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  • Visto to offer Exchange, Notes e-mail on iPhone

    Posted June 28, 2007 - 8:12 pm

    Push e-mail provider Visto Corp. says it will be able to send enterprise e-mail to iPhones starting later this year.
  • Experts: Better broadband stats needed

    Posted June 28, 2007 - 4:24 pm

    The U.S. government needs better ways to measure broadband availability and adoption in order to develop policies that focus on ways to use broadband to improve the economy, several telecom experts said Thursday.
  • Accessory makers gear up for iPhone launch

    Posted June 28, 2007 - 9:45 am

    With the hype surrounding the iPhone reaching critical mass on June 29 in the U.S., Apple Inc. wants to ensure third-party vendors sell accessories engineered to work properly with its multimedia cell phone.
  • Wells Fargo, Visa test pay-by-phone in US

    Posted June 27, 2007 - 5:13 pm

    Mobile payments and banking are now moving into the U.S. through some big names, but the speedy checkout system is slow to put in place.
  • Handset finding service uses Wi-Fi

    Posted June 27, 2007 - 4:59 pm

    Geo-location specialist Quova is offering a service that lets wireless devices locate themselves by scanning for nearby Wi-Fi access points and GSM base-stations, and triangulating what they find against a master-list.
  • TI embraces ultra low-power Bluetooth

    Posted June 26, 2007 - 1:17 pm

    Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) will develop chips for low-power devices based on a new short-range wireless Bluetooth specification, the company said Tuesday.
  • BT to resell 'blanket' Wi-Fi switch

    Posted June 20, 2007 - 5:05 pm

    BT is reselling a "blanket" wireless switch from Extricom, which covers a building using adjacent access points on the same Wi-Fi channel.
  • Nokia rolls phone groups into single division

    Posted June 20, 2007 - 2:39 pm

    Nokia Corp. plans to fold all its mobile phone development efforts into a single new business unit, reflecting the growing importance to its business of multimedia and Internet-enabled devices.
  • COMMUNICASIA: WiMax firm picks IBM, but not for its technology

    Posted June 20, 2007 - 8:23 am

    Singapore's Nex-G Systems Pte. Ltd. is designing a WiMax base station based on an IBM Corp. processor, even though it's not the best chip for the job. But that doesn't worry Ronnie Persad, the company's chief executive officer.
  • Celtel gets $320M loan for African expansion

    Posted June 19, 2007 - 4:09 pm

    The World Bank's International Financing Corp. loaned Africa's second-largest mobile telecommunications company, Celtel International BV, US$320 million for expansion in five countries on the continent.
  • Microsoft offers redesigned MSN for mobile

    Posted June 19, 2007 - 3:32 pm

    Microsoft Corp. launched a redesigned MSN portal for mobile phones, with improved navigation and optimized display of Web pages.
  • Spectrum public safety plan meets resistance at hearing

    Posted June 14, 2007 - 3:47 pm

    A plan to have private investors build a national wireless broadband network for police and fire departments met resistance at a U.S. Senate hearing Thursday, including from the man in charge of New York's emergency broadband network.
  • Flat-rate mobile phone music service to compete with iPhone

    Posted June 14, 2007 - 12:31 pm

    A U.K. startup hopes to compete with Apple Inc.'s new iPhone by offering a flat-rate music service that can run on most of today's mobile phones.
  • IPhone users will need iTunes account, Apple says

    Posted June 13, 2007 - 10:36 am

    Consumers planning to buy the iPhone when it goes on sale in the U.S. later this month will need to have an iTunes Store account before they can activate the device, according to information on Apple Inc.'s Web site.
  • Nokia's ultra low-power Wibree joins Bluetooth

    Posted June 13, 2007 - 6:10 am

    Ultra-low power is being added to the features of short-range Bluetooth technology.
  • WWDC: Apple's iPhone open to software developers

    Posted June 12, 2007 - 9:53 am

    Third-party software developers can create Web 2.0 applications to run on Apple Inc.'s forthcoming iPhone, company CEO Steve Jobs said Monday.
  • Mobile Linux group releases first specs

    Posted June 11, 2007 - 8:53 am

    The Linux Phone Standards (LiPS) Forum planned to release its first mobile phone specifications on Monday, in hopes of encouraging more applications for Linux phones.
  • Vodafone says no to change in Verizon stake

    Posted June 7, 2007 - 4:16 pm

    Vodafone rejected a proposal for changes to the structure of its investment in Verizon Wireless.
  • EU gives final OK to legislation to cut roaming costs

    Posted June 7, 2007 - 4:12 pm

    The members of the European Union have given their final blessing to a law that will substantially cut mobile phone roaming charges.
  • Microsoft fixes Windows Mobile synch problem

    Posted June 6, 2007 - 8:59 pm

    Microsoft Corp. has fixed a problem that made it difficult for users of the most recent Windows Mobile devices to synch with PCs running Vista.
  • Cities trade secrets for launching public Wi-Fi

    Posted June 5, 2007 - 7:45 pm

    Despite the tribulations of launching a regional wireless Internet network, some cities are making progress by sharing their hard-won lessons.
  • Cell phones to warn of earthquakes in Japan

    Posted May 31, 2007 - 1:41 am

    Cell phones in Japan could soon provide a vital warning seconds ahead of a major earthquake.
  • RIM plans Wi-Fi/cellphone BlackBerry

    Posted May 25, 2007 - 7:31 am

    Research In Motion Ltd. expects to start selling a BlackBerry with both cellular and Wi-Fi wireless capabilities, the company's CEO said Wednesday.
  • 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.
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