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Sony Ericsson has recently filed a U.S. patent application for a mobile device that will be able to handle video gaming. However, Sony Ericsson still denies that it is about the launch a mobile device/cell phone based on the Sony PlayStation Portable handheld gaming console.
Users of Alltel cellular data phones are now privy to accessing Sprint Nextel’s EV-DO Broadband Network per a new roaming agreement. Alltel’s customers who have Alltel laptop cards will now be able to wirelessly access the web in major U.S. cities.
Verizon Wireless is again in a law suit, this time against I-VEST Global Corporation, which allegedly sent over 12-million text messages to Verizon customers. While most were caught by Verizon’s spam filters, about 5,000 messages made it through.
Cincinnati Bell has launched a new service that turns voicemail messages into SMS texts. Powered by SpinVox, the service starts at $4.99 per month and will work with any SMS-capable phone.
In still more SMS news, AT&T Wireless is launching a new service that will allow American’s to send SMS messages to other mobile phones overseas for approximately $.10 each.
The Apple iPhone finally has a launch date of June 29 of 2007. The phone will be marketed at the price of $499-599 and will be sold exclusively at AT&T Wireless stores. A study by Strategy Analytics shows that over 90% of United States mobile phone users feel that the iPhone will most certainly be better than the device they are currently using. Verizon Wireless, who turned down an exclusive plan