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  • 'Perfect storm' of growth coming for smartphones in '10

    Posted May 7, 2010 - 1:36 pm

    Smartphones such as the iPhone are in "high-growth mode" globally, IDC said today, with shipments by manufacturers growing nearly 57% in the first quarter.
  • 4G Wireless: 20 Questions Asked & Answered

    Posted May 7, 2010 - 1:29 pm

    As the proud owner of a 3G smartphone, you might have considered yourself a member of the leading edge of wireless services users. Then you started hearing ads and reading stories about something called "4G," and perhaps began wondering...what is it, where is it, can I get it, and do I want it? Here's a quick list that explains what 4G is, what it can do, why it's the future of wireless communications, and where (and when) you might be able to get it.
  • Asset tracking for enterprises made simpler

    Posted May 7, 2010 - 11:16 am

    Sensor Logic has extended its hosted asset tracking service to support new Web development tools and frameworks, and added ready-to-run basic tracking applications.
  • 4G Killer Apps: A Top Five

    Posted May 7, 2010 - 11:14 am

    Imagine sitting on the grass in a shady park, watching flawless high-definition television on your connected tablet. Imagine pausing the program and switching over to a video call from your mother.
  • Emergency Internet: Smartphone tethering

    Posted May 7, 2010 - 11:11 am

    While Mark Gibbs was without DSL he got online from his PC by tethering it to a Motorola Droid. Way cool.
  • Google Goggles Text Translation: A Hands-On Trial

    Posted May 7, 2010 - 10:53 am

    Strap on your seatbelts, Android fans: Google has a new tool in its Google Goggles Android app, and it's time to take it for a test drive.
  • Google: Not Evil, But Jerks Nonetheless?

    Posted May 7, 2010 - 10:42 am

    Accusations of Android being closed source have little merit, under the letter of open source licensing. That still doesn't mean Google couldn't get its act together and perhaps be a better open source citizen.
  • Android gains with small phone makers in China

    Posted May 7, 2010 - 1:10 am

    Google's Android is picking up steam in China among both big and small mobile phone makers, and the operating system is set to move even further down the price chain in coming months.
  • Welcome to Android

    Posted May 6, 2010 - 4:53 pm

    By now, you've probably heard an earful about how great Android phones are, how they will take over the mobile world, and how they do everything the Apple iPhone can't. But if you haven't yet fully explored an Android phone, you may be wondering what the hype is all about.
  • Rhomobile upgrades Rhodes mobile apps framework

    Posted May 6, 2010 - 4:27 pm

    Bidirectional media streaming and a metadata framework for easier integration with enterprise apps are offered in version 2.0
  • 3G v. Wi-Fi: Which iPad is Right for You?

    Posted May 6, 2010 - 4:23 pm

    The iPad has been available for a month now in the United States, but the 3G-capable version of Apple's tablet device just launched this past Friday. Apple has reportedly sold more than one million iPads thus far--less than half the time it took the original iPhone to reach that same milestone. If you aren't one of the million plus that already has one, here are some things to consider when choosing between the Wi-Fi only or 3G-capable models.
  • New Sprint strategy targets prepay market

    Posted May 6, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    Sprint is betting on prepay services in a new attempt to stem the tide of defecting customers.
  • National 3G license in India to cost over US$2.5 billion

    Posted May 6, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    Bidders for 3G spectrum and licenses in India have pushed up the cost of a nationwide license on Thursday to more than 113 billion Indian rupees (US$2.52 billion), further raising doubts about how quickly operators will be able to make money out of the service.
  • Europe adopts technical rules for rural mobile broadband

    Posted May 6, 2010 - 12:41 pm

    The European Commission announced on Monday that it has adopted uniform technical rules for mobile broadband in the 800MHz band.
  • Alcatel-Lucent posts larger loss, blames component shortages

    Posted May 6, 2010 - 6:11 am

    Telecommunications equipment vendor Alcatel-Lucent saw losses grow and revenue drop during the first three months of 2010. Positive signs in some markets were cancelled out by a component shortage.
  • AT&T extends iPhone exclusive in quid pro quo, says analyst

    Posted May 5, 2010 - 9:41 pm

    AT&T and Apple probably have a quid pro quo in place that has extended the mobile carrier's exclusive deal with the iPhone in return for heavily-discounted data plan pricing for the iPad, an analyst said today.
  • Clearwire free to use LTE under changed Intel deal

    Posted May 5, 2010 - 9:40 pm

    Clearwire and Intel have revised a technology deal that forbade the WiMax service provider from using any other technology, and Clearwire is already talking with equipment vendors about how it might adopt LTE (Long-Term Evolution) for its network.
  • Clearwire, partners name 19 upcoming WiMax cities

    Posted May 5, 2010 - 9:14 pm

    Clearwire's WiMax mobile broadband will come to 19 more markets across the U.S. this summer, with partner Sprint Nextel reselling the service in all those areas and partners Comcast and Time Warner Cable coming on board in some of them.
  • Thought on thoughts on Flash

    Posted May 5, 2010 - 5:55 pm

    A little while ago, Steve Jobs released his "Thoughts on Flash" letter. To say that it caused some consternation would be like saying that nuclear weapons make modest holes in the ground when detonated. That letter, and the rebuttal from Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen have pretty much dominated the Mac web, and most of the overall tech web since they came out.
  • Verizon customers lust for iPhone, says survey

    Posted May 5, 2010 - 4:21 pm

    Verizon subscribers would jump at the chance to have an iPhone, with more than half of those surveyed saying they would likely switch to an Apple handset, a recently-released poll said.
  • Carrier Ethernet market still growing, study shows

    Posted May 5, 2010 - 3:59 pm

    Making a call using a mobile device over a wireless cellular network is so commonplace today that it's easy to forget the huge networks, comprised of wires, cell towers, routers, switches and data centers, that power those calls.
  • Apple unlikely to change SDK to fend off antitrust inquiry, says expert

    Posted May 5, 2010 - 3:33 pm

    Despite reports that Apple might revamp its developers license to parry possible antitrust inquiries, that's unlikely to happen, said Hillard Sterling, an antitrust attorney.
  • Review

    Review: Sprint Overdrive 3G/4G Mobile Hotspot

    Posted May 5, 2010 - 3:01 pm

    If you're like me, you need to be connected to the Internet constantly, on multiple devices, and at the highest speeds possible. Wi-Fi is great for connecting from places like home, work, and local coffee spots. But when I'm on the road, finding usable Wi-Fi hotspots for connecting my wireless devices is a challenge, and I often use (or wish I could use) cellular data service instead.
  • Microsoft, Nokia Release Collaboration Smartphone App

    Posted May 5, 2010 - 2:59 pm

    Microsoft and Nokia are setting their sights on the mobile enterprise--and BlackBerry-maker RIM--with a new smartphone business-collaboration app, dubbed Microsoft Communicator Mobile for Nokia.
  • Hand-helds fail at the NYSE today: Report

    Posted May 5, 2010 - 2:45 pm

    The Wall Street Journal reported that about 30% of hand-held devices used by brokers on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange randomly failed this morning.
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