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O2, NTL Reveal Channels for Mobile TV Trial

February 27, 2007 3:47 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

O2 and NTL Broadcast are moving full-speed ahead with a planned Digital Video Broadcasting-Handheld (DVB-H)-based trial. The latest: The companies have revealed a host of channels that will be available during the trial.

Brightpoint Lands LG Distribution Deal

February 27, 2007 3:47 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Thanks to a newly signed deal, Brightpoint subsidiary Brightpoint North America is adding LG Electronics MobileComm U.S.A. wireless handsets to its portfolio.

News Briefs for May 11, 2005

February 27, 2007 3:47 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Handango, VeriSign, Sony Pictures Digital, Nintendo, IGN Entertainment, Verizon Wireless, Reaxion Corporation, Mobile Media Company, Nephin Games, Stratex Networks, InfoSpace, Fiberlink Communications, Webroot Software, Kyocera Wireless and Telecard Ltd.

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Cisco Beats Expectations in 3Q

February 27, 2007 3:47 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Network gear maker Cisco Systems recorded a 16 percent up-tick in net income and a 10 percent increase in revenue. The fiscal third-quarter surpassed analysts' expectations.

Worldwide: Preliminary PDA Vendor Shipment Estimates by Operating System, 2Q05

February 27, 2007 3:46 pm | by Staff | News | Comments

Microsoft maintained its position as the leading PDA operating system (OS) supplier, as it accounted for 46 percent of worldwide shipments in the second quarter of 2005. In the battle for the second position, Research In Motion (RIM) extended its lead over Palm OS with 23.2 percent of the market. Palm OS PDA shipments declined 40.

Go Figure

February 27, 2007 3:46 pm | by Staff | News | Comments

42% Survey respondents who said they would not go on vacation without a cell phone compared with 24 percent who said they wouldn't go on vacation without a camera, according to a Harris Interactive survey on behalf of Macromedia. 127K Subscribers to Iridium satellite service as of June 30, representing a 20-percent increase over total subs a year ago.

Awash with Possibilities

February 27, 2007 3:46 pm | by Karen Brown | News | Comments

Wireless technology is finding its way into every aspect of modern life, and apparently that also includes a place everyone must go: the bathroom. Case in point is a trio of unique new inventions that help people use their wireless phones to … ahem, do their business. Malcolm Kimberley's new gadget sure is flush with wireless possibilities for the swinger set.

Philadelphia CIO on the Hunt for Value

February 27, 2007 3:46 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

Driving a hard bargain to get the best value is in Philadelphia Chief Information Officer Dianah Neff's blood. She is an inveterate "antiquer" – that is, she likes to hunt down old furniture, glass and other collectibles in what spare time she has. That search has honed her eye for intrinsic value.

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Meshing with Public Safety

February 27, 2007 3:46 pm | by Karen Brown | News | Comments

In a world where major disasters come in natural and manmade forms, emergencies are translating into opportunities for wireless mesh network technology. With its ability to turn each user into an access point, the peer-to-peer scheme is answering the call for a growing number of public safety systems, as police and fire officials look for ways to ensure their vital communications stay up and ru

Healing the Patent Process

February 27, 2007 3:46 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

Patent disputes are an all too familiar part of the wireless industry. Qualcomm is currently embroiled in a dispute with Broadcom over technology licensing. InterDigital is fighting with Nokia over royalties for its 2.5G and 3G technologies. And NTP and Research In Motion (RIM) have been entrenched in a legal battle for years that could ultimately stop RIM from selling its popular BlackBerry de

Reinventing Mobile Content

February 27, 2007 3:46 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

Repurposed and repackaged. That has been the mobile strategy so far for entertainment companies that want to leverage the growing popularity of high-tech mobile devices without expending a lot of effort and money. Big Hollywood studios have enhanced their properties by licensing the rights to their blockbuster movies and extending high-profile brands into mobile games, ringtones and wallpapers.

IMS Creates a Buzz at Supercomm

February 27, 2007 3:46 pm | by the Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Besides Lucent, a number of other companies also made significant IMS announcements this week during Supercomm in Chicago.

Chipmakers Gamble on Standards

February 27, 2007 3:46 pm | by Brad Smith, Data Editor | News | Comments

The IEEE task group studying the next Wi-Fi standard, 802.11n, failed to approve the standard’s direction in its regular meeting in late May. That was a setback in the standardization process, probably delaying the standard and technology for some months, but it also raised larger questions about companies that are designing products today.The same question could be applied to any developing technology – how does a company plan for these setbacks and what is the nature of the risk?

Nokia Browses to Open Source

February 27, 2007 3:46 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

Nokia today says it plans to release the source code for the underlying engine running its new mobile Web browser to the open source community worldwide.

Briefs...Mobile Content Flash E-newsletter, October 20, 2006

February 27, 2007 3:45 pm | News | Comments

Independent music publisher INgrooves is using Bango’s technology to provide a mobile storefront for independent music labels and artistsROK debuted FreeBe TV, an on-demand offering that brings television to consumers outside the home

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