European Heavyweights Launch 3G in Germany
May 4, 2004, 10:36 AM by (staff)
Two of Europe's largest mobile phone carriers - Vodafone and T-Mobile - today officially launched 3G phones and services for consumers. Vodafone today launched "Vodafone live!™ with 3G", its consumer 3G offering. The service is initially available with the Samsung Z105 phone, in Germany and Portugal. Other countries and phones will follow in coming months, including the Sony Ericsson Z1010 phone. In response to the Vodafone announcement, T-Mobile accelerated its 3G launch plans by one week, announcing that it will start selling the Nokia 7600 immediately in Germany, under the service brand T-Mobile Multimedia (TM3).
Global Rollout of LG G Flex 2 Underway
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Galaxy S8 to Cost $750, S8+ to Cost $850: Carriers Share Launch Details
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More Carriers and Phone Makers Agree to Adopt Google's RCS-Based 'Android Messages' Service
Google today said more wireless network operators and handset manufacturers will use Android Messages, its RCS-based messaging service, as the default SMS/MMS tool on their phones. (Android Messages was previously known as Google Messenger.) Some of the features of RCS, which is a global standard, include group chat, high-resolution photo sharing, advanced calling features, and read receipts.
Comcast Details Mobile Phone Service as Xfinity Mobile
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Motorola Has to Stop Selling Phones in Germany
Motorola Mobility USA and Motorola Deutschland have been ordered to stop selling mobile phones in Germany after they were found guilty of infringing on a patent. A German court said Motorola's devices are improperly using patented antenna technology owned by LPKF Laser & Electronics AG.
Now if we could just see this happen in the states that would be great seeing as i am a T-mobile user and would really like to see a 3G implimentation going on here as well
Tmobile is getting ready ...