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News Briefs for June 22, 2005

Tue, 02/27/2007 - 3:26pm
Wireless Week Staff

  • Samsung unveiled the e335 GMS/GPRS tri-band cameraphone. Weighing in at 3 ounces, the handset also features MMS, IM, Web browser, personal organizer, HiFi Ringers, 65,000-color internal display and hands-free communication. The handset is available for $129.99 after rebate through T-Mobile USA. The carrier is offering the e335 in its retail stores, online and through its dealers.
  • Enterasys Networks has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Extreme Networks and Foundry Networks, claiming the companies are in violation of six of Enterasys patents. The patents involved in the suit cover virtual local area networking, multiprotocol routing and other networking technologies, Enterasys says.
  • Comverse announced MIMail, an integrated mobile IM and e-mail solution. Comverse MIMail brings to the mobile environment user communications from global communities such as AOL, MSN, Yahoo! and ICQ with their familiar IM PC user experience, including chat-like user interface, status indication, multiple dialogs, familiar icons and logos, Comverse says.
  • Kodiak Networks and Ester Solutions unveiled a reseller agreement for the deployment of push-to-talk (PTT) and advanced voice services (AVS) solutions throughout Russia and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Under the terms of the deal, Ester Solutions will resell the Kodiak Real-Time Exchange (RTX) for CDMA, GSM and 3G networks. The companies also have agreed to work together on system integration, joint marketing, training and support of Kodiak's complete product suite.
  • Thanks to a new deal with Namco America, Alltel is making PAC-MAN and Ms. PAC-MAN available on its wireless phones. The games are available for $2.99 a month, or customers can pay a 1-time purchase price of $6.49 for unlimited use.
  • U.K. teenagers spend $304 million on mobile music each year, according to new finding from Research and Markets. The firm also found that the teenage market segment has a combined 4 million cameraphones and texting is their favorite way to communicate.
  • Wayport and Vocera Communications have forged a reseller agreement to distribute and support the Vocera Communications System on Wayport's Wi-Fi networks at hotels and other locations. Wayport will promote and support the Vocera solution in both existing and prospective Wayport hotel properties and other select venues, according to the companies.
  • Qpass named Jon Matsuo senior vice president of worldwide sales. Matsuo replaces Steve Shivers, who was promoted to SVP, corporate strategy and development. Matsuo will be responsible for leading global sales efforts as well as developing and managing relationships with Qpass' customers.
  • Mobile Action unveiled its Handset Manager MA-720, a new version for its Bluetooth data suite that links a cellular handset to a PC. The new Handset Manager MA-720 supports any PC's Bluetooth Human Input Devices, such as a Bluetooth keyboard and a Bluetooth mouse, the company says.

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