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Wireless Walks in Wirelines Shoes

Those of you that were in the long-distance business for a while probably recall the pricing evolution from metered (distance-sensitive) to per-minute to free nights and weekends to friends & family to flat-rate minute buckets to flat-rate unlimited. I find it amusing that the wireless industry is now following a similar trajectory. Low-cost nights and […]

Courtesy Call

Better late than never. That may be an old axiom, but tardiness generally is considered discourteous and can wear on even the best of relationships. Oops Im Late!, a new mobile phone application, can help busy, and occasionally tardy, mobile workers preserve their business associations by notifying the people with whom they are scheduled to […]

Lead Users to the Wireless Promised Land

Best-in-class organizations have two times less staff than other organizations to manage the wireless device lifecycle, according to a recent study by Aberdeen Group. The research firm says the discrepancy is because those companies have well-documented wireless policies to ensure accountability and compliance. Could it be that they also have access to better resources such […]

Open Airwaves

The FCC veered from its recent pro-bigbusiness course in July when it approved rules that will, in part, foster innovation and bring new players to the broadband wireless market. At their monthly meeting, commissioners laid out the requirements for the upcoming 700MHz spectrum auction. The bandwidth will open up in early 2009 as TV broadcasters […]

Nokia Device Business Posts Strong Q2, NSN Stumbles

Nokia and Nokia Siemens Networks said Thursday its second quarter net income more than doubled, on the strength of a 29 percent jump in handset shipments, beating its forecast. However, after this first reporting quarter for the newly combined network company, NSN does not expect to achieve the double-digit profitability it was hoping for. Taken […]

700MHz Club Members Tussle Over Open Access

The FCC will unveil its rules for the upcoming 700MHz spectrum auction within the next few weeks; in the meantime, companies continue to argue how they, and consumers, should be able to use the wavelength. What stands out is the push for open device access Skype and Google Inc. have led the fight for Carterfone-like […]

Air Time

Palm Develops Smartphone CompanionPalm Inc. recently released Palm Foleo, its smartphone companion product with a large screen and full-size keyboard for viewing and editing documents that reside on a PDA. The Foleo keeps information updated by staying synchronized automatically or manually with the smartphone. Foleo mobile companions work with Palms Treo smartphones, the Palm OS […]

Death of Desktop IP Phones Looms

Long ago, many people viewed VoIP as simply a low-cost, low-quality alternative to POTS. People were prepared to accept uncertainty about connections, audible distortions and conversation-impeding delays in order to talk to people on the other side of the world via the Internet for a tiny fraction of the cost they would have paid their […]

Readying for Apples iPhone

You may have heard that the iPhone is set to arrive this week. The sleek little $500 device will be available June 29 and is getting its close-up in Time magazine, Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal, while generating a bevy of press relations announcements from partner vendors and starring in a series of demo […]

iPhone Due June 29

Apple Inc.s iPhone will be released June 29 according to TV and Internet commercials the company began airing over the weekend. The much anticipated device, which will include Web, phone and iPod capabilities, will cost $499 for a 4GB version and $599 for the 6GB product. AT&T Inc. will be the exclusive carrier for the […]

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