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As the new phone-number mandate takes effect on November 24, 2003, the industry has to embrace enhanced customer service in order to increase brand loyalty and ensure that customer churn does not increase.
(October 21, 2003) - The Sands Exhibit Hall in Las Vegas, Nevada, bears testimony to it this week; the hundreds of delegates attending the technical sessions being held in parallel confirm it; the thousands of attendees crowding the exhibits underline it. 2003 is proving, as many pundi...
Mobile data services have arrived in the GSM world. Around the globe, networks have been upgraded for GPRS capability, and can deliver IP data services reliably at rates comparable to dial-up Internet. But so far, subscribers aren't flocking to mobile data. Conventional wisdom in t...
MMS enables many new services for mobile users. Having been asked my thoughts on current MMS usage patterns, I decided to see if I could provide an impression of how things look today from the perspective of an MMS application developer hoping to stay one step ahead of the game.
The mobile Web hasn't had as much of an effect on everyday life as marketeers wanted the public to believe it would. Things can change, but the industry has to first slow down and develop a solid infrastructure.
(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...
Committed to supporting Java technology developers in the burgeoning wireless application market, Sun Microsystems, Inc. highlights its new Wireless Developer Portal, Wireless.java.sun.com. Exemplary of the Sun Developer Connection[sm] program's commitment to the developer community, t...
(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...
(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) - 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...
(March 8, 2002) - After five months in which it has been keeping its powder dry, the Sony Ericsson joint venture has exploded into action this week, as if in defiant answer to those who had noticed its conspicuous absence from February's GSM World Congress.
(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...
Most rainbows are colorful shining heralds that a storm has passed. 'Project Rainbow' leaves us in a fog as to what is to come. So do frequently named participants such as IBM, Intel, AT&T, and Verizon by their silence. At its vaguest, Project Rainbow is a consortium that loosely t...
(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-...
(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 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.
(July 30, 2002) - Japan's largest wireless carrier, NTT DoCoMo, has shown much-needed support for Microsoft's launch into the mobile phone sector, with its announcement of the Musea, a Pocket PC wireless PDA capable of streaming video at 384Kbps.
'Instant Communications' will change communication habits and drive the communications revolution - with new revenues and new market positions for the communication suppliers. Someday, business schools will look back at the beginning of the communications revolution and evaluate ho...
(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...
(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 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...
(August 1, 2002) - In a joint announcement made yesterday, Microsoft Corporation and AT&T Wireless announced plans to cooperate on a number of new wireless data initiatives. The first of these initiatives will see AT&T Wireless beginning to sell Microsoft's Pocket PC Phone Edition Edi...
(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...
Truth, they say, is often the first casualty of conflict, and the facts have taken a beating in today's take-no-prisoners telecom marketplace. That's certainly the case with the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM), where despite a growing mountain of evidence, some have attem...
(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.
(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...
(August 7, 2002) - There has been a lot of hype in the media recently about the alleged vulnerabilities of wireless 'Wi-Fi' networks that are improperly configured. As the chief technology evangelist for Expand Beyond Corporation, a Chicago-based wireless enterprise software company, ...
(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) - 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 ...
(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 ...
(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 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 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...
(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 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...
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...
(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...