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Articles by W. David Gardner
posted in November 2007
Google's Open Handset Alliance and its use of Apache V2 public license, could prove as a proof-of-concept for some companies, ABI analysts suggest.
Motorola, which once had dominated the market, had dropped to third place behind Samsung.
The news somewhat trumps any announcement scheduled by Apple CEO Steve Jobs at the January Macworld conference.
The European Commission has estimated that free access to the 900 MHz frequencies will cut costs by 40% and achieve a 40% gain in coverage as well.
VoIP provider 8x8 launched the low-cost international long-distance mobile calling service less than two weeks ago.
Just before the countrywide release, the telecom is offering the coveted mobile phone in a standalone version without a service plan for $519 less than T-Mobile.
Previously, Google operated its own manufacturing and assembling operation for its yellow rack server while Super Micro Computer manufactured the Google Mini.
Samsung expects the RFID chip will initially be designed into card-type readers that plug into mobile handsets.
The acquisition of Homestead will help Intuit offer Web site creation and online commerce services.
The development follows a decision by a U.S. District Court judge that found Qualcomm infringed Broadcom's patents.
The Circuit City deal includes an all-in-one printer, a wireless Wi-Fi router, Norton Internet security software, and a Compaq Presario laptop running Vista.
A hearing is scheduled for Thursday in a Hamburg court on Deutsche Telekom's appeal of the injunction won by Vodafone that forced the unbundling of the iPhone.
The company will offer the iPhone for 999 euros ($1,480) without a contract and for 399 euros with a two-year contract.
The NPD Group says third quarter sales were $3.2 billion, with sales of smartphones increasing by 163%.
A Google-Skype partnership would make sense on some levels because the companies have teamed up on some major issues.
German courts have issued a restraining order prohibiting the sale of the iPhone, and Deutsche Telekom won't comment on the issue.
EarthLink CEO Rolla Huff says the company has decided against making "significant further investments" in municipal Wi-Fi systems.
The company has installed 260 switches in 66 countries with the financial and technical help of Intel and Deutsche Telekom.
The search engine indexes users on IT networks and can deliver a variety of answers ranging from how many are active on a site to how much memory they are using.
Garmin gave up trying to buy the digital data map provider and instead signed a six-year extension to its existing agreement with Navteq.
The free CBS Mobile Zone will cover a 20-block area from Times Square to Central Park and from 6th Avenue to 8th Avenue.
Many service and equipment providers already have been targeting their R&D toward implementing LTE on FSM networks.
The deployment is a partnership of Canada's Redline, South Africa's RapidCloud Technology, and Tanzania's Hotspot Business Solutions.
China Mobile's successful test of a cell phone station on the world's highest mountain is a prelude to the 2008 Olympic Games' torch relay to Beijing.
Verizon Business is upgrading network circuits in the U.S. and rolling out an optical transport network to connect major European cities.
However, as many as 20 additional disputes between Qualcomm and Nokia remain unresolved.
While iPhone owners entered text as rapidly as QWERTY owners, they made significantly more texting errors, according to a report from User Centric.
Firethorn connects financial institutions and wireless operators in a platform that in turn links to consumers' wireless devices.
Vodafone executives are now interested in adding to its ownership stakes in ventures in Europe, Africa, and Vietnam.
The filing places the company in danger of defaulting on $890 million in loans.
Prosecutors argued that Nacchio dumped his Qwest stock on the basis of dire reports he had just received, which was why he was convicted of insider trading.
Qwest has partnered with psychologist Linda Young, who offers advice on dealing with the online activities of children.
Net profits jumped 84% to $1.13 billion while revenue rose to $2.31 billion, up about 15% versus last year's fourth quarter.
Sprint says it remains on track for a 'soft launch' of its WiMax service in 2008, but that it's reviewing its plans.
Parent company Deutsche Telekom is in a good position to capitalize on the iPhone launch in Germany and worldwide with Google's Open Handset Alliance.
Vonage reported a loss of $161.8 million for its third quarter, but continued to add new subscribers and predicted it will have an operating profit next year.
The partnership will combine Vodafone services with Nokia's handsets starting next year.
What really clinches sales, the company says, is the price of calls -- 1.5 cents to the U.K and not much more to other international points.
Time Warner's net income dropped 53% to $1.09 billion, while AOL's dropped 24% to $428 million.
The stock performance is the largest high tech offering since Google went public in 2004, yet it remains off limits to U.S. investors until December.
CTIA and Public Knowledge, normally on opposite sides on wireless issues, are each hailing Google's mobile phone brainchild -- for very different reasons.
Nortel's Enterprise Solutions unit reported $671 million in revenue for the quarter, a jump of 18% over the year-earlier quarter.
The eagerly-awaited announcement demonstrated that Google can attract supporters to its effort even when they appear to be at cross-purposes with each other.
EqualLogic shipped its first products in June 2003 and now has more than 3,200 customers.
Much of the investment through 2012 will be focused on EMC's new research center in Beijing.
The company's upcoming service in the U.K. will let GSM mobile phone users make free calls to any SIP-enabled user.
A merger between the two had been predicted for months because the companies serve different groups of customers.
Securent markets a distributed policy platform that lets businesses administer, enforce, and audit access to data, communications, and applications.
The investments are heavily weighted toward joint ventures and include an investment of $17.5 million in Alibaba.com.
Sprint's quarterly results included $31 million in operating expenses and $73 million in capital investments associated with its WiMax deployment.