Palm, along with Vodafone and Microsoft Corporation, is trying to make push e-mail more of a desired mobile feature in Europe. The trio is joining forces to introduce a 3G-compatible Treo device in Europe this year.
Wireless e-mail provider Good Technology has made strides in its year-old business plan to sell through carriers rather than directly to end-users. It already has reseller agreements with the top three U.S. carriers and now has added two from outside the United States.
Motorola continues to make a retail push. The handset manufacturer has opened its first Global Flagship Store in Shanghai. Additional locations are planned in China and elsewhere.
GTC Wireless wants to grow it position in the wireless space through the formation of its new Shine Wireless subsidiary, which will focus on selling discounted wireless services.
Mesh networks provider Strix Systems is celebrating a win this week with Kenya Data Network (KDN), East Africa's largest public data network operator. KDN is using Strix's Access/One Network Outdoor Wireless Systems (OWS) and Indoor Wireless Systems (IWS) to create a new Wi-Fi service.
VeriSign has been selected by the WiMAX Forum to act as a single-source for a device authentication standard across broadband wireless networks in an effort to promote industry interoperability. The agreement calls for VeriSign to operate the WiMAX root CA.
InPhonic, Clearwire, Tropos Networks, SeaMobile, Cingular Wireless, HBO, Swisscom Mobile, Mach, Faith, InterVideo, TeleCommunication Systems, ConneXon Telecom, Simply Wireless, IceWEB, Mirics Semiconductor and Bulldog Technologies.
Emergency responders with wireless location-capable E911 phase II systems are growing primarily in high population density areas, with rural areas still lagging a bit in implementing the technology, says one of the first responder agencies monitoring the installations.
Nextel Partners is moving forward with its plans to possibly exercise the "put right" option of its contract with Nextel Communications, now Sprint Nextel.
Verizon Wireless, Qualcomm, Sky Link, Brightpoint, RadioShack, fastmobile, Hurray! Holding Co., China Mobile, Airspan Networks, Invenova Corporation, Palm and Vodafone Spain.
Boost Mobile is looking to expand the chat capabilities of its youth-oriented customer base with the launch of IM2Cell. The new service enables Boost Mobile customers to use their mobile phones to chat with friends and family signed up for AOL, MSN or Yahoo! instant messaging services - even when those friends and family members are tethered to their PCs.
Juice Wireless has secured $1 million in new financing. This latest round of funding comes on the heels of $4 million in funding landed in June by the mobile data applications and service provider.
China Mobile and Millicom have called off their plans to merge. A completed deal would have marked the largest international entity purchased by a Chinese firm.
GigaBeam Corporation, CircleTel Consultancies, Esmertec, MapQuest Mobile, Telephia, The Weather Channel, PT Excelcomindo Pratama, Juniper Networks, Apresta, Motorola, UMC, National Taiwan University and Alienware.
MBlox, the mobile transaction firm that handles a significant amount of U.S. SMS traffic through its gateways, has raised $25 million in equity from new investor Trident Capital and existing investors including BA Venture Partners, Norwest Venture Partners, Novus Ventures and Avanti Capital. MBlox CEO Jeff Clark sa