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  • Firefox for mobile hits production mode

    Posted February 1, 2010 - 11:58 am

    Mozilla at last enters the mobile market with Firefox for Mobile. But the initial impact will be limited: only for device running Nokia's Maemo operating system, with Windows Mobile next in line.
  • NTT DoCoMo to demo prototype LTE handset

    Posted February 1, 2010 - 12:10 am

    NTT DoCoMo plans to demonstrate a prototype cellular handset running next-generation LTE technology at this month's Mobile World Congress exhibition in Barcelona, one of the companies that co-developed the handset said Monday.
  • Qualcomm to build research center in Korea, invest in Pulsus

    Posted February 1, 2010 - 12:10 am

    U.S. wireless technology developer Qualcomm plans to build a research and development center in South Korea and invest in Pulsus Technologies, a local chip maker.
  • AT&T Beefing Up Network for iPad and iPhone

    Posted January 29, 2010 - 10:34 pm

    The recent flurry of rumors predicting the end of AT&T's arrangement as exclusive provider of the Apple iPhone were apparently false. In fact, not only did Apple not announce the demise of exclusivity, it doubled down on its exclusive arrangement with AT&T by revealing AT&T as the sole provider of 3G wireless access for the upcoming iPad as well.
  • Apple makes $208 on each $499 iPad

    Posted January 29, 2010 - 10:24 pm

    The new $499 iPad tablet actually runs Apple about $270 in materials and manufacturing costs, a Wall Street analyst said today.
  • Text-and-Drive Bans Don't Matter, Study Finds

    Posted January 29, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    Talking on the phone is so 20th century -- texting is where it's at. And that's why loads of drivers take to the great open road smooshing their QWERTY with nimble thumbs. That sounds like the worst idea I've ever heard, and the U.S. government (mostly) agrees. As of January 2010, 19 states along with Washington, D.C., have banned texting while driving. But now the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) -- a project sponsored by insurance companies, of all entities -- claims that despite anti-texting-while-driving laws, crash rates are not affected. Wait, what?
  • Windows Mobile OS Update Due Next Month, Microsoft Hints

    Posted January 29, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    Microsoft will discuss a new version of its Windows Mobile operating system next month at the Windows Mobile Congress in Barcelona, company representatives said during its earnings call on Thursday.
  • The reality distortion field fades on the iPad

    Posted January 29, 2010 - 3:59 am

    Your humble blogger is once again a skeptic!
  • iPad pricing for 3G models 'ridiculous,' says hardware guru

    Posted January 28, 2010 - 10:43 pm

    Apple's pricing for the iPad is "ridiculous," a hardware expert said Wednesday, as he argued that the $130 price difference for 3G models means buyers of those tablets subsidize the lowest-priced model.
  • Four of the iPad's Biggest Whiffs

    Posted January 28, 2010 - 10:43 pm

    One technologist calls out the iPad's technical shortcomings. At the top of the list: a hard-on-the-eyes, power-draining LCD screen.
  • IPad for the enterprise? Maybe

    Posted January 28, 2010 - 10:42 pm

    If Apple's new iPad is going to make its way into large business settings, IT managers will first need to to do some careful evaluations, because even tech analysts are split on the idea.
  • iPad Data Demands Could Cripple AT&T 3G

    Posted January 28, 2010 - 10:27 pm

    Now that Apple has officially unveiled the iPad we can move beyond hype and speculation about what the Apple tablet might be, and move on to talking about all of the rumors that didn't pan out, and predicting whether the device will ultimately fail or succeed. One rumor that apparently didn't make the cut for the iPad unveiling was that it would be offered by both AT&T and Verizon.
  • iPad to have big impact on e-reader market

    Posted January 28, 2010 - 6:08 pm

    The Apple iPad's color multitouch display will clobber -- but not kill -- the blossoming e-reader market, which includes's Kindle, the Sony Reader and other devices that use gray-scale displays and slower interfaces, some analysts said.
  • 'WiMAX 2' coming in 2011?

    Posted January 28, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    It's been just over a year since WiMAX made its big debut in the United States and there’s already a sequel.
  • The iPads are Coming

    Posted January 28, 2010 - 2:49 pm

    Well, the room darkened, Steve Jobs spoke, and the iPad was released to the world -- a world that continues to spin on its access, populated by people who continue to wake up, go to work, go to sleep, and do all the other things they were happily (or unhappily) doing two days ago. That means the iPad is a failure, right? I'm not so sure...
  • Motorola reports a small Q4 profit, held back by phone sales

    Posted January 28, 2010 - 10:10 am

    Motorola's fourth-quarter sales fell 20 percent year-on-year, but the company still made out a small profit, unhampered by the exceptional charges that plunged it into loss a year ago, it reported Thursday. It expects to make a loss in the first quarter, however.
  • iPad means iPhone developers need to think different

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 9:58 pm

    Developers are gearing up for the new possibilities in the iPad, but they may have to move beyond their iPhone roots.
  • iPad's 3G unlimited service: $30 a month on AT&T

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 9:52 pm

    Apple Inc.s new iPad tablet provides Wi-Fi and adds 3G wireless on some models over AT&T's network in the U.S., at what many consider a bargain price for unlimited data of $30 a month.
  • It's the iPad

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 9:40 pm

    Apple CEO Steve Jobs today unveiled the iPad, calling the tablet a "magical and revolutionary" addition to the company's existing lines of Macs, iPods and the iPhone.
  • Is the iPad a Game Changer?

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 9:29 pm

    It won't be easy for the iPad to change the e-reader and publishing markets, much like the iPod did to the music industry. But here's five recent Apple successes that give the iPad an edge.
  • Apple: No iPad pre-orders for you!

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 9:25 pm

    Apple is not yet taking orders for the iPad, even though CEO Steve Jobs promised today that that the tablet would be available within 60 days.
  • Why Apple stuck with AT&T for iPad; and will it work

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 9:23 pm

    Apple's decision to use AT&T as the iPad's 3G network provider is likely to raise tough questions from users concerned that a similar agreement for the iPhone has brought a rash of complaints.
  • Early iPad reaction: 'It's just a giant iPod touch'

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 5:09 pm

    After hitting a grand slam with the iPhone, Apple can't be too happy with some of the early reaction to the iPad. On message boards, Twitter, blogs, and Facebook, a recurring theme has been to compare the device to a "giant iPod touch."
  • The wait is over: All hail the iPad, for only $499

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 3:35 pm

    It's even thinner -- and cheaper -- than we imagined.
  • New iPad means iPhone developers need to think different

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 3:10 pm

    Developers are gearing up for the new possibilities in the iPad, but they may have to move beyond their iPhone roots
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