News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in November 2009
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Barnes & Noble Struggles To Fill Nook Demand
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
Barnes & Noble hopes to deliver the e-book reader in time for Christmas to everyone who ordered before Nov. 20. But they're not making any promises.
Survey: Android Developers Unhappy
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
Some Android developers are frustrated with low application download volumes, poor marketplace design, and problems with Google Checkout.
AT&T, LG Intro 1 GHz Smartphone
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
The eXpo is the first major U.S. smartphone to feature a 1-GHz processor, an integrated mobile projector, and a fingerprint sensor.
RIM Updates BlackBerry Server, Media Software
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
The BlackBerry maker added multiple features to its BlackBerry Enterprise Server and Media Sync software.
Amazon Boasts Record Kindle Sales
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
The e-reader is the best-selling product across all categories on Amazon.
Lenovo Buys Back Mobile Unit
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
The company will spend about $200 million to get its mobile phone unit back in order to focus on mobile Internet devices.
Ericsson To Buy Nortel GSM Unit For $70 Million
News  |  11/30/2009  | 
Nortel's European and Taiwanese GSM and GSM-R operations will go to Kapsch CarrierCom.
Practical Analysis: Smartphones -- Passion To Profit And Productivity
Commentary  |  11/25/2009  | 
Mobile apps are hard to support, they're a new development discipline, and they have a squishy ROI--but they can't be ignored.
Amazon Boosts Kindle Features
News  |  11/24/2009  | 
The market-leading e-book reader is getting PDF support and longer battery life.
Chip Market Decline Less Than Expected
News  |  11/24/2009  | 
Semiconductor revenue plunged more than $32 billion this year, but iSuppli said it could have been much worse.
Black Friday FOR SMBs, Not Just BY SMBs?
Commentary  |  11/24/2009  | 
Typically, Black Friday is a sales event where companies offer big discounts to consumers to spur sales the day after Thanksgiving. But in today's economy (ITE) companies are also pushing Black Friday to their SMB customers.
Apple Defends App Store Approval Process
News  |  11/23/2009  | 
The company said its App Store approval process makes sure Apple's platform has high-quality products.
AT&T, LG Launch 3G Netbook
News  |  11/23/2009  | 
The subsidized netbook will be powered by Windows XP and requires a $60 monthly data plan from AT&T.
Verizon Nabs Omnia II Smartphone
News  |  11/23/2009  | 
Samsung's Omnia II is powered by Windows Mobile 6.5; it packs a large touchscreen, Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth, and corporate mail and calendar features.
U.S. Cellular Offers Mobile Plan Notifications
News  |  11/20/2009  | 
Wireless plan customers nearing their limits on minutes or text messages can opt to receive notification from the carrier via SMS.
Nokia Sees Enterprise Demand For Netbook
News  |  11/20/2009  | 
The Booklet 3G's embedded mobile broadband and long battery life are attracting mobile professionals, not the mass market it had aimed for, Nokia says.
Opera Mobile 10 Hits Windows Mobile
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
The latest version of Opera Mobile adds boosted touchscreen support, visual bookmarks, and improved data compression features.
AT&T Loses Bid To Stop Verizon Ads
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
Verizon may continue to air its 3G comparison ads, judge rules.
8 In 10 Smartphone Users Frustrated By Content
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
Slow page loads and too much irrelevant content are among mobile phone users' complaints, survey by Qualcomm's Xiam Technologies finds.
Review: Bluetooth Headsets For Mobile Pros
News  |  11/19/2009  | 
Put down that handset and pick up a wireless headset. We rate Bluetooth devices from Aliph, BlueAnt, MoGo, Motorola, Plantronics, and Samsung.
Yes, Virginia -- There IS A Google Phone
Commentary  |  11/18/2009  | 
So -- you stay in touch with Google Mail, edit Google Docs, and surf the Web with Google Chrome. You're curious about Google Voice and intrigued over Google Music. Is it just a matter of time before you're carrying a Google Phone?
Yahoo Refocusing Mobile Efforts
News  |  11/18/2009  | 
The company is shutting down its Go service to concentrate on specialized apps and the mobile Web.
Verizon's Droid Has Camera Issues
News  |  11/18/2009  | 
A bug is causing the smartphone's autofocus feature to work incorrectly for days at a time, says a Google engineer.
CTIA Seeks More Mobile Broadband Spectrum
News  |  11/17/2009  | 
The mobile industry group said spectrum below 3 GHz should be reallocated for mobile data purposes.
Global CIO: Building A Brand Takes IT Flexibility
Commentary  |  11/17/2009  | 
There are fundamental differences in how marketing and IT see their roles, and the world. And it's bad for a company's brand when the CIO and marketing execs don't get along.
Microsoft Expands App Store
News  |  11/17/2009  | 
Windows Marketplace for Mobile is available for handsets running Windows Mobile 6.1 and 6.0, giving developers an audience of about 30 million devices.
Verizon Calls AT&T's Lawsuit Meritless
News  |  11/17/2009  | 
In a plainspoken response to AT&T's suit, Verizon said its 3G map ads are accurate and "the truth hurts."
Palm Updates WebOS
News  |  11/16/2009  | 
The 1.3.1 update fixes bugs and beefs up security, but doesn't restore the ability to sync with iTunes.
Ericsson Completes Nortel Acquisition
News  |  11/13/2009  | 
The $1.3 billion purchase of Nortel's CDMA/LTE unit makes North America the largest region in Ericsson's global reach.
FLO TV Device Hits Retailers
News  |  11/13/2009  | 
Qualcomm's $249 handheld mobile television lets users watch shows on the go.
Qualcomm Revamping Brew Platform
News  |  11/13/2009  | 
The company is integrating social networking, e-mail, and location-based services into its Brew Mobile Platform.
Dell Confirms Android Smartphone
News  |  11/13/2009  | 
The computer maker will release the touchscreen Mini 3 in emerging markets this year.
Nokia N60 Gets Fast Location App
News  |  11/13/2009  | 
Skyhook's Map Booster system delivers instantaneous location data to the Nokia smartphones.
Qualcomm Shows Smartbook
News  |  11/13/2009  | 
The hybrid smartphone and netbook was revealed briefly by Qualcomm chief executive Paul Jacobs at an analysts meeting.
Femtocells Struggle To Catch On
News  |  11/12/2009  | 
The economy and the lack of carrier marketing are sapping demand for femtocells, according to ABI Research.
Qualcomm Intros Smartphone Chips
News  |  11/12/2009  | 
The chipsets can support 3G and 4G networks and provide high-end multimedia features.
Apple Tweaks App Store Review Process
News  |  11/12/2009  | 
The iPhone maker is adding transparency to its App Store vetting process.
T-Mobile Lays Out 3G Plans
News  |  11/11/2009  | 
The mobile operator plans to boost its 3G network performance to support 21 Mbps downlink speeds.
Smartphones Sales Continue Rise
News  |  11/11/2009  | 
Apple and RIM gained 3Q market share, but Android is poised to be a serious competitor, says IDC.
Increased Demand Drives Wi-Fi HotSpot Deployments
Commentary  |  11/11/2009  | 
Traveling on business and need a quick and easy way to access your company network? Well, plenty of options -- more than 1 billion -- are now available, so it should be relatively simple for you to make the connection.
Lawmaker Eyes Verizon Termination Fees
News  |  11/11/2009  | 
A U.S. senator plans to introduce legislation that will stop carriers from raising cancellation fees.
Motorola: LTE Will Catch Up With WiMax
News  |  11/11/2009  | 
Motorola says WiMax's early launch will give it a firm foothold in the 4G wireless race, but Long Term Evolution's more robust networks will help it catch up.
RIM Looks To Woo Developers
News  |  11/11/2009  | 
The BlackBerry maker is boosting its ecosystem in hopes of getting more apps to compete with the iPhone and Google Android.
Intel Unveils Reader For the Blind
News  |  11/10/2009  | 
The device, about the size of a paperback book, is designed for people who are blind, dyslexic, or have some other disability making it difficult for them to read.
Mathias On Mobility: Net Neutrality's For Wireless Too
Commentary  |  11/10/2009  | 
Our columnist argues that network neutrality, in the form of requiring open access, must apply to wireless carriers.
Amazon Releases Kindle For PC
News  |  11/10/2009  | 
The app is Amazon's latest attempt to attract and keep customers through expanded portability of its e-books.
Samsung Intros Mobile OS
News  |  11/10/2009  | 
The company's open source Bada smartphone operating system will compete with the likes of Symbian and the Google-backed Android.
Radio Shack To Sell iPhone
News  |  11/10/2009  | 
The retailer will begin selling both the Apple iPhone 3G and the 3GS in some stores this month.
RIM, Adobe Team For BlackBerry Development
News  |  11/9/2009  | 
The partnership will simplify the creation and delivery of rich content and apps to BlackBerry smartphones.
RIM Boosts BlackBerry Developer Tools
News  |  11/9/2009  | 
The company launched a host of APIs that could lead to richer BlackBerry applications.
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