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  • Verizon Responds to AT&T Lawsuit: 'The Truth Hurts'

    Posted November 17, 2009 - 3:10 pm

    Verizon mocks AT&T for whining in its response to lawsuit. Verizon's legal filing says "the truth hurts" and claims AT&T is simply trying to squash the marketing before the holidays. Tony Bradley
  • The Apple tablet: 'Most analysts heaped praise on the mythical device'

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 10:19 pm

    That ... that about sums it up.
  • Droid Sales and the Android Explosion

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 7:40 pm

    The Motorola Droid is doing more than just bashing the iPhone -- it's also smashing the ceiling when it comes to mainstream Android appeal. A full 250,000 people snatched up Droids during the phone's first week in stores, some newly released data suggests. That's four times the number of launch-week sales estimated for the myTouch 3G, which had previously been considered the fastest-selling Android device.
  • Nook e-reader on sale Nov. 30 in Barnes & Noble stores

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 7:10 pm

    The Nook, a $259 e-reader from Barnes & Noble Inc., will hit the booksellers' stores on Nov. 30. That's in time for holiday shoppers, but too late for this year's pre-holiday "Black Friday."
  • Working at Home: A Wi-Fi, H1N1, Family Survival Guide

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 7:10 pm's ultimate guide to surviving the 2009 holiday season: How to visit family and reconnect with old friends and still get done all that work while out of the office.
  • CTIA takes on rival spectrum users in FCC letter

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 5:40 pm

    The CTIA reiterated its demands for more radio spectrum for mobile broadband in a letter sent Friday to the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, laying down the gauntlet to other industries in what may become a growing battle over access to prized frequencies.
  • Would Nokia-Palm Merger Spell Doom for WebOS?

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 5:09 pm

    If I had a dollar for every instance of misguided Wall Street speculation, I might be richer than a trader, but let's just imagine that Nokia will acquire Palm, as reported on Friday. What would happen to Palm's WebOS, the mobile operating system that debuted last June with the Palm Pre?
  • Windows 7 Netbooks Find a Home on AT&T's 3G Network

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 3:39 pm

    AT&T announces that it is making its 3G wireless service available for two new Windows 7 netbooks.
  • Age of Android: More Than Just The Droid

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 3:09 pm

    From the breathless media coverage, the casual observer might think that Motorola's Droid handset and Google's Android operating system are the same. They are not.
  • Review

    Review: Mini projector from BenQ brightens your presentations

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 11:09 am

    BenQ's Joybee GP1 mini projector provides presenters with a lightweight but powerful tool -- and it's not bad at showing videos, either.
  • Ruckus launches new Wi-Fi products for businesses, housing complexes

    Posted November 16, 2009 - 3:09 am

    Ruckus Wireless announced new Wi-Fi technology products that can be used to provide wireless services to businesses, housing complexes and schools.
  • AT&T letter criticizes Verizon ad campaign

    Posted November 13, 2009 - 6:39 pm

    AT&T released an open letter defending itself against Verizon Wireless claims in an advertising campaign that its 3Gnetwork is superior to AT&T's.
  • Are you ready for a Windows 7 cell phone?

    Posted November 13, 2009 - 5:47 pm

    The xpPhone uses the Burger King, have-it-your-way model of build-to-order. Will the idea catch on? Will buying a cell phone become like buying a PC on Dell's web site?
  • Hey AT&T: The map is the least of your problems

    Posted November 13, 2009 - 5:40 pm

    The Verizon and AT&T dustup is turning out to be far more entertaining than any tired old Microsoft vs. Apple campaign. After a series of scorching "there's a map for that" TV ads by Verizon mocking its competitor's spotty 3G coverage, AT&T ran to a federal judge crying "Daddy daddy daddy, that mean old man is making fun of me."
  • AT&T Escalates Verizon Ad Battle, But Why?

    Posted November 13, 2009 - 5:40 pm

    Verizon made some minor adjustments in the latest series of 3G coverage ads, but AT&T is not impressed. AT&T has expanded its initial complaint and request for injunction to include the new ads, and has issued a statement to 'set the record straight' about the Verizon claims. Do the ads really deserve this much attention?
  • AT&T 'Sets Record Straight' in Latest Ad Against Verizon

    Posted November 13, 2009 - 4:10 pm

    Beyond suing archrival Verizon Wireless in federal court, AT&T has now added more fuel to its fight to defend its nationwide wireless network against a negative ad blitz by sending out a letter to customers to "set the record straight."
  • Dell will sell its smartphone first in China and Brazil

    Posted November 13, 2009 - 11:10 am

    In a surprising move, Dell said Friday it will sell its first-ever smartphone in Brazil and China, which should land on shelves as soon as the end of this month.
  • Online calculator helps you choose the best smartphone

    Posted November 13, 2009 - 9:39 am

    Tool lets you enter your own priorities to see which device is best for you: iPhone, BlackBerry, Droid, or Palm Pre
  • What's next for Wi-Fi?

    Posted November 12, 2009 - 7:10 pm

    The approval of the 802.11n wireless standard marks not the end but the start of a wave of Wi-Fi innovation. Here are eight ways it will change in the next three to five years.
  • Windows Mobile smartphone sales plunge 20% in Q3

    Posted November 12, 2009 - 5:40 pm

    Sales of smartphones running the Window Mobile operating system declined 20% in the third quarter at the same time that total smartphone sales surged 13%, according to an analysis of newly released sales data from Gartner Inc.
  • Opinion: By settling with AMD, Intel is moving on to more important threats

    Posted November 12, 2009 - 5:10 pm

    Intel needs to prop up AMD, but it also has to focus on its real long-term threat, ARM.
  • Confessions of an Apple Manager-Turned-iPhone App Creator

    Posted November 12, 2009 - 4:09 pm

    Former Apple employee Dave Howell, now the CEO of startup Avatron Software, talks about the early days of the App Store, his Apple experience and how he plans to do battle in the iPhone's wild frontier.
  • Would you sleep in a box?

    Posted November 12, 2009 - 3:53 pm

    It's a fact of life: People sleep in airports. Terminal design discourages the practice, but all that does is ruin the quality of sleep for the passengers. Is it time to install sleep pods in airports?
  • Smartphone sales up 13% in third quarter

    Posted November 12, 2009 - 1:40 pm

    Gartner and IDC, using different counting methods, both report strong growth of smartphone sales in the third quarter.
  • H1N1 drives demand for secure remote access

    Posted November 12, 2009 - 1:40 pm

    Vendors of remote access technologies are reporting an unexpected increase in demand for their products over the past several months as a result of companies' H1N1-related concerns.

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