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Good Puts Up New Mobile Defense

February 27, 2007 3:56 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Good Technology believes it is taking mobile security to the next level with the introduction of its Good Mobile Defense security solution. The company also announced a new virus protection tie-in with McAfee.

Ex-Commissioner Examines ETFs

February 27, 2007 3:54 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

Calling early termination fees (ETF) a “top priority,” CTIA officials tapped a former FCC commissioner to make their case in favor of the fees at the FCC.

Telcordia Adds Ringback Tones

February 27, 2007 3:54 pm | by Robb Murray | News | Comments

Telcordia has launched Telcordia Ringback Tones and location-based services as additional components of the Telcordia Converged Applications Suite.

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Samsung Users Can Stay in MobileTouch

February 27, 2007 3:54 pm | by Robb Murray | News | Comments

Buyers of Samsung SPH-V6800 phones will get the latest and greatest MobileTouch interface solution in their handsets, Synaptics has announced.

News Briefs for May 27, 2005

February 27, 2007 3:53 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Orange Dominicana, Ericsson, Crown Castle International, Fitch Ratings, Telus, TDK Corporation, Krusell, Zi Corporation, Telcel, palmOne and Hop-on.com.

News Briefs for Aug. 24, 2006

February 27, 2007 3:51 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Sprint Nextel, Electronic Arts, Energizer Holdings, Verizon, Dobson Cellular Systems, Radvision, iPass and AirTegrity Wireless.

Leap Touts Subscriber Wins

February 27, 2007 3:51 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Although Leap Wireless International will not release its most recent quarterly results until next month, the operator did announce it landed 166,000 net new customers during 3Q.

PayPal Mobile Makes its Debut

February 27, 2007 3:51 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

PayPal officially took the wraps off its PayPal Mobile service today at the CTIA Wireless show in Las Vegas. The new SMS-based payment service has already attracted several high-level merchants, such as MTV and Fox Home Entertainment.

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Taking the Bad with the Good

February 27, 2007 3:51 pm | by Rhonda Wickham, Editor-in-Chief | News | Comments

Ah, the famed Triple Play and network convergence based on Internet protocol (IP). I just returned from Globalcomm, where the talk centered on IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) technology and how carriers intend to add value by bundling services – such as wireless, landline and Internet (with a potential nod from video to create the Quad Play.

M2M Hits its Stride

February 27, 2007 3:51 pm | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

Machines have had the ability to talk to one another for decades, but the industry that machine-to-machine (M2M) communications was supposed to foster is still in the emerging stages. There's renewed energy in the industry, though, with the advent of new technologies, consolidation and the rise of M2M mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs).

Fringe Elements

February 27, 2007 3:48 pm | News | Comments

This issue, two items caught our eye as interesting in a twisted sort of way.

Ringtones Garner Higher Price Point

February 27, 2007 3:48 pm | News | Comments

The debate over pricing of full-song downloads delivered over the mobile phone continues to gain steam.Sprint Nextel currently charges $2.50 per song download. However, Amp’d Mobile has indicated that it will charge just 99 cents per download to mimic Apple’s iTunes pricing.

Wireless Forum Discusses Mobile Content Value Chain

February 27, 2007 3:48 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

Mobile content is a growing portion of wireless carriers’ revenue streams and an exciting outlet for entertainment firms looking to increase brand awareness and grow their audience. But many challenges remain.The value chain is complex, the customer experience can be poor and the business model—particularly distribution--is still evolving.

How Smart are School Phone Bans?

February 27, 2007 3:48 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

Educational institutions have long wrestled with electronic device use among its students. In the early 1980s, many schools banned pagers because of the alleged connection to gangs and drugs. As wireless phones emerged, schools simply extended those bans. However, wireless phones have proved valuable safety tools and connections to parents in cases of emergency.

Wanted: Cross-Carrier Capability

February 27, 2007 3:48 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

Teens and young adults are flocking to online social networking sites to share their interests, chat about music and movies, talk to friends and post pictures. Many companies believe that wireless networks provide a logical extension for these online communities, but there are many issues, including how to enable communications between mobile community participants who use different wireless ca

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