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(August 26, 2002) – As the worlds of wireless and Web services begin steadily to converge, Wireless Business & Technology News Desk asks IBM’s Andrew Donoho, Web Theorist, for a heads-up on where we are, where we’re headed, and what technical challenges still remain in connecting the t...
(December 18, 2002) - TruePosition, Inc., a provider of location-based technologies, has successfully completed field testing of its network-based wireless location solution for the GSM air interface with Cingular Wireless. TruePosition's Uplink-TDOA platform achieved the FCC's mandate...
(March 25, 2003)-Tira Wireless, a full service publisher of wireless Java applications for mobile phones, now offers the Java Universal Mobile Porting (JUMP) platform. The Tira JUMP platform is the first technology infrastructure of its kind to directly address the most significant cha...
(May 28, 2003) - Nokia added momentum to the growing mobile content publishing market by announcing its Mobile Internet Toolkit 4.0. Notable is the incorporation of the content publishing feature of Digital Rights Management version 1.0 from the Open Mobile Alliance. This standard all...
Could a brand new interface completely transform the way wireless devices are designed and used? Could it pay for OEMs and operators alike, in other words, to ditch the 12-button cell phone keypad and introduce instead this intriguing-looking new keypad, 'Fastap'?
(March 26, 2002) - Why shouldn't the world's leading supplier of mobile phones, with its listings on six of the world's major exchanges, also get close to its grassroots users? Accordingly, Finnish-based Nokia had the idea last November of launching a 'Nokia Mobile Challenge' and tryin...
(July 2, 2002) - Nextel Communications Inc. and Motorola, Inc. have teamed up to add color to the mobile phone user's life with the first color display, JavaTM technology-enabled phone in the U.S.- the Motorola i95cl, available now from Nextel. The handset's large color screen, maximiz...
(August 26, 2002) - QUALCOMM has expanded a cross-licensing agreement with Germany's Siemens AG, granting Siemens Information and Communication Mobile Group (IC Mobile) the rights to make and sell infrastructure equipment worldwide for CDMA wireless systems. The agreement now provides ...
(December 18, 2002) - Aplix Corporation has begun shipping a new version of its JBlend platform to early access customers. This new version has complete support for the recently-ratified J2ME MIDP 2.0 (JSR 118). Mobile phones leveraging JBlend technology for MIDP 2.0 are expected to be...
(April 15, 2003) - The Service Availability Forum, an industry coalition of communications and computing companies, has released the Application Interface Specification (AIS). This is the SA Forum's second open interface specification enabling carrier-grade platforms, middleware and ap...
(June 3, 2003) - Developers of smart handheld devices can now receive Motorola's high performance, low-power applications processor as part of Metrowerks' advanced CodeWarrior Development System for i.MXL. The release bundles the Motorola, i.MXL processor with Metrowerks' comprehensive...
They may hold the lion's share of the PC microprocessor market, but Intel Corp. has been late out of the starting block as far as chip architecture for wireless terminals is concerned. But already they're gaining ground. Their third-quarter revenues on wireless and communications prod...
(March 26, 2002) CTIA’s Orlando event is not the only game in town, of course. Far way in San Francisco, the world of Java beckons, in the form of JavaOne – Sun Microsystems’ annual developer conference. At this year’s JavaOne, which opened just yesterday, the entire sub-industry of “w...
(July 9, 2002) - Nokia and IBM have agreed to collaborate on digital content delivery for mobile applications and services. Combining their expertise, Nokia and IBM will provide wireless operators and service providers with a complete solution for content management and delivery. IBM w...
(August 28, 2002) - Palm Solutions Group and BEA Systems, Inc., have formed a long-term strategic relationship to bring Web services to PalmTM branded handhelds, using WebLogic technology.
(December 18, 2002) - Extended Systems will license and resell Red-M's Bluetooth Manager in conjunction with its XTNDConnect Blue SDK for Windows CE devices. While Extended Systems’ SDK equips developers with a complete Bluetooth stack and extensive application profile support, Red-...
(April 15, 2003) - Calling the communications industry a bellwether for the 21st century, Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg this week called on labor leaders and government to recognize the dramatic changes that have transformed the communications industry, and to work with the company to re...
(June 3, 2003) - Cisco Systems, Inc. has introduced the Structured Wireless-Aware Network, a framework for an integrated highly secure wired and wireless network. The advantages of a 'wireless-aware' Cisco switch and router infrastructure combined with a Cisco wireless network include ...
(December 19, 2001) - One of the world's leading wireless associations, the Personal Communications Industry Association (PCIA), is this week forging an important new strategic alliance aimed at bringing further value to their members, who include a broad base of interdependent player...
(March 26, 2002) - The wisdom of developing handheld devices based on truly global standards like Java - and GPRS - is being demonstrated dramatically in the case of Waterloo, Ontario-based Research in Motion, known simply as 'RIM' to anyone who already loves the company's BlackBerry w...
(July 11, 2002) - Macromedia®, Inc. has announced the immediate availability of Macromedia Flash Player 5 for the iPAQ Pocket PC from Hewlett-Packard. Macromedia has also launched the Mobile Development Center with articles, sample applications, and content development kits to help...
(September 9, 2002) - Nextel Communications Inc., Sun Microsystems, Inc., and Motorola, Inc. are offering more than $45,000 in scholarships or grants, wireless handsets, and prizes to students who develop the best J2ME applications tailored specifically to making university life easier...
(December 18, 2002) - The proliferation of wireless devices has resulted in heated competition for wavelength space. To find more wavelength to meet the ever-increasing demand, the Federal Communications Commission requests public comment on the possibility of permitting unlicensed tra...
(April 15, 2003) - To support mobile operators in ensuring seamless interworking of MMS across network borders, Nokia has launched its Nokia MMSC Interconnection Service. By enabling MMS interoperability, this service encourages the mass-market adoption and success of multimedia messa...
(June 3, 2003) - Agilent Technologies Inc. and Anite Telecoms have agreed to jointly develop and promote RF protocol and network emulation test solutions to wireless device manufacturers and network operators worldwide. The combined Agilent and Anite solutions are expected to reduce wi...
What do you get if you cross a top US sporting entertainment franchise, a leading publisher of interactive entertainment software, and a Java-enabled phone? The answer is: Mobile Madness. WWF Mobile Madness, to be more precise. This is the trademarked name of the video game newly rele...
(April 9, 2002) - What do you get if you cross a Japanese telecom colossus with a massive overseas investment program that yields nothing by way of immediate return? Answer: a $15.87 billion item labeled 'special losses' on your annual accounts for 2001-2.
(July 12, 2002) - There's frantic Web activity going on as the Palm fraternity worldwide tries to work out whether it's been hoaxed or not. At www.pocketpcthought.com a photo briefly appeared online of a purported PalmPC named Oslo, with a full-color screen with six photos displayed in...
(October 31, 2002) - Palm, Inc. has introduced two new handheld computers, including one with built-in Bluetooth wireless technology. Designed to aid executive productivity, both handhelds vie for the attention of mobile professionals. The new Palm Tungsten T handheld is the most com...
(January 8, 2003) - For runners, bikers, and the elderly, wireless technology might be more than just a convenience: it could save a life. IBM has created and demonstrated a tiny device that measures heart rate, senses if the wearer is in distress, and calls a cell phone for immediate ...
(April 17, 2003) - Should the FCC force wireless carriers to allow consumers to keep their cell phone numbers when switching carriers? The CTIA this week argued before a U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia that the FCC has no right to make that request, particularly if t...
(June 3, 2003) - This summer, Expand Beyond Corp. plans the release of PocketAdmin for Windows™ to bring Microsoft administrators secure, real-time management over critical infrastructure - all from wirelessly enabled devices including PDAs, smartphones, and laptops.
(January 7, 2002) - What can you do today that will take you two hours, requires you to have access to the Esplanade Ballroom of San Francisco's Moscone Center, and is described--at www.apple.com--as 'big...even by our standards'? The answer: attend today's MacWorld keynote address by ...
(April 19, 2002) In the weeks after the Java extravaganza in San Francisco known as JavaOne, the dust has been settling on the enterprise wireless world. WBT News Desk has been seeking out viewpoints of some of the movers and shakers who attended, including the director of object tech...
(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...
Having just joined a large technology company with 20 years of history, it would be suicidal to believe that I can immediately move the entire organization to the DevOps mindset and model. For those not familiar with the term, “Eventual Consistency” is a model used in distributed compu...


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