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  • AT&T income, revenue up thanks to iPhone

    Posted October 22, 2008 - 11:24 am

    AT&T's net income was up 5.5 percent and revenue up 4 percent from the third quarter of 2007, with the growth driven by wireless subscribers signing up for Apple's new iPhone 3G, the company said Wednesday.
  • Apple hits 10 million iPhone target two months early

    Posted October 22, 2008 - 10:44 am

    Apple CEO Steve Jobs and CFO Peter Oppenheimer confirmed today that Apple has sold more than 10 million iPhones since the beginning of the calendar year, with two month of sales to go. Ten million iPhones was the company’s 2008 goal.
  • T-Mobile's Android-based G1 goes on sale

    Posted October 22, 2008 - 9:56 am

    The first cell phone based on Google's Android platform went on sale Tuesday evening in San Francisco ahead of the start of sales across the U.S. on Wednesday.
  • RIM to give developers Web, push tools

    Posted October 21, 2008 - 4:56 pm

    Research In Motion will give developers tools to build Web applications that work offline, expanding beyond the Java platform that has been at the core of BlackBerry applications until now, the company said Tuesday.
  • Review

    Palm Treo Pro: A sweet Windows smartphone

    Posted October 21, 2008 - 4:42 pm

    The BlackBerry, iPhone, and T-Mobile G1 may be the kings of smartphone cool, but if you ask me, they all share one big shortcoming: They don't run Windows Mobile.
  • Mobile application Fring secures first operator agreement

    Posted October 21, 2008 - 3:28 pm

    Fring, which makes a chat and IP (Internet Protocol) telephony mobile application, has secured its first agreement with an operator, the company announced Tuesday at the Symbian smartphone show.
  • Would-be WiMax users find a shortcut

    Posted October 21, 2008 - 3:22 pm

    Wireless users in Baltimore are standing politely in line to sign up for just launched Sprint WiMax service, called XOHM, pronounced "zohm," at slightly better than the expected rate, according to Sprint executives. However, unauthorized users in Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and Northern Virginia are apparently cutting the line.
  • Google set to release Android source code

    Posted October 21, 2008 - 11:22 am

    The source code for Google's mobile operating system, Android, is now available for anyone to use free.
  • Symbian seeks to attract developers with open-source code

    Posted October 21, 2008 - 9:37 am

    Symbian is courting developers ahead of its transition to ownership by Nokia and the formation of a foundation dedicated to developing the operating system.
  • Latest insane rumor: Cellular carrier-subsidized MacBooks?

    Posted October 21, 2008 - 2:46 am

    Financial analysts have a pretty poor record when it comes to predicting Apple's product moves -- but that doesn't stop people from listening to them.
  • Coverity™ Delivers Static Analysis Capabilities for Symbian C++

    Posted October 21, 2008 - 12:23 am

    Coverity, Inc , the leader in improving software quality and security, today announced the availability of new Symbian C++ specific defect detection capabilities in Coverity Prevent™, the company’s flagship static analysis solution.

  • Economy likely to stall new enterprise mobile apps

    Posted October 20, 2008 - 3:58 pm

    The economic downturn will probably slow down the development of new mobile enterprise applications, even as changes in the mobile industry are making it easier for developers, said executives at a mobile conference in Seattle on Monday.
  • Where the candidates stand on tech issues

    Posted October 20, 2008 - 3:52 pm

    Here's a look at the candidates' stances on five issues of interest to the nation's IT leaders: telecommunications, national security, privacy, IT jobs and innovation.
  • Intel's Moorestown platform to get 3.5G support

    Posted October 20, 2008 - 3:25 pm

    Intel's upcoming Moorestown chip platform will include optional support for high-speed cellular data services when it hits the market in 2009 or 2010, Intel said Monday.
  • HSBC lets customers bank from their BlackBerry

    Posted October 20, 2008 - 11:30 am

    BlackBerry smartphone users who bank with HSBC can now view their account balance from their handset.
  • Transfer data between BlackBerry devices

    Posted October 20, 2008 - 11:02 am

    Getting a brand new Research In Motion (RIM) BlackBerry smartphone can be a life-changing experience. But how do you transfer the loads of personal information on your old device to that shiny new Pearl Flip? Fortunately, you can complete the process quickly.
  • Opera adds widgets to mobile browser beta

    Posted October 20, 2008 - 9:38 am

    Opera has added support for widgets to the latest beta release of its Mobile 9.5 browser. The release marks the second Opera Mobile 9.5 beta for Windows Mobile and the first-ever beta for UIQ-based phones, it announced on Monday.
  • Why Android's 'kill switch' is a good thing

    Posted October 17, 2008 - 2:47 pm

    Everyone's all a-twitter over the so-called "kill switch" found in Google's first Android phone, the T-Mobile G1. Here's the thing, though: Not only is it not a big deal -- it's actually a good thing.
  • Boosted bandwidth in the offing for more smartphones

    Posted October 17, 2008 - 11:44 am

    The T-Mobile G1, RIM's BlackBerry Storm and the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 all come with support for HSDPA (High Speed Downlink Packet Access) at 7.2M bps (bits per second), as well as HSUPA (High Speed Uplink Packet Access) at 2M bps. "By the end of this year a good proportion of mid- and high-tier products are certainly going to be 7.2M bps," said Geoff Blaber, analyst at CCS Insight.
  • FCC white spaces report misses the mark, groups say

    Posted October 17, 2008 - 11:33 am

    A report from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission clearing the way for the agency to move forward with plans to allow new wireless broadband devices to operate in television spectrum doesn't make sense, two opponents of the plan said.
  • Mozilla offers alpha version of mobile browser for N810

    Posted October 16, 2008 - 4:25 pm

    Mozilla plans to release on Thursday an alpha version of its mobile browser for Nokia's Internet tablets.
  • Review

    RIM BlackBerry Pearl 8220 Flip

    Posted October 16, 2008 - 3:26 pm

    Research In Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry Pearl smartphone isn't new, but the flip, or clamshell, design of its BlackBerry Pearl 8220 from T-Mobile certainly represents a big change for the leading business smartphone maker, RIM. T-Mobile is the first U.S. carrier to sell the BlackBerry Pearl 8220 Flip, a consumer-minded phone that left me impressed with its design but displeased with a few durability issues, after a weekend of use for this hands-on review.
  • Report: Botnet spam attacks to target cell phones

    Posted October 16, 2008 - 3:00 pm

    The same week one of the world's worst spam operations is being shut down, security researchers are warning the next big threat may not be for PCs at all -- but rather for cell phones.
  • Is my touchscreen better than yours?

    Posted October 16, 2008 - 2:52 pm

    Today is a great day for touchscreen smartphone users, at least for some. Ever since last year, if you wanted a top-notch smartphone with a great touchscreen, your best option would have been an iPhone from Apple. Now, it's all about to change, as the T-Mobile G1 will go on sale next Wednesday for US$179 (about $20 less that the cheapest iPhone) with a more generous price-plan that AT&T's for the iPhone.
  • The Android fine print: kill switch and other tidbits

    Posted October 16, 2008 - 10:30 am

    An uproar erupted when iPhone users discovered a so-called remote kill switch on their phones -- will it spur the same reaction in users of the G1, the first Android phone?

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