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  • Windows Phone 7 launches Monday in crowded smartphone market

    Posted October 8, 2010 - 10:40 pm

    Microsoft will unveil devices running its new Windows Phone 7 operating system for the first time Monday at an event in New York that some experts predict will be a make-or-break product launch.
  • What You'll Pay For In-Flight Wi-Fi

    Posted October 8, 2010 - 10:17 pm

    Airlines have been charging fees for seats on the emergency aisle, priority boarding, and anything resembling baggage, so it's no surprise that cheap or free Wi-Fi access isn't a typical frill. But with one in three U.S. planes providing wireless Internet access, we looked at the going rates for going online in the clouds.
  • SAP TechEd to go deep on mobility, on-demand

    Posted October 8, 2010 - 5:01 pm

    SAP has spent much of this year painting a broad vision of its plans for mobile applications, on-demand software and in-memory processing, but next week's TechEd conference in Berlin should deliver a much deeper dive for the vendor's worldwide community of developers and partners, observers say.
  • Dissatisfaction in Convergence? LTE Beats WiMax

    Posted October 8, 2010 - 4:38 pm

    Will standardization on the network spec of the vendor everyone loves to hate make IT happy or mad as it builds next-gen mobile nets?
  • Senator, FCC look to end mobile phone 'bill shock'

    Posted October 8, 2010 - 4:30 pm

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will look at ways to prevent so-called bill shock for mobile phone customers at its next meeting, even though a mobile trade association says customers are already well informed about their calling plans.
  • Microsoft-RIM deal might have merit

    Posted October 8, 2010 - 4:05 pm

    Over at the investment site Seeking Alpha, Mark Riddix makes a compelling case for Microsoft to buy BlackBerry maker Research in Motion, Ltd.
  • Ford invites more development of car apps

    Posted October 8, 2010 - 2:45 pm

    Ford is releasing a software development kit to more companies, inviting them to build applications for its Sync in-car voice-activated computer.
  • Apple reportedly taking steps to head off iPhone "glassgate"

    Posted October 8, 2010 - 12:43 pm

    Apple is reportedly working behind the scenes to address scratching and cracking of the iPhone’s glass back panel by certain third-party cases.
  • Canning Steve Ballmer no Microsoft cure-all

    Posted October 8, 2010 - 12:41 pm

    Speculation about Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is constant. But who could replace him?
  • Apple iOS 4.1 "Greenpois0n" jailbreak tool set for 10/10/10

    Posted October 8, 2010 - 10:12 am

    A member of the Chronic Dev Team has tweeted that the heavily anticipated greenpois0n Apple iOS 4.1 jailbreaking solution will be released on Sunday: 10/10/10 at 10:10:10 a.m.
  • Firefox 4 for Android arrives in beta version

    Posted October 8, 2010 - 6:30 am

    Mozilla has released the first beta versions of Firefox 4 for mobile phones. Versions are available for download for Android-based smartphones and for the Nokia N900, Mozilla said in blog post on Thursday.
  • Android Hack Enables 3G Skype Calls

    Posted October 7, 2010 - 10:22 pm

    Just a few short days ago, the official Skype application finally graced the Android Market. But to much dismay, the communications app lacked the ability to make 3G calls on certain carriers within the US.
  • Verizon Wireless Brings 4G to 39 US Cities By Year-End

    Posted October 7, 2010 - 10:14 pm

    Verizon announced on Wednesday that it will launch 4G service in more cities than previously announced. The move falls in line with increasing competition among wireless providers to roll out faster service, and the quickly growing demand for fast data service among consumers.
  • Verizon steals Clearwire's 4G thunder

    Posted October 7, 2010 - 10:14 pm

    Verizon made big waves in the telecom industry today by announcing that its 4G LTE network would go online in 38 U.S. markets by the end of the year.
  • Getting a taste of Sprint 4G with Overdrive hot spot

    Posted October 7, 2010 - 10:13 pm

    Like the Mi-Fi and other mobile hot spot devices, the Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot combines a mobile Wi-Fi router with a 3G/4G wireless connection, this time via Sprint.
  • OMVC Mobile TV initiative pushes on as FLO TV founders

    Posted October 7, 2010 - 9:45 pm

    Regular local broadcasts over mobile TV are coming on special devices by the end of 2010 and should reach phones within the next few years, backers of a nationwide U.S. initiative said on Thursday at the CTIA Enterprise & Applications show in San Francisco.
  • Watch out Verizon: LightSquared’s LTE-based 4G network adds backing

    Posted October 7, 2010 - 9:08 pm

    LightSquared, the billionaire-backed upstart building an LTE-based 4G network across the United States, this week announced Nokia will develop devices for the network and Qualcomm will provide chips for such devices.
  • Tablets take center stage at mobile show

    Posted October 7, 2010 - 8:15 pm

    The CTIA mobile conference usually revolves around applications and services for mobile phones. But this year in San Francisco it's tablet computers that are the center of attention -- and not only because they are popular with consumers, as many might expect.
  • Coverage biggest issue for wireless enterprise apps

    Posted October 7, 2010 - 4:00 pm

    Wireless coverage is the biggest problem facing some companies that rely on wireless-enabled devices and applications, speakers at Thursday morning's CTIA keynote presentation in San Francisco said.
  • Developers will wait and see about Windows Phone 7

    Posted October 7, 2010 - 3:45 pm

    Some wireless application developers are hesitant about next week's launch of Windows Phone 7 devices, preferring to wait and see how the phones sell before investing big in the platform.
  • Gizmodo poll may hint at next mobile OS market share rankings

    Posted October 7, 2010 - 2:49 pm

    You've probably read some data recently showing the growing popularity of Google's Android mobile OS and its challenge to RIM's BlackBerry and Apple's iPhone.
  • Sprint unveils $49.99 Android LG Optimus

    Posted October 6, 2010 - 9:15 pm

    Sprint Nextel pushed falling Android smartphone prices even lower on Wednesday, introducing the LG Optimus S for US$49.99.
  • Apple, Verizon Wireless make (inevitable) iPhone deal

    Posted October 6, 2010 - 5:21 pm

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  • Verizon exec: iPhone news will come from Apple

    Posted October 6, 2010 - 4:01 pm

    Verizon shifted the responsibility for delivering an iPhone on its network to Apple, on the same day the Wall Street Journal reported that such a phone will be released early next year.
  • Mobile OSes will drive changes at enterprises

    Posted October 6, 2010 - 3:00 pm

    Mobile operating systems will be key to changing the way enterprises work, AT&T's chief of mobility said on Wednesday.
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