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  • 8 weird but cool Android apps

    Posted March 11, 2010 - 4:15 pm

    So you told your boss that you bought your Android smartphone so that you could track your business calls, be more effective when traveling for your company, have easy access to Gmail and keep your organization's Twitter feed current. But we know what's really going on -- you got that smartphone because it was cool and because you wanted to play with all the apps. (And possibly because it wasn't Apple or AT&T.)
  • First LTE phone from Verizon expected mid-2011

    Posted March 11, 2010 - 3:48 pm

    Verizon Wireless plans to launch its first LTE-based wireless phone in mid-2011, three to six months after the carrier rolls out its new LTE network, according to a report.
  • Motorola to put Bing search on Android phones

    Posted March 11, 2010 - 12:10 am

    Motorola will start loading Microsoft's search and map services onto its Android smartphones in China, bringing more non-Google services to the phones amid a row between Google and China.
  • RIM silent on data outages in North America, UK

    Posted March 10, 2010 - 4:53 pm

    Some BlackBerry users in North America and the United Kingdom said they experienced data outages earlier this week on Wi-Fi-equipped BlackBerries when not connected to Wi-Fi.
  • Former FCC chair says more fiber will help wireless crunch

    Posted March 10, 2010 - 3:40 pm

    Laying more fiber is one way to make more efficient use of wireless spectrum, former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin said on Wednesday.
  • 3G buildouts push up mobile network investment

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 9:40 pm

    Mobile networks may not be getting upgraded as fast as some subscribers would like, but carrier spending on infrastructure is expected to rebound slightly this year after falling in 2009.
  • Data issue hits BlackBerry devices for second day

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 8:40 pm

    Some BlackBerry users are complaining of an inability to use data services for the second day in a row.
  • Windows XP's built-in Wi-Fi Security Hole

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 6:16 pm

    Ever look for a Wi-Fi connection and see the "Free Public Wifi" SSID? It won't be a good connection, but it's also not an attempt to break into your laptop. It's an invitation for someone else to break into that user's laptop.
  • Android native development kit updated

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 6:02 pm

    OpenGL ES 2.0 added to package enabling developers to build performance-critical parts of an app in native code.
  • New routers let companies exploit 3G cellular data networks

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 5:51 pm

    Machine to machine (M2M) communications via 3G cellular data links is expanding in the enterprise. Sixnet offers a battery of new products to make it simple and cost-effective to network kiosks, remote offices, point-of-sale equipment and digital signage.
  • Verizon-AT&T LTE battle heats up

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 5:43 pm

    The simmering marketing battle between Verizon Wireless and AT&T over whose LTE network is first and best promises to explode in the coming months, analysts say.
  • In Pictures: 10 Best iPhone Role Playing Games

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 2:09 pm

    Everything from action RPGs like Across Age to first-person Oblivion-esque titles like Ravensword.
  • Panda discovers malware on HTC Magic phone

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 11:40 am

    A Panda Security employee discovered three malware programs on a recently purchased HTC Magic phone when it was plugged it into a Windows computer.
  • T-Mobile BlackBerry Users to Get Google Default Search

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 10:55 am

    Good news for BlackBerry smartphone users in the United States on T-Mobile, at least if you're a fan of search giant Google: The wireless carrier will soon swap out the Yahoo default search option within the BlackBerry Browser for Google's industry-leading search engine, according to MocoNews.net and other reports.
  • Intel sees 2012 deployment for mobile WiMax Release 2

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 6:10 am

    Chip giant Intel, a major backer of the movement to provide mobile WiMax wireless broadband to Internet users around the world, expects the next major release of the technology to be deployed starting in 2012, an executive said Tuesday.
  • WiMax hitches a ride on 1000 taxis in Taipei

    Posted March 9, 2010 - 5:10 am

    People in the Taiwanese capital of Taipei will on Tuesday be able to surf the Internet, watch Web TV, play online games and more in 1000 taxis that have been equipped with Mobile WiMax wireless broadband service.
  • Time to get smart about smartphones

    Posted March 8, 2010 - 10:55 pm

    If you didn't get the message with the release of the iPhone or the subsequent arrival of Android, then Windows Phone 7 has to be your wake-up call. Mobile is no longer just the future; its time is now.
  • Motorola Backflip on AT&T: Not Full Android Experience

    Posted March 8, 2010 - 10:52 pm

    AT&T may have opened its arms to Android with the release of Motorola's Backflip, but it isn't exactly embracing the platform's open nature.
  • Verizon LTE Blazing Trails for Wireless Broadband

    Posted March 8, 2010 - 10:44 pm

    Verizon, the largest wireless provider in the United States based on total subscribers, announced plans to expand its next-generation wireless broadband beyond the initial test sites of Boston and Seattle. The LTE pilot has been an overwhelming success and soon another 25 to 30 markets will get to enjoy the blazing 4G speeds as well.
  • Navajo Nation may get cutting-edge LTE network

    Posted March 8, 2010 - 10:40 pm

    If a pending federal grant is approved, one of the first LTE (Long-Term Evolution) wireless broadband networks in the U.S. will be built across 15,120 square miles of desert.
  • Verizon LTE: A Wireless Broadband FAQ

    Posted March 8, 2010 - 10:38 pm

    Verizon Wireless says 4G network testing in Boston and Seattle has gone not just well, but surprisingly so, offering wireless data at speeds that top most wired broadband connections. With such promises, 4G is becoming the wireless buzzword of 2010, as Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint start to battle for 4G leadership. Here's what you need to know, starting with Verizon's LTE network.
  • When is Android not Android? When it's on AT&T

    Posted March 8, 2010 - 10:20 pm

    The first Android phone to hit the AT&T network is the Motorola Backflip. Unfortunately AT&T made some mods under the hood before shipping this new device.
  • Apple's iPad: Will it sell?

    Posted March 8, 2010 - 2:27 pm

    Apple's iPad will fly out of stores when it goes on sale in four weeks, building momentum through the rest of the year, analysts said today.
  • The state of 4G in 2010

    Posted March 8, 2010 - 2:24 pm

    The transition to 4G services will slowly start to take shape by the end of the year.
  • LTE speeds faster than expected in Verizon trials

    Posted March 8, 2010 - 2:11 pm

    Verizon said that its field tests of LTE, or 4G, technology has shown wireless data speeds much faster than first expected.
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