Entertainment and the enterprise are often treated as separate entities in the world of wireless content and applications. Like oil and water, the two don't mix. That's dramatically evident at the annual CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment show, where there are separate programs for each industry.
Alternative nationwide public safety spectrum plans are flying around Washington, signaling possible big changes for 700 MHz spectrum. Last April, Cyren Call proposed that 30 MHz of spectrum in the upper 700 MHz band be set aside for use by public safety and first responders. Wireless carriers would build the network in a public/private partnership.
Cyren Call, founded by Nextel founder Morgan O'Brien, has asked the FCC to change its plans for the 30 MHz of spectrum in the 700-MHz band that is currently slated for auction sometime in the future. Cyren Call wants this spectrum to be turned over to the first responder community, or at least to a trustee.
Making good on a deal announced in September, Dell and Cingular Wireless took the wraps off the Dell Latitude line, which incorporates Cingular's BroadbandConnect UMTS/HSDPA service right into the laptop.
Padcom received a favorable ruling in its patent infringement case against NetMotion Wireless. NetMotion says it intends to have a replacement product available within 30 days.
Motorola's RAZR ultra-thin handset doubled its market share in Europe during the first quarter of 2006, which supports an overall uptake in multimedia and 3G devices, according to the latest figures coming out of Telephia.
Networks In Motion has landed $10 million in Series C funding. The location-based services (LBS) provider plans to use the funds to further research and extend its sales and marketing efforts.
Convergys, bcgi, Parlano, Nokia, Air2Web, SunCom Wireless, Mobile Action, LG, Motorola, Nokia, Samsung, Sanyo, Sony Ericsson, Audiovox, Brightpoint, Glu Mobile, Encore, Wave Wireless Corporation, Defywire, Wherify Wireless and Sona Mobile Holdings Corporation.
Seagate Technology announced a mobile device hard drive that takes up less room in a handset but holds much more data.
Sunday Communications announced the commercial launch of its 3G network. Hong Kong's PCCW reportedly is jumping back into the wireless fray by purchasing a stake in Sunday.
American Tower, SpectraSite, Retro Ringtones, Cingular Wireless, T-Mobile USA, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, Bluesocket, NTT DoCoMo, Hutchison Telephone Company, Hutchison 3G HK, Singapore Telecom Mobile, Hutchison (Macau) Company, KDDI, salesforce.com, Qualcomm, Vesuvius, Vulano Group, MTC Group, Yankee Group, Emblaze Mobile, 20:20 Logistics and AirCanopy Internet Services.
ReCellular has saved its 10 millionth cell phone from the landfill. The recycler of wireless handsets says its program has contributed more than $15 million to charities in the last six years.
Flash-OFDM architect Flarion Technologies unveiled Flexband designed to deliver "triple play" converged voice over IP, data and broadcast video-based IP applications with a single, packet-based carrier class network, the company says.
Kyocera Wireless, BrightStar, Rand McNally, Research In Motion, Orange Madagascar, Metrica Software Systems, In-Stat, Glenayre, Dilithium Networks, Openwave Systems and Cilys.