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  • FCC: Wireless spectrum shortage coming

    Posted October 21, 2010 - 4:48 pm

    Mobile data traffic in the U.S. will be 35 times higher in 2014 than it was in 2009, leading to a massive wireless spectrum shortage if the government fails to make more available, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said in a paper released Thursday.
  • Nokia girds for battle in smartphone market

    Posted October 21, 2010 - 2:37 pm

    Claiming a clear mandate for change, new Nokia chief executive Stephen Elop announced on Thursday that, as part of a restructuring, the mobile device maker will lose 1,800 jobs, slightly more than 1 percent of its current work force of 132,000.
  • AT&T meets Q3 estimates, faces end of iPhone exclusivity deal

    Posted October 21, 2010 - 1:03 pm

    No doubt, AT&T is benefiting from the mobile revolution and its relationship with Apple. But while the mobile revolution will continue, AT&T's relationship with Apple is changing, and that will affect the carrier's bottom line in coming quarters.
  • 10 spooky Halloween iPhone apps

    Posted October 21, 2010 - 12:00 pm

    Apps that range from frightening to frighteningly useless
  • Clearwire's 4G Trial Approaches 100Mbps

    Posted October 21, 2010 - 11:32 am

    Clearwire recently released results of its LTE trial network in Phoenix, showing that the test network achieved speeds approaching 100Mbps. That's ridiculously fast compared to the current speeds of between 3 and 6Mbps on most commercial networks. Even taking into consideration that this was a test network without any sort of user load, it's impressive. Verizon's LTE network is expected to sustain speeds of between 8-12 Mbps by comparison.
  • India’s IMImobile acquires UK mobile company, Win

    Posted October 21, 2010 - 3:15 am

    IMImobile, an Indian provider of mobile data services, has acquired Win, a U.K. mobile and wireless data services company, which has a large number of clients in Europe.
  • Is Acer unprepared for decline of netbooks?

    Posted October 20, 2010 - 8:59 pm

    Waiting for people to "return to their senses" has never been a good business strategy, not when there's money to be made from trends and novelty.
  • Mobile video use is big and growing, according to new data

    Posted October 20, 2010 - 5:02 pm

    Bytemobile's latest survey of Web content shows video is a big and demanding part of smartphone users' daily data diet
  • New Rules for Employees' Mobile Device Privacy

    Posted October 20, 2010 - 4:37 pm

    How CIOs should adjust their privacy policies to conform to the Supreme Court's decision on monitoring employees' text messages.
  • Apple shows strength in its core

    Posted October 20, 2010 - 4:29 pm

    Coming off its best quarter ever for sales of Mac computers, Apple on Wednesday unveiled two flashy new laptops and a new operating system. Message: We're not letting up.
  • Trellia to manage mobile access for Apple, BlackBerry, Android smartphones

    Posted October 20, 2010 - 1:11 pm

    Trellia will extend its policy-based mobile access management software to the top mobile platforms, starting with BlackBerry OS, and adding Android and Apple iOS by year's end
  • Verizon Tiered Data: Should You Switch Smartphone Plans?

    Posted October 20, 2010 - 12:03 pm

    Verizon Wireless customers, be warned: The days of unlimited smartphone data are coming to an end. But only if you want them to.
  • Galaxy Tab on sale Nov. 11 at Verizon for $600

    Posted October 20, 2010 - 11:40 am

    Verizon Wireless will put the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab running Android 2.2 on sale Nov. 11 for $599.99, the carrier said
  • Rumor no more: TerreStar Networks files Chapter 11

    Posted October 20, 2010 - 10:52 am

    On Monday I wrote that mobile wireless network provider TerreStar Corp. was considering filing for bankruptcy.
  • Starbucks will distribute content with coffee in its stores

    Posted October 20, 2010 - 9:00 am

    Starbucks has set up an information portal accessible only via the free Wi-Fi hotspots in its U.S. coffee shops. The Starbucks Digital Network, created in partnership with Yahoo, will provide free online access to content including news stories that wouldn't normally be free, the company said Wednesday.
  • Sprint admits losing WiMax users early on

    Posted October 19, 2010 - 9:15 pm

    Sprint Nextel executives acknowledged Tuesday that spotty coverage amid its initial WiMax deployments did lead to the loss of some customers.
  • How 'smart antennas' could boost Wi-Fi performance

    Posted October 19, 2010 - 9:03 pm

    A question and answer session with Gonzaga University's Dr. Steven Schennum.
  • Mobile Hotspots: Which Are Fastest, Most Reliable?

    Posted October 19, 2010 - 11:29 am

    No one wants to have to purchase separate wireless coverage for every device--wired or mobile--they do their computing on. Consumers want to buy a single connection to the wireless carrier’s network, one that will travel with them and connect any of their devices as needed.
  • Network feature should extend smartphone battery life

    Posted October 19, 2010 - 11:19 am

    Nokia Siemens Networks and Qualcomm have tested a new standardized feature that will improve smartphone performance while decreasing network congestion, the two companies said Tuesday.
  • In-Flight Wi-Fi Turbulence: Travelers Reluctant to Pay

    Posted October 18, 2010 - 8:54 pm

    Passengers don't want to pay for in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity, according to In-Stat research. That's not surprising: Just look at the Wi-Fi hotspot experiences of Starbucks, McDonald's and Barnes & Noble.
  • Windows Phone 7: The Genius of Tiles and Hubs

    Posted October 18, 2010 - 8:42 pm

    If you line up an iPhone 4, Droid X, and BlackBerry Torch next to each other, and zoom in so you only see the display alone, the similarities between the platforms seems to outweigh the differences. Windows Phone 7, however, breaks the mold on the sea of app icons, and provides an innovative means of interacting with the information and functionality of the smartphone through tiles and hubs.
  • Wi-Fi, smart antennas power new carrier gear from Ruckus Wireless

    Posted October 18, 2010 - 8:41 pm

    Ruckus Wireless has launched new Wi-Fi products that let wireless network operators create an affordable, end-to-end, 802.11n network. The goal is to offload data traffic from cellular networks, and create a viable last-mile wireless service option.
  • AT&T brings U-verse Mobile to Android phones

    Posted October 18, 2010 - 6:15 pm

    AT&T extended its U-Verse Mobile application to Android on Monday, tapping into the operating system's growing popularity by offering the TV-viewing software on the Android Market and several phones.
  • The Quiet Rise of Linux Tablets

    Posted October 18, 2010 - 4:50 pm

    Tablets like the iPad and Android devices are taking the consumer electronics market by storm. And now one Linux distro shows off their work in this field.
  • Report: AT&T smartphone partner TerreStar mulls bankruptcy

    Posted October 18, 2010 - 1:30 pm

    Shares of TerreStar Corp. plunged more than 50 percent in Monday's trading following a Wall Street Journal article reporting that the debt-laden mobile wireless network provider may file for bankruptcy.

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