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Original Ringtones Hard to Resist

February 27, 2007 5:01 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

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

Musician Monitors Ringtone Quality

February 27, 2007 5:01 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

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.

Backup: Keeping Data Safe

February 27, 2007 5:01 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

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.

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Ericsson Results Basically Solid

February 27, 2007 5:00 pm | by Robb Murray | News | Comments

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 Wins Another Injunction

February 27, 2007 5:00 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

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 Sues Good Technology

February 27, 2007 5:00 pm | by Robb Murray | News | Comments

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.

Income Down at DoCoMo

February 27, 2007 5:00 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

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 Hears the Sweet Sounds of Sports Radio

February 27, 2007 5:00 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

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.

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Third Screen Launches Line for Advertisers

February 27, 2007 5:00 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Third Screen Media is launching another in its series of MADX products, this time specifically targeting advertising agencies.

News Briefs for May 1, 2006

February 27, 2007 5:00 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

AirMagnet, Verizon Wireless, Sierra Wireless, Meru Networks, Andrew Corporation, United Mobile, Primex Wireless, Logia, Colombia Movil, Jacada and Symbol Technologies.

Sprint Launches New Business Plans

February 27, 2007 4:58 pm | by Robb Murray | News | Comments

Sprint Nextel unveiled a plate of new wireless voice pricing plans for businesses.

T-Mobile Settles Deceptive Ad Claims

February 27, 2007 4:57 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

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.

GTC Launches New Services

February 27, 2007 4:57 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

GTC Telecom is making its transition to GTC Wireless, rolling out a wireless phone service plan for under $10 per month.

BridgeWave Secures Financing

February 27, 2007 4:57 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Multi-gigabit wireless solutions provider BridgeWave Communications closed $7.5 million in Series 2 funding. The company intends to use the funds to ramp up manufacturing of its products.

Zingy Makes Bernie Mac Made-for-Mobile

February 27, 2007 4:57 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Zingy is moving forward with its plans to deliver made-for-mobile videos and its turning to Bernie Mac to make it happen. The company forged an exclusive deal with the comic actor that will mark Zingy's debut in the original video content space.

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