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Partnerships: U Mobile and RIM; ZTE and ChinaTel partner in Peru; and more

U Mobile Sdn Bhd and Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) partner to launch BlackBerry solution for U Mobile customers in Malaysia. The BlackBerry solution will bring together smart phones, software and services to allow easy wireless access to industry-leading e-mail and messaging, social networking,...

Financial ratings wrap-up: Sprint Nextel, Aruba, American Tower and more

The following list includes ratings changes and financial information for wireless companies announced this week by investment-banking and financial-services firms.Carrier--Credit Suisse First Boston lowered its estimates on Leap Wireless to a loss of $1.03 from breakeven for 2008 due to a reduction in EBITDA...

Nortel enhances mobile enterprise software line

SANTA CLARA, Calif.-Nortel Networks Ltd. unveiled several enhancements to its Office Anywhere product, adding instant messaging and e-mail capabilities and expanding accessibility to internal business applications for mobile workers.The technology company teamed with Research in Motion Ltd. to launch new versions of its Multimedia...

Palm reports solid earnings

SANTA CLARA, Calif.-Personal digital assistant giant Palm Inc. reported solid earnings in line with investor expectations and company projections, evidence the company has reined in its costs and cash management.Palm reported revenue for the fourth quarter, ended May 31, of $233 million and a...

Palm uses Access browser for new Palm OS version

TOKYO-The new version of Palm Inc.'s operating system will use the same wireless Internet browser technology that NTT DoCoMo's i-mode wireless data service uses.Palm signed a deal with software company Access, which provides the browser for the popular i-mode service and will include the...

AMD launches new mobile processor

SUNNYVALE, Calif.—AMD said it has unveiled a new mobile Athlon XP processor that delivers high performance and requires low power to notebooks."The launch of the mobile AMD Athlon XP processors based on 0.13 micron technology on Socket A consolidates the company's position in the...

Verizon offers Mobile Web Plus

BEDMINSTER, N.J.—Verizon Wireless introduced its Mobile Web Plus service, a wireless e-mail and Internet access service for use on the Kyocera QCP6035 smartphone.The service provides access to up to six e-mail accounts; attachment previews supporting Microsoft Word and Excel, Corel, WordPerfect and PDF files;...

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WCitiesLocation-based information service provider WCities launched a geo-coded wireless service that provides location-specific information to individual users' cell phones. According to Tan Rasab, the company's chief executive officer, with the service, cell-phone and PDA users can find whatever they're looking for anywhere in the...

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Handsets/devicesToshiba Toshiba plans to launch its first personal digital assistant (PDA) in Japan next month and in the United States the fourth quarter of this year. The Genio PDA will run on Microsoft's Pocket PC operating system and a 206 MHz StrongArm processor from...

PC-EPhone offers combination PDA phone

SAN DIEGO-Wireless start-up PC-EPhone Inc. today released its new integrated personal digital assistant/CDMA phone, a device the company said was two years in the making.The PC-EPhone initially will be sold for wireless data only, and features a 640 x 480 color screen, a...

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Cellemetry L.L.C.Numerex Corp. announced that its subsidiary, Cellemetry L.L.C., will incorporate Ida Corp.'s Global Trakit Data Center in its Cellemetry network, enabling automatic vehicle location and remote asset management. According to Geoff Girdler, head of the Numerex wireless communication group, "This powerful tool for...

Bluetooth News

Cambridge Silicon Radio introduced its MicroSira and CompactSira development tools for integrating Bluetooth functionality into a range of personal computer and personal digital assistant applications. Both products contain CSR's single chip solution, BlueCore01 and development software.Transilica Inc.'s OneChip Bluetooth lower and upper protocol stacks...

BEA expands Certicom relationship

HAYWARD, Calif.-E-business infrastructure software company BEA Systems Inc. expanded its relationship with Certicom to include the company's SSL Plus secure socket product for BEA's WebLogic E-Business Server.BEA also licensed Certicom's WTLS Plus for use in its future mobile commerce products.

InHand rolls out fingertip-sized platform

By combining low power, high performance and small size on one platform, InHand Electronics hopes to simplify the making and use of wireless handhelds.The product, called Fingertip to reflect its focus on size, was unveiled last week at Microsoft's Windows Embedded Developers' Conference.Fingertip offers...

Wireless plays at Comdex

LAS VEGAS-The computer industry is ready to stake its claim in the wireless market, evidenced by a range of announcements at this year's Fall Comdex show.Various PDA manufacturers and service providers made significant announcements at Comdex. And while wireless was but a footnote for...

Products

Amrel SystemsAmrel Systems Inc. released a more powerful version of its Rocky II+ ruggedized mobile notebook computer, certified under MIL-STD 810E, MIL-STD 461C and IP54, offering an Intel Pentium III processor at speeds up to 650 MHz. Amrel said the faster processor provides better...

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Analog DevicesAnalog Devices Inc. introduced the AD9226, a 12-bit, 65 MSPS analog-to-digital converter designed to increase data rates and enable direct intermediate frequency-sampling architectures for communications applications, including next-generation cellular base station and software radio applications. Analog Devices said the key to the AD9226...

Lifeclinic.com puts health info on handheld devices

REDMOND, Wash.-Lifeclinic.com Corp. announced wireless access to the company's consumer Web site, enabling customers to access information from wireless handheld devices including Web-enabled cell phones and personal digital assistants.The service will allow members to access their blood pressure, weight and pulse records, as well...

Socket, Axis agree to deliver Bluetooth networking solutions

MONTE CARLO, Monaco - Socket Communications Inc. and Axis Communications of Sweden have agreed to deliver end-to-end networking solutions incorporating Bluetooth wireless technology, providing mobile computer users with broadband wireless access points to ethernet networks.The agreement covers Socket's Personal Network Card, a plug-in card...

VIEWPOINT: Great Aunt Agatha

Great Aunt Agatha has never really come to terms with electricity. She keeps buying dummy plugs to insert into any unused electricity socket she can find. "If you leave the socket open, the electricity could leak out," she explains, "and electricity is dangerous."She also...

Wireless add-ons part of Microsoft Pocket platform

Microsoft Corp. released its Pocket PC platform for handheld personal computers powered by its Windows CE operating system.Microsoft hardware partners Casio Computer Co. Ltd., Compaq Computer Corp., Hewlett-Packard Co. and Symbol Technologies Inc. each introduced devices using the platform. Prices for the new devices...

AERIS.NET NABS CONTRACTS WITH MONITORING APPS

SAN JOSE, Calif.-Aeris.net announced several agreements at the Wireless I.T. show last week, including the deployment of its Microburst cellular control channel technology by Echoport Inc. and NeoTech Products Inc.Echoport licensed the technology to introduce a wireless data imaging solution for remote information acquisition...

MICROSOFT, SOCKET OFFER INDEPENDENT SOLUTION TO MAKE LAPTOPS GO WIRELESS

Microsoft Corp. teamed with Socket Communications Inc. to introduce the Microsoft Communications Kit-a carrier-independent solution designed to wirelessly enable laptop or palmtop computers running Windows or Windows CE using data-enabled wireless phones as modems.Using either a cable attachment or infrared port connection, users can...

PRODUCTS

XircomXircom Inc. announced a new product line called CompactCard, which it said extends wireless connectivity for Windows CE handheld computers. CompactCard is a series of Type II CompactFlash cards that give Windows CE devices access to Ethernet, modem and Global System for Mobile communications...

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