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  • Ruckus attacks enterprise Wi-Fi with pricing

    Posted March 15, 2010 - 8:40 am

    Ruckus Wireless aims to lower the cost of entry to enterprise IEEE 802.11n Wi-Fi gear with a stepped-down line of access points it is introducing on Monday.
  • FCC's national broadband plan: What's in it?

    Posted March 12, 2010 - 6:40 pm

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission plans to release a national broadband plan next week that will lay out an ambitious set of goals for broadband deployment and adoption.
  • A year later, Zer01's Web site disappears

    Posted March 12, 2010 - 6:40 pm

    It was just about a year ago that Zer01 Mobile made its grand entrance at the annual CTIA wireless convention.
  • Smartphones spread slowly in China, despite 3G and iPhone

    Posted March 12, 2010 - 2:40 pm

    China now has the iPhone and more big-name smartphones are due in the country, but few buyers overall are choosing smartphones despite promotion by China's mobile carriers.
  • iPad pre-orders start at 5:30am PT. Got your credit card ready?

    Posted March 11, 2010 - 10:43 pm

    No more waffling! The time has come to decide if you're going to be on the cutting (bleeding?) edge of iPad ownership. So who is ready to pre-order?
  • Why the National Broadband Plan Should Include Public Wi-Fi

    Posted March 11, 2010 - 6:16 pm

    As the FCC prepares to release its National Broadband Plan next week, I hope it will address expanding Wi-Fi as part of improving mobile data access. It appears no amount of repurposed radio spectrum is likely to meet the expanding wireless data demand for very long.
  • RIM's future strong despite outages and outraged users

    Posted March 11, 2010 - 6:15 pm

    A data service outage affecting some BlackBerry users nationally this week seems to have left them angry but not deeply concerned about the future of BlackBerry's parent, Research in Motion Ltd.
  • Android Dominates, Windows Mobile Plummets, iPhone Stagnant

    Posted March 11, 2010 - 5:39 pm

    The results are in from comScore for the most recent quarter for smartphone usage in the United States. With smartphone use up 18 percent over the previous quarter, topping 42 million users, Google's Android mobile operating system stands out as the dominant winner for this quarter.
  • Apple's iPad pre-sale begins Friday

    Posted March 11, 2010 - 5:14 pm

    Beginning on Friday, iPad buyers will finally be able to order the tablet-styled device -- or reserve one at an Apple store. Here's what you need to know before buying.
  • Researchers use light from LEDs to send data wirelessly

    Posted March 11, 2010 - 4:51 pm

    Light coming from lamps in your home could eventually be used to encode a wireless broadband signal, according to German researchers.
  • Will Verizon 4G Mean the End of 'All You Can Eat' Data?

    Posted March 11, 2010 - 4:43 pm

    Verizon Wireless expects to have its first 4G smartphone out by the middle of next year, but the subtext is you may end up paying more for your wireless data.
  • WiMAX device shipments surged in 2009

    Posted March 11, 2010 - 4:34 pm

    In another sign that the 4G wireless Internet market is revving up, market research firm Maravedis reports that shipments for WiMAX devices grew by 147% in 2009.
  • T-Mobile explains BlackBerry outage, says it's fixed

    Posted March 11, 2010 - 4:16 pm

    T-Mobile USA issued an explanation for the BlackBerry data outage affecting some nationwide users Monday and Tuesday, saying it related only to Wi-Fi and not T-Mobiles network, directly contradicting what some users reported.
  • 8 weird but cool Android apps

    Posted March 11, 2010 - 4:15 pm

    So you told your boss that you bought your Android smartphone so that you could track your business calls, be more effective when traveling for your company, have easy access to Gmail and keep your organization's Twitter feed current. But we know what's really going on -- you got that smartphone because it was cool and because you wanted to play with all the apps. (And possibly because it wasn't Apple or AT&T.)
  • First LTE phone from Verizon expected mid-2011

    Posted March 11, 2010 - 3:48 pm

    Verizon Wireless plans to launch its first LTE-based wireless phone in mid-2011, three to six months after the carrier rolls out its new LTE network, according to a report.
  • Motorola to put Bing search on Android phones

    Posted March 11, 2010 - 12:10 am

    Motorola will start loading Microsoft's search and map services onto its Android smartphones in China, bringing more non-Google services to the phones amid a row between Google and China.
  • RIM silent on data outages in North America, UK

    Posted March 10, 2010 - 4:53 pm

    Some BlackBerry users in North America and the United Kingdom said they experienced data outages earlier this week on Wi-Fi-equipped BlackBerries when not connected to Wi-Fi.
  • Former FCC chair says more fiber will help wireless crunch

    Posted March 10, 2010 - 3:40 pm

    Laying more fiber is one way to make more efficient use of wireless spectrum, former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin said on Wednesday.
  • 3G buildouts push up mobile network investment

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 9:40 pm

    Mobile networks may not be getting upgraded as fast as some subscribers would like, but carrier spending on infrastructure is expected to rebound slightly this year after falling in 2009.
  • Data issue hits BlackBerry devices for second day

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 8:40 pm

    Some BlackBerry users are complaining of an inability to use data services for the second day in a row.
  • Windows XP's built-in Wi-Fi Security Hole

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 6:16 pm

    Ever look for a Wi-Fi connection and see the "Free Public Wifi" SSID? It won't be a good connection, but it's also not an attempt to break into your laptop. It's an invitation for someone else to break into that user's laptop.
  • Android native development kit updated

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 6:02 pm

    OpenGL ES 2.0 added to package enabling developers to build performance-critical parts of an app in native code.
  • New routers let companies exploit 3G cellular data networks

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 5:51 pm

    Machine to machine (M2M) communications via 3G cellular data links is expanding in the enterprise. Sixnet offers a battery of new products to make it simple and cost-effective to network kiosks, remote offices, point-of-sale equipment and digital signage.
  • Verizon-AT&T LTE battle heats up

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 5:43 pm

    The simmering marketing battle between Verizon Wireless and AT&T over whose LTE network is first and best promises to explode in the coming months, analysts say.
  • In Pictures: 10 Best iPhone Role Playing Games

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 2:09 pm

    Everything from action RPGs like Across Age to first-person Oblivion-esque titles like Ravensword.
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