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Archive for September, 2004

A Must Read

I try to refrain from using that shopworn phrase, but it is appropriate in this case. Christopher Hitchens in Slate: Flirting With Disaster How can the Democrats possibly have gotten themselves into a position where they even suspect that a victory for the Zarqawi or Bin Laden forces would in some way be welcome to […]

Cingular Sells US Mobitex Network

Cingular today announced that it has agreed to sell its Mobitex business to a New York-based capital management firm. The terms of the agreement with Cerberus Capital Management were not disclosed, and the deal is subject to regulatory approval. According to Cingular’s press release Cerberus will acquire the network, customer support operations and “a majority” […]

RIM Will Offer BlackBerry Software for Download

RIM announced today that it will make a version of its BlackBerry software available via software download to users with PalmOS-based devices. The software will allow those users to access both enterprise and Internet BlackBerry servers. In addition, developers of PalmOS devices will be able to include the BlackBerry software in their devices. Commercial details […]

AT&T Wireless Launches Data Only Consumer Device

As expected, AT&T Wireless announced its OGO handheld messaging device today. The unit, aimed at the youth market, will retail for US$99 and operates on the carrier’s GPRS network. Monthly service costs $18 for unlimited instant messaging, SMS and email from one account. Up to two more user accounts can be added for $3/month each. […]

AT&T Wireless Launches Data Only Consumer Device

As expected, AT&T Wireless announced its OGO handheld messaging device today. The unit, aimed at the youth market, will retail for US$99 and operates on the carrier’s GPRS network. Monthly service costs $18 for unlimited instant messaging, SMS and email from one account. Up to two more user accounts can be added for $3/month each. […]

Orange UK Delays UMTS Launch

Reports in the UK press indicate that Orange will offer very limited UMTS services this year, apparently abandoning plans to target the broader consumer and business market during the holiday selling season. “Given that we are days away from the start of October and there is no constructive channel plan, then maybe they are going […]

Verizon To Expand EV-DO Footprint

Verizon said yesterday that it will expand its EV-DO service, already available in Washington, San Diego and Las Vegas, to 17 new markets starting next week. The company said it will switch on the data service in parts of Atlanta, Baltimore, Miami and New York, as well as in several major airports. Verizon said it […]

The Philadelphia Story

There’s an interesting experiment in wireless data unfolding in Philadelphia; the city plans to deploy an 802.11b mesh network across its entire area and will use it to provide at least some level of ‘Net access for free. City officials expect to present firmer plans for the project by the end of November. At this […]

Have a Great Week, Guys

My old pals at the Mobitex Association are having their annual shindig this week in Göteborg. This is the first meeting since Andrew Fitton led a buyout group and took Mobitex out of Ericsson. I hope they have a great kickoff meeting and regain some of the momentum that was lost during the past couple […]

Ryder Cup

( golf )

The second-guessers are out in force, questioning every aspect of the American team’s drubbing at the hands of an inspired European team. The pairings, Phil’s equipment change, Tiger’s relationship with his fiancée, arrogant individuals vs. a team of pals; it either has already been questioned or it will be shortly. (For the record, I question […]