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EarthLink Wireless Lands Retail Deal

February 27, 2007 4:10 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

OfficeMax has signed on to peddle the EarthLink Wireless Treo 650 smartphone by palmOne in its stores.

Agere Introduces HSDPA Chipset

February 27, 2007 4:09 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Agere Systems is getting on the high-speed downlink packet access (HSDPA) bandwagon, now offering an HSDPA chipset designed for feature phones in the $150 price range.

mobZilla Debuts Pop Service for Teens

February 27, 2007 4:09 pm | by Robb Murray | News | Comments

Popstar! Magazine and wireless company mobZilla are debuting Popstar! Magazine Radio on mobZilla's streaming music service for mobile phones and PCs.

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News Briefs for Feb. 13, 2006

February 27, 2007 4:09 pm | News | Comments

Sprint Nextel, Global Care Quest, VeriSign, Jamdat Mobile, Electronic Arts, Leap Wireless International, Alaska Native Broadband, Qualcomm, Openwave Systems, Sun Microsystems, TeleNav, Research In Motion, Brightstar, Brightpoint Sweden, Motricity, Spirent Communications, Axalto, Optus, PCTEL, Novatel Wireless, IPWireless, Convergys, Mobile 365, Namco Networks, Airwide Solutions, SIPquest, Cohda Wireless, In-Stat, Andrew Corporation

In-House or Outsourced?

February 27, 2007 4:09 pm | by Sue Marek | News | Comments

Reducing customer care costs without jeopardizing service requires carriers to walk a thin line. Lean too far into the cost savings realm and you risk alienating your customer base and making your churn spike. Go too far the other way and your customer care costs eat into the bottom line. No doubt about it, customer care is an expensive part of the business.

T-Mobile, RIM Launch White Pearl

February 27, 2007 4:08 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Claiming a first in the color department, T-Mobile USA and Research In Motion (RIM) launched the new white BlackBerry Pearl.

CSR Adds GPS to Roster

February 27, 2007 4:08 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

CSR acquired NordNav Technologies and Cambridge Positioning Systems (CPS) in a move the company says will allow it to provide software-based, low-cost GPS solutions suitable for mass-market consumption.

San Francisco Wi-Fi Report Kicks up Dust

February 27, 2007 4:08 pm | by Joni Morse | News | Comments

San Francisco’s municipal Wi-Fi project doesn’t pass the sniff test as administered by city budget analyst Harvey Rose.

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Horizon Plans WiMAX Launch

February 27, 2007 4:08 pm | by Joni Morse | News | Comments

Wireless operator Horizon Wi-Com announced plans to launch 802.16e-2005-based WiMAX services in Northeastern U.S. markets using customer modems, base stations and network management systems from Texas-based Navini Networks.

Helio Partners with mCosm

February 27, 2007 4:08 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Helio is giving its retail stores a unique look, and mCosm is helping. The MVNO and mCosm, an interactive retail solutions company, say they are developing a fresh consumer experience for Helio members using mCosm’s mCast software to create, manage and distribute various digital media – from signage and video to 3D effects and animation.

Hingi Touts Hear It N’ Get It Service

February 27, 2007 4:08 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Hingi is launching Hear It N’ Get It, a service that promises to provide users with mobile content in just two clicks.

News Briefs for Jan. 15, 2007

February 27, 2007 4:08 pm | News | Comments

Amdocs, Alltel, Verizon Wireless, Mobifusion, Town Compass, RarePlay, Wintegra, Datang Mobile, Zebra Technologies, Namco Networks, Ozura Mobile, Qwikker, Prime Point Media, Wavelink, Aruba Networks and Wandering Wi-Fi.

Senate Panel OKs DTV Transition Date

February 27, 2007 4:07 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Wireless and technology companies got what they were after, a date. The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation set a firm date of April 7, 2009, for getting all broadcasters out of the 700 MHz band.

Wireless Boosts Alltel

February 27, 2007 4:07 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Alltel reported a 12 percent up-tick in third-quarter profit and a 20 percent increase in revenue, thanks in large part to strong wireless sales. The company ended the quarter with more than 10 million customers.

Ericsson Hits 3G Milestone

February 27, 2007 4:07 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Ericsson announced its 3G technology is being used in more than 10 million W-CDMA handsets worldwide. Separately, the company reported an increase in third-quarter profit, thanks to operator network upgrades and expansions.

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