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(March 19,2002) Okay, now for another pop quiz. Shifting our focus to Europe, this time… . Two million of them were sold in Europe last year and that number is widely expected to increase by a massive 25% in 2002. What are they? PDA devices, of course.
(May 23, 2002) - Mobile gaming is about to explode. Sprint plans to bring mobile entertainment to the next level, utilizing J2METM to offer a superior gaming experience. The mobility of Sprint's PCS Phones combined with the enhanced speeds and graphics of Third-Generation (3G) technolo...
It must have struck many WBT readers over the years as somewhat odd that, despite having been in business since 1984, the brains behind Research In Motion Limited somehow never managed to figure out a way for RIM BlackBerry users to view the many attachments that inevitably arrive with...
(November 27, 2002) - Wireless networks are slowly pervading society. Advanced 2.5G and 3G cellular networks are only the beginning as other technologies, including wireless local area networks (WLAN), Bluetooth, radio frequency identification (RFID), and even ultra wideband (UWB) netw...
(January 22, 2003) - News is breaking in Washington this morning of an emerging scandal involving wireless carriers and the Bush administration's top telecommunications administrator, Nancy Victory. Victory is administrator of the National Telecommunications and Information Administr...
(May 15, 2003) - New Java components of GoAmerica, Inc.'s Go.Web™ technology are now available to wireless application developers. The Go.Web SDK now includes two new Java APIs: the Go.Web MobileClip API, and the Go.Web Push Initiator API. These components simplify the process of creat...
(June 20, 2003) - esmertec and Apeera have formed a partnership to bring to market a unique AMS/JVM solution encompassing a best-in-class standard AMS/JVM combined with an integrated Apeera handset plug-in, which can be activated by all mobile operators using Apeera network-based repos...
(March 19, 2002) 'Wireless banking' is gaining ground only slowly, but it's here to stay it seems. Five hundred thousand of us tried it in 2001, says the GartnerG2 research arm of technology research firm Gartner, Inc., and as many as seven million of us may be doing it by 2005.
(June 4, 2002) - Verizon Wireless and Microsoft Corp. forged a groundbreaking strategic alliance to deliver co-developed and jointly marketed wireless data services featuring MSN® services and content, Windows® Powered devices, and enterprise solutions. As a result of the agree...
It is only a question of time before the magic M-word 'mobile' is teamed up with every one of the planet's existing global brands, and the blockbuster gaming brand SEGA is no exception. First SEGA leveraged their video game heritage across the Internet, now they propose doing the sam...
(November 27, 2002) - Mobile Java application developers are empowered to create professional applications for PDAs with Metrowerks' CodeWarrior Wireless Studio 7, PDA Edition. The newest addition to Metrowerks' tools for wireless application development supports building PersonalJava ...
(February 28, 2003) - North America's very first wireless J2ME-based software app for viewing and sharing photos on Java-enabled mobile phones has been announced. Called 'MyMobilePix,' the application is the joint work of Tira Wireless, a publisher of wireless Java apps for mobile phon...
(May 22, 2003) - A just released consumer research study reports that nearly one-half of all U.S. households would switch from their primary wireline service to a 'family share' type wireless service plan that provided for unlimited local calling from the home and 600 anytime minutes, ...
(March 19, 2002) Oberthur Card Systems, widely recognized as a global player and innovator in the 'smart card' industry, has been steadily leveraging their unrivaled expertise in Java and GSM technologies to deliver advanced, open and interoperable SIM, WAP, and 3G solutions to mobile ...
(June 12, 2002) - It worked for the Walkman, it worked for the DVD player, and now Palm hopes it will work to attract first-time buyers for handheld computers: the tactic of offering a model at below the magic hundred-buck level.
The Wherify GPS Locator is, shall we say, the Mr. Hyde side of location-based technologies, but let's not forget that many people around the world are already talking too about their Dr. Jekyll side. Some companies already use RF tags (similar to those used to tag pets) in workwear ...
(November 27, 2002) - The newly announced Nokia 6200 tri-band (GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/1800/1900MHz) phone is the world's first 3GPP compliant EDGE (Enhanced Data-Rates for GSM Evolution) handset, offering users advanced voice features and robust mobile data services via high speed Internet...
(March 7, 2003) - Nokia and Metrowerks have collaborated on an all-in-one developer kit for the Series 60 Platform. Metrowerks will distribute the kit, which makes Series 60 application development in the CodeWarrior environment possible for the first time. Included in the new CodeWar...
(May 22, 2003) – By the end of 2003, more than 1,300 Tibetan villages will have access to satellite-connected public payphones, utilizing solar electric generating systems from Kyocera Solar, Inc. Kyocera is working with Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. to provide the systems to China Te...
(March 19,2002) Security was very much the paramount concern when a nationwide wireless data and Internet service provider (GoAmerica) and a provider of wireless infrastructure management software (mFormation Techologies) got together to enable a not-for-profit health-care provider (Ba...
(June 12, 2002) - With Openwave Systems, Inc., on a recent buying binge in which it snapped up SignalSoft for $59 million and acquired mobile data downloading technology from Ellipsus Systems for over $17 million, and with Extended Systems acquiring mobile data vendor ViaFone for $11.4...
(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 ...
(November 26, 2002) - Wireless Business & Technology staff met yesterday with representatives from FedEx and Motorola for an advance briefing on the announcement FedEx will make today regarding the new FedEx PowerPad, a $150 million project that took more than seven years to complete. ...
(March 17, 2003) - In an exclusive interview, Ari Kaplan, CEO and cofounder of Expand Beyond Corp., explained to WBT News Desk how the new Mobile IT Ready Kit provides enterprises with low-cost insurance against major IT disruptions. An essential component of an IT response and recover...
(May 22, 2003) - blah!, the leading provider of 'infotainment' products for wireless carriers in Latin America, is now in North America, where it's targeting the trend-setting mobile youth market. Industry research indicates there are more than 50 million mobile youth in the U.S., 32% ...
What's the connection between business travelers, workers in vertical industries from the resource and marine sectors, government agencies, and organizations involved in security and humanitarian missions?
(March 21, 2002) - If you live in San Diego, the future arrived for you today. Verizon Wireless customers there are the first mobile phone users in the entire USA to be able to download entertainment, gaming, information, communications, and productivity applications onto their phones ...
(June 12, 2002) - One man's ceiling is another man's floor, they say. So not even ardent admirers of Boingo Wireless should be surprised that Boingo's success with deploying Wi-Fi has got wireless wannabe IBM thinking that it could maybe muscle in on the act... on a national basis.
(August 26, 2002) - Narus has announced the latest release of its convergent mobile mediation solution - MobileSight - that acts as an engine to speed the deployment, management, and revenue capture of new segmented or personalized mobile services for voice and data networks. MobileSi...
(December 18, 2002) - Motorola and Nextel have developed two new rugged handsets for those needing a mobile phone that can withstand tough situations in industrial sectors such as construction and public safety. The new Motorola i35s and GPS-enabled i58sr give mobile users unique hands...
(March 25, 2003) - IBM's new plug-and-print Wi-Fi adapter provides businesses with instant, high-speed, wireless network print capabilities. IBM's new offering enables users of notebooks, personal computers, or PDAs to print documents remotely, without the need to purchase a new Wi-Fi-...
(May 28, 2003) - Motorola Inc. is now delivering hardware and software samples to several development partners in support of the draft IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) 802.15.4 Standard being driven by the ZigBee Alliance - an association of companies working to...
Now that wireless LANs are spreading rapidly in offices, schools, and homes, it came as a bit of a shock in September to hear the chief technology and development officer of wireless LAN 'hotspot' provider MobileStar, Ali Tabassi, telling the world that his company was having to sudd...
(March 24, 2002) - From the very first moment back in December 2000, when Japanese mobile giant NTT DoCoMo originally bought its 16% stake in AT&T Wireless Services Inc; the industry had been waiting to hear that i-mode was on its way to the U.S.
(June 18, 2002)-ThinkFree®, a leader in Web-based office productivity solutions, and SavaJe Technologies have formed a partnership to integrate ThinkFree Office Viewer technology with the SavaJe OS 2.0 Smartphone Edition.
(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...
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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