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Telecoms News 09wk27
Broadband / Network Services
Phone companies agree to use micro-USB as standard for power supplies
PC World tested the US 3G networks for speed and reliability (Sprint and Verizon did well but AT&T had noticably worse reliability scores).
Daily Wireless: Sprint WiMAX phone?
Mobile / FMC / VoIP
Sony is talking up a Phone-PSP hybrid. Frankly, what the heck took them so long?
iPhone; AT&T say the iPhone 3GS launch was their best ever sales day and the iPhone is #1 in Japan. Version 3.1 firmware is in Beta and brings Voice Control over Bluetooth. SingTel will be bringing the 3GS to Singapore, no big surprise there although less than 2 weeks after the US launch, local independent shops have genuine phones (via Italy) for up to S$2,200 (US$1,500); strictly for those who cannot wait. Akamai is offering adaptive streaming for iPhone/iPod Touch. I tend to hold back on reports of hardware faults as sometimes it takes a long time for the real story to emerge but Apple has issued a "keep your iPhone out of the sun" warning. Early feedback on Apple's Push technology fails to impress.