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News Briefs for September 26, 2005

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

  • Leap Wireless International unveiled its 1X EV-DO plans. The company expects to unlock its high-speed network next year. Infrastructure vendors have yet to be named.
  • Rocket Mobile has licensed the RocketBrowser client platform to Sony BMG Music Entertainment to be used in the next release of the Sony BMG Music Box ringtone application service. The Music Box application is built on the Qualcomm BREW solution and provides users with the ability to browse and download music tones and wallpaper content for mobile phone personalization.
  • Summus announced Chile's Entel PCS and O2 Ireland now offer personalization content and games from Summus on their networks. Summus now distributes through 28 international carriers in 18 different countries outside of the United States.
  • Twentieth Century Fox and mobile entertainment publisher Glu Mobile launched High Heels MahJong, a new twist on traditional MahJong based on the film, "In Her Shoes." Twentieth Century Fox will release "In Her Shoes" on Oct. 7.
  • MPortal secured $4 million in new funding. The company intends to use the financing to accelerate its growth and enhance its products, including its Springboard Mobile Content Delivery Server and its Springboard Mobile Smart Client.
  • Action Engine Corporation, a mobile application platform provider, announced the completion of a pilot program with Australian mobile operator, Optus, to analyze the Action Engine mobile application experience.
  • Wireless ISP Ubiquitair has deployed broadband wireless across several islands in Maine's Casco Bay using Airpath's WiBOSS Metro solution. The islands include Chebeague, Cliff, and Long Island. Ubiquitair says it is using WiBOSS Metro to simplify backoffice operations such as authentication, billing, end-user self care and reporting.
  • BelAir Networks and PacketHop forged a strategic partnership, which calls for the companies to co-market their standards-based products. The companies plan to target their complementary wireless broadband solution at police, fire, emergency services and other first responder agencies.
  • Intel Corporation has launched a new campaign touting the digital entertainment benefits of the Intel Centrino mobile technology platform for laptop PCs. The 8-country campaign consists of television, print, online, retail and outdoor elements.

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