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  Handheld Group Unveils Latest Kenaz DGPS Receiver for Nautiz X7 PDA
Sweden-based handheld computers and personal digital assistants, or "PDAs," provider Handheld Group and Hemisphere GPS, a Calgary, Alberta-based provider of global positioning system, or "GPS," products, jointly announced the release of latest Kenaz differential GPS, or "Kenaz DGPS," receiver specifically customized for Handheld's newly launched Nautiz X7 ultra-rugged PDA.
  Maxatec Signs Agreement with GSML
Maxatec reportedly has signed an agreement with Group Sense Mobile-Tech Limited (GSML), Hong Kong, to distribute its range of mobile computing devices in the United Kingdom.
  GNS TrafficBoxplus FM9BT-C Receiver Enables Bluetooth Interface Solutions for Portable Systems
Global Navigation Systems (GNS), a company specializing in traffic message channel solutions, announced its latest radio data system/ traffic message channel receiver – the "GNS TrafficBoxplus FM9BT-C", as an extension for portable navigation systems with TMC functionality.
  iDTRONIC Intros A New RFID Handheld Terminal
iDTRONIC, a supplier of radio frequency identification hardware products, has reportedly launched a new mobile "RFID Terminal Fox," a mobile RFID handheld terminal along with system design implementation document reader and writers.
  Micrel Rolls-Out New Family of Low Drop Out Regulators Ideal for Power-Hungry Devices
For those who are not familiar with low dropout ( LDO) regulator, it is a direct current linear voltage regulator that operates at a very small input-output differential voltage and are primarily integrated with power field effect transistor (FET) and a differential amplifier (error amplifier).
  Is the Stand-Alone GPS Market Losing Its Way?
TomTom, don't leave us! How are we supposed to navigate our way around without, "Oh wait, where's my iPhone?" Portable navigation devices (PND) are coming close to being over-the-hill according to experts. Some also say the PND could soon be on the same plot line as the once famous personal digital assistants.
  Microsoft and RIM Bring Live Search to BlackBerry Smartphones
Microsoft Corporation and Research In Motion (RIM) today announced that they are working together to integrate rich Live Search capabilities into the BlackBerry Browser and BlackBerry Maps.
  Geodesic's IM Service Supports BlackBerry Smartphones
Geodesic Information Systems, a provider of desktop solutions for instant messaging, plans to offer its mobile services for a number of BlackBerry smartphones. The company has also joined BlackBerry ISV Alliance Program.
  MOTO Q Global with Windows Mobile 6.1 Now Available from AT&T
Offering advanced functionality for a different kind of smart phone experience, Motorola and AT&T Inc. have announced the availability of the MOTO Q Global with Windows Mobile 6.1, one of the first devices featuring the latest mobile software on sale to the public.
  Dexrex Intros New Version of BlackBerry IM Archiving Application
Dexrex, an information technology company that provides consumer and business textual data management services for instant message (IM) networks and mobile text (SMS) messages, has released a new version of its BlackBerry message archive application with full international carrier support.
  PhoneFusion Intros Beta Version of Fusion Voicemail Plus for BlackBerry Smartphones
PhoneFusion has released a new Beta version of Fusion Voicemail Plus for BlackBerry smartphones.
  CRM for BlackBerry Implemented for Genzyme by Vaultus
With the Vaultus product in place, Genzyme field representatives, working from a BlackBerry, can access client reports, calendar items and contact information.
  Why 3G iPhone Will Benefit All Smart Phone Users
By some estimates, Apple has managed to grab about 25 percent share of smartphones sold in the U.S. market, with a new advance possible on the strength of its new 3G model.
  Motorola Intros New 'MING' PDAs
Motorola recently released new line of personal digital assistant (PDA) devices. The models include the MING A1600, MING A1800 and MOTO A810.
  Antenova's GPS Antenna Module Picked for Tranzda's Smart Phone
Antenova, an integrated antenna and RF solutions company, and Tranzda Technologies, a smart phone design company in Shenzhen, China, have launched Tranzda's T818 ultra-slim smart phone with embedded GPS functionality.
  VeriFone Provides Tim Hortons with Payment Systems
VeriFone Holdings has announced today that Tim Hortons, a Canada-based quick service restaurant chain, has deployed VeriFone payment solutions at countertop checkout stations and drive-thru lanes in U.S. locations.
  AllOne Allows Secure Mobile Access to Personal Health Records
The AllOne Health Group has announced it is going to allow consumers to securely access their personal health records through their mobiles and PDAs.
  Aton Introduces Aton Connect for Windows Mobile
Accessing critical information from a mobile device is fast and convenient and provides access to information anytime, anywhere. But accessing critical information from a mobile device can also be risky since so few people think to install security software.
  XM Selects QuickPlay to Introduce XM Radio Mobile Service on BlackBerry Smartphones
XM Radio Mobile has selected QuickPlay's OpenVideo as the first media management platform to make XM Radio Mobile universally available on select BlackBerry smartphones from Research In Motion (RIM). The service, which can run across major U.S. mobile service providers' networks, enables consumers to get 20 exclusive XM channels.
  EB, TerreStar Networks Showcase Dual-Mode Satellite-Terrestrial HSPA Handset Reference Design
TerreStar Networks, a North American wholesale operator of the first all-IP integrated satellite and terrestrial communications network and EB, with more than 20 years experience in solutions for wireless and automotive industries, have showcased the first-ever dual-mode satellite-terrestrial HSPA reference design handset in a PDA form factor.
  Inventec Goes with Qualcomm's mirasol Displays for Smart Handheld Devices
Inventec has announced it chose Qualcomm's MEMS-based mirasol displays for its upcoming portable devices.
  iTookThisOnMyPhone Now Available on Windows Mobile Platform
iTookThisOnMyPhone has revealed that it is launching a Windows Mobile-compatible version of their wireless photo transfer application and additionally their wireless video transfer application.
  SureWest Launches Nationwide Remote Monitoring Service
SureWest Communications has launched SureWest Remote Monitoring, a service that allows customers to control and monitor devices in their home from anywhere in the world through computers or wireless devices, including compatible cell phones and PDAs.
  Scanbuy to Provide TDC with the First Mobile 2D Barcode Solution in Nordic Region
TDC, a Denmark provider of mobile communications has said it will support the ScanLife platform and become only the second carrier in Europe to commercially release a 2D barcode service.
  Hop-on Receives Purchase Order of Over $16 Million for 50,000 Pieces of HOP2001
Hop-on, Inc., a leading developer and marketer of wireless phones and accessories has received a Purchase Order for 50,000 of their new PDA cell phone, Model HOP2001.
  Handango Announces New Content Distribution Agreement with The Carphone Warehouse
Handango, a provider of smartphone content, has partnered with The Carphone Warehouse, a European independent mobile phone retailer, for its content distribution.
  Chalk Signs Distribution Agreement with Bell Mobility
The mobile chalkboard allows multimedia content to be created, securely pushed and tracked on BlackBerry smartphones and helps organizations communicate with their employees, business partners and customers.
  MemoryUp V2.2 Enhances Smartphone & BlackBerry Performance
eMobiStudio, whose applications specialize in not being device-specific or platform-centric, is now offering MemoryUp Standard Edition v2.2. This is an upgrade to its award-winning product, MemoryUpv2.0 with improved optimization.
  AAA Mobile Available on BlackBerry Smartphones
Motoring and leisure travel organization AAA is now making it easier for members and non-members with BlackBerry smartphones to get visual and audible directions to any travel destination in the U.S.
  TapRoot Introduces Foundation Software Solutions for TI OMAP35x Platform
TapRoot Systems, a provider of embedded software products and services for smart devices, has developed foundation software solutions for Texas Instruments' (TI) OMAP35x platform.
  Google Now the Default Search Engine for Opera's Mobile Web Browsers
Oslo, Norway-based Opera has made Google the default search engine in Opera's mobile Web browsers, company officials have announced. Opera Mobile or Opera Mini users can access Google's mobile search directly from the browser start page.
  GeoAge Inc. Updates Software, Supports BlackBerry
Mobile data supplier GeoAge has updated its software -- Field Adapted Survey Toolkit (FAST).
  AT&T and Palm Unveil Centro for $99.99
AT&T Inc. and Palm Inc. have unveiled the Palm Centro from AT&T, available for just $99.99.
  Sprint Delivers Winning Hand for Global Travelers with Samsung Ace Smartphone
Sprint and Samsung Mobile have announced the upcoming availability of the Samsung Ace, a smartphone powered by the Sprint Mobile Broadband Network and Windows Mobile 6.
  ARC Wireless Solutions Introduces Extensive Freedom Antenna Product Line
ARC Wireless Solutions, Inc. has said it will introduce its expanded Freedom Antenna Product Line, which includes the new Freedom Blade. The Freedom Antenna Product line also includes several individually packed adapters for the more popular cell phones and a Freedom Clip Pack that has a laptop clip and a vent clip for cars that is compatible with both the Freedom Antenna and the Freedom Blade.
  Opera Releases Opera Mobile 9.5
Opera Software has announced the commercial release of Opera Mobile 9.5 -- the latest version of its Web browser for phones and smartphones.
  MobilePlanet Announces Change of Name to eXpansys in USA
MobilePlanet Inc. has changed its name to eXpansys in the US marketplace.
  Rogers Wireless and RIM Launch the New GPS-Enabled BlackBerry Pearl 8110 Smartphone
The BlackBerry Pearl 8110 is equipped with multimedia features and also includes built-in Global Positioning System (GPS) with mapping software, which according to Rogers Wireless, makes it an ideal smartphone for both consumers and business users.
  Verizon Wireless Introduces Pink BlackBerry Pearl
Verizon Wireless has announced the availability of the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 smartphone in pink.
  New BlackBerry Client for IBM Lotus Connections from RIM
Research In Motion (RIM) is previewing its BlackBerry Client for IBM Lotus Connections, which is a software application that runs natively on BlackBerry smartphones to provide mobile users with access to Lotus Connections social software for business.
  RIM Plans to Partner with Indian Retail Chains to Unlock SIM
Research in Motion (RIM), the maker of BlackBerry smart phones and solutions, is planning to enter into a partnership with Indian retail chains to expand distribution and reach in that market. This is expected to put an end to the practice of SIM-locked handsets being sold by operators. With this, Indian consumers may soon be able to purchase a BlackBerry handset and choose their mobile operator.
  Obopay Brings Convenient Mobile Payments to BlackBerry Users
Obopay, Inc., one of the pioneering service providers for payments via mobile phones, has brought a convenient mobile payments application to BlackBerry users, providing them with fast, customizable access to Obopay's full suite of mobile payment services.
  Samsung Chooses Interlink's MicroNav Technology
Samsung has reportedly chosen MicroNav technology designed by Interlink Electronics for use in its new smart phone. Samsung requires this technology for use in its upcoming smart phone model, the SGH-i450.
  Motorola Acquires Japanese Vertex Standard as Subsidiary
Motorola, Inc. has announced that its subsidiary MI, Inc. has acquired Vertex Standard Co. Ltd. after a completion of tender formalities.
  Garmin Wins Top Car Manufacturer Aftermarket Solution Deal
Garmin International, Inc., a unit of Garmin Ltd. has announced that Garmin will supply the BMW Group with the Garmin nuvi 360 as a customized portable navigation solution for the BMW 1 and 3 Series.
  New Nokia N95 8GB Optimized for US Consumers
Nokia has announced that it is optimizing the Nokia N95 8GB for networks using 850/1900 MHz HSDPA in the Americas.
  Alltel Wireless Offers HTC Touch
Alltel Wireless has announced the availability of HTC Touch smartphone's for their customers at and Alltel retail stores.
  Ambient Hires Ex-CEO of Palm
Cambridge, Massachusetts based Ambient Devices -- which commercializes patent-pending technologies developed at the MIT Media Lab -- has announced that former the CEO at Palm Inc., Carl Yankowski, will be heading the company.
  LogMeIn Enables Remote Tech Support for Smartphones
LogMeIn, Inc. has introduced the LogMeIn Rescue+Mobile, a new service for LogMeIn Rescue that enables call centers and IT administrators to troubleshoot and repair smartphones remotely.
  Marvell and Samsung Announce Shipment of New PDA Phone in Korea
Marvell and Samsung have announced the availability of the Samsung SPH-M4650 PDA phone which runs on the Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.0 Professional operating system with the Marvell PXA 300 application processor running on Korea's LG Telecom network.
  USA Mobility and Onset Provide Customized Paging Solution for BlackBerry Users
Under a recent agreement, USA Mobility and Onset Technology will provide a customized paging solution for customers using BlackBerry smartphones from Research In Motion (RIM). USA Mobility intends to begin offering the PageSync service by the first quarter 2008.
  Vaultus Partners with Varicent to Deliver Sales Performance Management Solutions on BlackBerry Smartphones
Vaultus, a fast growing mobile software company has partnered with Varicent, a provider of sales performance management solutions to enable Varicent clients to access territory, quota, Incentive Compensation Management (ICM) and sales performance analytics solutions directly from their BlackBerry smartphones.
  RIM Teams with Alcatel and TCL to Roll out Blackberry in Suzhou
Alcatel and TCL have entered into an agreement with RIM to allow for Blackberry presence in Suzhou, Jiangsu province by the end of this year.
  Cell Phone Replaces Boarding Passes in Houston
Continental Airlines has introduced the pilot program for paperless boarding passes with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.
  Live365 Internet Radio Goes Mobile
Thousands of Live365 broadcasts in 250 genres originating from over 150 countries can now be enjoyed by the users of Windows Mobile handsets on any carrier network worldwide.
  Palm and Claro Introduce Treo 750 Smartphone in Brazil
Treo 750, which is the first Windows Mobile based Treo smartphone to take advantage of Claro's network, offers the world-class Palm experience on Microsoft's Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system.
  Alltel Plans to Make BlackBerry Pearl 8130 Available for Holidays
Alltel Wireless, known as America's largest network, is planning to make customers' wireless experience easier and more productive with the announcement that they plan to ensure the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 smartphone from Research In Motion (RIM) is available in time for the holidays.
  LG Enters Touch-Screen Cell Phone Market in the U.S. with Venus and Voyager Models
Competition in the touch-screen cell phone market is bound to heat up in the U.S. now that LG Electronics has introduced two new models with advanced features at a competitive price.
  Antenna Software and Oracle Team Up for Mobile Solutions
AMPower SALES has been developed on the Antenna Mobility Platform (AMP), and is especially designed to enhance and extend PeopleSoft Enterprise CRM business processes for mobile sales organizations using BlackBerry, Palm, or Windows Mobile devices.
  AT&T Delivers 5,400 BlackBerry's to USPS Employees
The company has said the BlackBerry 8800 and 8820 models will go out to executives, IT staff, and high-level managers in the 800,000-person USPS, replacing older devices the USPS first purchased in 2001.
  BoxTone and SystAG Partner to Deliver Powerful BlackBerry Enterprise Solutions
BoxTone and SystAG have announced a partnership in order to deliver best in class BlackBerry smartphone deployment, management and support solutions. Germany and Central Europe are the targeted markets. BlackBerry smartphones have been widely accepted across Germany and Central Europe. This has in turn activated the requirement for a best in class management and monitoring solution.
  Airtel, Vodafone Launch Blackberry Pearl in India
Two major mobile phone operators in India, Airtel and Vodafone, in collaboration with Research In Motion (RIM), have launched the high-end BlackBerry Pearl 8120 mobile phone for its Indian customers.
  Bell Canada Now Offering the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 Smartphone
Customer using Bell Canada's wireless service will be excited to hear that the BlackBerry Pearl 8130 smartphone from Research In Motion (RIM) is now available for use on the network.
  iKon PDA Promises to Be Powerful Mobile Management Tool
Last month, Psion Teklogix announced its return to the market it pioneered two decades ago, launching its newest product, the iKon PDA.
  Intermedia Joins BlackBerry Alliance Program
Intermedia, a global provider of business email services, is now a member of the BlackBerry System Integrator (SI) Alliance Program, according to a PRWeb news report.
  J.D. Power and Associates Study Shows BlackBerry Delivers Top Customer Satisfaction
Smartphones are the "thing" for everyone from the in-touch teenager to the executive on-the-go. And the wide range of styles, manufacturers, operating systems and features make narrowing the selection a little more difficult. The latest results from a J.D. Power and Associates study may point consumers in one direction.
  Alcatel-Lucent and RIM Team Up to distribute BlackBerry Smartphones in China
Alcatel-Lucent and Research In Motion (RIM) have announced that they have signed a strategic agreement for the distribution of BlackBerry smartphones in China. The first smartphone offered to Chinese customers through this agreement will be the 8700 model.
  SCM Microsystems Becomes a Principal Member of the NFC Forum
The NFC Forum is a non-profit global standards development and advocacy group working for the promotion of NFC technology. It not only disseminates information about the technology but also advances its adoption through open specification development, interoperability testing and compliance facilities. Focused working groups of members carry out various activities of the forum.
  Quickoffice and SoonR Team to Enable Remote Desktop Access for Smartphone Users
Quickoffice Inc., and SoonR, delivering remote access to computer files, applications and content across converged networks, have entered into a partnership to co-develop a client server solution which facilitates remote access and the ability to view, edit and share desktop content directly from a user's mobile device.
  EQO Brings Mobile Internet Phone Application to Symbian Smartphones
Canada-based EQO Communications has unveiled plans to release a free mobile Internet phone application that lets Symbian Smartphone users call anywhere in the world for rates as low as 2.3 cents (USD) per minute.
  TELUS Extends Availability of HTC Touch
With this announcement, TELUS has firmed up its position as the leading supplier of HTC smartphones in Canada, and is sure to gain the confidence of consumers who thrive to have both entertainment and connectivity, all in one device.
  RIM Inks Deal with China Mobile for Blackberry Mobile Email Service
Research In Motion (RIM), has revealed its collaboration with China Mobile to offer its BlackBerry mobile e-mail service to China's mainland.
  IATA Standard Paves Way for Global Mobile Phone Check-in
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced a global standard that enables travelers to check in for a flight using two-dimensional (2D) bar codes. With the new technology, mobile phone check-ins can send 2D bar codes directly to a passenger's mobile phone, personal digital assistant or smart phone.
  RIM and Eatoni End Dispute, Signs New Agreement
Research in Motion ("RIM") and Eatoni Ergonomics, Inc. ("Eatoni") have mutually settled their dispute and entered into a new deal where both the companies will jointly work on the next generation of predictive text technology in ambiguous keyboards.
  CECT Announces Breakthrough on TD-SCDMA Mobile Handset
CEC Telecom Co., Ltd. (CECT), a subsidiary of Qiao Xing Mobile Communication Co., Ltd., one domestic manufacturers of mobile handsets in China has come out with an innovative TD-SCDMA mobile handset.
  Sprint Intros BlackBerry Pearl 8130
To further answer to consumer demands for a smartphone that offers optimal multimedia and communications capabilities for both personal and business use, Sprint has announced plans for a new BlackBerry Pearl 8130, available to customers by next month.
  Webraska and Masternaut Launch GPS Navigation and Mobile Resource Management for BlackBerry Smartphones
Webraska and Masternaut have announced the launch of Webraska Navigation Professional Edition. Both companies have merged to offer business users the best of GPS Satellite Navigation and the best of Mobile Resource Management.
  Extreme Nature of Software Transforming Electronics and High-Tech Companies Like Never Before
The embedded software segment within the consumer electronics, semiconductors, telecommunications and other high-tech markets has become one of extremes. Businesses in this segment, which provide software for cell phones, cable TV set-top boxes and various other stand-alone equipment, need to fundamentally transform themselves.
  Opera Software Releases Mobile 8.65 Browser
Following the release of Opera Mobile for the Windows Mobile platform, Opera is pitching this release to Smartphone and Pocket PC users as the Web browser of choice. The release incorporates user feedback and beta testing results with "Opera's winning small-screen performance," company officials say.
  LogMeIn Launches New SaaS Offering
LogMeIn, Inc., a provider of remote connectivity and support tools, has introduced LogMeIn Rescue + Mobile, a new service that helps call centers and IT administrators troubleshoot and repair smartphones remotely.
  Resco Unveils Resco Explorer 2007
Software developer, Resco, has released the latest version of their file explorer for the mobile market, Resco Explorer 2007.
  Ring2 Brings Remote Control of Audio Conferences to Windows Mobile Users
Audio conferencing plays a significant role in today's business world for its ability to bring together participants to collaborate, discuss plans, and make decisions without needing to travel or have a face-to-face meeting.
  TSA Hires IBM for Operational Application Support and Information Services
U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has hired IBM to enhance information sharing within the organization. With IBM, TSA aims to share critical business and mission-related information with key audiences including federal, state, and local law enforcement, foreign partners, intelligence, defense, homeland security and the private sector.
  Aeritas Reacquires Mobile Barcode Patents from GTECH
Aeritas, a company in the mobile commerce space, has reacquired its extensive mobile barcode patent portfolio from GTECH Corporation in pursuit of new licensing and development opportunities in Mobile Barcode and Mobile Ticketing, to facilitate paper-less transactions.
  4SmartPhone Introduces Growing Business Kit
In a bid to offer corporate technology to small businesses, 4SmartPhone has introduced the Growing Business Kit - a Hosted Exchange service package customized to meet the mobility needs of today's growing small businesses. 4SmartPhone has teamed with Palm, Global Wireless Data and Windows Mobile to develop the service package.
  Rogers Wireless and RIM Launch GPS-Enabled BlackBerry
Rogers Wireless, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rogers Communications and a provider of wireless, digital cable and hi-speed Internet products and services has joined hands with Research In Motion (RIM), a provider of wireless communications, to unveil the BlackBerry Curve 8310 Smartphone, featuring Global Positioning System (GPS) and mapping software.
  iPhone and Innovation: Inspecting the Impact of Apple's 'Smartphone'
iPhone, at least as perceived through the eyes of starry-eyed consumers, seems like the Platonic ideal form of a smartphone--a device that comes with lots of cool features that are easy to use and offers a sleek, sexy form factor.
  Introducing Vivee: Message Read Out While You Drive
Drivers are now being offered a way to read their mail while they drive without the need to halt their vehicle thanks to new messaging technology that reads out messages.
  Smartphones and PDAs Contribute to Interesting Phone Habits
Have you ever completed part or all of your workday in your pajamas? Have you gone so far as to mute the conference call to complete your morning rituals? Does your guilty history include attending a teleconference in business dress only from the waste up? If you are guilty of any of these, you have discovered the flexibility of smartphones and PDA devices.
  Alltel Hue by Samsung Available at Alltel Wireless,
The Alltel Hue by Samsung is now exclusively available at and Alltel Wireless retail locations.
  WorldMate Offers Free Services for Nokia S60 Users
MobiMate, a leading provider of travel services for mobile devices, is offering its WorldMate solution free to Nokia S60 smartphone users.
  TempWorks Software Launches New Mobile Application
TempWorks Software has launched its TwMobile wireless application, which produces a channel to information residing on the core TempWorks system from cell phones, PDAs and other wireless devices.
  Analog Devices Unveils Next-Gen Othello Radio for 3G TD-SCDMA Wireless Handsets
Analog Devices has expanded its family of Othello direct conversion radios and its broad TD-SCDMA product portfolio with the Othello-3T AD6552.
  NetSuite's SuitePhone Lets Execs Manage Their Businesses from Their iPhones
Business execs who are planning to replace their BlackBerry with Apple's new iPhone can rejoice in the fact that the iPhone now supports NetSuite's Enterprise Resource Planning and Customer Relationship Management software.
  iPhone Gets CRM Sync Link from CompanionLink
That didn't take long. Fresh off pictures of exultant shoppers brandishing the first iPhones purchased comes the news that CompanionLink Software, a vendor of mobile synchronization products, has released CRM synchronization for the Apple iPhone.
  Truphone Now Has SMS-over-IP, Presence and Smart Log-On Capabilities
Mobile VoIP provider Truphone has reportedly added SMS-over-IP, presence and multi-SIM capabilities to its beta VoIP service.
  Nuance to Develop New Mobile User Interface through Acquisition of Tegic Communications
In a move which will expand its presence in the mobile industry, speech technologies leader Nuance Communications Inc. has reportedly acquired Tegic Communications Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of AOL which develops embedded software for mobile devices.
  OmniVision Launches 1/4-Inch, 3-Megapixel CameraChip Sensor
OmniVision Technologies has launched the OV3640, a fully integrated 3-megapixel CameraChip sensor in a 1/4-inch format.
  U.S. Sees Rapid Rise in Mobile Web Usage
Mobile Web tech vendor Bango has published statistics which, company officials say, "confirm that the United States is at the forefront of mobile Web growth with a three fold increase in usage over the last year, taking it to second position behind the UK."
  Motorola Launches New Dual Core Advanced Mezzanine Card
Motorola Inc. has introduced an Advanced Mezzanine Card (AMC) that has a volume price less than $2,000 and offers two times as much processing capability as the preceding modules.
  Gartner: Handheld Computer Sales Boosted by Windows Mobile
Global sales of handheld computers running Windows Mobile soared 64 percent in the first quarter, according to market research company Gartner. The increase was 39.7 percent over the same period a year ago. 3.2 million units of the total 5.1 million units shipped were Windows Mobile licensees, Gartner said. This trend was surprising because consumers generally wait until upgrades are imminent.
  CDG: More than 10 Million People in Indonesia Now Subscribe to CDMA2000 Services
According to the CDMA Development Group (CDG), a trade association formed to promote the development, implementation and use of CDMA2000 technologies, the total number of subscribers to CDMA2000 services in Indonesia has passed the 10 million mark.
  RIM, Ascendent Systems, Marry the BlackBerry to the Corporate PBX
BlackBerry users can now bring the functionality of their office desk phone with them anywhere they go, now that BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) has introduced the BlackBerry Mobile Voice System (MVS).
  Helio Ocean Makes its Debut
Helio Ocean is the world's first dual-slider which combines a conventional numeric keypad with a separate full QWERTY keyboard in a single device. It provides the definitive 3G mobile experience in a compact form factor. This is available exclusively through Helio's nationwide service, which the company is expecting to take off after the introduction of this phone.
  RIM Announces PBX Integration
With the advent of BlackBerry Mobile Voice System, Research In Motion, maker of BlackBerry devices, has started to integrate its devices with corporate PBXs. With the new integration capabilities, announced May 7, users of corporate BlackBerries can transfer calls within the company, dial extensions directly, and gain other PBX functions as if they are using desktop PBX telephones.
  California Plans to Launch Mobile Alert System for Disasters
They made you reachable wherever you are; they entertained and informed you while on the move; and now, cellular phones are all geared up to act as life saving devices in case of emergency. The officials in California are planning to send warnings about threats ranging from terrorist attacks, floods, earthquakes, road calamities, wildfires, tsunamis, and campus massacres through cell phones.
  CeBIT Intros Mobile Ticketing
By using a simple plain-text SMS message, bCODE technology allows any transaction token, such as coupons or tickets, to be sent wirelessly to mobiles and PDAs.
  Universal Studios and I-play Introduce Hollywood Movie Minutes on Mobile
I-play, the mobile entertainment company, and Universal Studios have introduced a new streaming video service, "Movie Minutes," offering the most memorable scenes from Universal's catalog of blockbuster movies to North American fans.
  Forum Nokia Unveils Series 40 Platform 5th Edition
Nokia has unveiled the new edition of its Series 40 platform for mobile application development. The new Series 40 5th Edition is a full hardware, software and Application Programming Interface architecture, incorporating Java Platform Micro Edition (Java ME) technology with support for the latest version of the mobile information device profile (MIDP 2.1). The latest edition will help developers to build richer multimedia applications and services for mass-market Nokia mobile devices.
  DataViz Introduces Documents To Go for BlackBerry
Powered by its innovate InTact Technology, Documents To Go will ensure that complex file formatting is maintained when receiving, editing and sending files to and from a BlackBerry smartphone.
  Wi-EX Introduces Affordable Personal Cell Phone Signal Booster
Are you bummed out that your mobile provider's signal is so weak in your house that you cannot use your cell phone indoors?
  Palm Launches Treo 680 Smartphone in Brazil
Brazilian customers now have another choice when selecting which smartphone to buy: Palm's Treo 680, introduced to that market on Monday. The 680 is a quad-band world phone that runs on Palm OS.
  VoIP Provider Jajah Celebrates Key Milestone: Two Million Users
VoIP provider Jajah announced today that two million consumers are now taking advantage of its free and low-cost calling options.
  Samsung Launches SGH-i718 Smart Phone in China, Q1P Mobile PC in U.S.
It's often the case that the newest, coolest mobile devices are launched first in Asia, and later make their way to the U.S. Samsung's SGH-i718 smart phone is no exception. The company officially launched this new phone Thursday in China.
  Study: Mobile Phone Buyers Reluctant to Upgrade to Smartphone
Surveying more than 300 mobile phone and smartphone/combination device users, MarketStar learned that only 15 percent of mobile phone users were familiar with combination device platform and operating systems.
  Kineto Secures $10 Million in Venture Capital
Kineto Wireless Inc., a supplier of Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) technology, has reportedly received $10 million in venture capital, including $5 million from InterDigital, a producer of wireless digital radio-telephone systems for voice and data communications. Kineto also secured funding from its established partner investors including Venrock Associates, 3i, Sutter Hill Ventures, Oak Investment Partners, Storm Ventures and SeaPoint Ventures.
  Wireless Technology Gains Momentum in the US
According to a recent survey conducted by the Pew Internet (Pew Internet & American Life Project), one-third of Internet users in the US connect to the Web using a wireless network through their laptop computer, handheld PDA, or cell phone, for performing simple tasks such as sending emails, checking the latest news, or reading other things.
  Parlano Launches MindAlign Persistent Group Chat
Parlano Inc., a provider of persistent group chat solutions, has launched MindAlign Mobile for BlackBerry, Windows Mobile and Palm Devices users. This new software provides different groups with topic-based conversation through MindAlign and MindAlign for Microsoft Live Communications Server environments anytime, anywhere.
  The Me Inc. Launches 'Shout Postcard' for Palm Treo
The Me Inc., a provider of subscription-based mobility services and mobile division of The SCO Group, Inc., has launched its free trial version of Shout Postcard, a service specially designed for the Palm Treo smartphone that combines audio, photo and text messaging to create a multimedia postcard that can be sent to up to five recipients at once.
  Inject Background Sounds with 'Scenes for Whooptones'
Internet and telephony services developer Spoonjack LLC has unveiled its new innovative service called "Scenes for Whooptones," empowering phone users to insert background sounds during conversations.
  Blackberry 8800 Smartphone Debuts in Canada
The ever-evolving Canadian smartphones market got a shot in the arm this week as Rogers Wireless and Research In Motion (RIM) introduced the new BlackBerry 8800--a rich-in-features, powerful smartphone that attracts even the casual onlookers with its slim and stylish design.
  SoonR Provides Mobile Access 'Anytime,' Even if Your PC is Off
SoonR, which offers solutions that bring the power of the PC to your mobile phone, has granted its users access to 100MB of free space on its secure servers through its new "Anytime" access service.
  ASUSTek Chooses Broadcom for its New PDA Products
Broadcom Corporation's advanced Bluetooth silicon and software technology is finding customers fast. During the 3GSM World Congress, the company announced that ASUSTek Computer Inc. has chosen to use Broadcom's Bluetooth technology in several new connected PDA products, including the recently launched P535 Triband(TM) PDA GPS and 3G P735 PDA phones. Broadcom is a global leader in semiconductors for wired and wireless communications, and ASUSTek is one of the world's leading total solution providers for computers, communications and consumer electronics products.
  Analysys Urges Mobile TV to Think Outside the Box
New research from Analysys, a global consulting firm focused on IT, telecoms and media, shows a disconnect between industry views of mobile TV and market forces affecting business.
  S60 Brings Nokia and T-Mobile Closer
Technological marvels in our hands have not only made our life simpler, but also interesting. If you observe some of the best mobiles in the market today, you can see how the product speaks volumes of the caliber and vision of the company that developed it and have become dearly possessed items on any priority list.
  Novatel Wireless Launches EV-DO Rev. A ExpressCard for Sprint's New Power Vision Network
San Diego, Calif.-based Novatel Wireless, which has been partnering with Sprint, has launched a new EV-DO Rev. A card called the "Merlin EX720 ExpressCard." This nifty little chip, which plugs into your handset, not only offers higher data speeds, but also has an A-GPS location-based capability which could be used to save your life if you happen to be stranded somewhere ...
  Iotum Brings Presence to Blackberry
One of the more recent and interesting applications in the presence market comes from Iotum and is called Talk-Now. The software allows you to see when you contacts are available, be notified when they are available and allows you to share your presence info with others.
  Blackberry Gets Flipped - Teleflipped
One of my early blog entries in April 2004 was about a company called Teleflip that allows you to send an SMS message via e-mail. OK, so you are thinking this is no big deal, but it is because in many instances you don't know the address for Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, etc. For example, for Verizon you can use But are we expected to commit these extensions to memory?
  Groove Mobile and Universal Music UK Launch Off-portal Mobile Music Store
Groove Mobile, the global mobile music commerce service provider, has partnered with Universal Music U.K., to build and operate an innovative off-portal mobile music store.
  LG and PRADA Develop the World's First Touch Screen Mobile Phone
In what seems like a technological breakthrough, LG Electronics, a leading manufacturer of consumer electronics and mobile phones, and PRADA, a name to reckon with in the luxury goods industry, have joined hands to introduce the world’s first completely touch screen mobile phone. With its stylish and unparalleled features, the PRADA phone by LG (KE850) is equipped with an advanced touch panel interface.
  Sam Pitroda calls for 'Made in India Mobiles'
He revolutionized the Indian telecom sector in the eighties. Now, Sam Pitroda wants the Indian companies to take advantage of the booming mobile market in India.
  Nokia Intellisync Wireless Email Available in Sony Ericsson M600 and P990
Nokia Intellisync Wireless Email is now available in two Sony Ericsson devices, the M600 and P990. Nokia Intellisync Wireless Email helps mobile professionals enjoy a fully synchronized, real-time email, calendar and contacts experience on their mobile devices.
  Cisco Files Infringement Suit Against Apple Over iPhone
Cisco has decided to file suit against Apple for trademark infringement. Apple made a bold move when it announced that it called the new mobile calling device it launched on Tuesday an “iPhone,” as the name had already been chosen and trademarked by Cisco’s Linksys division when it launched its suite of iPhone devices just last month.
  Skype Unveils New VoIP Devices and Accessories
VoIP service provider Skype unveiled new VoIP devices and accessories this week at the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Many of the devices are said to eliminate the need for a PC to make Internet-based Skype calls.
  Analysts Weigh in on iPhone, Apple TV
Excitement over Apple’s new iPhone and Apple TV rode on through the middle of the week, even as industry analysts weighed in on the potential effects the new products could have on the mobile phone and home media system markets.
  Yahoo! Go for Mobile 2.0 to Redefine Mobile Internet Experience
The mobile Internet experience is set to get a “facelift” with Yahoo! Inc. launching a beta version of Yahoo! Go for Mobile 2.0.
  Palm and Cingular Launch the Treo 750
Mobile computing company Palm Inc and Cingular Wireless have teamed up to introduce Treo 750, the first Palm Treo smart device mobile phone running on Cingular’s 3G/UMTS network.
  MobiTV to Demonstrate Mobile WiMAX Broadcast TV Service
MobiTV Inc. is all set to demonstrate the first seamlessly unified multicast and unicast television solution for Mobile WiMAX.
  Kodiak Networks Signs Agreement with RIM for Push-to-Talk on BlackBerry
Kodiak Networks has reportedly entered into a global licensing agreement with BlackBerry maker Research In Motion (RIM) to introduce a series of integrated mobile applications including Push-to-Talk (PTT) on BlackBerry handsets.
  HandHeld Entertainment Introduces - Micro Web Site Offering Videos
Smartphone and PocketPC users now can easily download and watch videos with HandHeld Entertainment’s new The micro Web site features 25 free user-generated videos that are available for downloading and playback onto a Windows Mobile 5.0 and Windows 2003 device over a carrier network.
  Samsung Introduces the Thinnest HSDPA Mobile Handset
Samsung Electronics has introduced the Ultra Edition 13.8, the thinnest HSDPA slide-up mobile with a slim 13.8mm profile and the latest in multimedia features.
  InfoSonics and LG Provide Handsets for the Caribbean and Select Countries in Latin America
InfoSonics Corporation, a fast growing distributor of wireless handsets serving Latin America and the United States, announced Wednesday that it will be distributing handsets for LG Electronics in the Caribbean and select countries in Latin America.
  MobiMate Releases WorldMate 2007 Professional Edition for Palm Treo 680
MobiMate Ltd., a leading provider of mobile travel services, has unveiled the latest version of its award-winning flagship service WorldMate. The new WorldMate 2007 Professional Edition, tailored for the new Palm Treo 680 smartphone, comes with improved global weather coverage capabilities.
  RIM Sues Samsung Over BlackJack Name
Samsung landed in potentially hot water last Friday when Research in Motion (RIM), manufacturer of the BlackBerry PDA/smartphone, sued the company over the name of its new BlackJack phone.
  Palm Buys License for Palm OS Garnet Source Code
ACCESS Systems Americas, Inc. has signed a non-exclusive contract with Palm, Inc., according to which Palm will get a perpetual license for the Palm OS Garnet source code for $44 million (USD). The duo has also come to an understanding for extending the existing patent license owned by them.
  Sprint Nextel Gives Customers a Better Website
Sprint Nextel announced that their website has recently been redesigned to give subscribers and shoppers immediate, easier access to all of their product information and tools to keep customers happy.
  Cingular Wireless to Introduce BlackBerry Pearl
Cingular Wireless is all set to introduce the new BlackBerry Pearl from Research In Motion (RIM), with an exclusive look and new features. The BlackBerry Pearl comes with Cingular’s Push to Talk (PTT) capabilities and a GPS-based wireless navigation service. With the BlackBerry Pearl, customers can enjoy essential features such as email, organizer and browser applications.
  Skype's VoIP Client now Available on X-Series from 3, Enabled by iSkoot
Originally set to launch on December 15th, the Skype-enabled X-Series handsets from 3 are actually available today in UK.
  Palm Treo 700p Smartphone Now Available in Canada
Palm Treo 700p smartphone, the first Palm OS-based smartphone on the EVDO (Evolution Data Optimized) network, is everything a mobile business user needs and includes all the features that make handheld devices so cool these days.
  Video to Go for Zune from TANDBERG
TANDBERG has also developed the ability to view video presentations anywhere, anytime on Microsoft's recently released Zune device.
  Social Networking Made Easier With Opera Mini
Users of the commonly access social network sites such as MySpace, Blogger, Flickr, and My Opera will be able to interact more easily with the latest installment from Opera Mini.
  Audible Now Available for New Palm Treo 680 Smartphone
Audible, a provider of spoken online entertainment, information, and education content, announced that its service will now be compatible with new Palm Treo 680. The phones will now ship with a free trial of the AudibleListener membership program for new users, and Audible software on the Treo 680 installation CD.
  Gartner: Mobile Phone Sales Up 21.5 Percent During 3Q 2006
Mobile phones continue to be more popular than ever. That’s the conclusion industry research firm Gartner reached in a recent report on the market for portable communications devices.
  Palm Launches Treo 680 Smartphone
Smartphone manufacturer Palm today announced availability of its latest product, the Treo 680. The all-in-one mobile phone--priced at $399--now can be preordered now through, and will be in stores after December 1.
  In-Stat: Sales of Smartphones Continue to Rise
Recently, market research firm In-Stat has examining various aspects of the market for mobile phones with advanced, PDA-like features--most commonly referred to as smartphones.
  Motorola and Airwave O2 Partner on TETRA PDAs
Motorola, Inc. has signed a contract with Airwave O2 Limited for the supply of Motorola MTC100 PDAs that operate on Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) networks. Shipments are expected to begin at the end of 2006, and the contract marks the first commercial agreement for TETRA PDAs.
11/21/2006 Video Sharing on your Mobile
Today a Toronto, Canada based company focused on bringing multimedia to the mobile world, Movidity Inc., introduced, a mobile media sharing website that will give users true mobile video sharing capabilities.
  MIT Research Team Envisions World Without Electrical Wires
Recharging a laptop, cell phone or other portable device without having to plug it in may sound like the stuff of science fiction, but it is possible using a technique called non-radiative energy transfer.
  Cingular, Samsung, Microsoft Launch BlackJack Smartphone
Cingular, Samsung and Microsoft announced today the launch of BlackJack, a multimedia device for making phone calls, listening to music, taking photos, and a whole lot more.
  Helio Launches Buddy Beacon Location Service with Samsung Drift Mobile Phone
Mobile telephony company Helio today announced a new GPS-based location and tracking service called Buddy Beacon. The service, which uses Google mapping technology, is available on the Drift co-branded phone from Samsung.
  Vodafone Signs Deal with Microsoft, Streamlines Mobile Phone Platform Development
Mobile telecommunications company Vodafone on Monday signed an agreement with software giant Microsoft to develop and standardize its mobile phone applications.
  In-Stat: Consumers Still Carrying Around Multiple Wireless Devices
In the wireless industry today, there often is a philosophy that, if you build an all-in-one mobile device, the masses will flock to it. But it turns out that may be wishful thinking rather than the reality.
  T3 Communications to Introduce Mobile Push E-Mail Solution
T3 Communications Limited has introduced its Visto Mobile Push Email solution to help mobile subscribers access their corporate and personal email, calendar, contacts/personal information management (PIM) and other corporate data directly to their mobile handsets. What’s more, they won’t have to change their existing handsets either.
  Symbol Technologies Introduces Carrier Advantage Program
The enterprise mobility company Symbol Technologies, Inc., has launched its Carrier Advantage Program so that Symbol PartnerSelect program members can sell with wireless carriers and expand their enterprise mobility solutions for customers.
  Mobile Phone Manufacturer Sony Ericsson Acquires Symbian Software's UIQ Technologies Subsidiary
Mobile handset manufacturer Sony Ericsson today announced a deal to acquire software company UIQ Technology AB, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Symbian Software Ltd.
  NTP Sues Palm for Patent Infringement
Following its successful $612.5 million lawsuit against Blackberry maker Research in Motion, NTP on Monday has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Palm in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
  SmarTone-Vodafone, Palm and Microsoft Launch Palm Treo 750v in Hong Kong
SmarTone-Vodafone, Palm, Inc. (Nasdaq:PALM) and Microsoft have launched the new Palm(R) Treo(TM) 750v from Vodafone, running on Windows Mobile(R) 5.0, in the Hong Kong market.
  Google Announces Gmail Mobile
Google Thursday announced the availability of Gmail Mobile, a version of the company’s online e-mail service designed specifically for call phones and other handhelds.
  Microsoft Introduces Windows Embedded CE 6.0
Microsoft Corp. has introduced Windows Embedded CE 6.0, the latest version of Microsoft’s software toolkit. Windows Embedded CE 6.0 is indispensable for developing real-time operating systems for devices such as Internet protocol (IP) set-top-boxes, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), wireless projectors in addition to industrial automation, consumer electronics and medical devices.
  Cingular Introduces Three New Field Service Solutions
Cingular Wireless has designed three wireless solutions for businesses with field service operations. Customers can deploy the solutions via a simple wireless download to Cingular-powered devices.
  Russell Investment Bankers Respond Better to Customers with Palm Treo Smartphones
In an effort to increase productivity and ROI, better reach and respond to customers and meet the demands of its e-mail based communication culture and widely distributed workforce, Russell Investment Group, a subsidiary of Northwestern Mutual, has chosen Palm Treo smartphones.
  Skype for Pocket PC Downloads Reach Five Million
VoIP service provider Skype announced on Thursday that its Skype for Pocket PC software has reached five million users worldwide since the company released it in April 2004.
  Cingular and HP Team to Offer HP iPAQ Handheld for Business Customers
Cingular Wireless has teamed up with HP to offer a new HP iPAQ handheld device with five wireless communications technologies.
  Opera Introduces Opera MiniT Web Browser for BlackBerryT and TreoT
Opera Software has developed a free Web browser for mobile phones called Opera MiniT. The Web browser is currently available for BlackBerryT and Palm handsets. Opera MiniT promises faster delivery of Web pages to BlackBerryT and Palm TreoT users.
  Truphone Launches Mobile VoIP for Nokia N80 Handset
People have been waiting for this for a while a now, but Truphone (a.k.a. Software Cellular Network Limited) finally announced today that it has launched its “true mobile VoIP” service for the Nokia N80 handset.
  Aventail Hits Key Milestone: 300 Organizations Now Using its Connect Mobile Solution
Aventail, one of the preeminent providers of SSL VPN networks, hit a milestone today when it announced that 300 organizations are now using its Connect Mobile solution to securely connect their mobile workforces to network resources.
  QuickPlay Media's QuickPlayer Quickly Delivers News, Entertainment to BlackBerry Devices
QuickPlay Media Inc., which provides mobile entertainment solutions, has announced the first round of media partners for its QuickPlayer for BlackBerry.
  Ambient Education
Because our children are learning all the time, "ambient education" is inherent in every cell phone, gaming device and MP3 player.
  Truphone Seeks to Deliver Mobile VoIP for the Masses
One of many companies now working to deliver WiFi Telephony for the masses, UK-based Truphone (a.k.a. Software Cellular Network Limited) recently introduced the beta version of its new VoIP software for WiFi-enabled, mass market mobile handsets.
  Biometrics for Wireless Gambling
Recently, Diamond I Inc., developer of wireless gaming devices, announced their thoughts on the positive contribution of biometrics for wireless gaming and other wireless application systems such as shopping and entertainment.
  Texas Instruments Intros IP Phone Chip
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) introduced on Tuesday a Gigabit Ethernet IP phone software and silicon system that bundles security and enhanced voice quality features for small, medium and large business VoIP users.
  Palm Treo 700wx Released, CRM Compatible
Building on the Treo 700 family, Palm, Inc., has announced the availability of the Palm Treo 700wx smartphone running Windows Mobile 5.0 Pocket PC Phone Edition, adding another Palm EVDO product to Sprint’s product offerings.
  Hampton Software’s Articulation Brings VoIP to Your Palm OS PDA
U.K.-based Hampton Software Limited--a company that specializes in bespoke applications for VoIP and portable communications devices--today announced the release of its latest product: Atriculation for PalmOS.
  Palm GPS Navigator Smartphone Edition for Treo Phones
Palm Treo smartphone users and GPS enthusiasts rejoice! Palm today announced the Palm GPS Navigator Smartphone Edition, featuring the new TomTom NAVIGATOR 6 software, which is one of the most popular GPS navigation software packages.
  Samsung to Launch U.S. WiBro Service in Alliance with Intel, Motorola and Sprint Nextel
Samsung Electronics has forged an alliance with Intel, Motorola and Sprint Nextel and plans to launch WiBro service in the US. WiBro, portable Internet service developed in South Korea, enables wireless Internet connectivity at the speed of a fixed-line broadband connection.
  Daewoo and Metalink Introduce new STB with Wireless Capabilities
Imagine you’ve just come home from a busy day at work. You’re beat and all you want to do is watch TV. But it’s also a beautiful day and you’d like to be outside. You’re thinking, “Wow, if only I could watch TV on my laptop out on the deck.” Your laptop has wireless capabilities … but what about your home network?
  TMC Unveils Redesigned Planet PDA Web Site
(Norwalk, CT - August 4, 2006) Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) today announced the re-launch of its Planet PDA Web site. Planet PDA (, originally launched in 2002, is a one-stop resource for news, product reviews and feature stories covering the robust mobile computing market.
  Vodafone and RIM Introduce Two New BlackBerry Handsets in Australia
Vodafone Australia and Research In Motion have reportedly launched two new BlackBerry handsets – the BlackBerry 8707v and the BlackBerry 7130v.
  Palm Comes Clean with Investors Regarding Delays in the Development of its New OS
Palm Inc. issued a statement on Friday alerting investors to delays in the development of its next operating system for mobile computing devices. The company said the delays could end up affecting its ability to compete in the smart phone and PDA markets.
  Trango and Wavesat Partner on WiMAX Compliance
Trango Broadband Wireless announced it is working with Wavesat as a WiMAX compliant technology partner. The partnership will promote development of Trango’s next generation WiMAX-based products, an easily deployable family supporting indoor self-install business models for service providers.
  Symbian Announces Version 9.3 of it Operating System for Mobile Phones
Symbian recently announced the latest version of its operating system for mobile phones.
  Vodafone Introduces Qtek 8500
Vodafone, one of the world’s leading mobile telecommunications companies, recently introduced the Qtek 8500, a slim and stylish clamshell smartphone based on the Windows Mobile 5.0 operating system.
  Olathe Unified School District Using Palm TX Handhelds as Learning Devices
Taxpayers in Olathe, Kan. are no doubt thrilled that the Olathe Unified School District is providing 2,300 Palm TX handhelds and an equal number of keyboards to its high school students, teachers and administrators.
  Emergency Workers Can Now Access Information on Hazardous Substances via Their Palm Handhelds
Emergency workers who are equipped with Palm handhelds and smartphones will soon have access to a new wireless information system provided through the National Library of Medicine (NLM).
  Skype Collaborates with Belkin, Edge-Core, NETGEAR and SMC on WiFi Phones
Skype has announced a collaboration with a number of hardware partners to deliver the first WiFi phones for Skype software. Consumers will be able to make Internet calls without a computer using the phones, which may be used with WiFi access points in most homes, offices or campuses.
  picoChip Partners with Korea Telecom for WiBro/WiMAX Access Points
picoChip has announced a partnership agreement with Korea Telecom to develop WiBro/WiMAX access points, also known as Femtocells or home-base stations. The Femtocells are intended for use in residential or corporate environments where high-speed coverage would otherwise be limited.
  Accenture to Accelerate Innovation in Service-Oriented Architecture
Accenture will reportedly invest $450 million over the next three years to accelerate the growth of its service-oriented architecture (SOA) capabilities. The plan includes a new R&D lab, a blueprint for SOA implementation, and expanding Accenture’s portfolio of cross-industry offerings.
  Consumer Adoption of Wi-Fi Telephony Driving Up Wi-Fi Handset Sales
A recent study from Infonetics Research shows the global WiFi phone market exploding.
  Fun and Functional: Wireless Convergence, Coming Soon to a Mobile Phone Near You
As it turns out, ‘wireless convergence’ really means combining the fun (music, games, etc.) with the functional (mcommerce, search) in a single device.

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