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  • Appeals court to review standards for cellphone data requests by government

    Posted February 10, 2010 - 10:19 am

    In a case with broad privacy implications, the Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit on Thursday will hear arguments on the minimum legal standards that prosecutors need to meet when requesting cell phone location data for law enforcement purposes.
  • Panasonic takes swing at rugged rivals as it launches latest Toughbook tablet PC

    Posted February 10, 2010 - 10:09 am

    Panasonic released the latest model in its 13-year-old Toughbook line, a rugged Windows tablet PC with a power-sipping Intel Atom processor.
  • India discussing 4G mobile services even as 3G is delayed

    Posted February 10, 2010 - 9:40 am

    India's telecom regulator has initiated discussions on the introduction of a fourth-generation (4G) mobile standard in the country, even as the auction for spectrum for 3G (third-generation) networks has been delayed by over a year.
  • Broadcom adds Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi Direct to Android

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 10:10 pm

    Broadcom increased its bet on the Android mobile operating system on Tuesday, announcing additional capabilities for its software stack and a new chip for navigation in Android-based devices.
  • Web developers: There's no excuse for device incompatibility

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 7:24 pm

    Browsershots, Cross Browser Testing, and Perfecto Mobile are indispensible for testing for device compatibility
  • SUPERCOMM Shelved: More Death of the Landline?

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 3:24 pm

    First it was COMDEX. Then shows like VON, ComNet, and others went lights-out. Now SUPERCOMM. Is landline equipment dying? Whatever happened to 'carrier class'?
  • Cisco, Juniper push new mobility-focused products

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 12:58 pm

    The two biggest router companies are focusing their attention on mobility this week with products to address operator needs for rich 4G multimedia services.
  • Motorola Droid Goes Android 2.1 This Week

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 12:23 pm

    The Motorola Droid will be upgraded to the Google Android 2.1 software this week, the company announced on its official Facebook page. The over-the-air software update will bring the Droid software on the par with the Google Nexus One, albeit with some features missing.
  • Juniper to integrate mobile networks and edge routers

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 10:40 am

    At next week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Juniper Networks will launch products that integrate mobile networks into its MX 3D Universal Edge routers and let third party vendors integrate their applications into mobile networks.
  • Cisco picks up where Starent left off

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 9:40 am

    Cisco on Tuesday will show just how serious it is about mobile data with the introduction of its first product derived from its Starent acquisition, the ASR 5000.
  • Nook hitting brick & mortar, Apple Store updating

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 9:01 am

    Starting on Wednesday you should be able to walk into most Barnes & Nobles stores and purchase a Nook. Is the excitement for the B&N e-reader still there? Also, Apple is in the process of updating their store this morning. Could it be time to pre-order an iPad?
  • Microsoft, Google team with MediaTek in smartphone push

    Posted February 9, 2010 - 7:10 am

    Microsoft and Google have turned to Taiwanese chipset vendor MediaTek to boost their traction in smartphones aimed at China and other emerging markets.
  • Enterprise IT: The top priorities

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 5:59 pm

    Cautious optimism is the anecdotal sentiment we hear most often when discussing the health and demeanor of enterprise IT, and data from a recent study bears that out.
  • iPad's Best Innovation? No-Contract Wireless

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 5:12 pm

    Apple's iPad, while getting slammed for lack of innovation in some areas, does something no other device seems to have done before: Offer customers 3G service on a month-to-month, no-contract basis. It's about time.
  • Six Great iPhone Apps Flying Under the Radar

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 4:35 pm

    The most popular apps in the App Store aren't always the best. Here are six cool apps you might not have heard about - and why they haven't broken into the bigtime yet.
  • Free BlackBerry Apps: Your Smartphone's 10 New Best Friends

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 12:12 pm

    True BlackBerry lovers can never have too many BlackBerry apps. Here are 10 favorites that won't cost you a dime.
  • Blackberry spyware source code released

    Posted February 8, 2010 - 10:20 am

    Veracode today released Blackberry-specific spyware, which the code-review specialist intends to show that the BlackBerry is vulnerable to spyware problems.
  • iPad hype drives away consumers, survey says

    Posted February 5, 2010 - 10:41 pm

    After the over-the-top hype met the reality of Apple's iPad, a majority of consumers decided they wouldn't buy the new device, a survey published today said.
  • Analysis: T-Mobile USA has done right but may be sold by parent wanting more

    Posted February 5, 2010 - 9:35 pm

    Given everything T-Mobile USA has done right -- launching cool new smartphones, 3G wireless network upgrades, hot marketing, and low-cost pricing plans -- some experts wonder why its parent company may be considering spinning it off.
  • Apple Bans the Word 'Android' From App Store

    Posted February 5, 2010 - 7:40 pm

    By now, we're all familiar with Apple's culture of control. Particularly when it comes to the App Store, the crew from Cupertino is famous for its frequent rejections and vague explanations. The process can make the satirical comparisons of Apple and a communist regime seem pretty reasonable at times.
  • Location: Are we there yet?

    Posted February 5, 2010 - 6:40 pm

    Friends, family and loved ones will soon gather to share that most cherished of annual American traditions: Getting drunk, pigging out and watching giant men try to kill each other on TV.
  • Verizon tops wireless customer care again in survey

    Posted February 5, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    For wireless customer care, Verizon Wireless came out on top for the second consecutive time in a J.D. Power and Associates semi-annual survey of 9,500 customers who contacted their carrier in the last six months of 2009.
  • Huawei plans to launch multiple Android devices

    Posted February 5, 2010 - 6:40 am

    Huawei is planning to launch a number of Android-based devices, including smartphones and "home-use Internet devices" at Mobile World Congress, it said on Friday.
  • Five Benefits of an Open Source Symbian

    Posted February 4, 2010 - 9:34 pm

    The Symbian mobile operating system is getting a second life as the Symbian Foundation makes the smartphone platform open source. The lifeline will revitalize the platform, and has benefits for Nokia, smartphone developers, Symbian handsets, and smartphone users.
  • Google rolls out admin tools for mobile Apps users

    Posted February 4, 2010 - 9:29 pm

    Google has rolled out a new set of management tools for its Enterprise Google Apps customers that give administrators significant control over mobile devices linked to their accounts.

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