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InPhonic Lands Best Buy Deal

February 27, 2007 6:49 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Electronics retailer Best Buy has signed up InPhonic as a wireless partner. The newly signed deal names InPhonic as the provider and fulfillment partner of cellular products and services on BestBuy.com.

BellSouth Opens up More High-Speed Markets

February 27, 2007 6:49 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

BellSouth Corporation is extending its high-speed wireless market reach to 10 with the planned launch of service in two new markets. The latest markets to come on board include parts of Albany, Ga. and Paducah, Ky.

News Briefs for Oct. 6, 2006

February 27, 2007 6:49 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

ASI Entertainment, ASiQ Pty, Magmic Games, Bplay, Research In Motion, Jacket Micro Devices, Cisco Systems, DHB Networks, Mobility Electronics, CallWave and Movida.

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Government Entity Backs Ember

February 27, 2007 6:49 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Building on existing contracts with U.S. government departments, Ember Corporation received financial backing from In-Q-Tel, a Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)-formed venture group.

Motorola Trades in Nextel Stock

February 27, 2007 6:49 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

With Sprint Nextel now official, Motorola is swapping its Nextel Communications shares for stock in Sprint Nextel as well as some cash.

U.S. Bluetooth HQ Moves

February 27, 2007 6:46 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has moved its U.S. office from Kansas City to Bellevue, Wash., and established that office as the organization’s international headquarters. The organization selected Bellevue for its proximity to key international markets, growing wireless technology industry and

Surprise Attacks at DefCon

February 27, 2007 6:46 pm | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

DefCon, the definitive convention for underground hackers, opened its doors last weekend in Las Vegas, both literally and figuratively. Typically, a gaggle of incognito folks with such handles as Lil Freak, Hackajar and Space Cowboy gather to share information and compete in efforts of hacker wizardry in various events such as the DefCon Wi-Fi Shootout.

Magnolia Broadband Branches Out

February 27, 2007 6:44 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Things are definitely starting to roll for Magnolia Broadband. The company, which has developed a smart antenna technology of sorts for handsets, last week announced it had finished field trials with SK Telecom in Seoul, South Korea.

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Cricket Leaps into New Market

February 27, 2007 6:43 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Leap Wireless International is aiming to strengthen its presence in the Midwest with the launch of its Cricket wireless services in Cincinnati. The service is being rolled out as part of Leap's Alaska Native Broadband 1 License (ANB) joint venture.

T-Mobile Debuts Latest Sidekick

February 27, 2007 6:43 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

T-Mobile USA is pulling out all the stops to showcase its newest generation of the T-Mobile Sidekick. Tonight, the device gets a walk on the red carpet at a Hollywood coming out party.

Mobile Games Poised for Growth

February 27, 2007 6:43 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

The global mobile games market is ready to take off, according to a new report coming out of Juniper Research. With casual games acting as a market driver, mobile games are expected to generate $17.6 billion in revenue by 2011.

Motorola, Nokia Tout Devices

February 27, 2007 6:43 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

It's all happening at CommunicAsia 2006 in Singapore this week. The world's two largest handset suppliers are using the venue to showcase new products.

Lucent Lands Rev. A Contract

February 27, 2007 6:43 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Telecom New Zealand is calling on Lucent Technologies to assist the operator in upgrading its existing CDMA2000 1X EV-DO network with EV-DO Revision A (Rev. A) technology. The first phase of the contract is valued at $10 million.

Wal-Mart Offers More Verizon Wireless Plans

February 27, 2007 6:43 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

On the heels of the March launch of Verizon Wireless prepaid services at Wal-Mart stores, the carrier is now expanding its offering with the retailer to include postpaid services.

Siemens Fields Enterprise Unit Offers

February 27, 2007 6:43 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Siemens is negotiating with parties interested in its enterprise unit, although the company is not ready to reveal potential bidders. The announcement came on the heels of the Siemens/Nokia telecom equipment business tie-in announced on Monday.

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