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Content tagged with Mobile & Wireless posted in January 2006
"You Want Fries With That?"
Commentary  |  1/9/2006  | 
Need some cheering up this Monday morning? Venture capitalist Rick Segal describes how he turned a three-hour flight delay at Orlando airport into an opportunity to catch up on the TV show "Rome," get a good meal at Steak-n-Shake, and a free first-class upgrade. And he did it all using mobile computing technology. The story illustrates the truth of two old adages: 1) Knowledge is power and 2) It's nice to be important, b
Which Mobile Technologies Should You Bet On In 2006?
Commentary  |  1/6/2006  | 
I don't have a good track record with regard to predictions about mobile computing. This is probably because I am an immobile kind of guy. I work from a home office adjacent to my bedroom, so most days consist of getting up, going into the next room to work, staying there all day, then going to the other side of the house for supper and TV. Unlike me, Dave Molta, of our sister Network Computing magazine, does know something about mobile technologies, and he has some predictions for
Good Times For Microsoft. Bad Times For RIM?
Commentary  |  1/6/2006  | 
Everyone saw a Windows Mobile-based Treo coming, and it arrived pretty much on time-just like Microsoft promised back in October. It doesn't come as a surprise to most that it will operate on Verizon Wireless' EV-DO network either. What really makes the news of the Treo intriguing is the fact that it arrives in the midst of RIM's second round of patent re-examinations.


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