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Cingular Hears the Music

February 27, 2007 4:20 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

Cingular Wireless is adding to its portfolio of music services by launching MobiTV's MobiRadio service, allowing subscribers to listen to more than 40 channels of commercial-free streaming music.

Visage Supports New MVNO

February 27, 2007 4:20 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Voce, a planned MVNO targeting the luxury market, is calling on mobile virtual network enabler Visage Mobile to support its planned service. The upscale MVNO will operate on Cingular Wireless' network.

Convergence Shakes Established Systems

February 27, 2007 4:20 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

Washington—The past is seemingly a prologue for some wireless and wireline issues these days, as even more convergence occurs among a multitude of technologies. New wireless carriers are having problems that old wireline can expect to have: Regulators are watching the close associations that wireline carriers have with their subsidiaries, and century-old government telephone subsidies are

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Handset Features – a Personal Perspective

February 27, 2007 4:20 pm | by Elliott Drucker | News | Comments

Like many users, I tend to get a new handset about every two to three years. I have never really felt compelled to move on to the latest handset by some new feature, but rather because my old phone has gotten beat up or the battery won't hold a charge any longer. My carrier offers me a "free" handset every two years if I renew my service contract, so it's generally cheaper for me to get a new p

Mobile TV Readies for Takeoff

February 27, 2007 4:20 pm | News | Comments

In five years, there will be about half a billion subscribers to mobile TV services, predicts a new ABI Research study. There were only 6.4 million at the end of 2005.

Largent Calls Again for National Wireless Rules

February 27, 2007 4:17 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

WASHINGTON-An emerging telecommunications reform bill should be the perfect vehicle for Congress to use to reaffirm a national regulatory framework for the wireless industry, said CTIA leader Steve Largent at a hearing on telecom reform today.

Sony Unveils New Walkman Phones

February 27, 2007 4:17 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Sony Ericsson is hoping to attract wireless customers who lead an active sports lifestyle with the introduction of its W710 Walkman phone. The handset manufacturer also unveiled the W850 Walkman Phone.

Sprint Completes Embarq Spin-off

February 27, 2007 4:17 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

With the spin-off of its local telephone business, Sprint Nextel will now operate primarily as a mobile communications services provider. The local business will henceforth operate as an independent entity known as Embarq.

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ITC Issues Qualcomm/Broadcom Brief

February 27, 2007 4:17 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Broadcom is pleased with a brief put out by a U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) staff attorney that points to Qualcomm infringing on the company's patents. Qualcomm, however, says the posted brief is an opinion of one staff attorney and not an initial decision.

Vodafone, Softbank Form Mobile Phone Venture

February 27, 2007 4:17 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Vodafone and Softbank announced a partnership that will focus on various aspects of the mobile space. As part of the agreement, the newly formed joint venture will target the joint development and procurement of wireless content and technology.

Report: Google, China Mobile in Talks

February 27, 2007 4:17 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Google and China Mobile reportedly have opened up discussions to collaborate on mobile search in China, according to an Associated Press report.

Nokia Targets Business Users

February 27, 2007 4:17 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Nokia is rolling out its 18th model of 2006, with the introduction of the E50, which is being targeted at business users, but Nokia says the handset is a single device for both business and leisure.

News Briefs for May 18, 2006

February 27, 2007 4:17 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Andrew Corporation, Brightpoint, Parrot, Colubris, Mobile Ready Entertainment Corporation, ProfitWing, InfoSpace, Xentris, BlueAnt Wireless and Toshiba America Information Systems.

Motorola Touts Open Source Java

February 27, 2007 4:17 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Motorola is aiming to take mobile Java to the next level by embracing open sourcing. The company believes an open source approach will speed development time and drive innovation.

Glu Mobile Launches Diner Dash

February 27, 2007 4:17 pm | by Robb Murray | News | Comments

Now you can take Diner to the diner. Mobile entertainment publisher Glu Mobile is launching Diner Dash, an online game that lets players turn a greasy spoon into a 5-star restaurant, for mobile phones.

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