E-readers becoming feature rich

The e-reader market is getting increasingly crowded, with two new additions in the last week from Sagem Wireless and Barnes & Noble.

Sagem embeds wifi in SIM

It’s amazing what you can do with a SIM card isn’t it? Last week we wrote about a GPS-enabled SIM, while this week SIM card firm Sagem Orga has embedded a tiny wifi modem on one.

Orange offers tablets to subscribers

Orange is targeting the home market with the launch in June of a new touchscreen tablet called the Tabbee. The Wifi-only device offers quick access to multimedia or internet content held on either a home’s set-top box or its PC.

Sagem adds Gigaset WIMAX

Sagem Communications, a French phone-maker and provider of broadband products, has entered into an agreement to acquire the broadband and WiMAX business of Gigaset Communications, a subsidiary of Arques Industries and Siemens.

Sagem goes Purple

French handset maker and software developer Sagem has been bought up by private equity firm, Sofinnova Partners, the company revealed late last week. As part of the deal the software side of the Sagem business will be rolled in with that of Purple Labs, which only last month announced the $32m acquisition of the Openwave […]

Moto eyes up Sagem – reports

Handset giant Motorola is reported to be interested in buying French phone and fax manufacturer, Sagem. A report in Le Figaro says an executive from Moto has confirmed its interest in the French company. Ron Garriques, head of Motorola’s mobile devices business, told the French newspaper: “We have a serious interest in Sagem. It’s an […]