L M Ericsson Telefon AB has been demonstrating its first mobile phone to combine the Digital European Cordless Telecommunications and Groupe Speciale Mobile standards. The phone is designed to enable users to access digital cellular networks when on the move, and European Cordless-based PABXs when in the office. It is said to switch automatically between the two modes while still supporting all the features offered by both systems. Ericsson will ship the first models at the beginning of next year with the commercial release slated for the start of 1997. Sweden’s Telia AB has said it will conduct a trial of the dual-mode phones in conjunction with Ericsson but has not given a date.