News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in December 2007
Is Apple Planning To Launch An Ultra Mobile PC Next Year?
Commentary  |  12/28/2007  | 
We've been hearing rumors for months that Apple is working on some kind of tablet PC, most likely an ultramobile PC (UMPC) of some kind. One of my colleagues, Mitch Wagner, thinks that Apple has no plans for a tablet. Other industry insiders, like futurist Mark Anderson, think
Think Secret No More
Commentary  |  12/20/2007  | 
Alas, poor Nick Ciarelli, I knew him Horatio. A fellow of Infinite Loop, a most excellent Apple fan boy. He hath borne me on his back a thousand times; and now how abhorred in my imagination it is! Still... good luck with that pile of cash from Apple, buddy.
Are Google iPhone Apps Also Beta Apps For Android?
Commentary  |  12/20/2007  | 
It seems that lots of Googlers are really into the iPhone, including Googler-in-Chief Eric Schmidt. Google has been launching new mobile applications specifically for the iPhone, just as the company also prepares its own Android platform. Is there a hidden connection between the iPhone and Google Android?
Apple Silences Think Secret
Commentary  |  12/20/2007  | 
Think Secret, the target of an Apple lawsuit to find out who leaked information to the site, has announced that it has reached a settlement with Apple at the cost of its existence, though not its integrity. Nick Ciarelli, publisher of Think Secret, said the site will close.
An Easy -- and Guilt-Free -- Way to Make Room for That New Smartphone
Commentary  |  12/20/2007  | 
With the holidays fast approaching and images of brand new electronics -- smartphones, PDAs, laptops or anything that makes it easier, or more fun, to conduct your business -- dancing in your head, there is one obvious question: What are you going to do with the old stuff?
Finally, an Easier Way to Retrieve Your Voice Mail Messages
Commentary  |  12/18/2007  | 
Having trouble hearing your phone messages? Are you ever in a crowded room so listening closely is not an option? Alltel rolled out a new service, so small and medium businesspersons have a new option for retrieving their voice mail messages.
United States of America v. Apple iPhone, Model number MA712
Commentary  |  12/17/2007  | 
It's not every day that the U.S. government files a lawsuit against an Apple iPhone. I noticed the lawsuit over the weekend and started looking into it, thinking at first that the government might be taking action against Apple's decision to offer the iPhone exclusively through AT&T.
Dell's Aims New Tablet PC At Small And Midsize Companies
Commentary  |  12/11/2007  | 
At the unveiling of Dell's new Latitude XT tablet PC last nite, I was told that the time was finally right for tablets to find a home in general applications in smaller companies. I'm not buying it.
Free Wi-Fi At The Airport = Things To Do In Denver When You're Broke
Commentary  |  12/10/2007  | 
Denver International Airport is one of the busiest in United States. And now that DIA has moved to free, ad-supported wireless service, its airwaves may be as bustling as its airspace.
Has The iPhone Jumped The Shark?
Commentary  |  12/10/2007  | 
While Apple's iPhone this year captured the imagination of the U.S. market and spurred a global dialogue about the future of smartphones, it's not taking Europe by fire in the sales department. In fact, if my colleague Eric Zeman is right, the iPhone could be a flop in Germany. What gives?
iPhone Flaws Not Stopping Business Users
Commentary  |  12/7/2007  | 
In a telling move, SAP will introduce a new version of its upcoming customer relationship management software for the iPhone before launching versions RIM and Palm.
Hey Road Warriors, AT&T's Network is Open (Except, Of Course, the iPhone)
Commentary  |  12/6/2007  | 
Coming on the heels of Verizon's plan to open its wireless network, AT&T is making news with its "open" cellphone network. What has changed? Not much. But the fact that the company wants its "openness" to be noticed is good news for small and midsize business travelers.
Will Google Be Your Next Wireless Carrier?
Commentary  |  12/6/2007  | 
Flushed with oodles of money from its outrageous stock price, Google decided to sink some of its cash into wireless services, a move that seems at best curious and at worst idiotic.


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