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War updates delivered to Chinese cell phones
Posted: 21-Mar-2003 [Source: Computerworld]

[Both SMS and MMS being used by Chinese Web sites offering updates on the Iraqi War.]

by Sumner Lemon, IDG News Service -- "With the first waves of military action against Iraq underway on Thursday morning, mobile phone users in China had to look no further than their phones to find out what was happening.

Chinese Web sites, such as portals run by Sina Inc. (, Inc. ( and Inc. (, are offering updates on the war that are sent to subscribers' mobile phones via SMS (Short Message Service). The companies are pushing these services with colorful graphics and pop-up ads that play up the drama of the events now unfolding in Iraq."


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