Sprint: The Palm Pre Is All Ours...For 2009
Sprint threw a cold bucket of reality on the pipe dreams of AT&T's Randall Stephenson and Verizon Wireless's Lowell McAdam. It verified that it will be the sole distributor of the Palm Pre "through 2009."
Users Want Virtual Desktops That Match Their Physical PCs
Over the last two years, Intel commissioned a study on how companies were delivering virtualization to end users. It's one of the few indicators of where this confused segment is headed. Several approaches are still on the table, but the fastest growing one is where the virtual machine resides on the end user's PC.
RIM CEO: SurePress Ain't Going Nowhere
Most of the information we've seen about the BlackBerry Storm 2 clearly shows that the clicking SurePress screen of the original Storm is gone. Why, then, did Research In Motion's co-CEO Mike Lazaridis make a point of saying, "SurePress is here to stay"?
AT&T CEO: Data Volumes Are Challenging
Walt Mossberg sat down with AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson to discuss primarily AT&T's wireless business. One of the most talked about subjects was the volume of data that was going over the 3G network, largely due to the popularity of the iPhone. Stephenson knows it is an issue and has plans to address it. Are the other carriers responding as well?
AT&T Wants To Offer Palm Pre
CEO Randall Stephenson says he wants to offer Palm's highly anticipated handset after the exclusive deal with Sprint runs out.
EMC To Acquire Configuresoft
Configuresoft products, which assist IT operations in maintaining continuous regulatory and security compliance, are used in EMC's server configuration solutions.
Palm Pre Gets The Hands-On Treatment
Somehow The Boy Genius got his hands on a Palm Pre before any official review units were distributed and posted his first impressions. His first take? It's "plasticky" and the QWERTY keyboard is "really frustrating."
HP Expands Low-Priced Mini-Laptop Family
The consumer-centric Mini 110 is available with Windows XP or Linux, while the business-focused Mini 1101 gives buyers the choice of Windows XP Home, XP Pro, or Vista, each for less than $350.
Greylock Headquarters Moving To California
The company's decision to shift its venture capital headquarters from Boston to Silicon Valley is calling into question the Boston/Cambridge area's entrepreneurial spirit.
AT&T Boosts 3G Networks
The carrier will be spending nearly $18 billion to double the speed of its mobile data networks up to 7.2 Mbps.
AT&T Chief Foresees The Palm Pre In Its Future
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson may have let the cat out of the bag a little bit early on this one. In speaking at the All Things Digital conference, he noted that the company will sell the Palm Pre once Sprint's exclusivity runs out.
Good Technology Buys Intercasting
The acquisition will enable Good to offer a smartphone-like experience, with access to social networks, IM, and e-mail, for feature phones.
Mobile Browser Skyfire Hits 1.0
The release version of the mobile browser enables Windows Mobile and Symbian users to have a desktop-like experience while on the go.
AT&T Says 7.2Mbps HSPA Network On Track For 2009 Roll-Out
Today AT&T announced that it will begin upgrading its HSDPA/HSUPA-based 3G network to HSPA. If those acronyms don't mean anything to you, don't worry. The bottom line is this: theoretical maximum mobile download speeds will increase from 3.6Mbps to 7.2Mbps.
U.S. Teens Sent 2,272 Text Messages Per Month In 4Q08
According to a new report by the Nielsen Company, teenagers in the U.S. sent an average of 2,272 text messages per month. That comes out to more than 80 messages per day, representing a more-than 100% increase compared to the year-ago quarter.