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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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
'The wireless industry is focused on bringing additional rich media experiences and a new generation of interactive services to the mobile consumer, and we are committed to being a leader in that arena,' said John McKinley, America Online's CTO and President, Digital Services, as AOL t...
Is the world's largest maker of infrastructure equipment interested in acquiring Nokia's wireless infrastructure technology by buying the company? Nokia is the world's second-largest provider of mobile network infrastructure after Ericsson.
According to the BusinessWeek magazine / Interbrand Global Brand Scorecard released this month, Nokia - which launched 34 new handsets in the first six months of 2005 alone - is the sixth most valuable brand on earth.
'The FCC has agreed that uniting these two great companies is in the public's interest,' commented Tim Donahue, president and CEO of Nextel, as Sprint and Nextel Communications Inc. yesterday announced that they have received Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approval for the com...
One of the 'ripe areas' for tech investment - as in, a pocket of opportunity that exist for future growth - may be in companies that are poised to take advantage of the growing convergence of services into personal digital assistants (PDAs) and smartphones, says Paul Gulden, manager of...
Digicel Group, thefastest growing mobile telecommunications company in the Caribbean, todayannounced that Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERICY) is the exclusive vendor for its GSMwireless infrastructure in Trinidad & Tobago. In June, Digicel obtainedfive blocks of GSM spectrum following a highly c...
Franklin Wireless Corporation (OTC: FKLT)(www.fklt.com), an emerging developer/manufacturer/marketer of wirelesscommunications devices and applications, announced today that the companywill debut its suite of CDMA2000 wireless modem products at BangkokInternational ICT Expo 2005. The ...
'Intel and Connexion by Boeing have collaborated extensively to test the high-speed, in-flight Wi-Fi service, which provides a secure and reliable service for travelers who want new choices for how they spend their time in-flight,' said Keith Kressin, director of marketing for Intel's ...
Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, Nokia's new CEO, commented: 'It is a privilege to be offered this position. Nokia is a dynamic company in a fast-changing and fluid environment. I look forward to working together with our team to help Nokia shape the future of mobile communications at a pivotal t...
The importance of durability can't be overlooked when making cell phone purchases, says Joel Thompson, and buyers need to approach the decision making process as seriously as any other IT purchase.
'Leveraging Answers Anywhere allows developers to build highly intuitive applications that 'know' and can anticipate users' needs,' said Ilan Dar, senior architect of Sybase's Answers Anywhere group, talking exclusively to SYS-CON Media as iAnywhere Solutions, Inc., a Sybase subsidiary...
Sybase today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Extended Systems Incorporated, a leading provider of mobile software solutions, in a cash merger with a total diluted equity value of approximately $71.3 million, or $4.460847 per share. The transaction, which is s...
America Online announced that it is testing a suite of new AOL Mobile Search Services that give mobile users easy access to the AOL Search service, Pinpoint Shopping Search and AOL Yellow Pages. Now available as a public beta test, the AOL Mobile Search Services let users search the W...
Remote Dynamics, Inc., a provider of mobile resource management solutions for commercial fleets, announced that four additional technology companies have joined the company?s REDIpartner reseller program to extend REDIview sales within mobile resource management solutions throughout No...
Remote Dynamics, Inc., a provider of mobile resource management solutions for commercial fleets, announced that four additional technology companies have joined the company?s REDIpartner reseller program to extend REDIview sales within mobile resource management solutions throughout No...
Nokia is demonstrating its leading commitment to mobile software development and advancing open end-to-end mobile Java platform architecture in the mobile space here at the 2005 JavaOne conference in San Francisco this week. Nokia's global developer support program, Forum Nokia, is par...
3G Americas, a trade association supporting the wireless industry throughout the Americas, has published a technical recommendation position paper on wireless Java technologies to drive application interoperability on handsets in the Americas.
MessageVine announced today that it has joined the Symbian Platinum Program to support the growing market for smartphones based on Symbian OS(TM). As a Platinum Partner, MessageVine is extending Mobile IM to the Symbian ecosystem. Symbian develops and licenses Symbian OS, the global in...
KT and Intel are going to collaborate on WiBro 802.16e and WiMAX. 'With Mobile WiMAX, Koreans can take the broadband Internet access they have enjoyed for years in their home on the road,' said Intel's chief executive Paul Otellini.
Wi-Fi and WiMAX infrastructure revenue are expected to reach $5.2 billion and $115 million respectively in 2005, according to the TIA's recent Telecommunications Market Review and Forecast. The Wi-Fi equipment market is increasing at a fast pace and will continue to grow as hot spots p...
'Ericsson and Napster are uniquely suited to offer mobile operators a simple, cohesive and personalized digital music experience for their consumers,' said Chris Gorog, Napster's chairman and CEO, as Ericsson and Napster recently announced a global partnership to offer what they are ca...
Yahoo Inc. has acquired DialPad Communications, whose VoIP technology converts conversations into data packets that can then be transmitted across the Internet using today's widely prevalent broadband connections.
Intel took a step toward a holy grail of wireless communications with the announcement of a chip that will receive many types of WiFi signals being sent under the 802.11X family. This is a milestone along the way to producing a chip that will enable reception of all the differing types...
Google Mobile, says the search giant, 'makes it easy to access online information - over 8 billion pages and a billion images - on your cell phone or mobile device.' You can also search more than a billion images and get the one you need on your phone with Google Image Search.
Aplicom, a Finnish manufacturer of wireless platforms for professional applications, today announced that the company will take over the manufacturing, sales and support of Nokia's M2M (machine-to-machine) GPRS modules. The products will subsequently be sold globally under the Aplicom ...
Rocket Mobile won a pair of BREW 2005 Developer Awards at Qualcomm's BREW 2005 Conference in San Diego for its Song IDentity application.
Deephaven Capital Management, a 5-percent stakeholder in MCI, is urging other stockholders to vote against MCI's acquisition by Verizon. Deephaven believes that MCI shareholders can receive a better offer.
palmOne has announced that Optus, an Australian leader in integrated telecommunications, is offering an integrated corporate e-mail package on the highly acclaimed 650 smartphone.
Britain's largest telco, BT, has launched a cellular phone that switches between fixed and mobile networks. The phone works like a mobile outdoors but automatically switches to a broadband line once users enter their home.


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