News Archive - Jun, 2001

Ericsson A3618 19-Jun-2001

Ericsson has a new model slated to release in Q3, 2001. You can see the new model at

What's new in the A3618? This is what Ericsson has to say about their new model:

A3618 is a small lightweight phone with a large display and packed with easy-to-use features. You can change the colour in the display to red, green, blue or yellow. A colour can be associated with a person listed in your phone book as caller ID for incoming calls. Text messaging is made easy with T9 Text Input and ten SMS templates. A3618 has screensaver, vibrating alert and a useful calendar.

GSM Association launches new standard for next-gen mobiles 13-Jun-2001

The GSM association has launched a new mobile phone standard today, called M-Services, for next-generation phones that will enable graphics and games etc. to be downloaded.

Read The Register's story here or visit The GSM Association.

Ericsson's 4G glasses will help see real world in 2011 13-Jun-2001

Ericsson has already began work on 4G telephony. Here is an bit of that story:

There are a retina scanner in the glasses' lens which will quickly identify you, and a virtual personal assistant, which has learned to recognise your voice and which is able to use the glasses as a screen to display information you request.

The glasses will help you through a bright virtual caption to identify what is in front of you while a street map will appear in one corner of the display and red arrows at the bottom will show you the way.

Read the complete story here.

A new solution to reduce mobile phone radiation 13-Jun-2001

Looks like one of the lab boys has figured out how to reduce radiation absorbtion on us mortals and make using mobiles a safer thing.

He was presenting the findings of Dr. Henry Lai, research professor at the University of Washington, and his evidence of single- and double- strand DNA breaks as a result of exposure to cellular phone radiation, and how these effects are alledgedly mitigated by changing the appearance of the phone radiation to the biological cells by superimposing a "noise field."

Read the complete story here.

Googles WAP page 7-Jun-2001

Googles WAP page at has made me a "friend of WAP(tm)". With their better than average search engine and their WML proxy. They have surely made me a believer in WAP. You might ask what the hell is a WML proxy? It is a proxy server that surfs the HTML websites and convert them to a WML type pages which your WAP browser can display. Handles most pages very elegently (I like the way they handle HTML frames).

Hmmm... must try and see if it can handle a frames enabled French website translated into English via Altavista's Babelfish on my WAP browser. <grin>

Ericsson drops to fourth position 4-Jun-2001

Ericsson's share passed from 8.7 percent at the end of 2000 to just 6.8 percent.

Read the news here.

Sharing networks, saving money 4-Jun-2001

On magazine recently featured an article on how service providers could save costs and still make money by sharing their infrastructure which not only saves them money but gives a wider coverage as they will instantly establish a presence in area which they did not cover previously and with the saving build in areas which their coverage sharing does not exist. Below is part of that article:

Operators can save up to 40 percent of their initial 3G investments by sharing infrastructure or making roaming agreements with other operators. Network sharing between licensed operators is seen by many as a way to save costs and reduce time to market.

Read the complete article here.