News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in November 2010
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JPMorgan Gives Bankers iPads Ahead Of PlayBook Launch
Commentary  |  11/30/2010  | 
Before Research In Motion can bring its PlayBook enterprise tablet to market, JPMorgan is giving its investment bankers Apple's iPad to aid in their day-to-day duties.
Panasonic To Release Handheld Game Player
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
The Jungle gaming device will focus on online games and go up against offerings from Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft and Apple.
Cyber Monday Sales Jump 19%
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Online shopping gains broke records and put the retail sector on track to reach a predicted 11% growth over 2009.
Infinitec Unveils Infinite USB Memory Drive
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
Dual Wi-Fi device streams files while letting a user maintain a connection to the Internet.
Verizon To Provide LTE Launch Details December 1
Commentary  |  11/30/2010  | 
Verizon Wireless announced that it will hold a press conference on December 1 to share specific details regarding its Long Term Evolution network launch.
Windows Phone 7 Modified To Run Custom Apps
News  |  11/30/2010  | 
ChevronWP7 eliminates the need for a $99 annual Microsoft developer registration, but critics argue the tool will increase application piracy.
BlackBerry App World Reaches 15,000 Apps
Commentary  |  11/30/2010  | 
Research In Motion has confirmed that its app store for BlackBerries has finally breached 15,000 applications.
Nintendo Scores Banner Black Friday
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
The video game maker sold a combined total of 1.5 million Wii and DS units during Thanksgiving week.
Sharp Prepping Galapagos E-Reader Launch
News  |  11/29/2010  | 
Orders for the device will be taken starting Dec. 3, while the Tsutaya Galapagos e-bookstore will open Dec. 10 for the Japanese market.
Dev Team Preps 'Ultrasn0w' Unlock For iOS 4.2.1
Commentary  |  11/29/2010  | 
The iPhone Dev Team has prepared a new version of its redsn0w and ultrasn0w tools for iPhone hackers.
Windows Phone Crushed By Android
Commentary  |  11/29/2010  | 
Microsoft has not shared sales figures for its newly launched Windows Phone 7 platform, but one retailer says Android is out-selling WP7 15 to 1.
Smartphone Users Not Brand Loyal - Except iPhone Users
Commentary  |  11/29/2010  | 
Apple iPhone users are far more loyal to their brand of choice than are users of any other smartphone platform.
White House Names Top Mobile Apps
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
Services for learning about NASA missions, finding government jobs, or the nearest U.S. embassy are among the administration's top picks.
Taiwanese Group Developing Thin, Flexible E-Reader Displays
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
The Industrial Technology Research Institute and AU Optronics are partnering to mass produce durable, paper-thin screens suitable for use in schools.
Skyfire Adds Facebook Integration To Android Mobile Browser
News  |  11/24/2010  | 
Social media focused app features easy video streaming, quick news feed access, and a simple way to "like" articles on any site.
Kids Want iPads
Commentary  |  11/24/2010  | 
Nielsen asked a bunch of kids want they are interested in acquiring at some point in the next six months. Thirty-one percent said the Apple iPad.
Young Adults Browse Via Mobile More Than Desktop
Commentary  |  11/24/2010  | 
Opera's latest State of the Mobile Web report indicated that young adults aged 18 to 27 spend more time browsing the Internet on their phone than on a traditional PC.
Asus Launches Notepad E-Reader
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
Asus's Eee Note EA800 combines an e-book reader with the ability to take notes and draw sketches on the device's touch screen.
Acer To Release Android Tablets
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
Competing with Apple's iPad and shifting from netbooks, the PC maker next year will roll out two Android-based tablets and a Windows system.
RIM Kicks Kik Out Of App World
Commentary  |  11/23/2010  | 
Research In Motion said that award-winning Kik violated contractual obligations and pulled Kik's application from BlackBerry App World.
iOS 4.3 To Include 'Daily' Newspaper App Code
Commentary  |  11/23/2010  | 
News Corp has confirmed that it is working with Apple to deliver an iPad-only digital newspaper called "The Daily." New reports suggest that Apple will need to perform a system update to make it work.
Yelp Intros Check In Offers
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
Social media firm revamps business owner dashboard with location-based customer loyalty features.
TerreStar Extends Dual Satellite Cell Phone For Consumers
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
The Genus handset, targeted toward outdoor enthusiasts, public safety, and business users, connects to AT&T's cellular network and the TerreStar-1 satellite.
TSA Screening Protests Take To Social Media
News  |  11/23/2010  | 
Air travelers turning to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to try to change the Transportation Security Administration's new hand-search and enhanced body scanner policies.
Mobile Google Docs Editing Stinks
Commentary  |  11/23/2010  | 
Based on my attempts to use Google's new mobile Docs editing features, I'd say the feature is far from fully baked.
AT&T iPhone App Targets 'Backup And Go'
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
SMBs using the remote backup service can access their files, view, print and fax directly, instead of going through the website.
Wireless Customers Want Unlimited Data: Study
Commentary  |  11/22/2010  | 
A new report coming from research firm Sanford Bernstein shows that most smartphone users want to keep their unlimited data plans.
LaCie Continues USB 3 Rollout, Includes Macs
Commentary  |  11/22/2010  | 
Over the past few weeks, the storage vendor has introduced several new systems that support the new, faster peripheral connection standard, including a pocket drive. LaCie has also made it possible for some Mac users to take advantage of the increased speeds.
LG Windows 7 Tablet Debuts In South Korea
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
The 10.1-inch E-Note H100B is being criticized for outdated technology, weight and price.
Sony Ericsson CEO Fuels Fire On PlayStation Smartphone
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
Bert Nordberg hints at partnership with Sony to launch a gaming-centric handset at the Mobile World Congress in February.
Smartphones To Ring Up 28% Of Holiday Shopping
News  |  11/22/2010  | 
Consumers will use mobile technology and communications tools to leverage their spending reach, finds retail survey.
AT&T Fires Marketing Shot At Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile
Commentary  |  11/22/2010  | 
AT&T brings out its bloviated marketing bazooka and takes aim at its competitors' network speed claims.
Samsung: 600,000 Galaxy Tabs Sold So Far
Commentary  |  11/22/2010  | 
Samsung announced that in its first month of availability, it has sold more than 600,000 Galaxy Tabs.
Apple Seen Prepping Thinner iPad For 2011
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
Qualcomm CDMA-GSM chip will enable next-generation tablet to run on most cellular networks in U.S., Europe and Asia.
AppMakr Lets Devs Circumvent iPhone App Store
Commentary  |  11/19/2010  | 
AppMakr recently took the wraps off a new smartphone tool called AppDrop, which allows developers to install software without going through Apple's iPhone App Store.
CIOs See Smartphones As Data Breach Time Bomb
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
Nearly half of employees can use their personal devices to connect to enterprise networks despite security risks, finds Ovum study.
Retailers Prepping Sales For Holiday Shoppers
Commentary  |  11/19/2010  | 
Looking for a great deal on a smartphone? Now's the time to buy. Amazon, Best Buy and others are rolling out massive savings over the coming days.
Dell Profits Soar On Rising Enterprise Sales
News  |  11/19/2010  | 
The computer maker says profits more than doubled as businesses spent more on services and replacing older systems.
Power Problem Plaguing Nokia N8
Commentary  |  11/19/2010  | 
Nokia has confirmed that some of its N8 Symbian smartphones are experiencing problems maintaining power
GSMA Plans Embedded SIM Cards
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
Wireless association aims for 2012 deployment for machine-to-machine apps and services like near field communication.
New iOS 4.2.1 Golden Master Suggests More Bugs
Commentary  |  11/18/2010  | 
Apple has pushed a third Golden Master of iOS 4.2 to iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch developers.
Nokia Touts Ovi Store Growth
Commentary  |  11/18/2010  | 
Nokia says that downloads from its Ovi mobile application storefront have surpassed the rate of 3 million per day.
Orb Launches Video Streaming Device
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
Users can watch shows, movies, and home videos from Hulu, Netflix, and other Internet content providers on any TV.
Dell Shutters Mobile Unit
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
Division head Ron Garriques will leave the company; wireless device marketing will be spread across its main business groups.
Air Force Warns Against Location Based Sites
News  |  11/18/2010  | 
Military says careless use could disclose service members' position to enemy, compromising safety and operations.
Verizon's LTE Pricing To Launch Dumb Pipe Era
Commentary  |  11/18/2010  | 
By considering network speeds as well as data transfer amounts in wireless plan pricing, Verizon Wireless has finally admitted that its network is a dump pipe.
AT&T To Offer MiFi Mobile Hotspot
News  |  11/17/2010  | 
Up to five devices can connect to the Novatel Wireless MiFi 2372 mobile hotspot on AT&T's HSPA 7.2 Network.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Production Halved?
Commentary  |  11/17/2010  | 
At least one analyst is bucking the bullish predictions and believes that the Samsung Galaxy Tab is already faltering in the market.
Microsoft Mum On Windows Phone 7 Sales
News  |  11/17/2010  | 
Silence on sales data is lending credence to reports that Redmond's new mobile OS is less than a blockbuster.
Motorola To Maintain Android Focus
News  |  11/17/2010  | 
With company breakup looming, Mobility unit will keep developing devices based on Google's cell platform while iDEN business tackles declining revenue.
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