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  • Report: New Google Phone Expected Next Week from T-Mobile

    Posted June 17, 2009 - 11:34 am

    What's smaller than the iPhone and thinner than the G1? It's T-Mobile's second Android-powered phone: myTouch 3G. Or at least that's the rumor, anyway. Next week, T-Mobile is expected to announce a summer launch date for another Android-powered phone from HTC called the myTouch 3G, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  • IBM allocates $100M for research in mobile communications

    Posted June 17, 2009 - 11:17 am

    IBM is investing in technology that will bring simple, easy-to-use services to people use their mobile devices for managing large forces of enterprise field workers, conducting financial transactions, and for entertainment, shopping, and other activities.
  • Palm Pre playing catch-up in apps race

    Posted June 16, 2009 - 9:31 pm

    Palm’s Pre smartphone has been compared favorably to Apple’s iPhone since its launch June 6, but there’s one measure in which Palm’s offering falls woefully short: apps. The 30 mobile applications available in Palm’s App Catalog would barely fill one shelf inside Apple’s 50,000-item App Store.
  • Moblin: 6 key things to know

    Posted June 16, 2009 - 5:08 pm

    The beta of the Moblin 2.0 operating system was released earlier this month, and supports netbooks and nettops. But the target is much broader, including personal devices, television, and in-vehicle automotive computing. Here are six things you should know about Moblin.
  • Nvidia: Future chips will enhance video on mobile devices

    Posted June 16, 2009 - 4:56 pm

    Nvidia hopes to develop chips that enable applications such as image recognition and video search on mobile devices like smartphones and low-cost laptops, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said on Tuesday.
  • Hackers dissect Palm Pre, webOS

    Posted June 16, 2009 - 2:18 pm

    A week after the release of the Palm Pre, hackers are eagerly dissecting and sifting through the webOS software that powers it.
  • China to propose WLAN security standard for global use again

    Posted June 16, 2009 - 9:40 am

    China will submit its wireless LAN security protocol to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for consideration as a global standard, years after its rejection by the standards body incensed Chinese backers
  • SHOCKER: AT&T does something nice for iPhone users!

    Posted June 15, 2009 - 10:15 pm

    And one (and maybe two) things that aren't so nice. But hey, free MMS!
  • Developers asked to stop tethering talk on Palm Pre

    Posted June 15, 2009 - 8:32 pm

    Palm Inc. has "politely" cautioned a developer forum not to allow online discussions of tethering with the new Palm Pre.
  • WiMax launch in Atlanta is biggest city so far in Clearwire roadmap

    Posted June 15, 2009 - 8:19 pm

    Clearwire Corp. officially celebrates the launch of its WiMax service in Atlanta on Tuesday, but the formal launch in its largest city so far still has experts wondering how the fast wireless Internet service will catch on around the nation.
  • AT&T: MMS 'no extra cost' for text bundle customers

    Posted June 15, 2009 - 2:30 pm

    Good news, everyone: it sounds like you can take a (brief) break from throwing darts at AT&T's logo and photos of its various executives. Thanks to a new FAQ from the carrier that focuses on iPhone 3G S and some of iPhone OS 3.0's new features, we have a little more information on what to expect when MMS goes live later this summer.
  • Why Dell should buy Palm

    Posted June 15, 2009 - 2:28 pm

    Palm Inc. needs money to survive. Dell Inc. needs a handset business to compete. Clearly, Dell should acquire Palm immediately. The union would benefit both companies, as well as investors, the industry and, most of all, users.
  • 200 solar-powered network sensors to monitor rainforest

    Posted June 12, 2009 - 1:52 pm

    The Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organisation (CSIRO) will install some 200 solar-powered, sensor network nodes over the next two years to help rehabilitate rainforest in the Springbrook World Heritage precinct in south-east Queensland.
  • The guts of the iPhone 3GS

    Posted June 12, 2009 - 4:11 am

    Peek inside -- and learn why Apple isn't so keen on advertising what's inside.
  • Chinese iPhone deal shows more hints of progress

    Posted June 11, 2009 - 12:01 pm

    Hints of progress toward Apple's goal of selling the iPhone in China have appeared on its own Web site and that of a Chinese government organization.
  • iPhone-themed anti-AT&T whining: Some justified, some not

    Posted June 10, 2009 - 3:04 pm

    All tech advances cause grievance; your Inside the Cult blogger well dictate to you which is justified.
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    Your next iPhone: iPhone 3.0 update or iPhone 3G S?

    Posted June 10, 2009 - 1:52 pm

    Between Apple's free OS upgrade, the new next-generation handset, and the heavily discounted 3G, it's decision-time for both devotees and holdouts.
  • WiFi gets personal with Mi-Fi

    Posted June 10, 2009 - 11:58 am

    The Sprint Mi-Fi is a credit-card-sized device that includes a 3G wireless connection combined with a Wi-Fi router and GPS radio.
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    The Smartphone Forecast for 2009

    Posted June 10, 2009 - 10:56 am

    The Palm Pre and the Apple iPhone 3G S are the smartphone standouts of 2009, but they're not the only news. Operating systems are receiving updates, new devices are debuting, and app stores are growing by the day. Here's what to look for from the six big operating systems in smartphones today.
  • iPhone vs. BlackBerry: Readers strike back

    Posted June 10, 2009 - 9:43 am

    In comparing the RIM BlackBerry Bold to the Apple iPhone 3G, after a month-long test of each, I declared that it was time to bury the BlackBerry, as it was mediocre in its signature mail functions and pathetic in next-gen mobile capabilities such as Web browsing and applications. Not surprisingly, BlackBerry users took great exception to this assertion.
  • Why is AT&T late on MMS, tethering for iPhone 3G S?

    Posted June 9, 2009 - 5:08 pm

    Although both MMS support and tethering are possible on the upcoming iPhone 3G S, AT&T doesn't yet offer tethering and won't deliver on multimedia messaging until later this summer. Which raises this question: What's taking AT&T so long?
  • iPhone OS 3.0 adopts some BlackBerry-like security

    Posted June 9, 2009 - 10:11 am

    The new iPhone 3.0 OS, to be released on June 17 as a free update to iPhone users and a $10 update to iPod Touch users, adds remote wipe and kill, but not for all e-mail platforms
  • Palm may have sold up to 100,000 Pres in first weekend

    Posted June 9, 2009 - 10:02 am

    Palm, Sprint won't say, but one analyst estimates customers bought 50K to 100K of the smartphones since the device went on sale Saturday.
  • iPhone 3G S vs Palm Pre: The Battle Begins

    Posted June 9, 2009 - 9:53 am

    The main difference between the iPhone 3G S and the Palm Pre is quite obvious -- for the same price as a 16GB iPhone3G S you only get a 8GB Palm Pre. However, the Palm Pre offers a better deal against the iPhone 3G S when it comes to the data plan.
  • Inside the iPhone 3G S's pricing

    Posted June 9, 2009 - 9:39 am

    The news that Apple would be selling its fancy new iPhone 3G S for the same prices as the iPhone 3G was greeted by applause at Monday morning's WWDC keynote. But, as interested customers soon discovered, those prices aren't necessarily the same for all customers.
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