobile phone industry scrambles to put cell phones in the hands of billions of unconnected people in emerging markets, less-expensive, higher-speed WiMax is likely to be the technology of choice to connect them to the Internet.

  • 3GSM - T-Mobile CEO: VOIP will have no major impact

    Don't expect new mobile phone services based on the Internet Protocol to become nearly as prevalent as those running over PCs. That's the view of Hamid Akhavan, CEO of T-Mobile International, one of Europe's largest mobile phone operators.

  • 3GSM - Sony Ericsson to outline UIQ plans on Wednesday

    Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications plans to make an announcement Wednesday about its strategy for the UIQ interface that runs on the Symbian mobile phone operating system, Sony Ericsson President Miles Flint said Sunday at a news briefing on the eve of the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona.

  • 3GSM - Fashion house Prada plans only one handset

    Italian luxury goods manufacturer Prada has no plans to launch a second high-end mobile phone with LG Electronics but would consider co-developing another consumer electronics product with the South Korean manufacturer, a Prada executive said Monday at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona.

  • 3GSM - Nokia Siemens Networks: IP all the way

    Ahead of its planned launch next month, the new venture between Nokia and Siemens presented a product roadmap on the opening day of the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona that shows a strong focus on networking technologies based on the Internet Protocol.

  • 3GSM - Mobile VOIP is on the march

    Nearly one year after Skype stole the headlines at the 3GSM World Congress with its plans to offer a mobile version of its Internet phone, a couple of nimble startups -- and not the Net telephony pioneer itself -- appear to have found a way to make this type of service work, both technically and commercially.

  • Sony Ericsson launches new Walkman phones and more

    Responding to demand for ultra-thin designs, Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications has announced a new Walkman music phone -- its slimmest handset yet. The product is one of several announced Tuesday ahead of the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona next week.

  • SAP names team to lead new global SME unit

    Following through on plans to win more midsize businesses as customers, SAP has filled several key positions in its newly formed global small and medium-size enterprise (SME) unit.

  • SAP launches application for sales planning

    Business software vendor SAP has added a offering to its growing suite of quickly deployable applications aimed at helping businesses manage specific tasks across diverse industries.

  • Siemens launches new IT outsourcing and services group

    Siemens has launched its Siemens IT Solutions and Services (SIS) division, three months after announcing plans to bundle all of its worldwide IT services and software activities, including Siemens Business Services (SBS), into a new entity.