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VoIP-based callback startup Jajah has been promoting its growing list of compatible mobile devices lately — the LG Prada, and promises of the iPhone, as soon as its available. Many devices with an Internet connection and a browser shouldn’t have too much trouble connecting to the […] Read more »

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Nokia says it has paid Qualcomm $20 million for UMTS patent licenses that cover the second quarter of 2007. This new license deal is not part of the broader agreements that are set to expire on April 9, 2007. We marked out a handy timeline of […] Read more »

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Mobile content company Cellfish Media announced it has added another $10 million to its first round of funding from the Solidarity Fund QFL. The startup has now raised $60 million and is looking to launch a new mobile and web based product this summer. Read more »

Free cell phone service in exchange for ads — that’s the pitch of a new London-based MVNO Blyk that plans to launch service in the Summer. We’ve heard variations of this idea before, including the bizarre Xero Mobile, but Blyk seems like it is getting off […] Read more »

Arlington County, Virginia will go with EarthLink for its 26 square mile Wi-Fi network, though, the deal still has to be approved by the Arlington County Board. Strike up another muni win for EarthLink. Read more »

Qualcomm and Nokia used to be pals — or at least civil — and struck licensing deals years ago. Computer Business Review Online even reported that Nokia could pay as much as $500 million a year in royalties to Qualcomm — a substantial revenue driver for […] Read more »

You might check news headlines on your cell phone, via Google News or Yahoo Go. Maybe you’ve even gone as far as used a mobile RSS reader. But reading for fun on a phone is a slightly bigger leap — that little screen doesn’t really induce […] Read more »

The Mayor of Mexico City says the entire city will be a free Wi-Fi hotspot by 2008, courtesy of a deal signed with Chinese network gear maker ZTE. Read more »

Hot or Not, the online dating and rating site, is about to end its main revenue stream — subscriptions — and focus instead on online ads and transactions, like selling virtual flowers. Hot or Not founder James Hong, who has gotten rich off of the subscriptions […] Read more »

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Venture Beat points out Venture Hacks, a how-to on hacking your way across venture land from entrepreneurs Naval Ravikant and Babak Nivi. Read more »

It’s no secret Helio has been burning through money, trying to boost its subscriber base and spark interest in its youth-oriented tech-savvy phone service and devices. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that Helio could go out of business if it doesn’t bring in more funding this year […] Read more »

April Fool’s day passed with some attempted jokes from the tech industry (oh you, Google), while Nokia and Siemens decided that was a good day to officially open its new network joint venture, ‘Nokia Siemens Networks’, for business. Only the launch wasn’t so fun-filled for the […] Read more »

Cnet says the iPhone will be available on June 11 according to a customer service manager at Cingular. I’ve tried to follow news stories by calling my carrier’s customer service line and asking questions — often I’ve found the results to be unreliable. But who knows. Read more »

Earthlink and Nokia are working on a promotion, looking to increase interest in Earthlink’s muniFi and boost the sales of Nokia’s new Internet tablet in the U.S. Earthlink plans to offer free muniFi to users of Nokia’s N800 Internet tablet until the end of 2007. Earthlink […] Read more »

CTIA 2007 — Eric Nicoli, CEO of the EMI Group told the attendees of the mobile convention this morning that the industry should take a cue from Apple and make mobile products and services more attractive to customers. Apple listens to what consumers want — this […] Read more »

CTIA 2007 — LG says it will pre-install Google’s mobile apps, including Maps and Gmail, on millions of LG phones that will be sold in North America, Europe and Asia starting in the second quarter of 2007. In February, LG announced a similar deal with Yahoo’s […] Read more »

CTIA 2007 — YouTube will launch its mobile website in June 2007 for U.S. users, according to a spokesperson. The mobile YouTube site will go live once the exclusivity clause on the company’s mobile video deal with Verizon Wireless expires. The service will be live for […] Read more »

CTIA 2007, Orlando: It seems like the iPhone and the hits-driven handset business has prodded cell phone makers to move a bit further out of their comfort zones. And it is all on display at the CTIA wireless trade show that started Monday. As we walked […] Read more »

CTIA 2007: From Alltel’s Celltop to Nokia’s WidSets, mobile widgets are becoming increasingly popular, and becoming a preferred way to consume web services on handheld devices. ZenZui is the latest to jump onto the bandwagon. The startup is being officially spun out of Microsoft as a […] Read more »

CTIA 2007: If Sprint’s mobile WiMAX network weren’t the first of its size and kind in the U.S., we wouldn’t be following its future rollout details like paparazzi mob Britney Spears. But it is, so we will. Sprint named a dozen or so more markets for […] Read more »

We already knew that AT&T had a deal in place with Napster for the company’s mobile music service. Now the companies are adding some promotional details of the plan. AT&T’s broadband and wireless customers can access Napster for free for a year when they agree to […] Read more »

CTIA 2007, Orlando: Helio announced the Ocean, a seriously slick looking messaging phone. It’s a dual slider with separate QWERTY and numeric key pads, and a comprehensive messaging interface — we’ll have to check this one out on the floor. It’s manufactured by Pantech, designed by […] Read more »

CTIA 2007 PREVIEW: While you’re checking out this 5 points user guide to the CTIA convention – the Super Bowl of mobile conferences – I’m likely trying to find a comfortable position on a redeye headed for hot Orlando. Hopefully it’s not too bumpy. Like Helio’s […] Read more »

We gave San Francsico-based Tiny Picture’s mobile photo sharing service Radar an almost sickly sweet review when we first checked it out last September. It’s not that uploading camera phone photos to the web is a new idea — not by any means — but Radar […] Read more »

It was around this time last year that PayPal launched its text-based mobile payment service. Eh, cool, but text-to-buy or ‘send money by phone’ is pretty far from a mobile web shopping experience. Now, word is out that PayPal is working hard on its mobile web […] Read more »

Wi-Fi mesh makers are turning to Google Earth for an added birds-eye view of networks. Why? Mesh creators can use hardware and software from companies like Strix and SkyPilot to obtain location and operational data of network nodes, and create useful maps using Google Earth. DIY […] Read more »

Despite years of market hype cycles pumping up the short range wireless technology UWB, investors are still interested. UWB chip company Artimi says Khosla Ventures just added $5 million to its series B, bringing its total to $50 million. Read more »

Trying to create an upstart hipster cell phone company is utterly expensive. Peter Adderton and Sky Dayton, the CEOs of MVNOs Amp’d Mobile and Helio, know this all too well by now. Amp’d is adding another $107 million in funding, according to PEHub and VentureWire, which […] Read more »

It wasn’t until the end of Jonathan Grubb’s “how to mobilize your web product” presentation this morning at Rubyred Labs, that I realized where I recognized the co-founder of Rubyred and former Yahoo mobile developer — he went head to head with GigaTeam’s fearless leader for […] Read more »

NewTeeVee: Bram puts the smackdown on Joost. NewTeeVee: The table (uh, lens) is turned on our online video crew WebWorkerDaily: Four web-based RSS options for the mobile WebWorkerDaily: 37Signals’s latest app, HighRise GigaGamez: FlowPlay gets funded — $$$ in web-based MMOs for kids Read more »

Trolltech (those Greenphone guys) says Skype has chosen its Linux development technology Qtopia as the “prefered platform” for Skype’s certified Wi-Fi phones. That includes the Netgear and Belkin Wi-Fi phones and other Skype certified WiFi devices in the future. The companies already have a partnership for […] Read more »

MocoNews confirms that Disney is buying Beijing-based mobile content company Enorbus and says the price is around $20 million. The deal had been rumored by local media back in September 2006. Enorbus is backed by the Carlyle Group and Qualcomm. Read more »

Getting Skype to work on mobile phones has been the ambition of an excess of startups, and has gotten some recent attention from a few carriers too. The latest startup to tackle mobile Skype is Mobivox, which has recently changed its company and service name from […] Read more »

The day is approaching where average consumers will want a true web-browsing Internet-style experience on mobile devices. It might not be anytime soon, but it’s coming nonetheless. For wireless carriers who are now trying to get subscribers to access mobile data over 3G it is both […] Read more »

Mobile social gaming startup Frengo, which is backed by $2.3 million from Index Ventures and Khosla Ventures, is officially announcing its service today. The company creates games based on SMS and the web, with themes like March Madness-style polls, make-your-own text quizes (which are actually pretty […] Read more »

The location based AIM plugin powered by Skyhook Wireless that we wrote about last October is now available. LBS via AIM and Wi-Fi access points — check it out. Read more »

Most likely you’ve seen cell phone “short codes” when advertisers slap them on candy wrappers or big media brands like American Idol create text message-based voting campaigns. You know, text a message to this 5 or so digit mobile code and get some free stuff you […] Read more »

As soon as I get some free time I’m going to try to tackle this Wi-Fi detector project from MAKE — it pulses to the strength of a Wi-Fi signal. Read more »

It was about a month and a half ago that Verizon Wireless made its EVDO Rev A network official, announcing the first markets and a Rev A USB card. Now the company says it will offer a Rev A ExpressCard, the V740 by Novatel Wireless for […] Read more »

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