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|09/29/2007 Armani Cell
You might be what you drive, what you eat, and, if
Samsung and Armani have their way, what you dial.
Italian designer Giorgio Armani has teamed up with
Samsung to design a series of consumer electronics
devices, beginning with a mobile phone.
An appropriately ultraslim phone -- the size of a
credit card and 9.9 millimeters thick -- was scheduled
to be unveiled on Monday at Armani's spring and summer
fashion show in Milan.
|09/25/2007 Text Message
Nailah Franklin was last heard from Tuesday, when
she sent an uncharacteristically vague text message
to friends and family saying that she was having dinner
and that she would call later. She never did.
Days earlier, Franklin had filed a police report saying
she had been getting threatening phone calls.
|09/18/2007 Virgin America
AirCell is partnering with Virgin America to offer
Wi-Fi broadband Internet services on the airlines
flights in the continental U.S. in 2008.
|09/18/2007 New E911 Rules
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has adopted
new rules requiring wireless telephone providers to
move toward testing location-based emergency dialing
service at the local level.
The FCC late Tuesday opposed regulations that require
wireless providers to phase in testing of enhanced
911, or E911, dialing services over the next five
years. E911 allows emergency dispatchers to pinpoint
the location of callers.
Until now, wireless providers have been able to test
and report the E911 location accuracy on a regional
or statewide basis. But the new rules would require
wireless carriers to provide the FCC with local accuracy
|09/18/2007 More NTP Lawsuits
NTP Inc., the patent-owning entity that got $612
million out of a suit against BlackBerry maker Research
in Motion Ltd., has hit the nation's top four wireless
carriers with similar lawsuits.
The cases, filed last Friday in the federal district
court in Richmond, contend that the carriers infringe
on eight patents related to wireless e-mail that were
granted between 1995 and 2001 to Thomas Campana, whose
inventions became NTPs portfolio. The defendants are
AT&T Inc., Deutsche Telekom AGs T-Mobile USA,
Sprint Nextel Corp. and Verizon Wireless, a joint
venture of Verizon Communications Inc. and Vodafone
|09/17/2007 Cell Phone
Cellular phones do not pose short-term health risks,
but it remains too soon to say whether they can cause
brain cancer or whether children face greater risks
than adults, British scientists said on Wednesday.
Publishing the largest UK investigation into possible
health problems from mobile technology, scientists
said the six-year program found no evidence that short-term
mobile phone use affected brain function or could
cause brain cancer.
|09/17/2007 Mobile Phones
Not Responsible for Death of Bees
Recent claims that mobile phone signals may be responsible
for the decline in honeybee numbers have been quashed
In April Landau University in Germany suggested that
the mobile phone signals were confusing bees and leading
to their death from CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder).
The disease paralyses bees so they then die outside
the hives. It has been responsible for the deaths
of between 50 and 90 percent of commercially managed
bees in the U.S. alone.
A three-year scientific study conducted at U.S. universities
has uncovered a virus which is thought to have come
from imported bees and royal jelly and then spread
through apiaries, causing the death of the bees.
|09/16/2007 Qualcomm vs
The U.S. International Trade Commission last weekend
opened a hearing in a case in which U.S. chip maker
Qualcomm Inc accused Nokia of infringing some of its
patents in cellphones using the GSM technology.
Nokia said it was confident its products did not infringe
on Qualcomm patents in the case.
|09/11/2007 Never Forget
|09/06/2007 All Clear on
Cell Phones in Hospital
Anyone who has been inside a hospital probably has
been cut off from relatives and colleagues because
of a common rule: no cellphones. But some health care
facilities are creating wireless networks to let patients,
family members, physicians and staff members use their
|09/06/2007 Parental Controls
Provide Teen Censorship
It may be something of a teenage nightmare: limits
on when a wireless phone can make and receive calls
and to whom, restrictions on text messages and talk
time, and set allowances for ring tones and other
downloads — all at a parent's fingertips.
AT&T Inc., the nations largest wireless carrier,
will launch a service Tuesday giving parents that
kind of wide-ranging control on almost all of its
63.7 million subscriber lines.
|09/06/2007 Carriers in
Hot Water Over 911
U.S. regulators said on Thursday they had proposed
penalizing three wireless carriers which the government
says failed to meet new stricter standards for being
able to locate cellular telephone callers in an emergency.
The Federal Communications Commission said it proposed
fines totaling $2.825 million against Sprint Nextel
Corp, Alltel Corp, and United States Cellular Corp
for failing to meet the new standards.
The new standards require all carriers to ensure that
by the end of 2005, 95 percent of their subscribers
have handsets with enhancements that would enable
emergency workers to locate someone who has dialed
911 from a cellular telephone.
Carriers in Hot Water Over 911 Standards
|09/05/2007 Text Message
Source of Arrests
Malaysian police have set up a special police
task force to investigate mobile telephone text messages
amid fears they could incite racial violence, the
Star newspaper reported Friday.
The paper said police have arrested two more men
for sending the messages, taking the total to four
detained under a tough security law that allows them
to be held without trial.
The details of the text message were not released.
Text Message Imprisons Citizens
|09/04/2007 Google Patented
A SMS Payment System
A new patent application published by Google gives
a unique insight into a possible mobile version of
The Text Message Payment patent, filed on February
28th 2006, details how text messages could be used
to pay for goods from vending machines and retailers
as well as secure methods for validating larger payment
|08/28/2007 Campus Wide
Messaging Answer to Security Concerns
Many Universities are implementing campus wide messaging
using cell phones and pagers as a means to alleviate
security concerns. As students return to school they
are becoming connected to security officials using
their mobile phones and text messaging. The trend
has been comforting to parents everywhere.
|08/27/2007 Wireless Vendors
Chosen for European Launch
Apple has chosen its carriers for the iPhone launch
in Europe, according to a report published Tuesday
in the Financial Times. The report, citing unnamed
sources, said the chosen partners are T-Mobile Deutschland
for Germany, O2 in the UK, and Orange SA for France.
|08/27/2007 Stolen Wireless
Police officers in London arrested a 39-year-old
man using his laptop to access someone elses wireless
Internet connection on Tuesday. His actions could
potentially breach the Computer Misuse Act and the
Communications Act, according to a Metropolitan Police
|08/26/2007 Battery Recall
Costs Covered by Manufacturer
Matsushita Electric Industrial will cover the direct
costs of a battery recall affecting 46 million Nokia
mobile phones, which could be as high as $172 million.
MEI is the parent company of Matsushita Battery Industrial,
which manufactured the batteries.
|08/20/2007 Skype Back
Skype announced late Friday that all users could
now again log on to the voice-over-IP service, marking
the end of an outage that affected millions and lasted
more than 48 hours.
|08/20/2007 Safety Network
The US nation emergency communication system is inadequate,
and the government has come up with a solution —
a nationwide wireless broadband network that will
operate on a highly valuable portion of the publicly
While legislators and bureaucrats have embraced the
idea, they have not dedicated funds to pay for it.
For that, the plan depends on private investors.
|08/20/2007 New Sony Phone
With the launch of its K770 Cyber-shot phone, Sony
Ericsson Mobile Communications hopes to narrow the
quality gap between dedicated digital cameras and
mobile phones with integrated cameras.The phone also
includes a built-in media player, FM radio turner,
support for Bluetooth wireless, and a battery that
is good for up to 10 hours of talk time.
|08/15/2007 Nokia Batteries
Nokia warned Tuesday that up to 46 million batteries
used in some of its cell phones could be faulty and
pose a risk of overheating.
|08/15/2007 Stylish Cellphones
Trendy dorm furnishings and stylish cell phones should
spur U.S. college students and their parents to spend
nearly 9 percent more on back-to-school items this
year, according to a survey released on Tuesday.
|08/08/2007 FCC Shakeup
The Federal Communications Commission voted to shake
up the wireless market last week by approving rules
for a big airwaves auction that would require the
winner to make them accessible to any cell phone or
|08/07/2007 Chinese Mobile
Users with War Movies
Chinese mobile phone users can now download film
clips of the Korean War and stirring military anthems
to celebrate the founding of the Peoples Liberation
|08/06/2007 Priority Support
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|08/02/2007 Upgrade Reminders
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|08/02/2007 Verizon Wireless
to Buy Rural Cellular
Verizon Wireless, the No. 2 US wireless service,
said it would buy Rural Cellular Corp for $757 million
in cash to save on roaming costs and expand its customer
|08/01/2007 Book Written
on Mobile Phone
An Italian writer decided to put his mobile phone
to good use during his daily commute to and from work
-- by writing a book. Robert Bernocco, an IT professional
took advantage of his travel time by writing a 384-page
science fiction novel, Compagni di Viaggo (Fellow
Travelers), on his Nokia using the phone.
|07/27/2007 Apple iPhone
Numbers Not as Glowing as Hoped
AT&T Inc. wiped some of the glow off Apple iPhone
on Tuesday, releasing numbers that showed fewer people
than expected signed up for service in the first two
days of the multimedia cell phone's release.
AT&T the iPhone exclusive carrier said it activated
146,000 iPhones on June 29 and 30, a number that disappointed
investors following some analyst forecasts that Apple
would sell 500,000 or more iPhones in its first weekend.
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