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In-Fusio Acquires Thumbworks

February 27, 2007 5:27 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

Consolidation among mobile game publishers continues to escalate in 2005 with the announcement that European mobile gaming heavyweight In-Fusio has acquired Thumbworks, a U.S. gaming and entertainment publisher.

LG Electronics Posts 4Q Profit

February 27, 2007 5:27 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

LG Electronics reversed a year-ago net loss, posting net profit of $139.1 million in the fourth quarter ended Dec. 31, 2004. Handset sales were up in the quarter, largely due to LG's performance in North America and Europe.

PhoneBites, Venturi Secure Funds

February 27, 2007 5:27 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Siemens Mobile Acceleration is plunking down a $3 million investment in PhoneBites, a mobile entertainment company based in the United States. Separately, wireless network optimization solution provider Venturi Wireless landed a $10 million funding package.

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Nokia, Vitelcom Settle Patent Spat

February 27, 2007 5:27 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Without providing too many details, Nokia announced it has reached an out-of-court settlement with Spanish handset maker Vitelcom over a patent infringement claim.

Qpass Goes Shopping In Vienna

February 27, 2007 5:27 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

Seattle-based Qpass has found a front office partner to go with its backoffice technologies for the delivery of content to carriers. Qpass today announced its acquisition, in an uspecified stock deal, of the Austrian company ucp morgen.

News Briefs For Jan. 25, 2005

February 27, 2007 5:27 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Oracle/PeopleSoft, Intellisync, Good Technology, Neuf Telecom, Amdocs, Partner Communications, Ericsson, T-Mobile International, Diamond I, Usurf America, U.S. Wireless Online, Pioneer Communications, Digital Bridges, Mobile Action and ViVOtech.

Cingular Adds 1.8 Million Subs

February 27, 2007 5:27 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Cingular Wireless ended the fourth quarter with 49.1 million subscribers, spurred by 1.8 million additions during the quarter. The No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier posted a loss of $497 million.

Sprint Offers Executive Incentives

February 27, 2007 5:27 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

While Sprint moves forward with its planned merger with Nextel Communications, the company wants to ensure its top executives stick around and is offering up some cash to make sure of it.

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Agere Chip Combines W-CDMA, EDGE

February 27, 2007 5:26 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

The race is on for a world phone capable of accessing W-CDMA 3G networks as well as the other radio technologies under the GSM umbrella. That handset doesn't yet exist, but the chips that will enable it are starting to emerge.

Nortel, LG Electronics Forge JV Pact

February 27, 2007 5:26 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Nortel Networks continues to make a push in Asia. The latest: The telecom equipment maker has signed a joint venture framework agreement with LG Electronics covering telecom equipment and networking solutions.

Nokia Incorporates TI Chip

February 27, 2007 5:26 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Nokia will be the first handset manufacturer to commercially offer handsets featuring a single-chip solution based on Texas Instruments' Digital RF Processor (DRP) technology designed to combine the functionality of several chips onto one.

Chipcon Buys Figure 8 Wireless

February 27, 2007 5:26 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

In the name of offering an end-to-end Zigbee platform, Chipcon is merging with Figure 8 Wireless, which has been purchased by Chipcon's parent Chipcon Group ASA. Terms of the all-stock deal were not disclosed.

Sorrent Lands Contract With Twentieth Century Fox

February 27, 2007 5:26 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Sorrent has inked an exclusive 2-year deal to develop and distribute mobile content based on soon-to-be-released feature films from Twentieth Century Fox.

Up-To-The-(Wireless)-Minute

February 27, 2007 5:23 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Virgin Mobile, BT Livetime, Samsung, TI, MobilePro, WiMAX Forum, Maxstream

Ember Unveils ZigBee System-on-a-Chip

February 27, 2007 5:23 pm | by Monica Alleven, Editor | News | Comments

You might not see it, but it's coming, and with Ember Corporation's announcement this week, the industry might get there a little faster.

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