The fourth quarter of 2005 was a big one for vendors, as many set new records for mobile phone shipments.
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.
Nortel, Huawei, Kyocera Wireless Corp., Crisp Wireless, Telfort Netherlands, NTT DoCoMo, Fujitsu, Motorola, NEC, Powerwave Technologies, ATI Technologies, Redline Communications, NMS Communications, LogicaCMG, RF Monolithics, O2, Research In Motion, Boost Mobile, Alcatel, Sierra Wireless, MetroFreeFi.com, MRO Software, Eagle Broadband and Interphase Corporation.
Virgin Mobile USA, America Online, Sputnik, Linksys, Texas Instruments, Airbee Wireless, Palm, UTStarcom, City Cell, Wireless Age Communications, Spectrum Signal Processing, General Dynamics Canada, Helicomm and Silicon Laboratories.
Alanco Technologies plans to plunk down $15 million to snap up fellow GPS tracking and wireless data services provider StarTrak Systems.
Sprint Nextel, Proxim Wireless Corporation, Gsource, Air2Web, Kentrox, Double Fusion, Impact Mobile and Research in Markets.
Wireless media company mobZilla named Ron Nenni as senior vice president of business development and global licensing. Nenni will be responsible for driving content and partnership strategies in the music, traditional broadcasting and syndicated network programming industries. Nenni most recently served as execut
IEEE 802.20, VeriChip, Fonpods, scanR, Realeyes3D, ZigBee Alliance, Open Mobile Alliance, Nokia, Samsung, SK Telecom, Square-Enix, Symbian, Tao Group, Texas Instruments
What better place to show off the importance of a new wireless technology than in one of the remotest spots on the planet, a town locked in the Amazon forest where roads and electricity are virtually unknown?
MMS interoperability is quickly becoming the norm, as more carriers ink deals to ensure their customers can share multimedia messages with more than just same-carrier subscribers. The latest rash of inter-carrier deals involves Leap Wireless International, Cingular Wireless and U.S. Cellular.
Sprint insists it isn't getting into the world of professional services, but there certainly are similarities with the Mobile Business Assessment program it announced today.
On the heels of the notebook computer industry being hit with a slew of battery recall announcements, NTT DoCoMo is calling back 1.3 million battery packs used on one of its phones sold in Japan.
Palm now has access to the Palm OS Garnet code, thanks to a licensing deal with Access Systems Americas, formerly PalmSource. Palm is forking over $44 million for the licensing rights.
The Hispanic population has become a popular target market segment among wireless carriers. The latest: Sprint Nextel is launching two Spanish-language mobile chat communities geared specifically for Hispanic users.