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  • Nokia's new Nseries woos with cameras, music, 3G

    Posted April 27, 2005 - 2:04 pm

    Nokia Corp. on Wednesday launched three new Nseries mobile handsets, hoping users will be seduced by the smart phones' built-in multimedia gadgets, which take print-quality pictures, read e-mail, play music, browse Web sites and display mobile TV.
  • Motorola opens 3G development center in Beijing

    Posted April 27, 2005 - 1:31 pm

    Looking to strengthen its position in China's telecommunications market, Motorola has opened a 3G research and development center in Beijing to serve the needs of Chinese operators, the company said Wednesday.
  • Airspan shows off WiMax home router

    Posted April 27, 2005 - 1:26 pm

    As WiMax technology gets ready for real-world use, Airspan Networks is demoing EasyST, a prototype for a home router that will connect computers to a WiMax network.
  • Cell phone shipments continue to climb in Q1

    Posted April 27, 2005 - 10:07 am

    The global cellular handset market saw robust growth during the first quarter, according to reports from major handset manufacturers.
  • Wireless technology secures vehicles

    Posted April 27, 2005 - 10:04 am

    When ponies delivered mail, fleet management meant keeping everyone in line at the hitching post. Today, the ponies are gone, and the U.S. Postal Service uses wireless technology to manage industrial vehicles that sort the mail.
  • Cisco gears up for wireless with integration of Airespace

    Posted April 27, 2005 - 10:00 am

    The key to an acquisition's success is how well the combined company can be integrated going forward. In this interview, the execs in charge of Cisco's wireless division explain how Airespace is being absorbed into the larger company - and why the move was a good one for both.
  • MontaVista Linux out with smartphone OS

    Posted April 26, 2005 - 1:43 pm

    Linux is looking to take on Microsoft Windows in another arena. MontaVista is releasing a Linux-based smartphone operating system that will compete with Windows Mobile and Symbian OS.
  • Fujitsu jumps in with its WiMax chip

    Posted April 25, 2005 - 10:13 am

    Fujitsu has followed up Intel's launch of its first WiMax chip -- the Pro/Wireless 5116, aka Rosedale -- with an IEEE 802.16-2004 compliant chip of its own.
  • Hackers plot more phishing, mobile viruses

    Posted April 25, 2005 - 9:37 am

    Mass-mailer viruses like Bagle, Netsky and MyDoom are so pass
  • RFID hooks ride on German mass transit

    Posted April 22, 2005 - 11:12 am

    Efforts to introduce electronic-ticketing systems in Germany's huge mass transit sector have moved forward with the successful testing of a smart card system that combines RFID (radio frequency identification).
  • Sprint sees mobile device security neglect

    Posted April 22, 2005 - 8:36 am

    Speaking at the Wireless Security Conference, representatives from Sprint said that many of their clients aren't prepared for the security realities entailed in using mobile devices - and that even Sprint itself doesn't offer as many security features as it ought to.
  • Sprint's Wi-Fi footprint grows

    Posted April 22, 2005 - 8:32 am

    A slew of partnership agreements has increased the size of Sprint's Wi-Fi hotspot network. The company now boasts 19,000 public WLAN access points, 5,000 more than last month. The goal is to reach 25,000 by the end of the year.
  • Should you integrate APs with security appliances?

    Posted April 22, 2005 - 8:28 am

    More and more wireless APs are coming bundled with security features - and security appliances are starting to offer wireless access capabilities. But one observer thinks that traditional security companies have yet to prove their wireless mettle.
  • Nokia's profit jumps 18 percent

    Posted April 21, 2005 - 3:43 pm

    Finnish mobile phone giant Nokia, which had been battling tumbling market share of late, posted much stronger than expected profits this quarter thanks to increased demand for handsets in Asia.
  • Vodafone offers push e-mail service across Europe

    Posted April 21, 2005 - 3:37 pm

    Vodafone formally launched its own version of a wireless "push" e-mail service on Thursday, with plans to roll it out across Europe by the end of the year. Though the company said that the service will complement the offerings it already has in partnership with Research In Motion on its BlackBerry wireless device, the move is also a direct competitive challenge to the market-dominant BlackBerry.
  • Experts urge wireless security integration

    Posted April 21, 2005 - 3:32 pm

    Corporations should think of wireless security as an add-on to their existing security architecture, not as a separate entity, according to analysts and vendors at the Wireless Security Conference and Expo. IT managers should either integrate the new wireless piece into the overall company security policy, if one already exists, or take the opportunity to create a plan for the entire IT infrastructure, security experts urged.
  • Research In Motion to add Lotus IM capabilities to BlackBerries

    Posted April 21, 2005 - 3:29 pm

    Furthering the integration of the BlackBerry with various enterprise infrastructure products, RIM announced that Lotus IM users would be able to send messages to BlackBerry users.
  • German hospital tests RFID

    Posted April 21, 2005 - 11:24 am

    A group of IT suppliers is implementing an RFID (radio frequency identification) system in a German hospital -- the country's first such hospital deployment -- after introducing the technology in a U.S. hospital earlier this year.
  • Sprint sees advertising-supported mobile services

    Posted April 20, 2005 - 10:23 am

    Sprint sees many new opportunities emerging in mobile data services in the coming years, among them the chance to sell advertising on its mobile entertainment offerings, a company executive told a wireless conference on Tuesday.
  • Microsoft says LCS is going mobile

    Posted April 20, 2005 - 10:20 am

    Microsoft revealed ambitious plans for its upcoming Live Communications Server product, which will serve e-mail, phone, IM, SMS, video conferencing, and Web conferencing up to a variety of wired and wirelessly connected devices.
  • Analysts: Beware of hype for fixed broadband with WiMax

    Posted April 20, 2005 - 10:16 am

    Intel's introduction of a WiMax chipset may lead you to believe that a broadband alternative to DSL and cable is just around the corner. But analysts warn that cheap, widespread services are still a ways off.
  • BlackBerry syncs with enterprise IM

    Posted April 20, 2005 - 2:01 am

    Research in Motion (RIM), which makes the BlackBerry handheld, has inked agreements with IBM, Microsoft and Novell to support the vendors' enterprise IM products.
  • New cell phone takes dictation

    Posted April 20, 2005 - 2:00 am

    Samsung has unveiled two new cell phone models that translate speech into text, making it easier for users to send text messages or even surf the Web. Cingular is selling the first of the two, the Samsung P207, and the second, the A800, will be on the market this summer.
  • No wires attached

    Posted April 20, 2005 - 2:00 am

    Thanks to improvements in wireless security and a plethora of ambitious vendors keen to jumpstart high-speed wireless adoption, many SMBs are bypassing the traditional wired LAN and going straight to wireless networks (WLANs), say resellers who cater to the SMB market.
  • Wireless wins lift Lucent

    Posted April 19, 2005 - 3:33 pm

    Long-troubled Lucent saw its stock prices rise as it announced good news about its financial situation. Much of the turnaround can be attributed to its sales of wireless networking infrastructure equipment to mobile phone service providers.
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