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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.
(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 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 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...
(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 18, 2003) - The killer app of wireless is real easy to define, according to Nokia's head honcho for the Americas. But it isn't voice and it isn't data: it's killing time. This simple but disconcerting statement was for many the highlight of a keynote panel session in which five...
(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 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...
(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...
(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. ...
Vivato, a company that has revolutionized the Wi-Fi world, has now announced their actual products - an indoor and outdoor version of their Wi-Fi switches - and a lot more technical information about how they work.
(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 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...
(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) - 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...
Wireless is everywhere. But it's still not reaching everyone. There is an enormous market of customers who want wireless service, but can't get it or can't find a plan that fits their needs. The credit-challenged can't establish a traditional account. Controlled spenders don't like unp...
(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 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...
(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) - 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...
Note from WBT's Wi-Fi Editor, Ron Dennis: Dexter Wimberly contacted me in response to a recent article of mine in Wireless Business & Technology. I share his interest in young people and wireless. I also share his dismay at the lack of vision in this area by American wireless companies...
(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...