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  • IPad for the enterprise? Maybe

    Posted January 28, 2010 - 10:42 pm

    If Apple's new iPad is going to make its way into large business settings, IT managers will first need to to do some careful evaluations, because even tech analysts are split on the idea.
  • iPad Data Demands Could Cripple AT&T 3G

    Posted January 28, 2010 - 10:27 pm

    Now that Apple has officially unveiled the iPad we can move beyond hype and speculation about what the Apple tablet might be, and move on to talking about all of the rumors that didn't pan out, and predicting whether the device will ultimately fail or succeed. One rumor that apparently didn't make the cut for the iPad unveiling was that it would be offered by both AT&T and Verizon.
  • iPad to have big impact on e-reader market

    Posted January 28, 2010 - 6:08 pm

    The Apple iPad's color multitouch display will clobber -- but not kill -- the blossoming e-reader market, which includes's Kindle, the Sony Reader and other devices that use gray-scale displays and slower interfaces, some analysts said.
  • 'WiMAX 2' coming in 2011?

    Posted January 28, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    It's been just over a year since WiMAX made its big debut in the United States and there’s already a sequel.
  • The iPads are Coming

    Posted January 28, 2010 - 2:49 pm

    Well, the room darkened, Steve Jobs spoke, and the iPad was released to the world -- a world that continues to spin on its access, populated by people who continue to wake up, go to work, go to sleep, and do all the other things they were happily (or unhappily) doing two days ago. That means the iPad is a failure, right? I'm not so sure...
  • Motorola reports a small Q4 profit, held back by phone sales

    Posted January 28, 2010 - 10:10 am

    Motorola's fourth-quarter sales fell 20 percent year-on-year, but the company still made out a small profit, unhampered by the exceptional charges that plunged it into loss a year ago, it reported Thursday. It expects to make a loss in the first quarter, however.
  • iPad means iPhone developers need to think different

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 9:58 pm

    Developers are gearing up for the new possibilities in the iPad, but they may have to move beyond their iPhone roots.
  • iPad's 3G unlimited service: $30 a month on AT&T

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 9:52 pm

    Apple Inc.s new iPad tablet provides Wi-Fi and adds 3G wireless on some models over AT&T's network in the U.S., at what many consider a bargain price for unlimited data of $30 a month.
  • It's the iPad

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 9:40 pm

    Apple CEO Steve Jobs today unveiled the iPad, calling the tablet a "magical and revolutionary" addition to the company's existing lines of Macs, iPods and the iPhone.
  • Is the iPad a Game Changer?

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 9:29 pm

    It won't be easy for the iPad to change the e-reader and publishing markets, much like the iPod did to the music industry. But here's five recent Apple successes that give the iPad an edge.
  • Apple: No iPad pre-orders for you!

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 9:25 pm

    Apple is not yet taking orders for the iPad, even though CEO Steve Jobs promised today that that the tablet would be available within 60 days.
  • Why Apple stuck with AT&T for iPad; and will it work

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 9:23 pm

    Apple's decision to use AT&T as the iPad's 3G network provider is likely to raise tough questions from users concerned that a similar agreement for the iPhone has brought a rash of complaints.
  • Early iPad reaction: 'It's just a giant iPod touch'

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 5:09 pm

    After hitting a grand slam with the iPhone, Apple can't be too happy with some of the early reaction to the iPad. On message boards, Twitter, blogs, and Facebook, a recurring theme has been to compare the device to a "giant iPod touch."
  • The wait is over: All hail the iPad, for only $499

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 3:35 pm

    It's even thinner -- and cheaper -- than we imagined.
  • New iPad means iPhone developers need to think different

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 3:10 pm

    Developers are gearing up for the new possibilities in the iPad, but they may have to move beyond their iPhone roots
  • Apple tablet costs $600 to $800, says beta tester

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 2:40 pm

    Apple's tablet will come in two sizes, one with a 10-in. display, cost as little as $600, and is the "best gadget ever made," an entrepreneur who said he's had the device for the last 10 days told his Twitter followers today.
  • CTIA defends early termination fees

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    The leading trade group for wireless telcos is defending carriers’ right to charge early termination fees to customers who break their contracts early.
  • Novatel plans to ship 42M bps HSPA+ modem by year-end

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 11:10 am

    Novatel Wireless plans to ship a modem during the second half of 2010 that can receive data at up to 42M bps (bits per second) in compatible 3G networks, it said on Tuesday.
  • Developers crazy about Apple tablet, survey says

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 8:40 am

    Application developers are eager to start building software for Apple's expected tablet, according to a just-published survey from Appcelerator, a maker of developer tools.
  • What you should know about Apple's tablet

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 7:40 am

    Today, we'll all find out what Apple's secretive announcement is about: Will it be the long-rumored iPhone-based tablet?
  • Review

    Android apps for developers and IT pros

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 7:10 am

    These handy tools help you make the most of the Linux at the root of your Google Android phone
  • China says no limits on Google's Android if it follows laws

    Posted January 27, 2010 - 2:10 am

    China on Wednesday said Google's Android operating system will not be blocked if it follows local regulations, after speculation that Google's threat to leave China could hurt the adoption of Android there.
  • AT&T proposes $18M settlement for New Jersey ETF lawsuit

    Posted January 26, 2010 - 8:10 pm

    In a sweet victory for cell phone users fed up with exorbitant early termination fees (ETFs), AT&T has proposed a settlement in a New Jersey class action lawsuit that contends the company's flat-rate ETF is unlawful. The wireless carrier has offered hefty $16 million in cash and $2 million in non-cash benefits as a settlement for class members who file claim forms by June 14, 2010.
  • Apple Blows Chance to Push AT&T on 3G Failings

    Posted January 26, 2010 - 7:40 pm

    Was he just being polite, or does Apple's COO need an attitude adjustment? After Apple announced its bravura first-quarter earnings results Monday, a Wall Street analyst asked about the company's exclusive iPhone deal with AT&T. As you've no doubt heard, there is fairly well founded speculation that by the end of the year Apple will end that arrangement and sell the iPhone via additional carriers. Whether the rumor is true or not, the earnings call would have been a good forum to prod AT&T to improve its annoyingly anemic 3G network, but instead, Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook punted, saying:
  • As wired business shrinks, Verizon expects 13,000 job cuts

    Posted January 26, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    Verizon Communications Inc. expects to reduce its workforce by another 13,000 in 2010, following the same trend it has carried out in each of the past two years.

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