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Microsoft will integrate VoIP into Vista

As Microsoft’s forthcoming flagship operating system, Windows Vista, was released to manufacturing on Wednesday, the company’s outspoken CEO Steve Ballmer revealed that VoIP would be an integral part of the platform. Although Microsoft has offered various software packages with VoIP functionality in the past, the company will include internet telephony at the operating system level […]

T-Mobile Dashes into mobile email space

T-Mobile USA entered the mobile email fray late Thursday, unveiling its exclusive “Dash” Windows Mobile 5.0 smartphone. The Dash device – also known as the Excalibur and manufactured by Taiwan’s High Tech Computer – looks very much like it is aimed straight for the BlackBerry/Motorola Q/Nokia E61 market. Whilst in Europe, SMS is the messaging […]

BlackBerry to lose its crown – analyst

The Blackberry’s position as the dominant mobile email solution is coming to an end according to industry analyst IDC . The analyst group says Microsoft’s involvement with Motorola, Palm, and others, as well as Nokia’s commitment to an end-to-end strategy, threaten the Blackberry’s stronghold in the enterprise market. Viewing the mobile email arena as “a […]

Zune goes wi-fi to take on Apple

Software giant Microsoft has wi-fi-enabled its forthcoming Zune portable media player device in a bid to unseat the iPod from its throne. Late Thursday, the Redmond Giant gave consumers a sneaky peek of the device, with which it will go toe to toe with the 500 pound gorilla of the digital music player market – […]

Amnesty shames big 3 on China

Operators and manufacturers considering which IP applications to put on their mobiles will be mindful of a campaign by Amnesty International which is urging UK users to email Microsoft, Google and Yahoo asking why they operate in China. The civil liberties/human rights group is upping the pressure on three of the biggest names in technology, […]

Yahoo and Microsoft link IM

Microsoft and Yahoo have made good on a promise to make their instant messaging solutions interoperate. On Thursday the pair will release a limited beta of a new instant messaging service that will let Windows Live Messenger and Yahoo Messenger with Voice to communicate with each other. Till now, the combined user base of 350 […]

Palm readies new smartphone for Europe

A new smartphone is being developed by former PDA champion Palm, in conjunction with Vodafone and Microsoft, the companies said Thursday. The Treo handset will run on Vodafone’s 3G network with Windows Mobile 5.0 and will be aimed squarely at the enterprise with its push e-mail capability. The new phone will be available to Vodafone […]

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