Mobile & Wireless

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  • Want to bone up on wireless tech? Try ham radio

    Posted October 29, 2009 - 1:55 pm

    John D. Hays, an IT manager in Edmonds, Wash., devotes most of his spare time these days to helping develop a communications system that's designed to integrate portable two-way radios with the global telephone network. The project's goal is to create a failure-proof voice communications infrastructure that can immediately connect first responders with the outside world.
  • Android 2.0: The iPhone killer at last?

    Posted October 29, 2009 - 1:54 pm

    Get past the hype: Here's the real deal on Android's chances to unseat the iPhone
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    Review: BlackBerry OS 5.0

    Posted October 29, 2009 - 12:59 pm

    On October 26th, 2009, my BlackBerry Storm received it's awaited upgrade to the new v5.0 operating system. I was surprised to see how much faster the screen and application response time is. If you haven't yet upgraded your Storm to OS 5.0, then do so with all speed.
  • Sprint plans open app store

    Posted October 28, 2009 - 6:10 pm

    Sprint Nextel next year will introduce a new, more open application store on its feature phones, turning to a third party to manage it with the goal of getting new offerings out to consumers in an average of one week.
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    First Look: Verizon Droid with Google Maps GPS

    Posted October 28, 2009 - 5:30 pm

    After weeks of ads teasing us with glimpses of a handset that could do what iPhones don't, Verizon Wireless finally unveiled the Droid by Motorola.
  • Google drives into new market with Maps Navigation beta

    Posted October 28, 2009 - 5:29 pm

    Google unveils the beta version of Google Maps Navigation for Android 2.0 devices.
  • Improved user interface key issue for Symbian

    Posted October 28, 2009 - 12:40 pm

    Unlike the iPhone and products based on Google's Android OS, Symbian's user interface hasn't been developed for smartphones with touchscreens. But that is about to change, said Lee Williams, executive director at the Symbian Foundation, who along with his colleagues gathered at the Symbian Exchange & Exposition on Tuesday and Wednesday.
  • Verizon Can Reverse Sliding Profits with Successful Droid

    Posted October 28, 2009 - 11:05 am

    Verizon reported increased revenue, but lower profit for its most recent quarterly results. Layoffs of 4,000 employees helped to offset expenses and one-time costs incurred by the acquisition of Alltel Corp. If the Android-based Droid smart phone can live up to its pre-release hype, Verizon might be able to turn things around and increase profits next quarter.
  • ARM vs. Atom: The battle for the next digital frontier

    Posted October 28, 2009 - 10:53 am

    Small, inexpensive, power-efficient new chips from Intel and ARM are enabling the new wave of mobile devices -- and setting the two companies on a collision course
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    eReader battles will be all about their software

    Posted October 28, 2009 - 9:03 am

    Software is where the eReader battles will be fought and run. And while it is encouraging that Barnes and Noble and Sony have entered the race against Amazon's Kindle, both still have some room to grow if they are going to be effective competitors.
  • Harvard Medical School develops swine flu iPhone app

    Posted October 27, 2009 - 4:40 pm

    Want to know if you’ve got the swine flu? There’s an app for that.
  • BlackBerry Users Get Free Boingo Mobile WiFi App

    Posted October 27, 2009 - 1:30 pm

    Boingo Wireless, an international network of both wired Internet zones and WiFi hotspots, today released Boingo Mobile for BlackBerry, a free application that lets the company's subscribers know whenever they're in range of Boingo hotspots so they can then connect "with a single click."
  • Nokia launches its first phone for China Mobile's 3G network

    Posted October 27, 2009 - 6:40 am

    Nokia announced its first smartphone for China Mobile's 3G network on Tuesday.
  • Kindle change reflects new world of mobile

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 9:10 pm

    Amazon's discontinuation of its innovative deal with Sprint Nextel to power over-the-air book purchases on the Kindle e-reader points to the power of high volume and the growing role of global standardization in the mobile industry.
  • IBM finds path to mobile and voice browsers

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 9:10 pm

    With software being created by IBM researchers, developers will be able to adapt a Web page for voice browsers -- and for mobile browsers that fall short of a PC-like Web experience -- with easy-to-follow lines.
  • The Apple Tablet will cost $599, because analysts demand it

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 5:46 pm

    We all know how concerned Apple is about what analysts think, right?
  • BlackBerry wristwatch available for pre-order

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 3:43 pm

    That BlackBerry wristwatch I told you about a week ago is now publicly confirmed, and available for pre-order.
  • Smartphone etiquette: Unspoken rules for the holidays

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 12:40 pm

    Toilet texting. Tweeting in church. What are the do's and don'ts for smartphone users this holiday season? You may be surprised at what most people consider good iPhone and BlackBerry manners, as revealed by a new survey.
  • Apple and iPhone leave Verizon still a bridesmaid, not a bride

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 12:18 pm

    Verizon Wireless is still hoping to sell the iPhone, but is waiting on word from Apple, Verizon CEO Ivan Seidenberg said.
  • Wireless helps hone data center efficiencies

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 11:41 am

    Enterprise efforts to consolidate data centers and install virtualization software are taking a big bite out of the number of power-hungry application and storage servers required to support enterprise data. But after taking this critical first step, what else can you do to boost efficiency?
  • $180 BlackBerry Storm2 hits the shelves on Wednesday

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 11:31 am

    RIM and Verizon jointly announced today that the BlackBerry Storm2 device will be available online and at Verizon Wireless stores on Wednesday at $180 after a rebate.
  • Verizon Droid FAQ: What We Know So Far

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 10:58 am

    Whether it's because of Apple-bashing commercials, brief appearances on vanishing Web sites or hints and hype about features, the Verizon Droid has been attracting a lot of attention over the past few days. Here is a breakdown of what we know so far.
  • Travel help for road warriors part of expanded iPhone apps catalog

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 9:49 am

    Online tool lets you sort iPhone apps by more specific categories than the Apple store provides
  • Windows Mobile worries mount as competition heats up

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 9:43 am

    When Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer admitted publicly in September that the company did "screw up with Windows Mobile," many experts were left wondering how the mobile operating system can be fixed with the arrival of version 7 next year -- and beyond.
  • China Unicom aims for rival's gray-market iPhone users

    Posted October 26, 2009 - 3:10 am

    China Unicom, which is set to launch the country's first official iPhone sales this week, will look to snatch up subscribers from rival China Mobile by offering 3G service to users of gray-market iPhones.
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