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  • Swedish operator connects families with a single number

    Posted October 4, 2010 - 7:30 am

    A growing number of households are ditching fixed phones in favor of mobiles, but that's leaving callers with a problem: which mobile to dial if they want to reach any member of the household free to answer the phone.
  • iPhone spurs growth in China's 3G market

    Posted October 4, 2010 - 4:15 am

    Selling out in stores across China, the iPhone 4 has not only been a success for Apple, but has also given mobile provider China Unicom an edge by helping it sign up more users to its 3G next generation mobile services.
  • Samsung to unveil WiMax 2 trial system in Japan

    Posted October 4, 2010 - 3:30 am

    Samsung Electronics plans to reveal its latest Mobile WiMax wireless broadband technology at the CEATEC Japan 2010 electronics show this week in Tokyo.
  • Microsoft confirms Oct. 11 launch of Windows Phone 7

    Posted October 4, 2010 - 3:00 am

    Microsoft will launch its latest mobile phone operating system, Windows Phone 7, in New York on October 11, according to a posting on its website.
  • MyTouch will be the second phone for T-Mobile's fast network

    Posted October 4, 2010 - 12:30 am

    T-Mobile plans to introduce a new version of the MyTouch, an Android phone made by HTC, which will be the second phone to run on the operator’s high speed HSPA+ network.
  • Redmond gets all legal on Motorola, files patent lawsuit

    Posted October 1, 2010 - 5:48 pm

    Microsoft announced on Friday it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Motorola, claiming that Motorola's Android-based smartphones violate no less than nine Microsoft patents. tweetmeme_source = 'ITworld';
  • VMware seeking a driver for mobile virtualization

    Posted October 1, 2010 - 5:15 pm

    Virtualization is on its way to mobile phones and could allow consumers to buy cheaper smartphones, download a wider variety of apps, or have a single device for both personal and businesses use, according to executives from VMware and other vendors.
  • IPass now supports Android for Wi-Fi connections globally

    Posted October 1, 2010 - 3:59 pm

    iPass unveiled an application Thursday designed to give Android smartphone users secure connections to 150,000 Wi-Fi hotspots globally
  • Mobilize 2010: 5 Apps to Watch

    Posted October 1, 2010 - 1:24 pm

    Mobilize Conference--San Francisco--The main topic of conversation here at Mobilize 2010 is apps. Mobile apps. That being so, quite a number of app developers are here networking with venture capital people and press, and showing off their apps at every opportunity. After soaking up a day full of pitches and demos, we picked a few promising mobile apps that stood out.
  • Mellmo tool expands BI views from iPad and iPhone

    Posted October 1, 2010 - 1:17 pm

    Mellman is set to update its business intelligence app for the iPad and iPhone on Monday.
  • Developers: Third-party tools needed for enterprise Android

    Posted October 1, 2010 - 1:15 pm

    Google alone will not turn Android into an enterprise-ready OS, instead it will be up to third parties to add necessary features for businesses, according to Android Developer Challenge winners Konrad Hübner and Henning Böger.
  • Apple iPhone app manages mainframe

    Posted October 1, 2010 - 9:07 am

    Network management vendor William Data Systems says it has created an iPhone app that lets users manage IBM's z/OS mainframe environment.
  • Report: India says BlackBerry message tracking does not work

    Posted October 1, 2010 - 8:16 am

    India's Department of Telecommunications (DOT) is not satisfied with the access Research In Motion (RIM) is providing to security agencies for interception of communications on both its instant messenger and enterprise services, according to a report on Friday in The Economic Times, an Indian daily.
  • LTE leap suits a small carrier, MetroPCS chief says

    Posted September 30, 2010 - 8:45 pm

    MetroPCS, with a customer base of just 7.6 million, doesn't seem the most likely mobile operator to launch the first commercial LTE networks in the U.S., but its small size actually was one of the reasons the carrier jumped on the new technology, MetroPCS Chief Operating Officer Thomas Keys said Thursday.
  • Trio of Sprint execs step down from Clearwire board

    Posted September 30, 2010 - 4:16 pm

    Responding to concerns over recent developments in antitrust law, Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse and two other Sprint executives have stepped down from the board of directors of wireless broadband services provider Clearwire Corp.
  • Sprint leaders quit Clearwire board

    Posted September 30, 2010 - 1:30 pm

    Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse and two other Sprint executives have resigned from the board of Clearwire "out of an abundance of caution" after Clearwire raised concerns about possible antitrust issues, Clearwire said Thursday.
  • In Schmidt's vision, Google will search before you even ask

    Posted September 30, 2010 - 12:06 pm

    Google CEO Eric Schmidt said the future of search will be autonomous, which means that Google eventually will offer you search results even before you've looked for them.
  • Android texting app requires no hands

    Posted September 30, 2010 - 12:16 am

    A free Android application to be unveiled on Thursday at the Mobilize conference in San Francisco will let mobile phone users send and receive text messages without touching or looking at the phone.
  • Intel makes WiMax investment with South Korea's KT

    Posted September 30, 2010 - 12:02 am

    Intel and South Korea's KT Corporation plan to work together to expand WiBro (Wireless Broadband) Internet service to several new areas of South Korea and and have worked to make the network compatible with mobile WiMax.
  • Openwave chief sees paid priority on mobile networks

    Posted September 29, 2010 - 5:15 pm

    Mobile operators could collect detailed information about what's happening on their networks and use it to guarantee network performance for application providers that pay for it, according to Openwave CEO Ken Denman.
  • LTE comes to Dallas

    Posted September 29, 2010 - 5:01 pm

    MetroPCS is on a roll, as the small wireless carrier launched 4G LTE services in its second market in just the last two weeks.
  • Many Android apps leak user privacy data

    Posted September 29, 2010 - 4:59 pm

    Researchers have created Android-based code that tracks what applications on a smartphone actually do with the data they have access to. They do a lot, it turns out, and most of what they do is unknown to the enduser
  • 10 great iPhone apps for business collaboration

    Posted September 29, 2010 - 4:51 pm

    In today's infinitely connected workplace, the iPhone's popularity and usability make it a powerful platform for collaboration. With a few downloads from Apple's App Store, you can be managing projects, updating your team, tracking progress and sharing documents from anywhere you can get a signal.
  • Italy seeks removal of 'defamatory' iPhone app

    Posted September 29, 2010 - 4:45 pm

    Italy's tourism minister, Michela Brambilla, has instructed the official state lawyer to seek the removal from sale of a "defamatory" iPhone application and to take legal action against the app's maker.
  • UK police notified of ongoing Zeus mobile attacks

    Posted September 29, 2010 - 10:02 am

    A new variation of the Zeus banking malware that intercepts one-time passcodes on mobile phones is still transmitting data to hackers as of Wednesday, although U.K. police have been notified, according to security researchers.
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