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  • Indian operators launching 3G services starting in November

    Posted October 25, 2010 - 12:00 pm

    India will have private sector 3G mobile services in the country starting in November, but analysts doubt that the service will be initially more than a niche service targeted at high-end subscribers.
  • ShoreTel buys Agito for mobile networking gear

    Posted October 25, 2010 - 11:58 am

    ShoreTel has bought Agito Networks for its wireless technology that enables handsets to switch between Wi-Fi and cellular networks while attached to corporate networks.
  • Google Gingerbread man's arrival fuels Android update anticipation

    Posted October 25, 2010 - 11:53 am

    The arrival of a giant Gingerbread man statue on Google's Mountain View campus signals that the next version of the Android operating system is probably just around the corner.
  • Adobe going mobile with Flash Builder, Flex, and AIR

    Posted October 25, 2010 - 11:16 am

    Upgrades to the development technologies show that Adobe is trying to increase its reach in the mobile space
  • Wi-Fi Direct provides P2P wireless sans hot spots

    Posted October 25, 2010 - 11:09 am

    Wi-Fi Direct officially became a concrete technology today with several new laptop components certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance.
  • Why Smartphones Have the E-Reader Advantage

    Posted October 25, 2010 - 10:52 am

    Despite the advantages of dedicated e-readers like the Kindle and the Nook, smartphone platforms like the iPhone, Android and BlackBerry offer two big advantages for reading e-books: more content and more convenience.
  • China Unicom readies launch of new app store

    Posted October 25, 2010 - 9:00 am

    China Unicom is launching a new online app store as more mobile carriers and handset manufacturers look to cash in on China's app market.
  • 4G defined: WiMax and LTE don't qualify

    Posted October 22, 2010 - 7:45 pm

    If someone is trying to sell you 4G wireless these days, don't believe them.
  • The top 10 stories in IT this week

    Posted October 22, 2010 - 5:45 pm

    Steve Jobs was a busy man this week, making a rare appearance on Apple's quarterly earnings call where he availed himself of the opportunity to trash-talk the competition, which seems to be a hobby for him of late, and taking the stage at a company event focused on Mac hardware and software. In other news, Microsoft took to the cloud.
  • Nokia uniting mobile app dev around Qt

    Posted October 22, 2010 - 4:52 pm

    Symbian and MeeGo application builders will use Qt for native and Web development.
  • MacBook Air more profitable than other Apple laptops, says analyst

    Posted October 22, 2010 - 4:32 pm

    Apple's lowest-priced MacBook Air costs the company $718 to manufacture, giving the company a heftier margin for the line than for its other notebooks, an analyst said.
  • Cisco-RIM talk underscores Microsoft's missed opportunity

    Posted October 22, 2010 - 3:35 pm

    Microsoft may yet come to regret not buying the BlackBerry maker.
  • AT&T prepares for life after iPhone exclusivity deal

    Posted October 22, 2010 - 2:32 pm

    No one really brought it up Thursday when AT&T released its third-quarter earnings report, but the telecom is now faced with the challenge of competing with at least one other carrier -- Verizon Wireless -- for the business of iPhone users.
  • Vodafone gets tax demand in India

    Posted October 22, 2010 - 2:00 pm

    Vodafone has received a tax demand of Indian rupees 112.2 billion (US$2.5 billion) from India's Income Tax Department in connection with the company's $11 billion payment in 2007 to Hutchison Telecommunications International for a 67 percent stake in joint venture Hutchison Essar.
  • Ericsson posts 360% increase in Q3 profits; shares soar

    Posted October 22, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    Swedish wireless-network provider Ericsson on Friday announced third-quarter profits of $542 million as the company enjoyed strong North American sales.
  • Verizon shares drop on lower net income in Q3

    Posted October 22, 2010 - 12:28 pm

    Shares of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) were down 71 cents, or 2.2 percent, to 31.80 in noon trading on Friday after the telecommunications giant released third-quarter earnings showing a 25 percent decline in net income from the year-ago quarter.
  • Verizon Wireless readies LTE gear for businesses

    Posted October 22, 2010 - 11:40 am

    Verizon Wireless and its partners will release new LTE devices for businesses and consumers in the first quarter of 2011 to take advantage of faster wireless speeds, including portable two-way videoconferencing gear that can be used by repairmen in the field to shorten repair times, a Verizon official said.
  • HP Ships iPad Alternative for $800

    Posted October 22, 2010 - 11:05 am

    HP announced today its Slate 500 tablet had finally hit the market, for $799.
  • 4G Wireless in America: Where We Are, Where We’re Headed

    Posted October 22, 2010 - 10:21 am

    Since the wireless industry can't yet agree on a single definition for the term "4G," it should be no surprise that the 4G World show in Chicago this week saw top service providers deliver mixed messages about what consumers might be able to expect from the "fourth generation" of cellular services over the next year. But one thing is clear: We're a lot closer to enjoying the faster speeds of the new networks than we were a year ago, and the advance of the technology is picking up speed.
  • China and Taiwan seek to lead world on TD-LTE development

    Posted October 22, 2010 - 2:15 am

    Representatives from some of the biggest telecommunications companies in China and Taiwan met in Shanghai on Thursday to discuss how they can cooperate in mobile broadband, including a pledge to lead the world in the development of 4G wireless broadband using TD-LTE technology.
  • FCC: Wireless spectrum shortage coming

    Posted October 21, 2010 - 4:48 pm

    Mobile data traffic in the U.S. will be 35 times higher in 2014 than it was in 2009, leading to a massive wireless spectrum shortage if the government fails to make more available, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said in a paper released Thursday.
  • Nokia girds for battle in smartphone market

    Posted October 21, 2010 - 2:37 pm

    Claiming a clear mandate for change, new Nokia chief executive Stephen Elop announced on Thursday that, as part of a restructuring, the mobile device maker will lose 1,800 jobs, slightly more than 1 percent of its current work force of 132,000.
  • AT&T meets Q3 estimates, faces end of iPhone exclusivity deal

    Posted October 21, 2010 - 1:03 pm

    No doubt, AT&T is benefiting from the mobile revolution and its relationship with Apple. But while the mobile revolution will continue, AT&T's relationship with Apple is changing, and that will affect the carrier's bottom line in coming quarters.
  • 10 spooky Halloween iPhone apps

    Posted October 21, 2010 - 12:00 pm

    Apps that range from frightening to frighteningly useless
  • Clearwire's 4G Trial Approaches 100Mbps

    Posted October 21, 2010 - 11:32 am

    Clearwire recently released results of its LTE trial network in Phoenix, showing that the test network achieved speeds approaching 100Mbps. That's ridiculously fast compared to the current speeds of between 3 and 6Mbps on most commercial networks. Even taking into consideration that this was a test network without any sort of user load, it's impressive. Verizon's LTE network is expected to sustain speeds of between 8-12 Mbps by comparison.
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