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  • NTT DoCoMo sticking to original 2G schedule

    Posted November 24, 2009 - 12:40 am

    Contrary to a statement made last week by its CEO in Hong Kong, NTT DoCoMo doesn't plan to shut-off its 2G network a year earlier than planned. The network will be closed at the end of March 2012, the original schedule it had stated for the shut down.
  • RIM, Motorola latest defendants in visual voicemail suit

    Posted November 23, 2009 - 9:40 pm

    Klausner Technologies, a company with 25 patents related to visual voicemail technology, filed a lawsuit charging Motorola and Research In Motion with infringing its patents.
  • Apple Enters AT&T vs. Verizon Ad War

    Posted November 23, 2009 - 9:39 pm

    In a battle between AT&T and Verizon Wireless that never seems to end, AT&T's partner Apple now appears to be getting into the mix with two retaliatory iPhone TV ad that air Monday night. The ads comes hot on the heels of AT&T's TV ad campaign that aimed to "setting the record straight" around Verizon's "there's a map for that" campaign.
  • Review

    Holiday gift ideas: cell phones, smartphones and accessories

    Posted November 23, 2009 - 6:02 pm

    Going mobile? Check out a bunch of phones, smart or otherwise, plus other tools.
  • New iPhone worm steals online banking codes, builds botnet

    Posted November 23, 2009 - 5:10 pm

    Hackers have borrowed a tactic from the world's first iPhone worm to build a botnet that steals data, including online banking credentials, from jailbroken Apple smartphones.
  • Mobile groups protest proposed net neutrality rules

    Posted November 23, 2009 - 5:10 pm

    A month ago, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission began a proceeding to create formal net neutrality rules for broadband providers, and the proposals have generated serious debate in the telecom community.
  • Personal Finance: Manage Your Money Better Online

    Posted November 23, 2009 - 3:10 pm

    The number of sites and tools offering to help you manage your money can be as overwhelming as those newly-raised credit card interest rates. We've culled them and pointed out some of the best personal finance sites and tools.
  • Intel: Don't look for one device to do it all

    Posted November 23, 2009 - 8:40 am

    Top Intel researchers say development of a single device that performs all personal tasks for business people and consumers is unlikely; instead users can expect more personalized devices that can tell users what they need and when they need it.
  • GSMA show promotes apps, Android and green energy

    Posted November 23, 2009 - 8:40 am

    Mobile phone apps able to work on all OSs instead of just one, the potential for Android to become a major OS and the promotion of ways to save energy were all major areas of focus at the Mobile Asia Congress organized by the GSM Association (GSMA) last week in Hong Kong.
  • KT to sell iPhone in South Korea

    Posted November 23, 2009 - 1:09 am

    South Korean carrier KT will start selling the iPhone this month, the company said Monday, bringing the hit device to another Asian country.
  • Chrome shines, Gore opines, staffs decline

    Posted November 20, 2009 - 7:40 pm

    Google's Chrome OS captured a lot of headlines and hype this week after the company invited the media in to have a look-see, setting off a whole lot of opinions about whether it will be any good. Microsoft, predictably, doesn't think so. Otherwise, Al Gore offered his opinion on the role supercomputers can play to quell climate change, and for the first time we can recollect there were not one, but two, cat-related IT stories that caught our attention.
  • Qualcomm's updated 3G chipset coming to ThinkPads

    Posted November 20, 2009 - 7:40 pm

    Lenovo will offer Qualcomm's latest Gobi multimode 3G (third-generation) mobile data chipset on ThinkPad laptops, allowing users to connect to the world's two major types of 3G networks and use assisted GPS for location-based services.
  • Mobile wireless router from Zyxel competes with Mi-Fi

    Posted November 20, 2009 - 7:39 pm

    Wireless carriers and retailers have been promising a wide array of low-priced gadgets beyond smartphones that will hit the market soon, taking advantage of faster wireless networks.
  • Two approaches to NFC battle for French hearts and mobiles

    Posted November 20, 2009 - 6:40 pm

    Two competing approaches to equipping mobile phones with contactless communications capabilities vied for supporters at the Cartes exhibition in Paris this week. Either approach could turn phones into self-service electronic tour guides, travel tickets or secure payment terminals.
  • Latest unsubstantiated Apple Tablet rumor contradicts previous unsubstantiated rumors

    Posted November 20, 2009 - 3:56 pm

    Fervent believers in the previous unsubstantiated rumors were thrown into a tizzy by the latest changes in this made-up vapor-tale.
  • iPhone owners demand to see Apple source code

    Posted November 20, 2009 - 1:10 pm

    iPhone owners charging Apple and AT&T with breaking antitrust laws asked a federal judge this week to force Apple to hand over the iPhone source code, court documents show.
  • Japan, South Korea may soon test TD-SCDMA networks

    Posted November 20, 2009 - 7:40 am

    China Mobile is working with partners in Japan and South Korea to set up trials of TD-SCDMA networks as part of a bid to promote use of the Chinese-developed 3G mobile technology outside China.
  • China Unicom 3G growth seven times faster than China Mobile

    Posted November 20, 2009 - 2:09 am

    China Unicom's next-generation mobile service won more than 1 million users in its first month, a number that took rival China Mobile seven months to reach with its homegrown 3G standard.
  • Android vs. iPhone: Which Has the More Advanced Users?

    Posted November 19, 2009 - 8:40 pm

    It seems the mobile world is full of silly little battles these days. You've got the AT&T-Verizon ad assault. There's that ever-popular Droid-iPhone rivalry. And then, of course, everyone's favorite Google Phone debate: Is there a Google Phone? If there were one, would it harm other Android phones? Or could it become -- gasp -- the elusive iPhone killer?
  • The 5 best, and 5 worst, features of Google Chrome OS

    Posted November 19, 2009 - 8:40 pm

    Today, Google released the source code for Chrome OS and promised that devices will be shipping in about a year, in time for the 2010 holiday season. Chrome OS will run only on devices specifically manufactured for it and Google is dictating to manufacturers the hardware specifications. For instance, Chrome OS devices will be netbooks, will not include a hard drive, will have only solid state disks, will rely on specified WiFi chipsets/adapters for connectivity and must have full-sized keyboards, says Sundar Pichai, Google's vice president of product management.
  • $2,000 tablet a perfect fit for Apple, says analyst

    Posted November 19, 2009 - 6:39 pm

    Reports that Apple will introduce a $2,000 tablet next year fit the company's historical pattern of going for the luxury end of the technology market, an analyst agreed today.
  • AT&T Mobile Framework Crosses Platforms

    Posted November 19, 2009 - 5:58 pm

    At the Interop New York conference this week I've seen a lot of product and service demos. Many have shown mobile enterprise applications, but most have danced around the issue of which handset is going to be used for delivering the app.
  • What Gizmodo missed about the Pro WX Wireless USB disk drive

    Posted November 19, 2009 - 5:39 pm

    A company called Imation Corp. today unveiled a $449.99 product called the Pro WX Wireless USB hard drive.
  • What's Stopping Mobile Apps From Taking Next Step?

    Posted November 19, 2009 - 4:09 pm

    Mobile applications face a few giant obstacles on their path to stardom with the general public. One big hurdle: Spotty wireless coverage prevents many mobile apps from delivering a great customer experience.
  • Tech that makes you smile

    Posted November 19, 2009 - 2:56 pm

    There are some things you just can't help but love. Here are technologies that make some IT folks happy.
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