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Cross-Platform Gaming Lures New Players

February 27, 2007 5:39 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

Multiplayer gaming, 3D gaming and now cross-platform gaming. This is the latest innovation to hit the mobile game space, and it appears to be gaining traction, particularly among companies with console game divisions. Mobile game firms are leveraging their console divisions and Internet game groups for promotions and interesting game play using the mobile, Internet and console platforms to dri

Spreading the Power

February 27, 2007 5:39 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

In the days leading up to Hurricane Katrina, wireless operators on the Gulf Coast made sure their tower sites were outfitted with extra generators and fuel to help fend off potential outages. That preventative measure was just one way that operators could work in advance to ensure reliable service for their subscribers.

Industry Sustains Wall Street Charm

February 27, 2007 5:39 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

Every reporting season has its share of mixed messages, and the third quarter was no exception for the wireless telecom industry. Still, the overriding theme for wireless is "full-speed ahead," with carriers and manufacturers posting positive numbers. There also seems to be plenty of investor interest in wireless.

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Alltel, Verizon Continue EV-DO Push

February 27, 2007 5:39 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Alltel Wireless and Verizon Wireless announced the launch of their respective CDMA 1XEV-DO wireless networks in new markets. These latest market unveilings are representative of the overall commitment the wireless sector has made to next-generation networks.

Fastmobile Embraces Multiple Mobile Communities

February 27, 2007 5:39 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Fastmobile has teamed with Globe Telecom of The Philippines to launch myGlobe IMEVRYWHR, which the companies call an integrated communications service. The service enables connections across mobile communities.

Alvarion Unveils Converged WiMAX Wi-Fi Solution

February 27, 2007 5:39 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Alvarion is expanding its portfolio with the introduction of two new converged solutions that combine Wi-Fi functionality with WiMAX and pre-WiMAX products. Specifically, the company unveiled BreezeMAX WI2 and BreezeACCESS WI2.

Motorola Upgrades Vodafone Network

February 27, 2007 5:39 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Vodafone is calling on Motorola to enhance the operator's GSM network in Turkey and ensure it is 3G-ready in key markets. The contract will cover a span of eight years.

News Briefs for Dec. 6, 2006

February 27, 2007 5:39 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Intel, Verizon Wireless, Palm, Rogers Wireless, Xirrus, Redback Networks, Guangdong Telecom, VeriFone Holdings, Verizon Wireless, Knewtrino, NootMobile, ABI Research, Nortel and Blue Vector Systems.

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News Briefs for Oct. 11, 2006

February 27, 2007 5:38 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Palm, Iusacell, Novatel Wireless, Adobe Systems, Actimagine, EVNTelecom, Lucent Technologies, Third Screen Media, Verizon Wireless, Telekom Austria, Alcatel, Amdocs, Cingular Wireless, Rave Wireless, Bridgewater, Pirelli Broadband Solutions, Arcor, Renesas Technology America and GlobeTel Communications Corporation.

Customer Gains Boost U.S. Cellular

February 27, 2007 5:38 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

U.S. Cellular posted second quarter revenue gains of 14 percent and managed to surpass analysts' average per share earnings forecasts. The company attributes the results in part to new customer adds.

Airwide Debuts AirMessenger Personal

February 27, 2007 5:38 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Airwide Solutions is making a play to make SMS more personalized with the launch of its AirMessenger Personal, which is designed to allow operators to enhance their SMS offering.

Showtime Makes Leap to Mobile Video

February 27, 2007 5:38 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

The mobile bug has bitten Showtime Networks. The company announced plans to introduce an off-deck WAP portal that will give wireless users access to Showtime content for the first time.

Wherify Snaps Discovery Store Deal

February 27, 2007 5:38 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Wherify Wireless has found another online outlet to potentially reach more customers. In its latest retail move, the company signed a distribution agreement to make its Wherifone GPS Locator Phone available through the Discovery Channel's online site, discoverystore.com.

Broadcom Settles Class Action

February 27, 2007 5:38 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Broadcom has reached a settlement, at least in principle, to end a class action lawsuit brought against the chipmaker by a group of shareholders.

Nextel Partners Would Support a Nextel Buy

February 27, 2007 5:38 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Once the Sprint-Nextel merger deal closes, Nextel Partners plans to urge its shareholders to vote in favor of being acquired by a combined Sprint and Nextel entity.

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