Dell Offers PC Pre-Loaded With Movies
For an additional $20, movie fans can get a copy of "Iron Man," along with bonus features, pre-loaded on select Inspiron, Dell Studio, and XPS laptops, and desktops.
Windows Mobile Internet Explorer 6 To Pack In Full HTML Browsing To Compete
Pretty much the first thing I do when I review a phone running the Windows Mobile platform is to download Opera Mobile. Why? Because the mobile version of Internet Explorer is sadly lacking, especially when it comes to that whole HTML thing. In order to remain relevant in the increasingly crowded mobile browser market, Microsoft is making sure the next version of mobile IE includes HTML capabilities.
Snow Seen On Mars
The Phoenix Mars Lander detected snow falling from the Martian clouds about 2.5 miles above the planet's surface.
Mobile Broadband Group Forms To Counter Wi-Fi
Led by the GSM Association, the group plans to spend more than $1 billion promoting a Mobile Broadband service mark to signify the alternative to Wi-Fi and WiMax in a range of notebook PCs.
RIM's BlackBerry Storm For Dummies: Fake Storms Appear In Verizon Stores
You know a product launch is nearing when the dummies show up at retail locations. No, I'm not talking about your fifth cousin. A CrackBerry Forum user recently visited a Verizon Wireless retail store and was pleased to discover mock-ups (a.k.a, "dummies") of the BlackBerry Storm to play with. Verdict? It's heavy.
Apple Tweaks App Store Policies
The company is hoping to stop shady developers from propping up their applications with fake reviews, as well as keep users who haven't tried it from posting negative reviews.
IBM, ARM Join On Mobile-Device Chip Technology
The results of the partnership will be used in logic, memory, and interface products for the customers of IBM's Common Platform technology alliance, such as Chartered Semiconductor and Samsung.
WiMax Makes Its Long Awaited Debut
WiMax has resembled the networking industryï¿¼s next budding princess. While a great deal of talk has centered on when the technology would debut, much of it has been shrouded in secrecy and duplicity. Well, for some lucky few businesses, the wait is finally over.
Can Android Save Motorola?
According to an insider, Motorola is looking to increase the size of its Android development team sevenfold. Could deploying an Android handset be the key to righting Motorola's listing ship?
Check Out Samsung's 8-MP Touch-Screen Phone
Well, it appears that Samsung will be taking the touch-screen goodness of the Omnia and combining it with the camera powers of the Innov8. The company appears to be readying an 8-megapixel touch-screen phone, and details have leaked out.
Is An Apps Store For BlackBerrys In The Works?
The answer to that question would be a big, fat yes. But the store isn't coming from Research In Motion, nor RIM's carrier partners. Instead, it is coming from a third-party vendor and, of all things, an enthusiast Web site.
Motorola Prepares WiMax USB Dongle
The thumb-sized-device will be available in the fourth quarter in each of the three WiMax bands around the world -- 2.3 GHz, 2.5 GHz, and 3.5 GHz.
Chip-Designer Transmeta Up For Sale
In essence, Transmeta's technology was instrumental in helping the industry reach a level of power efficiency that has become the foundation of so-called "green IT" initiative today.
Apple iPhone Firmware 2.2 Shows Its Face
Apple has seeded the next iteration of firmware for the iPhone to developers. One of the changes sighted is a revamped user interface for the iPhone's Safari browser.
Global IPTV: $19 Billion Market By 2012
Driving the increase is growing consumer demand for video, as well as the entry of new content providers such as YouTube and Joost, according to a new Gartner survey.
Touch Screen Roundup
While most of the excitement this week has centered around T-Mobile's Android-powered G1, there were some interesting developments on the touch-screen front from Nokia and Research In Motion. Spies were able to snag some details on the first touch-screen BlackBerry, and the first shots of Nokia's "Tube" smartphone found their way to the Web.