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Will Consumers Resist Mobile Ads?

February 27, 2007 5:58 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

Advertising has pervaded nearly every aspect of our lives, and it will soon become a part of our mobile phone experience. Companies are gearing up for the advertising boom by developing platforms that will help content firms insert ads in different formats—whether it's WAP, Java or BREW. But the real question is wh

Brightpoint Unit Buys Trio

February 27, 2007 5:56 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Brightpoint's Wireless Fulfillment Services announced plans to acquire Trio Industries (TrioTek) through an all-stock deal. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Handango App Attracts Repeat Buyers

February 27, 2007 5:56 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES - When it comes to buying mobile content, repeat customers are very appealing. In fact, mobile content application provider Handango says that over the past 12 months it has experienced a 38-percent increase in repeat customers buying smartphone applications via InHand, Handango's on-device applications catalog.

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deCarta Maps out the Future

February 27, 2007 5:56 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES - The company formerly known as Telcontar is at the CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment show this week under a new name. Renamed deCarta in June, the company supplies software and services for the location-based services (LBS) market.

Handmark Expands Pocket Express Availability

February 27, 2007 5:56 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

LOS ANGELES - Handmark is extending the reach of its Pocket Express product. At its CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment booth this week, Handmark also will have on hand a Porsche, a sneak peek of what some lucky winner will get early next year.

CTIA Wireless I.T. in Brief

February 27, 2007 5:56 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Day 1: The exhibit floor at CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment 2006 in Los Angeles opened today. Here's a glimpse at what companies are unveiling on the first day.

News Briefs for Sept. 12, 2006

February 27, 2007 5:56 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless, Motorola, News Corporation, VeriSign, Airvana, Tatara Systems, Palm, Vodafone, BSG Clearing Solutions, True Move, ActSoft, IT2ME, Andrew Corporation, iLoop Mobile and InAphone.

IM on the Move

February 27, 2007 5:56 pm | News | Comments

According to Strategy Analytics, instant messaging (IM) via mobile phones is set to surge to a $2 billion industry. The research firm predicts mobile IM messaging services will emerge as a "valuable" option to complement SMS, voice and mobile e-mail services, particularly in secure corporate IM platforms, wireless messaging and public IM services, such as current Internet-based MSN Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger and AOL Instant Messenger.

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Sprint Lags in Net Adds

February 27, 2007 5:55 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

It was another challenging quarter for Sprint Nextel, which added only 233,000 net new subscribers in the third quarter, ending with 51.9 million total subscribers.

Professor Calls for Spectrum Reform

February 27, 2007 5:55 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

WASHINGTON—The coming transition of spectrum from broadcasting applications to commercial wireless applications presents a unique opportunity to change the way spectrum is managed in the United States, said a noted public policy professor today.

RIM Outlines Software Workaround

February 27, 2007 5:55 pm | by Robb Murray | News | Comments

Research In Motion (RIM) says it has developed and tested software contingency plans in the event of a BlackBerry shutdown, although the company is confident it will be victorious in court and no such workaround solutions will be necessary.

Hearings Dampen Pretexting Services

February 27, 2007 5:55 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

WASHINGTON-The head of the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) bureau of consumer protection said yesterday that a number of Websites involved in selling wireless customer information had shut down in recent days.

Volantis Updates Mobile Content Storefront

February 27, 2007 5:54 pm | News | Comments

Seattle-based Volantis began delivering the latest version of its Mobile Content Storefront.

Cingular Wireless Makes California "SAFE"

February 27, 2007 5:53 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Cingular Wireless is updating more than 1,600 emergency call boxes in San Bernardino County, Calif., with GSM technology as part of the state's Service Authority for Freeway Emergencies (SAFE) program.

Verizon Wireless Prepares Network For Football Traffic

February 27, 2007 5:53 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

As the excitement surrounding Sunday's Super Bowl contest nears a fevered pitch, Verizon Wireless says it is well equipped to handle the expected spike in wireless calls.

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