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(July 15, 2002) - Cingular Wireless, the second largest wireless carrier in the nation, has begun serving the metro New York City area. Cingular's entry into New York means the wireless carrier is now in all top 10 markets and 43 of the top 50, covering 217 million people in the U.S. C...
(October 31, 2002) - Access lines are declining in penetration and revenues, according to a study by the Yankee Group. The research firm cites two factors as primary contributors to this decline: increased penetration of wireless services and growing broadband adoption. Roughly 3 perce...
(January 8, 2003) - Apple has just unveiled the PowerBook G4, the world’s first notebook computer with a 17-inch display, the largest ever in a notebook. Encased in a durable aluminum alloy enclosure, the new PowerBook measures only 1-inch thin and weighs just 6.8 pounds. It's also the...
This month's Dateline China is in the form of 'news in brief' snippets chosen to demonstrate how the pace of infrastructure and application development here is hotting up. These stories all stem from colorful, bustling Shanghai, whose name means 'on the sea,' the home to 8 million resi...
(June 4, 2003) - In a $170 million deal, Palm, Inc. will acquire Handspring Inc., and will spin off PalmSource, a subsidiary responsible for developing and licensing the Palm operating system. The merger is viewed as a strategy to survive the current downturn in the handheld computer i...
(January 14, 2002) - Another crucial aspect of the wireless world came back under the spotlight in Las Vegas: security. Specifically, concerns have been raised this week about Microsoft's latest OS for embedded devices, namely Windows CE.NET. CE.NET is the mobile version of Microsoft's...
(April 19, 2002) Might Bluetooth at last have reached its 'tipping point,' the point at which it finally makes it into the hearts and minds of ordinary folks…not to mention their keyboards, mice, and PCs?
(July 23, 2002) - Palm, Inc. and IBM announced plans today to develop a joint capability that will let customers securely access enterprise applications and data using select models of wireless-enabled PalmTM branded handheld computers, including the Palm m515 color handheld®. This...
(October 31, 2002) - In a new strategic relationship, Siemens will provide the CT56 mobile phone to Cingular Wireless, just in time for the holiday shopping season. The small, lightweight, dual band 850/1900 MHz GSM phone features EMS capability, allowing users to add pre-installed sou...
(January 8, 2003) - Slow dial-up connections and internet access fees are a thing of the past for shoppers, diners, and visitors in Long Beach, CA. Now, visitors to the downtown area can connect to the Internet for free, courtesy of the city’s new Downtown Wireless Internet District. U...
(April 29, 2003) - Over 20% of U.S. enterprises will implement IP telephony at more than five sites by year’s end, up from 8% at end-of-year 2002, according to new research conducted by InfoTech. The report found that once enterprises reach this deployment level, termed Stage 2, they h...
(June 10, 2003) - Motorola, Nokia, Siemens, Sony Ericsson, and Sun Microsystems, Inc. have announced plans to unify their application testing and certification programs into a single initiative that will help accelerate the availability of applications and services for Java technology-...
(January 15, 2002) - What was it that journalist Andy Rooney used to say? 'Computers make it easier to do a lot of things but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done.' What's true of computers is perhaps also true of cell phones. Rooney's words came mischiev...
(April 29, 2002) - In a report this week, MobileWeek projected that by 2004, Linux-based PDAs will represent 12% of the entire U.S. PDA market, and that the Sharp Zaurus PDA line will account for 82% of those unit shipments. In the first quarter of 2002, Sharp catapulted to the #5 posi...
(July 23, 2002) - In a victory for the telecommunications industry, the Bush administration announced today that the Pentagon has agreed to adjust some military communications frequencies, resulting in increased spectrum to accommodate advanced mobile wireless (3G) systems. The result...
(October 31, 2002) - Mobilitec Inc. has just released version 2.5 of its carrier-grade solution, mPower. mPower is an open standard based system featuring content management and delivery, and flexible subscription capabilities. The newly released version has advanced delivery channel...
(January 8, 2003) - Wireless Retail, Inc. (WRI), one of the nation's top five retailers of wireless phones, service plans and other service-based technology products, activated service for more than one million new wireless phone customers in 2002. This 43 percent growth in post-paid,...
(April 30, 2003) - Cost and quality concerns in the competitive telecommunications industry have resulted in a warm reception for the new Carrier-Grade Linux (CGL) edition of SuSE Linux Enterprise Server, powered by UnitedLinux. Noting that holding down costs is 'priority one,' Hernan ...
Here's our monthly roundup of 'news in brief' snippets chosen to demonstrate how the pace of wireless infrastructure and application development in the Middle Kingdom is hotting up, SARS or no SARS.
(February 11, 2002) - NTT DoCoMo has notified the Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications in Japan of its latest new service: a portal site for wireless PDAs. Together with its 8 regional companies, DoCoMo plans from March 1st to make its new servi...
(May 2, 2002) - BEA Systems, Inc. and Research In Motion Limited (RIM) have forged a strategic relationship to deliver a framework that eases the development and delivery of mobile enterprise Web services applications for the thousands of organizations using BlackBerryTM.
It isn't cheap, at $399.99 plus a monthly service charge. But on the other hand Wherify's award-winning GPS Personal Locator for Children, just released, is in many respects unlike any other location-based service available today. Using GPS, digital wireless technologies, and Wherif...
(October 31, 2002) - In anticipation of explosive growth in China's mobile market, Wavecom has officially opened its first representative office in Beijing's fast-emerging 'Silicon Valley' district of Zhongguancun. Wavecom, a major technology partner for China's fast-growing wireless...
(January 15, 2003) - The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has just issued Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) 1.1 and Mobile SVG Profiles as W3C Recommendations. SVG 1.1 separates SVG capabilities into reusable building blocks, and SVG Mobile recombines them in a way optimized for mobile dev...
(May 1, 2003) - The new HP Compaq Business Notebook nx9010 incorporates proven technologies and optional wireless connectivity to allow mobile professionals at small- and medium-sized businesses to increase productivity at an affordable price.
(June 20, 2003) -The rising popularity of mobile phones is likely to force the next big issue for European mobile operators: the economics of adding capacity to ease traffic and congestion. 'The European wireless operators have a number of ways they can increase network capacity but th...
With the release of Pocket PC 2002, built-in VPN client support is now available. That's the great news for wireless enterprise users; the not-so-good news is that it is a Microsoft-centric PPTP VPN implementation. Furthermore, the VPN has been internally configured to launch only when...
(May 3, 2002) - ZeosoftTM, the worldwide leader of on-demand mobile server networks, announced the availability of its ZeoSphereTM1.0 Beta Program for the company's ZeoSphere mobile platform. It's designed to deliver critical applications, processes, and data to mobile and enterprise w...
Got $1,500 to spare? If so, then Panasonic's new Mobile Data Wireless Display (MDWD) may be just the thing for you. It's a thin, flat, self-contained touch screen that communicates with your hard disk over distances from 150-300 feet in open spaces, thanks to the wonders of Wi-Fi. Be...
(November 14, 2002) - The latest release of Expand Beyond Corp.'s PocketDBA mobile software for database administration now supports Oracle, SQL Server and DB2 UDB databases. This is significant because organizations will be able to manage their heterogeneous IT infrastructure at any t...
(January 15, 2003) - Nokia has introduced the Nokia Developer's Suite for J2ME, Version 1.1 for Linux, expanding the universe of creative talent targeting mobile application development. The Nokia Developer's Suite for J2ME, Version 1.1 for Linux provides developers with tools to crea...
Centrino's already on its way to China, and each major Chinese city can shortly expect to see its laptop-owning citizens surfing the Internet in public places such as hotels, bars, and restaurants. And this is only the tip of the iceberg in the world's fastest-growing wireless market.
(June 20, 2003) - Openwave Systems Inc. will eliminate about 180 positions, or 12% of its employees, as part of its cost reduction plan for the second half of 2003. The reduction will lower quarterly expenses by approximately $10 million within the next two to three quarters, beginning...
(March 19, 2002) Test your industry knowledge: Which U.S. software company's 9i application server, wireless edition, includes VoiceXML support and 11i business apps with real-time wireless access to field sales, field service, and customer intelligence from their CRM suite?
(May 20, 2002) - Ever since our earliest issue, Wireless Business & Technology magazine has taken an interest in the possible side-effects of RF (radio frequency) radiation. Now, so has a niche player in the Far East, Group Sense Technology - a Singapore-based company with a whole ran...
With more and more users now accessing back-end systems from wireless devices or always-on connections, IT administrators are more than ever concerned about the best way to guard against unauthorized intrusions launched through remote systems. Administrators will therefore welcome th...
(Las Vegas, November 20, 2002) - Even Bill Gates has been saying recently it's huge, but that didn't help win Wi-Fi any friends among attendees at this year's COMDEX, which entered its second day in Las Vegas yesterday.
(January 15, 2003) - Motorola Inc. Avaya Inc., and Proxim Corporation have agreed to collaborate on the creation and deployment of converged cellular, WLAN, and Internet Protocol (IP) Telephony solutions that will deliver new levels of communications mobility and network connectivity. ...
(May 13, 2003) - Verizon launched its Wi-Fi high-speed Internet access service today by activating 150 of a planned 1,000 transmission stations throughout the city. The service combines the speed of a broadband connection with the flexibility of wireless access.
(June 20, 2003) -- QUALCOMM and Broadcom Corporation have formed a strategic collaboration to jointly develop, promote, and market Bluetooth solutions for CDMA mobile phones. This collaboration, when finalized, will extend QUALCOMM's complete solution, by providing its customers with B...


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