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Nokia Handset Shipments Surge, Profit Drops

February 27, 2007 7:21 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Nokia experienced a surge in revenue, thanks to the company's global handset push as well as its multimedia and enterprise units. Profit, however, dipped 4.1 percent during the third quarter.

Verizon Aims to Cast a Wider V CAST Net

February 27, 2007 7:21 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless hopes to open up its V CAST multimedia wireless service to a larger group of its customers by offering a newly launched daily subscription service.

Hybrid Prepaid Arrives at Boost Mobile

February 27, 2007 7:21 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Boost Mobile is launching is second new service in as many days, with the introduction of a new hybrid prepaid service. The youth-oriented service provider says the new service is designed to meet demand for more pay-as-you-go offerings.

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Wireless Video Streaming Can Actually Teach

February 27, 2007 7:21 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

Wireless streaming video is an effective teaching tool. At least, that's what one of the top educational media organizations in the country has found in a new study.

News Briefs for Oct. 19, 2006

February 27, 2007 7:21 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

INgrooves, Bango, Mobility Electronics, Break.com, Amp'd Mobile, Sprint Nextel, Orange Business Services, Arjowiggins, Leap Wireless International, Palm, Telecom New Zealand, Cellicium and Esmertec.

New Music Mojo

February 27, 2007 7:21 pm | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

A potentially splintering dynamic is emerging in the music industry where artists who formerly worked with record labels are striking out on their own. Back when Prince, or the Artist formerly known as Prince, broke out five years ago, it seemed individually rebellious. Now it has become more mainstream.

Content Providers Keep Eye on the Prize

February 27, 2007 7:19 pm | by Karen Brown | News | Comments

Some mobile content providers continue to cast an eye toward enterprise as the next target market for their news-oriented offerings, ranging from stock market information to what is happening in the outside environment. But getting the news out to these potential customers is a tricky affair – content providers not only have to come up with just the right package of current events, stock

WiMAX Nod Goes to Redline

February 27, 2007 7:18 pm | News | Comments

Redline Communications, provider of standards-based broadband wireless equipment, received the WiMAX Forum's Certified mark for its RedMAX Subscriber Unit (SU-O). The RedMAX SU-O is the first WiMAX system based upon the Intel PRO/Wireless 5116 Broadband Interface to receive the WiMAX Forum Certified mark.

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Nokia Closes Intellisync Deal

February 27, 2007 7:18 pm | by Robb Murray | News | Comments

Nokia has completed its acquisition of Intellisync, which the company says strengthens its position in the mobile enterprise market.

Clearwire Expands Footprint

February 27, 2007 7:18 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Looking to expand its reach in the Eastern United States, Clearwire has purchased Winbeam for an undisclosed sum.

TowerCo Eyes Expansion

February 27, 2007 7:17 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Less than a year after hitting the tower market, TowerCo is ready to extend its reach. The company expects to own 1,000 towers by the end of 2009.

InfoSpace Free Trial Finds Users

February 27, 2007 7:17 pm | News | Comments

In an effort to build user adoption and drive frequency of use, InfoSpace is using the Kelsey Conference in Philadelphia as the place to launch a 60-day free trial of its enhanced mobile local search product InfoSpace Find It! The new InfoSpace Find It! combines eyes-free spoken directions and GPS functionality with the convenience of local search to locate the nearest businesses, people and events.

Alltel, Verizon Wireless Tout MMS Interop

February 27, 2007 7:17 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Thanks to a newly signed deal with Alltel, Verizon Wireless now has inter-carrier MMS agreements with five U.S. carriers.

Report: 800 Million+ Shipments for 2005

February 27, 2007 7:15 pm | by Robb Murray | News | Comments

The fourth quarter of 2005 was a big one for vendors, as many set new records for mobile phone shipments.

Europeans Targeted by Mesh Deal

February 27, 2007 7:15 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

Mesh networking has become more widespread in the United States in the last year, launching first in smaller cities but more recently spreading to major cities.

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