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Nokia Siemens speeds up 2.5G cell networks

The wireless equipment maker is offering carriers a software upgrade for its EDGE equipment that will double the speed of downloads on their 2.5G EDGE networks.

By March 27, 2008


T-Mobile announces Razr2 V8

The Razr2 finally lands at T-Mobile with the 2.5G Razr2 V8.

By October 15, 2007


AT&T: 2.5G upgrades won't make iPhone Web surfing faster

AT&T has been upgrading its 2.5G EDGE network, but it won't likely change the speed at which new iPhone users can surf the mobile Net.

By June 29, 2007


3G vs. 2.5G: What the iPhone will be missing

3G vs. 2.5G: What the iPhone will be missing

By June 5, 2007


Ericsson, GVC forge licensing deal

Mobile phone maker Ericsson will license its technology to consumer electronics manufacturer GVC, the companies announced Tuesday. Ericsson will provide GVC with the intellectual property to make so-called 2.5G, or 2.5 generation, phones that run on the GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) standard, a step toward the 3G protocol, which provides wireless device users with high-speed Internet data services. Carriers and phone makers have invested a large amount of resources to bring faster phones and more advanced services to the market as the worldwide growth rate in phone sales cools off.

March 26, 2002


Can RIM serve up an encore performance?

Research In Motion has been living large for much of the past year. But co-CEO Jim Balsillie must navigate through a corporate spending slowdown as the company engineers a tricky transition to 2.5G networks.

October 9, 2001


Gauging the mobile Net's future

Openwave CEO Don Listwin says the revolution is already happening--in the guise of 2.5G--and it's time to pay attention.

By August 31, 2001


TI offers labs to entice 3G developers

The chipmaker widens the web of development assistance for 2.5G and 3G cellular handsets based on its Open Multimedia Applications Platform technology.

By August 21, 2001


TI's map for the Internet age

Texas Instruments executive Alain Mutricy talks about technology standards for cellular phones and the challenges involved in making the transition from 2.5G to 3G networks.

By June 25, 2001


New chips aimed at faster cell phones

This week Texas Instruments and Analog Devices are to announce new chips with advanced capabilities aimed at phones for higher data rate 2.5G and 3G cellular networks.

By February 19, 2001