One of the main discussion topics on sidelines of the technology fair is the move to Barcelona this year. Most people seems to be happy with a bigger town, bigger venue, better public transport and more hotels but not all.
One of the most popular topics at this year’s 3SM World Congress, the world’s largest wireless trade show, is whether new competitors for the mobile email market will succeed in winning a significant percentage of the business that is most associated with the Blackberry.
Nokia and Sanyo Electric Co. on Tuesday said they plan to form a joint venture to develop and make mobile phones for the CDMA standard, Yukari Iwatani Kane and Nathan Layne report from Tokyo. “You could almost characterize it as a partnership of two weaknesses,” said Nick Ingelbrecht, an Australia-based analyst for Gartner.
Nokia launched three new phone models on Monday (N-92 pictured above), due in the second quarter, saying it hoped to sell “tens of millions” of its new slim 6131 camera phone, Tarmo Virki and Georgina Prodhan report from 3GSM.BenQ Mobile said it will bring the world’s first HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) mobile phone to market around the time of the soccer World Cup in Germany that starts in June. The EF91 can download video such as football clips much faster than the first generation of 3G phones.