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RIM’s Grasp at Certicom Blocked by Injunction

January 21, 2009 8:21 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

The ongoing bid by Research In Motion (RIM) to acquire applications specialist Certicom was officially blocked this week.

Apple’s App Store Hits Milestone

January 20, 2009 8:06 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Apple’s App Store has marked a milestone for the company. The company said 15,000 original applications are available with 500 million total downloads to date.

Survey: Complexity Hinders Uptake

January 19, 2009 8:06 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

A survey of U.S. and U.K. consumers confirms what many in the industry already know: Complexity is preventing uptake and use of mobile apps and services.

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National Safety Council Urges Ban on Car Calling

January 12, 2009 8:16 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

The National Safety Council called for a ban on using cell phones while driving, even with a headset

Verizon, CBS Extend Partnership to Mobile

January 12, 2009 8:08 am | by Mike Robuck, CED Magazine and Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Verizon and CBS expanded their retransmission and carriage agreements to include more content and access from mobile phones.

YouTube Ready to Ring in (Mobile) New Year

December 23, 2008 9:56 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

It was just a year and a half ago when YouTube conducted a mobile experiment that involved transcoding about 1,000 videos for mobile devices.

Mformation Expanding App Testing Tech

December 16, 2008 8:06 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

Device management specialist Mformation is gradually expanding into mobile application management.

Alltel Releases Windows E-Mail App

December 16, 2008 8:03 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Alltel said its new mobile e-mail software, simply called Alltel Mobile, can help simplify life for Windows Mobile users.

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Handango Strikes Deal with Best Buy

December 11, 2008 8:12 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

One of the toughest nuts to crack when you’re talking about mobile content is discoverability.

MobiTV Reaches 5M Subscribers

December 3, 2008 8:07 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

Mobile television service MobiTV said today that its subscribership is now more than 5 million people.

Startup Launches New Search App

December 3, 2008 8:05 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Proximic announced the general availability of Proximic Agents, a mobile application that enables consumers to search for information on Apple’s iPhone.

Cold Remedy Supplier Provides Mobile Flu Updates

December 3, 2008 8:01 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Here’s one you don’t hear associated much with wireless: Zicam Cold Remedy.

Audiopoint Tweaks Mobile Voice Service

November 26, 2008 8:33 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

Audiopoint, originally a voice portal company, is remaking itself as a text-to-speech specialist for mobile phones.

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Cellular South Offers Local Content Through Viigo

November 25, 2008 7:42 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

Cellular South is now offering customized local content through partner Viigo, the carrier and the startup both said today.

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.

Summit Attendees Open for Business

November 21, 2008 7:48 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO—Many of the advocates for open mobile networks are optimistic for the direction the industry is moving

Zumobi Flows with Ziibii

November 21, 2008 7:45 am | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

There’s little doubt that Apple’s App Store for its iPhone has been a success.

T-Mobile Revamps Mobile Web, Raises Data Prices

November 20, 2008 7:46 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

T-Mobile USA today said it’s adding Yahoo!’s oneSearch, customizable home pages and a new shopping store to its smartphones and feature phones alike.

IBM Bringing Notes Traveler to Nokia S60 Phones

November 20, 2008 7:42 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

Nokia is making IBM Lotus Notes Traveler software available to the 80 million worldwide customers of its 44 models of S60 phones.

Motorola Announces Widgets Contest

November 18, 2008 7:10 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Motorola announced a widget building contest through its MOTODEV program.

Snakk Launches Mobile Blog Service

November 17, 2008 7:03 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Snakk Media wants to connect the world’s online blogging communities to cell phones in a way that hasn’t been done before.

VZW Teams with Photobucket

November 14, 2008 7:29 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless and Photobucket announced the availability of a new mobile photo service on select Verizon Wireless handsets.

Firethorn Upgrades Mobile Banking App

November 14, 2008 7:27 am | by Evan Koblentz | News | Comments

Qualcomm subsidiary Firethorn Holdings today announced an upgrade for its mobile banking software.

Loopt Sees iPhone Effect

November 13, 2008 7:11 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Loopt is reaping the benefits of advertising. Downloads of its LBS social networking applications have gone through the roof

Thumbplay Goes On-Deck with Cellular South

November 12, 2008 7:11 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Long known for its off-deck content, Thumbplay this week announced it will be on-deck with Cellular South.

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