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  • WiGig Alliance allies with Wi-Fi group for superfast wireless

    Posted May 10, 2010 - 4:48 pm

    Two international short-range wireless industry groups announced an agreement today to promote faster Wi-Fi in the 60 GHz frequency band, as well as the two bands where Wi-Fi now operates.
  • Top wireless and mobile tech stories of 2010

    Posted May 10, 2010 - 4:13 pm

    Keywords: Apple iPhone, Apple iPad, Microsoft Windows Phone 7, Google Nexus One, HP-Palm acquisition, smartphone

  • Android's strong U.S. sales are a wake-up call for Apple, says analyst

    Posted May 10, 2010 - 3:57 pm

    Android's strong U.S. sales in the first quarter show that Apple's iPhone, when tied to AT&T, has reached a saturation point, an analyst said today.
  • AT&T touts network improvements found in survey results

    Posted May 10, 2010 - 3:55 pm

    Gripe all you want about poor cellular service for the iPhone on AT&T, but the carrier says its wireless networks are improving, especially in New York City.
  • FAQ: WiGig Alliance Wireless Technology

    Posted May 10, 2010 - 12:56 pm

    The fledgling wireless technology WiGig passed an important milestone Monday with the official released of the technology's specifications, giving member companies the green light to start building products based on the protocol. WiGig, developed by the Wireless Gigabit Alliance, is a short-range wireless technology ten times faster than today's 802.11 speeds, capable of downloading a full-length HD movie in about 45 seconds (compared to 45 minutes over Wi-Fi). Products based on the new standard aren't expected to hit store shelves until 2010.
  • Unity and Ubuntu Light: Instant On, Instant Users

    Posted May 10, 2010 - 12:11 pm

    Mark Shuttleworth announced Unity this morning, Canonical's new netbook interface that will be at the core of it's new Ubuntu Light platform. Going head-to-head with SplashTop and similar instant-on environments, Ubuntu Light could offer a direct path to consumer Linux migration.
  • Aruba buys Azalea Networks for industrial mesh wireless in $40M deal

    Posted May 10, 2010 - 10:59 am

    Aruba Networks will buy a start-up in outdoor mesh wireless technology, Azalea Networks, in a cash and stock deal valued at $40.5 million.
  • HP's Slate to be replaced by WebOS tablet?

    Posted May 10, 2010 - 7:59 am

    Even though HP has not confirmed the rumored death of the Windows-based HP Slate, leaks are already pointing to its replacement: a WebOS-based tablet. The biggest surprise? The intended launch date.
  • Wireless Gigabit spec published, gains Cisco support

    Posted May 10, 2010 - 2:10 am

    The group developing a super-fast wireless data technology that can transmit data up to 10 times as fast as today's fastest Wi-Fi published its initial specification on Monday and named Cisco as the latest backer of the technology.
  • Wi-Fi, WirelessHD cozy up to WiGig standard

    Posted May 10, 2010 - 12:10 am

    The Wireless Gigabit Alliance may be on its way to dominating the market for multi-gigabit in-room wireless networks after the powerful Wi-Fi Alliance said it would study the group's specification as part of Wi-Fi certification and a key rival announced it would include WiGig in dual-mode chips.
  • Nokia targets Apple's iPad in new lawsuit

    Posted May 7, 2010 - 4:39 pm

    Nokia today expanded its legal attack against rival Apple to the iPad, alleging that Apple's tablet and iPhone violate five Nokia patents, court documents show.
  • 'Perfect storm' of growth coming for smartphones in '10

    Posted May 7, 2010 - 1:36 pm

    Smartphones such as the iPhone are in "high-growth mode" globally, IDC said today, with shipments by manufacturers growing nearly 57% in the first quarter.
  • 4G Wireless: 20 Questions Asked & Answered

    Posted May 7, 2010 - 1:29 pm

    As the proud owner of a 3G smartphone, you might have considered yourself a member of the leading edge of wireless services users. Then you started hearing ads and reading stories about something called "4G," and perhaps began wondering...what is it, where is it, can I get it, and do I want it? Here's a quick list that explains what 4G is, what it can do, why it's the future of wireless communications, and where (and when) you might be able to get it.
  • Asset tracking for enterprises made simpler

    Posted May 7, 2010 - 11:16 am

    Sensor Logic has extended its hosted asset tracking service to support new Web development tools and frameworks, and added ready-to-run basic tracking applications.
  • 4G Killer Apps: A Top Five

    Posted May 7, 2010 - 11:14 am

    Imagine sitting on the grass in a shady park, watching flawless high-definition television on your connected tablet. Imagine pausing the program and switching over to a video call from your mother.
  • Emergency Internet: Smartphone tethering

    Posted May 7, 2010 - 11:11 am

    While Mark Gibbs was without DSL he got online from his PC by tethering it to a Motorola Droid. Way cool.
  • Google Goggles Text Translation: A Hands-On Trial

    Posted May 7, 2010 - 10:53 am

    Strap on your seatbelts, Android fans: Google has a new tool in its Google Goggles Android app, and it's time to take it for a test drive.
  • Google: Not Evil, But Jerks Nonetheless?

    Posted May 7, 2010 - 10:42 am

    Accusations of Android being closed source have little merit, under the letter of open source licensing. That still doesn't mean Google couldn't get its act together and perhaps be a better open source citizen.
  • Android gains with small phone makers in China

    Posted May 7, 2010 - 1:10 am

    Google's Android is picking up steam in China among both big and small mobile phone makers, and the operating system is set to move even further down the price chain in coming months.
  • Welcome to Android

    Posted May 6, 2010 - 4:53 pm

    By now, you've probably heard an earful about how great Android phones are, how they will take over the mobile world, and how they do everything the Apple iPhone can't. But if you haven't yet fully explored an Android phone, you may be wondering what the hype is all about.
  • Rhomobile upgrades Rhodes mobile apps framework

    Posted May 6, 2010 - 4:27 pm

    Bidirectional media streaming and a metadata framework for easier integration with enterprise apps are offered in version 2.0
  • 3G v. Wi-Fi: Which iPad is Right for You?

    Posted May 6, 2010 - 4:23 pm

    The iPad has been available for a month now in the United States, but the 3G-capable version of Apple's tablet device just launched this past Friday. Apple has reportedly sold more than one million iPads thus far--less than half the time it took the original iPhone to reach that same milestone. If you aren't one of the million plus that already has one, here are some things to consider when choosing between the Wi-Fi only or 3G-capable models.
  • New Sprint strategy targets prepay market

    Posted May 6, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    Sprint is betting on prepay services in a new attempt to stem the tide of defecting customers.
  • National 3G license in India to cost over US$2.5 billion

    Posted May 6, 2010 - 1:40 pm

    Bidders for 3G spectrum and licenses in India have pushed up the cost of a nationwide license on Thursday to more than 113 billion Indian rupees (US$2.52 billion), further raising doubts about how quickly operators will be able to make money out of the service.
  • Europe adopts technical rules for rural mobile broadband

    Posted May 6, 2010 - 12:41 pm

    The European Commission announced on Monday that it has adopted uniform technical rules for mobile broadband in the 800MHz band.
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