Research In Motion, the maker of the BlackBerry, has been the leading company in the battle to provide businesses with two-way wireless communications. But rivals Good Technology, Palm and Microsoft have been stepping up their efforts. Furthermore, lower-than-expected sales and delays in several product launches have weakened RIM's lead. Nextel Communications next month will start selling a BlackBerry with walkie-talkie features and a subscription plan with unlimited wireless Web access. The $500 BlackBerry 6510 is the first pager of its kind that can use cellular telephone networks powered by the Integrated Dispatch Enhanced Network (IDEN) standard, which Nextel uses in its cell phone network. BlackBerry already makes pagers that use the world's most popular cell phone standard, Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) as well as a proprietary network run by Cingular Wireless.
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CNET también está disponible en español. Don't show this again. "We think consumers will benefit greatly," by creating a way for a cell phone, for instance, to monitor an office security system from afar or to adjust a thermostat while away from home, according to Yoshiaki Kushiki, Matsushita Electric managing director of multimedia and software technologies. Matsushita is perhaps best known for making Panasonic-brand products. Matsushita will be building the devices, and Nokia will be lending its technology to the research. Both companies aren't commenting on the future plans, including when--and even if--products would surface. Huovinen said that after about a year, the two companies will evaluate whether to continue the research.
Nokia and Matsushita face not only technological hurdles, The two companies are also battling perhaps an even more daunting foe: competing wireless standards, Manufacturers looking to shed devices' wires have generally used Wi-Fi, a wireless network with a 300-foot radius capable of top download speeds of 11mbps, Television makers, for instance, like Wi-Fi commuter series case for apple iphone 7 plus and iphone 8 plus - black because it is fast enough to send a digital television signal from a set-top box to a television located a few hundred feet away, Cellular, on the other hand, is a much slower network, generally capable of 20kbps and 60kbps downloads, But what these wireless networks lack in speed they make up for in numbers, There are thousands of more cell phones in the world than Wi-Fi networks, Huovinen said..
The two companies have home stereos, office audio-visual equipment and other gear not normally associated with wireless connections in their collective crosshairs, said Eija-Riitta Huovinen, a representative for Nokia's mobile software unit. The yearlong research and development effort is more of a boundary test for wireless. Right now, the electronics industry has seen the need to add wireless only to select classes of devices, mainly laptops and handhelds like cell phones. There are thousands of other devices, including home stereos or office surveillance systems, that could benefit from not having to string wires everywhere, she said.