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News Briefs for Sept. 1, 2006

February 27, 2007 6:19 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Amp'd Mobile, Research and Markets, HelloSoft, Symbian, Analog Devices, Legend Silicon Corporation and Alltel Wireless.

Tween Handset Goes National

February 27, 2007 6:18 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Firefly Mobile is stepping up its pursuit of pre-teen, or tween, wireless customers with the national launch of its Firefly wireless phone.

News Briefs for July 13, 2005

February 27, 2007 6:18 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Alltel, Western Wireless, Motorola, In-Stat, T-Mobile Croatia, Vallent Corporation, WavMax Broadband, DragonWave, Outsmart, TNS Telecoms, Reality Wireless Networks, Arabian Recab Trading Company, PeopleMatter, Hop-On, Reaxion Corporation, Verizon Wireless, Mforma, DataViz and WildPackets.

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Making Movies Mobile

February 27, 2007 6:18 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

Using your mobile phone to watch movies certainly isn't a new concept but with high-bandwidth wireless networks becoming more pervasive, this type of content is now available to consumers. Will subscribers consume full-length movies on their mobile phones? Are short clips better than full-length movies? Although U.

Playing for Keeps

February 27, 2007 6:18 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Despite grand expectations for the gaming market, less than 10 percent of people with mobile phones in the United States play games on their handsets. The numbers are getting better, though – it's up to about 17 million users this year who actively play downloaded games compared to the previous 14 million, according to M:Metrics senior analyst Seamus McAteer.

Desperately Seeking Simplicity

February 27, 2007 6:18 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

Washington—Intertwining wireless, broadband and cable services are making interpretation of regulations even more difficult, but a central theme seems to be emerging – simplicity. Video franchising rules offer an example of this emerging structure. The rules are aimed at giving non-incumbent telecom a way to enter local cable markets more efficiently and quickly.

"Deal" Time for VeriSign

February 27, 2007 6:17 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

VeriSign may be tucked behind the scenes of interactive mobile marketing campaigns on television, but it fell squarely in the spotlight after forging its joint venture (JV) with Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation. The JV – which leaves VeriSign with a 49-percent stake in Jamba, the subsidiary it bought in 2004 for $273 million – brings $188 million to VeriSign's coffers, giving Jamb

Mobile Software Company Secures Funds

February 27, 2007 6:15 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Vuico raised an undisclosed sum in its round of Series A funding. The company plans to use the financing to extend its presence in the mobile marketing and messaging sector.

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Manx Telecom Gets HSDPA Help

February 27, 2007 6:15 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

MmO2 subsidiary Manx Telecom has tapped Cerillion Technologies to support its high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) technology launch.

News Briefs for August 30, 2005

February 27, 2007 6:15 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Cingular, Motorola, NDS, Frontier Silicon, Andrew Corporation, In-Fusio, Primerica Financial Services, Palm, Hypress, U.S. Wireless Online, IPOutlet, Socket Communications and Nokia.

Early Termination Fees a State of Concern

February 27, 2007 6:15 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

WASHINGTON—Wireless carriers have their fingers crossed that federal regulators will move to assert jurisdiction over early termination fees. Class action lawsuits over early termination fees [ETFs] have been creeping into state courts in the last couple of years, even though the federal government has jurisdiction over rates.

Total Subscribers in 20 Selected Countries

February 27, 2007 6:15 pm | by Staff | News | Comments

Total Subscribers in 20 Selected Countries Although China leads in total wireless subscribers, the United States saw 491,440 net additions in the first quarter of 2005, compared with 221,490 net adds in the first quarter of 2004, according to tallies by Informa Telecoms & Media. These number

Top Mobile Phone Game Titles Purchased

February 27, 2007 6:15 pm | by Staff | News | Comments

Top Mobile Phone Game Titles Purchased Overall Rank Game Title Publisher 1 Downtown Texas Hold'em Jamdat 2 Tetris Jamdat

Seattle Tops List for Wi-Fi Connections

February 27, 2007 6:15 pm | by Staff | News | Comments

Is it the coffee houses? Hard to say, but according to Intel's survey, Seattle is now the "most unwired city" in America. The city surpassed last year's most unwired city winner, San Francisco, and 2003's Portland, Ore. Besides identifying the top unwired regions, the survey found ever more diversity in the types of places where Wi-Fi is being offered, such as the Kansas Speedway in Kansas City

Study: MVNOs Hone In on Prepaid Space

February 27, 2007 6:15 pm | by Staff | News | Comments

It looks as though MVNOs are doing a formidable job of squiring prepaid customers away from traditional wireless carriers. By 2009, MVNOs will account for nearly four out of every five prepaid wireless subscribers, according to "Prepaid Insights 2005-2009: Sizing Up Markets, Opportunities and Players," a study by industry research consultancy Atlantic-ACM.

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