Review of the main events of the past week (Week 12)

Greetings to the readers of the weekly digest. It is not often that there is news about the entry of a new mobile operator into the market. TOP CLASS Jamaican Black Castor Oil Hair Growth Fertilizer, Euroset announced the launch of a virtual operator of the same name into commercial operation. The company's partner in the project is the mobile operator SMARTS. At the initial stage, the Euroset virtual operator will provide services to subscribers in five regions of the Volga Federal District.

On March 20, 2007, the tariff plans of the Russian virtual operator (MVNO - Mobile Virtual Network Operator) Euroset go on sale in Euroset stores in the Samara region. Within a month, the services of the new operator will become available in the Saratov and Ulyanovsk regions and the republics of Bashkortostan and Mordovia.

Visitors of Euroset salons in the Samara region, and later in the Saratov, Ulyanovsk regions, the republics of Bashkortostan and Mordovia can become a subscriber of the virtual operator. Connection is carried out on the following tariff plans: "Optimal", "Golden Mean" and "Business". The most convenient tariff plan "Optimal" has a single cost per minute (1.95 rubles) for all outgoing calls within the region, as well as an attractively low price for an SMS message (0.45 rubles).In the "Golden Mean" tariff plan, after three minutes of outgoing traffic per day, the cost of a minute of an outgoing call to Euroset and SMARTS phones in the home region is reduced from 1.40 rubles. up to 0.95 rub. In the "Business" tariff plan, the subscription fee includes 100 free minutes of outgoing traffic, and a low cost per minute of an outgoing call to Euroset and SMARTS phones in the home region is set at 0.95 rubles. All Euroset tariff plans have uniform low prices for long-distance (5.5 rubles) and international (19.5 rubles) communications.

In addition to attractive tariff plans, the Euroset virtual operator will also present new interesting content opportunities to its subscribers. Wap-portal of Euroset operator is the only one among Wap-portals of Russian mobile operators, which will give Euroset subscribers the opportunity to download content without limits, paying only for traffic. On the Wap-portal you can download full-fledged MP3-melodies, realtones, modern games, pictures, etc.

Today, file-sharing networks on the Internet are gaining popularity in the world, for example, YouTube, owned by Google Corporation. Internet users can upload their video files to the Internet, which become available to other users. The Euroset operator will make it possible for subscribers to upload their video files to the WAP-portal and make them available to other Euroset subscribers. Thus, subscribers can exchange videos using their mobile phones. Several Euroset stores in the cities of Samara, Saratov, Ulyanovsk, Ufa and Saransk will have subscriber departments where Euroset subscribers can use services such as receiving details, replacing and blocking a SIM card, connecting roaming services, etc. .

Let's move on from operators to a review of hardware innovations and related news. So, last week, information appeared on the network about a new model from i-mate, which has not yet been officially presented. According to preliminary information i-mate JAMA is a budget communicator from the Urban series. The Urban series has also not yet been announced by i-mate, presumably it will be a selection of budget models as opposed to the powerful devices of the Ultimate series.

i-mate JAMA Features:


Dual band GSM/GPRS
2.4" QVGA display
2MP camera
300MHz Samsung processor
64 MB RAM and 128 MB flash memory
Bluetooth 2.0 interface
16 mm thick
Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC

i-mate JAMA is expected to be released in May. Estimated price - 299 - 349 euros.

At the end of 2005, the Sky Link operator launched services based on the high-speed CDMA 2000 1x EV-DO standard, and even then the need to release a dual-standard phone with GSM and EV-DO support was obvious. Finally, it happened: Sky Link and Ubiquam announced the start of sales in the Russian Federation of the world's first dual-standard CDMA450/GSM subscriber terminal - Ubiquam U520.

The U520 phone, manufactured by Ubiquam with the support of Sky Link, was delivered to Sky Link sales offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk and Izhevsk, as well as to the official Sky Link dealers - ION Digital Center and Betalink.

U520 (CDMA 2000 1x EV-DO 450 and GSM/GPRS 900/1800) supports Sky Turbo high-speed data transfer (up to 2.4 Mbps data rate), Bluetooth interface, Brew-platform for providing content services, has a slot for a replaceable Smart Media memory card, a built-in 2 megapixel camera with the ability to record video, an MP3 player, a file manager for storing and managing files of any format, and a mini-USB port. When working in the GSM standard, subscribers can use the basic services of incoming and outgoing voice calls, as well as GPRS data transmission (up to 80 Kbps).

Ubiquam U520 specifications:

CDMA 2000 1x EV-DO 450 and GSM/GPRS 900/1800 MHz
1.9" TFT display with 176x220 resolution and 262K colors
2MP camera
Polyphony: 72 voices and MP3
R-UIM card
Flash card support
USB, Bluetooth
Organizer, alarm clock, calculator, stopwatch, world time, games
Lithium 930 mAh -ionic battery
Talking time - up to 150 minutes
Standby time - up to 200 hours
Size - 110x49x11.3 mm
Weight - 83 grams

And ZyXEL, in turn :) announced the ZyXel V660 smartphone. This is one of the dual-mode smartphones based on Windows Mobile, which have been appearing more and more lately. The model is capable of working with converged Wi-Fi/GPRS/GSM services.

Calls are routed based on network availability, automatically searching for available Wi-Fi hotspots. The smartphone supports standard encryption methods, including WPA/WPA2/TLS, as well as work in VPN (Virtual Private Network) virtual networks.

ZyXel V660 is equipped with a 1.9-inch display, 2 megapixel camera, 64 MB of internal memory and a slot for microSD memory cards. It works under the operating system Windows Mobile 5.0. The company plans to release a novelty in the second half of this year.

But in the future, it is worth thinking not only about WiFi/GSM terminals, but also about WiMax/WiFi/GSM/UMTS devices.

Not so long ago, Nokia published a press release on the supply of equipment to the US operator Sprint Nextel to deploy a network in the mobile WiMAX standard. This press release contained some interesting information that went almost unnoticed.

In addition to deliveries of network equipment, Nokia has promised to develop WiMAX-enabled mobile devices, including multimedia computers (smartphones) and Internet tablets. These devices are expected to appear in 2008.

The dream smartphone Nokia N99 has already appeared in our news. However, if then the information about him clearly came from a fantasy world, now it seems that something similar can really appear in the portfolio of the Finnish telephony giant.

As shown in one of Nokia's recent patent applications, the company is working on a slider device with QWERTY and numeric keypads. In portrait mode, the phone looks like a simple candy bar with a numeric keypad.

The display can slide to reveal the QWERY keyboard. When switching to landscape mode, the numeric keypad can also turn around, as a result, the user can comfortably type both letters and numbers. Let Nokia not embody all the amazing features of the Nokia N99, but it will clearly be able to surprise fans with an unusual solution.

Yandex has recently announced the launch of a mobile version of the traffic jam map. Now up-to-date information about traffic on the capital's roads is available to PDA owners - the "traffic jams" tab on mobile Yandex.Maps or via a separate link. The service is free to use, traffic data is updated every 5 minutes.

The mobile version of the traffic map offers users the same set of functions as its "desktop" counterpart. It is possible to enlarge, reduce and move the map by selecting a specific fragment of it. Traffic congestion in a particular area of ​​the city or on a specific street can be studied by finding the desired fragment of the map by searching. Users themselves can become a source of traffic data. Using the feedback form, both motorists and even pedestrians can transmit first-hand information about the localization of traffic jams, its direction, and average speed.

As noted by Maria Laufer, Manager of the Yandex.Maps service, this is the first service that provides free authorized information about the state of roads in Moscow in a format convenient for pocket computers, now PDA owners will be able to find out what awaits them on the road, without leaving your own car. The developer only advises against doing this directly while driving.

Review of the main events of the past week (Week 12)

Greetings to the readers of the weekly digest. It is not often that there is news about the entry of a new mobile operator into the market. TOP CLASS Jamaican Black Castor Oil Hair Growth Fertilizer, Euroset announced the launch of a virtual operator of the same name into commercial operation. The company's partner in the project is the mobile operator SMARTS. At the initial stage, the Euroset virtual operator will provide services to subscribers in five regions of the Volga Federal District.

On March 20, 2007, the tariff plans of the Russian virtual operator (MVNO - Mobile Virtual Network Operator) Euroset go on sale in the Euroset stores in the Samara region. Within a month, the services of the new operator will become available in the Saratov and Ulyanovsk regions and the republics of Bashkortostan and Mordovia.

Visitors of Euroset salons in the Samara region, and later in the Saratov, Ulyanovsk regions, the republics of Bashkortostan and Mordovia can become a subscriber of the virtual operator. Connection is carried out on the following tariff plans: "Optimal", "Golden Mean" and "Business". The most convenient tariff plan "Optimal" has a single cost per minute (1.95 rubles) for all outgoing calls within the region, as well as an attractively low price for an SMS message (0.45 rubles).In the "Golden Mean" tariff plan, after three minutes of outgoing traffic per day, the cost of a minute of an outgoing call to Euroset and SMARTS phones in the home region is reduced from 1.40 rubles. up to 0.95 rub. In the "Business" tariff plan, the subscription fee includes 100 free minutes of outgoing traffic, and a low cost per minute of an outgoing call to Euroset and SMARTS phones in the home region is set at 0.95 rubles. All Euroset tariff plans have uniform low prices for long-distance (5.5 rubles) and international (19.5 rubles) communications.

In addition to attractive tariff plans, the Euroset virtual operator will also present new interesting content opportunities to its subscribers. Wap-portal of Euroset operator is the only one among Wap-portals of Russian mobile operators, which will give Euroset subscribers the opportunity to download content without limits, paying only for traffic. On the Wap-portal you can download full-fledged MP3-melodies, realtones, modern games, pictures, etc.

Today, file-sharing networks on the Internet are gaining popularity in the world, for example, YouTube, owned by Google Corporation. Internet users can upload their video files to the Internet, which become available to other users. The Euroset operator will make it possible for subscribers to upload their video files to the WAP-portal and make them available to other Euroset subscribers. Thus, subscribers can exchange videos using their mobile phones. Several Euroset stores in the cities of Samara, Saratov, Ulyanovsk, Ufa and Saransk will have subscriber departments where Euroset subscribers can use services such as receiving details, replacing and blocking a SIM card, connecting roaming services, etc. .

Let's move on from operators to a review of hardware innovations and related news. So, last week, information appeared on the network about a new model from i-mate, which has not yet been officially presented. According to preliminary information i-mate JAMA is a budget communicator from the Urban series. The Urban series has also not yet been announced by i-mate, presumably it will be a selection of budget models as opposed to the powerful devices of the Ultimate series.

i-mate JAMA Features:


Dual band GSM/GPRS
2.4" QVGA display
2MP camera
300MHz Samsung processor
64 MB RAM and 128 MB flash memory
Bluetooth 2.0 interface
16 mm thick
Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC

i-mate JAMA is expected to be released in May. Estimated price - 299 - 349 euros.

At the end of 2005, the Sky Link operator launched services based on the high-speed CDMA 2000 1x EV-DO standard, and even then the need to release a dual-standard phone with GSM and EV-DO support was obvious. Finally, it happened: Sky Link and Ubiquam announced the start of sales in the Russian Federation of the world's first dual-standard CDMA450/GSM subscriber terminal - Ubiquam U520.

The U520 phone, manufactured by Ubiquam with the support of Sky Link, was delivered to Sky Link sales offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk and Izhevsk, as well as to the official Sky Link dealers - ION Digital Center and Betalink.

U520 (CDMA 2000 1x EV-DO 450 and GSM/GPRS 900/1800) supports Sky Turbo high-speed data transfer (up to 2.4 Mbps data rate), Bluetooth interface, Brew-platform for providing content services, has a slot for a replaceable Smart Media memory card, a built-in 2 megapixel camera with the ability to record video, an MP3 player, a file manager for storing and managing files of any format, and a mini-USB port. When working in the GSM standard, subscribers can use the basic services of incoming and outgoing voice calls, as well as GPRS data transmission (up to 80 Kbps).

Ubiquam U520 specifications:

CDMA 2000 1x EV-DO 450 and GSM/GPRS 900/1800 MHz
1.9" TFT display with 176x220 pixels resolution and 262K colors
2MP camera
Polyphony: 72 voices and MP3
R-UIM card
Flash card support
USB, Bluetooth
Organizer, alarm clock, calculator, stopwatch, world clock, games
Lithium
Talking time - up to 150 minutes
Standby time - up to 200 hours
Size - 110x49x11.3 mm
Weight - 83 grams

And ZyXEL, in turn :) announced the ZyXel V660 smartphone. This is one of the dual-mode smartphones based on Windows Mobile, which have been appearing more and more lately. The model is capable of working with converged Wi-Fi/GPRS/GSM services.

Calls are routed based on network availability, automatically searching for available Wi-Fi hotspots. The smartphone supports standard encryption methods, including WPA/WPA2/TLS, as well as work in VPN (Virtual Private Network) virtual networks.

ZyXel V660 is equipped with a 1.9-inch display, 2 megapixel camera, 64 MB of internal memory and a slot for microSD memory cards. It works under the operating system Windows Mobile 5.0. The company plans to release a novelty in the second half of this year.

But in the future, it is worth thinking not only about WiFi/GSM terminals, but also about WiMax/WiFi/GSM/UMTS devices.

Not so long ago, Nokia published a press release on the supply of equipment to the US operator Sprint Nextel to deploy a network in the mobile WiMAX standard. This press release contained some interesting information that went almost unnoticed.

In addition to deliveries of network equipment, Nokia has promised to develop WiMAX-enabled mobile devices, including multimedia computers (smartphones) and Internet tablets. These devices are expected to appear in 2008.

The dream smartphone Nokia N99 has already appeared in our news. However, if then the information about him clearly came from a fantasy world, now it seems that something similar can really appear in the portfolio of the Finnish telephony giant.

As shown in one of Nokia's recent patent applications, the company is working on a slider device with QWERTY and numeric keypads. In portrait mode, the phone looks like a simple candy bar with a numeric keypad.

The display can slide to reveal the QWERY keyboard. When switching to landscape mode, the numeric keypad can also turn around, as a result, the user can comfortably type both letters and numbers. Let Nokia not embody all the amazing features of the Nokia N99, but it will clearly be able to surprise fans with an unusual solution.

Yandex has recently announced the launch of a mobile version of the traffic jam map. Now up-to-date information about traffic on the capital's roads is available to PDA owners - the "traffic jams" tab on mobile Yandex.Maps or via a separate link. The service is free to use, traffic data is updated every 5 minutes.

The mobile version of the traffic map offers users the same set of functions as its "desktop" counterpart. It is possible to enlarge, reduce and move the map by selecting a specific fragment of it. Traffic congestion in a particular area of ​​the city or on a specific street can be studied by finding the desired fragment of the map by searching. Users themselves can become a source of traffic data. Using the feedback form, both motorists and even pedestrians can transmit first-hand information about the localization of traffic jams, its direction, and average speed.

As noted by Maria Laufer, Manager of the Yandex.Maps service, this is the first service that provides free authorized information about the state of roads in Moscow in a format convenient for pocket computers, now PDA owners will be able to find out what awaits them on the road, without leaving your own car. The developer only advises against doing this directly while driving.

Review of the main events of the past week (Week 12)

Greetings to the readers of the weekly digest. It is not often that there is news about the entry of a new mobile operator into the market. TOP CLASS Jamaican Black Castor Oil Hair Growth Fertilizer, Euroset announced the launch of a virtual operator of the same name into commercial operation. The company's partner in the project is the mobile operator SMARTS. At the initial stage, the Euroset virtual operator will provide services to subscribers in five regions of the Volga Federal District.

On March 20, 2007, the tariff plans of the Russian virtual operator (MVNO - Mobile Virtual Network Operator) Euroset go on sale in the Euroset stores in the Samara region. Within a month, the services of the new operator will become available in the Saratov and Ulyanovsk regions and the republics of Bashkortostan and Mordovia.

Visitors of Euroset salons in the Samara region, and later in the Saratov, Ulyanovsk regions, the republics of Bashkortostan and Mordovia can become a subscriber of the virtual operator. Connection is carried out on the following tariff plans: "Optimal", "Golden Mean" and "Business". The most convenient tariff plan "Optimal" has a single cost per minute (1.95 rubles) for all outgoing calls within the region, as well as an attractively low price for an SMS message (0.45 rubles).In the "Golden Mean" tariff plan, after three minutes of outgoing traffic per day, the cost of a minute of an outgoing call to Euroset and SMARTS phones in the home region is reduced from 1.40 rubles. up to 0.95 rub. In the "Business" tariff plan, the subscription fee includes 100 free minutes of outgoing traffic, and a low cost per minute of an outgoing call to Euroset and SMARTS phones in the home region is set at 0.95 rubles. All Euroset tariff plans have uniform low prices for long-distance (5.5 rubles) and international (19.5 rubles) communications.

In addition to attractive tariff plans, the Euroset virtual operator will also present new interesting content opportunities to its subscribers. Wap-portal of Euroset operator is the only one among Wap-portals of Russian mobile operators, which will give Euroset subscribers the opportunity to download content without limits, paying only for traffic. On the Wap-portal you can download full-fledged MP3-melodies, realtones, modern games, pictures, etc.

Today, file-sharing networks on the Internet are gaining popularity in the world, for example, YouTube, owned by Google Corporation. Internet users can upload their video files to the Internet, which become available to other users. The Euroset operator will make it possible for subscribers to upload their video files to the WAP-portal and make them available to other Euroset subscribers. Thus, subscribers can exchange videos using their mobile phones. Several Euroset stores in the cities of Samara, Saratov, Ulyanovsk, Ufa and Saransk will have subscriber departments where Euroset subscribers can use services such as receiving details, replacing and blocking a SIM card, connecting roaming services, etc. .

Let's move on from operators to a review of hardware innovations and related news. So, last week, information appeared on the network about a new model from i-mate, which has not yet been officially presented. According to preliminary information i-mate JAMA is a budget communicator from the Urban series. The Urban series has also not yet been announced by i-mate, presumably it will be a selection of budget models as opposed to the powerful devices of the Ultimate series.

i-mate JAMA Features:


Dual band GSM/GPRS
2.4" QVGA display
2MP camera
300MHz Samsung processor
64 MB RAM and 128 MB flash memory
Bluetooth 2.0 interface
16 mm thick
Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC

i-mate JAMA is expected to be released in May. Estimated price - 299 - 349 euros.

At the end of 2005, the Sky Link operator launched services based on the high-speed CDMA 2000 1x EV-DO standard, and even then the need to release a dual-standard phone with GSM and EV-DO support was obvious. Finally, it happened: Sky Link and Ubiquam announced the start of sales in the Russian Federation of the world's first dual-standard CDMA450/GSM subscriber terminal - Ubiquam U520.

The U520 phone, manufactured by Ubiquam with the support of Sky Link, was delivered to Sky Link sales offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk and Izhevsk, as well as to the official Sky Link dealers - ION Digital Center and Betalink.

U520 (CDMA 2000 1x EV-DO 450 and GSM/GPRS 900/1800) supports Sky Turbo high-speed data transfer (up to 2.4 Mbps data rate), Bluetooth interface, Brew-platform for providing content services, has a slot for a replaceable Smart Media memory card, a built-in 2 megapixel camera with the ability to record video, an MP3 player, a file manager for storing and managing files of any format, and a mini-USB port. When working in the GSM standard, subscribers can use the basic services of incoming and outgoing voice calls, as well as GPRS data transmission (up to 80 Kbps).

Ubiquam U520 specifications:

CDMA 2000 1x EV-DO 450 and GSM/GPRS 900/1800 MHz
1.9" TFT display with 176x220 resolution and 262K colors
2MP camera
Polyphony: 72 voices and MP3
R-UIM card
Flash card support
USB, Bluetooth
Organizer, alarm clock, calculator, stopwatch, world time, games
Lithium 930 mAh -ionic battery
Talking time - up to 150 minutes
Standby time - up to 200 hours
Size - 110x49x11.3 mm
Weight - 83 grams

And ZyXEL, in turn :) announced the ZyXel V660 smartphone. This is one of the dual-mode smartphones based on Windows Mobile, which have been appearing more and more lately. The model is capable of working with converged Wi-Fi/GPRS/GSM services.

Calls are routed based on network availability, automatically searching for available Wi-Fi hotspots. The smartphone supports standard encryption methods, including WPA/WPA2/TLS, as well as work in VPN (Virtual Private Network) virtual networks.

ZyXel V660 is equipped with a 1.9-inch display, 2 megapixel camera, 64 MB of internal memory and a slot for microSD memory cards. It works under the operating system Windows Mobile 5.0. The company plans to release a novelty in the second half of this year.

But in the future, it is worth thinking not only about WiFi/GSM terminals, but also about WiMax/WiFi/GSM/UMTS devices.

Not so long ago, Nokia published a press release on the supply of equipment to the US operator Sprint Nextel to deploy a network in the mobile WiMAX standard. This press release contained some interesting information that went almost unnoticed.

In addition to deliveries of network equipment, Nokia has promised to develop WiMAX-enabled mobile devices, including multimedia computers (smartphones) and Internet tablets. These devices are expected to appear in 2008.

The dream smartphone Nokia N99 has already appeared in our news. However, if then the information about him clearly came from a fantasy world, now it seems that something similar can really appear in the portfolio of the Finnish telephony giant.

As shown in one of Nokia's recent patent applications, the company is working on a slider device with QWERTY and numeric keypads. In portrait mode, the phone looks like a simple candy bar with a numeric keypad.

The display can slide to reveal the QWERY keyboard. When switching to landscape mode, the numeric keypad can also turn around, as a result, the user can comfortably type both letters and numbers. Let Nokia not embody all the amazing features of the Nokia N99, but it will clearly be able to surprise fans with an unusual solution.

Yandex has recently announced the launch of a mobile version of the traffic jam map. Now up-to-date information about traffic on the capital's roads is available to PDA owners - the "traffic jams" tab on mobile Yandex.Maps or via a separate link. The service is free to use, traffic data is updated every 5 minutes.

The mobile version of the traffic map offers users the same set of functions as its "desktop" counterpart. It is possible to enlarge, reduce and move the map by selecting a specific fragment of it. Traffic congestion in a particular area of ​​the city or on a specific street can be studied by finding the desired fragment of the map by searching. Users themselves can become a source of traffic data. Using the feedback form, both motorists and even pedestrians can transmit first-hand information about the localization of traffic jams, its direction, and average speed.

As noted by Maria Laufer, Manager of the Yandex.Maps service, this is the first service that provides free authorized information about the state of roads in Moscow in a format convenient for pocket computers, now PDA owners will be able to find out what awaits them on the road, without leaving your own car. The developer only advises against doing this directly while driving.

Review of the main events of the past week (Week 12)

Greetings to the readers of the weekly digest. It is not often that there is news about the entry of a new mobile operator into the market. So TOP CLASS Jamaican Black Castor Oil Hair Growth Fertilizer, the Euroset company announced the launch of a virtual operator with the same name into commercial operation. The company's partner in the project is the mobile operator SMARTS. At the initial stage, the Euroset virtual operator will provide services to subscribers in five regions of the Volga Federal District.

Greetings to the readers of the weekly digest. It is not often that there is news about the entry of a new mobile operator into the market. So TOP CLASS Jamaican Black Castor Oil Hair Growth Fertilizer TOP CLASS Jamaican Black Castor Oil Hair Growth Fertilizer , the Euroset company announced the launch of a virtual operator of the same name for commercial operation. The company's partner in the project is the mobile operator SMARTS. At the initial stage, the Euroset virtual operator will provide services to subscribers in five regions of the Volga Federal District.

On March 20, 2007, the tariff plans of the Russian virtual operator (MVNO - Mobile Virtual Network Operator) Euroset go on sale in the Euroset stores in the Samara region. Within a month, the services of the new operator will become available in the Saratov and Ulyanovsk regions and the republics of Bashkortostan and Mordovia.

Visitors of Euroset salons in the Samara region, and later in the Saratov, Ulyanovsk regions, the republics of Bashkortostan and Mordovia can become a subscriber of the virtual operator. Connection is carried out on the following tariff plans: "Optimal", "Golden Mean" and "Business". The most convenient tariff plan "Optimal" has a single cost per minute (1.95 rubles) for all outgoing calls within the region, as well as an attractively low price for an SMS message (0.45 rubles). In the "Golden Mean" tariff plan, after three minutes of outgoing traffic per day, the cost of a minute of an outgoing call to Euroset and SMARTS phones in the home region is reduced from 1.40 rubles. up to 0.95 rub. In the "Business" tariff plan, the subscription fee includes 100 free minutes of outgoing traffic, and a low cost per minute of an outgoing call to Euroset and SMARTS phones in the home region is set at 0.95 rubles. All Euroset tariff plans have uniform low prices for long-distance (5.5 rubles) and international (19.5 rubles) communications.

In addition to attractive tariff plans, the Euroset virtual operator will also present new interesting content opportunities to its subscribers. Wap-portal of Euroset operator is the only one among Wap-portals of Russian mobile operators, which will give Euroset subscribers the opportunity to download content without limits, paying only for traffic. On the Wap-portal you can download full-fledged MP3-melodies, realtones, modern games, pictures, etc.

Today, file-sharing networks on the Internet are gaining popularity in the world, for example, YouTube, owned by Google Corporation. Internet users can upload their video files to the Internet, which become available to other users. The Euroset operator will make it possible for subscribers to upload their video files to the WAP-portal and make them available to other Euroset subscribers. Thus, subscribers can exchange videos using their mobile phones. Several Euroset stores in the cities of Samara, Saratov, Ulyanovsk, Ufa and Saransk will have subscriber departments where Euroset subscribers can use services such as receiving details, replacing and blocking a SIM card, connecting roaming services, etc. .

Let's move on from operators to a review of hardware innovations and related news. So, last week, information appeared on the network about a new model from i-mate, which has not yet been officially presented. According to preliminary information i-mate JAMA is a budget communicator from the Urban series. The Urban series has also not yet been announced by i-mate, presumably it will be a selection of budget models as opposed to the powerful devices of the Ultimate series.

i-mate JAMA Features:

GSM/GPRS dual frequency band 2.4" QVGA display 2MP camera Samsung 300MHz processor 64MB RAM and 128MB flash memory Bluetooth 2.0 interface 16mm thick Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC

i-mate JAMA is expected to be released in May. Estimated price - 299 - 349 euros.

At the end of 2005, the Sky Link operator launched services based on the high-speed CDMA 2000 1x EV-DO standard, and even then the need to release a dual-standard phone with GSM and EV-DO support was obvious. Finally, it happened: Sky Link and Ubiquam announced the start of sales in the Russian Federation of the world's first dual-standard CDMA450/GSM subscriber terminal - Ubiquam U520.

The U520 phone, manufactured by Ubiquam with the support of Sky Link, was delivered to Sky Link sales offices in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk and Izhevsk, as well as to the official Sky Link dealers - ION Digital Center and Betalink.

U520 (CDMA 2000 1x EV-DO 450 and GSM/GPRS 900/1800) supports Sky Turbo high-speed data transfer (up to 2.4 Mbps data rate), Bluetooth interface, Brew-platform for providing content services, has a slot for a replaceable Smart Media memory card, a built-in 2 megapixel camera with the ability to record video, an MP3 player, a file manager for storing and managing files of any format, and a mini-USB port. When working in the GSM standard, subscribers can use the basic services of incoming and outgoing voice calls, as well as GPRS data transmission (up to 80 Kbps).

Ubiquam U520 specifications:

CDMA 2000 1x EV-DO 450 and GSM/GPRS 900/1800 MHz 1.9" TFT display with 176x220 pixels resolution and 262K colors support 2 MP camera Polyphony: 72 voices and MP3 R-UIM card Flash support USB cards, Bluetooth Organizer, alarm clock, calculator, stopwatch, world time, games Lithium-ion battery with a capacity of 930 mAh Talk time - up to 150 minutes Standby time - up to 200 hours Size - 110x49x11.3 mm Weight - 83 grams

And ZyXEL, in turn :) announced the ZyXel V660 smartphone. This is one of the dual-mode smartphones based on Windows Mobile, which have been appearing more and more lately. The model is capable of working with converged Wi-Fi/GPRS/GSM services.

Calls are routed based on network availability, automatically searching for available Wi-Fi hotspots. The smartphone supports standard encryption methods, including WPA/WPA2/TLS, as well as work in VPN (Virtual Private Network) virtual networks.

ZyXel V660 is equipped with a 1.9-inch display, 2 megapixel camera, 64 MB of internal memory and a slot for microSD memory cards. It works under the operating system Windows Mobile 5.0. The company plans to release a novelty in the second half of this year.

But in the future, it is worth thinking not only about WiFi/GSM terminals, but also about WiMax/WiFi/GSM/UMTS devices.

Not so long ago, Nokia published a press release on the supply of equipment to the US operator Sprint Nextel to deploy a network in the mobile WiMAX standard. This press release contained some interesting information that went almost unnoticed.

In addition to deliveries of network equipment, Nokia has promised to develop WiMAX-enabled mobile devices, including multimedia computers (smartphones) and Internet tablets. These devices are expected to appear in 2008.

The dream smartphone Nokia N99 has already appeared in our news. However, if then the information about him clearly came from a fantasy world, now it seems that something similar can really appear in the portfolio of the Finnish telephony giant.

As shown in one of Nokia's recent patent applications, the company is working on a slider device with QWERTY and numeric keypads. In portrait mode, the phone looks like a simple candy bar with a numeric keypad.

The display can slide to reveal the QWERY keyboard. When switching to landscape mode, the numeric keypad can also turn around, as a result, the user can comfortably type both letters and numbers. Let Nokia not embody all the amazing features of the Nokia N99, but it will clearly be able to surprise fans with an unusual solution.

Yandex has recently announced the launch of a mobile version of the traffic jam map. Now up-to-date information about traffic on the capital's roads is available to PDA owners - the "traffic jams" tab on mobile Yandex.Maps or via a separate link. The service is free to use, traffic data is updated every 5 minutes.

The mobile version of the traffic map offers users the same set of functions as its "desktop" counterpart. It is possible to enlarge, reduce and move the map by selecting a specific fragment of it. Traffic congestion in a particular area of ​​the city or on a specific street can be studied by finding the desired fragment of the map by searching. Users themselves can become a source of traffic data. Using the feedback form, both motorists and even pedestrians can transmit first-hand information about the localization of traffic jams, its direction, and average speed.

As noted by Maria Laufer, Manager of the Yandex.Maps service, this is the first service that provides free authorized information about the state of roads in Moscow in a format convenient for pocket computers, now PDA owners will be able to find out what awaits them on the road, without leaving your own car. The developer only advises against doing this directly while driving.