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> Boeing abandons its wireless in-flight entertainment system because it's too heavy. Article
> InCode Wireless released its top 10 global predictions for 2007. Here's a sample of some of the top predictions: compelling Internet brands such as Google, Yahoo! and Skype will give wireless carriers a run for their money; prices of multi-function 3G devices with capabilities such as music, location and video will dip below $90; and the industry will see a major shift as technologies are developed and deployed in China and India rather than Europe and North America. Release
> Wireless carriers are aggressively going after the Hispanic market. Sprint is sponsoring MANA, a popular rock en espanol band and is launching a multimedia campaign as the band kicks off its U.S. Tour. Release
> Explicit texting? Just in time for Valentine's Day, Harlequin's Romance Report 2007 says that more than 55 percent of men and 47 percent of women in the U.S. have sent explicit email, text or instant messages to someone. Marleah Sout, editor of the Romance Report says that cell phones and PDAs are great tools for keeping the love alive. Article
And Finally ... Today's trivia question: Dobson Cellular Systems currently holds the license to the Cellular One trade name. Dobson acquired the Cellular One brand in 2005 from which Tier 2 carrier? Send your answer here.
Yesterday's Question: In the late 1980s, Nextel Communications was known by another name. What was its original moniker? Answer: Fleet Call. The first five people to email the correct answer were Scott Silvey, DragonWave; Mark Jenkins, Select Communications Inc.; Don Grust, Apacheta Corp.; Bill Blessing, Embarq; and Mike Rampton, Sprint.