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  • Motorola launches Droid Pro in Android flurry

    Posted October 6, 2010 - 12:15 am

    Motorola introduced the Droid Pro, an Android smartphone aimed at the BlackBerry market, along with several other Android handsets, at a Tuesday evening event in San Francisco.
  • Sony's TransferJet to get boost from new chips, cards

    Posted October 5, 2010 - 11:15 pm

    Sony's short-range, high-speed TransferJet wireless data technology counts a lot of big-name companies as supporters, but so far its impact in the market has been limited. That's poised to change in 2011 with the introduction of new TransferJet adapters and a new chipset, developers of the technology said at this week's Ceatec electronics show in Japan.
  • Motorola shifts Wi-Fi smarts to access points

    Posted October 5, 2010 - 8:36 pm

    Motorola’s new wireless LAN software offloads control tasks and traffic from the Wi-Fi controller to the access points. It’s not the only vendor touting the benefits of such a change: more efficient networks, better performance and reliability.
  • Cricket launching no-contract $149 Android phone

    Posted October 5, 2010 - 7:45 pm

    Cricket, a U.S. mobile operator that uses pay-in-advance monthly plans, will sell the Android-based Ascend smartphone for US$149 without a contract when it hits stores in the next two weeks.
  • More on Microsoft: Tablet announcement, and another downgrade

    Posted October 5, 2010 - 6:19 pm

    I've written a lot about Microsoft in the past few days, but what is a Tech Business Today blogger to do? I didn't sue Motorola for alleged patent violations, and I didn't downgrade Microsoft shares to Neutral. tweetmeme_source = 'ITworld';
  • Qualcomm suspends sale of FLO TV devices

    Posted October 5, 2010 - 5:30 pm

    Qualcomm has suspended sales of devices for its mobile TV service, FLO TV, as it considers options for how to use its national network that is currently dedicated to multimedia.
  • Mobile malware exploits on the way, experts say

    Posted October 5, 2010 - 5:15 pm

    Smartphone exploits are coming, as cybercriminals start to figure out how to make money by hacking mobile devices, two mobile security experts said Tuesday.
  • 'Margin challenged' Apple TV costs $64 to build

    Posted October 5, 2010 - 4:47 pm

    The new Apple TV costs less than $64 to manufacture and get out the factory door, an analyst with iSuppli said today, putting Apple's living room entry at the low end of the profit margin.
  • Cisco expands 11n Wi-Fi line, mobile VPN client

    Posted October 5, 2010 - 4:38 pm

    Cisco expanded its mobile offerings with a new low-end 802.11n Wi-Fi access point, a new version of its AnyConnect secure client for mobile devices, and took the first step to creating virtual mobile clients, unveiling support for Citrix and VMware products.
  • Fiber-to-the-jungle

    Posted October 5, 2010 - 3:30 pm

    Arizona State University and the Smithsonian Institute are using a fiber-to-the-jungle connection to provide distance learning that could include extending lectures into the rainforest via Wi-Fi connections.
  • Cisco expects BlackBerry PlayBook tablet to do well

    Posted October 5, 2010 - 3:26 pm

    Cisco expects RIM's new BlackBerry PlayBook to do well among businesses moving toward tablets, and help to augment customer demand for Cisco's WebEx service and Unified Communications Manager platforms.
  • Ballmer Promises Windows Tablets By Christmas

    Posted October 5, 2010 - 1:59 pm

    While Apple's iPad runs away with the tablet market, Windows slates are still preparing for battle, with the first wave to appear by Christmas, Microsoft Chief Executive Steve Ballmer said.
  • Symantec Unveils Strategy to Protect Mobile Devices and Data

    Posted October 5, 2010 - 1:58 pm

    Recognizing that the technology landscape is shifting rapidly toward mobility, Symantec today unveiled new tools to help protect mobile devices, and the sensitive data they contain. The mobile security and management strategy from Symantec enables businesses, service providers, and users to manage and secure mobile devices no matter where they may roam.
  • Android's share of mobile OS market surges

    Posted October 5, 2010 - 1:43 pm

    New research from The Nielsen Company shows that U.S. consumers who bought a smartphone in the past six months went with a device using Google's Android more than any other mobile OS.
  • Google asks court to dismiss Oracle's Android lawsuit

    Posted October 5, 2010 - 12:00 pm

    Google has made a sweeping request that a court throw out the copyright- and patent-infringement lawsuit filed in August by Oracle over Java use in Android, a popular, open-source mobile phone platform created by Google.
  • Microsoft's mobile strategy: Take the 'free' out of Android?

    Posted October 5, 2010 - 11:22 am

    Last Friday I wrote about Microsoft's lawsuit filed against Motorola in which Redmond alleged the handset maker's Android-based smartphones violate nine Microsoft patents.
  • Lack of BlackBerry migration no bar for RIM PlayBook developers

    Posted October 5, 2010 - 9:25 am

    RIM's murky stance on migrating BlackBerry apps to its new tablet doesn't faze would-be developers seeking a larger screen, more horsepower
  • Samsung WiMAX 2 test hits 330Mbps

    Posted October 4, 2010 - 8:50 pm

    Yes, it was only a demonstration. Even so, Samsung's trial of WiMAX 2 technology that touched speeds of 330Mbps is impressive.
  • Microsoft making 'first mover' Windows Phone 7 apps developers a priority

    Posted October 4, 2010 - 8:36 pm

    Microsoft will be selective with the first crop of Windows Phone 7 applications, due out starting next week as the first handsets are formally unveiled. The number of apps approved will accelerate through October, and by November the revamped online Windows Marketplace will be fully operational, and largely automated.
  • Verizon takes MiFi concept global with Fivespot

    Posted October 4, 2010 - 8:00 pm

    Verizon Wireless customers will be able to link their Wi-Fi devices to the Internet via 3G mobile networks in more than 120 countries with the Fivespot portable hotspot, set to go on sale Thursday. But globetrotting with it won't be cheap.
  • Verizon Wireless to refund $90M in improper charges; Wall Street yawns

    Posted October 4, 2010 - 11:38 am

    Over the weekend Verizon Wireless announced it will pay up to $90 million to 15 million customers who incurred data charges even though they didn't have data plans. tweetmeme_source = 'ITworld';
  • Swedish operator connects families with a single number

    Posted October 4, 2010 - 7:30 am

    A growing number of households are ditching fixed phones in favor of mobiles, but that's leaving callers with a problem: which mobile to dial if they want to reach any member of the household free to answer the phone.
  • iPhone spurs growth in China's 3G market

    Posted October 4, 2010 - 4:15 am

    Selling out in stores across China, the iPhone 4 has not only been a success for Apple, but has also given mobile provider China Unicom an edge by helping it sign up more users to its 3G next generation mobile services.
  • Samsung to unveil WiMax 2 trial system in Japan

    Posted October 4, 2010 - 3:30 am

    Samsung Electronics plans to reveal its latest Mobile WiMax wireless broadband technology at the CEATEC Japan 2010 electronics show this week in Tokyo.
  • Microsoft confirms Oct. 11 launch of Windows Phone 7

    Posted October 4, 2010 - 3:00 am

    Microsoft will launch its latest mobile phone operating system, Windows Phone 7, in New York on October 11, according to a posting on its website.

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