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News Briefs for Jan. 17, 2006

Tue, 02/27/2007 - 3:05pm

  • Kyocera Wireless Corp. and Leap Wireless International announced the immediate availability of Kyocera's Xcursion KX160, a full-featured cameraphone with Bluetooth, to Cricket's line-up of handsets and unlimited rate plans.
  • Telefonica Moviles and Research In Motion have released the new BlackBerry 8700g, with faster Web browsing, attachment viewing and application performance, in Spain. It will be available in February and will be officially showcased during the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona Feb. 13-16.
  • On Jan. 24, the Scribner Publishing Co. will publish Stephen King's new novel, "Cell," a cell-phone induced tale of horror. To market the book, Scribner will offer ringtones featuring the author's voice.
  • Netezza Corp. and Infoglide Software announced an alliance to fight fraud. Their plan will allow retailers to quickly analyze large volumes of data and detect fraud, minimize loss of inventory, employee theft and administrative error.
  • Pageflex and USADATA teamed to provide access to USADATA's List Engine database API solution through Pageflex Storefront. Pageflex Storefront users can offer clients access to USADATA's business and consumer data offerings "in a completely seamless manner."
  • Alvarion Ltd. announced that TDS Metrocom has begun commercial rollout of wireless broadband services in its markets beginning with Madison, Wis. Following successful field trials in Appleton, TDS will offer broadband wireless Internet services at speeds of up to 4Mbps using Alvarion's BreezeACCESS VL solution operating in 5.8 GHz.
  • Despite an equity dip, Insignia Solutions will continue to be listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market. The company had announced recently that its stockholders' equity had fallen below the Nasdaq requirement for continued listing. As a result, the company presented its plan for sustaining compliance with the Nasdaq listing requirements, and Nasdaq granted the company's request for continued listing.
  • PCTEL joined Forum Nokia PRO, a program that provides advanced technical, business development and marketing support to selected mobile software companies. RF Micro Devices announced the commercial launch of its POLARIS 2 Total Radio Module solution, which is comprised of a cellular transceiver module and a cellular transmit module for handsets operating on the GSM/GPRS and GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks.
  • Axalto has been selected by DoCoMo to supply advanced USIM cards for DoCoMo FOMA (Freedom Of Mobile Multimedia Access) 3G services. With the card, subscribers of DoCoMo will be able to connect in Japan with the PDC network, as well as internationally with W-CDMA and GSM networks.
  • JumpTap is launching a hosted Keyword Sales Program for the wireless industry, which it says will enable mobile operators to tap into new revenue streams from third parties, such as advertisers and content providers. Launched to the European marketplace, the JumpTap mobile search solution is designed specifically to address the needs and preferences of mobile device users.
  • Saratoga Systems announced the launch of its Apresta division to provide mobile access to any enterprise data. Apresta provides an end-to-end solution that delivers enterprise data to handheld devices, such as a BlackBerry or Treo, without programming.

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