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News Briefs for July 14, 2006

February 27, 2007 8:55 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Research and Markets, Lucent Technologies, New World Telecommunications, NTT DoCoMo and Aquafairy Company, mobilkom austria, TriQuint Semiconductor, Intel, NeoMedia Technologies, Nokia, Symbian, WiderThan Company and Verizon Wireless.

Telephia Research: Downloaded Games Dominate

February 27, 2007 8:55 pm | News | Comments

New research from Telephia indicates that 53 percent of games played on mobile phones are downloaded by the subscriber. Of those, 71 percent are downloaded on-portal and 29 percent are from off portal downloads.

Mobile Phones May Threaten MP3 Players

February 27, 2007 8:55 pm | News | Comments

U.K.-based IMS Research predicts that mobile phones with MP3 capability will likely steal a significant proportion of the MP3 player market.

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Tetris, Bejeweled Prevail As Top Games

February 27, 2007 8:55 pm | News | Comments

The tried-and-true mobile games Bejeweled and Tetris continue to dominate when it comes to popularity with consumers.In M:Metrics top 10 rankings for May, EA Mobile’s Tetris tops the chart with 7.9 percent share, followed by EA’s Bejeweled with 5.9 percent share.

MobileSphere Touts Wireless Long Distance Rates

February 27, 2007 8:55 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

MobileSphere unveiled CellularLD, a long-distance calling service offering wireless customers international calling rates as low as 5 cents per minute.

Wisair Unveils New Reference Design

February 27, 2007 8:55 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Wisair is stepping up its expertise in the ultrawideband (UWB) space with the release of its Wireless Universal Serial Bus (WUSB) reference design. The Israeli-based company says the WUSB Hub seamlessly replaces a wireline USB connection.

News Briefs for Dec. 14, 2005

February 27, 2007 8:55 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

FCC, Cingular Wireless, Verizon Communications, Nortel, Freestyle Interactive, m-Qube, Bitstream, Glu Mobile, Solectron Corporation, IPWireless, T-Mobile (UK) Limited, Teleglobe International Holdings, NetMotion Wireless, StarHub, Comverse and NexTone Communications.

DT Management Changes Hands

February 27, 2007 8:55 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Will Rene Obermann, former CEO of T-Mobile International, keep a place in his heart for you-know-who now that he’s CEO of Deutsche Telekom (DT)? T-Mobile USA is the largest contributor to T-Mobile International’s bottom line, and Obermann in the past has been a big supporter of the U.S. contingent.

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News Briefs for May 2, 2006

February 27, 2007 8:54 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Cincinnati Bell, Digicel, FunMail, Zapptrio, Cingular Wireless, McAfee, Bluesocket, Airgo Networks, Actix, D-Link and AdventNet.

The WiMAX Factor

February 27, 2007 8:54 pm | by Staff | News | Comments

It's a question often asked: Will WiMAX replace 3G and fixed broadband? Research & Markets delved into this question with a recent report, appropriately titled "Will WiMAX Replace 3G and Fixed Broadband?," noting that wireless broadband technologies will make a dramatic comeback compared with their unsuccessful attempts in 1999 and 2000.

Content Protection Rings Up Revenue

February 27, 2007 8:54 pm | by Staff | News | Comments

Digital Tech Consulting (DTC) is estimating more than 300 million mobile devices that can process protected content will be shipped by 2009, and more than $500 million in annual content protection revenue will be generated by 2009. The race will be won within the next three years, with front-runners grabbing an "insurmountable" lead, says DTC President Myra Moore.

Europe Tests Mobile TV Technologies

February 27, 2007 8:54 pm | by Nancy Gohring | News | Comments

Dublin, Ireland–While a slew of mobile TV trials and commercial services have been launched in Europe, some serious questions around the business model plague the emerging service. Two types of technology platforms are being considered. The first, which can be commercially launched now, involves streaming TV content over the mobile network.

New Brands Target Girls

February 27, 2007 8:54 pm | by Staff | News | Comments

In an effort to get to that often under-served market of girls, Smartphones Technologies is teaming with G Studios to license Earth 2 Jane and Chosen Girls for mobile phone content. Under the partnership, Smartphones will create the Earth 2 Jane and Chosen Girls mobile content and distribute it to wireless carriers and content providers worldwide.

Living the Good (Wireless) Life

February 27, 2007 8:54 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

Peter Adderton had a helicopter standing by in San Diego in early June, when he was scheduled to speak at the 2005 BREW conference. As founder of several youth-oriented businesses, including the new MVNO Amp'd Mobile, Adderton is about as close as you can get to being a rock star in the wireless carrier business, so the helicopter fit the image.

VPNs Tunnel into Cellular

February 27, 2007 8:54 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

Virtual private network (VPN) technology has been used at least as long as the Internet, which made it possible to create a global network but also opened up those networks to intruders. VPNs were created to make those global connections secure, initially with a landline connection but increasingly using wireless telecommunications.

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