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  • TI reveals bad news in 3G handset market

    Posted March 11, 2008 - 10:00 am

    Texas Instruments, the world's second largest maker of chips for mobile phones, Monday lowered its guidance for the first quarter on slumping demand for chips in higher-end mobile phones, including 3G (third generation) handsets.
  • iPhone is 'new era in gaming'

    Posted March 10, 2008 - 10:27 am

    Gameloft has announced plans to introduce over 15 iPhone/iPod touch games by the end of 2008. The mobile gaming company's developers have already begun using Apple's newly-released beta iPhone SDK. It's a natural fit, as the company already produces games for the iPod.
  • Analyst endorses Siemens' 802.11n power claims

    Posted March 10, 2008 - 10:22 am

    A leading wireless analyst has vindicated Siemens' surprising claims to have cracked an 802.11n problem which has stumped other Wi-Fi vendors. But how Siemens achieved its feat remains secret.
  • Ericsson predicts demise for hotspots

    Posted March 10, 2008 - 10:15 am

    As mobile broadband takes off, Wi-Fi hotspots will become as irrelevant as telephone booths, Ericsson Chief Marketing Officer Johan Bergendahl said Monday.
  • The iPhone software FAQ

    Posted March 7, 2008 - 3:45 pm

    In about two hours on Thursday, Apple rolled out a massive amount of information about allowing independent software developers to create programs for the iPhone. SDK, SQLite, core data, App Stores -- who can make sense of it all? Well, we're going to give it a go.
  • Silverlight for iPhone next? Not quite, says Ballmer

    Posted March 7, 2008 - 10:40 am

    Could Silverlight be the next Microsoft technology to work on the iPhone? Don't bet on it anytime soon, said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
  • iPhone opens to Exchange e-mail

    Posted March 6, 2008 - 4:23 pm

    Enterprise bans on iPhones may be lifted with the announcement on Thursday that the iPhone will support Microsoft Exchange e-mail.
  • iPhone ready to take on BlackBerry with enterprise push

    Posted March 6, 2008 - 3:43 pm

    Apple on Thursday announced a strong push to help companies incorporate the iPhone into their enterprise environment, putting RIM's popular BlackBerry handheld devices squarely in its sites. The changes will come in a forthcoming release of iPhone software.
  • Wi-Fi takes to the sea

    Posted March 5, 2008 - 5:37 pm

    While wireless Internet access has become a virtual commodity in homes and offices, exhibitors at this week's Cebit show in Hanover, Germany, are displaying wares focused on extending and optimizing the technology.
  • Apple hints at enterprise future for iPhone

    Posted March 5, 2008 - 5:29 pm

    Apple hinted that the iPhone might become more useful to business workers during a discussion hosted by Morgan Stanley on Wednesday.
  • Apple goal of 10 million iPhone sales stays on track

    Posted March 5, 2008 - 12:19 pm

    Apple remains on course to sell ten million iPhones in the current financial year, senior executives told shareholders Tuesday.
  • Avaya awaits SDK to decide on enhanced iPhone support

    Posted March 5, 2008 - 11:06 am

    Avaya is demonstrating the iPhone version of its one-X Mobile client at Cebit, but company officials have not yet decided whether to use the upcoming SDK from Apple to enhance the application.
  • Google Gears comes out for mobile

    Posted March 4, 2008 - 4:58 pm

    Google's quest to keep browser-based applications running while offline is expanding to where it may be needed most: mobile devices.
  • Microsoft teams with Nokia to put Silverlight on devices

    Posted March 4, 2008 - 10:33 am

    In its quest to make its Silverlight technology as ubiquitous as its competitor Flash, Microsoft is moving full speed ahead to promote adoption of the technology through some strategic moves and partnerships it will highlight at its annual MIX 08 conference, including a deal with Nokia to put the technology on mobile devices.
  • Deutsche Telekom keeps its '4G' options open

    Posted March 3, 2008 - 12:36 pm

    Deutsche Telekom hasn't yet decided on a technology for its next generation mobile network, even though at Cebit it is demonstrating the LTE (Long Term Evolution) technology for speeding up 3G (third-generation) cellular networks.
  • Virgin Mobile enters India with Tata tie-up

    Posted March 3, 2008 - 12:34 pm

    Tata Teleservices Sunday unveiled an agreement to launch services under the Virgin Mobile brand name, aimed at youth in India.
  • Italy WiMax auction sets European record

    Posted March 3, 2008 - 12:27 pm

    The auction of 35 licenses will raise a European WiMax record of &136.3 million (US$205.8 million) for the Italian government, Communications Minister Paolo Gentiloni announced Thursday. The ninth round of bidding concluded Wednesday, with bids showing a 176 percent increase on the starting offers, the minister said.
  • Acer to acquire smartphone maker E-Ten

    Posted March 3, 2008 - 11:34 am

    Acer, the world's third largest PC vendor, has signed an agreement to buy handheld device maker E-Ten Information Systems of Taiwan.
  • Decision against Qualcomm in Nokia case stands

    Posted February 27, 2008 - 9:42 pm

    A December decision against Qualcomm's bid to keep some Nokia phones out of the U.S. will stand, Nokia said Wednesday.
  • Verizon's first open-network specs coming March 19

    Posted February 27, 2008 - 4:43 pm

    Verizon Wireless will release Version 1.0 of the technical specifications for devices to use on its 'Any Device, Any App' service at its developer conference on March 19.
  • Lawmakers debate mobile consumer rights bill

    Posted February 27, 2008 - 4:31 pm

    A proposed consumer rights bill for mobile telephone service drew mixed reviews during a hearing in Congress Wednesday, with detractors saying the legislation would place too much regulation on a competitive industry.
  • BlackBerry stumbles over words in Taiwan

    Posted February 26, 2008 - 10:35 am

    BlackBerry sales in Taiwan in 2007 disappointed the local vendor of the popular devices, but the company expects a big improvement this year because people on the island will be able to type mobile e-mails in their own language.
  • Is a free global Wi-Fi network possible?

    Posted February 25, 2008 - 11:18 am

    WeFi, a software company headquartered in Fairfax, Va., and in Tel Aviv, Israel, creates software that searches for Wi-Fi hot spots in a user's area and allows them to map all the hot spots in their vicinity through Google Maps application. The eventual goal, WeFi says, is to create a global map of wireless hot spots. In this Q&A, WeFi CEO Zur Feldman, explains how WeFi works, how it enables Wi-Fi connectivity, and how the company plans to make money from creating a virtual global Wi-Fi network.
  • Researchers dream up mobile chameleon device

    Posted February 25, 2008 - 10:57 am

    Imagine tapping out text messages on a device the size of an index card and as flat as a piece of paper, then folding it in thirds to hold it to your ear and make a phone call. Refold it in a slightly different shape and wrap it around your wrist, where it becomes a watch and also communicates with an ear bud that lets you talk hands free.
  • Motorola finds new counter for shrinking pile of beans

    Posted February 24, 2008 - 9:25 pm

    Motorola President and CEO Greg Brown added another piece to the company's newnmanagement team on Friday with the announcement that Paul Liska will become executive vice president and chief financial officer.
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