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  • Prepaid mobile connections restored in India-run Kashmir

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 1:39 pm

    The Indian government on Thursday revoked a ban on new prepaid mobile phone connections in Jammu and Kashmir, after introducing rules for stricter verification of users' identities.
  • Virgin Mobile offers GSM services in India

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 1:10 pm

    Virgin Mobile said on Thursday that it has tied up with Indian mobile operator Tata Teleservices to offer mobile services in India using GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications), the more popular mobile technology in the country.
  • Kindle Apps Blur the Line Between Gadgets

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    Amazon is making some aggressive moves to defend the dominance of the Kindle as an e-reader, while also expanding its functionality to fend off competition from other gadgets. Following the news that Amazon is introducing a new royalty plan for Kindle authors, Amazon has also released the KDK (Kindle Development Kit) to enable developers to create apps for the device.
  • Sony Ericsson launches Symbian phone with HD recording

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 8:10 am

    Sony Ericsson has launched another Symbian-based smartphone, the Vivaz, which supports video recording at 720p and comes with an 8-megapixel camera.
  • Sony Ericsson boss sees no impact on Android from China spat

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 3:08 am

    Sony Ericsson isn't expecting any launch delay for its Xperia X10 Android-based smartphone in China despite Android-developer Google's threat to pull out of the market.
  • The tablet's second biggest question: Connectivity

    Posted January 20, 2010 - 8:35 pm

    Who needs another bill?
  • Apple's magical mystery event demystified

    Posted January 20, 2010 - 6:37 pm

    It's January, and that can only mean one thing: Apple has cranked the Hype Machine up to 11 again.
  • AT&T, T-Mobile 3G Upgrades Meaningless for BlackBerries

    Posted January 20, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    Earlier this month, on January 5, both AT&T and T-Mobile announced new upgrades to their 3G HSPA cellular networks in the United States, designed to boost maximum data transfer speeds over said networks to 7.2Mbps. That's more than double the current average 3G speeds--even triple in some cases.
  • Intel's WiMax chipset proves power hungry

    Posted January 20, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    Mobile broadband comes in different flavors, and the options are growing. Users can connect to the Internet through 3G networks, but now WiMax capabilities are being added to many laptops. WiMax (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) is a wireless technology that provides fast data-transfer rates over a wider area than Wi-Fi.
  • Verizon - AT&T 'Price War' May Cost You

    Posted January 20, 2010 - 3:07 pm

    Customers of Verizon and AT&T--the two largest wireless service providers in the United States, accounting for the vast majority of mobile service users--have reason to celebrate! Both wireless providers have announced price cuts in what appears to be the beginning of a price war. Don't uncork the champagne just yet, though. The losers of this war may be the customers.
  • Review

    10 great iPhone apps for business users

    Posted January 20, 2010 - 3:07 pm

    InfoWorld presents a grab bag of handy productivity apps that can make your iPhone as useful as can be
  • Apple Tablet: 10-Inch Display May Be a Myth

    Posted January 20, 2010 - 3:07 pm

    Will Apple's rumored iSlate tablet boast a 10-inch touchscreen? The masses seem to think so, but one technologist predicts a much smaller, 7-inch screen that's less power-hungry.
  • Scandinavian operator gets ready for HSPA at 42 Mbps

    Posted January 20, 2010 - 8:37 am

    Mobile operator 3 Scandinavia on Wednesday signed a deal with Ericsson to roll out broadband at 42 Mbps and then 84 Mbps in its Swedish and Danish 3G networks.
  • Motorola's latest Android handset unveiled in South Korea

    Posted January 20, 2010 - 3:07 am

    Motorola this week unveiled its first Android phone for the South Korean market. The phone, called the Motoroi, looks similar to the Motorola Droid handset in the U.S. or the Milestone in Europe but without the slide-out keyboard.
  • iPass gives IT more control of mobile access

    Posted January 19, 2010 - 8:36 pm

    Mobile connectivity provider iPass, which for many years has consolidated network accounts for workers on the go, is now shifting its focus to helping enterprises manage mobile data use.
  • AT&T, Verizon price cuts set stage for higher data rates, critics say

    Posted January 19, 2010 - 7:40 pm

    The recent decision by AT&T and Verizon to cut the prices of their unlimited nationwide voice calling plans, could set the stage for eventual hikes in data rates, critics argued.
  • Analyst: AT&T needs to spend US$5B to catch up

    Posted January 19, 2010 - 6:10 pm

    AT&T would need to spend about US$5 billion on its wireless network to catch up with the coverage offered by Verizon Wireless, a financial research firm said Tuesday.
  • Hardware expert bets on OLED for Apple tablet screen

    Posted January 19, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    Apple's tablet, now expected to be unveiled next week, will likely sport a 7-in. screen in its first iteration, with a 10-in. model following to make it a credible productivity platform, an Apple hardware expert predicted today.
  • Lotus BlackBerry Apps Aim to Boost Collaboration

    Posted January 19, 2010 - 4:40 pm

    Research In Motion (RIM) helped kick off software-behemoth IBM's (IBM) seventeenth-annual Lotusphere conference this morning with the announcement of two new IBM Lotus applications for BlackBerry smartphones: Lotus Quickr v1.0 and Lotus Connections v2.3.
  • Windows Mobile 7 to Get Two Versions, Report Says

    Posted January 19, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    An intriguing new rumor suggests that Windows Mobile 7 may come in two different flavors: a business version and a media version. The mobile OS may come with a variety of different features including an impressive mobile version of Office, online collaboration, high-definition video, Xbox Live, and streaming TV, according to WM Experts, a Windows Mobile news site.
  • Five Reasons Mobile Apps Rule

    Posted January 19, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    The mobile app craze, which was started by Apple's iPhone and has been perpetuated by any smartphone worth its plastic, shows no signs of slowing down, according to Gartner. The market researcher says mobile app revenue, which equaled $4.2 billion last year, will hit $29.5 billion in 2013. For consumers, that's a good thing, because mobile apps rule. There's been some talk of Web apps eventually killing off the downloadable app market, and that may hold true in the long, long run. But, right now, mobile apps rule. Here are five reasons why.
  • Cisco Wi-Fi software makes video more reliable, efficient over wireless

    Posted January 19, 2010 - 1:10 pm

    Video over Wi-Fi can be iffy, buggy, blurry and jittery. Cisco's new software is designed to solve all that.
  • Video camera captures you capturing video

    Posted January 19, 2010 - 12:21 pm

    My first thought upon seeing the Ion Twin Video recorder was, “oh, great -- another narcissism enabler.” But my second thought was, "actually, this is pretty cool."
  • Taiwan WiMax rollout heats up as deadline looms

    Posted January 19, 2010 - 5:10 am

    WiMax wireless broadband service provider Global Mobile opened its first store in Taiwan's capital city on Tuesday, as the island's WiMax companies rush to open for business ahead of a government deadline.
  • China pays Web users to find porn amid crackdown

    Posted January 19, 2010 - 1:40 am

    China has paid cash rewards to more than 200 people who found online porn and reported it to authorities, as a government crackdown on undesirable Web content spreads.
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