Mobile & Wireless

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  • Infosys CEO: People trade privacy for tech benefits

    Posted September 23, 2010 - 7:15 pm

    People are willing to adjust their ideas about privacy if they can benefit from revealing more of their personal information, the CEO of Infosys Technologies said Thursday.
  • Verizon Wireless to roll out tiered data pricing, and soon

    Posted September 23, 2010 - 6:00 pm

    He may have been reticent to talk about any possible partnership with Apple, but Verizon Wireless chief executive Ivan Seidenberg wasn't coy about planned changes to the company's pricing structure during a conference session Thursday with investors.
  • A brief history of smartphones

    Posted September 23, 2010 - 4:32 pm

    How the smartphone went from a high-end enterprise device to an everyday consumer staple
  • FCC opens up 'white spaces' spectrum to mobile devices

    Posted September 23, 2010 - 1:45 pm

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has voted to open up unused spectrum in the television band to unlicensed wireless broadband devices, a move that will give U.S. residents access to "super Wi-Fi," the agency's chairman said.
  • Swedes first to bear brunt of full-price LTE

    Posted September 23, 2010 - 1:00 pm

    Operators around the world are getting ready to launch commercial LTE services, and users should get ready to pay a premium for mobile broadband using laptops, if TeliaSonera's pricing is anything to go by.
  • Mobile workers pose biggest security risk

    Posted September 23, 2010 - 10:47 am

    Mobile workers trigger more security alerts when they leave the office than when they do at their desks, the latest Symantec MessageLabs Intelligence Report has suggested.
  • Sony Ericsson delays Android update

    Posted September 23, 2010 - 7:00 am

    Sony Ericsson won't start updating its Android-based Xperia X10 smartphones until the end of October, according to a Thursday blog post.
  • Rural markets hold the key for India's mobile growth

    Posted September 23, 2010 - 6:15 am

    India's mobile market continues to boom but there are signs of saturation, particularly in urban markets, according to analysts.
  • Court ruling further delays 3G auction in Thailand

    Posted September 23, 2010 - 3:45 am

    Thailand's Supreme Administrative Court upheld a lower court ruling on Thursday to halt bidding for 3G licenses in the kingdom, one of the last countries in East Asia yet to roll-out 3G mobile phone service.
  • Qualcomm reveals details of Peanut wireless technology

    Posted September 22, 2010 - 5:57 pm

    Matt Hamblen over at Computerworld has an interesting article on Qualcomm's development of a short-range wireless technology that uses far less power than other short-range transmission technologies such as Blue
  • Samsung Craft: Hands On the First LTE 4G Phone

    Posted September 22, 2010 - 3:34 pm

    It was pure coincidence that I happened to be in Las Vegas on the very day MetroPCS launched the country's first Long Term Evolution (LTE) services, so I took the opportunity to chase down and test-drive the Samsung Craft phone, MetroPCS's sole LTE device.
  • MetroPCS beats Verizon to LTE punch

    Posted September 22, 2010 - 3:18 pm

    MetroPCS became the first wireless carrier in the United States to offer 4G LTE services Tuesday with an official commercial launch in Las Vegas.
  • Senators push for update to electronic privacy law

    Posted September 22, 2010 - 3:03 pm

    A 24-year-old law setting the rules on how law enforcement agencies can obtain electronic records needs to be updated because it's out of step with modern technology and privacy expectations, U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy said Wednesday.
  • India blocks bulk SMS ahead of court ruling

    Posted September 22, 2010 - 2:30 pm

    The Indian government has banned bulk SMS (short message service) and MMS (multimedia messaging service), ahead of an expected court ruling that could stir up religious conflict in the country.
  • 6 Ways to Improve Your WiFi Network

    Posted September 22, 2010 - 2:18 pm

    Four out of five Cisco enterprise customers have to shore up their wireless networks, says Chris Kozup, director of mobility solutions marketing at Cisco. Many were caught unprepared to handle the sudden swell of mobile devices--iPhones, Androids and now iPads--during the last couple of years, he says.
  • Wireless networks, apps gaining ground in unlikely places

    Posted September 22, 2010 - 1:50 pm

    Mobile and wireless applications are already profoundly affecting underdeveloped areas of the world, according to a "Future of Mobile" panel at the EmTech@MIT 2010 conference today..
  • Samsung admits Galaxy Tab display issues with Android apps

    Posted September 22, 2010 - 1:35 pm

    Samsung acknowledged today that some Android Market apps on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Tab will run at a smaller resolution than the 7-in. screen allows.
  • Why No-Contract Wireless Is on the Rise

    Posted September 22, 2010 - 10:09 am

    An ever-growing number of service providers--joined most recently by Walmart and AT&T--now offer a wide array of prepaid or pay-as-you-go cellular service plans.
  • Oracle silent on Java independence initiative

    Posted September 22, 2010 - 9:53 am

    A key Oracle executive declines to comment on the effort driven by Java founder James Gosling
  • Standard Java improvements due in phases

    Posted September 22, 2010 - 9:13 am

    Oracle will release an interim upgrade to Java SE next year rather than waiting for all of its planned improvements to be ready in two years
  • AT&T's Genus satellite phone goes on sale

    Posted September 21, 2010 - 5:00 pm

    AT&T is finally selling its satellite-3G smartphone, the TerreStar Genus, which can be switched from AT&T's network to a satellite for coverage all over the U.S.
  • Lawmakers call for smart grid access to wireless spectrum

    Posted September 21, 2010 - 5:00 pm

    Two U.S. lawmakers have asked the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to allow Internet-connected, electricity-monitoring devices to access unused television spectrum.
  • Maybe Finnish boys should just wear extra clothes

    Posted September 21, 2010 - 4:00 pm

    Anssi Vanjoki, the departing leader of Nokia’s smartphone division, doesn't appear to have a favorable view of Google's Android mobile operating system. Except that's not quite how he puts it.
  • Coming soon from a satellite near you: ATT's new smartphone

    Posted September 21, 2010 - 2:50 pm

    In a bid to improve its mobile network performance (and put an end to chronic customer complaints), AT&T today unveiled a smartphone that can connect via satellite.
  • India introduces securities trading through mobile phones

    Posted September 21, 2010 - 12:45 pm

    Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), India’s oldest exchange, has introduced mobile trading in India, potentially increasing the number of retail investors in the country.
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