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Wireless Wars - Jailbreaking, Unlocking and the DMCA

March 31, 2009 8:00 pm | by Luke Simpson | Articles | Comments

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) was originally designed to deter the use of technology to circumvent copyright-protected works. But the act also allows exemptions where access control technology restricts people from making non-infringing use of the copyright works.

Report: Mobile Internet Search Use Climbs 14%

February 25, 2009 8:36 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Mobile use of Internet search engines grew 14 percent between 2007 and 2008, according to a survey conducted by research firm ABI Research.

Handset Manufacturers Need to Focus on Customer Experience

February 24, 2009 12:52 pm | by Jean-Laurent Poitou | Articles | Comments

Differentiating the customer experience remains a complicated challenge.

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FirstNews Briefs for Feb. 24, 2009

February 24, 2009 8:11 am | News | Comments

Companies in the news: Verizon Wireless, Scripps Networks, Clear Channel Radio, Interop Technologies, Bluegrass Cellular, ZTE, Radware, Nortel, Trow Global, Velocitel, imeem, GetJar, AccuWeather, Verve Wireless, GOSUB.

FirstNews Briefs for Feb. 23, 2009

February 23, 2009 8:17 am | News | Comments

Companies in the news: Verizon Wireless, Personal Communications Devices, CTIA, Spectrum Bridge, mSpot, Sony Music Entertainment, DubmeNow, Kyocera Wireless, Superior Communications, Telecom Italia, Scanbuy, Gameloft, Columbitech.

CEO: Palm Focused on Pre Launch

February 12, 2009 8:20 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Ed Colligan appears to be more concerned about getting the Pre successfully out the door than he is about any potential patent fight.

Certicom Back in RIM’s Hands

February 11, 2009 8:23 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Articles | Comments

Now it looks like Certicom will go to Research In Motion (RIM) after all. VeriSign did not exercise its right to match an offer by RIM

CSR to Acquire SiRF

February 10, 2009 8:23 am | News | Comments

Bluetooth connectivity specialist CSR will acquire GPS technology provider SiRF Technology Holdings in a stock-for-stock transaction.

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FirstNews - February 10, 2009

February 10, 2009 8:01 am | News | Comments

Today's FirstNews - Single Page Format

Kyocera to Consolidate U.S. Handset Groups

January 30, 2009 8:27 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Kyocera International announced it will reorganize U.S.-based handset groups Kyocera Wireless Corp. and Kyocera Sanyo Telecom.

Report: Handset Industry Sees Slowest Growth Rate Since 2001

January 23, 2009 8:33 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Global mobile phone shipments fell 10% year over year, reaching 295 million units in the fourth quarter, according to the latest research from Strategy Analytics.

LG Handset Shipments Strong While Company Struggles

January 23, 2009 8:12 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

LG Electronics sold $3 billion of handsets for the fourth quarter of 2008, a record for the Korean electronics company.

Handsets May Get Backlash of Simplicity

January 21, 2009 8:18 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

For cell phones, how will the next five years change thee? In-Stat is counting thy ways.

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Web Exclusive: Reflections on the Crystal Ball

January 19, 2009 1:11 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

While many analysts are combing their data for future prognostications, we decided to take a look back at some of the hot-button issues of 2008. Did the gloves finally come off in the LTE vs. WiMAX standoff? Did Android change the landscape of the handset market? Did femtocells make an impact?

Boost Takes Shot at Metro, Cricket

January 15, 2009 8:36 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Boost Mobile is taking aim squarely at rivals MetroPCS and Leap Wireless International/Cricket with a new $50 monthly unlimited calling, text, wireless Web and walkie-talkie plan.

FirstNews Briefs for Jan. 8, 2008

January 8, 2009 8:02 am | News | Comments

Companies in the News: Wind River, Google, Open Handset Alliance, Openwave, Paramount Wireless.

Nokia S60 Series Subject to SMS Exploit

January 7, 2009 8:33 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

An easy-to-do SMS attack against numerous versions of Nokia’s S60 operating system is starting to make the rounds on YouTube.

Phone Features Largely Ignored in U.S.

January 6, 2009 8:20 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

What do people really do with their wireless phones? Not always what the Tier 1 carriers, handset companies and mobile content providers would have you think.

FirstNews - January, 06 2009

January 6, 2009 7:51 am | News | Comments

Today's FirstNews - Single Page Format

Verizon, Alltel, AT & T Announce Holiday Specials

November 25, 2008 7:47 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless and Alltel unveiled new smartphones today, while AT&T announced a two-for-one deal for the holidays.

Gartner Says Q3 Cell Sales at 309M

November 25, 2008 7:43 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Consumers bought more than 309 million cell phones worldwide in the third quarter of 2008, Gartner said today

InterDigital Reaches Patent Deal with Samsung

November 25, 2008 7:40 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

InterDigital entered into an agreement with Samsung Electronics and its affiliates that resolves outstanding arbitration issues

TracFone Gets Word Out on Traffickers

November 25, 2008 7:38 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

TracFone Wireless is still struggling with cell phone traffickers who are selling prepaid phones overseas

G1, BlackBerry Devices Get iPhone-like Apps

November 25, 2008 7:36 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Customers of T-Mobile’s G1 and RIM’s BlackBerry series can make their smartphones a bit more like the Apple iPhone today.

BlackBerry Storm Arrives, Brings Activation Glitches

November 24, 2008 8:15 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

Research In Motion’s new BlackBerry Storm sold out quickly on Friday

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