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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 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...
(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,...
(March 19, 2002) - Despite its present financial performance troubles - with sales down 25% in the last quarter - Finnish powerhouse Nokia made its play for the attention of attendees at this year's CeBit technology fair by launching its latest J2ME-supported phones, complete with trib...
(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.
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...
(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 13, 2003) - Microsoft has just announced a technology that is sure to represent the most successful step yet towards it vision of 'information anywhere, anytime, on any device.' Smart Personal Objects Technology (SPOT) will deliver up-to-the-minute stock reports, sports scores...
(March 19, 2002)--Where does the wireless truth lie? Anyone trying to decide that in March 2002 had access to a rich variety of data--from the CeBIT technology fair in Hannover, Germany, to the CTIA's latest annual gig in Orlando, Florida--not forgetting everything in between, such as...
(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...
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...
(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) - 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...
(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.
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) - 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...