News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in October 2009
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Qualcomm Unit Joins Symbian Foundation
News  |  10/30/2009  | 
The move boosts the Symbian platform, which includes a mobile operating system, user interfaces, middleware, and various mobile applications.
Sprint Nextel Subscribers Dwindling
News  |  10/30/2009  | 
To counter losses, the carrier is betting on Android handsets and a plan to roll out WiMax through Clearwire.
Motorola Posts 3Q Profit
News  |  10/29/2009  | 
The handset maker is looking to its Google Android-based smartphones, like the Verizon Droid, to regain market share.
Practical Analysis: Time To Embrace The Netbook
Commentary  |  10/29/2009  | 
One thing's for certain: The computing device policy you laid down a few years ago won't do anymore.
Android 2.0 Revs Enterprise Features
News  |  10/29/2009  | 
The latest version of Google's mobile operating system makes it easier for users to get corporate e-mail, calendar, and contact information on their handsets.
Verizon Droid Targets iPhone
News  |  10/28/2009  | 
The enterprise-friendly Motorola Droid smartphone, which runs on Google's Android OS, has built-in Microsoft Exchange support.
New iPhone App Gives 24x7 Swine Flu Coverage
Commentary  |  10/28/2009  | 
Swine flu is permeating everywhere these days--not just the virus, but news about it. But if you're still not getting your fill of H1N1, Harvard Medical School has released a new iPhone app that provides real-time updates while you're on the move.
Boingo Rolls Out Wi-Fi For BlackBerry
News  |  10/28/2009  | 
BlackBerry owners using the service are automatically alerted when they are in range of a Boingo Wi-Fi hotspot.
Smartphone Boom Challenging PC Makers
News  |  10/28/2009  | 
A shift in mobile computing from laptops to smaller devices is forcing PC makers to adjust, research firm says.
Barnes & Noble To Sell Plastic Logic eReader
News  |  10/27/2009  | 
The high-end device will fill out Amazon's upcoming product line, to compete with Amazon's Kindle.
Symbian Kick Starts Developer Program
News  |  10/27/2009  | 
Developers in the Horizon program will be able to more efficiently distribute applications for Symbian, the most widely used mobile OS.
Dell Unveils Thin, Light Convertible Tablet
News  |  10/27/2009  | 
The new system is designed for use in harsh environments, such as military, police, field-service and factory floors.
Lithium Batteries On The Hot Seat Over Airline Fires
Commentary  |  10/27/2009  | 
The mantra for today's portable device batteries is "better, stronger and longer." When they take to the sky, however, "snap, crackle, pop!" might be more appropriate.
Google Gains a Louder Voice
Commentary  |  10/27/2009  | 
Traditionally, mobile communications have been tightly controlled by carriers and handset suppliers. Gradually, mobile networks have been becoming more open, and Google added a feature to its Google Voice offering, so users can more easily run it on mobile networks.
Qualcomm Launches Open Source Center
News  |  10/26/2009  | 
The company's developers will work with Symbian, Android, and Chrome to optimize open source software with Qualcomm technology.
Palm Gives Pixi Release Details
News  |  10/26/2009  | 
The second webOS smartphone will cost about $100 after rebates, discounts, and a new two-year contract from Sprint Nextel.
Verizon Nabs Storm 2, Pushes OS 5.0
News  |  10/26/2009  | 
The touchscreen Blackberry smartphone mimics the feeling of a physical keyboard and adds Wi-Fi to its 3G capabilities.
Amazon Drops Kindle Pricing Again
News  |  10/24/2009  | 
Changes to the Kindle e-reader line come as rivals Barnes & Noble, Sony, Plastic Logic, and Asus take aim at the electronic book reader market.
AT&T: Devices Spiking Wi-Fi Connections
News  |  10/23/2009  | 
For the first time, the wireless carrier is seeing more Wi-Fi connections from smartphones than from laptops.
Top iPhone Apps For Health Pros, Patients
News  |  10/23/2009  | 
Healthcare professionals and individuals are finding ways to manage health and wellness with applications for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch.
Windows 7 Driving Touchscreen Evolution
News  |  10/22/2009  | 
Acer, Gateway, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, and Sony are scrambling to build PCs that capitalize on the tactile interface.
Nokia Sues Apple Over iPhone
News  |  10/22/2009  | 
The suit claims the iPhone infringes on 10 Nokia patents involving wireless data, speech coding, security, and encryption.
EU Online Music Pact May Be Model For U.S.
News  |  10/22/2009  | 
Amazon, EMI, Apple, and Universal took part in the agreement, which could have ramifications for U.S. regulatory action.
ARM Launches Its Smallest, Lowest Power Multicore Chip
News  |  10/21/2009  | 
The Cortex-A5 is intended for devices including Internet-enabled mobile phones and embedded systems.
Freescale, E Ink Enter Deal On eBook Technology
News  |  10/21/2009  | 
Freescale will develop a system-on-a-chip for E Ink's electronic paper displays, used in e-book readers.
LTE For PCs Near, Handsets Lagging
News  |  10/21/2009  | 
The first five years of Long-Term Evolution deployment will focus on PC data cards, says a market research firm.
MetroPCS Gets Windows Mobile Smartphone
News  |  10/21/2009  | 
The Samsung Code could be popular with businesses that want mobility without long-term contracts.
Barnes & Noble E-Reader Puts Heat On Amazon
News  |  10/21/2009  | 
The Nook is now the e-reader to beat, but analysts say Amazon won't relinquish the Kindle's market share easily.
RIM Eyes WebKit Browser
News  |  10/21/2009  | 
The BlackBerry maker is seeking WebKit developers to create a browser on par with iPhone, Android, and webOS handsets.
Handsets Boost LG Earnings
News  |  10/21/2009  | 
The company posted a net 3Q profit of $685.2 million as its handset sales soared.
RIM Intros BlackBerry Bold 9700
News  |  10/21/2009  | 
The smartphone adds a stronger processor, a beefier camera, and Wi-Fi calling capabilities with T-Mobile.
Sidekick Recovery Tool Released
News  |  10/21/2009  | 
Microsoft and its network partner insist they're making progress salvaging users' lost information.
Barnes & Noble Intros Nook eBook Reader
News  |  10/20/2009  | 
The Android-based electronic book reader is priced the same as the Amazon Kindle, but has a dual display with one color touchscreen.
AT&T Pushes Mobile Enterprise Apps
News  |  10/20/2009  | 
The wireless carrier is extending its enterprise mobile platforms to the hospitality and consumer goods markets.
Symbian Foundation Loses Key Contributor
News  |  10/20/2009  | 
Catalyst and futurist David Wood will be leaving as the foundation prepares to release the first version of the open source Symbian.
Sony Ericsson Eyes Profit In 2010
News  |  10/20/2009  | 
The struggling handset maker says its cost-saving measures and high-end new devices will get it back in the black.
Apple Crushes Wall Street Expectations
News  |  10/19/2009  | 
Apple's sold record numbers of Macs and iPhones in the fourth quarter. But iPhone sales will face tough competition from new Verizon smartphones.
Plastic Logic Preps E-reader For Business
News  |  10/19/2009  | 
The QUE electronic book reader will include PowerPoint and Excel document support, 3G, Wi-Fi, and a 10-inch screen.
Spring Design E-reader Offers Web Browsing
News  |  10/19/2009  | 
The company wants to grab a share of the growing e-book reader market, now dominated by the Amazon Kindle and Sony Reader.
Mobile Digital TV Standard Approved
News  |  10/19/2009  | 
The move will enable broadcasters to deliver live and on-demand programming to mobile devices.
Microsoft Continues Sidekick Data Salvage
News  |  10/19/2009  | 
Company working "around the clock" to restore information lost due to a server outage.
BoxTone Extends Smartphone Support
News  |  10/19/2009  | 
The mobility-management software addresses the security and compliance issues companies face when deploying smartphones.
Nokia Reorganizes After Loss
News  |  10/16/2009  | 
The appointments of a new mobile phones chief and CFO follow a surprise third quarter loss of $836 million.
Sony-Ericsson Lands Smartphone Financing
News  |  10/16/2009  | 
A $676 million financing deal, announced after a string of quarterly losses, will help promote its Satio and Aino phones.
The Apple Tablet Hype Isn't Right
Commentary  |  10/15/2009  | 
Apple's rumored tablet computer, widely believed to be coming next year, deserves the hype it has received and will usher in a golden age of journalism, argues Newsweek's Daniel Lyons.
Acer Debuts Quick Start Netbook
News  |  10/15/2009  | 
The Aspire One AOD250's dual-boot feature switches from Windows XP to Android for fast access to the Internet.
Motorola Preps 8 Android OPhones
News  |  10/15/2009  | 
The smartphones, built on Google's open source platform, are destined for China Mobile's burgeoning 3G network.
RIM Intros BlackBerry Storm 2
News  |  10/15/2009  | 
The second touch-screen BlackBerry adds Wi-Fi and a refined typing experience to the original's enterprise-friendly features.
Nokia Q3 Earnings Drop
News  |  10/15/2009  | 
It held its global lead in the handset market, but problems in the Nokia Siemens Networks unit hurt the company's latest earnings report.
AT&T Cleared To Buy Centennial
News  |  10/14/2009  | 
The Justice Department has approved the $944 million deal, which will add about 1.1 million users to AT&T's rolls.
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