Stories by John Blau

  • MS plans Wi-Fi enhancements for Windows

    Users of Microsoft's Windows XP operating system will soon be able to take advantage of a new software enhancement that the US software company claims will offer faster, easier and more secure access to broadband wireless networks.

  • ITU - Telecom World 2003 reflects a battered industry

    Don't be surprised to find several large vendors and fixed network operators absent from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU)-sponsored Telecom World conference and exhibition opening Oct. 12 in Geneva. The global technology downturn over the past few years forced many big-name companies to review their marketing investments and scratch the pricey ITU event from their budgets.

  • Sony Ericsson delays 3G launch

    Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications has pushed back the launch of its first 3G (third generation) mobile broadband phone in Europe and Asia by several weeks to early January as the Japanese-Swedish joint venture continues interoperability tests with wireless operators.

  • Sony Ericsson slows launch of first 3G handset

    Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications has pushed back the launch of its first 3G (third generation) mobile broadband phone in Europe and Asia by several weeks to early January as the Japanese-Swedish joint venture continues interoperability tests with wireless operators.

  • Phone cameras outsell digital cameras, study finds

    Mobile phones with embedded cameras outsold conventional digital cameras for the first time in the first half of 2003, signalling a turning point in the wireless industry's efforts to carve out a piece of the booming digital photography market, according to new market research.

  • Study: Linux nears Windows XP usability

    Linux, once viewed as an OS (operating system) only computer geeks could appreciate, is today a much more user-friendly software that companies, public administrations and consumers can master almost as easily as Microsoft's Windows XP.

  • Sun, SuSE form Linux pact

    Customers of Sun who are interested in the Linux operating system will soon be able to choose between two leading suppliers of the open source software.

  • SuSE Linux, SAP form services partnership

    Enterprises using business application software from SAP and operating system software from SuSE Linux will be able to contact either company for technical support under a new service agreement between the two German vendors.

  • T-Mobile offers new navigation system

    German mobile phone operator, T-Mobile, is offering one of the world’s first mobile phone-based navigation systems using three different wireless technologies.

  • Wi-Fi Alliance certifies 802.11g standard

    The Wi-Fi Alliance, following successful interoperability testing, has put its stamp of approval on the first batch of products based on the new 802.11g wireless Internet standard.