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  • What Windows Phone 7 doesn't have becomes a hot topic

    Posted July 26, 2010 - 5:08 pm

    The list of features missing in Windows Phone 7 has dominated forums and early reviews of reference smartphones now in the hands of 1,000 developers.
  • Entrepreneurs see profit in iPhone 4 antenna problems

    Posted July 26, 2010 - 5:06 pm

    Apple's iPhone 4 antenna woes has provided creative entrepreneurs an opportunity to make some money marketing related wares.
  • AT&T now patching flaw that slowed iPhone 4

    Posted July 26, 2010 - 3:00 pm

    AT&T is patching software in its network to fix a bug that kept iPhone 4 users from getting the full upstream speed on their handsets.
  • How can enterprise WLANs manage the bandwidth crush from mobile devices and multimedia apps?

    Posted July 26, 2010 - 12:29 pm

    Some existing wireless LANs, based on 802.11abg gear, already "are buckling under video applications," says Andrew Borg, senior research analyst for wireless and mobility at Aberdeen Group, a technology research and consulting firm based in Boston. And the surge in sophisticated mobile devices is making it worse.
  • Is Sprint losing its WiMAX/4G gamble?

    Posted July 26, 2010 - 12:27 pm

    Sprint faces serious challenges in offering its mobile data services over the WiMAX infrastructure being rolled out by its wholesale network partner Clearwire.
  • UAE says BlackBerry data handling violates the law

    Posted July 26, 2010 - 9:30 am

    The offshore storage of data by Research In Motion for its BlackBerry smartphones conflicts with a 2007 law passed in the United Arab Emirates, the country's telecommunications regulator has said.
  • Baidu looks to embed search box in Chinese mobile phones

    Posted July 26, 2010 - 7:00 am

    Baidu is aiming to put its own search box across the screens of cell phones in China as part of its ongoing efforts to expand in the mobile market.
  • Security vexations aplenty, more Facebook fun

    Posted July 23, 2010 - 5:00 pm

    Worms, malware, zero-day attacks -- it was a worrisome week on the security front, with stories in that genre taking our top three slots.
  • Microsoft clarifies: No official list of WP7 device makers yet

    Posted July 23, 2010 - 4:51 pm

    Microsoft has backed off earlier statements listing five manufacturers of Windows Phone 7 devices, disclosing yesterday that no official announcement has been made.
  • White iPhone 4 delayed "until later this year"

    Posted July 23, 2010 - 11:49 am

    The white iPhone 4 model is again delayed, Apple tersely announced Friday, giving the same reason it gave a month ago: unnamed manufacturing challenges. The new availability date: "later this year."
  • Choosing a Bluetooth headset: 7 must-have features

    Posted July 23, 2010 - 8:13 am

    All Bluetooth headsets are not created equal -- not just in price (from around ten bucks to nearly $200) and features, but also in terms of usability. Here's what to look for - and look out for.
  • 5 makers for Windows Phone 7 now official

    Posted July 22, 2010 - 9:34 pm

    Microsoft has officially divulged names of at least five manufacturers for its coming Windows Phone 7 devices, with Asus recently added to a list of four revealed at the company's Worldwide Partner Conference on July 13.
  • Droids Earn Business Cred with Android 2.2

    Posted July 22, 2010 - 9:32 pm

    Which member of Verizon's Droid family of smartphones will get Android 2.2 first? The just-released Motorola Droid X is slated to receive the new version of Google's mobile operating system in late July, which could mean any day now. Other reports have the Droid 2, the original Droid's replacement that's coming next month, as the first phone come with Android 2.2 preinstalled.
  • MagicJack femtocell misses planned launch date

    Posted July 22, 2010 - 8:38 pm

    The magicJack femtocell, a product unveiled to much excitement earlier this year, has not launched as expected during the second quarter, although the company says it will still become available this year.
  • AT&T Wi-Fi use soared 30 percent in Q2

    Posted July 22, 2010 - 8:00 pm

    Users are piling on to AT&T's public Wi-Fi hotspots, racking up more than 68 million connections in the second quarter, AT&T said Thursday.
  • SAP-Sybase: What to expect in the first 90 days

    Posted July 22, 2010 - 5:00 pm

    Now that SAP's roughly US$6 billion acquisition of Sybase has gained clearance from European regulators, it may not be long before the deal is finalized. With that in mind, users and partners of the companies have much to consider during the next few months, analysts say.
  • New 'Kraken' GSM-cracking software is released

    Posted July 21, 2010 - 10:45 pm

    The (Global System for Mobile Communications) technology used by the majority of the world's mobile phones will get some scrutiny at next week's Black Hat security conference, and what the security researchers there have to say isn't pretty.
  • Motorola, Verizon make quick fix on Droid X display problems

    Posted July 21, 2010 - 4:48 pm

    Verizon Wireless and Motorola today said fewer than one-tenth of 1% of the new Droid X smartphones that have been sold have experienced a "flickering" or "banding" on the display, and that Motorola has resolved the problem.
  • Verizon 4G Rollout Rumored for the 2010 Holiday Season

    Posted July 21, 2010 - 4:35 pm

    Even though it's been in the works for some time now, it appears Verizon's 4G network roll-out is coming sooner than expected, according to Engadget. While Sprint beat Verizon in the race to 4G, Verizon may offer similar service in more markets at launch than Sprint currently supports in total.
  • Rockefeller to introduce spectrum auction incentive bill

    Posted July 21, 2010 - 3:17 pm

    A powerful U.S. senator will introduce legislation allowing the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to share auction proceeds with spectrum holders that voluntarily give up unused bandwidth and will give police and fire departments additional spectrum for a nationwide wireless broadband network.
  • Flashlight app secretly lets you enable iPhone tethering

    Posted July 21, 2010 - 9:24 am

    Handy Light, a newly-available flashlight app for the iPhone, isn't actually a flashlight app at all--it's a sneakily disguised tethering utility that lets you share your phone's Internet connection with your laptop. In other words, it's an app that's surely not long for this world.
  • Intel runs into major WiMax snafu in Taiwan

    Posted July 20, 2010 - 11:45 pm

    An apparent lack of communication between Intel and the Taiwan government over the closing of Intel's WiMax Program Office in Taiwan has brewed into a media storm here to rival Apple's Antennagate in the U.S.
  • HP seeks PalmPad trademark; Is a WebOS-based iPad killer on the way?

    Posted July 20, 2010 - 9:22 pm

    Hewlett Packard is seeking to trademark the name "PalmPad" for computer hardware and mobile devices, providing a solid indication that a tablet computer based on HP's purchase of Palm and its WebOS is under development.
  • Getting to the heart of remote access

    Posted July 20, 2010 - 9:03 pm

    Dr. Aka Gvakharia is a cardiologist on the east coast. He uses remote access from his smartphone in the ER to access patient histories stored back in the office. The ability to have simple access to information is critical to Dr. Gvakharia and his patients, but it's certainly not unique.
  • 4G-satellite network planned for US next year

    Posted July 20, 2010 - 3:00 pm

    An investment company has hired Nokia Siemens Networks to build a hybrid 4G-satellite mobile network, called LightSquared, across the U.S. to go live next year.
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