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  • First LTE networks will deliver 20 Mbps of download speed

    Posted October 6, 2009 - 2:40 pm

    When the first LTE (Long Term Evolution) networks and devices are launched next year, users can expect to see a download speed of about 20 Mbps, according to Motorola and ZTE.
  • Samsung, HTC offer first Windows Mobile 6.5 phones

    Posted October 6, 2009 - 11:10 am

    HTC and Samsung are at the head of the line of U.S. handset vendors offering Windows Mobile 6.5 phones, the first smartphones based on Microsoft's new OS that are meant to finally give Microsoft-powered phones features that are on par with those available in Apple's iPhone.
  • Palm to open developer doors to webOS in December

    Posted October 6, 2009 - 8:40 am

    Smartphone maker Palm plans to open a full-scale developer program to encourage third-party applications for its webOS platform by the end of the year and has just begun a trial run of its App Catalog store.
  • No-contract 3G

    Posted October 6, 2009 - 8:30 am

    The big challenges with carrier plans are that they typically require two-year contracts, and require carrier-specific hardware, making it expensive to switch to a new carrier. But there are some exceptions to 3G providers requiring contracts.
  • India's 3G auction delayed again, minister says

    Posted October 6, 2009 - 6:41 am

    India's auction of 3G and WiMax licenses is likely to be delayed again until next year, the country's minister for communications and IT said on Monday in Geneva, according to media reports.
  • Adobe wants Flash on the iPhone SO BAD

    Posted October 5, 2009 - 9:44 pm

    The fun part about being popular is that you just get to lie back and have other people do the work for you.
  • Verizon opens 4G lab, venture-capital group

    Posted October 5, 2009 - 3:40 pm

    Verizon Wireless is bringing together venture capital firms and network equipment vendors, as well as opening a lab for testing devices, as it tries to make sure its LTE (Long-Term Evolution) business hits the ground running.
  • Got a mobile strategy? Connect with customers' smartphones

    Posted October 5, 2009 - 3:22 pm

    This was certainly unexpected: When Alex Betancur, general manager of Publisher's Clearing House (PCH) Online Network, looked at the sweepstakes giant's Web site logs in late 2008, he was surprised by an upsurge in visitors using mobile browsers.
  • 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?
  • Wireless and mobile companies worth watching

    Posted October 5, 2009 - 1:59 pm

    We took a look at wireless and mobile companies whose product innovation and ambition reflect the mobile industry ferment, which is being expressed in all kinds of products from IT management services to unique Apple iPhone applications. These companies are trying to enable better mobile e-commerce and empower business class mobile users.
  • Vonage App Brings VoIP to Blackberry and iPhone

    Posted October 5, 2009 - 11:51 am

    Vonage is expanding its horizons beyond delivering VoIP over broadband Internet, and hoping to expand its customer base and revenue at the same time. The new app from Vonage allows BlackBerry and iPhone users to place cheaper international calls from their mobile phones. It also highlights the shifting competitive landscape between previously separate technologies.
  • Apple could sell more iPhones by ending exclusive AT&T deal, analyst says

    Posted October 5, 2009 - 11:49 am

    Whether Apple Inc. decides to continue its exclusive deal to sell the iPhone through AT&T Inc. after next year rests within the hearts and minds of the executives within both companies, and neither side is talking publicly. But that hasn't stopped analysts from conjecturing whether Apple will stay with AT&T or bring on other carriers after the exclusive deal expires in 2010.
  • T-Mobile ties Wi-Fi BlackBerries to PBXes

    Posted October 5, 2009 - 9:31 am

    T-Mobile USA is expanding beyond its consumer roots on Monday with T-Mobile Wi-Fi Calling with MobileOffice, a service that lets businesses extend capabilities of their desk phones to BlackBerry smartphones.
  • Sony Reader makes it to prime time

    Posted October 5, 2009 - 8:13 am

    Still dubious that e-readers are going to be a hot gift this holiday season? Sony wants to change your mind with a prime time network television advertisement.
  • Why Starbucks is a better office than your office

    Posted October 4, 2009 - 7:21 pm

    Every coffee shop, bookstore cafe and library has people who sit there for hours working on a laptop. Why don't they just work at home, or in an office somewhere?
  • ZTE shows LTE modems

    Posted October 4, 2009 - 1:40 pm

    Chinese vendor ZTE is showing off two LTE (Long Term Evolution) modems, which on paper will support mobile broadband speeds of up to 100 Mbps, at ITU Telecom World in Geneva.
  • Verizon's $150 Netbook Deal Is No Deal at All

    Posted October 1, 2009 - 9:38 pm

    Attention, suckers: Verizon Wireless will soon offer a Gateway LT2016u netbook with the carrier's Mobile Broadband service built into the device. The Gateway mini-note costs $150 after a $100 mail-in rebate, and the deal requires a 2-year 3G contract. The plan is available starting Oct. 4.
  • Nortel set to sell off GSM business

    Posted October 1, 2009 - 4:40 pm

    Nortel Networks is preparing to auction off its division that makes equipment for GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) networks early next month, continuing the unloading of its businesses under bankruptcy reorganization.
  • Google's Mobile Local Search Evolves

    Posted October 1, 2009 - 1:46 pm

    Google has added new features to its mobile search that include synchronicity with a desktop version of Google Maps and categories that you can browse, so you can search without typing.
  • Two free help desk software tools

    Posted October 1, 2009 - 11:48 am

    These two tools, both available in free and paid versions, give you a lot of flexibility in how you can manage your networks and help desk issues.
  • Indian mobile search site aims at low-cost entry

    Posted October 1, 2009 - 5:40 am

    An Indian local and media search site ( is using search engines from Yahoo and Microsoft at the back-end of its site to keep its costs low.

  • Doomed iTablet to save doomed newspaper industry

    Posted September 30, 2009 - 8:31 pm

    If anyone can make newspapers cool again, it's Apple! But they probably can't.
  • AT&T buys mobile development company Plusmo

    Posted September 30, 2009 - 3:10 pm

    AT&T has acquired mobile-application development company Plusmo and plans to use its technology to more quickly build applications and widgets for mobile phones as well as PCs and TVs.
  • AT&T unveils dual-mode Genus smartphone

    Posted September 30, 2009 - 10:56 am

    AT&T and TerreStar Networks today announced the TerreStar Genus, a smartphone that can use a satellite network when AT&T's cellular wireless network is unavailable.
  • Wireless charging to go mainstream in 2010, maker says

    Posted September 30, 2009 - 10:54 am

    The company behind the new Dell Latitude Z laptop's wireless power charger predicts that its technology will go mainstream next year, with cell phones, MP3 players and Bluetooth headsets featuring the technology at the coming Consumer Electronics Show.
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