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  • RIM unveils 'enterprise ready' tablet

    Posted September 27, 2010 - 5:45 pm

    In corner offices across America, let the drooling commence. Research in Motion Ltd., the company that gave the corporate world the BlackBerry, on Monday unveiled its entry into the growing tablet market.
  • Rumors of RIM's BlackPad to Steal Spotlight at DevCon

    Posted September 27, 2010 - 2:18 pm

    Whether Research in Motion does, or does not, pull the curtains back on its BlackPad at this week's BlackBerry developers conference the tablet is likely to steal much of the spotlight. According to the latest reports from the blogosphere RIM may or not officially announce the BlackPad, as it is being called.
  • Pre-Paid Wireless Plans: Beware 8 Gotchas

    Posted September 27, 2010 - 2:16 pm

    Maybe your family circle includes teenagers who talk too much on their cell phones or elderly parents on limited incomes. If that's the case, you might consider a pre-paid wireless plan—an option that's been growing in popularity lately, due to the recession and a wider availability of options. Done right, these plans can be real money savers. But done wrong, there are a number of ugly gotchas that can make you sorry you listened to the hype and bought your phone at Wal-Mart or the neighborhood Qwik-E-Mart.
  • Sharp's blurring of tablet, e-book reader lines may confuse consumers

    Posted September 27, 2010 - 12:55 pm

    Are they really tablets, or e-book readers on steroids? It all depends on how you look at it, but Sharp's announcement today that it will release a pair of e-book readers in December as part of a new e-bookstore service might have many consumers scratching their heads, though initially most of those heads will be in Japan.
  • FCC takes 'free love' approach to white spaces spectrum

    Posted September 27, 2010 - 10:47 am

    The Federal Communications Commission's new approach to dealing with white spaces spectrum could be best summed up by a variation of an old '60s trope: If it looks open, use it.
  • Cheap, glasses-free 3D coming to i-devices; should Nintendo be worried?

    Posted September 27, 2010 - 7:48 am

    Spatial View wants to sell you an attachment that'll let you watch 3D content on your iPhone or iPod Touch without the hassle of wearing glasses. Should Nintendo and its 3DS be worried?
  • EU drops two Apple iPhone antitrust investigations

    Posted September 27, 2010 - 6:00 am

    The European Commission has dropped two antitrust investigations concerning Apple's iPhone after the company reversed two policies that drew the regulator's scrutiny.
  • The top 10 stories in IT this week

    Posted September 24, 2010 - 6:30 pm

    The Stuxnet worm, and its possible target, captured headlines this week and left us feeling queasy about the future of cyberwar. Fortunately, Oracle OpenWorld was also this week, providing the anticipated stream of stories to our IT news diet.
  • What You Need to Know About White Space Wi-Fi

    Posted September 24, 2010 - 4:34 pm

    Yesterday the FCC voted unanimously to approve the use of broadcast television white space as unlicensed wireless spectrum. The advent of white space "Wi-Fi on steroids" could be the catalyst for a new wireless revolution leading to unprecedented investment and innovation. So, what exactly is the big deal about this white space Wi-Fi thing?
  • Meeting the new PCI wireless requirements

    Posted September 24, 2010 - 4:13 pm

    Beginning Sept. 30, Visa will require merchants and related businesses to conduct wireless security scans to prove compliance with version 1.2 of the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) which is designed to safeguard cardholder data from wireless threats.
  • BlackBerry for Business blog debuts

    Posted September 24, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    Research in Motion launched a BlackBerry for Business blog, bearing a post from its lead contributor simply named "Roger," who has been a RIM marketing employee since 2001.
  • FCC decision to allow broadband wireless on open TV channels paves way for 'Wi-fi on steroids'

    Posted September 24, 2010 - 3:58 pm

    Technology giants such as Google, Dell and Microsoft may be thrilled over the Federal Communications Commission's decision Thursday allowing wireless broadband to run on vacant TV channels, but consumers will have to be patient. tweetmeme_source = 'ITworld';
  • Speaking the unspeakable about Verizon Wireless and the iPhone

    Posted September 24, 2010 - 2:11 pm

    Yesterday I wrote about comments made by Verizon Wireless CEO Ivan Seidenberg regarding whether the company will ever offer its 92 million subscribers Apple's wildly popular iPhone.
  • A brief history of smartphones

    Posted September 24, 2010 - 1:00 pm

    How the smartphone went from a high-end enterprise device to an everyday consumer staple
  • Visual Basic developers get access to Windows Phone 7

    Posted September 23, 2010 - 10:04 pm

    Microsoft Visual Basic CTP for Windows Phone Developer Tools include templates and emulator support
  • lays odds on upcoming tablet launches

    Posted September 23, 2010 - 9:50 pm

    HTC is most likely to introduce a tablet computer after the rumored BlackPad from Research in Motion is launched, online odds maker predicts.
  • Infosys CEO: People trade privacy for tech benefits

    Posted September 23, 2010 - 7:15 pm

    People are willing to adjust their ideas about privacy if they can benefit from revealing more of their personal information, the CEO of Infosys Technologies said Thursday.
  • Verizon Wireless to roll out tiered data pricing, and soon

    Posted September 23, 2010 - 6:00 pm

    He may have been reticent to talk about any possible partnership with Apple, but Verizon Wireless chief executive Ivan Seidenberg wasn't coy about planned changes to the company's pricing structure during a conference session Thursday with investors.
  • A brief history of smartphones

    Posted September 23, 2010 - 4:32 pm

    How the smartphone went from a high-end enterprise device to an everyday consumer staple
  • FCC opens up 'white spaces' spectrum to mobile devices

    Posted September 23, 2010 - 1:45 pm

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has voted to open up unused spectrum in the television band to unlicensed wireless broadband devices, a move that will give U.S. residents access to "super Wi-Fi," the agency's chairman said.
  • Swedes first to bear brunt of full-price LTE

    Posted September 23, 2010 - 1:00 pm

    Operators around the world are getting ready to launch commercial LTE services, and users should get ready to pay a premium for mobile broadband using laptops, if TeliaSonera's pricing is anything to go by.
  • Mobile workers pose biggest security risk

    Posted September 23, 2010 - 10:47 am

    Mobile workers trigger more security alerts when they leave the office than when they do at their desks, the latest Symantec MessageLabs Intelligence Report has suggested.
  • Sony Ericsson delays Android update

    Posted September 23, 2010 - 7:00 am

    Sony Ericsson won't start updating its Android-based Xperia X10 smartphones until the end of October, according to a Thursday blog post.
  • Rural markets hold the key for India's mobile growth

    Posted September 23, 2010 - 6:15 am

    India's mobile market continues to boom but there are signs of saturation, particularly in urban markets, according to analysts.
  • Court ruling further delays 3G auction in Thailand

    Posted September 23, 2010 - 3:45 am

    Thailand's Supreme Administrative Court upheld a lower court ruling on Thursday to halt bidding for 3G licenses in the kingdom, one of the last countries in East Asia yet to roll-out 3G mobile phone service.
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