News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in February 2010
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Palm Sales Lower Than Expected
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
Tough competition from Android handsets and Apple's iPhone hurt Palm's quarterly revenue forecast.
Microsoft Licenses Multimedia File System To Panasonic
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
Panasonic will license Microsoft's exFAT file system, which makes it easier to exchange multimedia files across devices.
FCC Chief Proposes Mobile Spectrum Auction
News  |  2/25/2010  | 
Julius Genachowski sees broadcast television spectrum as a major part of the agency's strategic planning as it works to accommodate a surge in mobile data traffic.
Intermedia Launches Hosted UC For SMBs
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
The offering combines unified communications with the low-cost, turnkey appeal of SaaS, but it is still not clear that SMBs see the value of UC.
Alaska Airlines To Offer Aircell Wi-Fi
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
The airline has dropped plans to install Row 44's satellite wireless Internet on its planes and will instead go with the cellular-based Gogo system.
Apple Publishes Then Kills Latest iPad SDK
Commentary  |  2/24/2010  | 
On Feb. 23 Apple released a third beta version of the iPhone OS 3.2 software development kit for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. It wasn't available long, however. Apple pulled the updated beta SDK mere hours after it went live. Thankfully, a few developers were able to download it before the link went dead. They found a few interesting details buried inside.
Mobile Phone Market Recovery Continues
News  |  2/24/2010  | 
Smartphones are a bright spot, and Gartner is predicting the market will grow 11 to 13% this year.
Lenovo Refreshes ThinkPad Laptops
News  |  2/23/2010  | 
The company introduced two ultra-portable laptops, a tablet, and two portable workstations in its ThinkPad line, all targeted toward enterprise users.
Mobile Broadband Making Inroads
News  |  2/23/2010  | 
An FCC survey shows that 15% of Americans are now using mobile wireless broadband on laptops, a percentage that will likely increase as more robust 4G networks are deployed.
Wireless Leads RadioShack To 26% Profit Gain
News  |  2/23/2010  | 
The retailer's strategy of beefing up its mobile phone offerings led the company to earn $75.7 million in fourth-quarter net income.
Full Nelson: Healthcare Innovation: Kaiser's Garfield Center
Commentary  |  2/23/2010  | 
Provider's lab offers an exciting peek into the technological future of patient care.
SanDisk Ships 64 GB SD Memory Card
News  |  2/23/2010  | 
The Ultra SDXC has a read speed of 15 MB per second and is built for capturing and storing 1080p HD video files.
Developing Nations Risk E-Waste Crisis
News  |  2/22/2010  | 
As consumption of computers, cell phones, and TVs escalates across the globe, countries need to establish proper recycling programs to deal with all the electronic waste, says the U.N.
Motorola Exec Leaving For CEO Post
News  |  2/22/2010  | 
Dan Moloney, president of Motorola's home and set-top box unit, will become chief executive of Technitrol, an electronic components producer.
Windows Phone 7 Browser Must Wow
News  |  2/22/2010  | 
Gartner says Microsoft should avoid mobile industry's "obsession" with native apps and give new phone state-of-the-art Web capabilities.
Nokia, Apple Dispute Leads To Another Investigation
News  |  2/22/2010  | 
The U.S. International Trade Commission, already investigating Apple, will now examine claims that Nokia infringes on Apple's technology patents.
Photoshop 1.0 Arrives On The iPhone
Commentary  |  2/19/2010  | 
To celebrate Photoshop's 20th Anniversary, Photoshop co-creator Russell Brown asked Ansca Mobile to re-create Photoshop 1.0 for the iPhone.
Salesforce Chatter Enters Private Beta
Commentary  |  2/18/2010  | 
The social networking and messaging addition to the Salesforce.com CRM and cloud services is now in use by 100 companies, bringing it that much closer to availability to all companies using the Force.com platform.
Full Nelson: 10 Most Memorable Moments of Mobile World Congress
Commentary  |  2/18/2010  | 
Great phones, new apps, amazing technology demonstrations, photos, funny stories and more than you can cram into a single article.
Amazon Launches Kindle For BlackBerry
News  |  2/18/2010  | 
The retailer said user demand spurred them to develop the e-book reader software for BlackBerry smartphones.
Windows Phone 7 Dev Kit Nears Release
News  |  2/18/2010  | 
Microsoft promises "best in our history" development platform for its slick new mobile OS.
Trade Commission Investigates Apple, RIM
News  |  2/18/2010  | 
Eastman Kodak says digital cameras in the iPhone and BlackBerry infringe on its patents and the smartphones shouldn't be imported into the U.S.
Windows Phone 7 A Game Changer?
News  |  2/17/2010  | 
The buzz surrounding Microsoft's new phone OS doesn't change the fact the company is a distant fourth in the mobile market, but the software could change things.
Toshiba Intros Mobile HDD For Enterprise
News  |  2/17/2010  | 
The hard disk drive self-encrypts data, easing the path to compliance with regulatory mandates, the company says.
Adobe Announces AIR For Mobile Devices
News  |  2/17/2010  | 
AIR enables Flash and Web apps to take advantage of features within a device's operating system.
RIM Intros BlackBerry Server Express
News  |  2/16/2010  | 
The free software allows small and medium-sized businesses to securely synch employees' personal BlackBerrys with Microsoft Exchange or Windows Small Business Server.
Intel, Nokia Partner On Mobile OS
News  |  2/16/2010  | 
The open source MeeGo platform is a combine of Intel's Moblin and Nokia's Linux Maemo.
Windows Phone 7 Gets Early Thumbs Up
News  |  2/16/2010  | 
Bloggers are praising Microsoft's new mobile device software for its sleek interface and touch-screen capabilities.
New Domain Provides Global Business Directory
Commentary  |  2/15/2010  | 
SMBs can use a .tel address to put all their contact information in one accessible, mobile-friendly location and easily organize and update it.
Microsoft Unveils Windows Phone 7
News  |  2/15/2010  | 
CEO Steve Ballmer introduces Redmond's latest—and perhaps last—chance to catch rivals in the mobile device market.
Mobile Operators Ready to Take on Apple and Google?
Commentary  |  2/15/2010  | 
The uneasy partnership among Apple, Google, and cellular service providers may become more strained moving forward. Aggravated that they need to cater to mobile phone suppliers, a group of two dozen network operators have banded together and are building their own developer community.
Full Nelson: Mobile World Congress Preview: The Battle For Mobile Supremacy
Commentary  |  2/12/2010  | 
The world's largest mobile computing and communications event tackles every technology known to man -- and some that aren't.
Government Plans Mobile Apps Store
News  |  2/12/2010  | 
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra outlines plans to offer mobile applications from an iPhone-like 'store' that will give the public access to new capabilities developed by both the government and third-party developers.
Citrix Developing 'Nirvana Phone'
News  |  2/11/2010  | 
Partnering with Open Kernel Labs, Citrix finds a way to turn smartphones into devices that power virtual desktops.
IBM Brings Its Collaboration Software To The Mac
Commentary  |  2/11/2010  | 
As part of its drive to make sure its software works across an open set of platforms, IBM has announced that several Lotus collaboration and social applications now support the Mac and the iPhone.
Sony To Offer Blu-ray 3D
News  |  2/11/2010  | 
A firmware update for several of Sony's Blu-ray players and home theater systems will be released this summer, in time for pairing with the company's 3-D televisions.
Mobile Broadband Spending Continues To Rise
News  |  2/11/2010  | 
HSPA and HSPA+ have become the dominant global mobile broadband technologies, the GSM Association reports.
Bill Gates Disses The iPad
News  |  2/11/2010  | 
Microsoft chairman says Apple's new gizmo lacks features needed for everyday computing.
Bill Gates Pans The iPad
Commentary  |  2/10/2010  | 
Microsoft employees have already taken a few shots at Apple's iPad, but it has to cause a special kind of hurt when Bill Gates himself takes the time out of his day to bash a product.
Global CIO: Why Apple's iPad Will Be A Great Business Device
Commentary  |  2/10/2010  | 
Is it the big screen, or the Apple magic, or the software? And will CIOs shortlist or blacklist?
Apple Leaves Room For iPad Discounts
News  |  2/10/2010  | 
The iPad's manufacturing cost is less than half the retail price, giving Apple flexibility to lower the price to boost sales.
Opera To Preview iPhone Browser
News  |  2/10/2010  | 
The browser will be showcased at Mobile World Congress, even before Opera Mini goes through Apple's App Store vetting process.
Google Plans Ultrafast Internet Broadband
News  |  2/10/2010  | 
The search giant say it'll build experimental 1-gigabit-per-second broadband networks in a small number of test locations.
Android Apps, Devices Coming Next Week
News  |  2/10/2010  | 
Google's mobile platform is gaining market share, and Android devices and apps are expected to be a dominant factor at the Mobile World Conference, research firm says.
Barnes & Noble Ships Nook E-Reader
News  |  2/10/2010  | 
The bookseller missed much of the holiday sales period, which was a boon to Sony's E-Book Reader and Amazon's Kindle, the market leader.
Why Google Buzz Could Be A Bust For SMBs
Commentary  |  2/9/2010  | 
Google is gunning for Facebook -- again. Will its efforts really build a better mousetrap, or will they simply make a mess out of Gmail?
Android, iPhone Gain In Smartphone Market
News  |  2/9/2010  | 
RIM's BlackBerry continued to dominate the U.S. smartphone market in the fourth quarter, but saw declines amidst increases by Google and Apple.
Nvidia Unveils Switchable Graphics Technology
News  |  2/9/2010  | 
Optimus automatically switches between integrated graphics and a graphics card, depending on application requirements, to extend laptop battery life.
Google Drops Nexus One Recovery Fee
News  |  2/9/2010  | 
Dissatisfied users of Google's Nexus One smartphone who want to return it get a break on the return fee.
Nokia Announces Job Cuts
News  |  2/8/2010  | 
The layoffs are aimed at improving the company's position as competition from Apple's iPhone, Google's Android, and RIM's BlackBerry shows no sign of abating.
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