News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in October 2010
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Mobile Phone Sales Strong In Q3
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
Apple, RIM, HTC and Motorola have been unaffected by component shortages, but Nokia has struggled with supplies of AMOLED and semiconductor components for low-cost handsets, according to ABI Research.
First Impressions: Palm Pre 2 With WebOS 2.0
Commentary  |  10/29/2010  | 
InformationWeek spent some time with the unreleased Palm Pre 2 running webOS 2.0. Is this the webOS sequel device for which we've been waiting?
Microsoft Comping Windows Phone 7s For Employees
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
All 89,000 employees worldwide will get the device; no word on whether the perk will include free wireless service.
PatientKeeper Adds Android Support To Health IT App
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
Mobile Clinical Results software allows doctors to remotely access patient medical records.
First Impressions: BlackBerry Style 9670
Commentary  |  10/29/2010  | 
Research In Motion's latest BlackBerry smartphone takes a cue from the feature phone with its flip form factor. Does this non-traditional smartphone still pack a punch?
Windows Phone 7 'Early' To Smartphone Market, Says Ballmer
News  |  10/29/2010  | 
Microsoft CEO claims devices running the operating system will take share from Androids, iPhones, and other popular handsets.
Google Nexus Two To Be Made By Samsung?
Commentary  |  10/29/2010  | 
Blog Gizmodo claims to have inside information about the next "Nexus" handset from Google. This time around, it will be made by Samsung rather than HTC.
Apple Leapfrogs RIM Into The Top Five
Commentary  |  10/29/2010  | 
According to IDC, Apple's most recent quarter vaulted it past Research In Motion, making Apple the world's fourth-largest maker of mobile phones. Nokia still holds the number one spot with an iron grip.
Cell Phones Defy Downturn
Commentary  |  10/29/2010  | 
Many IT markets have been caught in the doldrums recently, however, cell phones are riding high. Market research firm International Data Corp. found sales grew by 14.6% in the third quarter of 2010, the fourth consecutive period of double-digit growth.
Motorola Dials Up Enterprise Mobile Device Management Platform
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
Mobile Services Platform 3 Control Edition adds device location tracking and battery life monitoring for Windows Mobile, Apple iPhone, and Android handsets.
Motorola Rides Android To Profitability
News  |  10/28/2010  | 
Third-quarter financials boasted the mobile unit's first profit in three years, spurred by sales of its smartphones.
Google Updates iPhone Gmail Once Again
Commentary  |  10/28/2010  | 
Google rolled out a small update to the Safari-based Gmail Web app for the iPhone.
Opera Debuts Native Symbian Browser
Commentary  |  10/28/2010  | 
Opera Software made a new version of Opera Mini available to the Symbian platform. Opera Mini 5.1 is significant because it is a native -- and not a Java -- application.
Review: AT&T's Windows Phone 7 Handsets Tested
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
Here's a first look at the HTC Surround, LG Quantum and Samsung Focus, the initial crop of smartphones running Microsoft's new mobile OS.
PayPal Banks On Mobile Payments
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
The payments provider launched a two-click Mobile Express Checkout service and added functionality to its Mobile Payments Library, among other upgrades.
Walgreens Selling $100 Android Tablet
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
The Android 1.6-powered Maylong M-150 Universe 7-inch device is discounted on the drug store's website.
RIM's BlackBerry Bold 9780 Launches Worldwide In November
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
Research In Motion on Wednesday announced the BlackBerry Bold 9780, a slightly spec'd-up version of the existing Bold for world markets.
Yahoo Integrates Social Media With Email
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
Mail Beta brings Facebook, Twitter, instant messaging, and texting into Yahoo inboxes on PCs, iPads, iPhones, and Android phones.
LimeWire Ordered To Shut Down
News  |  10/27/2010  | 
A N.Y. judge says the music file-sharing site must now disable its software, five months after losing a copyright infringement suit.
T-Mobile Settles On $400 For Galaxy Tab Price
Commentary  |  10/27/2010  | 
T-Mobile on Wednesday announced that it will begin selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab on November 10 for the price of $400 with qualifying contract.
Apple Delays White iPhone (Again) To 2011
Commentary  |  10/27/2010  | 
Apple on Tuesday indicated that it won't be able to make the white version of the iPhone 4 available by the end of the year as originally hoped.
Barnes & Noble Introduces Color Nook
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
The Apple iPad faces a challenge from the bookseller's color touch screen e-reader as a platform for books and periodicals, an industry analyst says.
Why Marketing Should Run Its Own Technology
Commentary  |  10/26/2010  | 
A new breed of 'marketing technologist' is emerging. Here are 3 reasons IT should give them control.
RIM Demos PlayBook Tablet
Commentary  |  10/26/2010  | 
Research In Motion used the AdobeMAX conference to highlight the capabilities of its forthcoming PlayBook tablet. The big question on everyone's mind: Is this thing for real?
Dell Reportedly Prepping Android Smartphone
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
Handset expected to be similar to the upcoming Windows Phone 7-based Venue Pro smartphone.
Amazon Kindle Sets Sales Record
News  |  10/26/2010  | 
On the eve of a "major announcement" from rival Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com said it has sold more e-readers this quarter than ever before.
Android Market And Windows Marketplace Pass Major Milestones
Commentary  |  10/26/2010  | 
The Android Market has officially reached 100,000 applications and Microsoft's brand-new Marketplace for Windows Phone has surpassed 1,000 apps.
Facebook 1.9 For BlackBerry Debuts Dedicated Message Inbox
Commentary  |  10/26/2010  | 
Research In Motion has updated the beta of Facebook for BlackBerries to version 1.9. The most significant new feature is a dedicated inbox for Facebook messages.
Sony Terminates Walkman
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
The iconic cassette player will soon disappear from Japanese store shelves, marking the end of the one-time dominant music player.
Garmin-Asus Headed For Divorce
Commentary  |  10/25/2010  | 
The marriage of Garmin and Asustek Computers has been a rocky one, producing few devices, and none of them hits. Looks like the two will be calling it quits in the next few months.
Xbox Kinect To Hit Store Shelves Nov. 4
News  |  10/25/2010  | 
Microsoft says pre-orders of the video game motion controller are rapidly selling out.
Sprint's Samsung Galaxy Tab Costs $400, Requires Contract
Commentary  |  10/25/2010  | 
Sprint on Monday announced that it will begin selling the Samsung Galaxy Tab for $400 on November 14. Unlike Verizon Wireless, which priced the Galaxy Tab at $600, Sprint will require a two-year contract.
New Yorkers Can Phone In Starbucks Latte Payments
Commentary  |  10/25/2010  | 
Starbucks has expanded a mobile payment trial to include 300 stores in New York City and Long Island, allowing iPhone and BlackBerry users to pay for coffee from their smartphones.
Amazon To Let Kindle Users Lend E-Books
News  |  10/22/2010  | 
Matching the Barnes & Noble Nook's "LendMe" technology, Amazon will allow Kindle users to share books with each other for up to 14 days.
RIM's Web-Based Storefront Goes Live
Commentary  |  10/22/2010  | 
Research In Motion on Friday made the Internet-based version of BlackBerry App World available to all desktop users.
ShoreTel Acquires Agito For Smartphone Integration
Commentary  |  10/22/2010  | 
The $11.4 million acquisition will give ShoreTel the ability to include smartphones in its enterprise PBX solutions.
iPad Users An App-Less Bunch
News  |  10/22/2010  | 
One-third of all owners of Apple's hot-selling tablet have never downloaded software from the company's online software store.
Farmville Crops Up For iPad
News  |  10/22/2010  | 
Popular Facebook game comes to Apple's tablet with app modified to leverage the hardware's interface and larger screen.
Mobile Health Apps See Weak Adoption Rates
News  |  10/22/2010  | 
African Americans, younger people, and urban residents are most likely to used software to track their health, nutrition, and fitness, finds Pew Research Center.
Wal-Mart To Sell Nook E-Reader
News  |  10/22/2010  | 
The world's largest retailer will start putting Barnes & Noble's e-book device on store shelves this weekend.
iPhone Helps AT&T Close Gap With Verizon Wireless
Commentary  |  10/22/2010  | 
Based on the quarterly reports from AT&T and Verizon Communications, just 400,000 customers separate the nation's two largest wireless carriers. Verizon's lead over AT&T has narrowed dramatically.
YouTube For Android Updated To Version 2
Commentary  |  10/21/2010  | 
Google has recently published YouTube 2.0 for the Android platform. The new YouTube app has an improved user interface and is no longer tied to core system updates.
Army Revamps Smartphone Program
News  |  10/21/2010  | 
Security, fragility, and power concerns are being considered in the next phase of the program, which aims to arm soldiers with mobile technology.
Boeing Installs Inflight High Speed Broadband
News  |  10/21/2010  | 
Panasonic Avionics' eXConnect wireless service offers worldwide Internet speeds up to 50 Mbps, about 100 times faster than competing airplane Wi-Fi.
Sprint, AirStrip Partner On Hospital Telehealth
News  |  10/21/2010  | 
Medical facilities will get financial and technical help building robust in-building mobile networks to transmit medical data using 4G handsets from Sprint.
Marketplace For Windows Phone 7 Rich With Apps
Commentary  |  10/21/2010  | 
In conjunction with the launch of Windows Phone 7 in some Asian and European markets, the Marketplace for Windows Phone is now live with hundreds of applications. Here's an exhaustive list.
Nokia Combining Symbian, MeeGo Platforms
News  |  10/21/2010  | 
While reporting the mobile company's rosy 3Q financials, CEO Stephen Elop said Nokia's two mobile operating systems would be linked via the Qt framework.
Verizon Announces West Virgnia LTE Launch Plans
Commentary  |  10/21/2010  | 
Verizon Wireless on Thursday announced plans to launch its Long Term Evolution 4G network in 10 metropolitan areas of West Virginia.
Samsung Prepping Integrated Smartphone, TV Platform
News  |  10/20/2010  | 
Software, under development, aims to attract app developers and take advantage of the momentum toward integrating TVs with mobile phones.
MetroPCS Adds Detroit To LTE Launch List
Commentary  |  10/20/2010  | 
MetroPCS on Wednesday announced the launch of its Long Term Evolution 4G network in Detroit, Michigan.
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