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  • Nokia to set up 3G joint venture in China

    Posted October 14, 2005 - 8:37 am

    Nokia has signed an agreement with China Putian to establish a joint-venture company to develop and manufacture telecommunications equipment for 3G networks based on China's homegrown 3G technology, TD-SCDMA, and WCDMA, the two partners announced Thursday.
  • Nokia launches new phone series targeting enterprises

    Posted October 12, 2005 - 10:42 am

    Pushing an end-to-end package to enterprises, Nokia Corp. on Wednesday introduced the first three phones in a new series aimed specifically at business users.
  • Push vs. Pull

    Posted October 12, 2005 - 10:15 am

    Push, that late '90s buzzword, is back, referring to everything from RSS feeds to wireless e-mail. But I suspect that the real wireless future lies with Web services and Pull functionality - though we aren't quite there yet.
  • New PDAs coming soon: Wi-Fi enabled Palm TX, $99 color-screen Palm Z22

    Posted October 12, 2005 - 10:09 am

    Palm Inc. has lowered the cost of acquiring a personal digital assistant (PDA) with Wi-Fi connectivity, and also is courting technology novices with a new, inexpensive PDA.
  • Samsung shows thin slider-type cell phone

    Posted October 12, 2005 - 9:38 am

    Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has taken the wraps off a new slider-type cell phone, its thinnest yet, at this week's Korea Electronics Show.
  • Mobile e-mail may push beyond executive corridor

    Posted October 11, 2005 - 3:33 pm

    Mobile e-mail isn't just for the chief executive and president anymore. At least, that's what many of the companies presenting at Symbian Ltd.'s Smartphone Show said on Monday. Companies including Visto Inc., Nokia Corp. and Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB are all talking about their "push" e-mail applications that aim to be attractive throughout the enterprise as well as to smaller businesses.
  • Symbian, Intel show off reference design

    Posted October 11, 2005 - 3:28 pm

    As part of its efforts to target mass market devices, Symbian Ltd. demonstrated Tuesday at the Smartphone Show in London a reference design for Symbian OS phones that it developed with Intel Corp. It's the first reference design announced by Symbian, although the company is working with other chip makers too, said Simon Garth, vice president of marketing for Symbian.
  • BEA Systems buys RFID software maker

    Posted October 11, 2005 - 9:30 am

    BEA Systems Inc. has stepped up its efforts to help customers deal with the mountains of data collected by RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) systems by agreeing to purchase privately-held RFID middleware vendor ConnecTerra Inc., BEA announced Tuesday.
  • TI executive says sub-$15 handset possible by 2008

    Posted October 11, 2005 - 9:18 am

    Mobile phones could be sold wholesale for as little as $15 by the end of 2008, although the result might be a handset nobody wants, an executive from chip maker Texas Instruments Inc. said Tuesday.
  • New Sony Ericsson phone to run on Symbian's latest OS

    Posted October 11, 2005 - 1:32 am

    During the first quarter next year, Sony Ericsson will start selling the first smart phone to be based on Symbian OS version 9.1 and the UIQ 3 software platform.
  • Virgin Atlantic tries RFID on for size

    Posted October 11, 2005 - 1:24 am

    Virgin Atlantic airways has launched an RFID pilot program with the goal of getting the right replacement parts to the right planes at the right time.
  • Hints for selecting your service provider

    Posted October 11, 2005 - 1:10 am

    What's the best way to select a wireless service provider for your business? This tip provides you with a decision-making framework.
  • Insurance adjusters use pen-based GUI, wireless

    Posted October 11, 2005 - 1:07 am

    Canadian insurance claims adjusters are using pen-based Tablet PCs and wireless networks to file reports from the field.
  • Industry coalition hopes to break 802.11n deadlock

    Posted October 10, 2005 - 10:54 am

    More than two dozen leading manufacturers of wireless LAN equipment have formed an industry coalition aimed at breaking a deadlock in efforts to establish a new, faster Wi-Fi standard.
  • Carriers count the cost of fighting terrorism

    Posted October 7, 2005 - 2:19 pm

    Internet service providers (ISPs) in Australia have rejected calls for government-funded support to compensate carriers who collect and store data used to help law enforcement track terrorism and serious crime.
  • Wi-Fi by the Bay

    Posted October 6, 2005 - 5:05 pm

    I live in San Francisco, the city where Wi-Fi access is considered a fundamental right. Seriously, that's what our mayor, Gavin Newsom, said recently. Of course, in a densely packed city full of badly configured routers, free Wi-Fi is already a reality for many San Franciscans. In my building, anybody can just tap into an unsecured router cleverly named WLAN whenever they get the urge. I already have five wireless networks visible from my home PC, so you'll forgive me if I sometimes mistakenly believe that I'm already living in a world of ubiquitous Wi-Fi.
  • Nokia puts Symantec on its mobile phones

    Posted October 6, 2005 - 11:51 am

    Nokia Corp. has announced it has signed an agreement to include Symantec Corp.'s Mobile Security software on its Series 60 and Symbian OS mobile phones.
  • Maspro pushes Wi-Fi five kilometers

    Posted October 5, 2005 - 9:51 am

    Maspro Denkoh, a Japanese manufacturer of wireless communications equipment, has developed a transmission system that can send Wi-Fi signals as far as 5 kilometers. The system relies on high-gain antennas produced by the company and is compatible with standard 802.11b/g communications equipment.
  • WLAN quality-of-service specification approved

    Posted October 5, 2005 - 9:47 am

    A specification that could improve voice and video on wireless LANs has received approval from the IEEE, ending a long standards-setting process but possibly setting the stage for more work on the problem.
  • EarthLink selected for Philadelphia Wi-Fi

    Posted October 5, 2005 - 9:44 am

    The city of Philadelphia has selected EarthLink to deploy a citywide wireless broadband network, the largest municipal Wi-Fi network in the U.S., the company announced Tuesday. The Wi-Fi deployment in the U.S.' fifth largest city is expected to be finished by the fourth quarter of 2006.
  • Motorola, Microsoft to partner on products for first responders

    Posted October 5, 2005 - 9:41 am

    Motorola will work with Microsoft to build a new suite of products for emergency workers, the two companies announced.
  • Windows Treo threatens RIM middleware

    Posted October 5, 2005 - 9:37 am

    When Microsoft and Palm made a deal to put Windows Mobile on Palm's Treo smartphone was an obvious blow against PalmSource's Palm OS. But the move, combined with improvements that will make the Exchange work more easily with mobile devices, demonstrate's Redmond's real target: RIM and its wireless middleware platform.
  • Verizon Wireless to offer TV on mobile phones?

    Posted October 5, 2005 - 9:34 am

    Verizon Wireless already offers video clips to its mobile phone users. Now one analyst believes that the company will be offering live television to its subscribers as early as next year, thanks to a partnership with Crown Castle.
  • RFID Sourcebook

    Posted October 4, 2005 - 10:56 am

    Posted with permission of IBM Press. Click here for a detailed description and to learn how to purchase this title.

  • Google's plan for city signals Wi-Fi ambitions

    Posted October 4, 2005 - 8:13 am

    Google Inc.'s expansion into public Wi-Fi could be a boon to the embattled municipal broadband movement and presents intriguing new possibilities for the search giant, though putting the traditional carriers out of business isn't likely to be one of them.
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