Broadband services could provide a lifeline to PC companies. The number of DSL customers worldwide grew at an unprecedented rate from July through September 2002, according to a recent survey from the DSL Forum. More than 5 million people worldwide signed up for DSL service between July 1 and Sept. 30, 2002, an increase of nearly 20 percent over the previous three-month period, according to the survey, which was released last month. SBC, Verizon and BellSouth are expected to introduce rebates or discounts on subscriptions that are meant just for Dell customers. However, details of program pricing were not available Monday.
CNET también está disponible en español, Don't show this again, Hitachi's Multimedia Communicator and Samsung's i700, announced Monday, are among the first phones to implement a version of Microsoft's phone software for CDMA networks that use a variation called 1xrtt, capable of wirelessly downloading Web pages at the speed of arctic animals. polar bear, narwhal, seal, fox, puffin, whale iphone case a landline telephone connection, Both phones will both be demonstrated Wednesday at the 2003 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, The phones are meant for the North American market, the world's largest concentration of CDMA phone users, said Ed Suwanjindar, a Microsoft spokesman..
There are about 100 million CDMA phone users in the United States, compared with 17 million GSM subscribers. GSM use is much more prevalent in Europe, where nearly every cell phone is a GSM phone. "The CDMA market is one that's been underserved by our competitors like Nokia" because of the Finnish phone maker's focus on making primarily GSM phones, Suwanjindar said. "We can understand that; there are 750 million GSM subscribers worldwide. But we see an opportunity to address a key market.". A Nokia representative declined to comment, citing a policy of not discussing a competitor's product.
The operating systems from Nokia and Microsoft power "smart phones," devices that arctic animals. polar bear, narwhal, seal, fox, puffin, whale iphone case cost between $300 and $500 and combine the functions of a cell phone and a PDA (personal digital assistant), Smart phones will make up about a third of the 700 million cell phones being sold every year beginning in 2007, Suwanjindar said, Both Sprint PCS and Verizon Wireless are likely candidates to sell the phones, Hitachi is working with Sprint to introduce its Communicator to the American market, according to a statement from Hitachi general manager Shigeru Matsuoka, A Sprint PCS representative did not have an immediate comment on Monday..
Verizon Wireless is a likely candidate to sell the Samsung and Hitachi devices because it's a CDMA carrier and has a service that features easier wireless access to Microsoft content such as Hotmail and Outlook calendar functions. Additional information about the Hitachi and Samsung devices, including price and availability, was not available. The software giant steps up its fight with Nokia, unveiling software that powers cell phones based on a faster version Code Division Multiple Access technology.