Comm Bytes 7/7/07

Software-as-a-service company Skyytek apparently isn't listening to Gartner's nay saying about corporate iPhone use. The company is adopting the iPhone for its mobile employees and is testing it with its on-demand ERP/CRM system, NetSuite. What's also interesting here is ERP as a mobile phone app. Read Skyytec's evaluation here. Another company bringing business apps to the phone is Swedish software company HansaWorld. New offerings for the UK market for PDAs and Nokia business phones include … [Read more...]

iPhone features for Blackberry and Windows Mobile, T-mobile dual-mode service…

As might be expected, even before the Apple iPhone hits retailer shelves, its sexy features are showing up on other handsets. Like visual voicemail. German company SimulScribe just announced a "downloadable visual voicemail application" — SimulSays Beta — for the BlackBerry 8800 series, BlackBerry Pearl, BlackBerry Curve and Windows Mobile. The service normally starts at $10 a month, but the beta is free. However, in its rush to get the news out, SimulScribe appears to have forgotten to put … [Read more...]

Skype inside, roaming free, ShoreTel ecosystem, fixed-mobile convergence at home…

Looking to emulate the highly successful Asterisk ecosystem business model, IP-PBX pioneer ShoreTel has launched a partner program to extend the choice of integrated solutions available to customers. Skype Inside: First, an agreement between Toshiba and Skype will build Skype into Toshiba notebooks. Second, German mobile software company Shape Services has launched beta versions of IM+ for Skype software for Java phones, Symbian S60 and Palm OS. Home networking pioneer Netgear announced a … [Read more...]

Daily CommBytes 5/25/07

Less than an inch thick and weighing in at a hair over two pounds, the Intel Mobile Metro is designed for communications with built-in WiFi, WiMax, EV-DO and noise canceling microphones for VoIP. The bad news: It's not going to be available for quite a while. Gearlog has the details. What's WRIX? No it's not a radio station. It stands for Wireless Roaming Intermediary Exchange, which is a new standard developed by the Wireless Broadband Alliance to simplify roaming between WiFi networks. … [Read more...]