Weekend Papers: 118800 crashes due to high level of people opting out

Weekend Papers: 118800 crashes due to high level of people opting out

Online mobile phone directory 118800 has crashed due to the high volume of people trying to remove their mobile phone numbers from the system.

The Online Mobile phone directory 118800 is still not working after shutting down on Friday due to a large volume of people using the opt out option on the site.

The site was still displaying a message on Monday (13 July) that states 'service suspended whilst we make improvements'.

The company bought up to 16 million out of 42 million telephone numbers from market research firms ready for the launch of 118800.co.uk last month.

RIM is to launch music download system to rival Apple and Nokia

RIM is to challenge Nokia and Apple in the music download market by offering wireless downloads to BlackBerry users in September.

The manufacturer will make up to six million songs available for users in the UK, USA, Canada, France, Italy, Germany and Spain in partnership with a UK based company, 7Digital.

BlackBerry users will have to download an application from BlackBerry's App World to download the track. Music will cost 79p and most do not have copy protection software, meaning they can be shared between devices.

Financial Times

4G to be launched by Japanese company by 2010

Japan’s NTT DoCoMo has claimed it will be at the forefront of next generation networks with the launch of it’s 4G network in 2010.

The Japanese mobile phone company, DoCoMo will be one of the first companies to deploy the long-term Evolution (LTE) standard on a mass scale – the 4G coverage will boost download speeds for mobiles.

The company’s president, Ryuji Yamada’sYamada, said LTE was a central part of DoCoMo’s plans for growth in average revenue per user and profits in Japan.

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