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Mobile Content Flash Briefs, Jan. 13, 2006

February 27, 2007 4:21 pm | News | Comments

Seattle-based Nexage launched PhoneCast, a mobile video solution for wireless carriers, content providers and media companies that allows customers to watch live TV and video on demand content on their mobile phones. PhoneCast is 3GPP and 2GPP2 and Windows Media compliant. TV Guide Channel in conjunction wit

Sprint Unveils Text to Landline Service

February 27, 2007 4:20 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Recognizing the popularity of text messaging, Sprint Nextel introduced its new Text to Landline service, which enables customers to text messages to wired phones.

Cisco Forges Pact with Telecom Heavyweights

February 27, 2007 4:20 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Cisco Systems is aiming to drive adoption of voice-ready wireless networks at the enterprise level. The company is teaming with the likes of Nokia, Intel and Research In Motion to optimize their respective client platforms.

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Andrew Outlines Restructuring

February 27, 2007 4:20 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Andrew Corporation is reorganizing its product groups and streamlining its executive team. The changes, the company says, are designed to capitalize on its "positive momentum" and better address opportunities in the rapidly changing wireless infrastructure market.

News Briefs for Sept. 22, 2006

February 27, 2007 4:20 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Roaming Messenger, Zingerang, NeoMedia Technologies, 12snap, Iridium Satellite, Citizens Communications Company, Seven, Vizrea Corporation and TeleNav.

Cingular Hears the Music

February 27, 2007 4:20 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

Cingular Wireless is adding to its portfolio of music services by launching MobiTV's MobiRadio service, allowing subscribers to listen to more than 40 channels of commercial-free streaming music.

Visage Supports New MVNO

February 27, 2007 4:20 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Voce, a planned MVNO targeting the luxury market, is calling on mobile virtual network enabler Visage Mobile to support its planned service. The upscale MVNO will operate on Cingular Wireless' network.

Convergence Shakes Established Systems

February 27, 2007 4:20 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

Washington—The past is seemingly a prologue for some wireless and wireline issues these days, as even more convergence occurs among a multitude of technologies. New wireless carriers are having problems that old wireline can expect to have: Regulators are watching the close associations that wireline carriers have with their subsidiaries, and century-old government telephone subsidies are

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Handset Features – a Personal Perspective

February 27, 2007 4:20 pm | by Elliott Drucker | News | Comments

Like many users, I tend to get a new handset about every two to three years. I have never really felt compelled to move on to the latest handset by some new feature, but rather because my old phone has gotten beat up or the battery won't hold a charge any longer. My carrier offers me a "free" handset every two years if I renew my service contract, so it's generally cheaper for me to get a new p

Mobile TV Readies for Takeoff

February 27, 2007 4:20 pm | News | Comments

In five years, there will be about half a billion subscribers to mobile TV services, predicts a new ABI Research study. There were only 6.4 million at the end of 2005.

Largent Calls Again for National Wireless Rules

February 27, 2007 4:17 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

WASHINGTON-An emerging telecommunications reform bill should be the perfect vehicle for Congress to use to reaffirm a national regulatory framework for the wireless industry, said CTIA leader Steve Largent at a hearing on telecom reform today.

Sony Unveils New Walkman Phones

February 27, 2007 4:17 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Sony Ericsson is hoping to attract wireless customers who lead an active sports lifestyle with the introduction of its W710 Walkman phone. The handset manufacturer also unveiled the W850 Walkman Phone.

Sprint Completes Embarq Spin-off

February 27, 2007 4:17 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

With the spin-off of its local telephone business, Sprint Nextel will now operate primarily as a mobile communications services provider. The local business will henceforth operate as an independent entity known as Embarq.

ITC Issues Qualcomm/Broadcom Brief

February 27, 2007 4:17 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Broadcom is pleased with a brief put out by a U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) staff attorney that points to Qualcomm infringing on the company's patents. Qualcomm, however, says the posted brief is an opinion of one staff attorney and not an initial decision.

Vodafone, Softbank Form Mobile Phone Venture

February 27, 2007 4:17 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Vodafone and Softbank announced a partnership that will focus on various aspects of the mobile space. As part of the agreement, the newly formed joint venture will target the joint development and procurement of wireless content and technology.

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