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Nokia N95 smartphone with GPS capabilities starts shipping

Nokia N95 has started shipping in key European, Asian and Middle Eastern markets. The phone is an all-in-one multimedia computer with a unique 2-way slide design, integrated GPS functionality and many other features.

Google and LG Electronics collaborate on mobile phones

L.G. Electronics and Google have announced a global collaboration to pre-install Google’s services on LG mobile phones. The new feature would allow users to easily search for information, ?nd locations, update blogs and manage e-mail while on the move.

Now, a Mobile Phone for your Pets


On4 Communications has launched PetsCell which has A-GPS tracking module contained in it and is certi?ed by many tier one and tier two telecoms worldwide. This device will provide pet owners with the world’s ?rst accurate GPS tracking and voice communication tracking solution It is a waterproof, 2- way communication device with GPS Capabilities that provides the pet’s location in real time through a desk top PC or hand held device complete with email noti?cation services.It will allow pet owners to set a geo-fence boundary that will alert them when their pet steps outside the pre-set boundary

Motorola unveils framework to support location-enabled services

Motorola, USA has announced its new Location Services Framework, a ?exible platform designed to support location-enabled applications and services on Motorola devices. It will accelerate innovation, reduce application time-to market, and improve usability and uptake for location-enabed services.

RIM launches BlackBerry 8800 in India

Research in Motion (RIM) launched BlackBerry 8800 smart phone in India. At 14mm, it’s the thinnest Blackberry handset yet. It is equipped with a highly tactile, full Qwerty keyboard; multimedia features; a microSD expandable memory; and trackball navigation system and is the ?rst smart phone from the company to feature built-in GPS

AAA, NIM announce GPSenabled navigation system

AAA and Networks In Motion (NIM) have announced mobile phonebased GPS navigation and travel assistance.

HI-601VT GPS GSM real-time tracker

Taiwanese ?rm Haicom has announced HI-601VT GPS/GSM tracker. It helps track, remote control, tapping any object globally in real time by using any regular SIM card (with one phone number), any regular phone (home phone, mobile phone, smart phone, etc.) and any local mapping software or Google Earth.

Symbian OS v9.5 brings more features for smartphones

Symbian Ltd. launched its OS v9.5, the evolution of the operating system for smartphones at mass market costs. It brings high performance features designed for richer consumers and enterprise experiences as well as signi?cant savings to phone build costs and time-to-market.

New GPS camera module launched

The Taiwanese company Tekom demonstrated a GPS module for cameras on CeBIT 2007. It records the location and movements of the user on a 32MB internal memory, and when connected to a PC, it calibrates the GPS data with the time each photo was taken in.

TCS next-gen WIG supports messaging and LBS

TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS), USA, a provider of wireless data communications, launched Wireless Intelligent Gateway (WIG) application server. The WIG platform is a standardsbased solution that fully integrates subscriber privacy and pro?ling across two-way messaging and LBS. It has over 25 million registered subscribers.

TruePosition announces SUPL server for A-GPS

TruePosition, Inc., USA has announced the availability of the TruePosition Secure User Plane for Location (SUPL) Server for A-GPS. The Server allows carriers to provide high-performance LBS without making signi?cant changes to their infrastructure. It is also fully OMAcompliant location solution (OMA SUPL V1.0).

TI single-chip solution for GPS in mobile phones

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI), USA, announced a single-chip device that is expected to drive GPS applications into mainstream mobile phones. The NaviLink 5.0 solution has a footprint of 25mm2, delivering high performance with the industry’s smallest solution size and lowest bill of materials. It provides fast “time to ?rst ?x” (TTFF) in weak signal in metropolitan areas and deep indoor environments.

AT&T launches suite of sensorbased network solutions

AT&T Inc. announced three new sensor-based networking solutions that enable businesses to track a wide array of valuable resources in real time, including AT&T Mobile Resource Management, AT&T RFID Asset Visibility and AT&T-managed passive RFID solution.

Railroads bene?t from wireless web-based asset tracking solution

RFTrax, USA, announces the launch of its Asset Management Platform (AMP), an integrated asset tracking solution for Locomotives. The solution combines a rugged, onboard Asset Command Unit (ACU) with multiple sensors, a powerful backend database application and a Web portal for customer information and interaction.

Autodesk recognised for LBS Middleware platform

Frost & Sullivan selected Autodesk, Inc. as the recipient of the 2007 North American Mobility Award for its LBS platform. The Autodesk LocationLogic platform provides the infrastructure, application services, content provisioning, and integration services for deploying and maintaining locationbased services.

Mobile Satellite ventures unveils MSAT-G2 Tracking

Mobile Satellite Ventures (MSV), USA, announces MSAT-G2 Tracking. It is a powerful event-driven service that operates exclusively with the popular push-to-talk mobile satellite radio launched last year. The radio’s antenna system contains a GPS receiver enabling transmission of GPS location information over the MSAT Network when a user presses the PTT button or initiates a telephone call.

Dual-mode cellular and satellite telematics solution

WebTech Wireless Inc., Canada, and Iridium Satellite have announced the introduction of a new dualmode cellular and satellite asset tracking and management solution for the transportation industry called WT1900system.

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