The Most Important Wireless Stories of 2007 - iPhone-mania

 
 
By eweek  |  Posted 2007-12-19
 
 
 

The Most Important Wireless Stories of 2007

Turns out there was no Google phone (at least in 2007), but the search and advertising giant unveiled a complete mobile phone stack under an open-source license as an alternative to proprietary platforms from Microsoft and Symbian. Let the mobile platform

The Most Important Wireless Stories of 2007

The Most Important Wireless Stories of 2007 - FCC 700MHz Auction

Perhaps no other spectrum auction in FCC history stirred as much interest as the analog space being vacated by television broadcasters as part of the digital television transition. The 700MHz spectrum can penetrate walls, weather and mountains and is cons

The Most Important Wireless Stories of 2007 - FCC 700MHz Auction

The Most Important Wireless Stories of 2007 - Google To Bid for Spectrum

Google shook up the Washington establishment and the telecommunications business by announcing it would seek a piece of the aforementioned spectrum.

The Most Important Wireless Stories of 2007 - Google To Bid for Spectrum

The Most Important Wireless Stories of 2007 - Open Network Standards

FCC Chairman Kevin Martin further heightened interest in the 700MHz auction when he pushed through rules requiring open network standards for the best spectrum slice on the block.

The Most Important Wireless Stories of 2007 - Open Network Standards

The Most Important Wireless Stories of 2007 - Best BlackBerry Ever

eWeek Labs called the BlackBerry 8820 the best smart phone of the year. The first BlackBerry to have Wi-Fi capabilities, the device also offers superior e-mail features, a nice mix of applications and good connectivity options.

The Most Important Wireless Stories of 2007 - Best BlackBerry Ever

The Most Important Wireless Stories of 2007 - The Year That Wasn't for WiMax

With the potential to transmit data over significant distances through a variety of means, such as point-to-point links, 2007 was supposed to be the year of WiMax. It didn't happen. Sprint, the leading proponent of WiMax, is rumored to be getting cold fee

The Most Important Wireless Stories of 2007 - The Year That Wasn't for WiMax

The Most Important Wireless Stories of 2007 - 802.11n Standard Moves Forward

The Wi-Fi Alliance started certifying devices for compliance with Version 2.0 of the 802.11n draft standard, essentially giving vendors (and customers) the go-ahead to start actively selling, or at least investigating, the technology.

The Most Important Wireless Stories of 2007 - 802.11n Standard Moves Forward

The Most Important Wireless Stories of 2007 - Tumult at Motorola

The executive turmoil at struggling Motorola continued with the resignations of CEO Ed Zander and Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer Padmasree Warrior. On top of that, billionaire investor Carl Icahn, who unsuccessfully sought a Motorol

The Most Important Wireless Stories of 2007 - Tumult at Motorola

The Most Important Wireless Stories of 2007 - iPhone-mania

The hype was overwhelming, the lines were long, the wait was ... worth it? Depends on whom you ask. It's arguably the most multimedia-savvy smart phone on the market, and it's intuitive and easy to use. But Apple has placed limitations on the device that

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