Italian cellco TIM was asked to supply 450,000 UMTS and EDGE handsets during its first day of taking 3G orders yesterday, indicating a promising outlook for the new service. TIM, which will compete with 3 Italia in the 3G sector, plans to offer services via EDGE over Nokia’s 6230 and 3200 handsets, and via UMTS over Sony Ericsson’s Z-1010 and Samsung’s Z-105-U.
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