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PalmSource, an OS provider to the wireless device market that had its roots in 3Com, will be holding its annual user conference this week in San Jose. Company CEO David Nagel announced his resignation on the eve of the event, but will be delivering his keynote as scheduled.
The Board of Symbian yesterday announced the appointment of Nigel Clifford to the post of Chief Executive Officer, replacing David Levin who left in April. Clifford has wide experience of successful leadership across a number of sectors, including the technology sector. He was appointe...
According to Juniper Research, a respected technology industry resource relied upon by Wall Street, wireless gambling will generate as much as $18BN annually by 2008. Much of this growth will come from 'SMS-TV' - the same technology fans of FOX-TV's American Idol have been enjoying eve...
3.4 million handhelds shipped worldwide during Q1 of 2005, according to market-research company Gartner - the best first quarter the handheld industry has ever had.
Intel has released its first WiMAX product, known as the PRO/Wireless 5116 broadband interface device. It is built around the IEEE 802.16-2004 standard, and should jump-start the creation of high-speed, fixed wireless broadband networks, providing Internet connectivity, Internet Protoc...
The latest series of Nokia multimedia phones are based on Symbian OS, the world's most popular operating system for advanced mobile phones. Symbian attributes this success to its open-standards approach.
Fujitsu Microelectronics America has introduced its WiMAX system-on-chip, the MB87M3400, which complies with the IEEE 802.16-2004 standard and is designed for development of a new generation of WiMAX-compliant broadband wireless access (BWA) equipment. 'The Fujitsu WiMAX SoC sets the s...
OpenLaszlo 3.0, known in previous versions as Laszlo Presentation Server (LPS), is aimed at developers creating Rich Internet Applications (RIAs). The new name reflects the company's move to an open-source licensing model.
A North American Wi-Fi Symposium held at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, brought together more than 70 hotel industry leaders to define the future uses of wirelessly-enabled applications and mobility computing in the hospitality and travel industry. GPS-enabled golf club selection...
Bristol, England is enjoying wireless broadband services with the U.K.'s largest wireless hot zone, built with BelAir Networks wide-area wireless networking equipment. Announced in the wake of remarks by U.S. wireless carrier Verizon's CEO Ivan Seidenberg that the idea of a municipal h...
Senforce Technologies said that it is one of five technologies or vendors to become part of the first-ever secure wireless networking solution to achieve DITSCAP (DoD Information Technology Security Certification and Accreditation Process) certification. Products underwent extensive an...
Diversinet announced support for the BlackBerry 7100 Series by its MobiSecure Token. The token lets application providers, mobile network operators and security service providers to deliver one-time- password-based two-factor authentication services to both enterprise customers and mas...
Hong Kong Broadband Network Limited (HKBN), a wholly owned subsidiary of City Telecom (HK) Limited, has announced its bb1000 service, a symmetric 1Gbps for the residential market. HKBN believes that Hong Kong is the first market in the world in which more than one-third of total city h...
Sprint has signed WiFi high-speed wireless service roaming agreements with four broadband Internet service providers and a virtual network enabler, to increase to 19,000 the number of WiFi hotspots available to its customers.
Research In Motion will integrate IBM's Lotus Instant Messaging and Web conferencing software into its BlackBerry wireless devices sometime in 2005. Parent companies Research in Motion and IBM have agreed that BlackBerry owners should be able to use the Lotus Instant Messaging client t...
The Connections Conference is rolling into the San Francisco Bay Area May 11-13. This event is focused on the Digital Home and offers one of more stimulating programs of the year.
'The product line-up was mature and few new products were launched during the period,' Sony Ericsson conceded, as it announced today its Q1 results, including a 61% fall in net profit for the quarter, year-on-year.
'Why in the world would you think your (cell) phone would work in your house?' Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg said in an interview in the San Francisco Chronicle. Here are at least three reasons why...
The Internet is doing many things for which it was not originally intended. Now, IPTV is among the latest ideas transforming the way people receive information and entertainment. But is IPTV the real story here?
ALLTEL has announced the availability of the BlackBerry 7250 Wireless Handheld, BlackBerry Enterprise Server and BlackBerry Internet Service on its CDMA 1X digital wireless network.
'Compliance and security are the new Software Quality drivers,' said Dr Adam Kolawa, cofounder and CEO of Parasoft Corporation, talking live on SYS-CON.TV to Sean Rhody, editor-in-chief of Web Services Journal and Yakov Fain, Enterprise Editor of JDJ.
IT departments should plan now for wireless e-mail on all supported handheld devices, as wireless e-mail will be a built-in application on all smartphones by the end of 2008, according to Gartner, Inc. Company analysts presented the future of wireless applications during the Gartner Wi...
Downloadable guides from TV2Mobile cover subjects from fashion, horoscopes, and advanced driving tips. Guides are designed to be viewed on phone handsets.
The SEC investigation of telecommunications company Global Crossing, started in 2002, found irregularities but noted cooperation from the company and levied no fines nor established any fraud.
VeriSign announced completion of its $270 million agreement to acquire LightSurf, a leading multimedia messaging and interoperability company in the wireless market. LightSurf's technology platform enables mobile subscribers to exchange pictures, video, and other forms of multimedia co...
A SIS file trojan - Fontal.A - that installs a corrupted Font file into infected mobile devices, thus causing them to fail at next reboot, has been identified by Finnish virus specialists F-Secure. It affects smartphones running Symbian OS.
In April construction work will start at the site of Nokia's newest mobile device production facility globally. Nokia anticipates investing an estimated $100-150 million in a brand new Indian production plant, in Chennai.
London-based DAT plc is acquiring a German company, Synchronica, which specializes in mobile synchronization and device management. The move augments DAT's portfolio while lending new financial strength to Synchronica's efforts.
Integration between MSN Messenger, MSN Spaces and other MSN network services, including MSN Search, is providing a more flexible way to connect with others through instant messaging, Web logging ('blogging'), and sharing music lists and photos, according to Microsoft. Now these service...
In a deal valued at $330 million ($17 per share), Computer Associates (CA) will acquire Concord Communications, a provider of network service management software solutions. Concord's technology provides proactive network performance management and predictive capacity planning. the comp...
Sprint and Time Warner Cable are trying to lure users to switch from landline to mobile phone use with an offering that combines all telecommunications services on one bill.
The new package will enable customers to deploy low-density IP equipment without additional power points.
If 3G networks are to flourish in the US, a number of key factors need to be addressed, according to UbiNetics.
Incorporating innovative SmartPaper electronic media, SyncroSign Messenger offers the flexibility of displaying any font style, logo, or line art.
SAMSys is debuting a new MP9320 v2.8 RFID UHF Reader, including support for the EPC Gen 2 standard.
Qwest is now offering $27.50 a share in its long-running bid to merge with MCI, compared to Verizon's $23.50 a share bid. The nine-billion-dollar bid - $8.9BN to be exact - came Thursday with a request that MCI decide by tomorrow, April 5, whether the bid is 'superior' to Verizon's off...
AVEA Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. has selected Nokia to supply its commercial Push to Talk over Cellular (PoC) service, launched in November 2004. The deal also includes the Nokia Presence solution, which is based on open standards and provides support to PoC, as well as to many other appl...
New ISV Partner Program will go into effect on April 18, 2005.
The Board of the GSM Association (GSMA), the global trade association for the world's GSM operator community that serves more than 1.3 billion mobile telecommunications users, has called for an immediate review of the current licensing program proposed by MPEG LA and the companies invo...
The Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA) has published a new standard, 'Over-the-Air Service Provisioning for MEID-Equipped Mobile Stations in Spread Spectrum Systems,' TIA-158.


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