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  • Acer to acquire smartphone maker E-Ten

    Posted March 3, 2008 - 11:34 am

    Acer, the world's third largest PC vendor, has signed an agreement to buy handheld device maker E-Ten Information Systems of Taiwan.
  • Decision against Qualcomm in Nokia case stands

    Posted February 27, 2008 - 9:42 pm

    A December decision against Qualcomm's bid to keep some Nokia phones out of the U.S. will stand, Nokia said Wednesday.
  • Verizon's first open-network specs coming March 19

    Posted February 27, 2008 - 4:43 pm

    Verizon Wireless will release Version 1.0 of the technical specifications for devices to use on its 'Any Device, Any App' service at its developer conference on March 19.
  • Lawmakers debate mobile consumer rights bill

    Posted February 27, 2008 - 4:31 pm

    A proposed consumer rights bill for mobile telephone service drew mixed reviews during a hearing in Congress Wednesday, with detractors saying the legislation would place too much regulation on a competitive industry.
  • BlackBerry stumbles over words in Taiwan

    Posted February 26, 2008 - 10:35 am

    BlackBerry sales in Taiwan in 2007 disappointed the local vendor of the popular devices, but the company expects a big improvement this year because people on the island will be able to type mobile e-mails in their own language.
  • Is a free global Wi-Fi network possible?

    Posted February 25, 2008 - 11:18 am

    WeFi, a software company headquartered in Fairfax, Va., and in Tel Aviv, Israel, creates software that searches for Wi-Fi hot spots in a user's area and allows them to map all the hot spots in their vicinity through Google Maps application. The eventual goal, WeFi says, is to create a global map of wireless hot spots. In this Q&A, WeFi CEO Zur Feldman, explains how WeFi works, how it enables Wi-Fi connectivity, and how the company plans to make money from creating a virtual global Wi-Fi network.
  • Researchers dream up mobile chameleon device

    Posted February 25, 2008 - 10:57 am

    Imagine tapping out text messages on a device the size of an index card and as flat as a piece of paper, then folding it in thirds to hold it to your ear and make a phone call. Refold it in a slightly different shape and wrap it around your wrist, where it becomes a watch and also communicates with an ear bud that lets you talk hands free.
  • Motorola finds new counter for shrinking pile of beans

    Posted February 24, 2008 - 9:25 pm

    Motorola President and CEO Greg Brown added another piece to the company's newnmanagement team on Friday with the announcement that Paul Liska will become executive vice president and chief financial officer.
  • White spaces group: Device testing on track

    Posted February 22, 2008 - 10:37 am

    A wireless broadband device tested by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission for interference with television and wireless microphone signals has not failed, as a broadcasting group claimed last week, members of the White Spaces Coalition said Thursday.
  • RIM gains despite outages

    Posted February 21, 2008 - 4:38 pm

    Consumers and enterprise workers are flocking to the BlackBerry despite recent embarrassing glitches that have shut down service for hours on a few occasions.
  • EU drafts guidelines for RFID technologies

    Posted February 21, 2008 - 2:48 pm

    The European Commission has sketched out guidelines designed to help get RFID (radio frequency identification) technologies up and running in the European Union, but stopped short of proposing formal legislation in the area.
  • BlackBerry network down again on Wednesday

    Posted February 20, 2008 - 4:17 pm

    BlackBerry users in North America were complaining of service problems again on Wednesday morning.
  • Microsoft looking for ways to converge Windows Mobile, Zune

    Posted February 19, 2008 - 5:43 pm

    Microsoft appears to be looking for new ways to tie Windows Mobile phones and Zune media players together, although a Zune phone remains unlikely.
  • Mobile broadband heads upstream

    Posted February 19, 2008 - 11:49 am

    The first generation of High Speed Packet Access mobile services increased download speeds to mobile phones. Now carriers are also launching HSPA services, also known as Turbo-3G, with faster upload speeds, making the mobile office even more of a reality.
  • Vodafone's BlackBerries get disaster shield

    Posted February 19, 2008 - 11:46 am

    Vodafone will offer its BlackBerry customers a high availability and disaster recovery service, good news for corporates who live in fear of losing email access on the platform.
  • GPS helps you find your friends

    Posted February 15, 2008 - 2:38 pm

    your friends, not finding your way, as GPS evolves into more of a social tool.

  • Most analog cellular to fade away on Monday

    Posted February 14, 2008 - 9:23 pm

    You may think of sunsets as something nice to look at, but if you have an older cell phone or a home alarm system, there's one coming up on Monday that may not be so pretty.
  • BenQ to start T80 mobile near field communications trial

    Posted February 14, 2008 - 11:00 am

    Next month, residents of a Farglory Land Development housing project in Taiwan will be invited to test a new mobile phone from BenQ, the T80, that uses NFC (near field communications) technology to access home security systems and pay for items including subway rides.
  • Top 10 mobile trends

    Posted February 13, 2008 - 3:15 pm

    World Congress in Barcelona this week.

  • What Google's Android means to the tech industry

    Posted February 13, 2008 - 2:44 pm

    Google's Android platform is based on Linux and is a creation that is backed by the Open Handset Alliance. But beyond how it works and what makes it work, Google's new OS is something fresh and new that none of us have witnessed in years.
  • Outage gives BlackBerry a black eye

    Posted February 13, 2008 - 10:46 am

    The second lengthy BlackBerry outage in less than a year has one consulting company advising clients not to rely solely on the popular smart phones for critical e-mail messages.
  • T-Mobile dumps Google for Yahoo

    Posted February 13, 2008 - 10:43 am

    T-Mobile announced on Tuesday that it will soon begin using Yahoo as its preferred mobile search provider in Europe, ending the operator's existing relationship with Google for mobile search.
  • RIM probing cause of BlackBerry outage

    Posted February 12, 2008 - 5:21 pm

    Research In Motion still doesn't know why its BlackBerry service went down for several hours on Monday.
  • Vodafone CEO calls for mobile OS consolidation

    Posted February 12, 2008 - 5:08 pm

    The wide variety of operating systems on mobile phones is hindering the growth of cool mobile Internet applications, according to Arun Sarin, CEO of network operator Vodafone.
  • Nokia integrates Google into its search application

    Posted February 12, 2008 - 5:00 pm

    Nokia will integrate Google's search engine into its own search application on four of its latest phones unveiled at the Mobile World Congress, the companies said on Tuesday.

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