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  • Mobile WiMax may not make corporate connections

    Posted November 3, 2008 - 4:08 pm

    Can mobile WiMax work for business users who are looking for high-speed wireless Internet access? Sprint Nextel Corp. and financial backers that include Intel Corp. and Google Inc. think it can. But WiMax has some obvious limitations.
  • FCC Considers Bigger Space for Wi-Fi

    Posted November 3, 2008 - 3:59 pm

    While most of us are caught up in a historic U.S. presidential election, the FCC will be creating its own drama when it votes on the future of unfettered wireless Internet access.
  • Why Opera Didn't Make It on the iPhone

    Posted November 3, 2008 - 3:45 pm

    Last week a lot was made of revelations that Apple had barred the Opera browser from the iPhone, but all may not be as it appears.
  • Review

    myBoxTone Expert for BlackBerry

    Posted November 3, 2008 - 3:17 pm

    In November, BlackBerry administrators may have a whole lot more free time when BoxTone Software releases its myBoxTone Expert for BlackBerry application.
  • Carrier-Subsidized Mini-Laptops

    Posted November 3, 2008 - 12:10 pm

    While my precognition skills aren't perfect (I have yet to win a Lottery), I certainly agree with the skills shown by Mike Elgan in his ComputerWorld article “Why Netbooks Will Soon Cost $99.” It first ran on Halloween, so will this be trick or treat?
  • Review

    Blackberry Mobile Phones: A worthy competitor to the established brands in the mobile market

    Posted November 3, 2008 - 2:41 am

    Communication with the help of technology has reached greater heights and the creation of mobile phones has found its presence not only in the entertainment world but also in the business domain. Talking of business blended into the technology of mobile phones, then Blackberry handsets are a perfect example of business and communication.
  • Motorola to lay off 3,000 as part of $800M in cuts for '09

    Posted November 2, 2008 - 8:58 pm

    Motorola officials confirmed Friday that $800 million in cuts planned for 2009 will require laying off about 3,000 workers.
  • Android phone users get update for flaw

    Posted October 31, 2008 - 2:55 pm

    Users of the G1 Android phone on Friday have begun receiving a software update that fixes a flaw that security researchers found earlier in the week.
  • Why netbooks will soon cost $99

    Posted October 31, 2008 - 2:48 pm

    Subnotebooks like the Asus Eee PC, the Dell Mini 9 and the HP 2133 Mini-note will soon cost as little as US$99. The catch? You'll need to commit to a two-year mobile broadband contract.
  • Review

    Which smartphone OS works best?

    Posted October 31, 2008 - 2:32 pm

    With so many smart phones available now, it's hard to know which one is right for you. To help you at least narrow down your choices, we tested four smart phones, each based on a different operating system, to find out which platform is better for particular tasks.
  • The iPhone: Not just for the wealthy?

    Posted October 31, 2008 - 12:38 pm

    Sorry, snobs: that iPhone might find itself in the pockets of Joe Sixpack.
  • Intel's Moorestown would make iPhone less secure

    Posted October 31, 2008 - 10:40 am

    Putting Intel's Moorestown chips in a future version of the iPhone could make the handset less secure, a researcher warned.
  • Configure, deploy the iPhone 3G for business

    Posted October 31, 2008 - 10:19 am

    The iPhone offers a lot of business potential, both from its built-in enterprise-oriented features and from the perspective of developing internal tools for mobile users. But relying on it as an enterprise mobile platform still presents unique challenges. Here's what you need to know about deploying the iPhone 3G for business
  • DOJ requires Verizon to sell assets in Alltel acquisition

    Posted October 30, 2008 - 8:50 pm

    The DOJ requires Verizon to sell off some wireless assets in its acquisition of Alltel.
  • Low-income users latch on to iPhone

    Posted October 30, 2008 - 8:35 pm

    Lower-income U.S. consumers are flocking to Apple's iPhone, sending an early signal that smartphones are changing from a luxury to a necessity, according to research company ComScore Mobile.
  • AT&T gives iPhone owners free Wi-Fi ... really, this time

    Posted October 30, 2008 - 4:47 pm

    After several false starts earlier this year, AT&T Inc. Thursday rolled out unlimited free wireless access for iPhone users.
  • New Android apps a mixed bag, should improve

    Posted October 30, 2008 - 4:47 pm

    Some of the new applications loaded to the Android Market since it opened on Monday don't work very well, crash the phone, aren't particularly elegant and in one case, uses commands written in Chinese. But analysts say the good will start to outweigh the bad.
  • Unlocked G1: Not (yet) worth the effort

    Posted October 30, 2008 - 2:59 pm

    If you're thinking about opening up your open-source G1, there are a few things you should know.
  • How to set up a cross-platform network

    Posted October 30, 2008 - 2:54 pm

    Linux, Mac OS, and Windows can communicate and coexist on a single network. By using suitable off-the-shelf networking equipment and the various operating systems' built-in tools, you can connect your heterogeneous hardware to the universe in short order.
  • Review

    RIM BlackBerry Bold 9000

    Posted October 30, 2008 - 2:12 pm

    The BlackBerry Bold 9000, Research in Motion's formidable contender in the 3G market, has finally arrived. And though the Bold boasts a sleek design, a sharp display, and high-speed connectivity, it fails to impress in other areas--particularly, its call quality and its camera's image quality
  • Motorola loses $397M in Q3, plans switch to Android

    Posted October 30, 2008 - 9:54 am

    Motorola reported a loss of $397 million in Q3. It plans to cut costs by focusing on phones running software from Google and Microsoft.
  • Free Wi-Fi for iPhone, take three

    Posted October 29, 2008 - 10:04 pm

    After two false starts, AT&T is again announcing free Wi-Fi for iPhone users -- and this time, the company swears it's for real.
  • Can an iPhone free you from the shackles of a laptop?

    Posted October 29, 2008 - 6:01 pm

    Your humble blogger is about to find out.
  • Will Android be Motorola's savior?

    Posted October 29, 2008 - 10:59 am

    With no popular phones released for this holiday season, and hardly any this year, Motorola is set to revamp its entire mobile phone division with the help of Google's mobile operating system, Android.
  • SIM Free Mobile Phones – Allow you switch to network providers of your choice

    Posted October 29, 2008 - 2:57 am

    Before any attempt is made to understand the nuances of SIM free mobile phones, the user must know the definition of a SIM or Subscriber Identity Module.
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