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February 27, 2007 4:42 pm | by Robb Murray | News | Comments

The new mobile Internet domain won't fully launch until sometime this summer, but at least one site is getting an early start.

MobilePro Posts Quarterly Loss

February 27, 2007 4:42 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

MobilePro reversed its net income from a year ago, posting a substantial net loss for the second quarter. The company admits it has work to do.

News Briefs for Aug. 10, 2006

February 27, 2007 4:42 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

WiderThan, Tom Online, Progressive Direct Group of Insurance Companies, EarthLink, New Edge Networks and Integrated Mobile.

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Hitting the Merger Pause Button

February 27, 2007 4:42 pm | by Mark Rockwell | News | Comments

WASHINGTON–Wireless carriers could glean a lesson or two from last month's FCC approval of the SBC Communications/AT&T and Verizon Communications/MCI mergers, which marked an end to the two toughest long-distance competitors, analysts say. The wireless children of SBC and Verizon Communications – Cingular Wireless and Verizon Wireless – are unlikely to see any direct disc

Major Change at Home?

February 27, 2007 4:42 pm | by Mark Lowenstein | News | Comments

The Sprint cable deal, rise of VoIP, Yahoo! phone announcement and steadily growing wireless substitution are all indications that the residential landscape is in store for structural change. Of course, data services and content will be a big part of this, but let's explore what this means for basic voice.

3Q Top-Selling Handsets, U.S.

February 27, 2007 4:41 pm | by Staff | News | Comments

Nokia may be king in the global handset market share, but Motorola still rules in the U.S. market, garnering three of the top five spots for the most handset models sold during the third quarter. That was due in part to a significant gain in share within Verizon Wireless' portfolio, reports The NPD Group.

Look, Ma! No Wires!

February 27, 2007 4:41 pm | by Staff | News | Comments

Median age: 43 Median income: $141,000 Percent of U.S. households: 3.8 Affluent couples with children are 1.42 times more likely to have at least one mobile phone than the average U.S. household, according to Denver-based market research firm Cohorts. Such families also are likely to spend more than $150 per month on their mobile phone bills, a large proportion of them spending between $200 and

Forecast Looks Bright

February 27, 2007 4:41 pm | by Staff | News | Comments

Here's the good news: Worldwide wireless operator service revenue will surpass $698 billion on an annual basis by 2009, according to the Yankee Group's Global Wireless/Mobile Premium Forecast. The firm says data services will account for just over 21 percent of the total. If that's not enough to look forward to, other projections include: As for the downside? "There's not a lot of bad news,"

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Preliminary PDA Vendor Shipment Estimates by OS (Worldwide)

February 27, 2007 4:41 pm | by Staff | News | Comments

Microsoft maintained its position as the leading PDA operating system supplier in the third quarter, as it accounted for 49.2 percent of worldwide shipments. Research In Motion (RIM) secured the No. 2 position with 25 percent of the market. Although the U.S. market was relatively flat, it still accounted for 41 percent of worldwide PDA shipments in the third quarter.

Age Group Breakdown of Top Mobile Ringtones (U.S.)

February 27, 2007 4:41 pm | by Staff | News | Comments

Women outpaced men in purchasing ringtones by two to one during the third quarter, reports Telephia. Sixty-nine percent of mobile ringtones were bought by women, while purchases by men comprised 31 percent of the total revenue share. Overall, more than 9 percent of the wireless population purchased a ringtone during the last quarter, with The Pussycat Dolls' Don't Cha attracting the highest per

Close Encounters Drive Traffic Alerts

February 27, 2007 4:41 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

After at least two separate accidents in which Demetrius Thompson was a pedestrian in the path of drivers talking on cell phones, he decided it was time to do something about it. Thompson, with the help of longtime friend and software composer Derek Butcher, developed a system that will warn drivers via their cell phones when they're approaching an intersection.

Cingular Unveils Affordable 3G PTT Handset

February 27, 2007 4:41 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Cingular Wireless is rolling out a new 3G handset from LG Electronics MobileComm that features push-to-talk (PTT) capabilities. The CU400 is the first 3G handset in Cingular's portfolio that supports PTT, according to the carrier.

Leap Extends Cricket Wireless Reach

February 27, 2007 4:41 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Leap Wireless is bringing its Cricket brand home, launching the wireless service in its hometown of San Diego, Calif. The company first launched the unlimited wireless service seven years ago.

Nortel Pushes WiMAX

February 27, 2007 4:41 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

Nortel announced WiMAX trials with Toshiba in Japan, which will be conducted in the northern Tohoku region. Separately, Nortel is working with Chunghwa Telecom to build Taiwan's first integrated local government WiMAX network, according to the company.

MetroFi Brings Portland Wi-Fi Network Online

February 27, 2007 4:41 pm | by Susan Rush | News | Comments

MetroFi is on its way to delivering free citywide access to most of Portland after launching the first phase of the network, which will eventually cover 95 percent of the city's indoor and outdoor areas, according to the company.

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