Worldwide, wireless handsets generated $117.2 billion in revenue in 2005, a 14.9-percent increase over 2004, according to "The Future of Mobile Handsets," a new report from Telecom Trends International. The report predicts handset revenue will peak at $130 billion in 2008, followed by a revenue decline due to falling device prices.
Mobile TV is one of the highest priority markets for mobile operators today. Some have proclaimed it the next killer application for mobile operators, and indeed many of them have announced initiatives to offer some sort of mobile TV services. But all are clear that a unicast mobile TV offering over W-CDMA could completely consume the networks, even with high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA
Last year, millions of wireless subscribers purchased D4L's Laffy Taffy ringtone. The hit song sold more than 4 million ringtones, making it the No. 1 ringtone in 2005. But if you're not a crowd follower and you want a more original ringtone, perhaps H-Lounge.com is the answer. The site was launched by HarmonyLine, an early stage company that caters to budding composers by allowing visitors t
Guitarist Pete Evick never thought he'd be able to blend his talents as a musician with state-of-the-art wireless technology and end up with a job that puts him at the forefront of the mobile entertainment world. But that's exactly what happened when Evick was approached by ringtone maker Ztango five years ago.
People have come to heavily rely on their cell phones, storing personal and professional contacts, calendars and much more on their handsets. Despite this fact, the lion's share of cell phone users – 99 percent by some accounts – do not back up their data. As a result, if a handset gets lost, stolen or damaged, it can be like losing an all-knowing friend.
Ericsson made strategic inroads in key emerging markets, such as Asia and Latin America, but fourth-quarter profits and margins fell below analysts' expectations.
Verizon Wireless is celebrating a big win today after a federal judge in Trenton, N.J., issued a preliminary injunction against the current and former owners of LocateCell.com -- Data Find Solutions, First Source Information Specialists and related companies -- and other affiliated Websites.
Visto Corporation, provider of remote e-mail and data access services, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in a Texas federal court against Good Technology.
Japan's NTT DoCoMo's net income was down 31.7 percent for the nine months ended Dec. 31 compared to the same period a year ago. Operating income was down 7.7 percent for the period.
MSpot's mSpot Sports, an all-sports mobile radio news service, is attracting more content providers. The latest: CBS Corporation has signed on to make content from three of CBS Radio's sports radio stations available via the service.
Third Screen Media is launching another in its series of MADX products, this time specifically targeting advertising agencies.
AirMagnet, Verizon Wireless, Sierra Wireless, Meru Networks, Andrew Corporation, United Mobile, Primex Wireless, Logia, Colombia Movil, Jacada and Symbol Technologies.
Sprint Nextel unveiled a plate of new wireless voice pricing plans for businesses.
T-Mobile USA agreed to pay a $135,000 fine to settle a lawsuit filed by the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) claiming the carrier misled consumers via deceptive advertising.