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February 28, 2007 2:02 am | by ds | Comments


Cingular Breaks Open Walled Garden

February 28, 2007 2:02 am | by Sue Marek | Comments

Cingular Wireless is officially opening up its network to third-party content providers. The operator, through a deal with Bango, will allow content providers to sell their content directly to Cingular customers without first getting approval from the operator.

Verizon Wireless Tops 47M Customers

February 28, 2007 2:02 am | by Susan Rush | Comments

Verizon Wireless posted double-digit year-over-year revenue growth and added 1.9 million new customers during the second quarter.


Motorola Challenges RIM with E-Mail Phone

February 28, 2007 2:02 am | by Susan Rush | Comments

Building on the success of its ultra-thin RAZR phone, Motorola unveils Moto Q, another ultra-thin product designed with e-mail enthusiasts in mind.

Memory Leader Reads Palm

February 28, 2007 2:02 am | by Brad Smith | Comments

In one of the more significant recent wins for smartphone manufacturer Palm, it announced today that the flash memory company SanDisk has decided to use the Palm Treo family for 225 of its employees around the world.

Mesh Networks Get Racy

February 28, 2007 2:02 am | by Brad Smith | Comments

In an automobile race that lasts 24 hours over 2,800 miles, one pit stop can make the difference between first and second. And wireless technology might just have made that difference in France's recent LeMans endurance race.

Wherify Gears Up for GPS Locator Phone Launch

February 28, 2007 2:02 am | by Susan Rush | Comments

With its merger with IQ Biometrix complete, Wherify Wireless says it is ready to hit the fast track. The company hopes to have its GPS locator phone designed with pre-teen wireless customers in mind on store shelves in late summer or early fall.

News Briefs for July 26, 2005

February 28, 2007 2:02 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Comments

Texas Instruments, FiberTower Corporation, Rogers Communications, LG Electronics, Via Licensing Corporation, InfoSonics Corporation, VK Mobile, Edge Wireless, Vivo, Nortel, Mobilevision Communications, Global Music International, China Unicom, Solectek Corporation, Netcom, NMS Communications and CANTV Movilnet.


Boarders On Air

February 28, 2007 2:02 am | by Staff | Comments

Snowboarders next season will get a chance to juggle their phones calls and music in mid-air. Nevermind who they may be talking with, or why. Boarders who want their connectivity on the mountain can get it. Among the new products as a result of Motorola's alliance with Burton Snowboards is a Bluetooth-enabled jacket that links a rider's cell phone and/or iPod with an embedded system operated v

With Camera Phones, Seeing Is Believing

February 28, 2007 2:01 am | by Brad Smith | Comments

Despite what the late author Thomas Wolfe said, you can return home again. Ask Etienne Paillard, who was born and raised in France's second-largest city, Lyon, and moved away for a 25-year span. Paillard is back in Lyon now, running a start-up technology company that will bring a new view to camera phones.

Wi-Fi Extends Itself

February 28, 2007 2:01 am | by Brad Smith | Comments

Wi-Fi went public several years ago. It started out in confined hot spots but now is spreading like a wildfire across college campuses, medical facilities, airports and even whole cities. Often these deployments are aided by public organizations or governments. The spread of these networks raises a number of questions.

Cingular Gets Down To Business

February 28, 2007 2:01 am | by Karen Brown | Comments

In the unique mathematics of business services, Cingular Wireless is hoping that one plus one equals No. 1. With an asset infusion from the former AT&T Wireless, Cingular is trying to position itself as the top wireless business services carrier. Not only has it reformed its enterprise unit as a separate operating subsidiary with a former AT&T Wireless executive at the helm, but it also

Survival Of The Small Operator

February 28, 2007 2:01 am | by Sue Marek | Comments

Nothing makes Richard Ekstrand happier than hearing one of his customers praise Rural Cellular Corporation's rate plans and services. As the president and CEO of Rural Cellular, Ekstrand often runs into his customers at the local store, body shop or church because like many of the smaller U.S. carriers, the company executives and employees live and work in the communities where they operate.

Making A Wireless Alternative Possible

February 28, 2007 2:01 am | by Brad Smith | Comments

Nearly 10 percent of Americans are without a landline telephone at home, a number that some analysts believe will continue to grow in the coming years. Many of those cord-cutters will use wireless phones exclusively. A study by In-Stat, a sister company of Wireless Week, predicts one-third of U.S. wireless subscribers will not have a landline phone at home by 2008.

Consumers Look Online For Wireless Deals

February 28, 2007 2:01 am | by Sue Marek | Comments

Compared to other consumer electronics devices, wireless phones are a complicated purchase. You have to select a wireless carrier, choose a rate plan, sign a contract and activate the handset before you actually can use your new device. Due to this complexity, skeptics doubt whether the online retail channel could be an effective sales avenue for wireless service.


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