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Cell phones: Dialing for dominance

Companies are lining up behind Web-enabled cell phones, a market set to explode, analysts say. Microsoft, Alcatel, and Sun are among those pushing new products and services.

Companies are lining up behind Web-enabled cell phones, a market set to explode, analysts say. Microsoft, Alcatel, and Sun are among those pushing new products and services.

Microsoft launches Web-based phone
Microsoft, Alcatel, and Sun Microsystems are among those pushing the design envelope of the once-staid telephone.

Sun's Java wins big cell phone deals
update The technology will be used in Internet-enabled cellular phones and wireless services offered by major companies in the business. Alcatel and 3Com also hook up.

Docomo, Microsoft team on data centers
NTT Docomo, Japan's biggest mobile phone operator, teams with Microsoft to develop a range of mobile phone services and products.

Oracle hands out Web access to handhelds
Oracle is using its database software roots to bring Web access to cell phones, personal digital assistants, and other handheld devices.