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Content tagged with Mobile posted in June 2007
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My iPhone Diary: A Thrill-Packed Friday Night Search For Steve Jobs' Latest Brainchild
Commentary  |  6/30/2007  | 
This journal of my Friday-night search for an iPhone has everything you look for in summer entertainment: suspense, fast driving, crime, sex, Eastern mysticism, finance, humor, and adventure.

AT&T To Buy Rural Wireless Provider For $2.8 Billion
News  |  6/29/2007  | 
Dobson, based in Oklahoma City, markets its wireless service under the Cellular One brand.
How iPhone May Change How We Carry Phones
Commentary  |  6/29/2007  | 
Perhaps it's our Star Trek communicator roots, but North Americans are obsessed with clamshell designs. That may change dramatically if Apple's iPhone takes off with consumers.
GPLv.3: 'A Great Improvement'
News  |  6/29/2007  | 
After an unprecedented drafting process, users can modify the free software on their personal and household devices and extend compatibility with other free software licenses.
Premium Mobile Content Set To Double In Four Years
News  |  6/29/2007  | 
Content for mobile devices like cell phones will top $44 billion in 2011, more than double the nearly $20 billion that'll be generated this year, iSuppli predicted.
AMD Preps Barcelona Amid Clock-Speed Concerns
Commentary  |  6/29/2007  | 
It's a good news, bad news kind of day for AMD. On the plus side, the scrappy semiconductor vendor is confirming it will ship its quad-core Barcelona processors in August. However, clock speeds of the initial crop won't exceed 2.0 GHz, which is well short of what many had expected for what'll mark the debut of AMD's new "10h" architecture.
Should The iPhone Make Telcos Tremble In Fear?
Commentary  |  6/29/2007  | 
The iPhone is a stylish gadget, but it kowtows to the established telecom industry, Slate Magazine argues. But Slate dangles an intriguing possibility as an afterthought: Is the iPhone a Trojan horse?

Can Microsoft Office Front-End Your Business Processes?
News  |  6/29/2007  | 
Microsoft is set to kick off an Office-for-business-processes strategy, focusing on composite apps called Office Business Applications, or OBAs, starting next month.
Video: The Daily Show Looks At iPhone-Mania
Commentary  |  6/29/2007  | 
Correspondent Rob Riggle will do anything to get his hands on an iPhone in this funny, raunchy short video.

We Can't Stop Talking About The iPhone
Commentary  |  6/29/2007  | 
There is no escape from the iPhone. I have never seen a consumer-electronics device dominate public discourse as much as this gadget. In my many years of writing about cell phones, I always thought the buzz surrounding the launch of the Motorola Razr was unique. But that was nothing compared to the iPhone.
Getting My Hands On An iPhone -- I Hope
Commentary  |  6/29/2007  | 
What are you doing this weekend? As I write this, it's Friday morning, and I'm hoping I'll be working this weekend, posting image galleries and writing reviews of the iPhone. Of course, to do that, I need to get my hands on an iPhone.

Mobile WiMax Commercial Launch Planned For Northeast Region In August
News  |  6/29/2007  | 
Horizon Wi-Fi, a well-financed startup, has installed towers in nine Northeast cities and is testing the service in each city with initial users.
Research: In-Building Wireless Coverage Critical
Commentary  |  6/29/2007  | 
A report from ABI Research says that more work and important communications takes place indoors rather than out, and that propels the need for better wireless coverage inside.
AT&T Boosts EDGE Speeds On iPhone Eve
Commentary  |  6/29/2007  | 
First rumored a couple of weeks ago, it turns out that AT&T has indeed enhanced its EDGE network for faster speeds. Yesterday, on iPhone eve, users of AT&T's EDGE network
Ajax Tools May Power Web Apps For iPhone
News  |  6/28/2007  | 
The developer blogger community is speculating that a handful of Ajax tools may emerge as the only entry for third parties to the iPhone, via the Safari browser window.
LogMeIn To Launch Remote Support Software For Smartphones
News  |  6/28/2007  | 
A preview is available next month initially for the Palm Treo 700w/wx.
Making Work More Like EVE Online
News  |  6/28/2007  | 
IBM ponders how enterprises can be rewired to be more like games, particularly massively multiplayer online games like fantasy-themed World of Warcraft.
The 'Real Web' Kills The iPhone
Commentary  |  6/28/2007  | 
Apple CEO Steve Jobs was so happy to show off the fact that the iPhone's browser lets users experience the "real" Internet that he forgot one important fact: The "real" Internet requires speed. As early reviews of the iPhone are pointing out in hordes, speed is one thing the iPhone doesn't have over AT&T's EDGE network<
Verizon Wireless Tries To Counter iPhone Frenzy With Store Stunt
News  |  6/28/2007  | 
Verizon said its stores and kiosks will stay open until 9 p.m. Friday so customers can 'test drive' and purchase any of its 18 multimedia music devices.
The Only Thing That Matters About The iPhone
Commentary  |  6/28/2007  | 
Yes, there's a lot of hype about the iPhone. Yes, it's a very expensive piece of equipment. But neither of those things really matter. The only thing that really matters is: How good is it?

MP3.com Founder Michael Robertson Says iPhone Will Flop
Commentary  |  6/28/2007  | 
"I think it's going to be a flop. It's beautiful, no doubt, but people need the tactile feedback of keys."--MP3.com, Linspire, and SIPphone founder Michael Robertson. Who the heck is Robertson to speak? For those whose memory of the first Internet bubble is hazy--of the mid-1990s, like the '60s, one can say that if you remember them, you probably weren't there--Robertson reportedly walked away with $
'Push' E-Mail Service For iPhone Pops Up
News  |  6/28/2007  | 
Visto's Mobile product includes support for Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Domino.
The iPhone's Achilles' Heel: AT&T's Slow Edge Network
News  |  6/28/2007  | 
The Edge network can be painfully slow; it generally operates at between 75 and 135 Kbps.
Nokia Looks To Ease The Cost Of Entry For Developers
Commentary  |  6/28/2007  | 
For companies or individuals interested in developing for Nokia phones that don't necessarily have the resources to join Forum Nokia, a new opportunity has arisen. Today Nokia announced its Launchpad mobile software developer offering for the closet developer in everyone.
Linspire's Michael Robertson: Why I Love MP3 Music Lockers But Hate DRM
News  |  6/28/2007  | 
The MP3.com and Linspire founder talks about his current ventures AnywhereCD and SIPphone, and why he thinks the Symbian-powered Nokia platform beats the iPhone hands down.
Why Apple-Style Secrecy Won't Work For Microsoft
Commentary  |  6/28/2007  | 
One of the hallmarks of Apple's current cachet, along with pure stylishness, is its secrecy. Products don't get announced until very close to release date, features sometimes even later, and Apple's public relations department isn't exactly the most open. Apple's caginess certainly breeds intrigue, but it wouldn't work as a corporate policy at a place like Microsoft.
Don't Get Greedy: Only Two iPhones To A Customer
News  |  6/28/2007  | 
Apple says customers buying the iPhone through one of its 164 retail stores in the U.S. will be limited to two on a first come, first served basis.
GM, Boeing Faced Uphill Battle To Reach Global Identity Management
News  |  6/27/2007  | 
Managers from two multinational companies share their tips on connecting employees, parts suppliers, other business partners, and outsourced software developers.
Samsung Unveils Mobile TV Chipset
News  |  6/27/2007  | 
Multistandard support means handset users will be able to choose which broadcasting services they want to use without changing their mobile application.
Review Scorecard Reveals That EDGE May Ruin The iPhone
Commentary  |  6/27/2007  | 
Are you desperate to see how well the iPhone is coming out in early reviews? Do you need a comprehensive scorecard? Well, look no more.
Intel Offers Tools, Cables For Building High-Performance Computers
News  |  6/27/2007  | 
The company revealed its Cluster Ready program and Connects Cables products at the International Supercomputing Conference in Dresden, Germany.
Simple Web Design And Discoverability Are Keys To Mobile SEO
Commentary  |  6/27/2007  | 
Now that the mobile Web is mainstream, everyone is launching mobile Web sites. The problem is no one seems to know how to drive traffic to them. As a result, mobile search engine optimization has emerged as a big topic for everyone from marketers to online editors and publishers. The mobile Web, though, is not as developed as the desktop Web and as a result, optimizing mobile sites for search is far from easy.
Google Helps Nonprofits Conquer Google Earth
News  |  6/27/2007  | 
The project also includes online forums to enhance communications and connect interested users of Google Earth with experienced developers.
PacificNet To Sell TiVo In China
News  |  6/27/2007  | 
TiVo products and services would be distributed in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and other major cities through PacificNet's subsidiary iMobile.
Hackers Take Over MySpace Pages To Build Bots
News  |  6/27/2007  | 
Malicious code embedded in about two dozen MySpace pages downloads the dangerous FluxBot onto victims' machines.
Microsoft Plans E-Mail, IM, Blog, And Photo Sharing Suite
News  |  6/27/2007  | 
The common theme for the Windows Live suite is that all of its apps combine a rich Windows client application with Internet services that add power to those apps.
Accused Spammer To Decide Fate Of Anti-Spam Crusader
News  |  6/27/2007  | 
Cruise.com has until the end of the week to decide whether to collect $330,000 in damages for being called a "spammer" by Mark Mumma, or seek a new trial.
Google And Yahoo Add Photo Features
News  |  6/27/2007  | 
The two search engines upgrade their respective online photo services to give consumers a more integrated experience.
T-Mobile Launches Home-Based Wi-Fi Calling Service
News  |  6/27/2007  | 
The UMA-based service is aimed at consumers who have dropped or are thinking of dropping their home landlines.
Universities, Businesses Agree On Guidelines For IP, Shared Research
News  |  6/27/2007  | 
Team announces a new set of guidelines that will continue to encourage research sharing, while adding licensing terms and conditions.
T-Mobile's HotSpot @Home Service Graduates From Test Markets And Launches Nationally
Commentary  |  6/27/2007  | 
Today marks the official national launch of T-Mobile's HotSpot @Home service, whereby subscribers can use their cell phones to roam between cellular and Wi-Fi networks for calls. Just who is this service for, and is it worth the $19.99 per month?
Sprint All But Cans Nextel Identity
Commentary  |  6/27/2007  | 
Sprint is launching a new marketing campaign, and it is all about speed. Conspicuously absent? Any real references to Nextel, which Sprint paid big bucks to merge with a couple of years ago. Does this spell the end of Nextel?
How To Crash Windows Vista In 10 Seconds Or Less
Commentary  |  6/27/2007  | 
Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system is a mighty paradox. On the one hand, it's more robust and feature-rich than any of its predecessors. For the most part, it's also more secure and is immune to many pretty sophisticated takedown attempts. But it's got one nasty Achilles' Heel, which'll enable you to crash the OS in under 10 seconds.
Google Is The Top Mobile Web Site
Commentary  |  6/27/2007  | 
According to new findings from researcher M:Metrics, Google is the top mobile Web site in terms of smartphone users in the U.S. and the U.K. Is anyone really surprised that Google is the top mobile site?
Early iPhone Review Confirms Keyboard Is Difficult To Use And EDGE Is Too Slow
Commentary  |  6/26/2007  | 
While the iPhone may be the it gadget of 2007, it looks like the so-called "Jesus Phone" is far from perfect. NY Times columnist David Pogue published one of the first reviews to hit the Web and he confirms what many bloggers have long suspected: The virtual keyboard is difficult to use and AT&T's ED
Gates' Legacy Also Transforms A City
Commentary  |  6/26/2007  | 
After reading the articles on Bill Gates' legacy by my colleagues John Foley and John Soat, I have to add an aspect that they left out: the profound reshaping of Seattle that was a direct result of Microsoft's ascendance. Has any individual (well, pair of individuals, since you have to count Paul Allen in this calculation) ever had a more profound effect on a large American city?
iPhone To Cost $2,000 To $6,000 Over Two Years
Commentary  |  6/26/2007  | 
Wired has the breakdown: The 8-Gbyte iPhone for $599, plus $36 activation fee, plus $220 a month for the highest-priced, highest-usage plan. The 4-Gbyte iPhone with the basic plan, at $60 a month, adds up to about $2,000 over two years.

Meet The People Waiting In Line For An iPhone
News  |  6/26/2007  | 
A small group of people began forming a line in New York City on Monday to ensure they'll be among the first to get their hands on an Apple iPhone.
IBM Unveils Second-Generation Supercomputer
News  |  6/26/2007  | 
With Blue Gene/P, IBM is targeting commercial research, such as in the oil and gas industry, as well as financial services organizations.
Will The iPhone Support Microsoft Exchange?
Commentary  |  6/26/2007  | 
For much of the last six months, bloggers and reporters operated under the assumption that the iPhone would not support major enterprise platforms like BlackBerry Enterprise Server or Microsoft Exchange. That may change tomorrow, though, if Microsoft blogger Mary Jo Foley is correct. According to her the iPhone will support Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync.
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