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  • INTEROP: Cisco says wait for 802.11n

    Posted May 24, 2007 - 9:16 am

    Cisco has added location sensing to its wireless LAN and allowed it to scale up -- but it has stopped short of launching faster 802.11n Wi-Fi access points, with a set of announcements at the Interop event in Las Vegas.
  • Ruckus promises easy WLANs for SMBs

    Posted May 21, 2007 - 2:39 pm

    Ruckus Wireless, a developer of fast home Wi-Fi access points for telcos, has shifted its attention to small businesses and launched a cheap, simple-to-use wireless LAN that aims to undercut the likes of Trapeze and Aruba.
  • Mozilla service opens up mobile Web

    Posted May 16, 2007 - 12:30 am

    Mozilla Corp. developers are experimenting with a service that lets users store online content on a remote server and access that information on cell phones.
  • Motorola hopes to cut losses with Razr2

    Posted May 15, 2007 - 4:48 pm

    Motorola Inc. announced the Razr2 cell phone and five other mobile devices on Tuesday with hopes the products will turn around the company's slumping sales and defend its turf from Apple Inc.'s iPhone.
  • JAVAONE: Sun partners with Ericsson on Java platform

    Posted May 9, 2007 - 12:08 am

    Sun Microsystems Inc. is collaborating with Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson to support development of Java-based server applications that can run on wireless networks. The announcement was made at the JavaOne 2007 conference Tuesday in San Francisco.
  • BlackBerrys cozy up to office phone systems

    Posted May 8, 2007 - 7:14 am

    Research In Motion Ltd. this week tightened up the links between enterprise phone systems and its BlackBerry handsets, demonstrating software that makes it easier for employees and IT administrators to keep the work force connected.
  • RIM to offer plug-in for Visual Studio

    Posted May 7, 2007 - 5:48 pm

    Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) will let developers create applications for BlackBerry phones using Microsoft Corp.'s .Net programming environment, continuing its efforts to broaden the capabilities of the devices.
  • EC still convinced mobile roaming consensus is possible

    Posted May 7, 2007 - 10:57 am

    Failure to agree on a law slashing the cost of using your mobile phone abroad this week hasn't dented the European Commission's optimism that the legislation will still be passed, it said Friday.
  • Court rejects Vonage request for retrial

    Posted May 3, 2007 - 11:27 pm

    A U.S. federal appeals court has rejected Vonage Holdings Corp.'s request that it order a lower court to retry a patent-infringement case against the company, Vonage confirmed Thursday.
  • First WiMax laptop card approved by FCC, Clearwire says

    Posted May 2, 2007 - 10:38 am

    Regulators have approved the first WiMax wireless broadband laptop PC card to be offered by Clearwire Corp., and it should be available to users later this year, the company said Tuesday.
  • Vodafone faces legal action over VOIP blocking

    Posted May 1, 2007 - 11:15 am

    Mobile operator Vodafone could face legal action over its efforts to cripple VOIP on mobile phones.
  • Qualcomm inks OFDM deal, bolsters IP claim

    Posted May 1, 2007 - 8:06 am

    Qualcomm Inc. may have gained another small weapon for what could become a huge battle over essential patents on next-generation wireless networks. In a deal announced Monday, Qualcomm agreed to license its OFDM (Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing) and OFDMA (OFDM Access) technology to 4G Systems GmbH, a Hamburg, Germany, manufacturer of broadband wireless products.
  • EarthLink scales back, focuses muni Wi-Fi effort

    Posted April 30, 2007 - 9:36 am

    EarthLink Inc. is pulling in the reins on its municipal Wi-Fi business, focusing on existing deals and big cities for the rest of this year, in a move that raises questions about the growing trend of city-wide wireless networks.
  • BlackBerry from Verizon works worldwide

    Posted April 26, 2007 - 8:41 am

    Verizon Wireless Inc. is hoping to appeal to the international business traveler -- a customer segment that it may have struggled to attract previously -- with a new BlackBerry designed to work around the world.
  • Orange seeks to deflect E.U. limit on roaming charges

    Posted April 25, 2007 - 10:09 am

    French mobile phone operator Orange SA on Wednesday introduced new tariffs for the calls its customers make and receive while traveling abroad. Orange will charge its French customers as little as €0.25 ($0.34) per minute for calls they make or receive in other countries of the E.U., as long as they pay in advance for a block of at least 10 incoming minutes and 10 outgoing minutes, and consume all the prepaid minutes within 31 days.
  • AT&T to target iPhone to enterprise

    Posted April 24, 2007 - 8:16 am

    AT&T Inc. plans to market the iPhone to business users in addition to consumers but analysts aren't recommending that enterprises supply workers with the phones.
  • Wi-Fi cloaks the City of London

    Posted April 23, 2007 - 4:20 pm

    The City of London is home to a new Wi-Fi network that is not only one of Europe's largest but also among the first to give users mobile coverage similar to a cellular network.
  • RIM readies software client for non-Blackberry devices

    Posted April 23, 2007 - 9:55 am

    New software from Research in Motion Ltd. (RIM) will enable all BlackBerry wireless applications to run on smartphones from rival handset makers.
  • RIM finally breaks silence on BlackBerry outage

    Posted April 20, 2007 - 9:57 am

    The addition of a new software routine caused the multi-hour failure of Research in Motion Ltd.'s BlackBerry messaging service in North America earlier this week, the company said Friday.
  • BlackBerry service restored, slow response irks users

    Posted April 18, 2007 - 12:57 pm

    BlackBerry service was mostly restored by late morning Wednesday East Coast time, following a widespread North American outage that started Tuesday evening and has left some users irked enough by Research in Motion Ltd.'s laggard customer service that they are considering finding an alternative.
  • BlackBerry suffers widespread outage

    Posted April 18, 2007 - 9:39 am

    The BlackBerry wireless e-mail service from Research In Motion Ltd. appears to have suffered a widespread outage starting Tuesday evening in the U.S.
  • IDF: More transmitters, spectrum on the way for mobile

    Posted April 16, 2007 - 9:31 am

    The use of multiple radios, or wireless transmitters, will push the adoption of mobile technologies, but will require industry coordination and careful construction, an Intel executive said Monday in Beijing.
  • Nokia insists that Qualcomm is using its patents

    Posted April 13, 2007 - 9:43 am

    The patent license fight between Qualcomm Inc. and Nokia Corp. has gone into another round. Just hours after Qualcomm refused to accept a $20 million payment from Nokia for royalties on patented Qualcomm technology, Nokia rejected Qualcomm's claims that it doesn't use Nokia patents.
  • Sun buys mobile phone software maker SavaJe

    Posted April 13, 2007 - 9:12 am

    Sun Microsystems Inc. said Thursday it plans to acquire the intellectual property of SavaJe Technologies Inc., a provider of Mobile Java application development tools.
  • Qualcomm rejects $20M Nokia payment

    Posted April 12, 2007 - 2:37 pm

    Qualcomm Inc. has rejected a $20 million payment from Nokia Corp. for royalties on patented Qualcomm technology, snuffing out a possible resolution of part of the companies' ongoing intellectual-property dispute.
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