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MobiTV, the world's first television network for mobile phones, announced at SYS-CON.TV that it has launched its live television service on Cingular Wireless, the largest wireless carrier in the U.S. Cingular is offering MobiTV on exclusive handsets such as the breakthrough RAZR to the affordable Motorola V180. For MobiTV, this launch marks a significant milestone as the company moves into its second year of operations distributing its service on two of the nation's largest carriers. Within the past 60 days, the company has effectively doubled its potential market in the U.S. through an October launch on AT&T Wireless' mMode service, prior to AT&T's acquisition by Cingular, and today's launch on Cingular's MEdia Net service. The newest television distribution medium since Satellite TV, MobiTV will be available to Cingular Wireless subscribers using the Nokia 6620, Mot... (more)

Sybase iAnywhere New Mobile Security Capabilities Address Growing Concerns Over Malware, Hackers and Viruses

Sybase iAnywhere announced that it has expanded its mobile security portfolio to include handheld antivirus and firewall capabilities. Sybase Information Anywhere Suite’s Afaria management and security solution will be enhanced with antivirus and firewall technology, addressing growing concern over an increase in malware, viruses, hackers and spam targeting handheld devices. These new security components, combined with Afaria’s mobile device authentication and encryption technology, provide complete protection for Windows Mobile, Symbian and Blackberry mobile devices ... (more)

"A Little Wi-Fi with Your Latte, Sir?"

Now that wireless LANs are spreading rapidly in offices, schools, and homes, it came as a bit of a shock in September to hear the chief technology and development officer of wireless LAN "hotspot" provider MobileStar, Ali Tabassi, telling the world that his company was having to suddenly suspend their operations. Dallas-based MobileStar's recipe for wireless success was to exploit "Wi-Fi" (the term now popularly given to the IEEE 802.11b standard) and thereby make itself the largest independent wireless LAN hotspot provider, giving wireless Internet access of up to 5MB/s at sele... (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)

Sharp’s Zaurus, the First Linux® and Java™-based PDA from a Major Manufacturer, Will Lead in Market Share; Zaurus also Becomes

(April 29, 2002) - In a report this week, MobileWeek projected that by 2004, Linux-based PDAs will represent 12% of the entire U.S. PDA market, and that the Sharp Zaurus PDA line will account for 82% of those unit shipments. In the first quarter of 2002, Sharp catapulted to the #5 position among all PDA manufacturers, shipping just under 150,000 units worldwide. MobileWeek also projects total U.S. shipments for all PDAs in 2004 will reach 13.5 million units. Palm OS-based devices will continue to be the market share leader in unit volume with 48% market share, driven by the sub-$... (more)