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|03/24/2008 FCC Auction
The Federal Communications Commission auction for
the 700-MHz wireless spectrum is over, and the winners
are known. One obvious winner is the FCC itself, which
exceeded its initial estimate of $10 billion with
a $19.59 billion total.
|03/23/2008 A Mobile Iraq
Saddam Hussein deemed Iraqis could live without modern
technology such as mobile phones and the Internet.
Now that his regime has been swept away, they are
finding they just can not get enough of it.
|03/12/2008 Nokia Music
Store in Germany
Nokia opened on Monday its online music store in
Germany, the second such store for the worlds largest
cell phone maker, which plans to open the stores in
nine more countries by mid-2008.
|03/11/2008 Students Slow
to Adopt Alerts
The massacre at Virginia Tech last year sent colleges
nationwide scrambling to improve how they get alerts
to students during crises on campus. One solution:
Text messages sent to cell phones.
But while hundreds of campuses have adopted text alerts,
most students are not embracing the system — even
in an age when they consider their mobile phones indispensable.
Students Slow to Adopt Text Alerts
|03/10/2008 Lawmakers Debate
Mobile Consumer Rights Bill
A proposed consumer rights bill for mobile telephone
service drew mixed reviews during a hearing in Congress
Wednesday, with detractors saying the legislation
would place too much regulation on a competitive industry.
The draft legislation, floated by Representative Ed
Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, calls for the U.S.
Federal Communications Commission to make rules requiring
mobile carriers to offer unsubsidized handsets to
customers, to offer service with no early termination
fees and to detail charges such as termination fees.
|03/03/2008 Smart Phone
The battle for smartphone supremacy is about intensify
after Apple Inc. said last week that developers will
learn the details needed to create third-party software
for its iPhone.
Apples move is viewed by analysts as a way to bolster
sales of the massively popular smartphone, which have
been declining lately. But its mention yesterday of
additional enterprise features may have serious implications
for Research In Motion BlackBerry devices.
|02/26/2008 Unlimited Wireless
ATT Inc , the biggest U.S. mobile service, said on
Tuesday it would offer unlimited mobile phone calls
for a flat rate of $99.99 a month, hours after Verizon
Wireless announced a similar plan.
|02/25/2008 Cellular TV
Taking Off in Japan
Shipments of cell phones compatible with Japans mobile
digital TV service have surged to more than 20 million
units in fewer than two years since launch, according
to industry data released last Wednesday.
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