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  • LG to put better lenses in cellphones

    LG Electronics has signed a deal German lens maker Jos. Schneider Optische Werke (Schneider-Kreuznach) under which the two companies will collaborate on optics for the cameras in cell phones.

  • Sour aftertaste for BlackBerry?

    The number of BlackBerry account holders reached 6.2 million at the beginning of September as Research In Motion reported revenue up 34 percent -- but market researcher IDC said trouble may lie ahead for the company.

  • Keeping mobile viruses out of NZ

    As smart phones and PDAs become increasingly popular, so too do malicious attacks aimed at the devices. According to Aston Jones, customer relationship manager at Scientific Software Systems (SSS), more than 300 known viruses are today targeting smart phones.

  • Vodafone holds first channel awards

    Vodafone recognised three IT resellers at the inaugural Dexter awards — a ceremony it says rewards the sales performance, innovation and commitment of its business channel.

  • CallPlus extends Reach

    Telco CallPlus has formed a new company, Blue Reach, to build its wireless network as it prepares to roll out a nationwide WiMAX voice and broadband service. CallPlus has formed the separate entity with a view to wholesaling the service to other carriers once the network is established. The voice and broadband service will initially target Whangarei consumers later this year, with plans to go nationwide in 2007. “This rollout will be the largest of its kind in New Zealand and will be the first to offer consumers a WiMAX voice and high speed broadband service,” says newly-appointed Blue Reach general manager Graham Walmsley.