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No Ordinary Wi-Fi: Why the Network Matters for Mobile Data Offloading

September 27, 2011 12:53 pm | by Torbjorn Ward, Aptilo Networks | Comments

Many mobile operators are currently looking to build their own Wi-Fi footprint to handle the urgent need for more mobile data capacity. Their goal is to have subscribers automatically move over from the 3G network to Wi-Fi whenever it is in range.

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In Troubled Times, Michigan Considers Mobile

September 25, 2011 9:09 pm | by Maisie Ramsay | Comments

Michigan needs ways to create jobs and spur economic growth. The newly formed Mobile Technology Association of Michigan (MTAM) believes it can turn the state into a magnet for wireless companies...

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APPS Chart New Path for Navigation Market

September 25, 2011 1:39 pm | by Andrew Berg | Comments

Apps are changing the way consumers do pretty much everything, and navigation is no exception. More than 5,000 navigation-related apps exist in Apple’s App Store alone, covering everything from pedestrian routes in theme parks to public transportation.

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Up Front - The Bumpy Road Ahead & Other Cheesy Metaphors

September 25, 2011 1:30 pm | by Monica Alleven, Editor-in-Chief | Comments

In preparing this particular issue of Wireless Week, I got a little sidetracked with the theme of our cover story.

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Mobile OS Meets Desktop OS

September 25, 2011 1:23 pm | by Andrew Berg | Comments

Efforts are under way to bring the ease of smartphone and tablet computing to the desktop.

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Networks Smarten Up

September 25, 2011 1:07 pm | by Maisie Ramsay | Comments

Operators, to some extent or another, are putting intelligent network technologies to work.

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Analysis - U.S. Serves as Crucible for Advancements in Mobile

September 25, 2011 12:59 pm | by Keith Mallinson | Comments

Keith Mallinson examines the role the United States plays in leading smartphone initiatives.

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Tech Insights - Strategies for Meeting 4G Performance Objectives

September 25, 2011 12:48 pm | by Elliott Drucker | Comments

Elliott Drucker says it’s only a matter of time before users become disappointed with the performance of 4G networks.

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Seybold’s Take - Spectrum = Wireless Currency

September 25, 2011 12:43 pm | by Andrew Seybold | Comments

Andrew Seybold sums up the situation: The currency of the commercial wireless world is not money but spectrum.

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Review: Skype Phone and Adapter for Home Calling

September 22, 2011 8:00 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | Comments

With two new products, Skype has made it easier to make Internet calls from home phones, for savings on international calls and potentially also domestic ones.

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Google + Motorola = Microsoft?

September 20, 2011 1:09 pm | by Eric Setton, Tango | Comments

Motorola's arsenal of patents warranted the $12.5 billion price tag, and Google is following in the footsteps of iconic phone makers such as Apple and RIM that have both software and hardware integration.

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TruConnect Takes a Shot at the MVNO Business

September 18, 2011 8:12 pm | by Maisie Ramsay | Comments

This week marks the official commercial launch of TruConnect Mobile, a data-only MVNO running on Sprint's 3G network.

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What the World Lost with the Cancellation of WebOS

September 13, 2011 3:17 pm | by Noah Kravitz, TechnoBuffalo.com | Comments

While the media has mostly focused on the fate of HP after jettisoning its consumer products hopes, I've been more troubled by the fate of webOS.

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Does the Droid Bionic Justify Its Price?

September 12, 2011 1:48 pm | by Andrew Berg | Comments

Concerns about whether the Bionic's battery performance might be a killjoy for some power users are not without credence, but overall, the Droid Bionic looks like a solid, if pricey, bet for the Android lover.

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Pager Technology Trumps Smartphone Paging Apps for Critical Messaging

September 7, 2011 3:33 pm | by Ted McNaught, Critical Alert Systems | Comments

While new smartphone paging apps are promising the same fast, reliable service as pagers, a comparison of cellular and paging networks and devices shows dramatic differences that can impact the reliability and speed of critical messaging, as well as patient and public safety.

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