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  • FCC to probe exclusive mobile handset deals

    Posted June 19, 2009 - 1:21 pm

    The FCC will open an inquiry into harm caused to consumers by exclusive handset deals between mobile carriers and handset makers.
  • RIM posts rare drop in BlackBerry subscriber growth

    Posted June 19, 2009 - 9:25 am

    Research in Motion on Thursday saw a rare drop in subscriber growth when it reported its fiscal first quarter results, while shipment growth of its popular BlackBerry handsets apparently stalled.
  • Senators challenge AT&T's exclusive iPhone deal

    Posted June 18, 2009 - 3:33 pm

    U.S. senators on Thursday struggled at a committee hearing to understand AT&T's explanation for how exclusive deals for phones like the iPhone stimulate innovation.
  • Expert: AT&T botches iPhone 3G S upgrade price concession

    Posted June 18, 2009 - 1:24 pm

    AT&T bungled its chance to make amends with angry customers today when it said it will reduce the price of the new iPhone 3G S for some, but not all, current subscribers, a crisis communications expert said Wednesday.
  • Happy iPhone OS 3.0 day, everybody!

    Posted June 17, 2009 - 10:08 pm

    In which your blogger decides that cut-and-paste is nice, but maybe a little anticlimactic.
  • Alvarion signs $100 million deal with rural WiMAX provider

    Posted June 17, 2009 - 8:50 pm

    Equipment vendor Alvarion will be teaming up with ISP Open Range Communications to build out a WiMAX network that the companies say could reach up to 6 million people.
  • WLAN market slammed, but 802.11n gains

    Posted June 17, 2009 - 8:41 pm

    The first quarter of this year may have been the gloomiest ever for the wireless LAN market, with overall revenue falling about 11 percent from a year earlier, the first year-over-year drop recorded by industry analyst firm Dell'Oro.
  • Report: New Google Phone Expected Next Week from T-Mobile

    Posted June 17, 2009 - 11:34 am

    What's smaller than the iPhone and thinner than the G1? It's T-Mobile's second Android-powered phone: myTouch 3G. Or at least that's the rumor, anyway. Next week, T-Mobile is expected to announce a summer launch date for another Android-powered phone from HTC called the myTouch 3G, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  • IBM allocates $100M for research in mobile communications

    Posted June 17, 2009 - 11:17 am

    IBM is investing in technology that will bring simple, easy-to-use services to people use their mobile devices for managing large forces of enterprise field workers, conducting financial transactions, and for entertainment, shopping, and other activities.
  • Palm Pre playing catch-up in apps race

    Posted June 16, 2009 - 9:31 pm

    Palm’s Pre smartphone has been compared favorably to Apple’s iPhone since its launch June 6, but there’s one measure in which Palm’s offering falls woefully short: apps. The 30 mobile applications available in Palm’s App Catalog would barely fill one shelf inside Apple’s 50,000-item App Store.
  • Moblin: 6 key things to know

    Posted June 16, 2009 - 5:08 pm

    The beta of the Moblin 2.0 operating system was released earlier this month, and supports netbooks and nettops. But the target is much broader, including personal devices, television, and in-vehicle automotive computing. Here are six things you should know about Moblin.
  • Nvidia: Future chips will enhance video on mobile devices

    Posted June 16, 2009 - 4:56 pm

    Nvidia hopes to develop chips that enable applications such as image recognition and video search on mobile devices like smartphones and low-cost laptops, CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said on Tuesday.
  • Hackers dissect Palm Pre, webOS

    Posted June 16, 2009 - 2:18 pm

    A week after the release of the Palm Pre, hackers are eagerly dissecting and sifting through the webOS software that powers it.
  • China to propose WLAN security standard for global use again

    Posted June 16, 2009 - 9:40 am

    China will submit its wireless LAN security protocol to the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) for consideration as a global standard, years after its rejection by the standards body incensed Chinese backers
  • SHOCKER: AT&T does something nice for iPhone users!

    Posted June 15, 2009 - 10:15 pm

    And one (and maybe two) things that aren't so nice. But hey, free MMS!
  • Developers asked to stop tethering talk on Palm Pre

    Posted June 15, 2009 - 8:32 pm

    Palm Inc. has "politely" cautioned a developer forum not to allow online discussions of tethering with the new Palm Pre.
  • WiMax launch in Atlanta is biggest city so far in Clearwire roadmap

    Posted June 15, 2009 - 8:19 pm

    Clearwire Corp. officially celebrates the launch of its WiMax service in Atlanta on Tuesday, but the formal launch in its largest city so far still has experts wondering how the fast wireless Internet service will catch on around the nation.
  • AT&T: MMS 'no extra cost' for text bundle customers

    Posted June 15, 2009 - 2:30 pm

    Good news, everyone: it sounds like you can take a (brief) break from throwing darts at AT&T's logo and photos of its various executives. Thanks to a new FAQ from the carrier that focuses on iPhone 3G S and some of iPhone OS 3.0's new features, we have a little more information on what to expect when MMS goes live later this summer.
  • Why Dell should buy Palm

    Posted June 15, 2009 - 2:28 pm

    Palm Inc. needs money to survive. Dell Inc. needs a handset business to compete. Clearly, Dell should acquire Palm immediately. The union would benefit both companies, as well as investors, the industry and, most of all, users.
  • 200 solar-powered network sensors to monitor rainforest

    Posted June 12, 2009 - 1:52 pm

    The Australian Commonwealth Scientific and Research Organisation (CSIRO) will install some 200 solar-powered, sensor network nodes over the next two years to help rehabilitate rainforest in the Springbrook World Heritage precinct in south-east Queensland.
  • The guts of the iPhone 3GS

    Posted June 12, 2009 - 4:11 am

    Peek inside -- and learn why Apple isn't so keen on advertising what's inside.
  • Chinese iPhone deal shows more hints of progress

    Posted June 11, 2009 - 12:01 pm

    Hints of progress toward Apple's goal of selling the iPhone in China have appeared on its own Web site and that of a Chinese government organization.
  • iPhone-themed anti-AT&T whining: Some justified, some not

    Posted June 10, 2009 - 3:04 pm

    All tech advances cause grievance; your Inside the Cult blogger well dictate to you which is justified.
  • Review

    Your next iPhone: iPhone 3.0 update or iPhone 3G S?

    Posted June 10, 2009 - 1:52 pm

    Between Apple's free OS upgrade, the new next-generation handset, and the heavily discounted 3G, it's decision-time for both devotees and holdouts.
  • WiFi gets personal with Mi-Fi

    Posted June 10, 2009 - 11:58 am

    The Sprint Mi-Fi is a credit-card-sized device that includes a 3G wireless connection combined with a Wi-Fi router and GPS radio.
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