Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Verizon Buys i wireless Roaming Partner, Plans to Convert Network to CDMA

i wireless roaming partner West Virginia Wireless has been purchased by Verizon Wireless. Verizon has announced that they will convert the network to CDMA over the next 15 months. The impact on i wireless' roaming coverage will be minimal. To see West Virginia Wireless' native coverage, click here.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Top Seven Trends for 2007 in the Smartphone Market

Handango, the world's leading provider of smartphone content, makes these top seven predictions for 2007:
1. Smartphones Will Go Mainstream
2. Mobile TV Will Hit the Small Screen in a Big Way
3. GPS-Enabled Location Based Services (LBS) Will Be Killer Applications
4. Smartphone Adoption in Europe Will Continue to Explode
5. Over-The-Air (OTA) Downloads Will Grow at a Faster Pace
6. More Professionals in Vertical Markets Will Rely on Smartphone Content
7. Large Consumer Brands Will Create Content for Smartphones
To read more, go here.

Iowa City Press-Citizen Launches Mobile Website

In a previous post, I had mentioned some Iowa media outlets that have mobile-friendly websites. i wireless mobile web customers who live in Johnson County (or are just interested in what goes on there) will be pleased to know that the Iowa City Press-Citizen has just launched a mobile website. Point the web browser in your mobile device to http://m.press-citizen.com

Monday, February 05, 2007

Google Maps Now Available for Windows Mobile Devices

Stop using that Java application on your Windows Mobile device. Google Maps is now available for Windows Mobile devices! Download it for free here (you have to download it to your computer first, then move the CAB file to your device.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Windows Mobile flaws could crash phones

Trend Micro has found security bugs in Microsoft's Windows Mobile Internet Explorer and Windows Mobile Pictures and Video. Viewing a rigged Web page or malicious JPEG image file on a Windows Mobile device will cause it to fail. The problems affect Windows Mobile 2003 and Windows Mobile 5.0. Microsoft is aware of the issues and will provide an update to hardware makers for distribution to people who use the Windows Mobile devices, if needed.

For more information, read this CNET news article.