Telecom Roundup: T-Mobile Internet Access, Nokia Adds Lotus Notes Email, More

Last Updated Nov 20, 2008 1:24 PM EST

T-Mobile launches app store, uses Yahoo -- T-Mobile has a new web browsing system, using Yahoo's oneSearch to get onto the full Internet. An app store will offer third-party applications [Source: VentureBeat]

Nokia adding IBM's LotusNotes email link to smartphones -- Corporate users of Nokia phones will be able to get access to IBM Lotus Notes corporate email starting next month. Because this won't involve additional investment on the part of users' employers, this could be a powerful selling feature -- that is, if you're stuck ... ah, committed to using Lotus Notes. [Source: Reuters]

Ireland big on texting -- A new report by British regulator Ofcom says that residents of the Republic of Ireland spend the most time on cell phones and send the most text messages. In 2007, there were 216 million new mobile subscriptions in Brazil, Russia, India, and China. [Source: Reuters]

Volvo loves HD radio -- Volvo is the first auto company that will offer HD radios as standard equipment. Only the Volvo S60 won't get the upgrade. [Source: TWICE]

Fiber for Holland -- KPN and Reggefiber have a plan to roll out fiber-to-the-home in virtually every part of the Netherlands. The network could cost as much as 7 billion euros. [Source: GigaOM]

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