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  • Analysis: Free Nokia GPS could hurt TomTom, Garmin

    Posted January 22, 2010 - 11:10 am

    Nokia's announcement Thursday of free voice navigation for its GPS smartphones is bound to hurt some GPS competitors such as Garmin Ltd. and TomTom, analysts said.
  • India's Bharti Airtel hit by mobile tariff war

    Posted January 22, 2010 - 3:10 am

    India's largest mobile operator, Bharti Airtel, reported on Friday flat growth in revenue and net profit for the quarter ended Dec. 31, even as its mobile customer base increased 40 percent from a year earlier.
  • Linux Foundation: Microsoft's Talking Smack on Windows Mobile

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 6:39 pm

    Microsoft's mobile chief dressed down Linux phones at CES and now the Linux Foundation is firing back. What's at stake? Control of the future smartphone market.
  • Nokia hopes to outdo Google with phone voice nav

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 2:10 pm

    Nokia today announced free turn-by-turn voice navigation for all its GPS-enabled smartphones globally, starting with 10 models today, and signaled a clear battle with Google over similar free technology now available in the U.S.
  • Prepaid mobile connections restored in India-run Kashmir

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 1:39 pm

    The Indian government on Thursday revoked a ban on new prepaid mobile phone connections in Jammu and Kashmir, after introducing rules for stricter verification of users' identities.
  • Virgin Mobile offers GSM services in India

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 1:10 pm

    Virgin Mobile said on Thursday that it has tied up with Indian mobile operator Tata Teleservices to offer mobile services in India using GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications), the more popular mobile technology in the country.
  • Alcatel hikes optical speed with less energy

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 1:10 pm

    Alcatel-Lucent will try to tackle the growing volume of traffic on carrier networks with an optical switch that can handle 4T bits per second (bps) while consuming less power per bit than today's equipment.
  • 1 year in, Obama’s tech vision impresses, execution falls short

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    Obama has proven to be more tech-savvy than his predecessors, but some of his ambitious IT initiatives have been stymied by government bureaucracy and inertia, industry observers say.
  • F5 profit jumps 37%

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 12:10 pm

    F5 Networks exceeded analyst expectations for its first quarter, lifting sales 16% and driving profit up 37% compared to a year ago.
  • Sony Ericsson launches Symbian phone with HD recording

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 8:10 am

    Sony Ericsson has launched another Symbian-based smartphone, the Vivaz, which supports video recording at 720p and comes with an 8-megapixel camera.
  • Sony Ericsson boss sees no impact on Android from China spat

    Posted January 21, 2010 - 3:08 am

    Sony Ericsson isn't expecting any launch delay for its Xperia X10 Android-based smartphone in China despite Android-developer Google's threat to pull out of the market.
  • DOJ: Operators helped FBI illegally obtain phone records

    Posted January 20, 2010 - 6:38 pm

    The FBI was so cavalier -- and telecom companies so eager to help -- that a verbal request or even one written on a Post-it note was enough for operators to hand over customer phone records, according to a damning report released on Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General.
  • Apple's magical mystery event demystified

    Posted January 20, 2010 - 6:37 pm

    It's January, and that can only mean one thing: Apple has cranked the Hype Machine up to 11 again.
  • AT&T, T-Mobile 3G Upgrades Meaningless for BlackBerries

    Posted January 20, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    Earlier this month, on January 5, both AT&T and T-Mobile announced new upgrades to their 3G HSPA cellular networks in the United States, designed to boost maximum data transfer speeds over said networks to 7.2Mbps. That's more than double the current average 3G speeds--even triple in some cases.
  • Intel's WiMax chipset proves power hungry

    Posted January 20, 2010 - 4:10 pm

    Mobile broadband comes in different flavors, and the options are growing. Users can connect to the Internet through 3G networks, but now WiMax capabilities are being added to many laptops. WiMax (Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access) is a wireless technology that provides fast data-transfer rates over a wider area than Wi-Fi.
  • Verizon - AT&T 'Price War' May Cost You

    Posted January 20, 2010 - 3:07 pm

    Customers of Verizon and AT&T--the two largest wireless service providers in the United States, accounting for the vast majority of mobile service users--have reason to celebrate! Both wireless providers have announced price cuts in what appears to be the beginning of a price war. Don't uncork the champagne just yet, though. The losers of this war may be the customers.
  • Review

    10 great iPhone apps for business users

    Posted January 20, 2010 - 3:07 pm

    InfoWorld presents a grab bag of handy productivity apps that can make your iPhone as useful as can be
  • Apple Tablet: 10-Inch Display May Be a Myth

    Posted January 20, 2010 - 3:07 pm

    Will Apple's rumored iSlate tablet boast a 10-inch touchscreen? The masses seem to think so, but one technologist predicts a much smaller, 7-inch screen that's less power-hungry.
  • Hello World: Bill Gates joins Twitter, Facebook

    Posted January 20, 2010 - 1:10 pm

    In a big week for social networking, President Obama and then former Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates send their first tweets.
  • Skype video goes multipoint with ViVu plug-in

    Posted January 20, 2010 - 12:07 pm

    Startup ViVu has released a software plug-in for Skype that allows the popular Internet calling service to be used for multipoint videoconferencing.
  • 10 Gigabit data center switch shootout

    Posted January 20, 2010 - 11:32 am

    10 Gigabit switches move faster, scale higher
  • Scandinavian operator gets ready for HSPA at 42 Mbps

    Posted January 20, 2010 - 8:37 am

    Mobile operator 3 Scandinavia on Wednesday signed a deal with Ericsson to roll out broadband at 42 Mbps and then 84 Mbps in its Swedish and Danish 3G networks.
  • Motorola's latest Android handset unveiled in South Korea

    Posted January 20, 2010 - 3:07 am

    Motorola this week unveiled its first Android phone for the South Korean market. The phone, called the Motoroi, looks similar to the Motorola Droid handset in the U.S. or the Milestone in Europe but without the slide-out keyboard.
  • IPv6 address management

    Posted January 20, 2010 - 3:07 am

    Whether you like it or not, it appears that IPv6 is in your future sooner or later. And if you thought address management was a headache for IPv4, hold on to your hat!
  • Cable Cutters: Cheap Alternatives to TV, DSL, Cell Service

    Posted January 19, 2010 - 9:40 pm

    I don't like service providers. Cable TV, landline phone and fax, mobile phone, ISP, and even satellite radio companies have so little real competition that they know they don't have to impress me very much to get my business. I either pay the full fees and become connected to them by their cord (physical or wireless), or I don't get any service. Until lately.
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