Israeli chip maker Percello has received backing from T-Mobile Venture Fund for its 3G and Long-Term Evolution femtocell development as part of a $12 million Series B financing for the year-old venture. The move marks the second time T-Mobile has backed a femtocell company.
Vodafone has unveiled mobile software that lets users search using images sent via MMS rather than having to type in a search term. Dubbed Otello, the search engine -- which Vodafone is testing with German newspaper Bild -- is said to work much like a normal search engine.
Vodafone Group has begun testing 3G femtocell technology, working with equipment makers Huawei and Alcatel-Lucent to determine the viability of the home base stations. The companies said they wanted to assess the femtocells' effectiveness in delivering wireless high-speed data and voice services inside homes and offices.
Yahoo! has launched a new mobile tool called OnePlace, which allows users to keep track of favorite Web sites. It's just one of several moves the Web portal is making to try to outdo rival Google in the mobile-services space, according to this article.