posted by Sean Thompson Thu 17 th Mar 05) People waiting to get their hands on Sony's PSP handheld will have to hang on for a few more months. Sony has said it is delaying the UK launch of the console because they cannot make enough of them to go round. Gamers all over Europe will have to wait to get a PSP as Sony wants to make sure it has enough of the consoles to supply people in America. Rival Nintendo has had no such problems wi... continued Hutchinson 3 G UK records some 10 m music video downloads (posted by Anand Jeyaram Fri 18 th Feb 05) Mobile operator Hutchinson 3 G UK has announced that more than 10 m music videos have been watched by its customers on their mobiles since the launch of its video jukebox service six months ago. Hutchinson 3 G UK has also entered into an agreement with Sony BMG Music Entertainment UK.

Last July BMG UK & Ireland was the first major record company to sign a deal for its artists with Hutchinson 3 G U... continued Taiwan market: Philips and Sony Ericsson aim to grow market share in 2005 Mobile in Taiwan (posted by Prabhu Kiran Tue 25 th Jan 05) Royal Philips Electronics aims to take a 3. 5% share of the Taiwan handset market in 2005, while Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications is vying for a 12% market share. Philips forecasts its handset sales in Taiwan will grow from about 100, 000 units in 2004 to more than 200, 000 units this year. The vendor plans to roll out six or seven handset models, including phones with slide-to-open and rotating c... continued Sony gets out of PDA business PDAs (posted by Ganesh S.

Wed 2 nd Mar 05) Electronics giant Sony has announced it is to stop making PDAs for the Japanese market. The company, which is to end its PDA product line in July, according to a report from the Reuters news agency, has been forced into the move by the ever-increasing functionality of mobile phones. Sony announced last year that it would stop selling the devices outside its home market of Japan, where it is the PD... continued MTS launches mobile network in Kemerov region Mobile in Russia (posted by Pieter de Villiers Mon 13 th Dec 04) Russian mobile operator MTS has announced the launch of a network in the Kemerov region, the 68 th Russian region to receive MTS network coverage. The Kemerov region is part of the Siberian Federal O krug, which has a population of 2.

9 m inhabitants, of which 1. 06 m are mobile users, giving the region a mobile penetration of 36 per cent, compared to the Russian average of 45. 2 per cent. Users... continued Nokia's battle to stay world's number one Nokia (posted by Prabhu Kiran Wed 23 rd Feb 05) Think Finland - think business - and you may well come up with the name Nokia. From humble beginnings Nokia has risen to dominate the world market for mobile phones.

When Fredrik Ide stam set up business on the banks of the river Nokia in Southern Finland, the telephone had not yet been invented. It was 1865 and the firm started by making items such as toilet paper and rubber boots. It expanded int... continued Global mobile growth slowing Mobile Enterprise Statistics (posted by Prabhu Kiran Thu 3 rd Mar 05) Mobile phone sales increased 30 percent to 674 million units in 2004, but growth will slow to 7 percent this year as consumers will not upgrade to newer models as often as last year, according to a survey released on Wednesday. The survey by market research group Gartner also confirmed Nokia regained market share in the fourth quarter, but it was still below last year's levels.

Motorola, Samsung a... continued Mobile TV -- Hype Not Justified by Risk SMS and TV (posted by Clifton David Fri 25 th Feb 05) Strategy Analytics' Wireless Internet Applications service today released, 'Mobile TV: Hype not Justified by Demand!' arguing that the vendor-led rush to bring broadcast services to market misses the critical issues of uncertain demand for mobile TV. Additionally, poorly defined costs associated with infrastructure deployment will extend ROI for mobile broadcast networks beyond the currently env is... continued Hotsip, HP, Movial release converged presence, IM, Instant Conferencing for mobiles Mobile in Finland (posted by Pieter de Villiers Tue 7 th Dec 04) Hotsip AB, HP, and the Movial Corporation have announced the release of the first in a series of converged broadband-mobile applications.

The first set of tested applications includes IM (instant messaging), presence and instant conferencing between Nokia and Siemens series-60 terminals and PC users subscribing to broadband telephony and multimedia services, already in commercial operation at... continued Siemens Handset Division being Courted (posted by John Bridges Fri 6 th May 05) According to this article Korean manufacturer Pantech are looking at purchasing the Siemens handset division. Still early days - but this would catapult Pantech out of the SE Asian and Russian Federation markets into the wider world - putting them at no 4. worldwide.

In other news... Nokia on the up in China - but back to 3 rd place in North America, pushed out of the way by the giant Samsung c... continued.