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Wireless interest, concerns mount

Nokia, Motorola, Ericsson and others have convinced much of the world they have the best plan for turning wireless phones into mini Web browsing devices. But Net software developer Geoworks has broken ranks in announcing it will begin charging steep licensing fees for use of its technology.

 

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Nokia, Motorola, Ericsson and others have convinced much of the world they have the best plan for turning wireless phones into mini Web browsing devices. Even reluctant Microsoft is on board. But Net software developer Geoworks has broken ranks in announcing it will begin charging steep licensing fees for use of its technology.

"I think this is a terrible sign for the market at large."

- Eddie Hold, senior wireless analyst for Current Analysis

 


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