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Skyhook Wireless Lands Funds

February 27, 2007 9:09 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Skyhook Wireless secured $6.5 million in venture and corporate funding. The Wi-Fi location provider attracted support from Intel Capital and Bain Capital Ventures, as well as existing investors, including Nokia.

Alltel Wraps up Sony MusicTones

February 27, 2007 9:09 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Alltel is hoping to satisfy the needs of last-minute shoppers this holiday season by offering music ringtones and other downloadable applications from the Sony Music Box via gift cards.

Keeping Interference Out

February 27, 2007 9:09 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Perhaps one of the most well-publicized cases of wireless interference was Nextel Communications' problems with public safety users. It spawned a huge rebanding effort that is at the heart of some more recent controversial proposals. However, interference exists inside and around all other carriers' networks, and it could become an even bigger issue as services proliferate.


Sprint-Cable Venture Prepares Pilot Markets

February 27, 2007 9:09 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

Consumers in seven trial markets across the United States soon will have the opportunity to experience the elusive quad play – a combination of wireless, fixed, video and Internet service offered from one provider with one bill. This quad-play is the result of the joint venture (JV) between Sprint and four cable multiple system operators (MSOs) – Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cox Co

More Data, More Backhaul

February 27, 2007 9:09 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

Wireless carriers may be betting on new data revenues in the future, but if they win their bet, there's going to be a price to pay. If data traffic gets as heavy as a Los Angeles morning commute, that congestion will place a bigger demand on backhaul resources. With wireless carriers globally spending $16 billion on it last year, backhaul isn't chump change as it is, according to Michael Howard

DVB-H Players on the Move

February 27, 2007 9:09 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

Thanks to its high-profile deal with Verizon Wireless, Qualcomm's MediaFLO 700 MHz mobile broadcast system is garnering headlines – and a great deal of industry attention. MediaFLO competitors and DVB-H proponents Modeo and Hiwire have remained quietly in the background, but both firms are resolute in their buildout plans and say they are not only making progress but close to announcing k

Wireless Text Messaging?

February 27, 2007 9:09 pm | by Andrew Seybold | News | Comments

I have seen a number of reports in recent weeks trumpeting how SMS and wireless IM will grow into a huge business in the next 3 to 5 years, and will include SMS and IM for business communications as well as consumer texting. I thought SMS and wireless IM were a known growth area. Thanks to Google, there have been numerous initiatives to make IM more ubiquitous, more available and, yes, more gr

Q3 Device Shipments

February 27, 2007 9:08 pm | by Staff | News | Comments

Analyst firms painted a similar picture with only slightly different brush strokes of Q3 2006 global mobile device shipments. Strategy Analytics found that mobile phone shipments grew 22 percent year-over-year globally, reaching an all-time record in Q3 2006. "Global mobile phone shipments reached a record high of 256 million units in Q3 2006, exceeding the previous record of 246 million set du


Wireless Code is Cool

February 27, 2007 9:08 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

For Satoshi Nakajima, chief executive of UIEvolution, it's not about what's obvious. It's what's beneath the surface that he finds most fascinating. Nakajima's company develops software platforms that allow wireless carriers to better manage interactive content in games, photos and other elements across media.

Wireless USB Standard Goes Public

February 27, 2007 9:08 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

The Wireless USB Promoter Group is making the Wireless USB specification available to early adopters, a giant leap toward standardization.

Happenings...Mobile Content Flash Newsletter, Feb. 24, 2006

February 27, 2007 9:05 pm | News | Comments

March 14 DCI Mobile Content Festival Austin, Texas March 20-21 GDC Mobile 2006 San Jose, CA March 23 Executive Vision Interview With John Stratton, VP and CMO of Verizon Wireless Online on-demand video interview (available starting Mar

Happenings...Mobile Content Flash E-newsletter, July  14, 2006

February 27, 2007 9:03 pm | News | Comments

Billboard MECCA Fall 2006, Mobile Entertainment Summit, CTIA I.T. & Entertainment 2006

Briefs...Mobile Content Flash E-newsletter, July  14, 2006

February 27, 2007 9:03 pm | News | Comments

Phoebeworks Productions, MobiTV, Glu Mobile, Nokia

Cingular Brings 3G to San Antonio

February 27, 2007 9:03 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Texas remains a wireless hot spot. The latest: Cingular Wireless rolled out its high-speed wireless service in San Antonio.

Samsung Cell Phone Sales Decline

February 27, 2007 9:03 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics posted a dip in its wireless handset sales for the first time in three years, pushing the company's overall net profit down 11 percent in the second quarter.


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