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Content tagged with Analytics posted in September 2008
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I'm One Of Sprint's First WiMax Customers
Commentary  |  9/30/2008  | 
I became one the first customers in the United States to have real WiMax service today. So far (after a few easy-to-fix bumps), so good.
Dell Offers PC Pre-Loaded With Movies
News  |  9/30/2008  | 
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.
Nokia Abandons Business Market -- What Does It Mean For Your Company?
Commentary  |  9/30/2008  | 
Nokia this week announced that it will stop marketing and developing its own software services for business customers. What does that mean for companies using Nokia solutions?
Google Share Plunge To Be Erased By Nasdaq
News  |  9/30/2008  | 
The search engine's canceled trades were triggered by erroneous orders that were routed to Nasdaq from another market center, officials said.
T-Mobile Concerned Over FCC's Free Wi-Fi Plan
News  |  9/30/2008  | 
The mobile operator claims recent tests near Seattle prove the free service would interfere with its cellular network.
Tech Sector Could Star In U.S. Economic Salvation
News  |  9/30/2008  | 
Universal broadband, spending on energy technologies, and alternative technologies could encourage the growth needed to come back from the Wall Street bailout, analysts conclude.
AMD Says 'Shanghai'-Based Servers To Hit Market In 4Q
News  |  9/30/2008  | 
The chipmaker said that rollout of its first 45-nm server chip is ahead of schedule and that it learned from its mistakes in launching Barcelona.
Nokia Prepares 'iPhone Killer,' Changes CTO
News  |  9/30/2008  | 
The Symbian S60-powered smartphone dubbed "Tube" is expected to include Nokia's music player, DVB-H mobile TV support, and various GPS applications.
LG Intros Affordable Touch-Screen Phone
News  |  9/30/2008  | 
The KP500 has Bluetooth, a document viewer, expandable memory, and multimedia capabilities, and it should have a low price.
Windows Mobile Internet Explorer 6 To Pack In Full HTML Browsing To Compete
Commentary  |  9/30/2008  | 
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.
Nokia To Acquire Mobile E-Mail, IM Provider
News  |  9/30/2008  | 
The acquisition of OZ Communications is part of Nokia's larger strategy of providing more than just the handset.
Snow Seen On Mars
News  |  9/30/2008  | 
The Phoenix Mars Lander detected snow falling from the Martian clouds about 2.5 miles above the planet's surface.
iPhone 3G Gets Lotus Notes Support
News  |  9/30/2008  | 
IBM released a Web app that enables iPhone users to get access to their Notes and Domino e-mail, calendar, and contacts.
The Economy And Jobs: More Than You Can Handle?
Commentary  |  9/30/2008  | 
Feel that? It's the economy quaking. With the House rejecting the $700 billion bailout bill, stocks seesawing, and loads of uncertainty looming, it's possible you'll have more candidates than you ever imagined applying for jobs at your company. Are you ready to handle that?
Mobile Broadband Group Forms To Counter Wi-Fi
News  |  9/30/2008  | 
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.
Inside 1&1's Giant Web Hosting Data Center
News  |  9/30/2008  | 
Photos of the ISP's newly green data center in Kansas reveal the infrastructure behind the Web host's strategically located facility.
RIM's BlackBerry Storm For Dummies: Fake Storms Appear In Verizon Stores
Commentary  |  9/30/2008  | 
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.
Nokia Releases the Tube
Commentary  |  9/30/2008  | 
Samsung Samples 'Smallest' 2 Gb Memory Module
News  |  9/29/2008  | 
The next-generation memory style is expected to increase from 29% of the DRAM market in terms of units sold to 72% by 2011, according to IDC.
BlackBerry Bold Finally Coming?
Commentary  |  9/29/2008  | 
It appears that the Boy Genius was able to get its hands on an internal Best Buy image indicating that the oft-delayed BlackBerry Bold will be available at the retailer Oct. 26. But I have to wonder if all these setbacks
Apple Tweaks App Store Policies
News  |  9/29/2008  | 
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.
Nintendo DS Refresh Sets Its Sights On Apple
News  |  9/29/2008  | 
The next version of the handheld gaming device would be able to take pictures and play music similar to the iPhone and iPod Touch.
Apple Unlocks Its Own iPhones For Hong Kong
News  |  9/29/2008  | 
Apple also may be looking to expand into more Chinese markets by unlocking the iPhones for other wireless standards beyond GSM.
SpaceX 'Falcon 1' Marks New Era For Space Industry
News  |  9/29/2008  | 
Falcon 1 is carrying a simulated payload, a hexagonal aluminum alloy chamber that weighs 364 pounds and stands about 5 feet tall, designed specifically for the test mission.
Leap Wireless, MetroPCS Sign Roaming Deal
News  |  9/29/2008  | 
The companies agreed to roaming deals, spectrum swapping, and settling all outstanding litigation between them.
IBM, ARM Join On Mobile-Device Chip Technology
News  |  9/29/2008  | 
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
Commentary  |  9/29/2008  | 
WiMax has resembled the networking industrys 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.
CTL Launches Two Sub-$500 Netbooks
News  |  9/29/2008  | 
The 2go Classmate PC is aimed at the education market, while the IL1A mini-notebook targets consumers and businesspeople.
Nero Launches TiVo For PC, Multimedia Software
News  |  9/29/2008  | 
The company announced software that brings TiVo to PCs, a digital media transferring tool, and an upgraded burning and ripping suite.
iPhone Round Up: 3G Available Unlocked, App Reviews Require Ownership, Apple Lowers Output
Commentary  |  9/29/2008  | 
A whole lot has been happening in iPhone-land lately. The 3G iPhone is now available unlocked...in China. If you want to write a nasty note about an iPhone Application, you're going to have to pay for it first. Lastly, Apple has lowered the number of iPhones it will manufacture this year, but has raised the number it thinks it will sell.
Samsung 'Pixon' Hits Store Shelves With 8-Megapixels
News  |  9/29/2008  | 
The camera phone also supports 3G connectivity, Bluetooth, a Microsoft Office document viewer, and a multimedia player.
Sprint Debuts 'XOHM' WiMax In Baltimore
News  |  9/29/2008  | 
The no-contract service will feature a $10 daily pass, a $25-a-month home plan, and a $30-a-month on-the-go plan.
Can Android Save Motorola?
Commentary  |  9/29/2008  | 
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?
Will Open Source Breathe New Life Into Health Care Cost Savings?
News  |  9/26/2008  | 
A California bill calls for interoperable records and a full, hospital-running health care IT system that's open source. That's music to provider Medsphere, which backs OpenVista.
Check Out Samsung's 8-MP Touch-Screen Phone
Commentary  |  9/26/2008  | 
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.
Wireless Mergers Top FCC's To-Do List
News  |  9/26/2008  | 
The Verizon-Alltel and Sprint-Clearwire mergers will be reviewed by the end of the year, the FCC said.
Is An Apps Store For BlackBerrys In The Works?
Commentary  |  9/26/2008  | 
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
News  |  9/26/2008  | 
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.
Space Station Invites Public To Very Long-Distance Chess Match
News  |  9/26/2008  | 
Students in kindergarten through third grade will get the first four moves against undefeated astronaut Greg Chamitoff.
Toshiba Unveils 256 GB Drives For 'Netbooks'
News  |  9/26/2008  | 
The new category of mini-notebooks was popularized this year by the computers makers including Dell and Hewlett-Packard.
Visa To Bring Apps To Google's Android
News  |  9/26/2008  | 
Visa will enable Android users to get near-real-time alerts on card activity, as well as get discounts and directions to merchants.
Panasonic Gets Tougher While Lightening Up
Commentary  |  9/26/2008  | 
Panasonic has updated its Toughbook family of business-rugged notebooks with three new 3G-ready models, one of which the company says is the lightest to be had.
FCC's Dilemma: Moving Sprint Away From Public Safety Nets
News  |  9/26/2008  | 
Ever since the Nextel acquisition, plans to reallocate the 800-MHz spectrum have been bandied about so it doesn't interfere with bands used by public safety agencies.
Chip-Designer Transmeta Up For Sale
News  |  9/26/2008  | 
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.
China's iPhone 3G May Lack 3G And Wi-Fi
News  |  9/26/2008  | 
The move may be a way for China Mobile to keep customers from unlocking the device and running it on rival China Telecom's W-CDMA 3G networks.
Apple iPhone Firmware 2.2 Shows Its Face
Commentary  |  9/26/2008  | 
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.
VMware Beefs Up Ability To Deliver Virtual Desktops
News  |  9/25/2008  | 
The enhancements make it possible to run multimedia presentations over Remote Desktop Protocol such as voice combined with images.
BlackBerry Maker RIM Posts $492 Million Profit For 2Q
News  |  9/25/2008  | 
The company is still the dominant leader in U.S. smartphone sales, and is making headway around the globe.
U.S. Court Upholds Two Broadcom Patents In Qualcomm Case
News  |  9/25/2008  | 
The patents are related to chips used in phones with high-speed Web links.
Global IPTV: $19 Billion Market By 2012
News  |  9/25/2008  | 
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.
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