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  • Smartphone OS leaves one hand free

    Posted February 16, 2010 - 9:10 am

    Today's smartphones are too much of a handful, according to Israeli company Else: You either need to grab them with both hands and punch away at the keyboard with your thumbs, or you hold them with one hand and touch the screen with the other.
  • HTC unveils update to Nexus One and HTC Legend

    Posted February 16, 2010 - 7:10 am

    One of the two new smartphones with Google's Android mobile operating system that High Tech Computer (HTC) plans to start selling in March isn't officially billed as an update to Nexus One, but its design is similar and it offers improvements over the Google phone.
  • Windows Phone 7: An In-depth Look at Features, Interface

    Posted February 15, 2010 - 9:29 pm

    Microsoft took the wraps off of Windows Phone 7 Series (the official name for Windows Mobile 7) here Monday at Mobile World Congress. Slated to launch on handsets by holiday season 2010, Windows 7 is a complete overhaul from previous versions of the OS.
  • Windows Phone 7, Meego OS herald new start for smartphones

    Posted February 15, 2010 - 9:27 pm

    Three traditional powerhouses in computing and communications -- Microsoft, Intel and Nokia -- moved today to adapt to a quick-changing smartphone and mobile device market.
  • Intel and Nokia's MeeGo Joins a Brewing OS War

    Posted February 15, 2010 - 9:13 pm

    Nokia and Intel have become allies in a new clash of the operating systems with the joint creation of the MeeGo. MeeGo is an operating system that blurs the line between a robust mobile phone OS and a lightweight netbook OS.
  • Will A Mobile Alliance Be Good For You?

    Posted February 15, 2010 - 8:58 pm

    The new Wholesale Applications Community promises easier app development, but a few details must still be worked out.
  • Windows Phone 7 Series: First Impressions

    Posted February 15, 2010 - 8:42 pm

    With a touch-friendly and clean interface, Windows 7 is a huge overhaul from Windows Mobile phones of the past.
  • Microsoft CEO unveils Windows Phone 7

    Posted February 15, 2010 - 11:10 am

    Microsoft unveiled the next version of its operating system for mobile phones, Windows Phone 7 Series, featuring a move away from applications and towards functions.
  • GSM Association adopts carriers' framework for LTE voice

    Posted February 15, 2010 - 10:44 am

    The mobile world is one step closer to adopting a single standard for voice over Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology now that the GSM Association has adopted the carrier-sponsored 'One Voice' initiative.
  • HTC to debut first Windows Phone 7 smartphone in Q4

    Posted February 15, 2010 - 10:40 am

    High Tech Computer (HTC), the world's biggest maker of smartphones running Microsoft's Windows Mobile operating system (OS) and Google's Android mobile OS, plans to launch its first smartphone with Microsoft's latest offering, Windows Phone 7, in the fourth quarter of this year.
  • Adobe AIR 2.0, full-featured Flash Player coming to smartphones

    Posted February 15, 2010 - 10:36 am

    Goal is to give desktop and mobile users the same capabilities for AIR and Flash, and to give developers a common runtime and set of APIs
  • Mobile operators talk up prospects of voice on LTE phones

    Posted February 15, 2010 - 9:40 am

    While LTE modems delivering mobile broadband services already appearing on the market, LTE phones are still some way off -- not least because manufacturers and operators have yet to agree how calls will be placed and voice traffic carried over LTE's all-IP networks. One of the solutions to that problem got a boost Monday, though, with more operators and vendors lending it their support.
  • The latest word on the Notion Ink Adam tablet

    Posted February 15, 2010 - 9:02 am

    Notion Ink has a near final prototype of their Android-powered 10" Adam tablet that they've taken to the MWC to show off. Is this an iPad-Killer? Is it too early for us to be talking about iPad Killers?!
  • Motorola's Quench marks company's eighth Android phone

    Posted February 15, 2010 - 5:10 am

    Motorola released its eighth Android smartphone on Monday called the Quench or Cliq XT, which comes with a touchscreen and a virtual keyboard.
  • Bharti Airtel bidding US$10.7B for Zain's Africa mobile ops

    Posted February 15, 2010 - 1:10 am

    Bharti Airtel, India's largest mobile phone service provider, is in exclusive discussions to buy the African operations of Kuwait's Mobile Telecommunications Co. (known as Zain), in a deal with an enterprise value of US$10.7 billion, the Indian company said in a filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange.
  • Samsung Wave Makes a Splash at Mobile World Congress

    Posted February 14, 2010 - 10:33 pm

    When Samsung announced that it was developing its own mobile operating system, one question came to mind: Do we really need another mobile OS? Whether we do or not, Samsung's Bada OS has made its debut at Mobile World Congress on the new Samsung Wave handset. While I'm not yet sold on the software, the Wave has some pretty hard-to-ignore features.
  • Review

    Hands-on with the Samsung Wave and Bada OS

    Posted February 14, 2010 - 10:29 pm

    On the eve of Mobile World Congress, Samsung launched its first Bada OS phone, the Wave, in what can only be described as a splashy event.
  • Samsung hopes super screen will boost Bada platform

    Posted February 14, 2010 - 6:40 pm

    Samsung is hoping a "Super-AMOLED" capacitive touchscreen will set the GT-S8500 Wave, the company's first smartphone based on its own Bada platform, apart from the competition, it said on Sunday. But analysts are questioning if the platform will be able to attract developers as well.
  • Google-T-Mobile speculation spreads over Web

    Posted February 13, 2010 - 9:41 pm

    Web discussion: Google Inc. should buy T-Mobile USA from its German parent and distribute free Nexus One Android-based smartphones to the carrier's 33 million subscribers. The free smartphones, of course, would run location-aware Google mobile ads.
  • Text 'Haiti' earthquake relief effort raises $32M for Red Cross

    Posted February 13, 2010 - 9:40 pm

    The text "Haiti" campaign raised $32 million in the month following the Jan. 12 earthquake that killed more than 200,000 people, the American Red Cross said.
  • Seattle pushes to join Google's fiber broadband plan

    Posted February 12, 2010 - 10:54 pm

    The city of Seattle has nominated itself to be one of the first locations for Google's planned new high-speed broadband networks.
  • Are iPhone Hackers Lying in Wait?

    Posted February 12, 2010 - 10:19 pm

    A new survey shows the fallibility of iPhone owners when it comes to security.
  • It's Microsoft's Game to Lose with Windows Mobile 7

    Posted February 12, 2010 - 9:51 pm

    Speculation is mounting that Microsoft will show off the Windows Mobile 7 operating system at a wireless industry conference in Barcelona next week. Customers have waited through a series of delays and setbacks, but if those predictions turn out to be true, it could help to generate some renewed excitement over the waning mobile platform.
  • How Google Buzz for mobile will change your life

    Posted February 12, 2010 - 9:40 pm

    Everybody's talking about Google Buzz. Most of that chatter is centered on how to use it, and whether it's better or worse than Twitter or Facebook. Almost all the talk is about using Buzz from a PC.
  • HP debuts Android-based smartbook

    Posted February 12, 2010 - 3:40 pm

    Hewlett-Packard has launched the Compaq AirLife 100, a smartbook based on the Android OS and Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor, it said on Friday.
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