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  • Motorola Backflip on AT&T: Not Full Android Experience

    Posted March 8, 2010 - 10:52 pm

    AT&T may have opened its arms to Android with the release of Motorola's Backflip, but it isn't exactly embracing the platform's open nature.
  • Verizon LTE Blazing Trails for Wireless Broadband

    Posted March 8, 2010 - 10:44 pm

    Verizon, the largest wireless provider in the United States based on total subscribers, announced plans to expand its next-generation wireless broadband beyond the initial test sites of Boston and Seattle. The LTE pilot has been an overwhelming success and soon another 25 to 30 markets will get to enjoy the blazing 4G speeds as well.
  • Navajo Nation may get cutting-edge LTE network

    Posted March 8, 2010 - 10:40 pm

    If a pending federal grant is approved, one of the first LTE (Long-Term Evolution) wireless broadband networks in the U.S. will be built across 15,120 square miles of desert.
  • Verizon LTE: A Wireless Broadband FAQ

    Posted March 8, 2010 - 10:38 pm

    Verizon Wireless says 4G network testing in Boston and Seattle has gone not just well, but surprisingly so, offering wireless data at speeds that top most wired broadband connections. With such promises, 4G is becoming the wireless buzzword of 2010, as Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint start to battle for 4G leadership. Here's what you need to know, starting with Verizon's LTE network.
  • When is Android not Android? When it's on AT&T

    Posted March 8, 2010 - 10:20 pm

    The first Android phone to hit the AT&T network is the Motorola Backflip. Unfortunately AT&T made some mods under the hood before shipping this new device.
  • Apple's iPad: Will it sell?

    Posted March 8, 2010 - 2:27 pm

    Apple's iPad will fly out of stores when it goes on sale in four weeks, building momentum through the rest of the year, analysts said today.
  • The state of 4G in 2010

    Posted March 8, 2010 - 2:24 pm

    The transition to 4G services will slowly start to take shape by the end of the year.
  • LTE speeds faster than expected in Verizon trials

    Posted March 8, 2010 - 2:11 pm

    Verizon said that its field tests of LTE, or 4G, technology has shown wireless data speeds much faster than first expected.
  • Appcelerator releases Titanium cross-platform app dev technology

    Posted March 8, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    Titanium lets developers build native apps for both desktop and mobile devices using Web techniques.
  • Tethering on Apple's iPad? Fuhgeddaboudit!

    Posted March 8, 2010 - 12:21 pm

    We're down to the final weeks before the debut of Apple's famed iPad. Even with the sale date set, though, plenty of pressing questions remain about the highly hyped device.
  • iPad to spur tablet sales to 10.5M in 2010

    Posted March 6, 2010 - 10:59 pm

    Apple's iPad could drive total tablet sales for the year as high as 10.5 million devices, a Gartner Research analyst said today.
  • Verizon Gets Microsoft 'Pink' Phones? Big Deal

    Posted March 6, 2010 - 10:55 pm

    Tipsters have outed Microsoft's social network-loving phones, codenamed "Pink," for an April launch on Verizon Wireless.
  • Better, faster, stronger: 4G's impact on app development

    Posted March 6, 2010 - 10:27 pm

    With 4G networks due to hit the mass market over the next two years, some application developers are looking at ways to exploit the new high-speed connections to improve their apps' performance and capabilities.
  • Wi-Fi troubleshooting gets easier, more portable

    Posted March 6, 2010 - 10:15 pm

    The cool new handheld Wi-Fi troubleshooter from Fluke Networks can help network technicians who aren't RF engineers to quickly diagnose a range of common wireless LAN problems.
  • Cisco exiting WiMAX RAN?

    Posted March 6, 2010 - 9:49 pm

    Reports have surfaced that Cisco is exiting the WiMAX radio access networks business following its $2.9 billion acquisition of Starent Networks.
  • Review

    VersaTool for BlackBerry: The only app you'll ever need?

    Posted March 5, 2010 - 11:39 pm

    VersatileMonkey.com produces the Swiss Army Knife of BlackBerry applications.
  • RSA, Cebit get the IT focus

    Posted March 5, 2010 - 8:10 pm

    Two major events -- the RSA Conference and the annual Cebit extravaganza -- dominated the IT headlines this week. In other news, all eyes were on Chile as the after-effects and aftershocks continued following a devastating 8.8 earthquake last Saturday. Taiwan also was hit by a major temblor, and given the prevalence of technology companies based there, the effects are rippling into IT.
  • MS Round-Up: Ballmer on Cloud 9, Office 2010 Upgrades, More

    Posted March 5, 2010 - 3:30 pm

    This week, Microsoft committed to cloud computing, Office 2010 free upgrades were announced and alleged Verizon 'Pink' phones got plenty of buzz.
  • EU to hold meeting on radio spectrum future

    Posted March 5, 2010 - 2:40 pm

    The European Commission and the European Parliament will have a public consultation on March 22 and March 23 about Europe's future use of radio spectrum, which thanks to the explosive growth of mobile broadband, has become a hot commodity.
  • iPad's US debut set for April 3

    Posted March 5, 2010 - 10:40 am

    The wifi model of Apple's highly anticipated iPad multimedia device will be released in the U.S. on April 3, with 3G-enabled devices available later in the month, Apple announced Friday.
  • Sony Takes Aim at Apple iPhone, iPad and iTunes

    Posted March 5, 2010 - 10:14 am

    Although under siege and late to the game, Sony still might woo consumers with new products that largely mimic Apple products if the price is right, says one analyst.
  • Google giving away phones to (some) Android devs

    Posted March 5, 2010 - 8:40 am

    If you have an app in the Android Market with 5000 or more downloads and a rating of 3.5 stars or better, Google might have a nice gift for you: either a Motorola Droid or a Nexus One.
  • Android largely unharmed in Google-China row

    Posted March 5, 2010 - 5:40 am

    A mobile phone with Google's Android operating system that was delayed in China will now ship next week, in the latest sign that Android has gone largely unscathed by a row between Google and the Chinese government.
  • AT&T's push of iPad as Wi-Fi device raises questions over 3G upgrades

    Posted March 4, 2010 - 3:01 pm

    AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson's comment that he expects the iPad to be used mainly as a "Wi-Fi-driven product" rather than over AT&Ts 3G cellular network bolsters the view that AT&Ts 3G network and upgrades won't fully support the bandwidth hungry iPad.
  • Review

    Where Android beats the iPhone

    Posted March 4, 2010 - 10:51 am

    Android's openness, flexibility, and Java foundation make it the best choice for many developers and the businesses that depend on them

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