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  • China Unicom in talks to offer BlackBerry

    Posted March 25, 2010 - 1:40 am

    China Unicom says it is in talks with Research In Motion about offering BlackBerry devices, making it the third Chinese mobile carrier interested in the popular handsets.
  • Yahoo iPhone apps hint at what's to come

    Posted March 24, 2010 - 7:11 pm

    Yahoo introduced two iPhone applications this week, including one that lets users draw a circle on a map to look for restaurants within a specific area.
  • AT&T will go national with its femtocell

    Posted March 24, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    As expected, AT&T announced on Wednesday that it will offer its femtocell product, called MicroCell, across the continental U.S. beginning in mid-April.
  • Sprint, Clearwire warm up to LTE

    Posted March 24, 2010 - 4:11 pm

    The CEOs of both Sprint Nextel and its WiMax partner, Clearwire, signaled on Wednesday that they might move to LTE (Long-Term Evolution) in the future.
  • Operators are open to new wireless gadgets

    Posted March 24, 2010 - 3:10 pm

    Mobile operators say that they are open to accepting a range of wireless devices on their networks as well as using new models for charging people for services to those devices, based on experiences with the Kindle and the iPad, but they will still want a degree of control over their networks.
  • Startup rolls out phalanx of SAP mobile apps

    Posted March 24, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    A company headed by SAP's former North American CEO is rolling out more than 40 mobile applications that tie into the vendor's ERP (enterprise resource planning) software.
  • Verizon exec calls for rewrite of Telecom Act

    Posted March 24, 2010 - 12:40 pm

    The U.S. Congress should rewrite the Telecommunications Act to focus on the Internet and strip away the rulemaking authority of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, a Verizon executive said Wednesday.
  • Hands on with the Galaxy S and EVO smartphones

    Posted March 24, 2010 - 12:40 pm

    One of the biggest chuckles at the CTIA show is how much Samsung has made its new Galaxy S look like an iPhone.
  • 10 must-have March Madness iPhone apps

    Posted March 24, 2010 - 9:00 am

    Prepare for the tournament (or your office pool) with these handy iPhone apps.
  • T-Mobile rolls out additional HSPA+ networks

    Posted March 23, 2010 - 5:41 pm

    T-Mobile said that its high speed HSPA+ (High Speed Packet Access Plus) network is now available in areas of New York, New Jersey, Long Island and suburban Washington, D.C.
  • Verizon Skype application available Thursday

    Posted March 23, 2010 - 5:11 pm

    Users of nine Verizon smartphones can download and use the Skype Mobile application starting on Thursday, the operator announced at CTIA on Tuesday.
  • AT&T execs: US must work hard to keep mobile lead

    Posted March 23, 2010 - 3:12 pm

    AT&T executives described the U.S. mobile market as a world leader but warned that without continued hard work that position is in jeopardy, while speaking at the CTIA conference in Las Vegas on Tuesday.
  • Providers question parts of FCC's broadband plan

    Posted March 23, 2010 - 3:11 pm

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's national broadband plan released last week contains many good ideas, but it also leaves the door open to new regulations of broadband providers, representatives of providers said Tuesday.
  • Wi-Fi spreading fast among phones

    Posted March 23, 2010 - 12:10 am

    Amid the industry hype about 4G (fourth-generation) mobile technologies this week at the CTIA Wireless trade show, the Wi-Fi Alliance will play up the growing importance of wireless LANs on mobile phones.
  • DEMO starts with violent death of a fax machine

    Posted March 22, 2010 - 8:41 pm

    A fax machine was destroyed, Office Space-style, as DEMO kicked off Monday morning.
  • The BlackBerry-to-iPhone Switch: Converts Speak

    Posted March 22, 2010 - 8:35 pm

    We found six gadget-geeks who recently made the switch from BlackBerry to iPhone--and two more who went from BlackBerry to iPhone and back again. Their stories shed light on reasons why you might want to switch from a BlackBerry to the iPhone...and why you might not.
  • Mobile apps come into focus at DEMO

    Posted March 22, 2010 - 6:43 pm

    At DEMO this morning, I saw an iPhone app that lets you fill in and sign documents (with your finger), a free service that lets you make a mobile app in 5 minutes, and a mobile app that lets parents control their kids' smartphone use (which is cooler than it sounds).
  • Steve Ballmer threatens hapless Microsoftie's iPhone

    Posted March 22, 2010 - 5:22 pm

    When one employee tried to take Ballmer's picture with his iPhone, Ballmer grabbed it from him and pretended to stomp on it.
  • Myriad tool converts Java apps for Android phones

    Posted March 22, 2010 - 5:01 pm

    Mobile software company Myriad Group announced J2Android, which will make it possible for Java-based mobile applications to run on Android-based phones, the company said on Monday.
  • Broadband plan, Palm dreams, more Facebook woes

    Posted March 19, 2010 - 4:40 pm

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission's national broadband plan captured our attention this week and will undoubtedly continue to do that in the weeks (and months and years) ahead. In other news, Palm CEO Jon Rubenstein says that his company could have given the Droid a run for it's money, only if. And the week ends with reports that Google will announce its intentions regarding business in China on Monday.
  • Current mobile players dominate India 3G auction

    Posted March 19, 2010 - 2:40 pm

    The auction for 3G service licenses in India has drawn interest only from existing mobile operators in the country, according to data on applicants released by India's Department of Telecommunications (DoT) on Friday.
  • Apple files mobile social networking patent request

    Posted March 19, 2010 - 12:40 pm

    A recently disclosed patent request suggests Apple may be working on a mobile social networking application that would presumably let iPhone users form ad-hoc groups based on their locations.
  • Malware infected memory cards of 3,000 Vodafone mobiles

    Posted March 19, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    Malware-tainted memory cards may have ended up on as many as 3,000 HTC Magic phones, a greater number than first suspected, Vodafone said Friday.
  • Malware infected memory cards of 3,000 Vodafone mobiles

    Posted March 19, 2010 - 11:45 am

    Malware-tainted memory cards may have ended up on as many as 3,000 HTC Magic phones, a greater number than first suspected, Vodafone said Friday.
  • Six Hidden iPhone Shortcuts

    Posted March 19, 2010 - 7:38 am

    The simplicity of the iPhone and lack of buttons belies a wealth of shortcuts. Here are six of the most important ones.
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