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  • Nokia's testing lab is a cell phone's chamber of horrors

    Posted October 7, 2009 - 2:39 pm

    Just about everybody has dropped a cell phone at one time or another. The engineers at Nokia's testing lab in San Diego have seen and heard all the phone disaster stories and have designed hundreds of tests with the idea of improving Nokia cell phone quality.
  • You ready for a wristwatch cell phone yet?

    Posted October 5, 2009 - 3:09 pm

    San Diego-based Kempler & Strauss this morning rolled out an incredible $199 wristwatch cell phone called the W PhoneWatch. The gadget sports a calendar, address book, a calculator, stopwatch, a vibration mode for silent alarms, a no-stylus touch screen, microSD slot and the ability to both take and play pictures and videos. How cool is that?
  • Garmin nuvifone to be released on Oct. 4

    Posted September 29, 2009 - 5:25 pm

    When first we heard of Garmin's nüvifone (if it's got an umlaut, it has to be good, right?), it was in the cold winter days of February 2008 and the device was supposed to ship in the third quarter of that year. Fast forward to Tuesday, when Garmin announced the device would finally arrive in the U.S. on October 4 as an AT&T exclusive. Oh well, close enough for government work.
  • Microsoft's Secret Pink Phones Pictured

    Posted September 24, 2009 - 10:23 pm

    A day after Microsoft's Courier concept (a double-screen tablet) leaked and surprised many with its coolness, Redmond rumors hit the snooze bar again with leaked images of two new Microsoft-branded phones.
  • On the road: Testing wireless voice and data on the highways

    Posted September 7, 2009 - 8:17 pm

    Marc Lefevre is the up-to-date, real-life equivalent of the "Can you hear me now?" guy from the Verizon Wireless TV ads that grew popular in 2004. But don't call him that.
  • U.S. Cell Phone Carriers Screwing Us Five Times Over

    Posted August 18, 2009 - 11:28 am

    Tired of feeling second rate because Europe and Asia has faster Internet service for less money? Then don't look at your cell phone, because DSL Reports' story, Consumers in U.S., Canada Pay More for Wireless, describes how US cell phone carriers charge us five times more than they charge Europeans. Except the Spanish, the unlucky European country that gets charged American rates for some reason.

  • Fathers of Technology: 10 Unsung Heroes

    Posted August 3, 2009 - 8:38 pm

    We all know that Tim Berners-Lee is the father of the Web; Vint Cerf is the father of the Internet, and Bob Metcalfe is the father of Ethernet. But here are some industry "fathers" you may not have heard of.
  • Kenyan mosque jams prayer-time cell phone calls

    Posted July 27, 2009 - 2:52 pm

    One of the banes of modern existence is the cell phone that rings in the middle of public events -- a play, a move, or, say, religious services.
  • Career advice: Standing up in a down market

    Posted July 15, 2009 - 3:33 pm

    Learn how three IT professionals increased their visibility and improved their standing in the organization at a time when many of their peers are struggling to hold onto their jobs.
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    Has Nokia Missed A Beat With 'Comes With Music'?

    Posted July 10, 2009 - 12:17 pm

    All the music you can download, for a flat fee. All of it streamed straight onto Nokia phones or your computer, to listen to at your leisure. What could possibly go wrong with such a perfect scenario?
  • White House reporter humiliated by stupid ringtone

    Posted July 8, 2009 - 10:00 am

    If you're going to bring your cell phone into a presidential event, you probably should set it to vibrate ... or at least to something more dignified than a quacking duck.
  • 48% of Americans would slash mobile data use to save money

    Posted June 25, 2009 - 5:01 pm

    Nearly half of Americans would drop their mobile data service completely if faced with a need to cut household spending, according to new data from research firm Strategy Analytics.
  • Intel, Nokia both should win in partnership

    Posted June 24, 2009 - 9:50 am

    The partnership Intel and Nokia announced on Tuesday to develop future mobile devices should help both companies, though analysts are skeptical whether it will result in any actual products.
  • Nokia and Intel to team on mobile architectures

    Posted June 23, 2009 - 1:34 pm

    Intel and Nokia are in a research agreement to work on Intel chips and chipsets for mobile devices.
  • Teenage girl takes texting crown

    Posted June 22, 2009 - 9:00 am

    15-year-old Kate Moore just got her first cell phone eight months ago, but she quickly became proficient enough at text-messaging to take the LG U.S. National Texting Championship by storm.
  • FCC to probe exclusive mobile handset deals

    Posted June 19, 2009 - 1:21 pm

    The FCC will open an inquiry into harm caused to consumers by exclusive handset deals between mobile carriers and handset makers.
  • Senators to examine exclusive handset deals

    Posted June 16, 2009 - 4:04 pm

    On Monday, four members of the Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet sent a letter to the FCC expressing their concern around agreements, like the one between Apple and AT&T, that allow an operator to exclusively sell a phone for a period of time.
  • Move Over 'BlackBerry Thumb,' Here Comes 'Cellphone Elbow'

    Posted June 15, 2009 - 10:18 am

    A new paper published in the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine details cubital tunnel syndrome, or "Cellphone Elbow," which it says it the second most common form or nerve compression syndrome behind carpal tunnel.
  • 40% would rather lose wallet than mobile phone

    Posted June 12, 2009 - 9:40 am

    40 percent of mobile phone users would rather lose their wallet than their mobile device and nearly all said they would be "devastated" if they lost their phone, according to research released by mobile device management company Mformation.
  • Swedish regulators look at handling of mobile location data

    Posted June 9, 2009 - 11:01 am

    The sale of location information from mobile operators to service providers could result in privacy issues, and needs to be investigated, two Swedish regulators said on Tuesday.
  • Sprint offering $40 monthly mobile business data plan

    Posted June 8, 2009 - 4:55 pm

    Sprint is offering business users a wireless data program that gives them 500MB of monthly data for $39.99 a month.
  • Sony Ericsson goes green with two new phones

    Posted June 4, 2009 - 9:58 am

    By using electronic manuals, smaller packaging, recycled plastics and a low-power charger Sony Ericsson aims to make its mobile phones more environmentally friendly, it said on Thursday.
  • Sun moves to simplify Java phone development

    Posted June 2, 2009 - 9:10 pm

    Sun Microsystems, Orange, Vodafone Group and Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications are taking steps to make it a little easier -- and cheaper -- for software developers to bring Java programs to mobile phones.
  • Open Mobile launches humanitarian initiatives

    Posted May 29, 2009 - 12:30 pm

    The Open Mobile Consortium has launched a global development community to help organizations collaborate and share mobile phone technologies.
  • Samsung recalls 160,000 Jitterbug phones

    Posted May 27, 2009 - 9:00 pm

    The simplified phones should let users reach 911 in areas without a roaming partner, but can't.

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