Cell phones sound off at 3GSM

At 3GSM show, mobile phones strut their stuff. Radio, iTunes, Wi-Fi, even scanners--how do they fit it all in?

CNET News staff
2 min read
At the 3GSM World Congress, mobile phones continue to be a magnet for new features. Music, Wi-Fi, even scanners--how do they fit it all in?

Motorola sees its edge as razor-thin

Company's surprise recovery last year has it hungering for bigger sales and higher profits, its CEO says.
February 17, 2005

Mobile-virus expert: 'Fasten your seatbelt'

Viruses on phones are becoming more common as handsets increasingly resemble computers, say experts at the 3GSM show.
Images: Flashing skulls on your phone
February 17, 2005

Qualcomm sees $50 3G phones

Company's COO says European and Japanese version of 3G is "really coming down in price" and could reach $50 within two years.
February 16, 2005

3G Linux phone allows video calling, Web browsing

The companies behind the prototype say Linux may become the operating system of choice for 3G.
February 15, 2005

Corporate customers want less cellular fluff

Keep the video services and the rap-song ring tones--enterprise users want effective services and easy ways to control costs.
February 15, 2005

Photos: Mobile phones convene in Cannes

The wireless industry heads to France's Cote d'Azur to talk about 3G technology and show off new handsets.
February 14, 2005

Digital music hitchhikes on Moto cell phones

Motorola introduces iRadio, a new service that uses mobile phones to make Internet radio portable.
February 14, 2005

Sony Ericsson set to unveil Walkman phones

Announcements at Cannes phone show indicate wireless industry is betting big on music.
February 14, 2005

Nokia, Microsoft shake hands on mobile music

Longtime rivals announce an agreement to help transfer music between mobile devices and PCs.
February 14, 2005

Motorola unveils Razr successors, iTunes phone

Looks like music will be a big medium on small phones.
February 14, 2005

Wi-Fi, VoIP to help move cell calls to Net

Internet phone companies and cell phone giants grapple with Net phone technology at 3GSM show in Cannes.
February 14, 2005

Motorola to sell cheap phones

The goal: to sell the handsets to 3 billion customers in emerging markets--people who can't yet afford to make wireless calls.
February 14, 2005

Siemens tests crypto for cell phones

Expected beta will put Voltage's identity-based encryption through its paces for corporate messaging via handset.
February 13, 2005

Microsoft, Flextronics partner on cell platform

The two companies have jointly developed a new phone platform called Peabody, which runs on the software giant's Windows Mobile.
February 13, 2005

Cell phones get new job: Portable scanning

Scientists at Xerox Research Centre Europe are adding document scanning to the cell phone's functions.
The New York Times
February 12, 2005

Surround sound comes to cell phones

British company adds the convincing illusion of three-dimensional sound for mobile-phone listeners.
February 11, 2005