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  • 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.
  • Don't expect Symbian to lead an open source revolution

    Posted February 4, 2010 - 9:25 pm

    Now that Symbian has fully opened its source code up to the public, will it lead to an avalanche of mobile operating systems opening up their codes as well?
  • iPhone, BlackBerry users can make VoIP calls over 3G

    Posted February 4, 2010 - 9:19 pm

    Agito Networks says it can dramatically cut enterprise cell phone costs with a new software release that lets iPhone and BlackBerry handsets make VoIP calls over 3G data connections.
  • Will iPad Invade Enterprise as Quickly as iPhone Did?

    Posted February 4, 2010 - 5:45 pm

    An enterprise technology sales veteran predicts business users will walk right into work with the iPad before long -- and that CIOs better prepare.
  • Former Apple exec says iPad too big, 'smarted out'

    Posted February 4, 2010 - 5:37 pm

    The iPad is too big and lacks communication capabilities, says the former Apple exec who oversaw the demise of the company's iconic-but-flawed Newton more than a decade ago.
  • Smartphone shipments hit new record in fourth quarter

    Posted February 4, 2010 - 12:40 pm

    Smartphone devices continued to ship at record levels in last year's fourth quarter, reaching 54.5 million, or 39% more than last year.
  • White House, mobile carriers launch health texting campaign

    Posted February 4, 2010 - 11:40 am

    The White House and major mobile carriers have launched a text-messaging campaign aimed at improving the health of babies in the U.S.
  • Alcatel-Lucent offers way to increase mobile capacity

    Posted February 4, 2010 - 10:40 am

    A new product from Alcatel-Lucent aims to let mobile operators serve more customers using their existing radio spectrum, by offering faster mobile broadband services such as HSPA and LTE on frequencies currently reserved for GSM. Using software-defined radio technology, it will simultaneously support multiple mobile network technologies on one frequency, enabling operators to continue to serve customers with older phones.
  • Joojoo shipping soon. Will it threaten the iPad?

    Posted February 4, 2010 - 9:08 am

    Fusion Garage is promising that its $500 Joojoo internet tablet will be shipping by the end of February. Comparisons to the $500 iPad are irresistible even though the two products don't line up exactly. Which would you pick?
  • Picking a Mobile Platform

    Posted February 4, 2010 - 1:15 am

    How do you choose the mobile platform for your enterprise?
  • Five Trends Influencing the CIO Smartphone Agenda

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 2:32 pm

    Which is more important, the data or the device? MobileIron's Ajay Mishra tackles this and other key smartphone questions for CIOs now.
  • iPad's wireless performance tied to AT&T's boosting its 3G network

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 2:30 pm

    AT&T boasted that it would be ready to handle demand for the iPad's wireless connectivity through use of its Wi-Fi and 3G capabilities and a $2 billion increase in network improvements in 2010.
  • Apple patches critical flaws in iPhone, iPod Touch

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 1:12 pm

    Apple today patched five vulnerabilities in the iPhone's operating system, including one in a password-locking feature that's required attention before.
  • Will iPad Actually Chill Development of Mobile Web Pages?

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 1:05 pm

    The number of mobile websites designed for touchscreen devices has skyrocketed in areas like shopping and services, a new survey shows. But could the iPad cool development of these sites? Fact is, traditional Web pages look great on the iPad.
  • Is Android Forking from Linux?

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 10:33 am

    On Monday this week, kernel developer Greg Kroah-Hartman removed the drivers for Android from the Linux kernel's staging tree, thus insuring that--for now--Android is not headed for the mainstream Linux kernel. Which brings up this unpleasant question: did Android just become a fork from Linux?
  • Media tablets like iPad will take over where MIDs failed, says researcher

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 10:09 am

    Bill Gates and others first envisioned that tablet computers would be the future of computing for everyone. So far, they have only caught on in niches, such as with e-readers or in specialized industries including healthcare or construction.
  • Sprint's first WiMax smartphone called Supersonic, runs Android, say reports

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 9:49 am

    Reports and a photo of Sprint Nextel Inc.'s first WiMax smartphone, code-named Supersonic, have surfaced, but the company has not yet confirmed the device.
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