ISkoot, which offers software that supports VoIP calls over cell phones' Internet connections, has raised $7 million in new funding. Carriers have expressed concerns that VoIP calls could clog their networks.
AirPlay Network launched NBA AirPlay Live, which merges cell phones and live television by allowing subscribers to play fantasy versions of professional basketball games. Sprint Nextel will initially launch the service, followed by Verizon Wireless and AT&T's Cingular Wireless.
New dual-mode phones from Cisco and Nokia are designed to sense whether 802.11g or GSM radio networks have the strongest signal before placing calls. The dual-mode Nokia E61i and E65 smartphones handsets use software that enables them to operate as a corporate phone extension off a Cisco CallManager IP PBX and messaging infrastructure.