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  • 5 makers for Windows Phone 7 now official

    Posted July 22, 2010 - 9:34 pm

    Microsoft has officially divulged names of at least five manufacturers for its coming Windows Phone 7 devices, with Asus recently added to a list of four revealed at the company's Worldwide Partner Conference on July 13.
  • Droids Earn Business Cred with Android 2.2

    Posted July 22, 2010 - 9:32 pm

    Which member of Verizon's Droid family of smartphones will get Android 2.2 first? The just-released Motorola Droid X is slated to receive the new version of Google's mobile operating system in late July, which could mean any day now. Other reports have the Droid 2, the original Droid's replacement that's coming next month, as the first phone come with Android 2.2 preinstalled.
  • MagicJack femtocell misses planned launch date

    Posted July 22, 2010 - 8:38 pm

    The magicJack femtocell, a product unveiled to much excitement earlier this year, has not launched as expected during the second quarter, although the company says it will still become available this year.
  • AT&T Wi-Fi use soared 30 percent in Q2

    Posted July 22, 2010 - 8:00 pm

    Users are piling on to AT&T's public Wi-Fi hotspots, racking up more than 68 million connections in the second quarter, AT&T said Thursday.
  • SAP-Sybase: What to expect in the first 90 days

    Posted July 22, 2010 - 5:00 pm

    Now that SAP's roughly US$6 billion acquisition of Sybase has gained clearance from European regulators, it may not be long before the deal is finalized. With that in mind, users and partners of the companies have much to consider during the next few months, analysts say.
  • New 'Kraken' GSM-cracking software is released

    Posted July 21, 2010 - 10:45 pm

    The (Global System for Mobile Communications) technology used by the majority of the world's mobile phones will get some scrutiny at next week's Black Hat security conference, and what the security researchers there have to say isn't pretty.
  • Motorola, Verizon make quick fix on Droid X display problems

    Posted July 21, 2010 - 4:48 pm

    Verizon Wireless and Motorola today said fewer than one-tenth of 1% of the new Droid X smartphones that have been sold have experienced a "flickering" or "banding" on the display, and that Motorola has resolved the problem.
  • Verizon 4G Rollout Rumored for the 2010 Holiday Season

    Posted July 21, 2010 - 4:35 pm

    Even though it's been in the works for some time now, it appears Verizon's 4G network roll-out is coming sooner than expected, according to Engadget. While Sprint beat Verizon in the race to 4G, Verizon may offer similar service in more markets at launch than Sprint currently supports in total.
  • Rockefeller to introduce spectrum auction incentive bill

    Posted July 21, 2010 - 3:17 pm

    A powerful U.S. senator will introduce legislation allowing the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to share auction proceeds with spectrum holders that voluntarily give up unused bandwidth and will give police and fire departments additional spectrum for a nationwide wireless broadband network.
  • Flashlight app secretly lets you enable iPhone tethering

    Posted July 21, 2010 - 9:24 am

    Handy Light, a newly-available flashlight app for the iPhone, isn't actually a flashlight app at all--it's a sneakily disguised tethering utility that lets you share your phone's Internet connection with your laptop. In other words, it's an app that's surely not long for this world.
  • Intel runs into major WiMax snafu in Taiwan

    Posted July 20, 2010 - 11:45 pm

    An apparent lack of communication between Intel and the Taiwan government over the closing of Intel's WiMax Program Office in Taiwan has brewed into a media storm here to rival Apple's Antennagate in the U.S.
  • HP seeks PalmPad trademark; Is a WebOS-based iPad killer on the way?

    Posted July 20, 2010 - 9:22 pm

    Hewlett Packard is seeking to trademark the name "PalmPad" for computer hardware and mobile devices, providing a solid indication that a tablet computer based on HP's purchase of Palm and its WebOS is under development.
  • Getting to the heart of remote access

    Posted July 20, 2010 - 9:03 pm

    Dr. Aka Gvakharia is a cardiologist on the east coast. He uses remote access from his smartphone in the ER to access patient histories stored back in the office. The ability to have simple access to information is critical to Dr. Gvakharia and his patients, but it's certainly not unique.
  • 4G-satellite network planned for US next year

    Posted July 20, 2010 - 3:00 pm

    An investment company has hired Nokia Siemens Networks to build a hybrid 4G-satellite mobile network, called LightSquared, across the U.S. to go live next year.
  • App Store security record unblemished after 2 years

    Posted July 20, 2010 - 2:03 pm

    While the rest of the world focuses on the perceived issues surrounding the iPhone 4's antenna reception, I thought I'd bring us back to something that really matters to iPhone users, namely, the security of Apple's App Store, which just marked its two-year birthday.
  • iPhone 4 "Antennagate"

    Posted July 20, 2010 - 9:00 am

    Apple has given its answer to "Antennagate", and the new mushroom cloud is up, and honestly, I wonder if people even bother to listen to what anyone says anymore.
  • Simple steps for smartphone security

    Posted July 20, 2010 - 8:19 am

    Apple, BlackBerry, Windows mobile, and Android all have been under siege and the risk will continue to grow as these phones get smarter and more powerful.
  • Motorola deal may end mobile-gear consolidation

    Posted July 19, 2010 - 8:30 pm

    Nokia Siemens Networks' acquisition of most of Motorola's cellular networks business may be the last move in a long game of consolidation in the industry, which has been hammered by price pressures.
  • iPhone 4 antenna problem spooks Apple customers, says IDC

    Posted July 19, 2010 - 4:56 pm

    The iPhone 4's antenna and reception problems have given pause to two out of three current iPhone owners, who said they would postpone upgrading to the new model, said research firm IDC.
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    Windows Phone 7 Technical Preview: Hot and Not

    Posted July 19, 2010 - 4:34 pm

    Microsoft is so desperate to prove Windows Phone 7's worth in the fiercely competitive smartphone market the company's already giving technical previews to the press, months before the platform's holiday launch.
  • PHP development comes to Google Android

    Posted July 19, 2010 - 2:13 pm

    Spanish open source venture provides tools and documentation for PHP developers who want to create Android apps
  • Give Your Phone the Power of a Desktop PC

    Posted July 19, 2010 - 12:28 pm

    Mobile computing has long been dominated by laptop computers, but powerful new smartphones such as the Apple iPhone 4 and the various Android phones--including the new Motorola Droid X--are rapidly becoming the portable computing devices of choice.
  • Windows Phone 7 'preview' winning generally good reviews

    Posted July 19, 2010 - 12:17 pm

    The newest release of the Windows Phone 7 software, now on prototype handsets, is getting good reviews.
  • Inside Apple's once-secret wireless lab

    Posted July 19, 2010 - 11:05 am

    After Friday morning's Apple press conference about the iPhone 4 and its antenna issues, Apple executives took a small group of journalists (11 all told, including myself) on a tour of the company's wireless-testing facilities. We were, the executives said, the first outsiders allowed into the area, a spot off-limits to most Apple employees. Even our escorts from Apple's PR department said they hadn't been in there before.
  • Symbian, Nitobi join on mobile phone app dev

    Posted July 19, 2010 - 10:59 am

    The technology integration should make it easier to build Symbian apps via Nitobi PhoneGap framework

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