Motorola is aiming to take mobile Java to the next level by embracing open sourcing. The company believes an open source approach will speed development time and drive innovation.
Now you can take Diner to the diner. Mobile entertainment publisher Glu Mobile is launching Diner Dash, an online game that lets players turn a greasy spoon into a 5-star restaurant, for mobile phones.
Brightstar, Pantech Group, Comsearch, Mycom Group, Sprint Nextel, Amdocs, HS3 Technologies, WildBlue Communications, MTI Wireless Edge, Prime Communications, PT Hutchison CP Telecommunications, Siemens, Zi Corporation, Opera Software, Beceem Communications, HelloSoft, SiRF Technology Holdings, Smart Communications, Nokia, Mobestar, InnerWireless, Upside Wireless and Agilent Technologies.
Fixed mobile convergence has been in the works for a long time, but change is in the air as a shift occurs in telecom infrastructure and network economics. Convergence is a concept we have been discussing in the telecom industry for many years. We already are seeing de facto convergence on a number of levels, such as substitution of wireline minutes by wireless, or the use of the Internet for
While 87 percent of critical business data is found on endpoint PCs, 56 percent of queried employees think their current wireless network security strategy is reactive or inadequate. That's according to a survey of 56 public and private sector organizations conducted by Senforce Technologies, a location-aware endpoint and wireless security vendor.
The likelihood of switching providers among those most dissatisfied with their recent retail purchasing experience increased 46 percent from 2004, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2005 Wireless Retail Sales Satisfaction Study. The study shows that 20 percent of subscribers who are not satisfied with the overall retail purchase experience say they will "definitely" or "probably" switc
Average margins per user (AMPUs) in Central Europe and Eastern Europe fell almost 30 percent to just $6 per month in the second quarter, according to Strategy Analytics. Operators in the region are losing ground with AMPU levels 50 percent below the global average in the current quarter, according to the report, "Wireless Operator Benchmarking Report Q2 2005.
What's new with cameraphone users? According to a study by NPD Techworld for Fuji Photo Film U.S.A., 44.6 percent of survey participants say they've taken pictures on their cameraphones that they wished they had printed. The most commonly noted reasons for not printing the images included image quality, simplicity of process and overall perceived cost.
September 2005 Source: Amazon.com Electronics store
What do cellular automata and Mathematica have to do with ringtones for cell phones? A lot, if you work at Wolfram Research, a computer software firm that has branched into the somewhat unlikely specialty area of ringtones. WolframTones, available via the Website tones.wolfram.com, grew out of founder Stephen Wolfram's desire to create a unique ringtone for his phone.
If cell phones could talk, what tales they'd tell. These devices can't talk, but author Judy Reiser is giving them a voice with her new book. Released last month, "In a Cell Phone Minute" is a collection of anecdotes revolving around the ubiquitous cell phone - how people use, abuse and lose them, and how these devices influence daily life.
This year will be the year that EarthLink, one of the country's largest ISPs, decided to cast its future success with wireless communications. EarthLink has 5.4 million subscribers, based on second-quarter numbers, but has seen its subscriber churn rate increase while revenues declined. Revenues decreased from $348.
Atheros Communications unveiled plans to purchase Taiwan-based ZyDAS Technology Corporation. The deal is valued at $23 million.
Boingo Wireless has forged two new deals that will add 1,200 international hot spots to its Boingo Roaming System.
Cellular infrastructure vendors are looking at a future that isn't all that rosy. To make matters worse, they may lose control over a future they have known in the past. A recent report by industry analyst firm In-Stat says $53.2 million worth of cellular base stations and services will be sold this year.