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  • Acer in talks to supply netbooks to 3G operators

    Posted July 14, 2008 - 9:34 am

    Acer, the world's third largest PC vendor, is in talks with several 3G (third-generation) network operators at home and in Europe to supply Aspire one netbooks with built-in 3G.
  • IBM slims down the Web for your phone

    Posted July 13, 2008 - 8:42 pm

    Researchers at IBM have developed software that lets mobile users create slimmed-down Web pages that can be viewed more easily on a small device such as a mobile phone.
  • London launch of iPhone 3G marred by software problems

    Posted July 11, 2008 - 12:16 pm

    Software problems marred the launch of the iPhone 3G at Apple's flagship store in London, where customers had difficulty activating their new phones.
  • IPhone 3G activations in US trouble-plagued

    Posted July 11, 2008 - 12:03 pm

    AT&T reported that in-store iPhone 3G activations were suspended at about 9:30 EDT Friday nationwide because of problems users were having conncting with the iTunes 7.7 software needed to configure the device.
  • Intel sells RFID business to Seattle company

    Posted July 10, 2008 - 5:10 pm

    Seattle-based Impinj has acquired Intel's RFID business under undisclosed terms, the companies said on Thursday.
  • The iPhone 3G: What you need to know

    Posted July 10, 2008 - 11:18 am

    With the iPhone 3G's release just days away, it's time to revisit the pressing questions relating to Apple's next-generation phone. We still don't know everything about this forthcoming iPhone 3G--and probably won't until we've picked one up on Friday morning--we do know more than we did immediately after Steve Jobs previewed the iPhone 3G at last month's Worldwide Developers Conference.
  • More companies back Symbian Foundation

    Posted July 10, 2008 - 11:02 am

    The Symbian Foundation is growing, with another nine companies joining the organization, including mobile operators 3, América Móvil and TIM.
  • Sprint picks wireless backhaul for WiMax

    Posted July 10, 2008 - 10:27 am

    Sprint Nextel has picked a supplier for the wireless backhaul links that will connect its WiMax network to the Internet in the carrier's first three deployments.

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    HTC's iPhone 3G rival, the Touch Diamond

    Posted July 10, 2008 - 10:05 am

    There's no getting away from comparisons to Apple's upcoming iPhone 3G these days, so here it is: The HTC Touch Diamond was built as a follow up to the HTC Touch, launched last year as a Windows Mobile-based competitor for the original iPhone.
  • Ready to rip iPhone 3G apart

    Posted July 10, 2008 - 10:00 am

    Luke Soules, CXO of iFixit, a California-based provider of Mac and iPod parts and upgrades, is number four in the queue outside the Vodafone store in Queen Street, in Auckland. He is hoping to be the first in the world to pull the iPhone 3G apart and to document this online.
  • Apple's iPhone faces first test in fickle Japan market

    Posted July 10, 2008 - 9:53 am

    In many countries the latest version of the iPhone represents the epitome of high-technology but the picture is different in Japan, which gets its first-ever taste of the iPhone with the Friday launch. Consumers here are used to advanced handsets that handle digital TV, e-money and replace their subway and rail cards for travel, so the reaction the iPhone -- which does none of these -- will get in Japan is being watched with interest.
  • Microsoft rural innovation winner finds gold in green

    Posted July 9, 2008 - 4:21 pm

    A team from Indonesia took home a US$10,000 prize in the Rural Innovation segment of Microsoft's Imagine Cup this year by developing a way for people to report environmental problems with their mobile phones.
  • First iPhone 3G reviews trickle in

    Posted July 9, 2008 - 3:50 pm

    The first reviews of the iPhone 3G, from the members of Apple's "A-List" of media members who get a few weeks of early access to major Apple products, have arrived.
  • Voice activation comes to iPhone 3G

    Posted July 9, 2008 - 11:39 am

    The iPhone will offer voice-activated dialing and music playlist navigation, but only through the efforts of third party developer, Fonix Speech.
  • O2: iPhone 3G orders reached 13,000 per second

    Posted July 9, 2008 - 11:07 am

    O2 has admitted that its online ordering system failed this week - on strength of orders reaching 13,000 per second at points on Monday morning.

  • Apple offers details, advice for Friday's iPhone launch

    Posted July 8, 2008 - 3:24 pm

    Getting an iPhone back in the day--the day, in this case, being June 2007--was no big thing. Just show up early, stand in line, smile pretty for the cameras, buy your phone, and head on home to activate it at your leisure. Oh, what a time to be alive! Ah, but the world of the iPhone 3G is a more complex place.
  • Apple iPhone 3G pre-orders crash O2 site

    Posted July 8, 2008 - 2:22 pm

    Customers eager to pre-order an Apple Inc. iPhone 3G in the U.K. overwhelmed the O2 Web site early Monday, and when the site returned to operation, the mobile operator said "unprecedented" demand had exhausted its available inventory.
  • Group queues up for iPhone 3G to promote organic farming

    Posted July 7, 2008 - 8:31 pm

    iPhones and sustainable agriculture don't have a lot in common, but a bedraggled group of publicity-seekers and iPhone enthusiasts who want the next U.S. president to plant an organic farm on the White House lawn have connected the two as a reason to line up for Friday's iPhone 3G launch.

  • Amid transition, Symbian starts paid partner program

    Posted July 7, 2008 - 8:25 pm

    Symbian launched a partner program for software developers working with its mobile OS, taking an interim step to attract more developers while the OS moves toward open-source availability.
  • Developers load Android onto Nokia device

    Posted July 7, 2008 - 2:57 pm

    Developers have created an easy way to load Android, Google's mobile-phone OS that is still in the works, on Nokia's N810 open-source handheld devices.

  • More answers for iPhone 3G questions

    Posted July 7, 2008 - 11:16 am

    So outrageously popular were yesterday's answers to many of those popular questions prospective iPhone 3G buyers are clamoring about, that we've decided to provide you with a second installment, this one covering a few questions that an AT&T spokesperson graciously took the time to answer, just for us (and, by extension, you).

  • Walk or drive? New service compares calories to CO2

    Posted July 7, 2008 - 10:54 am

    Walking is the ultimate green mode of transport and you know you need the exercise -- but the car is so much easier. It's a difficult decision for some but a new service that launches in the U.S. on Monday might help you make the right choice by comparing the number of calories you'll use walking versus the amount of Carbon Dioxide emitted by driving.
  • Indian mobile market to hit $37 billion, Gartner says

    Posted July 2, 2008 - 11:43 am

    Mobile services revenue in India is projected to grow around 18 percent a year, hitting US$37 billion by 2012, Gartner said Wednesday.
  • No-contract iPhone on the way

    Posted July 2, 2008 - 8:59 am

    AT&T Mobility put some asterisks on its iPhone 3G pricing Tuesday but also revealed an interesting option coming in the future: an iPhone without a contract.
  • Ericsson equips Toshiba laptops with mobile broadband

    Posted July 1, 2008 - 10:26 am

    Ericsson will equip Toshiba's business laptops with integrated support for mobile broadband access using HSPA.

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