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  • Cingular's mobile data revenue soars

    Posted October 19, 2006 - 3:54 pm

    Mobile data services helped drive up average customer spending for Cingular Wireless LLC in the third quarter, the largest U.S. cellular operator said Thursday.
  • Sales up at Nokia, but lower prices hurt profit

    Posted October 19, 2006 - 9:40 am

    Nokia Corp. reported a 20 percent jump in net sales for its third quarter, but increased sales of entry-level phones caused a sharp drop in average selling prices and reduced the company's profit.
  • AT&T to build a city Wi-Fi network

    Posted October 18, 2006 - 4:04 pm

    AT&T Inc., at times an opponent of municipal wireless networks, is now going to build one. Riverside, California, on Tuesday approved a plan for AT&T to build a wireless network throughout developed areas of the city of about 300,000.
  • California may mandate Wi-Fi warnings

    Posted October 18, 2006 - 3:57 pm

    Smart move or silly warning? That's up for debate: The California Legislature has asked Wi-Fi equipment makers to warn buyers of wireless LAN access points that strangers can tap into a wireless network that isn't password-protected.
  • Experts: Don't try to copy Web 2.0 directly to phones

    Posted October 18, 2006 - 2:24 pm

    Although the mobile industry is keen to duplicate the success of Web 2.0 applications on the Internet, the wholesale transfer of that new approach over to the mobile world won't work, experts said.
  • New tools could jazz up mobile phone displays

    Posted October 18, 2006 - 9:18 am

    Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB and Nokia Corp. have each announced new developer tools to encourage innovation on their respective mobile phone software platforms.
  • Skype to release Symbian client by year end

    Posted October 17, 2006 - 1:20 pm

    Skype software compatible with the Symbian mobile phone operating system will hit the market by the end of the year, despite rumors that Skype Ltd. had halted development of the product, an executive said during the Symbian Smartphone Show in London.
  • GSMA gets 10 bids for low-cost 3G handset

    Posted October 16, 2006 - 9:58 am

    Ten vendors have submitted bids to the GSM Association (GSMA) to produce a low-cost 3G (third-generation) mobile handset, the group's chairman said Monday.
  • Transit project highlights benefits of open source collaboration

    Posted October 16, 2006 - 9:38 am

    Working with Google and an open source framework, the city of Portland's transit agency can now deliver real-time bus and train information to passengers' cell phones.
  • Nokia completes navigation software company buy

    Posted October 12, 2006 - 11:06 am

    Nokia Corp. completed its acquisition of navigation software company Gate5 AG on Thursday, just a week after licensing hundreds of navigation patents from Trimble Navigation Ltd.
  • Ask.com readies search services for U.S. cell phones

    Posted October 12, 2006 - 9:39 am

    IAC/InterActiveCorp.'s Ask.com has developed a set of browser-based search services for mobile devices that lets users find Web sites, directions to places, images, maps, business listings and weather information.
  • HTC announces Wi-Fi smart phone for T-Mobile

    Posted October 12, 2006 - 8:54 am

    Taiwan's High Tech Computer Corp. (HTC) Wednesday announced a new cellular handset for the U.S. market that offers a full QWERTY keyboard and support for Wi-Fi.
  • Intel fixed-mobile WiMax chip rolls out

    Posted October 11, 2006 - 4:29 pm

    Intel Corp. is blazing a trail from fixed to mobile WiMax with a chip that has just begun shipping in sample quantities. The system-on-a-chip for customer equipment supports the standard for WiMax networks that serve stationary users, but it can also be upgraded for nomadic and mobile use. It will ship in commercial quantities by year's end.
  • Gartner: time to restructure

    Posted October 11, 2006 - 4:21 pm

    The time has come for enterprises to shift from a piecemeal approach in mobile working and security to a planned, structured system, according to Gartner.
  • Broadband wireless? Hurry up and wait, panel says

    Posted October 11, 2006 - 1:47 pm

    Don't hold your breath for "true" broadband wireless services: They'll be based on handheld devices that don't exist yet and networks that have barely been built, according to speakers at the Broadband World Forum in Paris.
  • Adobe acquires Actimagine's mobile technology

    Posted October 11, 2006 - 11:43 am

    Pushing deeper into the market for mobile phone applications, Adobe Systems Inc. has agreed to acquire vector graphics technology developed by French vendor Actimagine.
  • Nokia's GPS patents may help resolve Qualcomm dispute

    Posted October 6, 2006 - 11:42 am

    Nokia Corp.'s patent licensing deal with Trimble Navigation Ltd. this week could give the phone maker an important boost in an ongoing dispute with CDMA developer Qualcomm Inc.
  • Mobile technology toughs it out in Aussie park

    Posted October 5, 2006 - 9:25 am

    When it comes to mobility, most organizations see usage of notebooks at home, airports or conferences. But for horticulturists and arborists at Sydney's Centennial Parklands their mobile technology needs to withstand constantly changing terrain. Centennial Parklands director of park assets Ian Innes said staff need notebooks that can be thrown into the back of a truck.
  • ADT asks for extension to analog wireless sunset

    Posted October 4, 2006 - 2:06 pm

    ADT Security Services, a large provider of security alarm systems for homes and businesses, plans to file a request asking the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to delay the 2008 sunset in which wireless telephone carriers can stop supporting their analog networks.
  • Toronto goes wireless

    Posted October 4, 2006 - 11:32 am

    Toronto went wireless last month, joining the ranks of unwired communities like Ottawa, Fredericton, N.B., and Whistler, B.C. The first phase of Toronto's Wi-Fi network, called One Zone, is up and running. The service boasts the largest Wi-Fi network in Canada.
  • Hitachi updates WLAN tags for goods, employees

    Posted October 4, 2006 - 9:55 am

    Hitachi Ltd. this week updated its AirLocation II system, which uses WLAN (wireless LAN) technology to track goods and employees, with the introduction of a smaller tag.
  • Cisco, partner to tackle Wi-Fi interference

    Posted October 3, 2006 - 3:26 pm

    Cisco Systems Inc. is offering Cognio Inc.'s Spectrum Expert for Wi-Fi, a tool for studying interference around a wireless LAN, to complement its own Wireless Control System. Together, the tools are intended to help enterprises lay out wireless LANs and take care of rogue wireless gear and interference from a variety of sources, including non-Wi-Fi devices such as microwave ovens.
  • Nokia develops a new, short-range wireless technology

    Posted October 3, 2006 - 8:19 am

    Nokia Corp. has developed a new, short-range wireless technology that it says could improve on some of the shortcomings of Bluetooth.
  • Sierra adds 3G to Intel's new ultra mobile PC platform

    Posted September 29, 2006 - 1:05 pm

    Sierra Wireless will provide embedded wide-area wireless modules to a new Intel ultra mobile PC platform that will enable devices to hook up to 3G wireless telecommunications, creating a new way to use a UMPC.
  • HTC delivers HSDPA handsets to Softbank

    Posted September 29, 2006 - 12:59 pm

    High Tech Computer, the world's largest maker of smart phones that use Microsoft software, began supplying HSDPA smart phones to Softbank Corp. in Japan on Thursday.
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