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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.


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...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


What the World Lost with the Cancellation of WebOS

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


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.


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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