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A Move for Removables

February 27, 2007 9:32 pm | by Staff | News | Comments

According to The NPD Group's latest Mobile Phone Track, a growing number of mobile phones now come equipped with feature slots for memory cards. Consumers can use these to port music, video, photos and other digital media between their mobile phones and devices. In the last year, the number of mobile phones sold with removable media slots has soared more than 250 percent – from 567,000 ph

Wi-Fi Roundup: Nintendo, Boingo, Wayport

February 27, 2007 9:30 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Wi-Fi continues to make strides in the world of wireless, with everyone from gamers to airport travelers trying out the technology. Several companies made Wi-Fi-related announcements today, including Nintendo, Boingo Wireless and Wayport.

Nokia Tests 3G PTT in Sweden

February 27, 2007 9:30 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Nokia announced a push-to-talk over cellular (PoC) trial in Sweden with 3 Scandinavia. The trial will run over 3 Scandinavia's W-CDMA 3G network.

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Strix Releases Indoor Solution

February 27, 2007 9:30 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Strix Systems offers mesh networking solutions for the outdoor environment, and now it's bringing more of that connectivity indoors.

Say Cheese Orange Photography

February 27, 2007 9:30 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

NewBay Software, a provider of mobile community solutions, announced that Orange Photography has registered more than 1 million mobile photo uploads in its first five months of service. Orange UK deployed PIXOTA to enhance user experience and increase uploads to the Orange Photography album service.

ClearSky, PC Management Agree on Managed Data and Entertainment Services

February 27, 2007 9:30 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

ClearSky Mobile Media, provider of mobile entertainment services, just inked a multi-year contract with PC Management, to deploy its full suite of wireless content and data services to be launched by PC Management’s Pennsylvania carrier, Immix Wireless.

July Systems Snags the Viral Power

February 27, 2007 9:29 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

The U.S. Patents and Trademark Office stamped its seal on patent #7139372. The holder of that patent? July Systems. What the patent covers? Authorized distribution of digital content over mobile networks.

The Art of Distraction

February 27, 2007 9:28 pm | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

As carriers increasingly add new data applications and content within those applications, the talk within industry circles is about making the content easier for users to access. Companies are talking up all sorts of different approaches ranging from voice search to SMS as well as refining the current menu searches offered in carrier menus.

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Newbury Fetes Cisco Integration, EWS

February 27, 2007 9:28 pm | News | Comments

Newbury Networks is celebrating this week after it clinched a product integration deal with Cisco Systems’ Aironet Access Points (APs) and introduced a new edition of its WiFi Watchdog wireless security solution—WiFi Watchdog/Early Warning System (EWS).

Strategic Steps Could Open M2M

February 27, 2007 9:28 pm | News | Comments

Wall Street’s typical carrier metric for success—ARPU—doesn’t easily translate to machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. Individual machines don’t generate big dollars on an individualized basis. However, the number of machines in the world easily outnumbers the planet’s population.

Security Firm Racks Up Deployments

February 27, 2007 9:28 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Network Chemistry is on a roll. The wireless security solutions provider picked up more than 75 new enterprise deployments since the beginning of the third quarter.

Mobile WiMAX on its Way

February 27, 2007 9:28 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

Older, fixed wireless broadband technology in the United States is about to get some added competition this winter. At least, that’s what WiMAX proponents are saying.

Server to Improve 3G Performance

February 27, 2007 9:28 pm | News | Comments

Venturi Wireless, a provider of 3G mobile optimization solutions, announced a number of new features for its carrier-grade Venturi V3000 server. The server improves the performance of applications over 3G mobile broadband services by up to a factor of seven, based on live network testing.

Wireless Bypasses Wireline Calling

February 27, 2007 9:28 pm | News | Comments

Wireless substitution thrives. It is substantially displacing wireline services and it is leaving fixed-mobile convergence far behind in an embryonic state of development, says the Yankee Group.

Ringback Tones Start to Resonate

February 27, 2007 9:27 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

Ringback tones – those songs incoming callers hear when they dial a mobile phone number – have been lauded for their popularity with Asian and European consumers. In South Korea, for example, SK Telecom's ColoRing service achieved 30-percent penetration with its ringback tones in its first year of launch, according to Ovum Research.

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