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15 November 2005

Companies Hope to Standardize Linux for Mobile Phones

PalmSource and Orange, along with eight other companies, are currently collaborating on a project to standardize the open source Linux operating system to run on a variety of different mobile phones.

14 November 2005

Most Low-End Laptops Leave out Wireless

Many computer hardware companies are trying to corner the low-end computing markets with very low cost, stripped down laptops. It is an unfortunate fact that wireless connectivity is often a feature that goes neglected in such models.

Google Proposes Mountain View Wi-Fi Network

Google has announced plans to use its home city of Mountain View, California as a testing ground to prove the social and financial benefits of providing customers with free wireless internet connections.

13 November 2005

Microsoft and Cisco Team Up to Support VoIP

In an effort to make VoIP more accessible to the average user, Cisco and Microsoft have announced that they will be supporting the methodology of Interactive Connectivity Establishment (ICE), which allows for better communication between networks.

Comparison Shopping Improves Satisfaction

The results of a recent cell phone satisfaction survey suggest that customers who comparison-shop for mobile devices will most likely be happier with their purchases in the long term.

Google Expresses Concern about US Telecom Legislation

Several members of the American Energy and Commerce Committee are attempting to force a draft legislation that would make it easier for telephone companies to move in to the internet video industry.

12 November 2005

US Government Concerned about RIM Lawsuit

The American government has expressed concerns regarding the ongoing patent infringement case against Ontario-based Research in Motion, and its popular BlackBerry mobile computing device.

Could Apple be planning a new iPhone?

Piper Jaffray analyst, Gene Munster remains decidedly optimistic about Apple’s share price, and predicts a variety of future innovations by the company, including a possible Apple-manufactured iTunes Phone.

New Wireless Transmitter Will Disable Cell Phone Bombs

US Defense equipment contractor, Raytheon, has recently filed an international patent application for a transmitter that prevents remotely controlled cell phone bombs from detonating.

SBC to Take over AT&T as Early as Next Week

AT&T has announced plans to pay its shareholders a special one-time dividend of $1.30 a share as soon as its merger with SBC Communications is finalized, which could happen as early as next Friday.

11 November 2005

Samsung Introduces Mobile VoIP Application

Samsung has introduced its latest enterprise-level wireless application, called OfficeServ Wireless, which is designed to transfer voice data over a wireless VoIP connection.

O2 Subsidiary Launches Europe’s First Super 3G Network

Wholly-owned O2 subsidiary, Manx Telecom, has officially launched what it says is Eurpoe’s first High Speed Downlink Packet Access (HSDPA) network, which offers super fast 3G wireless data capabilities.

Canadian Wireless Providers Plan Mobile Payment Service

Three of Canada’s top wireless providers have recently come to an agreement this week on a joint venture that will allow customers to make payments via their mobile phones.

ROKR Discounted by $100

After dismally poor performance for the past several weeks, Cingular Wireless has decided to cut the price of the Motorola RORK phone by a drastic 40%.

10 November 2005

High Speed BlackBerry Coming to Canada

Research in Motion has just announced that the BlackBerry 8700r wireless handheld device will become available to Canadian consumers, starting on November 29th.

Falcon Broadband to Launch G6-Powered VoIP Service

Colorado cable and wireless service provider, Falcon Broadband, has announced the pending release of a new VoIP service, which will run on the G6 Universal Media Gateway.

New VoIP Option for Mac Users

i2Telecom International Inc. has recently announced the release of a new version of its VoiceStick Softphone service specifically for Macintosh computers.

FCC Relaxes VoIP 911 Deadline

The American FCC has slightly relaxed their position on VoIP 911 emergency compliance rules, ruling that VoIP providers don’t have to cut off service to customers in areas that aren’t properly covered. They will not, however, be able to add any new customers in these areas until coverage is brought up to standard.

VoIP: The Ongoing Telecom Revolution

Although it is still a developing technology, VoIP broadband telephony has become increasingly popular over the last couple of years. According to In-Stat, the number of VoIP subscribers in the US will likely be over 3.2 million by the end of this year.

09 November 2005

Motorola Invests in Mobile Fuel Cell Company

Motorola has made a strategic investment in Tekion Inc., a Canadian company that develops batteries and hybrid fuel cells for mobile phones.

Free VoIP without the PC

Taiwan-based Accton Technology yesterday unveiled its new Skype-friendly Wi-Fi phone, called the SkyFone WM1185-T.

CSR Announces Possible IPO

Canadian Satellite Radio (CSR) is planning to open up an opportunity for those who wish to invest in the emerging industry of commercial-free satellite radio in Canada.

Telus Workers to Vote on Another Contract Proposal

Less than two weeks after Telus workers rejected their employer’s contract proposal, a revised offer has been proposed by the company.

Instant Messaging Applications Face Increased Security Threats

The number of threats being targeted towards instant messaging applications has soared in the past year.

08 November 2005

Google and Yahoo Plan Further Wireless Web Expansion

Google and Yahoo are both currently making plans to further expand into mobile communication markets, by extending a number of their internet based services to cell phone users.

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