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From Brick to Slick
Written by Andy Black on Thursday, 06 September 2007
/motorola-old.jpgTwenty years ago, an historic agreement was signed in Copenhagen by 15 telecommunications operators from 13 countries* that led to the development of the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM), and a mobile communications industry that today serves more than 2.5 billion people across 218 countries and territories.

The ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ agreement of 7th September 1987 laid the foundation for the first Europe-wide digital cellular system, which soon became the world’s first global mobile system as used by more than 700 mobile operators and served by thousands of suppliers today.
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Mobile Learning and the demise of the PDA
Written by Graham Brown-Martin on Wednesday, 15 August 2007
/pda-rip2.jpgThe death of the Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) has been reported more times than sightings of Lord Lucan. Such reports usually provoke a flurry of debate on Internet forums and research lists. I have found myself defending the survival of the humble PDA but it often came down to a debate over semantics. The term “PDA” will always be associated with the simple personal information managers, i.e. digital diaries and phone books, from which they originated. Even when PDAs started to be called “Pocket PC’s” they were intended to be devices to augment an existing PC as opposed to being fully fledged standalone devices. (2) Leave a Comment
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