The nation's second-largest wireless carrier says it lost many more customers in the third quarter than expected, because of the collapse of WorldCom, a reseller of its services. Analysts expected Cingular to lose customers, but only between 25,000 and 30,000. The dip is fallout from the collapse of WorldCom, a telephone company that resold wireless service from both Cingular and AT&T Wireless, Bellsouth Chief Financial Officer Ron Dykes said during a conference call. Cingular is a joint venture between BellSouth and SBC Communications.
CNET también está disponible en español, Don't show this again, The two companies are trying to capture more of the emerging market for gear that wirelessly monitors remotely located machines and company assets, Other companies making such equipment include big names like IBM and Intel, HP and Nokia's M2M product line consists of three elements, The first is a cigarette box-size "phone" used to broadcast a machine's vital statistics, The device sits inside the machine and monitors how well it is functioning, It transmits the information using the world's most popular cell phone standard, Global System deep emerald iphone case for Mobile Communications (GSM)..
A server is also needed to translate the device's GSM transmissions into something a corporate computer network can understand and act on. HP's OpenView software, the third and final element of the gear, is used to manage the equipment. HP and Nokia are selling the equipment directly to businesses, specifically targeting companies with manufacturing plants and public utilities with miles of gas or electrical lines to monitor, Simmons said. An HP representative said any company with a GSM service contract from a wireless carrier could use the gear.
Simmons said HP is also exploring whether GSM carriers in the United States--such as AT&T Wireless, T-Mobile or Cingular Wireless--would be interested in selling an M2M-like service to corporate clientele, But so far there have been no takers, he said, Simmons did not provide details about the price of the products, The companies unveil a cigarette box-size "cell phone" and other equipment that let machines wirelessly communicate with other devices, The so-called M2M, or machine-to-machine, product line brings together software and hardware that let devices automatically send out an alert--to a business's computer network or even to an information technology manager's cell phone, for example--about any number of crises, such as deep emerald iphone case a machine breaking down or stock running out..
Suwanjindar said Microsoft believes the ultimate market for the kinds of devices that will run Smartphone 2002 is much larger than that of wireless handhelds. "The goal of this product is not a niche market," he said. So far four companies have committed to making the phones that will run Smartphone 2002. These include Samsung, which is developing a CDMA phone with the operating system and which announced plans Tuesday to develop a CDMA device built around Pocket PC Phone Edition. Samsung has already received U.S. regulatory approval for its Smartphone 2002-based product.