3g - News, Features, and Slideshows


  • Finger print scanners latest weapon for NSW police

    The NSW government has spent more than $5 million issuing police with portable digital fingerprint scanners to stop criminals weaseling out of fines, arrest warrants, court appearances and breaches of bail.

  • Apple squeezes iPhone 3G costs down to US$173

    Apple has squeezed the manufacturing cost of its next-generation iPhone 3G by 23% compared to 2007's original model, according to a research firm noted for tearing apart electronics.

  • Apple releases iPhone 3G

    Apple today introduced the new iPhone 3G, combining all the features of iPhone with 3G networking, built-in GPS for expanded location based mobile services, and iPhone 2.0 software which includes support for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and runs hundreds of third party applications already built with the recently released iPhone SDK. In the US the new iPhone 3G is priced at US$199 for the 8GB model, and US$299 for the 16GB model.

  • Tauranga and New Zealand ask ‘what next, TelstraClear?’

    Let’s not mince words here: TelstraClear pulling out of the fixed/wireless project in Tauranga is a fiasco. Furthermore, it’s something of a stretch to ask us to believe that it was a mere contractual disagreement with Vodafone that made TelstraClear can the project with $50 million allocated to it over four years.

  • Windows Mobile Voda-phone delivers the goods for business

    As a longstanding Windows Mobile user, I was keen to see how the new Vodafone 1210 stacks up. It promises to do just about everything its two to three times more expensive Windows Mobile cousins can, for an easier $599 price.

  • 3G phones put NZ ahead in education tech

    New Zealand cellphone calls may be expensive, but we are further into the third generation of cellphone technology than many Western countries, including the US, says Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, an educational technology specialist from Virginia.

  • Eight Sky channels on Vodafone 3G

    Vodafone and Sky TV have teamed up for an eight-channel service available on the GSM operator's 3G handsets. The service will launch today, February 1.

  • Telecom versus Vodafone: 3G shootout

    How do Telecom and Vodafone’s revved-up 3G offerings stack up compared to one another? To find out, Computerworld snagged a Sierra Wireless AirCard 595 from Telecom, and a Merlin XU870 data card from Vodafone to test.

  • Telecom and Vodafone rev up 3G

    Wireless broadband customers will have more choices very soon, as Telecom launches its EV-DO Rev A network upgrade today.

  • E-crime centre to fight cyber-crims

    New Zealand Police plan TO SET up a high-tech crime reporting centre, in partnership with other government agencies, such as CCIP (Centre for Critical Infrastructure Protection) and DIA (Department of Internal Affairs), says Maarten Kleintjes, head of the New Zealand Police Electronic Crime Laboratory.