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  • Motorola announces Backflip, more Android to come

    Posted January 6, 2010 - 11:40 pm

    Motorola will introduce more Android handsets as the company aims to offer an array of devices based on the mobile operating system, each targeting different segments of the consumer market, the CEO of Motorola's handset business said Wednesday.
  • Device makers bring mobile TV to iPhones

    Posted January 6, 2010 - 11:10 pm

    Two partnerships backing different forms of mobile TV are using this year's International Consumer Electronics Show to announce devices that can bring TV to iPhones through the back door.
  • Cisco's Chambers demonstrates home TelePresence

    Posted January 6, 2010 - 7:40 pm

    Cisco Systems Chairman and CEO John Chambers demonstrated on Wednesday how the company's TelePresence videoconferencing technology could be developed into a consumer product, showing off the long-awaited system at a press conference ahead of the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
  • Apple to boost iPhone sales 35% this year, says expert

    Posted January 6, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    Apple sold more than 11 million iPhones in the last quarter of 2009 and will sell an additional 37.3 million during 2010, a financial analyst said in a recent research note to clients.
  • AT&T to have first Dell Android phone exclusively

    Posted January 6, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    Dell will launch an Android smartphone later this year and AT&T will carry it exclusively, officials of both companies announced today at the 2010 AT&T Developer Summit.
  • CES: Cisco readying home telepresence trials

    Posted January 6, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    Cisco this week said it will trial a home telepresence service in the United States this spring with Verizon, and in France later this year with France Telecom.
  • Vexed tech to SAP, Oracle: Shut up those shrieking servers

    Posted January 6, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    Michael Pulk just wants the screaming to stop.
  • LG to demonstrate 100Mbps LTE modem

    Posted January 6, 2010 - 3:40 pm

    LG Electronics MobileComm plans to demonstrate a next-generation cellular modem that can download data at speeds up to 100M bits per second.
  • Intel's Otellini to unveil 'digital convergence' device

    Posted January 6, 2010 - 3:10 pm

    Intel CEO and President Paul Otellini will likely unveil a device that links computers with televisions over a wireless network during his keynote presentation on Thursday at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
  • OnStar Mobile App Lets You Control A Chevy Volt

    Posted January 6, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    When the Chevy Volt electric car rolls off production lines later this year, owners will be able to obsess over them even when they're not behind the wheel thanks to a powerful mobile app from OnStar (a subsidiary of General Motors).
  • Nexus One another tactic in Google's ad-revenue strategy

    Posted January 6, 2010 - 7:40 am

    Despite the announcement of a fast new Google phone, the search company made conceivably bigger news with its creation of a Google-hosted Web store for purchasing its Android devices.
  • The fractal data center

    Posted January 6, 2010 - 2:40 am

    In a recent newsletter we introduced the concept of Application Delivery 2.0, a major component of which is virtualization. This is the third in a series of newsletters that discusses how we think that virtualization will dramatically shape 2010 and beyond. This newsletter will focus on the management challenges associated with the ongoing virtualization of data center servers.
  • Google's 10 toughest rivals

    Posted January 6, 2010 - 2:40 am

    The biggest tech industry news story of the decade was undoubtedly the dramatic rise of Google. But will the search and online advertising juggernaut continue its dominance over the Internet economy in 2010? Not if the tech companies on our list can help it.
  • Apple confirms buying mobile ad company Quattro

    Posted January 5, 2010 - 11:10 pm

    Apple has acquired Quattro Wireless, according to an item posted Tuesday on the mobile advertising company's blog.
  • Google Nexus One early termination fee could reach $550

    Posted January 5, 2010 - 10:40 pm

    Buyers beware: people who choose the subsidized new Google Nexus One phone with a T-Mobile contract will get hit with US$550 in early termination fees if they cancel their service in under four months.
  • As Gartner expands, so does the competition

    Posted January 5, 2010 - 9:10 pm

    Gartner Inc. said today it is acquiring enterprise IT advisory firm the Burton Group for $56 million, just one month after it announced it was buying AMR Research for $64 million. But if Gartner is attempting to consolidate the IT analysis industry, it may be playing a game of whack-a-mole.
  • CES: Firm to show more powerful wireless power technology

    Posted January 5, 2010 - 8:40 pm

    Fulton Innovation plans to demonstrate upgrades to its wireless power technology at the CES show in Las Vegas.
  • FCC Urged to Expand Wireless Broadband Access

    Posted January 5, 2010 - 6:10 pm

    Responding to the FCC request for input on a plan for providing national broadband Internet access, the antitrust division of the Justice Department urged the FCC to act quickly to reallocate the available frequency spectrum to expand its availability for wireless broadband, and make the broadband market more competitive.
  • Apple's tablet will use Verizon's 3G network, sources say

    Posted January 5, 2010 - 6:10 pm

    Apple's tablet will use Verizon's wireless data network to connect to the Internet when users are out of range of a Wi-Fi hotspot, a Wall Street analyst today, quoting sources.
  • What the Nexus One isn't

    Posted January 5, 2010 - 5:40 pm

    Perhaps as interesting as describing Google's Nexus One, unveiled on Tuesday, is examining what the phone isn't.
  • T-Mobile USA finishes upgrade to HSPA 7.2

    Posted January 5, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    T-Mobile USA has completed its deployment of a faster 3G technology across its national network, reaching more than 200 million U.S. residents with the high-speed data and voice system while getting ready to upgrade some areas to even higher speeds later this year.
  • Google takes wraps off Nexus One

    Posted January 5, 2010 - 3:40 pm

    Three years after rumors of a Google phone first surfaced, the search giant has taken the wraps off its own branded and designed mobile phone, the Nexus One.
  • Vonage Offers Unlimited Int'l Calling for iPhone, BlackBerry

    Posted January 5, 2010 - 2:56 pm

    Vonage now offers an unlimited $24.99-a-month international calling plan for iPhone and BlackBerry users, the company said Wednesday. The new "Vonage World Mobile" VoIP service competes with a $12.95-a-month service from Skype.
  • AT&T Tells FCC It's Time to Cut the Cord

    Posted January 5, 2010 - 2:52 pm

    In response to a Notice of Inquiry released by the FCC to explore how to transition to a purely IP-based communications network, AT&T has declared that it's time to cut the cord. AT&T told the FCC that the death of landlines is a matter of when, not if, and asked that a firm deadline be set for pulling the plug.
  • US official: Broadband regulation may be needed

    Posted January 5, 2010 - 2:40 pm

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission should consider regulations for broadband providers in an effort to increase competition, an official with U.S. President Barack Obama's administration said.

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