The technology and content delivery mechanism known as multimedia messaging services, or MMS, was launched with much fanfare nearly three years ago. Infrastructure providers forecasted then that MMS would become the next generation of SMS, reaping vast new revenues for carriers. Like many technologies, however, MMS hasn't headed as quickly to market as some had hoped.
Walk into any carrier store, independent retailer or big box electronics store and you'll find a selection of mobile handsets from a variety of manufacturers. What you won't find is one manufacturer's entire device lineup. That's one of the reasons behind Nokia's decision to expand its Nokia Experience Center concept from five to 25 locations in more than a dozen markets in the United States a
Gone are the days of the simple wireless handset. Akin to a small personal computer, today's cellular phones are sophisticated devices that do much more than just transmit voice calls over the network. But that complexity comes with a price. The more sophisticated the phone, the more likelihood that it will malfunction and require some sort of repair.
Cingular Wireless is rolling out Cingular Video, an on-demand wireless television video service, over its 3G network. RealNetworks is providing the technology to power the service, and for the first time will also manage the offering.
Verizon Wireless wants to make sure TiVo subscribers never miss one of their favorite programs by turning mobile phones into remote control devices that can set up television recordings from anywhere.
Sprint Nextel believes it is on track to reach revenue targets above the industry's average growth rate for the next three years. The declaration comes as the carrier reiterated it plans to meet or exceed its $41 billion revenue target for 2006.
T-Mobile International is using CeBIT as a backdrop for the unveiling of its high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) network in Germany this week. The network is powered by Nokia technology.
EarthLink and Google quietly announced they have submitted a joint bid to build San Francisco's municipal Wi-Fi network.
Fiberlink Communications and T-Mobile announced a partnership that will allow mobile workers to access the T-Mobile HotSpot network via Fiberlink’s mobile access software, Extend360.
Shares for InPhonic fell sharply in aftermarket trading Tuesday on news that its fourth-quarter losses were even worse than company predictions.
Cingular Wireless will spend nearly $400 million in 2006 to upgrade wireless service in both North Carolina and South Carolina.
There she is Miss Movida. Movida Communications, a pay-as-you-go wireless communications service catering specifically to Hispanic Americans, is sponsoring the Miss Carnaval Miami pageant tomorrow evening in Miami, where the first Miss Movida will be crowned.
NeoMedia Technologies, Sponge, Strix Systems, Accatel, Nextel Telecom, Oasys Mobile, Wireless Matrix, Azimuth Systems, Alpha Networks, Global Wireless Entertainment, Vodafone, Mobiltel, NFC Forum, MobileLime and Comarch.
As expected, Sprint and Nextel Communications' shareholders voted to approve the planned union between the two companies.