News Roundup: 2001 is the year of GPRS

Every mobile phone manufacturer is releasing next-generation GPRS phones, and service providers are not far behind with the high-speed networks. 2001 will be the year that GPRS really takes off

During the week of CeBIT, Ericsson, Motorola, Siemens and Nokia all launched mobile phones that will use the always-on, high speed GPRS networks. In the UK, businesses can already sign up to GPRS networks, while consumer services are promised for the summer. There is still some scepticism in the market, but the phone manufacturers and network operators believe they can overcome this. Read ZDNet UK's full coverage of the revolution below: NEWS:
Motorola GPRS phones have licensed games onboard
Fri, 23 Mar 2001 Motorola insists its new GPRS handsets will fly -- despite consumers having half an eye on 3G. Onboard games like Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and Trivial Pursuit should help BT says 3G won't make users spend much more
Fri, 23 Mar 2001 Companies expecting to recoup the fortunes spent on 3G licences quickly could be very disappointed, says BT Security takes top billing at CeBIT
Fri, 23 Mar 2001 Security, which could hold the key to securing consumer confidence in future mobile phones, is the first thing on manufacturer's minds at the CeBIT computer fair in Hanover this week. Baltimore says security is key to success for GPRS
Thu, 22 Mar 2001 Security holds the key to securing consumer confidence in future mobile phones and is a main talking point at CeBIT. Baltimore says it has the tools to help Siemens unveils GPRS handheld for enterprise users
Thu, 22 Mar 2001 More PDA action, as Siemens shows off a colour handheld with built-in GPRS capability Motorola takes order for 500,000 GPRS Timeports
Thu, 22 Mar 2001 CeBIT watchers were hoping for a spark to reignite the mobile revolution -- and the name of that spark might just be G-P-R-S T-Mobile to launch GPRS in the UK
Wed, 21 Mar 2001 In the second half of 2001, German T-Mobile will launch GPRS phone services over here Nokia launches GPRS phones
Wed, 21 Mar 2001 Finnish mobile giant takes the wraps off high-speed GPRS phones -- the 8310 and the 6310 -- at CeBIT Siemens Web mobile phone due in July
Wed, 21 Mar 2001Siemens plans to join the GPRS race in the summer with its S45 phone, the company said at CeBIT today Vodafone and C sign voice/GPRS deals
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