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|10/31/2005 Motorola Gets
Motorola Inc., the world's second-largest mobile-phone
company, said it was paid $500 million cash Friday
by Telsim as part of a settlement of its 4-year-old
legal case against the Turkish wireless carrier.
In exchange for dropping all claims, Motorola said
it also got the right to receive 20 percent of the
proceeds from the sale of Telsim assets over $2.5
billion when the Turkish government sells them off
in coming weeks to settle debts.
|10/31/2005 Mobile Camera
Consumers are expected to buy a half billion camera-phones
this year, which amounts to 2 out of every 3 mobile
phones purchased, a research firm said.
The latest forecast from Future Image Inc. means that
5 out of every 6 digital cameras sold this year would
be embedded in phones.
The buying spree is expected to continue at least
through 2009, when camera-phone sales are expected
to rise to 900 million units, or 90 percent of the
1 billion mobile phones projected to be sold that
year, the research firm said in a statement.
Stay Connected with Wireless Winter Wear
Embarking on a long term wireless integration collaboration,
Burton Snowboards and Motorola Inc. recently revealed
plans to launch a collection of Bluetooth-enabled
winter gear for snowboarding tech types that want
to stay connected.
Burton and Motorola have been and will continue to
work together to explore the possibility of integrating
Bluetooth Wireless Technology into snowboard apparel,
enabling users to control their music and mobile phones
while on the slopes, the companies said.
The end result is a series of three technologically
advanced Burton Audex Snowboard Jackets with wireless
connectivity that give consumers access to their cell
phone and iPod (or both at once) without having to
handle the devices in any way.
|10/31/2005 Cingular Accelerates
Its Pace To Improve Data Network Quality
Cingular's moving into high gear in its drive to
catch up with rivals in wireless data speed, revenue
Boosting data speeds has been one of the carrier's
big challenges since buying AT&T Wireless a year
|10/28/2005 Cell Phone
The world's mobile phone makers are expected to sell
more than 800 million units this year, up from earlier
estimates of around 775 million handsets, the world's
top cell phone market researchers said on Tuesday.
|10/26/2005 Texting Knows
Aaron from Streamline Solutions pointed out this
Everyone in the industry knows that text messaging,
or short messaging service (SMS), has turned into
one of the biggest unplanned growth engines in wireless
communications. Just a few years ago, few thought
the technology would take hold in the United States,
as it had in other parts of the world. Now, SMS seems
to be unstoppable in its usage, both in sheer messages
and in the variety of ways it is used.
Complete Article - Texting Knows No Bounds
|10/26/2005 Nextel Purchase
Shareholders of wireless affiliate Nextel Partners
Inc. voted overwhelmingly Monday to approve a provision
requiring parent company Sprint Nextel Corp. to buy
Nextel Partners said 99.9 percent of votes cast during
a special meeting at the Kirkland, Wash.-based company
were in favor of exercising a "put right" in its agreement
with Nextel Communications Inc. that requires Nextel
to buy the remaining two-thirds of the company it
doesn't already own.
Sprint Corp. acquired Nextel in August, triggering
the provision. Sprint Nextel, based in Reston, Va.,
with operational headquarters in Overland Park, Kan.,
doesn't dispute that it must buy Nextel Partners but
has sparred with its affiliate over how to calculate
the purchase price.
Phone Service Test Called Successful
Suitcase-sized satellite phones may make way for
standard cell phone handsets, according to Mobile
Satellite Ventures (MSV), which said Wednesday it
has successfully tested a satellite link to a standard
CDMA cell phone.
MSV said it used its existing satellites with minor
modifications to CDMA 2000 and base station gear to
prove the concept of its planned hybrid wireless network.
|10/19/2005 Problems with
We have recieved reports from customers using Cingular.
The problems appear to be that Cingular has discontinued
its TAP service numbers. We do realize this likely
will provide a problem for public safety users and
we will be sure to let people know if we are able
to obtain other Cingular TAP numbers that work.
|10/17/2005 Missouri to
Monitor Traffic Using Cell Phone Data
Driving to work, you notice the traffic beginning
to slow. And because you have your cell phone on,
the government senses the delay, too. A congestion
alert is issued, automatically updating electronic
road signs and Web sites and dispatching text messages
to mobile phones and auto dashboards.
In what would be the largest project of its kind,
the Missouri Department of Transportation is finalizing
a contract to monitor thousands of cell phones, using
their movements to map real-time traffic conditions
statewide on all 5,500 miles of major roads.
It's just one of a number of initiatives to more intelligently
manage traffic flow through wireless data collection.
Officials say there's no Big Brother agenda in the
Missouri project — the data will remain anonymous,
leaving no possibility to track specific people from
their driveway to their destination.
|10/14/2005 Prevent Stealing
of Mobile Phones
Finnish scientists have invented a device to make
it harder to steal mobile phones and laptops by enabling
them to detect changes in their owner's walking style
and then freeze to prevent unauthorized use.
The VTT Technical Research Center of Finland said
the device, which is has patented but has yet to sell,
could prevent millions of portable appliances being
stolen every year.
|10/14/2005 Nokia's Corporate
Mobile phone maker Nokia said on Wednesday it was
launching three new mobile devices for business users,
aiming to capture a bigger slice of the lucrative
It said the E60, E61 and E70 phones would hit the
shelves in the first quarter of next year and are
designed to work with mobile e-mail systems like RIM's
BlackBerry Connect as well as Nokia's own Business
Center, which it launched last month to make e-mail
available on a wider range of phones.
Nokia said it expects the new phones to sell for $420-$540
(350-540 euros), excluding operator subsidies and
|10/13/2005 VOiP on Cell
Japan is readying a new network for cell phones that
will allow people to connect to the Internet to talk
over the phone more cheaply and transmit data more
The government plans to introduce mobile Voice over
Internet telephony by 2007, officials said Thursday.
The mobile service under consideration at the Ministry
of Internal Affairs and Communications will allow
people to use Voice-over-Internet Protocol, or VoIP,
phone service, on cell phones — similar to what's
now available on fixed lines.
|10/13/2005 NotePage, Inc.
Finalist for SoftSummit Awards
NotePage, Inc. is pleased to be a SoftSummit award finalist. NotePagewas recognized as a Enterprise
Security Application and recieved recognition for
outstanding work in software value management.
|10/11/2005 Denial of Service
on Cell Phones
Cell phone networks are so vulnerable to denial-of-service-style
attacks that an assault carried out by a mid-sized
bot network could bring down the United States' entire
mobile infrastructure, a group of academic researchers
said in a paper made public Wednesday.
The paper, which will be presented by four Pennsylvania
State University researchers at the ACM Conference
on Computer and Communications Security in November,
outlined how an attack exploiting weaknesses in SMS
(Short Message Service) could overload a cell network,
and bring both voice and text messaging to a screeching
|10/11/2005 Keep Messages
Clean in China
China has ordered telecom operators to clean up the
content of spam short messages spread on their mobile
phone networks as part of an ongoing fight against
"Recently, there has been a lot of dirt hidden in
the telecommunication networks. The situation is serious,"
the ministry of information industry said in a notice
on its website Friday.
Messages containing text or pictures with pornographic
or superstitious content such as fortune telling and
sex chat are frequently sent to mobile phone users
en masse, the ministry said.
|10/05/2005 Going Mobile
With Personal Navigation
At a time when mobility is key, the personal navigation
market stands to make a killing.
Gone are the maps of yesterday and in their place,
e-mapping Web sites and cars with integrated GPS (Global
Positioning Systems). Many tech companies are taking
note of the emerging trend and have begun to roll
out customizable software and products for navigating
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