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posted in June 2007
Multimedia capabilities include a full HTML browser, Google mobile search, a music player, and a videoconferencing feature that lets users stream live video calls.
Horizon Wi-Fi, a well-financed startup, has installed towers in nine Northeast cities and is testing the service in each city with initial users.
Verizon said its stores and kiosks will stay open until 9 p.m. Friday so customers can 'test drive' and purchase any of its 18 multimedia music devices.
The Edge network can be painfully slow; it generally operates at between 75 and 135 Kbps.
The search vendor says users can take full advantage of ISYS:web 8 features without leaving their SharePoint portals.
The UMA-based service is aimed at consumers who have dropped or are thinking of dropping their home landlines.
ThinkFree is picking up some Microsoft Office users who don't want to move to Microsoft Office 2007, says ThinkFree chief executive T. J. Kang.
Rolla P. Huff has been named president and CEO of the Internet service provider, on the heels of a $30 million first-quarter loss.
The decision, which may require additional approvals, strengthens the move to the Digital Video Broadcast-Handheld standard, which also has strong support in the U.S.
Dobson has a customer base of 1.76 million subscribers over a mostly rural 17-state area.
"The days of per-minute charges and incremental roaming fees for Wi-Fi Internet access are over," says Boingo president and CEO Dave Hagan.
Tegic's T9 predictive text input software will be mated with Nuance's speech and imaging software, the companies said.
The event triangulated three hot media subjects -- Google, Apple's iPhone, and YouTube -- and put a spotlight on the Google-Apple alliance.
A survey finds that nearly half of the respondents plan to use WiMax for e-mail, while 31% cited online media viewing and 28% cited mobile TV and music downloading.
The firm will lease 136,000 square feet in Cambridge, not far from where the firm's early code was written.
The computer that failed measures the weight of an airplane before departure. As a result, United planes were unable to take off during the incident.
Microsoft is unveiling a series of upgrades and additions to SharePoint that it believes will appeal to business users as well as to individual consumers.
The OnAir system can be used for voice calls, e-mail messages, and SMS text messages after crew members have activated the system at a certain altitude.
While integrating voice, fax, e-mail, pictures, and video is a white-hot subject, implementing their related applications has been elusive.
The new Nokia handsets are positioned in the $200 to $330 segment where Nokia has been relatively weak.
AT&T agreed to offer the cheap service in order to win regulatory approval of its acquisition of BellSouth last year.
The Andover, Mass., facility, which once employed 12,000, will be shuttered next year and nearly 300 employees will be laid off.
Navini Networks and ASUS announce plans to build subscriber modems based on the 802.16e standard.
The deal between Clearwire and DirecTV and EchoStar will let each of the three offer a strong marketing bundle of services including telephone, data, and video.
Financing issues are said to be behind the talks, although cell phone pioneer Craig McCaw's Clearwire floated a successful IPO earlier this year.
The agreement will provide Linspire users with assurance that they won't be violating any Microsoft intellectual property and patents.
Horizon Wi-Com said metro-area coverage has been completed in Boston, New York, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Buffalo, Richmond and Cincinnati.
Apple and AT&T stores have furiously been taking orders for the phone, building on Apple's success with its iPod music players.
IDC predicts worldwide PC shipments will rise 12.2% in 2007 to 256.7 million, with laptops setting the pace.
A new satellite service is designed to promote ship operations efficiency, expand on-board business to more closely reflect the home office, and boost crew morale.
Broadcom says Global Locate's GPS system can find a location in seconds rather than the several minutes it takes other systems.
Most IT professionals view their printers as indispensable and don't plan to cut down on their use.
As a developer of complex software products, Telelogic will complement IBM's ability to assist customers to develop high-quality complex systems.
Qwest had been sinking in the wake of an accounting scandal when Notebaert took over the company in 2002, and he is widely credited with stabilizing the firm.
The legislation could actually lead EU carriers to charge North American travelers higher roaming tolls to make up for lost revenue.
The team from MIT announced the light bulb breakthrough this week and called the concept "WiTricity," for wireless electricity.
The issue pits Microsoft's XML-based Office formats against the OpenDocument Format supported by the Open Document Foundation.
Investors are fighting over the proper path for the company to follow, and the future of its stake in Verizon Wireless could be up for grabs.
The new search service lets shoppers locate products in 30,000 retail stores across the U.S.
The $418.2 million acquisition will enable Ericsson to offer both prepaid and postpaid services.
Bluetooth for Windows supports Windows Vista and is designed to let PC users experience new wireless audio and entertainment capabilities.
The partnership between Rockwell Collins and Arinc hopes there eventually will be a market for their service on commercial airliners.
The 2.8-inch backlit touch screen allows scrolling and browsing of Internet pages, documents, and contact lists.
Kids, on average, are beginning to use electronic gadgets at age 6.7, which is a drop from 8.1 years in 2005, according to NPD Group.
Avaya said it has 50 days to solicit a better offer from a third party.
The module supports mainstream operating system drivers including Windows XP, Windows Vista, and various Linux offerings.
Service provider InfoGin is also supplying key Web-to-mobile content in the application.
The deal with private equity firm Elevation Partners is expected to bring more music to Palm's future product development.
Apple is reported to have turned to longtime manufacturer Quanta Computer to ramp up production.
The handsets come loaded with access to advanced wireless features, including AT&T Mobile Music, Cellular Video, MobiTV, MobiRadio, and Bluetooth technology.
After winning a patent infringement case, Broadcom now accuses Qualcomm of concealing more than 35,000 incriminating documents during the trial.