Nokia now expects mobile device industry volumes in 2006 to grow more than 10 percent, from the 780 million units it estimates for 2005, the company said at its annual Capital Market Days in New York.
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Virgin Mobile is launching a community where its gamers can gather, post their scores, recommend games and challenge other players. Using Motricity, Virgin's Players Club will let Virgin gamers chat with others, challenge and recommend games, post scores or even take on gamers from other U.S. operator networks. Thi
NBC Sports is jumping on the mobile gaming bandwagon. The company teamed with Abandon Mobile-a new joint venture between Abandon Entertainment and GF Capital Management & Advisors-and will be launching three new NBC Sports-branded mobile game titles in early 2006. The games will be available on more than 125 devic
IXI Mobile forged a deal with MSN to support MSN Messenger and Hotmail on its Ogo messaging devices. Terms were not disclosed.
Another content company has decided to go the direct-to-consumer route. InfoSpace announced it is launching www.moviso.com, an off-portal content site that will allow the company to merchandise and sell content directly to consumers.
Building on the plans it announced in April at the CTIA Wireless 2006 conference, QPass—now owned by Amdocs and considered the firm’s digital commerce division—has formalized its intentions of targeting media companies and big brands and helping them launch direct-to-consumer mobile content businesses.
The FCC and big wireless carriers were happy to see a lawsuit sidelined late yesterday that was aimed at halting the upcoming Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) auction in August, but analysts say the delay may be inevitable.
Financial forecasts had opposite effects on handheld rivals Research In Motion (RIM) and Palm. RIM shares were up nearly 5 percent at one point following a company forecast calling for the second quarter to be in line with The Street's expectations. Palm shares, however, experienced an 11 percent drop after projecting a weaker-than-expected outlook, despite reporting a profit increase in the most recent quarter.
NEW YORK—MTV was an early entrant in the mobile entertainment world and the company continues to be innovative in its mobile initiatives.
NEW YORK—Wireless carriers are in an enviable position right now—brands are flocking to the mobile channel even though it’s an unproven model without viable metrics.Nevertheless, wireless carriers are reluctant to go full steam ahead with mobile advertising for fear of alienating the subscriber or opening the door to spam.
Less than a year after settling its patent spat with Symbol Technologies, Intermec Technologies is headed back to court, this time after filing an infringement complaint against Alien Technology. In early June, Alien filed a declaratory judgment against Intermec seeking to prove non-infringement of Intermec patents.
Virgin Mobile USA is giving its customers the ability to build their own mobile communities, thanks to a newly signed agreement with Upoc Networks which calls for the company to deliver the application functionality.
Broadband over power lines (BPL) promises faster, cheaper and more accessible Internet service via the local electric utility system. To shed light on how BPL is faring in its early stages, Research and Markets took a look at a Manassas, Virginia, municipal utility that conducted a pilot program using the commercial offering.
Israeli operator Partner has selected Ericsson to supply its 3G network expansion and upgrade to high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA). Ericsson will expand Partner's 3G/HSDPA radio network and provide accompanying services, enabling the operator to expand its 3G services to include telephony, broadband and mobile TV.