Archive for October, 2005

Unwired Portland Gets 6 Proposals

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 31st, 2005

The city of Portland has received at least 6 proposals (pdf) for Unwire Portland. Bidders will be evaluated based on the “public benefit” their work would provide, the technology they plan to use, their proposed fees, business plans and ability to follow through. The network is expected to cost between $15 million and $30 million […]

The End of TV

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 31st, 2005

The drop dead date for analog televisions in the United States is now December 31, 2008, according to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. That’s the new deadline for a total shift to all digital television. A spring 2009 date has apparently been scrapped. Included in the bill is a $990 million subsidy provision that […]

Motorola MP3 PTT Camphone

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 31st, 2005

Sprint Nextel’s Motorola i870 ($224.99 with service), is an update to the popular i860. It’s loaded with all the latest features such as a 1.3-megapixel digital camera with flash and 4x zoom, microSD 32 MB card, MP3 player, Bluetooth, and MOTOtalk push-to-talk capabilities. Motorola i870 Features Built-in 1.3-megapixel camera with 4x zoom, flash, self-timer, and […]

DVB-H Headend Software

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 31st, 2005

Nokia today announced the world’s first commercial service management solution for DVB-H services, the Nokia Mobile Broadcast Solution 3.0. It supports the broadcasting of different types of digital content such as live TV, radio and video clips over DVB-H networks to mobile devices. Key features of the MBS 3.0 include the Electronic Service Guide (ESG), […]

Telecom Mergers Approved by FCC

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 31st, 2005

Two multibillion-dollar telecom mergers are expected to clear their final federal hurdle today and be approved, with conditions, by the Federal Communications Commission. SBC Communications, which is buying AT&T, and Verizon, which is buying MCI, agreed to concessions aimed at promoting competition and preventing the companies from unfairly controlling Internet traffic, say people with knowledge […]

First WiBro Handset?

Posted by Sam Churchill on October 31st, 2005

Engadget says Samsung’s PocketPC phone, the i730 is getting an upgraded name (the m8000) and WiBro (Korea’s version of the WiMax standard). We’re assuming that means they’re releasing it domestically, as to the best of our knowledge the i730 was a US-only release to date; but this marks the first cellphone we know if that […]