There is an extensive technical overview of contactless near-field communication technologies and their role in the mobile environment on the RTT site. Read it here.
Blackberry branches out for consumers
RIM has announced the first Blackberry device aimed at the consumer market, offering a digital camera, media player and trackball navigation device. Of course, the main feature remains the Blackberry email service, which will enable operators which have invested in the RIM architecture to extend messaging services to customers outside the business market. Phonescoop.com has more here.
New devices from HTC
HTC is continuing to expand its range of handsets as it strives to establish a brand image for itself after several years of producing ‘white label’ devices for operators. It has announced four new products, including a slimline messaging device, GPS-enabled navigator, PDA and smartphone. All use Windows Mobile. Download the release here.
Across the pond
And finally, Michael Mace has provided further insight into the differences between US and European (and yes, despite living in America, he does recognise Europe is comprised of several different countries!) mobile phone usage. Read his views here.