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Content tagged with Mobile & Wireless posted in March 2011
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BYTE Mobile Radio Digs Into The Week In Mobile
News  |  3/31/2011  | 
More AT&T news, disappointing PlayBook rumors, and no iPhone 5 till fall
Where Are All the Honeycomb Apps?
Commentary  |  3/31/2011  | 
The Motorola Xoom hit the market more than a month ago, yet there are still only a few dozen applications optimized for Android 3.0 Honeycomb. What gives?
ShareFile Adds Native Android, Apple Apps
News  |  3/31/2011  | 
The file sharing and storage vendor used PhoneGap to build the optimized mobile applications, with BlackBerry, Windows Phone, and tablets to follow.
Microsoft Touts Windows Phone 7 Marketplace Success
Commentary  |  3/31/2011  | 
The WP7 app store is an unparalleled hit, Microsoft says, but it still won't say how many handsets it has sold.
Does Your Phone's Remote Lock Feature Actually Work?
Commentary  |  3/31/2011  | 
One of the features that most smartphones support is the ability to remote lock and remote wipe your device in the event it was stolen or lost. Just because your phone has that feature though doesn't mean it actually works.
Oracle's Itanium Dump Could Spark M&A Frenzy
Commentary  |  3/30/2011  | 
Teradata and SAP will be attractive targets if Oracle's rivals believe Larry Ellison is going to keep his best software to himself.
Why Dell Is Wrong About The iPad
Commentary  |  3/30/2011  | 
A Dell executive recently lambasted Apple's iPad as too expensive for business technology users. His math doesn't add up.
Google Launches In-App Billing On Android Market
News  |  3/30/2011  | 
Feature provides more ways for developers to make money, combats piracy, and reduces the number of apps in the online store.
SMBs Boosting IT Spending, Hiring
News  |  3/30/2011  | 
Small and midsize business technology budgets are growing at the fastest rate since 2009, while one in three firms said they plan to hire IT staff during the next 18 months, according to a Spiceworks survey.
Cisco To Acquire NewScale For Cloud Self-Provisioning
News  |  3/30/2011  | 
The addition of a service catalog and self-service portal will make Cisco into more of a private cloud supplier.
End Of The Road For Symbian In 2012
Commentary  |  3/30/2011  | 
When Nokia decided to partner with Microsoft and use Windows Phone as the platform for its cell phones, many questioned what would happen to Nokia's existing products, Symbian, Meego and Qt. Nokia has confirmed that Symbian will last be used in smartphones in 2012.
FuzeBox Brings iPad 2, Android 3.0 Tablets Into Video Meetings
Commentary  |  3/29/2011  | 
The latest version of Fuze Meeting now supports Honeycomb and iPad 2 tablets as full video participants that can provide as well as receive video within full conferencing experiences. Let the productivity begin!
RIM PlayBook To Get Native Email Eventually
Commentary  |  3/29/2011  | 
Research In Motion has confirmed that a software update will add email, contacts, and calendaring applications to its tablet, but until then a BlackBerry is required for PIM.
Kerio Launches Cloud Collaboration For SMBs
News  |  3/29/2011  | 
Workspace offers Web-based collaboration, file sharing, and document management tools based in part on social media principles.
Windows Phone 7 Predicted To Beat Apple iPhone
Commentary  |  3/29/2011  | 
Google's Android will be in first place, but Microsoft's WP 7 platform will come in second with 20% of the worldwide smartphone market by 2015, according to IDC.
IE9, Multitasking Coming To Windows Phone 7
News  |  3/29/2011  | 
"Mango" update for Microsoft's mobile OS is next in line after "NoDo" copy & paste patch is fully released.
HP Makes Green SMB Push
Commentary  |  3/29/2011  | 
The vendor announced several green initiatives at a recent conference in San Francisco, some of which are aimed at SMBs.
Tabula Raises $108 Million For Programmable Chips
News  |  3/29/2011  | 
The programmable logic semiconductor designer notched one of the largest venture capital rounds ever for a private chip company.
Cell Phone Health Risk To Bones
Commentary  |  3/29/2011  | 
There have been on again, off again reports that cell phones cause brain cancer. Now the latest information is the radiation emitted by cell phones is causing a reduction in bone density.
Lenovo Boosts Workstation, Desktop Performance
News  |  3/28/2011  | 
The ThinkStation E30 and ThinkCentre M81 are targeted at creative, engineering, and financial professionals.
Tsunami To Crimp Toner Supplies?
Commentary  |  3/28/2011  | 
In the short term, yes, but in the long term things will probably sort themselves out, predicts economist's blog.
Will LG Make Google's Nexus Honeycomb Tablet?
Commentary  |  3/28/2011  | 
Google reportedly has asked LG to build the tablet equivalent of the Nexus S, an official developer platform for Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets.
Unified Communications Goes Social
Commentary  |  3/28/2011  | 
Facebook-style interaction adds the missing link to enterprise voice and video integration.
Microsoft To 'Throttle' Windows Phone 7 Update
News  |  3/28/2011  | 
NoDo patch will roll out gradually as software maker hopes to avoid technical glitches that plagued previous update.
Videoconferencing, Telepresence Spending To Double By 2015
News  |  3/28/2011  | 
Cisco-Tandberg, Avaya, Lifesize, and Polycom are focusing on conference room systems, projected as the area of greatest growth, according to Infonetics.
Practical Analysis: Oracle Vs. HP -- Who's Got Your Back?
Commentary  |  3/28/2011  | 
Customers should opt to keep the vendor that's keeping their interests in mind.
Apple WWDC To Unveil 'Future Of iOS'
Commentary  |  3/28/2011  | 
The next iPhone and iOS 5 may be announced at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, slated for June in San Francisco.
Update On Apple's Patent Battles
Commentary  |  3/28/2011  | 
Like any technology company, especially those in the wireless industry, Apple owns a number of patents. Apple is usually involved in a number of lawsuits involving their own patents or the patents of others that the owners claimed have been infringed upon. This week there is both good news and bad news for Apple.
VMware Moves Into Hybrid Cloud Management
News  |  3/27/2011  | 
With vCenter Operations, internal and external virtual machines get system configuration, performance management, and capacity management under VMware's umbrella.
SGI Introduces 256-Core Windows Server
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
The Intel Xeon-based Altix UV runs Microsoft's Windows Server 2008 R2 for more demanding business intelligence and other large-scale workloads.
2011 End User Device Survey
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
Cloud, mobility, and consumerization are stressing corporate IT. We surveyed 551 business technology pros to see how they plan to shine.
Itanium Dump Could Cost Oracle Billions
Commentary  |  3/25/2011  | 
Forcing customers to buy Sun hardware if they want to run Oracle apps may be the only way to justify a $7.4 billion acquisition, but such a move could alienate customers and deliver them straight to rivals.
Google Delays 'Honeycomb' Code Release
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
The company says it has more work to do before the software is ready.
Consumerization Of IT: How To Support All These Gadgets
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
Should you offer no IT support for employees' consumer tech, or embrace it and do all you can?
Tablets, Web Apps Lead 'Consumerization' Of IT
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
Forrester Research finds much less support for allowing employees to bring their own PCs to work.
AT&T iPhone Defectors Paid Fees To Join Verizon
Commentary  |  3/25/2011  | 
Poor reception was the main reason AT&T customers jumped to the Verizon iPhone, and two-thirds paid a hefty early termination fee to do so, a survey from Mobclix reports.
SMB Tablet Adoption To Grow 1000% By 2015
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
Apple iPads are leading the rapid rise in tablet PCs among small and midsize businesses, reported AMI-Partners study.
Army, Air Force Get 3D Battle Planning Technology
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
DARPA designed the holographic display system to help military leaders plan initiatives in urban areas and other complex terrain.
Apple Bigger Than HP, IBM By 2013?
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
Analyst says the iPad and other hot products will make Cupertino the world's biggest tech company in just two years.
iPad 2 Overseas Launch Generates Long Lines
Commentary  |  3/25/2011  | 
Verizon Wireless and AT&T drop prices on earlier models in the U.S. as Apple's upgraded tablet goes on sale in 25 more countries.
Consumerization Of IT: How To Support All These Gadgets
News  |  3/25/2011  | 
Should you offer no IT support for employees' consumer tech, or embrace it and do all you can?
Microsoft Going After Android In Patent Infringement Suits
Commentary  |  3/25/2011  | 
Microsoft is arguing that Google's Android platform is infringing on several of its patents, but because of how Android is licensed, Microsoft is going after those distributing the platform, not Google itself. Now Barnes & Noble is in Microsoft's cross hairs for its implementation of Android on the Nook eBook readers.
RIM's PlayBook Will Run Android Apps
Commentary  |  3/25/2011  | 
But There's A Catch. Or Two.
Oracle Reports 37% Revenue Growth
News  |  3/24/2011  | 
Software revenue increased 19% from a year ago, reaching $6 billion, and gross margins for the hardware business Oracle acquired when it bought Sun Microsystems reached 55% in the most recent quarter.
Samsung Starts Production Of Denser Mobile DRAM
News  |  3/24/2011  | 
Smartphone and tablet makers will be able to make thinner and lighter mobile devices using the smaller faster memory chips.
How The Other Half Lives (Printer-Wise)
Commentary  |  3/24/2011  | 
A recent briefing with a Sharp executive shows what developments we can expect in the high-end market, some of which may trickle down to the desktop market.
CTIA News And AT&T Views As Tablet Rivalry Stews
Commentary  |  3/24/2011  | 
Tune in to the latest rocking episode of BYTE Mobile Radio.
2011 End User Device Survey
News  |  3/24/2011  | 
Cloud, mobility, and consumerization are stressing corporate IT. We surveyed 551 business technology pros to see how they plan to shine.
Rejected By Apple, Radiation App Targets Jailbreakers
News  |  3/24/2011  | 
But is Tawkon's radiation measurement app really anything more than entertainment?
Intel And HP Back Itanium, Slam Oracle
News  |  3/24/2011  | 
Chipmaker's CEO says there is no truth to Oracle's claim that Intel has decided to phase out the high-end processor.
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