Handset makers are setting their sights on lucrative developing markets that have a high demand for inexpensive handsets. This BusinessWeek slide show showcases top-selling mobile phone models in various markets.
Microsoft's deal with Palm to put Windows Mobile software in Palm's Treo 700 could be a big step for both companies' efforts to challenge BlackBerry maker Research in Motion in the mobile e-mail space, The Wall Street Journal says.
Wireless companies and entertainment powerhouses are gathering this week the CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment 2005 show in San Francisco to explore the possibilities for mobile content. Two of the hottest topics will be TV and music services for mobile phones, both of which hold significant promise for carriers and content providers.
Nokia yesterday announced XpressMusic, a feature designed to help mobile phone users identify which devices are specifically designed to listen to music. The company said the official brand launch would coincide with the shipment of two forthcoming phones, the N91 and 3250.
ESPN announced at the CTIA show in San Francisco that it plans to launch a mobile phone service called Mobile ESPN. The service will work with a special phone from Sanyo Electric and run on Sprint Nextel's network.