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A showcase for all things wireless

Service providers and handset makers rolled out their latest offerings and big strategies at the 2006 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona.

Service providers and handset makers rolled out their latest offerings and big strategies at the 2006 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

Nokia sees rapid growth in blended networks

Technology that runs mobile and fixed-telephony networks expected to grow as much as tenfold by 2010, company says.
February 17, 2006

Motorola no longer has to be at leading edge

Garriques, head of cell phone division, aims for right balance between low-end phones and high-end 3G models.
February 17, 2006

Wireless world looks to China for 3G boost

China expected to adopt popular 3G standards soon so network will be ready in time for 2008 Olympics.
February 16, 2006

Vodafone, Huawei sign deal for 3G handsets

In its first major entry into European market, Huawei lands five-year deal to supply Vodafone-branded 3G handsets.
February 15, 2006

photos Sony Ericsson introduces two cell phones, the Walkman-style W950 and the P990, and adds new features to an existing model.
February 15, 2006

Mobile market to rise on back of 3G success

Investment in Africa, Eastern Europe and cutting-edge applications expected to drive growth, says research group.
February 15, 2006

The wireless alphabet soup

Here's a glossary of the acronyms, numbers and codes that describe wireless standards, networks and technologies.
February 14, 2006

Microsoft CEO makes nice with mobile operators

Steve Ballmer tells mobile operators at 3GSM that Microsoft will help them introduce new services to mobile customers.
February 14, 2006

Vodafone CEO says 3G handsets must get cheaper

Simplicity, as well as cheaper equipment, will be key to 3G wireless adoption.
February 14, 2006

Mobile operators promise IM for all

China Mobile, Orange, T-Mobile and Vodafone join forces to make IM interoperable. But where's Microsoft?
February 14, 2006

Texas Instruments predicts $20-$25 handset for 2006

TI says it will supply phone makers with an inexpensive chip for entry-level handsets.
February 14, 2006

Qualcomm CEO: Low-price 3G phones by year-end

Prices will drop to $100-$120 range, he says, adding that Motorola is among mostly likely Qualcomm customers.
February 14, 2006

Sony Ericsson announces new Walkman phone

Upping the ante in cell phones and MP3 players, this cell phone maker's latest entry offers 4GB of music storage, the same as Apple's iPod Nano.
February 14, 2006

Symbian sells 'one phone per second'

The handset software company goes into the black for the first time, and looks beyond smart phones for growth.
February 14, 2006

Microsoft's corporate IM goes mobile

New corporate IM tool will let on-the-go workers communicate via IM even when they're away from their desks.
February 14, 2006

Nokia, Sanyo to form cell phone venture

Finnish and South Korean companies to make phones for CDMA standard, dominant in the United States, to compete with Samsung.
February 14, 2006

Vodafone, Google sign mobile search deal

Mobile phone operator will offer Google search capabilities on Vodafone live 3G service.
February 14, 2006

Microsoft, BT, Virgin team on mobile TV

update Microsoft announces partnership with BT and Virgin Mobile to offer a new mobile TV service in the U.K.
February 13, 2006

Nvidia's new graphics chip rings up 'Quake'

With GoForce 5500, company furthers its march to recreate sharp graphics on mobile phones and handhelds.
February 13, 2006

Microsoft acquires mobile search company

Software maker gobbles up Paris-based company to help bring its Windows Live effort to cell phones.
February 13, 2006

photos Nokia launched three new phone models Monday at the 3GSM wireless conference in Barcelona.
February 13, 2006

RIM unfazed as rivals take aim at BlackBerry

Competing e-mail systems aren't as cheap or secure as they claim, RIM CEO says in Barcelona.
February 13, 2006

Motorola to make Windows Media phones, keep iTunes

No. 2 handset maker says many operators, wanting to open their own music stores, have asked for the Microsoft-run phones.
February 13, 2006

Microsoft pushes ahead with mobile e-mail effort

Company says market opportunity for push e-mail in mobile handhelds is still "huge."
February 12, 2006

Mobile phone sales pass 800 million

Global shipments of cell phones will climb to 850 million in 2006--and Nokia still leads pack.
February 10, 2006

Wireless show tunes into TV, Web services

3GSM in Barcelona will showcase plenty of mobile TV phones and tout the network improvements that go with them.
February 10, 2006

photos Major phone makers are all producing mobile TV handsets, including these early versions.
January 27, 2006

previous coverage

Mobile TV gets on a roll

Consumers face a growing selection of products, services and competing technologies. But just where should they tune in?
January 27, 2006

Another fix for the mobile TV capacity problem

IPWireless announces it has developed technology that allows mobile operators to use existing 3G spectrum to deliver mobile TV.
January 20, 2006

New networks for mobile TV

Two tech stalwarts are building ambitious "supercharged" networks that could help make mobile TV commonplace in the U.S.
January 9, 2006