Walt Disney Co. has been testing a WiMax network near its Burbank, Calif., headquarters and has also been active in setting WiMax standards so different equipment makers can build WiMax gear that works together.
Sep. 22, 2005 04:45 AM EDT Reads: 10,127
Is Google going to move beyond its core Internet search service and enter the ultra-competitive world of ISPs and telco giants? An FAQ page at the Google site suggests so. But currently only two sites close to the Google Headquarters are equipped with Google WiFi access points for the ...
Sep. 22, 2005 03:30 AM EDT Reads: 34,556
Location-based Services (LBS) are back in the news, as Smarter Agent was picked out by industry experts as one the technologies that will potentially change the marketplace in the coming year. The service obtains a user's location from technology built into cell phones and instantly re...
Sep. 22, 2005 02:15 AM EDT Reads: 9,203
Emerging regions like the Middle East, Africa and the Greater China region are where Nokia expects to see continued growth in the market for mobile handsets, and it has now sold one billion of them since the company started mass production of mobile phones in the 90s.
Sep. 22, 2005 01:45 AM EDT Reads: 9,262
Sprint and RealNetworks today announced the launch of Rhapsody Radio on the Sprint PCS Vision Multimedia Service - providing Sprint customers nationwide with high-quality streaming radio stations from Real's award-winning Rhapsody online music service, streaming podcasts, 'Beats N Brea...
Sep. 20, 2005 08:45 AM EDT Reads: 13,962
Verizon Wireless and Dell are teaming up to give customers the speed and breadth of the Verizon Wireless EV-DO network together with the latest mobile computing technology from Dell, as the convergence of computing and communications devices continues.
Sep. 20, 2005 05:45 AM EDT Reads: 8,973
A number of viruses have emerged for mobile handsets and it is possible to create malicious code that makes these devices unusable. A malware incident may result in increased customer support traffic, terminal downtime, a negative customer experience, and slow service adoption. 'Mobile...
Sep. 19, 2005 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 8,322 Replies: 1
With its sliding keyboard and advanced data capabilities, combined with the power and flexibility of the new Windows Mobile 5.0 software platform, Sprint's new PCS Vision Smart Device (PPC-6700) was launched yesterday to allow mobile users to fully take advantage of the speed of the Na...
Sep. 17, 2005 03:30 AM EDT Reads: 14,728 Replies: 1
TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) yesterday announced that it is providing wireless communications support for the Joint Communications Support Element (JCSE) in their ongoing relief efforts surrounding Hurricane Katrina.
Sep. 15, 2005 05:30 AM EDT Reads: 12,673
ZIM Corporation, an international mobile services company specializing in bulk and premium SMS applications, and QuoteMedia, Inc., a leading provider of market data provisions and financial applications, announced the launch of the first mobile phone text messaging service to deliver f...
Sep. 14, 2005 10:45 PM EDT Reads: 12,878 Replies: 1
Research published today by European analyst firm, Quocirca, points to a significant development in the European business email market and underscores concerns that many European IT decision makers now have doubts about their ability to fully mobilize their workforce utilizing their cu...
Sep. 13, 2005 04:45 AM EDT Reads: 9,704
Opera Software today announced that the Opera browser is included on the Hitachi W32H for KDDI's 3G network in Japan. The release of this new, BREW-based mobile phone coincides with the one-year anniversary of Opera Software's agreement with KDDI. It is the fifth mobile phone with Oper...
Sep. 12, 2005 03:00 AM EDT Reads: 8,544 Replies: 1
Tokyo-based ACCESS Co., Ltd., and PalmSource, Inc., yesterday announced they have signed a definitive agreement for ACCESS to acquire PalmSource in an all-cash transaction valued at USD $18.50 per share of PalmSource common stock, or approximately $324.3 million.
Sep. 11, 2005 10:30 AM EDT Reads: 14,979
In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Verizon Wireless is urging anyone experiencing intermittent communications with friends and family that remain in the Gulf Coast area to try 'texting' them instead, reminding them of the technical advantages, when networks are under pressure, of reachi...
Sep. 10, 2005 11:00 AM EDT Reads: 16,940
NextPhase Wireless has announced that it will donate 50% of the monthly subscription fees from new wireless broadband installations throughout September to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
Sep. 9, 2005 04:00 AM EDT Reads: 27,850
Mobile TV is set to become a breakthrough mass-market mobile data service, judging by feedback from pioneering services offered by major global operators such as Orange, Vodafone, and SK Telecom, finds a new report from the subscription research service Unstrung Insider (http://www.uns...
Sep. 8, 2005 01:45 PM EDT Reads: 3,263 Replies: 1
Nokia and Czech mobile operator Eurotel Praha, have signed an agreement for the supply of WCDMA 3G network including the Nokia High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) solution, continuing Nokia's long-term role in the development of Eurotel's mobile network. The deal is Nokia's first...
Sep. 8, 2005 01:15 PM EDT Reads: 4,104 Replies: 1
Motorola's press machine says it 100% succinctly, in one single sentence: 'The much anticipated music phone has arrived!' Steve Jobs adds: 'I think this is instantly going to become the highest-volume, most-popular iPod in the world ? and therefore the most popular portable music playe...
Sep. 8, 2005 05:15 AM EDT Reads: 10,101
ARM announced that ARM Jazelle technology will be deployed in a new line of FOMA handsets by Japan's premier mobile communications company, NTT DoCoMo, Inc. Jazelle technology will enable the creation of innovative new consumer applications.
Sep. 8, 2005 01:00 AM EDT Reads: 13,317 Replies: 1
Apple and Moto have announced the Rokr, the long-awaited 'iPhone,' in an announcement by Steve Jobs at Moscone Center in San Francisco. The announcement builds on recent Moto momentum, and enables Apple to inject itself into the mobile phone market, which is much larger than the digita...
Sep. 7, 2005 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 12,941 Replies: 1
Nokia announced today that it is accepting applications for its Forum Nokia PRO Awards. The awards are for developers 'who exemplify best practices and who have made significant contributions to driving innovation in the mobility industry,' the company says.
Sep. 7, 2005 02:30 AM EDT Reads: 11,678
Cingular Wireless reports that cell phone coverage continues to improve in those areas hit hard by Hurricane Katrina.
Sep. 6, 2005 02:30 AM EDT Reads: 29,419
'Macromedia expertise with client software and HP expertise in IT and network infrastructure provide an end-to-end solution that enables service providers to streamline the creation and delivery of multimedia, content-rich services to millions of wireless, mobile, and broadband custome...
Sep. 6, 2005 01:00 AM EDT Reads: 11,256
Picsel Technologies, a leading provider of solutions that enable intuitive interaction with rich content on small screen devices, today announced a ground breaking partnership with Leadtone Wireless, China's leading wireless email technology leader - to pursue joint wireless email busi...
Sep. 5, 2005 04:00 PM EDT Reads: 10,282 Replies: 1
T-Mobile has chosen the Opera browser on several phones to fulfill the promise of their Web'n'Walk offering, including new T-Mobile SDA II Windows Mobile Smartphone – making this the first commercial deployment of the Opera browser for the Windows Mobile 2003 Smartphone platf...
Sep. 5, 2005 01:00 AM EDT Reads: 10,169
'We at Nokia feel especially compelled to be involved in relief efforts given our long-standing relationship with the City of New Orleans, most notably through the Nokia Sugar Bowl,' said Timothy Eckersley, senior vice president, Nokia, as Nokia made a donation of $1 million to the Ame...
Sep. 4, 2005 09:00 AM EDT Reads: 12,581
Verizon Wireless continues the urgent work of maintaining and restoring wireless service in the New Orleans and Gulf Coast regions in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The company has dispatched teams of network technicians who are making progress in strengthening communications in m...
Sep. 4, 2005 07:30 AM EDT Reads: 10,958
PCs will be configured by Intel and its partners according to Red Cross requirements to allow shelters to exchange important information with the organization?s headquarters regarding victim status, resource needs and case management. The systems, along with broadband access, will also...
Sep. 3, 2005 01:00 PM EDT Reads: 35,021 Replies: 1
The Verizon Foundation has started a 2-to-1 match for every dollar donated by Verizon employees to the American Red Cross to aid relief efforts in New Orleans and sections of Alabama, Florida and Mississippi that were devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
Sep. 3, 2005 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 37,324
Cingular Wireless yesterday announced a multi-pronged approach to raising millions of dollars to provide relief to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, and to assist its own employees who have been affected by the disaster.
Sep. 3, 2005 09:30 AM EDT Reads: 37,234
Since it went live, The Hurricane Katrina Information channel has been providing viewers with the ability to send text messages to family and friends separated by the hurricane and its aftermat. Messages are scrolled across the bottom of the television screen on DIRECTV channel 100.
Sep. 2, 2005 03:00 PM EDT Reads: 39,663 Replies: 1
The NTT DoCoMo M1000 is the first 3G phone to use Opera's Extensible Rendering Architecture (ERA. The speed of 3G and WLAN networks combined with a larger screen size lets users browse the Web with a look and feel that is remarkably close to a desktop experience, Opera says.
Aug. 31, 2005 10:00 AM EDT Reads: 15,048 Replies: 1
Microsoft today announced an acquisition that it said opens up 'infinite opportunities to enable even more relationship-centric communications experiences' for Microsoft customers in the future: it has acquired Teleo, a provider of VoIP software and services that enable the placement o...
Aug. 31, 2005 02:00 AM EDT Reads: 12,888
A Calgary-based designer and manufacturer of GPS and wireless products used in more than 50 countries, CSI Wireless has become a CTAPP sponsor by providing vehicle-tracking services that will enable CTAPP organizers and supporters to closely track the cyclists throughout their 2,400-mi...
Aug. 30, 2005 07:00 PM EDT Reads: 10,116 Replies: 3
Sprint Nextel Corporation and IWO Holdings, Inc. today announced an agreement for Sprint Nextel to acquire IWO Holdings for approximately $427 million, including the assumption of approximately $208 million of net debt.
Aug. 30, 2005 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 9,542
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected an application by Apple for the iPod, based on previous filings by Microsoft. This sort of technology tussle within the PTO is not unusual, although the circumstances around this particular fight are.
Aug. 14, 2005 12:15 PM EDT Reads: 15,913 Replies: 2
T-Mobile kondigt vandaag een langdurende samenwerking aan met rockicoon Robbie Williams, die zich uit zal strekken over de komende 18 maanden. Bij de samenwerking horen exclusieve aanbiedingen van mobiele muziek, touractiviteiten en internationale reclamecampagnes om fans die een abonn...
Aug. 14, 2005 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 6,551 Replies: 1
Vodafone Germany and The Cloud have formed a strategic WLAN partnership. The Cloud plans to establish a nationwide network of 10,000 hotspots over the next four years, which will provide wireless Internet at key public access points.
Aug. 14, 2005 11:45 AM EDT Reads: 11,745 Replies: 1
Ryman's blog can be read at ryman.eclipsedevelopersjournal.com. He is the latest i-technology celebrity whose blog is syndicated on SYS-CON's branded blog-n-play community pages next to James Gosling, Marc Fleury, Ben Forta, John C. Dvorak, Alan Williamson and others.
Aug. 13, 2005 12:00 PM EDT Reads: 28,144 Replies: 1
Forget Web surfing only on advanced phones capable of running a browser; now comes Opera Mini, a small Java client capable of running on mid-tier and even low-tier phones - with the rest being taken care of by the remotely located Opera Mini server.
Aug. 11, 2005 06:00 PM EDT Reads: 16,824 Replies: 1