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Companies push mobile software

erizon Wireless will join the Joint Innovation Lab (JIL), created by China Mobile, Softbank and Vodafone, to help standardise mobile application development and get new software out to mobile users more quickly, according to NetworkWorld.

JIL, formed last April, is working on creating a single mobile platform for developers that would allow applications to be run on multiple operating systems.

It plans to launch a common mobile widget specification and other developer tools later this year.

Powerwave powers 4G networks

Powerwave Technologies, a global end-to-end wireless coverage and capacity solutions company, has affirmed its commitment to helping operators in North America deploy the next generation of advanced wireless networks based on 4G technologies, according to FoxBusiness.

"Powerwave is uniquely qualified to support customers deploying 4G networks," says Ronald Buschur, president and CEO, Powerwave Technologies.

"Our portfolio of 4G infrastructure products, including antennas, TMAs, MCPAs, and radio heads, along with our service and software solutions, are designed to reduce deployment costs and complexity, and provide network operators with a time-to-market advantage,” he says.

Yahoo rolls out mobile apps

Yahoo has rolled out its new suite of mobile applications for the iPhone 3G and other handsets, InformationWeek reports.

The Yahoo Messenger app can be downloaded from Apple's App Store, and enables iPhone and iPod Touch users to send and receive messages, share photos, add contacts, and change status.

The Yahoo Mobile app is available for more than 300 handsets with HTML-enabled browsers, and it offers a portal to online content like social networks, news, RSS, and Yahoo-based e-mail.

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