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  • Review

    Same mobile router, different approaches

    Posted June 24, 2009 - 10:11 am

    About the size of a credit-card (but slightly thicker too), the MiFi 2200 from Verizon Wireless includes a 3G wireless connection (Verizon's EV-DO Rev. A network) and a Wi-Fi router built into it. Mobile users can connect to the device via Wi-Fi or USB and access the Internet through the 3G wireless connection.
  • Intel, Nokia both should win in partnership

    Posted June 24, 2009 - 9:50 am

    The partnership Intel and Nokia announced on Tuesday to develop future mobile devices should help both companies, though analysts are skeptical whether it will result in any actual products.
  • Satellite launch will lead to wider AT&T coverage

    Posted June 23, 2009 - 8:02 pm

    AT&T Mobility should achieve true nationwide coverage by the end of this year after it introduces a planned service that utilizes both satellite and cellular service.
  • McAfee expands in China for expected security boom

    Posted June 23, 2009 - 5:07 pm

    McAfee is expanding its staff in China amid a boom in the country's security market fueled by the launch of next-generation mobile networks.
  • Review

    Can you manage an iPhone like a BlackBerry?

    Posted June 23, 2009 - 5:05 pm

    Apple's iPhone 3.0 OS and iPhone Configuration Utility 2.0 extend the iPhone's enterprise-class management and security features. But how far do they really go?
  • Palm anticipates wide availability of SDK for Pre this summer

    Posted June 23, 2009 - 4:13 pm

    Palm, which has limited the availability of a software development kit for its Palm Pre device despite the unit being on the market since June 6, now says it has a goal of widespread availabilty of the SDK later this summer.
  • Nokia and Intel to team on mobile architectures

    Posted June 23, 2009 - 1:34 pm

    Intel and Nokia are in a research agreement to work on Intel chips and chipsets for mobile devices.
  • Big iPhone 3GS numbers come from pre-existing Apple addicts

    Posted June 22, 2009 - 6:50 pm

    Apple finds out that it's nice to build a cult, when you're the cult leader.
  • Agito brings WLAN VoIP to the BlackBerry

    Posted June 22, 2009 - 1:47 pm

    Agito Networks said that it has stolen a march on the rest of the industry after launching a product that can deliver both VoIP and unified communications via Wi-Fi to users of RIM's BlackBerry handsets.
  • The iPhone 3.0 feature compendium

    Posted June 22, 2009 - 1:41 pm

  • Apple claims 1M iPhone 3G S smartphones sold first weekend

    Posted June 22, 2009 - 1:33 pm

    Apple announced today that it sold one million iPhone 3G S phones through Sunday, three days after the device launched, matching last year's sales mark of the iPhone 3G.
  • Microsoft's Mobile Trouble: Can It Buy Its Way Out?

    Posted June 22, 2009 - 12:09 pm

    As more consumers and business users use their cell phones just as they would a PC for e-mail, Web surfing, instant messaging, purchases, and photo and music storage, the risk grows that Microsoft will become a non-player in the red-hot mobile space, say industry analysts.
  • Nortel accepts Nokia Siemens bid for wireless assets

    Posted June 22, 2009 - 9:17 am

    Nortel Networks has entered into an agreement with Nokia Siemens Networks to sell its its wireless network infrastructure business assets for US$650 million, it said on Friday.
  • Crazed Frenchmen tear iPhone 3GS to bits, for your edification!

    Posted June 19, 2009 - 3:24 pm

    Also, tethering is going to be expensive, but not as expensive as you might have thought, maybe?
  • FCC to probe exclusive mobile handset deals

    Posted June 19, 2009 - 1:21 pm

    The FCC will open an inquiry into harm caused to consumers by exclusive handset deals between mobile carriers and handset makers.
  • RIM posts rare drop in BlackBerry subscriber growth

    Posted June 19, 2009 - 9:25 am

    Research in Motion on Thursday saw a rare drop in subscriber growth when it reported its fiscal first quarter results, while shipment growth of its popular BlackBerry handsets apparently stalled.
  • Senators challenge AT&T's exclusive iPhone deal

    Posted June 18, 2009 - 3:33 pm

    U.S. senators on Thursday struggled at a committee hearing to understand AT&T's explanation for how exclusive deals for phones like the iPhone stimulate innovation.
  • Expert: AT&T botches iPhone 3G S upgrade price concession

    Posted June 18, 2009 - 1:24 pm

    AT&T bungled its chance to make amends with angry customers today when it said it will reduce the price of the new iPhone 3G S for some, but not all, current subscribers, a crisis communications expert said Wednesday.
  • Happy iPhone OS 3.0 day, everybody!

    Posted June 17, 2009 - 10:08 pm

    In which your blogger decides that cut-and-paste is nice, but maybe a little anticlimactic.
  • Alvarion signs $100 million deal with rural WiMAX provider

    Posted June 17, 2009 - 8:50 pm

    Equipment vendor Alvarion will be teaming up with ISP Open Range Communications to build out a WiMAX network that the companies say could reach up to 6 million people.
  • WLAN market slammed, but 802.11n gains

    Posted June 17, 2009 - 8:41 pm

    The first quarter of this year may have been the gloomiest ever for the wireless LAN market, with overall revenue falling about 11 percent from a year earlier, the first year-over-year drop recorded by industry analyst firm Dell'Oro.
  • Report: New Google Phone Expected Next Week from T-Mobile

    Posted June 17, 2009 - 11:34 am

    What's smaller than the iPhone and thinner than the G1? It's T-Mobile's second Android-powered phone: myTouch 3G. Or at least that's the rumor, anyway. Next week, T-Mobile is expected to announce a summer launch date for another Android-powered phone from HTC called the myTouch 3G, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  • IBM allocates $100M for research in mobile communications

    Posted June 17, 2009 - 11:17 am

    IBM is investing in technology that will bring simple, easy-to-use services to people use their mobile devices for managing large forces of enterprise field workers, conducting financial transactions, and for entertainment, shopping, and other activities.
  • Palm Pre playing catch-up in apps race

    Posted June 16, 2009 - 9:31 pm

    Palm’s Pre smartphone has been compared favorably to Apple’s iPhone since its launch June 6, but there’s one measure in which Palm’s offering falls woefully short: apps. The 30 mobile applications available in Palm’s App Catalog would barely fill one shelf inside Apple’s 50,000-item App Store.
  • Moblin: 6 key things to know

    Posted June 16, 2009 - 5:08 pm

    The beta of the Moblin 2.0 operating system was released earlier this month, and supports netbooks and nettops. But the target is much broader, including personal devices, television, and in-vehicle automotive computing. Here are six things you should know about Moblin.
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