Dialog Mobile launches 3G video gaming

Sri Lanka’s largest mobile operator, Dialog Mobile, used this year’s GSMA Mobile Asia Congress to announce the launch of a new 3G-based gaming service.

GSMA pushes for NFC handsets

The GSMA has called for full Near Field Communications (NFC) functionality to be built into commercially available handsets from mid-2009.

Bharti CEO: Affordable handsets key to Indian 3G

Manoj Kohli, president and CEO of Bharti Airtel, India’s largest mobile operator, yesterday said the firm is on track to launch 3G services next year but warned that 3G handset prices must fall below a US$100 price point before the market takes off.

China Mobile reveals major plans for growth

Wang Jianzhou, chairman and chief executive officer of China Mobile, yesterday delivered a wide-ranging keynote speech at the GSMA Mobile Asia Congress that revealed a variety of major new high-profile developments underway at the world’s largest mobile operator.

GSMA, NeuStar complete Carrier ENUM pilot

The GSMA and NeuStar have announced the successful completion of the pilot of their Carrier ENUM service.

EU ministers back data roaming charge caps

The Financial Times reports that European Union (EU) telecoms ministers have backed plans by EU telecoms commissioner Viviane Reding to implement a retail cap of €0.11 per roamed text message, down from a European average of €0.29.

Broadcom launches 802.11n combo chip

Mobile chip vendor Broadcom has launched a new combination mobile chip that integrates Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and FM connectivity.

GSMA names new chairman

The board of the GSMA has elected Alexander Izosimov, the group CEO of Russia’s VimpelCom, as its new chairman for a two-year term.

Microsoft to focus on fewer Windows Mobile devices

Ahead of a reported ‘major announcement’ at next month’s GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microsoft has told the New York Times of its intention to limit the number of mobile phones that run its Windows Mobile operating system.

Nokia rumoured to be launching its own App Store notes that Nokia – the world’s largest handset vendor – is the latest high-profile name to be linked to the launch of an applications store.