• Although cellular handsets will continue to dominate shipments of devices with integrated GPS, the next growth spurt will come from mobile consumer electronics (CE) and mobile computing applications, reports In-Stat. Mobile computing and CE devices will comprise over 100 million units in 2013, the research firm says.
• MetroPCS Communications and Samsung Mobile launched the Samsung Tint, which includes ChatLink, a push-to-talk tool that works like a walkie-talkie. The phone is available in areas where MetroPCS offers service.
• Motorola said the WiMAX Forum has certified two of its customer premises equipment (CPE) devices and one WiMAX access point, all operating in the 2.5 GHz band. The approved products are a data-only device (CPEi 25150), a combination data and VoIP unit (CPEi 25750) and the WiMAX Access Point (WAP) 25600.
• Entra Health Systems, an international applied healthcare technology company, demonstrated the MyGlucoHealth integrated wireless telehealth platform at the American Telemedicine Association Conference in Las Vegas. MyGlucoHealth is the first FDA cleared and CE certified Bluetooth-enabled blood glucose meter of its kind, the company says. Bluetooth connects patients to a real-time online network to upload and evaluate their blood sugar readings using a mobile phone or PC.
• Bytemobile announced the general availability of its new Unison Mobile Internet Platform for mobile operators. The latest Unison release includes Bytemobile’s new Media Optimization, Widget Bar and MobileMatch application.
• Photo-sharing site SnapMyLife launched two free camera-oriented applications for BlackBerry smartphones from Research In Motion (RIM). Both the SnapMyLife and Snap2Twitter applications are now available on BlackBerry App World.
• Mobile device management company InnoPath Software announced the opening of a wholly owned subsidiary in Mumbai, India.
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