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  • AT&T CEO: iPad will be 'Wi-Fi driven' device

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 2:57 pm

    In an odd move, AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson said at an investor conference on Tuesday that the iPad would be primarily a "Wi-Fi driven device." This despite Apple's plans to release a 3G-enabled version that will run on AT&T's own network.
  • Skype Lands On Nokia Symbian Phones

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 2:03 pm

    Nokia is embracing Skype making available for free the Internet-telephony (VoIP) app in the Ovi app store. Over 200 million Nokia handsets will now be able to download the Skype app and make cheap calls abroad while away from the computer.
  • Nokia's smartphones get Skype client

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    Skype and Nokia have released a new Skype client for the Symbian mobile OS.
  • Apple goes after Google's Nexus One in patent actions

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 9:30 am

    Apple took aim at Google's smartphone as it accused Taiwanese handset manufacturer HTC, which makes Google's flagship Nexus One, of violating 20 of Apple's patents, some of which were issued in the mid-1990s.
  • China Unicom to use Android despite Google-China row

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 8:40 am

    Chinese mobile carrier China Unicom will use Google’s Android operating system on phones, its top executive said Wednesday, showing interest despite a row between Google and the Chinese government.
  • Apple iPhone with Wi-Fi may soon enter China

    Posted March 3, 2010 - 4:10 am

    China Unicom, the only mobile network operator selling iPhones in China, is in talks with Apple to sell a version of the popular smartphone with Wi-Fi, something the companies could not do previously due to government regulations.
  • Clearwire exec shares WiMAX road map

    Posted March 2, 2010 - 10:35 pm

    Clearwire chief commercial officer Mike Sievert gives us the lowdown on the company's plans to build out its WiMAX network this year and its potential future plans to upgrade to the "WiMAX 2" standard.
  • Sybase brings SAP apps to mobile phones

    Posted March 2, 2010 - 8:11 pm

    Sybase and SAP on Tuesday released the long-awaited first fruits of the mobile partnership they announced about a year ago.
  • Prototype Microsoft Mobile Surface PC one-ups iPhone

    Posted March 2, 2010 - 5:06 pm

    Microsoft Corp. researchers have shrunk down its Surface tabletop computer into a pocket-sized package that, with the aid of a few accessories, one-ups conventional touchscreen devices like Apple Inc.'s iPhone.
  • Cisco Unveils AnyConnect Secure Mobility

    Posted March 2, 2010 - 5:00 pm

    Cisco held an invitation-only media event at the 2010 RSA Security Conference, revealing its new Secure Borderless Networks architecture enabling anyone to connect from anywhere using any device while remaining secure.
  • Registrants of canceled Android Developer Lab getting a free phone?

    Posted March 2, 2010 - 1:35 pm

    Treat this one as rumor for now, but there's a story going around that Google is offering a free Android device to those who registered for the canceled Washington DC Android Developer Lab.
  • Intel tries cash to lure developers to its app store

    Posted March 2, 2010 - 4:10 am

    Intel is using cash incentives to lure mobile software developers to its AppUp Center application store, hoping to spur the development of new applications for netbooks with Atom microprocessors inside.
  • Innocomm shows Android smartphone with analog TV

    Posted March 2, 2010 - 4:10 am

    Innocomm Technology, a young smartphone developer, plans to launch its first handset with Google's Android mobile operating system and an analog TV receiver in the middle of this year, a company representative said Tuesday.
  • Sprint CEO pitches WiMAX to healthcare industry

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 9:10 pm

    Sprint CEO Dan Hesse continued his company's aggressive push for its 4G services Monday by pitching the virtues of WiMAX to the healthcare industry.
  • BlackBerry Messenger Keeps Chilean Quake-Affected Connected

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 3:24 pm

    In the aftermath or Saturday's massive 8.8 earthquake in Chile, Research In Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) was, in some cases, the only reliable means of wireless communication. General cell-phone-service and Internet were unavailable in certain quake-ravaged areas due largely to downed power lines, but BBM service, which employs unique wireless infrastructure to route messages, helped keep Chileans connected with the rest of the world, according to the Miami Herald.
  • Jailbreaking in the iPhone 3.0 era

    Posted March 1, 2010 - 12:45 pm

    Apple's iPhone OS 3.0 firmware unlocked many capabilities, but users seek more from their iPhones through jailbroken apps.
  • A WiMax phone might help ailing Palm

    Posted February 26, 2010 - 10:16 pm

    After Palm Inc. admitted that its smartphone sales were below expectations, rumors started swirling that the company might be sold, or that it could be beefing up its product line with a WiMax smartphone for Sprint Nextel.
  • Think tank: Gov't needs to give up some spectrum

    Posted February 26, 2010 - 6:40 pm

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should look not only for television broadcasters to give up unused wireless spectrum but also government agencies, in an effort to provide more spectrum for commercial mobile broadband, a new paper says.
  • 7 Android devices that aren't phones

    Posted February 26, 2010 - 11:14 am

    Android has become a popular choice for Internet entertainment devices and more.
  • Alex and JooJoo are MIA

    Posted February 26, 2010 - 8:45 am

    Here we are at the end of February and both the Spring Design Alex and the Fusion Garage JooJoo were supposed to be in users' hands. So where are they?
  • They're here: Cheap Android smartphones

    Posted February 26, 2010 - 5:10 am

    New low-cost smartphones running Google's Android software have been launched in Taiwan recently and the good news is they should start showing up just about everywhere soon.
  • Palm WebOS Fails to Meet Expectations

    Posted February 25, 2010 - 10:51 pm

    Palm shares are in a bit of a free-fall following Palm's announcement that it expects revenue for its third fiscal quarter to be more than 25 percent below analyst expectations. The next-generation Palm devices have received critical acclaim, but have failed to drive sales against stiff smartphone competition.
  • Q&A: Verizon's LTE road map for 2010 and beyond

    Posted February 25, 2010 - 10:50 pm

    Tony Melone, the executive vice president and CTO of Verizon Wireless, gives us an idea of where Verizon is headed with its 4G LTE services both this year and beyond.
  • Where does Palm go from here?

    Posted February 25, 2010 - 10:49 pm

    Smartphone industry pundits wonder whether Palm Inc. can survive another year, given Palm's guidance that its smartphone sales failed to meet expectations.
  • Is Android the Boys' Club of Smartphones?

    Posted February 25, 2010 - 10:36 pm

    Android, it seems, may be metaphorically stuck in a treehouse with a "NO GIRLS ALLOWED" sign nailed to the door.

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