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  • Vodafone lowers sales forecast, takes $49B charge

    Posted February 27, 2006 - 10:13 am

    The mobile phone empire built by Vodafone Group PLC, Europe's largest operator, is beginning to show some cracks. The company has cut its sales growth forecast and will write as much as
  • Yahoo's Go Mobile debuts in U.S. on Cingular phone

    Posted February 22, 2006 - 11:01 am

    Yahoo Inc. made its Go Mobile cell-phone portal service available in the U.S. for the first time on Tuesday, working with AT&T Inc. and Cingular Wireless LLC to offer Go Mobile on a Nokia Corp. handset.
  • New version of Mozilla for mobile released

    Posted February 20, 2006 - 10:52 am

    The Minimo Project, the group developing a shrunk-down version of the Mozilla open source browser for handheld devices, released a new version of Minimo on Saturday. The announcement is the latest indication that mobile phones will increasingly be used to access any content that is available on the Internet, analysts say.
  • 3GSM: Orange targets SMBs with mobile apps

    Posted February 16, 2006 - 10:09 am

    European mobile phone operator Orange SA has launched a new mobile application portal to reach out to small businesses.
  • 3GSM: New version of Java for mobile expected this year

    Posted February 15, 2006 - 4:52 pm

    The next generation of Java for mobile phones should become available in the middle of this year, with handsets featuring applications built with the new version expected to reach the market at the end of the year or early next, Sun Microsystems Inc. said Wednesday at the 3GSM World Congress.
  • 3GSM: Mobile operating systems vie for position

    Posted February 15, 2006 - 11:43 am

    Operators and handset makers are moving toward standardizing on just a few mobile phone operating systems. They're likely to choose relatively open platforms with large developer groups, according to experts at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona on Wednesday -- but that doesn't necessarily mean that end users will soon be able to freely download lots of new applications, they said.
  • 3GSM: TI sees $20 mobile phones out this year

    Posted February 15, 2006 - 11:37 am

    Texas Instruments Inc. (TI), the world's largest maker of chips for mobile phones, believes a GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) handset costing as little as $20 could be available by the end of this year as part of the drive to provide ultra-low-cost phones to people in poor nations.
  • 3GSM: Linux will reach mass-market phones, says MontaVista

    Posted February 15, 2006 - 11:23 am

    Even though many Linux supporters say that Linux is ideal for low-end handsets, Linux-based operating systems today are being used primarily on high-end phones. But that will change, said Peder Ulander, vice president of marketing for MontaVista Software Inc.
  • 3GSM: Microsoft demos Windows Live for mobile

    Posted February 15, 2006 - 11:15 am

    Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer gave the first public demonstration of some Windows Live for Mobile services at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona on Tuesday.
  • 3GSM: Executives: mobile content not here yet

    Posted February 14, 2006 - 12:18 pm

    Mobile phone users can expect to be able to access a growing variety of content from their phones, chief executives said Tuesday morning at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona. But the current mobile market they described suggests that mobile phone users probably won't be downloading significant amounts of content any time soon.
  • Microsoft acquires MotionBridge

    Posted February 13, 2006 - 11:18 am

    Microsoft Corp. has acquired MotionBridge SA, which is based in Paris and provides search technology for mobile phone operators, Microsoft announced Monday at the 3GSM World Conference in Barcelona.
  • Rethinking the repeater

    Posted February 13, 2006 - 10:12 am

    The biggest gripe many home consumers have about WLANs is that their range can leave something to be desired, but current Wi-Fi repeater technology can degrade performance for media apps. That's about to change as physical-layer repeaters hit the market.
  • Funambol offers open source cure for BlackBerry woes

    Posted February 10, 2006 - 4:32 pm

    If RIM's legal woes cause a shutdown of the BlackBerry service in the U.S., users have an alternative: the open source Funambol software can push e-mail to BlackBerry devices.
  • Adjustable fonts help unlock the small screen

    Posted February 10, 2006 - 4:27 pm

    As cell phone screens get tasked with more uses - and asked to display more languages - the art of creating fonts for such devices is being advanced.
  • Industry alliance to tackle mobile phone games

    Posted February 10, 2006 - 4:23 pm

    Several big companies in the mobile phone and gaming industry, including Microsoft and Nokia, are teaming to support an open gaming architecture designed to lower development costs, speed up delivery times and create richer content, the group said Friday.
  • Trolltech, Teleca partner for Linux on phones

    Posted February 8, 2006 - 11:03 am

    Trolltech AS on Wednesday said it has partnered with software development services company Teleca AB in a move that Trolltech said signifies a growing interest in Linux by handset makers.
  • BlackBerry lawsuit FAQ: What you need to know

    Posted February 7, 2006 - 4:22 pm

    Can't keep track of all the twists and turns in the NTP-RIM lawsuit that threatens to shut down BlackBerry service in the United States? This handy guide explains it all.
  • Wireless tech connects homeless with services

    Posted February 7, 2006 - 4:14 pm

    Wireless networks require very little infrastructure, so they're easy to set up and tear down. As a result, they've become very useful as a way to connect homeless and low-income individuals with government services.
  • 3GSM: Mobile show to signal no end to innovation

    Posted February 7, 2006 - 11:54 am

    Visitors attending the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona next week may find little time to enjoy the city's great sights and food. This year's event is shaping up to be one of the biggest and busiest ever, with plenty of new technologies, services and gadgets to make their debut in the Catalonian capital.
  • Funambol offers open source push e-mail

    Posted February 7, 2006 - 9:52 am

    Funambol Inc. plans to begin offering on Monday a beta version of an open-source software product that enables push e-mail to a wide range of mobile devices.
  • Google, Skype join investors to pump cash into Fon

    Posted February 6, 2006 - 9:59 am

    Google Inc. and Skype Ltd. have teamed up with two venture capital firms, Index Ventures and Sequoia Capital, to invest
  • Broadcast mobile TV to miss World Cup goal

    Posted February 2, 2006 - 11:38 am

    The mobile phone industry will miss a shot at selling new broadcast mobile TV services at the World Cup soccer games in Germany later this year, an executive from German telco Deutsche Telekom AG said Thursday at a news conference in Berlin.
  • Patent office rules against NTP again

    Posted February 2, 2006 - 11:36 am

    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office rejected a patent that it previously awarded and that is central to the ongoing litigation against BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM), RIM said on Wednesday.
  • Broadband, services drive Ericsson sales

    Posted January 31, 2006 - 11:09 am

    The rollout of high-speed mobile data networks as well as a demand for services drove sales up 15 percent in 2005 for Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, the company said Tuesday.
  • Nokia releases code to open source community

    Posted January 31, 2006 - 10:23 am

    Last year, Nokia began offering Python for S60 for free from its Web site. The move allowed developers to write applications using Python for the widely used S60 Nokia phones. Now, Nokia is contributing the core of Python for S60 back to the open source community in a bid to encourage more development on the platform.
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