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Sprint Assesses Business Mobility

February 27, 2007 7:10 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

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.

Battery Recall Hits Cell Phones

February 27, 2007 7:09 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

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 Gets Access to Garnet Code

February 27, 2007 7:09 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

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.

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Sprint Targets Hispanics with Mobile Chats

February 27, 2007 7:09 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

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.

TracFone Files Suit

February 27, 2007 7:09 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

TracFone Wireless disagrees with a recent ruling that will enable cell phone users to disable cell-phone locking software. The company has filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government.

NeoMedia Zeros in on Qode

February 27, 2007 7:09 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

NeoMedia Technologies is shedding the ownership of its Mobot subsidiary in an effort to concentrate on its mobile marketing efforts. Specifically, the company intends to focus its efforts on developing and marketing its qode direct-to-mobile-Web cell phone technology.

Nuance Buys MobileVoiceControl

February 27, 2007 7:09 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Nuance Communications is snapping up MobileVoiceControl for an undisclosed sum, in an effort to advance its presence in the speech-enabled mobile search and communications markets.

News Briefs for Dec. 7, 2006

February 27, 2007 7:09 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Belkin, Skype, Boingo Wireless, Alltel Wireless, Groove Mobile, Cingular Wireless, NII Holdings, Nextel Mexico, America Movil, Telcel, Hutchison Telecommunications International, Sequans Communications, Alvarion, Artificial Life, Pelephone and Meru Networks.

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Qualcomm Fills Some Holes

February 27, 2007 7:09 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

In the wireless business, few companies have the intellectual property that Qualcomm has. But even Qualcomm has been missing a couple of pieces, until now. With the acquisitions of Airgo and the Bluetooth assets of RF Micro Devices, Qualcomm plugged holes in its IPR portfolio. Airgo brings Wi-Fi and especially OFDM, while Qualcomm’s Bluetooth expertise has been relatively weak compared to such competitors as Broadcom and Texas Instruments.

Ricochet May Be Put in Play, Again

February 27, 2007 7:08 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Living up to its name, Ricochet Wireless may once again bounce to a new owner. Terabeam announced that it is weighing its strategic options with regard to the wireless service business.

Walkman Phone Boosts Sony Ericsson

February 27, 2007 7:08 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

The introduction of the Walkman phone continues to pay off for Sony Ericsson. The handset manufacturer tripled first quarter earnings and increased its 2006 global handset forecast.

Sprint: Do You Know Where Your Children Are?

February 27, 2007 7:08 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Sprint Nextel unveiled a new location-based service (LBS) designed to help parents track their children using their cell phone. The Sprint Family Locator service uses GPS technology.

Helio to Offer Yahoo! Services

February 27, 2007 7:08 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Helio inked a deal with Yahoo!, which will make a host of Yahoo! services available to its customers when the youth-oriented MVNO debuts its wireless service offering this spring.

APCO: E911 Carrier Efforts Worth Considering

February 27, 2007 7:08 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

WASHINGTON--The head of one of the nation's leading E911 groups says carrier efforts should be a consideration in any possible penalties that may be assessed against them by the FCC.

PCTEL Makes Litigation Headway

February 27, 2007 7:08 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Wireless broadband solutions provider PCTEL is moving closer to resolving its lawsuit against Agere Systems and Lucent Technologies, the company says.

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