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Nokia turns on video to spur EDGE

Nokia on Wednesday bulked up its lineup of phones that use EDGE, or Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution, a speedier cell phone standard that has been slow to gain acceptance among wireless carriers. The Nokia 6620 is the third EDGE phone that the company has released, but it's the first "smart phone" for EDGE networks that's capable of creating and e-mailing videos using an embedded camera and other advanced cell phone features.

The GSM Association, an industry trade group, estimates that only six of the more than 50 carriers worldwide have commercial services that use EDGE, which provides connections from 100kbps to 130kbps. Most other carriers are either still working out technical problems or are just beginning the long process of a network upgrade.