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  • Microsoft Windows Mobile 7 delayed until 2010

    Posted December 15, 2009 - 2:10 pm

    Microsoft has revealed that Windows Mobile 7 - the next version of its smartphone OS - is unlikely to be released until "late 2010".
  • Opinion: The year ahead in mobile: Mobile services and fewer platforms

    Posted December 15, 2009 - 12:40 pm

    Five predictions from mobility analyst Michael Gartenberg.
  • Google's Nexus One: The story so far

    Posted December 15, 2009 - 8:55 am

    In a short three days the "Google Phone" went from unsubstantiated rumor to a real story with lots of hype and conflicting reports. We try to get a handle on exactly what's going on with the Nexus One.
  • China and Taiwan seek cooperation in RFID

    Posted December 15, 2009 - 4:40 am

    A conference on RFID (radio frequency identification) wireless technology opened Tuesday in Taipei promising to open the road to cooperation between China and Taiwan on how the two can further develop the technology and use it in products and services.
  • Sweden's TeliaSonera Blazes 4G Trail

    Posted December 14, 2009 - 10:10 pm

    Sweden's TeliaSonera has implemented 4G mobile networking in Stockholm, Sweden and Oslo, Norway. The LTE deployment is ahead of the projected schedule and makes TeliaSonera the first in the world to implement commercially-available 4G wireless.
  • Report: AT&T Reputation Tarnished by iPhone Flaws

    Posted December 14, 2009 - 9:10 pm

    A report from the New York Times this weekend suggests that the perception that AT&T has an inferior wireless network may be more than greatly exaggerated--they might be flat wrong. Not only that, but it may be the Apple iPhone that is the root of the problems that are sullying AT&T's reputation.
  • 4G Mobile Service Debuts: What You Need to Know

    Posted December 14, 2009 - 8:40 pm

    A Swedish telecom firm has become the first carrier to offer 4G wireless service, albeit on a very limited basis. TeliaSonera announced Monday that its 4G/LTE network for data services would be available initially in Stockholm, Sweden and Oslo, Norway, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. The carrier plans to expand 4G coverage to 25 cities in Sweden and four in Norway by the end of 2010.
  • AT&T iPhone Users Irate at Idea of Usage-Based Pricing

    Posted December 14, 2009 - 3:40 pm

    In less than two years, the iPhone has changed the way people think about and use their phones. As with any paradigm shift, reverberations can be felt in many ways. Wireless data usage has spiked, clogging AT&T's network.
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 Supports MS Exchange 2010

    Posted December 14, 2009 - 3:10 pm

    BlackBerry-smartphone-maker Research In Motion (RIM) late last week announced that its BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) 5.0 software for corporate e-mail deployments now supports Microsoft's new Exchange Server 2010, as part of the BES service pack 1 (SP1) maintenance release 1 (MR1).
  • Google's Nexus One smartphone: Will mobile ads offset cost?

    Posted December 14, 2009 - 2:40 pm

    Google isn't talking publicly about reported plans to sell a powerful Android-based smartphone called the Nexus One directly to consumers next year, but the idea is already raising eyebrows with analysts.
  • Cell phones don't create stress or interrupt much personal time - study

    Posted December 14, 2009 - 2:39 pm

    The conventional wisdom is that cell phones create stress in our lives. But a new study of 1,083 Australians finds the opposite may be true. Cell phones may make us feel "less rushed."
  • Amazon Pushes Kindle iPhone App to International Markets

    Posted December 14, 2009 - 1:40 pm

    Amazon on Monday announced that the iPhone companion app for its Kindle ebook reader is now available in more than 60 additional countries. The move comes after the Internet retailer expanded international availability of its Kindle device earlier this fall and faces stiff homeland competition from the Barnes & Noble Nook.
  • Let the hacking begin! B&N's Nook has been 'rooted'

    Posted December 14, 2009 - 9:02 am

    Rooting an Android-based device is the first step in getting that device to do things the manufacturer never intended it to do. Over the weekend Barnes & Noble's Nook was rooted and the hacking/dev community is hard at work bringing new functionality to adventurous Nook owners.
  • Zenprise adds Android support to mobile management tool

    Posted December 14, 2009 - 8:40 am

    Zenprise Inc. is adding the ability to manage smartphones that run the Android operating system to the list of devices it can monitor with its MobileManager software tool.
  • TeliaSonera launches first commercial LTE services

    Posted December 14, 2009 - 7:10 am

    Mobile operator TeliaSonera has launched the world's first commercial LTE (Long-Term Evolution) networks, in the central parts of Stockholm and Oslo, it said on Monday.
  • Google phone to be called 'Nexus One,' will not be sold through carriers

    Posted December 12, 2009 - 8:18 pm

    Google has designed and will sell as early as next year a new cell phone that will not require a carrier, such as AT&T or Sprint.
  • AT&T San Francisco outage caused by hardware problem

    Posted December 11, 2009 - 10:40 pm

    A hardware problem in downtown San Francisco caused an outage on AT&T's 3G voice and data network Friday evening, but the carrier expected the problem to be fixed by about 6:15 p.m. Pacific time, an AT&T spokesman said.
  • AT&T: Strictly for losers

    Posted December 11, 2009 - 7:10 pm

    On the heels of AT&T's disastrous attempts to fight back against Verizon's clever "there's a map for that" ad campaign (Luke Wilson? Is that all you got?) comes more bad news for those who've hitched their smartphones to Ma Bell's wagon.
  • Android 2.0.1: A Hands-On Tour

    Posted December 11, 2009 - 4:10 pm

    Step aside, Android 2.0 -- Android 2.0.1 has arrived.
  • Broadband lags in U.S.

    Posted December 11, 2009 - 4:10 pm

    The United States still lags behind several developed countries in broadband penetration despite experiencing solid growth over the past year, according to new data released by the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation.
  • AT&T All Over the Map in Addressing Challenges

    Posted December 11, 2009 - 3:10 pm

    AT&T's assertion that customers consume too much data, and its threat to institute tiered pricing rather than providing unlimited data plans is just the latest folly in AT&T's chaotic struggle to address the myriad challenges facing it. The kitchen sink approach doesn't appear to have any long-term strategic goal, and is creating more problems than it is solving so far.
  • FCC Gets Mixed Messages on Wireless Oversight

    Posted December 11, 2009 - 10:40 am

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) was chastised this week in a Government Accounting Office (GAO) report highlighting problems in the wireless industry and criticizing the FCC for failing to provide sufficient oversight. As the net neutrality battle simmers in the background, the GAO report sends mixed signals to the FCC.
  • Battle over voice on LTE heats up

    Posted December 10, 2009 - 10:10 pm

    Backers of two competing specifications for delivering voice over LTE mobile data networks have heralded demonstrations in the past two days, while mobile giant Ericsson apparently dropped its support for one of the systems.
  • Government report blasts wireless fees

    Posted December 10, 2009 - 8:10 pm

    Wireless carriers are already under fire from the Federal Communications Commission, and today a new government report threw on more gasoline, especially for carriers early termination fees.
  • 10 predictions for 2010

    Posted December 10, 2009 - 6:08 pm

    No doubt, a leading IT story in 2010 will be the role that sector will play in the expected economic recovery, as well as how IT markets themselves recover. OK, so that's a no-brainer to predict, but we're latching on to some more specific details in that regard, and we've found a limb or three to walk out on as well. In no particular order we present the 2010 edition of our annual predictions.
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