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IDC: Handheld Market Slide Continues

February 28, 2007 1:27 am | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

The worldwide handheld market posted its ninth consecutive quarter of year-over-year decline, according to IDC. The sector shipped 1.5 million units globally during 1Q.

DOJ Approves Alltel Buy

February 28, 2007 1:27 am | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Alltel has been given the green light by the U.S. Department of Justice to merge with Western Wireless, as long as the regional carrier sheds some assets.

Briefs...Mobile Content Flash E-newsletter, October 6, 2006

February 28, 2007 1:27 am | News | Comments

Vidiator, Sprint, Flytxt, Neighborhood America, MOVO Mobile

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iSuppli Weighs In On Mobile Music Revenues

February 28, 2007 1:27 am | News | Comments

Research firm iSuppli reports that the mobile music market is currently a $5.4 billion business and will reach nearly $15 billion by 2010.

Millionaire Dangles Price For Downloaders

February 28, 2007 1:27 am | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

Here’s a way to beat less-than-stellar mobile game downloads – enter game buyers into a contest where the winner gets to appear as a contestant on a syndicated game show. That’s the strategy behind Millionaire 2007, a mobile game based on the popular game show “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”

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February 28, 2007 1:27 am | by ds | News | Comments

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EU Looks to Regulate Roaming

February 28, 2007 1:26 am | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

As expected, the European Commission introduced plans to cut roaming fees for European customers traveling outside their home countries.

News Briefs for March 28, 2006

February 28, 2007 1:26 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Cingular Wireless, Upoc Networks, Partner Communications, Nortel, Volantis, Hearst Corporation, Boingo Wireless, BroadSoft, 3G Touch Solutions, Socket Communications, Maxis Communications Berhad, Research In Motion, Andrew Corporation and Colubris Networks.

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CTIA To Launch E-Tech Awards

February 28, 2007 1:26 am | News | Comments

Members of CTIA's management team are preparing to launch an awards recognition program at the association's upcoming Wireless 2006 Show in Las Vegas. Called E-Tech Awards, the program is designed to recognize unique and creative emerging technology contributions in a range of categories.

Bluetooth, UWB Demo Shows Strengths

February 28, 2007 1:26 am | News | Comments

Alereon this week demo'ed Bluetooth functionality with WiMedia ultrawideband (UWB). The demo took place in the WiMedia TechZone at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and used BLUEtusk software from Open Interface to send UWB signals using Bluetooth protocols.

Sierra Wireless Gets Lift from HP, 4Q

February 28, 2007 1:26 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Sierra Wireless is getting a bounce this week after announcing its MC5720 EV-DO PCI Express Mini Card embedded module is being used to supply connectivity to the new HP Compaq nc6140 Notebook PC.

Boosting ARPU

February 28, 2007 1:26 am | by Assaf Baciu | News | Comments

With wireless subscriber penetration standing at 70 percent, there aren't many new segments left to tap. Carriers have turned their focus from customer acquisition to retention, and how to drive up average revenue per user (ARPU) to increase their bottom lines. Increasing ARPU is more challenging because a large component – voice minutes – has become commoditized.

Calling All Cars

February 28, 2007 1:26 am | by LibYork Stauder | News | Comments

Forget about the nightclubs and church socials. Now you can meet new people from the privacy of your own car. PL8Scan, a Tucson, Ariz., company, has taken social networking and peer-to-peer communications to the streets. And all it takes to participate is a cell phone, PL8Scan's integrated technology and a set of wheels.

Operations VP Pushes Pedal to the Metal

February 28, 2007 1:26 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Bill Takanabe just loves driving his 230-inch-long dragster, which is designed to run on injected methanol at speeds of 165 mph and can complete a quarter-mile in 7.9 seconds. Or, he'll take a spin in his 1965 Pontiac GTO that also runs on injected methanol and travels at 150 mph to finish a quarter-mile track in 8.

LAPD Goes CHPless

February 28, 2007 1:26 am | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

One of America's largest cities recently began taking wireless emergency calls directly, pointing up a small but lingering quirk in how municipalities respond to wireless E911 calls. The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) announced in mid-November that instead of relying on the California Highway Patrol (CPH) to route the calls to the police department, it is now taking wireless E911 calls di

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