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  • iPhone 2 ON ITS WAY DEFINITELY FOR SURE (according to obscure hardware ID codes)

    Posted January 30, 2009 - 2:02 pm

    A new iPhone is coming. Some day. Of that I'm certain. Don't bet money on anything else.
  • Nortel quits WiMax deal with Alvarion

    Posted January 29, 2009 - 9:57 pm

    Nortel Networks has pulled out of a deal to resell WiMax equipment from Alvarion and help fund development of Alvarion's WiMax base stations.
  • Blackberry Storm's components cost more than iPhone 3G's

    Posted January 29, 2009 - 9:14 pm

    RIM's Blackberry Storm--it of the clickable touchscreen--was touted as a potential rival to the iPhone when it debuted late last year. Interesting thing, though: when iSuppli took apart the Storm, they discovered that its component costs are actually not only more than the price of the very device at your local Verizon store, but more than the comparable cost of the iPhone as well.
  • iPhone clobbering BlackBerry Storm, keeping AT&T afloat

    Posted January 28, 2009 - 5:40 pm

    OK, maybe I exaggerate a little bit ... but not too much.
  • Acer smartphone up PC maker's sleeve

    Posted January 28, 2009 - 4:54 pm

    PC maker Acer plans to introduce a line of smartphones at the Mobile World Congress.
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    T-Mobile Refreshes the BlackBerry Curve

    Posted January 28, 2009 - 1:46 pm

    T-Mobile's update of the BlackBerry Curve, the 8900, isn't an earth-shattering revision of one of Research in Motion's most successful QWERTY keyboard models. But for those who are content to browse over T-Mobile's somewhat pokey EDGE network when Wi-Fi isn't available, it offers an improved camera, a sleeker design, and a snappier processor than its predecessor, the Curve 8320.
  • Verizon reports growth in Fios, wireless

    Posted January 27, 2009 - 12:07 pm

    Verizon Communications posted net income of $1.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2008, up slightly from the fourth quarter of 2007, with growth in wireless and broadband services buoying the company.
  • It's Official: Blackberry Storm Is No iPhone Killer

    Posted January 27, 2009 - 11:17 am

    The Blackberry Storm gales just weren't strong enough to wash away Apple's iPhone success. Between its average reviews and customer complaints over bugs and OS stability, the Storm seems to have severely underperformed in customer satisfaction. And now, the latest figures from Blackberry maker Research In Motion (RIM) show that it has underperformed in sales, too.
  • Mobile feds: We want our BlackBerries, too

    Posted January 27, 2009 - 10:32 am

    President Barack Obama isn't the only U.S. federal government employee who wants to keep his BlackBerry. Across the federal market, information workers are asking for mobile devices such as smart phones and laptops with wireless data cards so they can access e-mail and other Internet services while they are on the go.
  • Despite layoffs, Motorola to support Windows Mobile

    Posted January 26, 2009 - 9:56 pm

    Even though it is laying off Windows Mobile developers, Motorola intends to continue to support the mobile platform.
  • iPhone vs. Palm's Pre: IT'S ON

    Posted January 23, 2009 - 3:38 pm

    In the legal sphere! Maybe.
  • Smartphones key as phone vendors regroup

    Posted January 23, 2009 - 12:24 pm

    The fourth quarter wasn't a good one for the mobile phone manufacturers, and now they are looking to smartphones to save the day.
  • WiMax Forum looks toward roaming

    Posted January 22, 2009 - 9:47 pm

    The WiMax Forum kicked off an initiative that someday may be critical for making WiMax a true rival to cellular networks.
  • Symbian malware takes money from phone

    Posted January 22, 2009 - 9:18 pm

    Kaspersky Lab warns that a new mobile-phone Trojan spotted in Indonesia uses SMS messages to steal money.
  • House panel moves forward with broadband stimulus

    Posted January 22, 2009 - 6:27 pm

    A House of Representatives committee took the first step toward including more than $37 billion of technology-related spending in a massive economic stimulus bill by approving a new program aimed at bringing broadband to rural and other underserved areas.
  • Obama plans to keep his BlackBerry

    Posted January 22, 2009 - 6:18 pm

    President Barack Obama will keep his beloved BlackBerry, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said on Thursday.
  • Netbook or Smartphone?

    Posted January 22, 2009 - 1:34 pm

    It's fascinating to watch laptops getting smaller and turning into “netbooks” while phones are getting bigger to accommodate full keyboards and better Web browsing and application support. So which should you buy when you upgrade your mobile equipment this year? It all depends on whether you create or peruse.
  • Open-Source Mobile Telephony Goes Legit

    Posted January 21, 2009 - 3:26 pm

    While big business may be crowning open source as the king of server-based computing, most enterprise movers and shakers vehemently deny any such moves in telephony. Yet, open source in telecom is long past its debut and is, in fact, already in play in much of the Fortune 500.
  • Can you hear me now? Maybe ... during inauguration

    Posted January 20, 2009 - 3:16 pm

    Can you hear me now? The most appropriate answer in the nation's capital on Tuesday appears to be "sometimes."
  • A developer's eye view of smartphone platforms

    Posted January 20, 2009 - 11:33 am

    If you want to write code for the iPhone and enjoy the wonderful playpen that Apple built for us, you're going to have to play by their rules. If you want to write for the Google phone, your life will be a bit freer, but you'll need to remember that they've got a kill switch and the power to destroy your dream. The good old days of peeking and poking around in memory are gone. The word "root" won't come through your fingers unless you decide to run up the pirate flag, void the warranty, and live forever outside the civilized world, where updates are supposed to work.
  • Belkin President Disavows Fake User Review Offers

    Posted January 19, 2009 - 9:19 pm

    Belkin is apologizing because an employee apparently offered people money to post positive reviews of company products.
  • Fuzzing Is Still Widely Unknown

    Posted January 19, 2009 - 10:18 am

    Based on a recent study by Gary McGraw and other well known security gurus, all major product security teams apparently use fuzzing. But most (even security specialists) still seem to misunderstand what fuzzing really is about. Enter the world of fuzzing!
  • Wireless networking: Back to basics

    Posted January 19, 2009 - 10:00 am

    When people are just getting into wireless networking they can often be overwhelmed by the amount of information that is out there, says Brandon Carroll, author of the CCNA Wireless Official Exam Certification Guide. His advice: "Learn the fundamentals. Learn them inside out.... The sooner you get the big picture the easier it becomes to configure a wireless network as various parameters begin to take shape in your mind."
  • Where walkie-talkies dare

    Posted January 18, 2009 - 1:57 pm

    What happens when a rural farmer needs to arrange transport to get his produce to market? Or a health care worker wants to check the availability of a drug in a nearby clinic? How about a trader who wants to find out the price of a commodity in a nearby store, or a person who needs to get in touch with a nearby family member in an emergency?
  • Advocates disagree on broadband stimulus

    Posted January 18, 2009 - 1:54 pm

    Broadband advocacy groups disagree on how an economic stimulus package should address broadband deployment.
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