Tegic Communications collaborated with Paul McFedries, author of “Word Spy: The Word Lover’s Guide to Modern Culture” and owner of www.wordspy.com Web site to identify the top 10 most buzz-worthy new words. Tegic has added these words to its T9 predictive text input dictionary for users.
The broadcast networks and cable programmers are scurrying to sign deals with mobile operators to ensure that their content gets its play in front of mobile eyeballs.While these types of high-profile content deals garner the most headline attention, some believe that the real video draw for mobile users won’t be downloads of “Lost” or clips of “The Sopranos,” but video content generated by mobile users.
Amp’d Mobile, the mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) running on Verizon’s 1X EV-DO network, made its debut yesterday in a surprisingly low-key manner.
The Wi-Mesh Alliance vendor group is ready to present its standard proposal to the IEEE, according to Nortel.
Lucent Technologies posted a 14 percent gain in wireless-related revenue during its fiscal third quarter, despite a dip in overall profit of 3.9 percent.
SK Telecom has turned to InterDigital Communications to ensure the telecom operators can move freely between WiBro and UMTS networks throughout Korea.
For the second time in as many days, EarthLink is powering up one of its municipal Wi-Fi projects. The ISP announced its wireless mesh network is now up and running in New Orleans.
Palm, SingTel, ClientLogic, Virgin Mobile USA, ModeLabs Group, Clearwire, Contec Innovations, China Mobile, Shanghai Mobile, World Wrestling Entertainment, Orange, Heylife, Tele5 and Global Payments.
I’ve got a confession to make. Back in the late 1990s, a wireless developer company doing research asked me if I thought SMS would gain the kind of use in the United States it was then enjoying in Europe. “Nah,” I said. “Americans love e-mail. Why do they need another messaging system that limits them to just a few words?”
The number of cameraphones sold around the world continues to explode, with four times as many cameraphones sold last year as digital cameras. Despite all the clicking, the vast majority of the photographs taken with those handsets never go anywhere. There's some evidence that that is changing now, although not necessarily in an explosive way.
Prior to Qualcomm's annual BREW 2005 conference June 1-3 in San Diego, Wireless Week Senior Editor Sue Marek talked with Peggy Johnson, president of Qualcomm Internet Services, about the platform's new capabilities – including the company's intent to let non-BREW applications be downloaded through the BREW system, its progress in Europe and the MVNO opportunity.
WASHINGTON—Consumer groups remain skeptical of the shrinking field of wireless competitors, but some analysts predict the ongoing consolidation among major wireless carriers could produce some benefits for some previously underserved consumers. They aren't concerned that big mergers will kill competition.
What a difference a few years can make. Gone are the meager years when investment money dried up. Today, wireless entrepreneurs who have great ideas, a stellar management team and a solid business plan likely will have their pick of potential investors. This conducive environment for entrepreneurs is a big change from 2003 and even 2004, when aspiring business executives with good ideas struggl
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I took a quick trip to the National Association of Broadcasters Show last week in Las Vegas to check out the latest buzz on mobile video. In particular, I spent the day at iHollywood Forum's "MoTV: Mobile Video & TV Forum." The scene was reminiscent of some of the early conferences I attended on the mobile game indust