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UbiEst Snags Top Honor in Global LBS Challenge

February 15, 2008 6:38 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

UbiEst took home the top European prize in this year's Global LBS Challenge conducted by Navteq, provider of digital map data for vehicle navigation and location-based solutions.

Mobile Widgets Spread

February 14, 2008 11:01 pm | by Brad Smith | Articles | Comments

Japan’s innovative wireless carrier, NTT DoCoMo, historically has recorded a high number of subscribers accessing its data services. Even though about half of its 40 million subscribers were using data, though, the carrier wanted more.

Taking It to the Banks

February 14, 2008 10:59 pm | by Monica Alleven | Articles | Comments

The past year has been nothing short of spectacular for some companies in the mobile banking space. Firethorn Holdings sealed deals to provide its mobile banking solution to AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless, the two biggest U.S. carriers.


Nokia Eyes Internet Developers

February 14, 2008 10:49 pm | by Brad Smith | Articles | Comments

One of the key goals for Nokia’s developer program in 2008 is going to be reaching out to the traditional Web development community, as well as trying to enlarge its base among the Linux community, according to the new head of Forum Nokia.

It Takes a Village for Google Android

February 11, 2008 7:54 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

BARCELONA—As chip manufacturers begin to show prototype mobile phones running the Google Android operating system, an online community of 'droid devotees is taking shape in the form of blogs, newsgroups and the inevitable coattail riders.

Helio Announces Night Life App

February 6, 2008 7:36 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

Helio announced the launch of a new nightlife search application. As part of a partnership with Buzzd, a local entertainment service that provides real-time information for bars, clubs and restaurants

Bango Launches Mobile Analysis Tool

February 6, 2008 7:33 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Bango has launched a new product it says will deliver "Web stats essential to understanding how people interact" with mobile Websites.

The Need for Mobile Search

January 30, 2008 6:44 am | by Milos Djokovic | Articles | Comments

Mobile phones are now so much more than a tool used for making calls and sending text messages. They have become our handheld computers and entertainment devices.


NATPE Highlights Mobile Video, Advertising

January 29, 2008 8:30 am | by Rhonda Wickham | News | Comments

TV's program executives were in Las Vegas this week talking about all things mobile at The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) fourth annual NATPE Mobile++ event.

Sony Ericsson Inks Deals with 10 Music Labels

January 28, 2008 9:01 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

Sony Ericsson announced that it has signed deals with 10 music labels to add content to its PlayNow mobile music download service.

Research Speculates Sprint Needs WiMAX Funding

January 28, 2008 8:57 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

The report speculates that Sprint Nextel will not be able to complete its ambitious nationwide WiMAX plans without drumming up additional funding.

Report: Mobile Games to Surge by 2012

January 28, 2008 8:49 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

According to a study by research firm Juniper, the North American market for mobile games could exceed $3 billion by 2012.

YouTube Gets Bigger; Others Too

January 24, 2008 7:00 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

The message from mywaves after YouTube's announcement this week that it was opening up its service to millions of mobile devices worldwide. Previously, YouTube just had deals here and there with the likes of Verizon Wireless on a limited video-viewing basis and Helio for its Ocean, as well as for the Apple iPhone.


Glu Makes Move for Superscape

January 24, 2008 6:57 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Consolidation continues in the mobile game space. This week, Glu Mobile said it plans to acquire mobile game publisher and developer Superscape Group in a deal valued at $36 million.

Venturi Mini Streams Music, Calls

January 24, 2008 6:39 pm | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless customers can now use the new Venturi Mini from NextGen Venturi to listen to music on their wireless phones through their car stereo systems.

YouTube Expands in Mobile

January 24, 2008 8:55 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

So far, YouTube has taken baby steps in mobile, launching with select videos available through Verizon Wireless' V CAST and with device-specific applications such as the Helio Ocean and the Apple iPhone.

NTT Does the Robot with Google

January 24, 2008 8:45 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

Mobile phone users in Japan will see a healthy dose of Google this spring, with the American search leader exporting various services to NTT DoCoMo.

Sybase Strengthens Mobile Developer Tools

January 22, 2008 8:58 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

Expanded device support and developer customization tools are highlights of iAnywhere Solutions' M-Business Anywhere 6.7 software, announced today by parent company Sybase.

Report: FortiGuard Detects Symbian S60 Worm

January 22, 2008 8:43 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

FortiGuard Global Security Research has detected a new virus worm for Symbian OS smartphones. The worm, called SymbOS/Beselo.A!worm, has been detected spreading across Symbian S60 enabled devices.

Android Really Works

January 18, 2008 8:04 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

There have been skeptics aplenty ever since Google and its friends announced plans for a Linux-based handset using an operating system called Android.

IBM Brings Applications to Apple Devices

January 16, 2008 8:43 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

According to an AP report, IBM and Apple have formed a partnership that will bring IBM's Lotus Notes e-mail software to Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch wireless devices.

Open-Access Phones: High Stakes or Inevitable?

January 16, 2008 5:48 am | by Matt Bancroft | News | Comments

In 2006, the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) created a legal provision that allowed for the "unlocking" of mobile phones, making it legal to move mobile phones from one network to another.

Startup Reveals First Android Apps

January 14, 2008 8:34 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

A California-based software company, A La Mobile, plans to unveil the first set of mobile applications for Google's open mobile phone platform Android today.

Report: Mobile Music Not Reaching Users

January 11, 2008 8:37 am | by Teresa von Fuchs | News | Comments

According to a report by the research firm Yankee Group, only one in five digital music sales in the U.S. happens over a mobile device.

JuiceCaster Debuts Video Search Tool

January 11, 2008 7:38 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

JuiceCaster launched Mobile Video Search (MVS) for accessing user-posted videos on wireless devices.

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