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  • Google lists $350 fee for early Nexus One returns

    Posted January 12, 2010 - 7:10 pm

    Bloggers and other Nexus One users are expressing outrage at Google's plan to implement a $350 equipment recovery fee on phones returned after the 14-day trial period.
  • Wireless power

    Posted January 12, 2010 - 6:40 pm

    Despite the fact that the company's name is short for wireless electricity, Eric Giler, CEO of WiTricity, is quick to point out that isn't exactly what the company does. It only looks like that. Giler is the first business exec brought into this 16-person company, which is trying to commercialize the tech developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Marin Soljacic.
  • Google, T-Mobile respond to Nexus One customer complaints

    Posted January 12, 2010 - 6:10 pm

    Google and T-Mobile USA responded to hundreds of online complaints about the Nexus One smartphone and confusing customer support for the device.
  • Windows Mobile 7 Delayed Until 2011?

    Posted January 12, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    Google's Android mobile operating system is stealing the spotlight from Windows Mobile 7, so much so that reports say Microsoft's latest OS is delayed (again) due to Google's success.
  • 802.11n in 87% of Wi-Fi smartphones by 2014

    Posted January 12, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    Although 802.11n Wi-Fi technology was found in less than 1 percent of Wi-Fi-enabled smartphones last year, in 2014 at least 87 percent of Wi-Fi-capable smartphones will feature this latest of the 802.11 protocols.
  • Phishing app hits Android market...3 weeks ago

    Posted January 12, 2010 - 9:01 am

    Several weeks ago a phishing app was released to the Android Market. The good news is that it was detected and removed from the Market. The bad news is that no one noticed the event until almost three weeks later.
  • Aruba adds support for wired networks to management tool

    Posted January 12, 2010 - 6:10 am

    Aruba Networks is adding support for wired networks to the next version of its AirWave network management tool, it said on Monday.
  • India's Bharti to acquire Bangladesh telecom operator

    Posted January 12, 2010 - 4:10 am

    Bharti Airtel, India's largest mobile services provider, said Tuesday that it will acquire a 70 percent stake in Warid Telecom International, a mobile services operator in Bangladesh.
  • Reasons why tablets will totally work this time

    Posted January 11, 2010 - 3:57 pm

    You know that old definition of insanity? Expecting different results from the same behavior?
  • Stop inventing mobile phones

    Posted January 11, 2010 - 1:10 pm

    I'm a cheerleader for competition, innovation, freedom of choice and all that, but the volume of mobile operating systems and phone types has reached the point of creating industry chaos and confusion for both enterprises and consumers. Google's recent foray into the mobile phone market with its Android-based, HTC-manufactured Nexus One makes me wonder: Should the industry just take a breather for a few months while broadband wireless network buildouts and mobile device management (MDM) capabilities catch up to smartphone demands?
  • Genachowski addresses 'looming crisis' in wireless spectrum

    Posted January 11, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    “The data show that there’s a looming crisis,” he said. “Tackling spectrum challenges will mean moving simultaneously on several fronts.”

  • Alcatel kicks off green networks group

    Posted January 11, 2010 - 11:10 am

    Alcatel-Lucent wants the telecommunications industry to turn a little more green by developing new equipment that cuts power consumption by a factor of 1,000.
  • New digital cameras get fast, cheap and smart

    Posted January 11, 2010 - 11:04 am

    Higher resolution? Camera makers exhausted consumers' lust for higher pixel counts long ago. All those pixels just create a burden of bigger file sizes to deal with. Smaller? Small is nice, but with pocketability comes lower quality lenses, smaller displays and cramped controls.
  • Is Microsoft leading or following with SVG?

    Posted January 9, 2010 - 1:35 pm

    Microsoft last week joined the W3C SVG committee. Observers' reactions mixed suspicion and applause. Does proprietary intent matter, though?
  • Quick look: The LG GW990 and Intel's role in 'superphones'

    Posted January 9, 2010 - 10:10 am

    The upcoming LG Electronics GW990 smartphone looks, and feels, like it could be a real hit when it finally gets to the market in the second half of the year.
  • Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi to provide video downloads

    Posted January 9, 2010 - 9:40 am

    Aircell, the company offering the Gogo in-flight Wi-Fi service on many airlines, will launch an in-flight video downloading service later this year.
  • Symbian lays out mobile OS roadmap

    Posted January 8, 2010 - 9:40 pm

    Versions 3 and 4 of platform are due this year, with version 3 likely to be feature-complete next month
  • Your mobile future: From smartphones to superphones -- and beyond

    Posted January 8, 2010 - 8:10 pm

    Just when the world got familiar with the smartphone, the mobile phone community is starting to talk about the "superphone." There's much more to come.
  • FCC warns of impending wireless spectrum shortage

    Posted January 8, 2010 - 8:10 pm

    U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski said an impending shortage of wireless spectrum in the U.S. will dampen future economic growth unless action is taken to fix the problem.
  • Microsoft admits mobile missteps, but fights on

    Posted January 8, 2010 - 5:10 pm

    Microsoft doesn't have a business model problem in the mobile market, but its phones are skewed toward business users at the expense of consumers and are not as modern as they need to be, company officials said at CES.
  • Apple Tablet will be better than the Windows Tablet, hopefully

    Posted January 8, 2010 - 3:41 pm

    "Better" doesn't mean "crazy awesome," obviously...
  • E-readers to face tough fight against color tablets

    Posted January 8, 2010 - 7:40 am

    Up to 40 e-readers could hit the market in 2010, but the question remains whether any of them can grab a major foothold before tablet computers with e-reader functions and brilliant LED color screens take over.
  • CES Mobility Trends

    Posted January 8, 2010 - 4:08 am

    I'm sitting down at the end of the first day of the Computer Electronics Show with a head that's close to spinning with all the products I've seen aimed at mobile enterprise users (and, to be fair, all those that are aimed at other markets entirely).
  • MagicJack harnesses femtocell for VoIP

    Posted January 8, 2010 - 12:40 am

    MagicJack is demonstrating a device near the International Consumer Electronics Show this week that it claims will let consumers make VoIP calls using any GSM phone.
  • Verizon Wireless flexes LTE muscle at CES

    Posted January 7, 2010 - 10:40 pm

    Verizon Wireless demonstrated a series of technology prototypes this week to show how end users would benefit from its upcoming LTE network.
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