Deutsche Telekom and Nokia have announced a new
service that will allow customers to use the same handset to access VoIP services at home and cellular services when
they're on the go. The service, T-One, relies on Nokia's N80 and E60 (pictured) models, both of which are GSM phones
that support WiFi. Additionally, customers will be able to use the WiFi, rather than cellular, service via T-One
hotspots, which will presumably save them some cell charges, though we assume it won't save them too much or T-Mobile
wouldn't have come on board. Pricing hasn't been announced yet, so we'll have to see exactly what DT thinks all this
single-handset goodness is worth -- and whether consumers agree.
Separately, T-Mobile announced a WiFi/cell service
that will work
with laptops, PDAs and other devices sequipped with both WiFi and cellular data cards. The WiFi component of the
service, however, will only be available T-Mobile's hotspots.