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New software, deals give fuel to wireless fire

Banking on the future of wireless applications, several companies are serving up new software and the mobile devices to run them.

 

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Banking on the future of wireless applications, several companies are serving up new software and the mobile devices to run them.

"By 2007 we are predicting that 18 percent of cellular revenue and 21 percent of PCS (personal communications services) revenue will come from wireless data."

- John Bensche and Jennifer Cooke, analysts, Lehman Brothers

 


Siebel taps trend with new suite
Throwing its hat into the wireless ring, the firm announces a series of applications geared for sales and service personnel.

Wireless Net access niche heats up
The week sees an unusual amount of activity in the wireless area, with announcements from Palm, Sony, Microsoft, Motorola and Symbian, all centered on delivering wireless access and services to users as soon as possible.

Microsoft to get software in smart phones
Sony's new Internet-enabled cell phone will be powered by the software giant, a much-needed coup for Microsoft as it tries to reposition itself for wireless growth.

Motorola forms Net content alliance
The wireless phone maker says it has formed an alliance with 19 Internet content providers who will offer their services on Motorola's cellular phones.

Tech conference highlights wireless mania
Europe's annual technology parade hits the streets of Germany, bringing with it further evidence that nothing is hotter than wireless gadgets.