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  • Why Sprint And Verizon Nixed the Nexus One

    Posted May 11, 2010 - 1:34 pm

    Sprint is following in the footsteps of Verizon, by backing out on its promise to carry the Google Nexus One on its network, and replacing the smartphone with a newer, flashier sibling. Still, it's not all bad news for Google or Android.
  • FCC looks to prevent mobile service 'bill shock'

    Posted May 11, 2010 - 12:11 pm

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission is looking for ways to help mobile phone customers avoid "bill shock" -- large, unexpected monthly charges.
  • Nokia reorganizes, again, to quicken phone development

    Posted May 11, 2010 - 10:10 am

    Nokia has decided to streamline its structure in a bid to accelerate the development of new phones and services, the phone maker said on Tuesday.
  • NY Times' Android app makes a mockery of iPad version

    Posted May 11, 2010 - 9:21 am

    Yesterday the NY Times released version 1.0 of its Android application. We take it for a spin. Steve Jobs isn't going to like this.
  • China Mobile wins approval for Taiwan subsidiary

    Posted May 11, 2010 - 7:40 am

    China's biggest mobile phone network operator won approval to set up a subsidiary in Taiwan, a first for a Chinese telecommunications company.
  • Clever Verizon service cuts mobile roaming fees in Europe

    Posted May 11, 2010 - 12:40 am

    Verizon Business says it can help European companies cut back on mobile service costs, including international roaming fees, with a new offering it plans to unveil on Tuesday.
  • HP Faces Rocky Road With Palm Buy

    Posted May 10, 2010 - 4:50 pm

    As HP acquires Palm, it will face significant hurdles in competing with more popular products for business, and more established companies for app developers, analysts say.
  • WiGig Alliance allies with Wi-Fi group for superfast wireless

    Posted May 10, 2010 - 4:48 pm

    Two international short-range wireless industry groups announced an agreement today to promote faster Wi-Fi in the 60 GHz frequency band, as well as the two bands where Wi-Fi now operates.
  • Top wireless and mobile tech stories of 2010

    Posted May 10, 2010 - 4:13 pm

    Keywords: Apple iPhone, Apple iPad, Microsoft Windows Phone 7, Google Nexus One, HP-Palm acquisition, smartphone

  • Android's strong U.S. sales are a wake-up call for Apple, says analyst

    Posted May 10, 2010 - 3:57 pm

    Android's strong U.S. sales in the first quarter show that Apple's iPhone, when tied to AT&T, has reached a saturation point, an analyst said today.
  • AT&T touts network improvements found in survey results

    Posted May 10, 2010 - 3:55 pm

    Gripe all you want about poor cellular service for the iPhone on AT&T, but the carrier says its wireless networks are improving, especially in New York City.
  • FAQ: WiGig Alliance Wireless Technology

    Posted May 10, 2010 - 12:56 pm

    The fledgling wireless technology WiGig passed an important milestone Monday with the official released of the technology's specifications, giving member companies the green light to start building products based on the protocol. WiGig, developed by the Wireless Gigabit Alliance, is a short-range wireless technology ten times faster than today's 802.11 speeds, capable of downloading a full-length HD movie in about 45 seconds (compared to 45 minutes over Wi-Fi). Products based on the new standard aren't expected to hit store shelves until 2010.
  • Unity and Ubuntu Light: Instant On, Instant Users

    Posted May 10, 2010 - 12:11 pm

    Mark Shuttleworth announced Unity this morning, Canonical's new netbook interface that will be at the core of it's new Ubuntu Light platform. Going head-to-head with SplashTop and similar instant-on environments, Ubuntu Light could offer a direct path to consumer Linux migration.
  • Aruba buys Azalea Networks for industrial mesh wireless in $40M deal

    Posted May 10, 2010 - 10:59 am

    Aruba Networks will buy a start-up in outdoor mesh wireless technology, Azalea Networks, in a cash and stock deal valued at $40.5 million.
  • HP's Slate to be replaced by WebOS tablet?

    Posted May 10, 2010 - 7:59 am

    Even though HP has not confirmed the rumored death of the Windows-based HP Slate, leaks are already pointing to its replacement: a WebOS-based tablet. The biggest surprise? The intended launch date.
  • Wireless Gigabit spec published, gains Cisco support

    Posted May 10, 2010 - 2:10 am

    The group developing a super-fast wireless data technology that can transmit data up to 10 times as fast as today's fastest Wi-Fi published its initial specification on Monday and named Cisco as the latest backer of the technology.
  • Wi-Fi, WirelessHD cozy up to WiGig standard

    Posted May 10, 2010 - 12:10 am

    The Wireless Gigabit Alliance may be on its way to dominating the market for multi-gigabit in-room wireless networks after the powerful Wi-Fi Alliance said it would study the group's specification as part of Wi-Fi certification and a key rival announced it would include WiGig in dual-mode chips.
  • Nokia targets Apple's iPad in new lawsuit

    Posted May 7, 2010 - 4:39 pm

    Nokia today expanded its legal attack against rival Apple to the iPad, alleging that Apple's tablet and iPhone violate five Nokia patents, court documents show.
  • '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.
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