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Palm Aims to Jump Start Consumer Treo Biz

February 27, 2007 10:52 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Palm is sinking $25 million into a new marketing campaign designed to raise awareness among consumers about its products, particularly its recently launched Treo 680 smartphone.

Airborne Hears an Ecko

February 27, 2007 10:52 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Airborne Entertainment is aligning itself with the popular Ecko lifestyle brand, which is viewed as having its finger on the pulse of pop culture. Ecko views the Airborne deal as a way to extend the reach of the fashion brand into the mobile space.

Funding Round Up

February 27, 2007 10:52 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Several companies tied to the wireless space are making funding news. Alereon received a financial boost from Samsung Ventures; DigitalBridge Communications closed a round of Series A funding; and Artimi raised new funds to advance its wireless semiconductor products.

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News Briefs for Dec. 11, 2006

February 27, 2007 10:52 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Qualcomm, Preferred Voice, SouthernLINC Wireless, Motorola, M-tel, Siemens Communications, Kirusa, Cohda Wireless, Phonified, Sotto Wireless and Sprint Nextel.

T-Mobile USA Sues Former COO

February 27, 2007 10:51 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

T-Mobile USA apparently isn't happy with former COO Sue Swenson's departure to MVNO Amp'd Mobile. The operator has filed a lawsuit against Swenson in King County Superior Court in Washington.

Keep It Simple, Stupid

February 27, 2007 10:51 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

Perhaps wireless operators need to take heed to the KISS philosophy—keep it simple, stupid. That's the message behind a new survey conducted by NOP and commissioned by service assurance firm Olista.

Nexage Launches PhoneCast

February 27, 2007 10:51 pm | by Robb Murray | News | Comments

Nexage has launched PhoneCast, a way for wireless carriers to offer live television, sports and on-demand video to customers.

LG Gets Touchy with Prada Phone

February 27, 2007 10:51 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

First it was the sweet Chocolate phone, now LG Electronics is going after fashion with its new Prada phone, which features a touchscreen, much like the recently announced iPhone from Apple.

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Gigabeam Consolidates, Streamlines Staff

February 27, 2007 10:50 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Gigabeam unveiled a new business strategy designed to increase its WiFiber wireless fiber technology deployments. As part of its strategy, the company is consolidating some of its operations and cutting staff.

Businesses Open to Spending on Wireless

February 27, 2007 10:50 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Businesses were open to spending a portion of their 2006 telecommunications budgets on wireless, according to a new Insight Research study that found nearly one-third of business' telecom spending budgets were earmarked for wireless services.

Motorola Lands UMTS Deal in India

February 27, 2007 10:50 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Motorola plans to deliver a UMTS network in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) of India, thanks to a newly signed deal with Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL). Financial terms were not disclosed.

Nokia E-Mail System Arrives on Sony Ericsson Phones

February 27, 2007 10:50 pm | by Joni Morse | News | Comments

Nokia extended its relationship with Sony Ericsson by bringing its Intellisync Wireless Email application to the rival handset maker.

News Briefs for Jan. 18, 2007

February 27, 2007 10:50 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Spansion, Virgin Mobile USA, Vibes Media, Spirent Communications, Telus, BelAir Networks, Andrew Corp., Sprint Nextel and Mobile Ready Entertainment Corp.

Wireless Scoring Big with Sports

February 27, 2007 10:50 pm | by Staff | News | Comments

The past decade has seen countless iterations of sports services meshing with wireless. Sometimes the relationships were less than cordial. Remember when the National Basketball Association filed suit against Motorola in 1996 over its non-sanctioned SportsTrax pager-like device? But nowadays, the relationships have matured to the point where operators can expect to pocket some major bank from s

Only the Customer-Savvy MVNOs Survive

February 27, 2007 10:50 pm | by Nahid Giga | News | Comments

The focus on MVNOs has risen to new levels as non-traditional telecom players such as Disney, ESPN, P. Diddy and others announce their intentions to garner a slice of the telecom pie. Early success in the MVNO business model by such industry pioneers as Virgin Mobile has created a market illusion that almost any entrant can be successful.

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