> First International Computer (FIC) shows new full-function webpad, the AquaPAD+. It is available with embedded Linux, and boasts built-in 802.11g, IrDA, PCMCIA, dual-USB, and an optional Bluetooth USB dongle. Report.
> Travelers may now set up their own portable Internet cafés with Linksys' compact-sized WTR54GS, an 802.11g travel router. Story.
> Lenovo launches 802.11g router using Atheros technology. Report.
> Sirenza Nicrodevices shows off a new power amplifier for 802.16 applications. Release.
> Zultys Technologies introduces WiFi VoIP phone. Release.
> Software-based 3G baseband promises multi-standard handset connections. Story.
> Cisco chooses Motorola for cell/WiFi handsets. Report.
> Motorola is joining forces with Cisco to deliver a seamless enterprise mobility solution that will include WLAN IP telephony and cellular phone technologies. Story.
> PRISMIQ introduces WiFi-compliant wireless USB2.0 adapter. Report.
> Meru building 10,000-seat WiFi network in Japan. Story.
> Are "cantennas" illegal? That is the question.
> FiberTower Corporation, a provider of backhaul services for wireless carriers, closed a $150 million financing round led by existing investor Crown Castle International Corp. Company's site.
And finally.... Municipalities should leave the task of building WiFi networks in the private sector's hands, says Irwin Mark Jacobs, Qualcomm's cofounder.