News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in January 2011
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Oracle Unveils 5TB Tape Drive
News  |  1/31/2011  | 
The StorageTek T10000C is built for the SL8500 Modular Library System, which can be expanded to 1 exabyte of storage for archiving and backup.
Facebook Expands Places Deals To Europe
News  |  1/31/2011  | 
Social network users in Germany, France, Italy, Spain, and the U.K. can now get discounts by checking in at Starbucks, Mazda, and other partner businesses.
Android Steals Top Smartphone Spot From Symbian
News  |  1/31/2011  | 
Nokia was ousted from atop the smartphone platform leader board after a nearly ten-year stay as Android led sales in fourth quarter of 2010, according to Canalys data.
Top 5 Handset Makers Of 2010 Ranked
News  |  1/28/2011  | 
Nokia, Samsung, and LG remain firmly entrenched atop the market share rankings, but innovation and the crucial smartphone segment will determine the rest of the pecking order in 2011, according to IDC.
Verizon iPhone Or AT&T, Which Is Better?
Commentary  |  1/27/2011  | 
With Apple's smartphone coming to Verizon Wireless next month, users should be asking which carrier offers the better deal.
Motorola, Nokia Q4 Results Underscore Need For Innovation
Commentary  |  1/27/2011  | 
Apple's iPhone has snagged market share from both handset makers, a movement that Verizon's addition of the smartphone is likely to exacerbate.
Plantronics Unwraps New UC Products
Commentary  |  1/26/2011  | 
Famed Apollo astronaut Buzz Aldrin highlights company's 50 year anniversary with new UC-ready handset, speakerphone and UC toolkit.
DARPA Eyes Thermal Sensors For Cell Phones
News  |  1/26/2011  | 
The military research agency is soliciting bids to develop small, high-performance infrared cameras for personal handheld devices every soldier can use.
Microsoft Ships 2M Windows Phone 7 Handsets
Commentary  |  1/26/2011  | 
Microsoft claims handset manufacturer partners shipped two million Windows Phone 7 devices by the end of 2010, but it's unclear how many have been sold to end-users.
Android Gaining On iOS Among App Developers
News  |  1/26/2011  | 
Tablets are driving rising interest in Google's mobile platform, which is now within 5 points of matching Apple's ranking.
Plantronics Voyager UC: Next Gen Bluetooth Headset
Commentary  |  1/26/2011  | 
Our hands-on testing revealed one of the more innovative evolutions in Bluetooth headsets; a device that communicates with your mobile phone and soft phones, and can receive voice alerts from Outlook and instant message systems. But that's not all . . .
Hitachi Unveils 3TB Enterprise Hard Drive
News  |  1/25/2011  | 
The 7,200 RPM Ultrastar 7K3000 has a claimed enterprise-class mean time between failure of 2 million hours.
NASA Spins Android App
News  |  1/24/2011  | 
Spinoff, the space agency's first software for Google's mobile platform, highlights NASA innovations used in people's daily lives.
What's Driving Apple's 10 Billion App Success
Commentary  |  1/24/2011  | 
The Google, Research In Motion, Palm/HP, and Microsoft app stores are all playing catch up with Apple, which just celebrated a major app download milestone, but without making one specific change, there's slim chance these competitors will narrow the gap.
SMBs Expanding Marketing Options In 2011
Commentary  |  1/21/2011  | 
According to Ad-ology Research, the numbers of small businesses planning to invest in online video and mobile marketing are both sharply up from last year, part of an overall increase in planned ad spending.
AMD Beats Wall Street Estimates
News  |  1/21/2011  | 
The microprocessor maker delivers solid earnings, offers few details on the recent resignation of CEO Dirk Meyer.
HTC Says 4G Phones To Lift Sales
Commentary  |  1/21/2011  | 
HTC told investors that its first quarter sales will be buoyed by a new line of 4G smartphones hitting the market.
Tablets Used Mostly For Email And Media Consumption
Commentary  |  1/21/2011  | 
Data compiled by In-Stat reveals that the most widespread use of tablet computers is for PIM management and multimedia playback.
Facebook Fields Feature Phone App
News  |  1/20/2011  | 
The social network is trying to reach the majority of mobile phone users who don't have smartphones.
iOS 4.3 Beta 2 Deletes Multitouch, Adds FaceTime
Commentary  |  1/20/2011  | 
Apple has seeded a second beta of iOS 4.3 to developers. The updated code reveals several new camera-related features while nixing others.
Apple Sells 15M iPads In 2010, Dismisses Competition
Commentary  |  1/19/2011  | 
Apple's latest earnings report show that it sold more than 15 million iPads in 2010. Apple execs were sure to take a poke at the iPad's "bizarre" and "weak" competitors.
Lenovo Forms Tablet, Smartphone Product Group
News  |  1/19/2011  | 
The reorganization reflects the computer maker's push into the consumer Internet device market.
RhoSync Brings Salesforce.com Social Apps To iPhone, Android
News  |  1/19/2011  | 
Version 2.1 delivers integration with Salesforce's Chatter and REST APIs, allowing mobile workers ready access to a company's collaboration applications.
Sprint Boosts Price Of Unlimited Data Plan
News  |  1/18/2011  | 
The carrier says the $10 increase is to cover the costs of people increasingly using their devices to play games, download applications, and browse the Web.
Windows Phone 7, Collateral Damage Edition
Commentary  |  1/18/2011  | 
Verizon getting the iPhone is cruelly timed torture for Microsoft and Windows Phone 7, already facing an uphill battle against Android and other smartphones.
PlayBook's PIM Problem
Commentary  |  1/18/2011  | 
RIM's forthcoming tablet lacks the same live BlackBerry Enterprise Server access that its BlackBerries enjoy
Consumer Reports Cautions Against Verizon iPhone 4
News  |  1/14/2011  | 
The smartphone has too many shortcomings and users are better off waiting until Apple releases the next generation model later this year, according to the venerable consumer magazine.
Trio Of BlackBerries Leak
Commentary  |  1/14/2011  | 
In addition to the leaked BlackBerry Dakota, details about the Storm 3, Torch 2, and latest Curve have also hit the 'net
Lessons In iPhone App Advertising
Commentary  |  1/14/2011  | 
Forget AdMob and Facebook. Flurry is giving away free money.
RIM Aiming For 1 Million Q1 PlayBook Sales
Commentary  |  1/14/2011  | 
Research In Motion is preparing to launch its PlayBook tablet later this quarter. Can it ship 1 million by March 31?
CES Top 10 Videos: The Great, the Strange, The Comical and the Cool
Slideshows  |  1/13/2011  | 
Looking at the several dozen videos David Berlind, Fritz Nelson and I shot of products and edgy tech at CES, it strikes me that there's no time. No time for most of you out there to sift through all that for the coolest, strangest and oddest or funniest stuff. Which is the point anyway, right? So I spent the afternoon watching all our videos--throwing me back into that insane maelstrom of our running around like madmen/woman shooting videos--and chose what I thought were the best 10 videos based
Apple Gets Patent For Solar-Powered Mobile Devices
News  |  1/13/2011  | 
The patent filing may portend that future iPhones and iPads use solar power to extend battery life.
RIM: PlayBook Battery Life Will Be Just Fine
Commentary  |  1/13/2011  | 
RIM is stuffing a 5300mAh battery into its PlayBook tablet, which it says will last an entire business day.
HP Exec Indicates webOS Tablet Debuting Feb. 9
Commentary  |  1/13/2011  | 
HP has scheduled a webOS-focused event on February 9, where it is expected to debut its first tablet device.
Flagship Touch-Powered BlackBerry Dakota Leaks
Commentary  |  1/13/2011  | 
A picture and spec list of an unannounced Blackberry smartphone show what might be RIM's first hit device of 2011.
Google Translate Adds Conversation Mode
News  |  1/12/2011  | 
Speakers of English and Spanish can now talk to each other through the intercession of Google Translate.
Sprint Drops Tab Price Ahead Of Press Conference
Commentary  |  1/12/2011  | 
Sprint has dropped the price of its Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet while promising another "industry first" at a press conference scheduled for February 7.
Google Places App Arrives For iPhone
News  |  1/12/2011  | 
Features previously offered only through Google Maps for Android are now available through an iPhone app.
California Governor Cuts Employee Cell Phones
News  |  1/12/2011  | 
The cost-cutting measure requiring state workers to return 48,000 state-paid devices is expected to save $20 million a year
Verizon's LTE Smartphones Worthy iPhone 4 Competitors
Commentary  |  1/12/2011  | 
When Apple's iPhone 4 goes on sale through Verizon Wireless in February, it will have to contend with a batch of new Long Term Evolution 4G smartphones.
Global CIO: iPads As A Better Tool For Face-To-Face Collaboration
Commentary  |  1/12/2011  | 
Think of one-on-one sessions, like doctor-patient or salesperson and a prospect. Will a tablet work better than a laptop?
Android 'Ice Cream Sandwich' Due By Summer?
Commentary  |  1/12/2011  | 
In order to stick with its current Android version naming scheme, Google has to choose a dessert that starts with the letter "I". What better than Ice Cream (Sandwich)?
CES Tablet Extravaganza: Motorola, RIM, Toshiba & Asus Stand Out
Commentary  |  1/11/2011  | 
CES provided a tableau of what buyers can expect in tablets, nearly all of them evolutionary hardware improvements over the currently-shipping iPad, none of them available now, and most of them, predictably, clones. Here's a guide, based on a modest round of discussions and demonstrations at a frenzied CES; videos included where appropriate.
Verizon iPhone 4: Unanswered Questions
Commentary  |  1/11/2011  | 
Verizon and Apple have revealed a lot about the iPhone 4 for Verizon's network, but left plenty unsaid.
Verizon Exec: iPad To Have CDMA Radio, Too
Commentary  |  1/11/2011  | 
Francis Shammo, chief financial officer of Verizon Communications, said today that Apple will soon make a version of the iPad with a CDMA radio installed.
Apple Plays It Safe With CDMA-Only iPhone
Commentary  |  1/11/2011  | 
Verizon Wireless and Apple today announced a CDMA version of the iPhone 4. It is 3G only, no LTE 4G on board.
Worst Kept Verizon iPhone Secret Revealed
Commentary  |  1/11/2011  | 
Verizon claims service is so much faster, they almost called it the 6G.
Windows Phone 7 Users Allege Data Gobbling Bug
News  |  1/11/2011  | 
Subscribers report up to 30 MB of 3G data mysteriously consumed each day; Microsoft says it's investigating.
Verizon iPhone Beckons
Commentary  |  1/10/2011  | 
Tuesday's Rumored Verizon Announcement Has iPhone Users Buzzing
Google Goggles Recognizes Ads, Solves Sudoku
News  |  1/10/2011  | 
An updated version of Google's image recognition tool is faster and smarter than ever before.
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