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Ericsson yesterday launched the US version of its top-of-the-range GSM phone, the 888, at the PCS 98 show in Orlando, Florida. The US model, the I 888, will be available by the end of the year and will be GSM 900/PCS 1900 dual band, i.e. it will work in the US and with the most common world-wide GSM implementation. The European version, which The Register has and rather likes, is dual-band GSM 900/DCS 1800, covering the two non-US GSM implementations, so the I 888 (or perhaps a future tri-band model) is likely to have attractions to European travellers as well. The 888 models have built in PC card modem and an infra-red port, so can be used with mobile computers, palmtops and PDAs without too much hassle. Ericsson meanwhile has got some egg on its face after reports that there was a quality problem with the first production run of the 888. The company confirmed this yesterday, but said most of the faulty units were sold in Sweden, and that a repair and replacement programme is under way. So far, ours still works... ® Click for more stories.

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