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Data Puts New Demands on Tech Support

February 27, 2007 7:34 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

As wireless carriers offer more services beyond voice to the enterprise, they're also expanding what they traditionally have done to earn a nickel. For instance, what happens when an enterprise has a problem with a data service, especially if that data service is a mobilized version of an in-house application? That question raises other questions, most of them centering on what kind of service

Applying Wireless Rx to Health Care

February 27, 2007 7:34 pm | by Karen Brown | News | Comments

Using a business prescription written even before its merger with AT&T Wireless, Cingular Wireless now is looking to dispense a wider range of wireless services for the health care industry. The wireless carrier in the past few months has made several strategic deals to strengthen its applications portfolio to attract more medical enterprise customers, and it views that as a healthy opportu

Vendors Ready HSDPA for Reality

February 27, 2007 7:34 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

When Cingular Wireless debuts the 20 markets that it's planning to upgrade to UMTS/high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) in the fourth quarter of this year, the spotlight will be on the U.S. operator, which likely will be one of the first carriers to introduce HSDPA technology worldwide. NTT DoCoMo in Japan plans to launch HSDPA in early 2006 and European operator O2 will launch HSDPA in th

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Trojan Targets BlackBerry

February 27, 2007 7:33 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Research In Motion's BlackBerry device can be hacked, according to security solutions provider Secure Computing Corporation, which points to a Trojan horse created by one security researcher. Through a back channel, BlackBerrys could provide entry into an organization's networks.

News Briefs for Aug. 9, 2006

February 27, 2007 7:33 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

TeleCommunication Systems, Lucent Technologies, BelAir Networks, Sprint Nextel, Metro One Telecommunications, SunCom Wireless, Atheros Communications, ZyDAS Technology Corporation, Quatech, Digi-Key Corporation, NTT DoCoMo, KDDI Corporation, Okinawa Cellular Telephone Company, Vodafone K.K. and Synchronica.

Alltel Gains Revenue, But Shares Slide

February 27, 2007 7:32 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Alltel may have produced double-digit revenue growth in the third quarter, but its shares took a beating as results didn’t match Wall Street estimates. In early trading, shares were down more than 7 percent, trading at $53.88 on heavier than average volume.

Reports / Emerging Technologies Flash Newsletter, April 13, 2006

February 27, 2007 7:31 pm | News | Comments

New Media, Base Stations, Generation HERE, Multimedia Handsets

Blue Coat Intros Filter-Rich Solution

February 27, 2007 7:31 pm | News | Comments

High on the priority list for wireless carriers these days is protecting their subscribers, particularly children, from pornography and harmful content as well as banning illegal child pornography from its networks.

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Cash, Credit or Mobile Phone?

February 27, 2007 7:31 pm | News | Comments

Most people won't leave home without their car keys, wallets and cell phones. The day may be nearing when people will leave their wallets at home. Royal Philips Electronics and Visa recently completed a usability study that reveals that consumers not only are open to the idea of contactless payment using their wireless devices, but actually view it as a cool and convenient possibility.

Muni Wi-Fi Gets Warmer

February 27, 2007 7:31 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

WASHINGTON—Cities and towns seem to have turned a corner on how they handle municipal wireless networks and are appealing to a wider array of telecommunications carriers and regulators.

Motorola Reduces Outlook, Cites Cell Phones

February 27, 2007 7:31 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Motorola shares lost more than 10% of their value at one point this morning following news that weak cell phone sales forced the company to reduce its fourth-quarter sales outlook.

Sprint, Nokia Sign WiMAX Pact

February 27, 2007 7:30 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Sprint Nextel has enlisted Nokia as its latest WiMAX vendor. As part of the agreement, Sprint and Nokia will work to jointly develop mobility services and applications.

Verizon Poised for MediaFLO Launch?

February 27, 2007 7:30 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless is holding a press conference at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on Sunday. Could it be to announce the much-anticipated commercial launch of its mobile TV service with MediaFLO USA?

Cingular to Show Off Video-Phone Demo

February 27, 2007 7:30 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Attendees at next week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas will get a chance to see Cingular Wireless' "live" video-sharing call in action.

Price of Texting Goes Up

February 27, 2007 7:30 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Cingular Wireless is increasing the price for text messaging for those who buy it on a pay-per-use basis. The new going price: 15 cents versus the previous 10 cents.

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