Clearwire claims it has transformed Portland into the fastest unwired city in
the West, making the city home to one of the first 4G WiMAX wireless
broadband services in the world, called Clear. With Clear, consumers and
businesses can access the Internet wirelessly, at broadband speeds ─ at
home, in the office, around the Portland metro area, and on the go.
Clear's mobile, residential and business plans can be purchased by the day or
by the month, and do not require long term service contracts. Home Internet
service plans start at $20 per month, while mobile Internet plans start at
$30 per month. Additional savings are available for customers that purchase
both home and mobile Internet services or that sign up for a two-year service
Clear broadband delivers up to 6 Mbps download speeds with the Clear
residential modem, while mobile Internet customers can ... (more)
(March 21, 2002) - If you live in San Diego, the future arrived for you
today. Verizon Wireless customers there are the first mobile phone users in
the entire USA to be able to download entertainment, gaming, information,
communications, and productivity applications onto their phones over the air
using QUALCOMM's Binary Runtime Environment for Wireless (BREW).
Some of the first applications offered include popular games such as EA
Sports' Tiger Woods PGA Tour Golf and JAMDAT Bowling from JAMDAT Mobile Inc.,
entertainment services such as Mattel, Inc.'s Magic 8 Ball, and musical ... (more)
The Wherify GPS Locator is, shall we say, the Mr. Hyde side of location-based
technologies, but let's not forget that many people around the world are
already talking too about their Dr. Jekyll side.
Some companies already use RF tags (similar to those used to tag pets) in
workwear to track employees through their factories. This can be used to
track each time the wearer of a garment goes to the restroom, has a coffee
break, cigarette break, moves from one area to another, and so on.
In Hong Kong, an aptly named firm called the Pinpoint Company offers
employers a service whereby t... (more)
(April 15, 2003) - The Service Availability Forum, an industry coalition of
communications and computing companies, has released the Application
Interface Specification (AIS). This is the SA Forum's second open interface
specification enabling carrier-grade platforms, middleware and applications
to deliver critical elements needed for High Availability (HA) services.
This Application Interface Specification standardizes the interface between
SA Forum compliant HA middleware and customer applications This Application
Interface Specification specifies the key standards for use in imp... (more)
By the end of this month or early November, any Korean phone user with a
passion for pixels will be able to invest 1 million Korean won (US $876) in
the world's first 5-megapixel camera phone.
Samsung claims the new phone, the SCH-S250, is as good as a high-end digital
Kim Hun-bae, vice president of mobile research and development at Samsung,
said at a presentation in Seoul: "The biggest difference between a digital
camera and a camera phone is that the latter gets less light due to a smaller
lens, thus resulting in inferior picture quality."
While phone from rivals like ... (more)