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  • Can the App Store survive its rivals?

    Posted March 9, 2009 - 10:24 am

    If there's one thing that people have been proven to like, it's choice.
  • Ruckus Wi-Fi gear goes upmarket

    Posted March 7, 2009 - 2:28 pm

    As Cisco Systems enters the beam-forming Wi-Fi market, a pioneer of that technology, Ruckus Wireless, is taking aim at Cisco territory: large enterprises.
  • Users gain options for mobile voice encryption

    Posted March 6, 2009 - 11:07 am

    Mobile device security vendors rolled out an array of systems at Cebit for governments and companies looking to protect their voice calls.
  • Clearwire aims to reach 120M people in 2010

    Posted March 5, 2009 - 9:12 pm

    Clearwire plans to launch its WiMax wireless broadband service in 80 markets and reach as many as 120 million people by the end of 2010, the company said Thursday, as it disclosed its financial results for the fourth quarter of 2008.
  • Ballmer promises faster Windows Mobile development

    Posted March 5, 2009 - 10:15 am

    Under pressure from popular phones from Apple and RIM, Microsoft hopes it has put in place changes that will help it meet that mobile competition faster.
  • Acer sees the future of smartphones as free

    Posted March 4, 2009 - 12:12 pm

    Acer thinks free is the right price for smart phones, and plans to release two models that operators can give away in September or October.
  • WiMAX equipment market grows; vendor commitment to be tested

    Posted March 4, 2009 - 12:00 pm

    The market for WiMAX equipment and devices grew to $275 million worldwide in 2008, according to a new study by Infonetics Research.
  • SpinVox helps Skype turn speech into text

    Posted March 4, 2009 - 11:12 am

    Skype is adding the ability for its users to get voicemail messages converted to text, and sent to a mobile phone via SMS.
  • Security vendor Dr. Web combines mobile, desktop AV

    Posted March 4, 2009 - 11:07 am

    Russian security company Dr. Web is offering its latest security product for Windows Mobile free to subscribers of its Enterprise Suite 4.4 product.
  • Certgate unveils encryption SD cards for mobiles

    Posted March 4, 2009 - 10:56 am

    German company Certgate has released versions of an SD card that encrypts data on Windows Mobile 6.1 smartphones and e-mail on BlackBerry devices.
  • Mobile-phone competition heats up as sales slow

    Posted March 4, 2009 - 10:18 am

    The faltering economy produced dismal mobile-phone sales at the end of last year, leading to heightened competition among phone makers, according to a few recent analyst reports.
  • With $99 netbooks, wireless carriers see big opportunities

    Posted March 4, 2009 - 10:16 am

    Look out for a deluge of wireless devices, including netbooks, sold at heavily discounted rates by the wireless carriers, as the operators battle to win customers during the economic downturn.
  • Blaupunkt car radios tune in Internet stations via 3G

    Posted March 3, 2009 - 3:38 pm

    Blaupunkt has a new pair of car radios that allow users to tune in to any of about 16,000 stations from around the world. By connecting over Bluetooth to a cell phone, the radios access a 3G Internet service and then stream almost any station that's online.
  • New smartphone controls may appeal to IT managers

    Posted March 2, 2009 - 3:21 pm

    Research in Motion Ltd. is hoping that the latest version of its BlackBerry Enterprise Server will help convince skeptical IT managers that smartphone technologies can meet rigid corporate standards for management and security.
  • Vendors see future in iPhone business applications

    Posted March 2, 2009 - 2:45 pm

    The iPhone may generally be considered a consumer device, but several vendors at the Cebit trade show this week are demonstrating applications and services to put the device more firmly in the business arena.
  • WiMax cuts through highway fog

    Posted February 27, 2009 - 9:15 pm

    WiMax-linked sensors and electronic signs are helping reduce accidents on a California highway.
  • Obama proposes spectrum license fee

    Posted February 27, 2009 - 5:18 pm

    Buried in President Obama's budget blueprint for 2009 is a new-but-undefined spectrum license user fee that would increase from $50 million in 2009 to $550 million four years later.
  • RIM: Battery not source of BlackBerry Bold overheating

    Posted February 27, 2009 - 3:42 pm

    RIM confirmed that sales of the BlackBerry Bold have been halted in Japan due to overheating, but said the battery wasn't the source of the problem.
  • LG Versa hits Verizon Wireless stores March 1

    Posted February 26, 2009 - 3:35 pm

    The LG Versa touchscreen mobile phone goes on sale Sunday, with an emphasis on versatility that includes the ability to detach a QWERTY keypad.
  • Nokia Considers Making Its Own Laptop

    Posted February 26, 2009 - 11:30 am

    Will the laptop and smartphone converge in the future? Nokia is lending more credence to that idea, with the company's comments yesterday that it may develop its own laptop.
  • Google blocks paid apps for unlocked G1 users

    Posted February 25, 2009 - 5:24 pm

    Google has cut off users of its Developer phone from displaying or downloading paid applications.
  • Windows Mobile 6.5 -- Obsolete Already?

    Posted February 25, 2009 - 3:28 pm

    Microsoft Chief Steve Ballmer said the company will release Windows Mobile 7 -- Microsoft's OS for smart phones -- in 2010. That statement is a little surprising when you consider Microsoft just last week introduced Windows Mobile 6.5, which isn't slated to ship until later this year.
  • Visto's Good buyout relieves Motorola

    Posted February 25, 2009 - 10:34 am

    Motorola's sale of the former Good Technology to Visto may benefit the embattled equipment maker more than either push e-mail provider, though the deal should help Visto bulk up for competition against Research in Motion, according to industry analysts.
  • Motorola sells Good Technology to Visto

    Posted February 24, 2009 - 10:23 am

    Motorola agreed to sell its Good Technology division for an undisclosed sum on Tuesday, bringing an end to the company's foray into push services.
  • Stimulus could revitalize muni Wi-Fi, other stalled projects

    Posted February 24, 2009 - 10:11 am

    Could $7.2 billion in federal funds committed to boost broadband in the U.S. transform small towns like Truckee, Calif., into the next Mumbai, India, filled with beehives of call centers that employ local residents?
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