By Lisa Johnston
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Overland Park, Kan. — Sprint PCS has begun offering its first smartphone based on Microsoft's Windows Mobile 2003 for Smartphone platform, which enables a standard phone form factor to deliver pocket versions of Windows applications. At $649, the clamshell SP-i600 is available at Sprint, RadioShack and Best Buy stores. It weighs 5 ounces.
Bedminster, N.J. —Verizon Wireless made AOL e-mail and instant messaging available to any subscriber with Java-equipped phones that download Get It Now applications. Initially, the carrier is offering the service for 99 cents a month.
Nuremburg, Germany — Coding Technologies' aacPlus audio codec got a leg up in the wireless download and streaming business with its adoption as a standard by the Third Generation Partnership Project, (3GPP).
This TWICE webinar, hosted by senior editor Alan Wolf, will take a look at what may be the hottest CE products at retail that will be sold during the all-important fourth quarter. Top technologies, market strategies and industry trends will be discussed with industry analysts and executives.