By grabbing small pieces of big files from multiple computers simultaneously, BitTorrent became the fastest -- and most popular -- way to share large stuff like music and movies among PCs. Now a Malaysian company is setting up a similar peer-to-peer system for cell phones. Singapore-based mBit, a subsidiary of Malaysian tech firm mTouche, wants to sell its BitTorrent-like M-Bit service to 3G and 4G providers across Asia.
A well-regarded computer and consumer-electronics maker plunges into the competitive wireless market with a combination music player/cell phone. The company's loyal users can barely wait to try the new gadget, and analysts predict the device will deliver on the long-promised marriage of music and mobility.