Archive for August, 2007

Linux and Smartphones — Til’ Death do us part?

Over the next 5 years, Linux is expected to be the fastest growing Smartphone OS with a compound annual growth rate in excess of 75%. A recent study from ABI Research forecasts the Linux-based OS to account for nearly 31% of all smart devices in the market by 2012 — representing more than 331 million […]

Alltel Sold to Goldman Sachs

NEW YORK, Aug 29 (Reuters) - U.S. rural wireless service provider Alltel Corp (AT.N: Quote, Profile, Research) said on Wednesday that its shareholders approved the company’s sale to private equity firms TPG Capital and Goldman Sachs Capital Partners.
Results from a special meeting showed around 97 percent of votes were cast in favor of the purchase. […]

Sprint Makes $5 Billion Committment To WiMAX

Sprint Nextel today announced plans to spend as much as $5 billion by the end of 2010 on a new network based on the emerging high-speed wireless technology known as WiMAX.
WiMAX is a wireless technology that Sprint wants to use to blanket entire cities, enabling wireless Internet access on everything from cell phones and laptops […]

Nokia & Microsoft Team Up On Mobile Media

Cell phone giant Nokia will start to use Microsoft’s copy protection software to boost the use of wireless entertainment, like music and videos, the two companies said today.
Microsoft’s PlayReady technology allows users of Nokia cell phones to share protected pieces of content - like music, games or videos - between phones, PCs and other devices. […]

Google Builds Own Cell Phone

Google has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in a prototype cell phone that could reach markets within a year, and is courting U.S. and European mobile operators, The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday.
Showing the prototype to cell phone manufacturers and network operators, Google continues to hone the technical specifications that will allow the […]