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AOL Announces Open Mobile Platform

February 12, 2008 8:04 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

AOL has entered the open mobile platform fray, announcing plans to release an open platform for developers to create mobile applications for any handset by the middle of the year.

MWC Vendors in Post-iPhone World

February 12, 2008 7:59 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

The Apple iPhone may be last year's big news, but its effects can be seen and heard at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) as veteran handset makers display their latest wares.

Agilent Technology Expands Wireless Testbeds

February 12, 2008 7:45 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies announced a variety of new testing products for wireless networks this week at the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona.

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MWC Unveils More Biz, Product Developments

February 12, 2008 7:33 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

Global companies continued to unveil business relationships and provide demonstrations of their technical capabilities at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Here are a few from Day 2 of the event.

Nokia, Google Partner for Mobile Search

February 12, 2008 7:28 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

Mobile search competition continues as Google and Nokia announced a partnership that will incorporate Google's search engine into Nokia's search application.

Motorola, Nortel Talking Joint Infrastructure Venture

February 11, 2008 8:04 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

Motorola and Nortel Networks are reportedly discussing combining their wireless-infrastructure units to form a joint venture, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal.

Nokia Announces New Handsets, Applications

February 11, 2008 8:02 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

Nokia introduced four new multimedia-savvy phones, as well as a Beta version of its Nokia Maps 2.0 application. Handsets include a N95 successor the N96, which includes 16 GB of internal memory.

Sony Ericsson Aims at U.S., Adopts Windows Mobile

February 11, 2008 7:57 am | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

BARCELONA-Microsoft's Mobile division couldn't be happier. With an eye to increasing its lagging U.S. presence, Sony Ericsson has announced a new handset that runs the Windows Mobile 6 operating system.

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MWC Host to Operator Contract Announcements

February 11, 2008 7:52 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

BARCELONA—Mobile operators and their supporting vendors used the recently opened Mobile World Congress (MWC) to announce newly secured agreements.

Nortel Taps 724 for FMC Messaging

February 11, 2008 7:47 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

BARCELONA—Nortel selected 724's Seamless Messaging solution for its fixed mobile convergence (FMC) enterprise solutions.

Barcelona Show Unveils New Products

February 11, 2008 7:45 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

BARCELONA—From components to interfaces to new handsets and network equipment, the Mobile World Congress played host to numerous exhibitor announcements.

Starbucks Expands Wi-Fi Deal with AT & T

February 11, 2008 7:38 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

Starbucks struck a new agreement with AT&T that will improve the enterprise networking capabilities for the coffee retailer.

EarthLink Shuts Down Muni Wi-Fi

February 11, 2008 7:36 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

EarthLink has officially shut down its municipal Wi-Fi operations, writing down a $20.7 million charge on the discontinued operations for the fourth quarter.

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Alcatel-Lucent Reports Net Loss, Increased Revenue

February 8, 2008 7:34 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

Alcatel-Lucent reported a net loss for the fourth quarter, though revenue grew 18%. The combined telecom equipment maker posted a loss of $3.73 billion for Q4

Startup Launches Wireless Broadband for Rural Markets

February 8, 2008 7:21 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

Rural wireless broadband startup Stelera Wireless launched services in its first two U.S. markets.

Sprint Expands Family Locator Service to All Handsets

February 8, 2008 7:18 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Sprint Nextel announced that customers can access its Family Locator service from any Web-enabled Sprint handset.

Helio Gets Buzzd

February 7, 2008 8:28 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Helio is partnering with Buzzd to provide real-time entertainment information about bars, clubs and restaurants based on Helio members' locations.

Watch Out for 'TEXT'

February 7, 2008 8:26 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

A little snow didn't keep the crew of independent film "TEXT" from shooting in Parker, Colo., this week. That's right. "TEXT" is a teen thriller that tells the story of a high-school senior who searches for answers after her best friends are killed shortly after receiving mysterious text messages on their cell phones.

Boost Makes Valentine's Offer

February 7, 2008 8:22 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Now through Feb. 15, Boost Mobile is allowing its subscribers access to a Valentine's Day giveaway powered by Crush or Flush, the mobile social networking platform that allows users to rate and meet people through their mobile phone.

Thumbplay Courts TV Broadcasters

February 7, 2008 8:19 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Thumbplay introduced a set of self-service, extensible tools to enable TV content creators to roll their own mobile entertainment content storefronts.

Ringleader Debuts New Name, Secures Financing

February 7, 2008 8:16 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Sometimes it makes more sense to put the old behind and start with a new brand. That's what MoPhap decided, switching its name to Ringleader Digital as it seeks to make a new name for itself in the mobile advertising space.

New Ad Alliance Forms

February 7, 2008 8:13 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Ahead of next week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, some software players are getting together, with promises to revolutionize the mobile phone network as an advertising and direct marketing opportunity.

Sprint Adds Phones for Family Locator

February 7, 2008 8:11 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

The Sprint Family Locator service is now available on all Web-enabled Sprint phones. In addition, more than 100 Sprint phones can be located by the service, including all currently available Sprint phones.

Mig33 Adds BlackBerry Capability

February 7, 2008 8:09 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

As part of efforts to reach more U.S. consumers, global mobile social network mig33 is making software available for BlackBerry users so they can use its services.

Yojo Offers Form of Relief

February 7, 2008 8:06 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | Articles | Comments

A lot of folks will be heading to Barcelona, Spain, for the Mobile World Congress next week. But what to do about the, er, bathroom situation?

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