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Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Video fans not warming to PlayStation Portable

Sony's hot-selling PlayStation Portable (PSP) has not yet become an immediate threat to hard-drive-based portable video devices, according to a report from market research group Parks Associates.

The report shows the PSP still appeals to mainly gaming-oriented consumers. Among PSP intenders, the top factors influencing their interest were graphics (34 per cent), gaming capabilities (29 per cent), and an extensive game catalog (29 per cent), all gaming-related product attributes more

Tuesday, July 13, 2004

7m WiMAX subscribers by 2009

On June 24, 2004, the IEEE approved 802.16REVd as IEEE 802.16-2004, and the final edited standard will be published in late July. The new standard should encourage further development and innovation in fixed broadband wireless solutions, according to the analysts.

“This standard is exciting news for the industry,” said Yuanzhe Cai, senior analyst at Parks Associates. “However, interoperability test and certification process both take time and on average carriers spend six month more

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