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Tira Wireless will be adding support for Microsoft Windows Mobile to the Tira Jump Product Suite. With broad support for multiple mobile operating systems and content types, users of the Tira Jump Product Suite will be able to quickly adapt and manage mobile content for deployment on diverse handsets available in the market today, the company says. The Windows Mobile platform powers more than 100 devices available worldwide from mobile operators such as Cingular, Orange, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile. The Tira Jump Product Suite enables mobile content developers and publishers to control, adapt, optimize and deploy mobile applications – from simple puzzles to complex multiplayer, multilevel, highly networked games and applications – across more than 500 different handsets, Tira says, in a variety of international languages and mobile operator networks. Wind... (more)

Spirent Builds on Ethernet Test Leadership with New WLAN Test Capability | @CloudExpo @Spirent #Cloud

Spirent Communications has announced the availability of Spirent TestCenter WLAN test capability, with the highest-performing and most realistic 802.11 wireless local area network (WLAN) multi-client emulation scenarios available on the market today. Spirent TestCenter WLAN is used for functionality and performance testing of Access Points (APs) and end-to-end testing of WLAN ecosystems that include WLAN access controllers and gateways. It emulates a large number of realistic WLAN clients through both in-chassis Ethernet and WLAN test ports. There are more than a dozen applicatio... (more)

The Great European Mobile Business Opportunity

(March 19,2002) Okay, now for another pop quiz. Shifting our focus to Europe, this time… . Two million of them were sold in Europe last year and that number is widely expected to increase by a massive 25% in 2002. What are they? PDA devices, of course. This is why Fujitsu Siemens Computers chose the annual CeBIT technology show in Hannover, Germany, to officially unveil - at long last - their Pocket LOOX device, complete with color screen and Microsoft Pocket PC 2002 operating system. With 64MB of RAM and an Intel ARM-based Xscale processor, it's the fastest, most-powerful Pocket... (more)

Nextel, Sun Microsystems, and Motorola Launch University Wireless Developer Contest

(September 9, 2002) - Nextel Communications Inc., Sun Microsystems, Inc., and Motorola, Inc. are offering more than $45,000 in scholarships or grants, wireless handsets, and prizes to students who develop the best J2ME applications tailored specifically to making university life easier. For example, Java applications could include student and faculty directories and the ability to download class test scores on wireless handsets. The first-ever nationwide "University Wireless Developer Contest" runs from September through November 1, 2002. Contestants will be judged on the releva... (more)

Wireless Voice and Broadband Access Unlocks Local Line Grip on Consumers

(October 31, 2002) - Access lines are declining in penetration and revenues, according to a study by the Yankee Group. The research firm cites two factors as primary contributors to this decline: increased penetration of wireless services and growing broadband adoption. Roughly 3 percent of wireless households have completely replaced their landline with a wireless phone. Meanwhile, the penetration of broadband is expected to reach 37 percent of U.S. households by 2006. That translates into broadband households giving up their additional lines in exchange for high-speed access. T... (more)