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Capital Markets: Nokia acquisitions, Qualcomm dividends and more

Adtran Inc. reported first-quarter results, including a 15% increase in sales to $127 million from $110 million during the first quarter of 2009. Net income increased 20% to $18.2 million, or 29 cents per share, compared with net income of $15.2 million, or 24...

Capital Markets: AT&T declares quarterly dividend

Editor's Note: The following is a list of financial news and notes from the telecommunications industry announced over the past two weeks. Please send along financial news for inclusion in this feature to: [email protected]&T Inc. declared a quarterly dividend of 42 cents per share...

Capital Markets: AT&T declares quarterly dividend

Editor's Note: The following is a list of financial news and notes from the telecommunications industry announced over the past two weeks. Please send along financial news for inclusion in this feature to: [email protected]&T Inc. declared a quarterly dividend of 42 cents per share...

Holiday shopping season off to a promising start

Is the wireless industry set to receive a gift-wrapped present from consumers this year, or will the lingering economic malaise result in a lump of coal for carriers? With the first “official” week of the holiday shopping season 2009 in the books, a mixed-bag...

Reader Forum: 4G to the rescue; challenge for app stores

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reader Forum section. In an attempt to broaden our interaction with our readers we have created this forum for those with something meaningful to say to the wireless industry. We want to keep this as open as possible,...

Novarra powers VZW mobile Web access

Verizon Wireless launched a new Web site capability that allows its customers to access the Web from their mobile phones using its Mobile Web service and get the same sites they would get using their personal computers.The Optimized View for Mobile Web is enabled...

Developers look for happy medium for mobile Web

Traditional Web sites are often lost in translation on mobile phones. So developers are hoping to bridge the disconnect between wireless phones and the Internet by building a "middle Web."The emergence of Apple Inc.'s iPhone has spawned a flurry of activity by developers looking...

Mowser set to expire: Founder: 80% of site’s traffic was porn-related

Mowser is dead. But forensics has yet to indicate whether the business's demise is a sign of an epidemic or simply a predictable casualty of the tumultuous wireless Web space.Russell Beattie, a former mobile developer for Yahoo Inc., launched Mowser just a year ago...

Sprint Nextel updates mobile Web browser: Move designed to allow access to all Web content

Sprint Nextel Corp. last week rolled out an updated Web browser designed to deliver "a PC-like experience" on mobile phones. But not everyone is impressed.The carrier announced plans to launch Openwave Systems Inc.'s OpenWeb, a browser that transcodes Internet content for the small screens...

Sprint Nextel launches Openwave’s transcoding service : Made-for-mobile sites must be registered with carrier

Sprint Nextel Corp. is touting an updated Web browser designed to deliver "a PC-like experience" on mobile phones. But some users aren't impressed.The carrier announced plans to launch Openwave Systems Inc.'s OpenWeb, a browser that transcodes Internet content for the small screens and limited...

InfoGin finding success in crowded mobile browser market

While Opera Software ASA continues to attract attention with its mobile browsers and a host of startups go directly to consumers with their transcoding technology, InfoGin is quietly making headway by cozying up to carriers.The 8-year-old Israel-based startup notched its first big win in...

Mozilla’s Firefox skitters into crowded mobile browser space

Mozilla Corp. is looking to jump onto the mobile browser playground with a version of its popular open-source Firefox offering.The Mountain View, Calif.-based developer is stepping up its wireless efforts, expanding its team of developers and building an application that will run Firefox extensions...

Novarra to transcode for Yahoo’s oneSearch

Yahoo Inc. has tapped Chicago's Novarra Inc. to provide transcoding technology for its oneSearch offering.Novarra, which powers mobile Internet services for a handful of wireless services providers-including bankrupt mobile virtual network operator Amp'd Mobile Inc.-will provide technology that customizes Web pages for mobile phones....

Microsoft updates MSN Mobile portal

Microsoft Corp. overhauled its MSN Mobile portal, adding services and simplifying the user interface.The software giant said the new site, mobile.msn.com, incorporates MSN services such as Hotmail, Live Messenger, Windows Live Spaces and Live Search. The portal features one-click access to e-mail and other...

Novarra wins Vodafone contract in U.K.

Vodafone U.K. has tapped Novarra to transcode Internet content for mobile phones.Novarra will provide a hosted service that automatically transforms Web content to fit specific handset capabilities such as screen size and memory. The technology also optimizes the speed and usability of the Internet...

Browsing wireless Web often disappointing

If checking out the Internet on a PC can be called surfing, browsing the wireless Web is more akin to hunting snipe in a briar patch: it's arduous, painful, and sure to leave you disappointed.The fixed-line Internet has evolved to offer a remarkably standardized...

Microsoft trials ‘Deepfish’ mobile Internet browser

Microsoft Corp. showcased a new Web browser that customizes Web pages for smartphone screens.The browser, dubbed Deepfish, delivers small images of Web sites, retrieving detailed information as needed when a user zooms in on part of a page. The technology is designed to replicate...

Bad wave: Surfing the wireless Web a real bummer

If checking out the Internet on a PC can be called surfing, browsing the wireless Web is more akin to hunting snipe in a briar patch: it's arduous, painful, and sure to leave you disappointed.The fixed-line Internet has evolved to offer a remarkably standardized...

Opera, Samsung team for Web browsing

Opera Software ASA continued to gain momentum with a deal to embed its wireless browser on handsets from Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.The developer said the South Korean manufacturer will use Opera Mobile, which formats Internet content for small screens by stripping out data-heavy graphics...

Opera expands to Palm, BlackBerry

OSLO, Norway—Opera Software ASA increased support for its wireless Web browser, making Opera Mini available for Palm OS-powered handsets and Research In Motion Ltd.’s BlackBerry-enabled devices. Opera launched a Java-based version of its PC browser in February and claims the downloadable offering is used...

.mobi opens for public

DUBLIN, Ireland-Those waiting anxiously for a .mobi domain needn't wait any longer. The company behind the controversial, mobile-exclusive top-level domain opened registration, allowing the general public to register wireless Internet sites with the suffix. Mobile Top Level Domain Ltd., which manages the domain, hopes...

.mobi opens for public

DUBLIN, Ireland—Those waiting anxiously for a .mobi domain needn’t wait any longer. The company behind the controversial, mobile-exclusive top-level domain opened registration today, allowing the general public to register wireless Internet sites with the suffix. Mobile Top Level Domain Ltd., which manages the domain,...

DotMobi deadline extension harbinger of slow registrations?

The company working to establish a mobile-exclusive Internet domain is hoping to lure customers by extending its initial registration period. DotMobi-also known as mTLD, or mobile Top Level Domain Ltd.-said it will extend the trademark sunrise registration by a month, allowing companies to lay...

.mobi coming to phone near you

Content providers and big-name brands soon will be able to target consumers with a new Internet domain exclusively for wireless use. For some industry insiders, though, the question is, why?Mobile Top Level Domain Ltd. (mTLD) said it will launch the .mobi domain next month,...

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