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  • OMVC Mobile TV initiative pushes on as FLO TV founders

    Posted October 7, 2010 - 9:45 pm

    Regular local broadcasts over mobile TV are coming on special devices by the end of 2010 and should reach phones within the next few years, backers of a nationwide U.S. initiative said on Thursday at the CTIA Enterprise & Applications show in San Francisco.
  • Watch out Verizon: LightSquared’s LTE-based 4G network adds backing

    Posted October 7, 2010 - 9:08 pm

    LightSquared, the billionaire-backed upstart building an LTE-based 4G network across the United States, this week announced Nokia will develop devices for the network and Qualcomm will provide chips for such devices.
  • Tablets take center stage at mobile show

    Posted October 7, 2010 - 8:15 pm

    The CTIA mobile conference usually revolves around applications and services for mobile phones. But this year in San Francisco it's tablet computers that are the center of attention -- and not only because they are popular with consumers, as many might expect.
  • Coverage biggest issue for wireless enterprise apps

    Posted October 7, 2010 - 4:00 pm

    Wireless coverage is the biggest problem facing some companies that rely on wireless-enabled devices and applications, speakers at Thursday morning's CTIA keynote presentation in San Francisco said.
  • Developers will wait and see about Windows Phone 7

    Posted October 7, 2010 - 3:45 pm

    Some wireless application developers are hesitant about next week's launch of Windows Phone 7 devices, preferring to wait and see how the phones sell before investing big in the platform.
  • Gizmodo poll may hint at next mobile OS market share rankings

    Posted October 7, 2010 - 2:49 pm

    You've probably read some data recently showing the growing popularity of Google's Android mobile OS and its challenge to RIM's BlackBerry and Apple's iPhone.
  • Sprint unveils $49.99 Android LG Optimus

    Posted October 6, 2010 - 9:15 pm

    Sprint Nextel pushed falling Android smartphone prices even lower on Wednesday, introducing the LG Optimus S for US$49.99.
  • Apple, Verizon Wireless make (inevitable) iPhone deal

    Posted October 6, 2010 - 5:21 pm

    When both sides benefit from a deal, the deal is going to happen. All that have to be worked out are the details. tweetmeme_source = 'ITworld';
  • Verizon exec: iPhone news will come from Apple

    Posted October 6, 2010 - 4:01 pm

    Verizon shifted the responsibility for delivering an iPhone on its network to Apple, on the same day the Wall Street Journal reported that such a phone will be released early next year.
  • Mobile OSes will drive changes at enterprises

    Posted October 6, 2010 - 3:00 pm

    Mobile operating systems will be key to changing the way enterprises work, AT&T's chief of mobility said on Wednesday.
  • Verizon's LTE network to reach 38 cities this year

    Posted October 6, 2010 - 2:45 pm

    Verizon Wireless announced that 38 markets, including Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco, will get access to the high-speed LTE network by the end of this year.
  • Qualcomm to stop selling devices for mobile broadcast-video service that no one uses

    Posted October 6, 2010 - 1:50 pm

    The Wall Street Journal reports Wednesday that wireless telecom player Qualcomm is halting the sale of $249 hardware used by subscribers of its FLO TV mobile broadcast-video service.
  • T-Mobile to Launch Prepaid Data Plan

    Posted October 6, 2010 - 1:47 pm

    Another day, another prepaid data plan -- almost.
  • HTC rides Android to record quarter

    Posted October 6, 2010 - 12:19 pm

    Riding the growing popularity of smartphones and its success in building a brand, handset maker HTC Corp. on Wednesday announced impressive third-quarter results. The Taiwan-based manufacturer on Wednesday reported more than doubling third-quarter revenue from a year earlier and nearly doubling net income.
  • How to make your website mobile today

    Posted October 6, 2010 - 11:19 am

    You've long held off, but it's now time -- even past time: You need to make your website mobile. Between what you see in the news and what your site logs reveal, it's clear that the number of people surfing the Web from their mobile devices is growing by the day.
  • Finding lost IT with RFID

    Posted October 6, 2010 - 9:47 am

    Vendors are trying to sell users on the idea that they need to stick RFID tags on IT equipment to keep track of it. Users are interested, but costs and other issues remain.
  • 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.
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