News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in March 2009
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HP Eyeing Google's Android
News  |  3/31/2009  | 
The computer maker reportedly may be considering swapping out Microsoft Windows for the Android operating system in some PCs.
Dell Offers HD Screen With Mini 10 Netbook
News  |  3/31/2009  | 
Other options available with the Mini 10 include a faster Intel Atom processor for an additional $50.
Design Changes May Help Cell Phone Makers
News  |  3/31/2009  | 
With the mobile market expected to see a decline, many manufacturers are looking to add GPS, music players, and full keyboards to spur interest.
Samsung Brings Out Propel Pro Smartphone
News  |  3/31/2009  | 
The Propel Pro has Wi-Fi, 3G, assisted GPS, and a full QWERTY keyboard for composing text messages and e-mails.
Gartner Says IT Spending Worse Than After Dot-Com Bust
News  |  3/31/2009  | 
Companies worldwide will spend 3.8% less on IT in 2009, significantly lower than the analyst firm's "worst-case" October forecast of a 2.3% increase.
bMighty News Flash: Tuesday March 31, 2009
News  |  3/31/2009  | 
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: Internet ad sales, Ballmer feted, Google launches VC, small business job loss, Intel's Nehalem, Nehalem virtualization, wireless carriers standardize, AdMob mobile ad platform, ADTRAN IP communications, UC paging for SMBs, D-Link lifetime warranty, AccelOps all-in-one management, Hostway Exchange platform, Azaleos Exchange patent, Spam increasing, Conficker, MySpace Local, YouTube premium content, Web presence packages for SMBs, bye bye Enc
Nokia Updates Touch-Screen Smartphone
News  |  3/30/2009  | 
Nokia's iPhone competitor received a firmware upgrade that improves download speeds, adds a dictionary, and boosts the cameras.
MySpace Coming To Windows Mobile
News  |  3/30/2009  | 
The partnership will also open up Microsoft's Silverlight to MySpace developers.
Google China Starts Offering Free Music Downloads
News  |  3/30/2009  | 
Google's partner and music source is Top100.cn, a 4-year-old Beijing-based company that aims to promote licensed online music distribution in China.
AT&T Nabs Nokia E71x Smartphone
News  |  3/30/2009  | 
The Symbian-powered smartphone will be aggressively priced at $99, a sign that Nokia is aiming to have a stronger presence in the U.S. market.
BlackBerry Gets SlingPlayer, E-Book Reader
News  |  3/27/2009  | 
The growing number of multimedia apps should boost the appeal of the upcoming BlackBerry App World.
Apple WWDC Supercharges Steve Jobs Watch
News  |  3/27/2009  | 
Expectations include the release of an updated iPhone, since the current iPhone 3G was announced a year ago at last year's developer fest.
HTC's Magic Smartphone Passes FCC Muster
News  |  3/27/2009  | 
The touch-screen Android smartphone has T-Mobile's branding, and it will be compatible with the carrier's growing 3G network.
Best Buy Beats Sales Expectations With 10% Increase
News  |  3/27/2009  | 
The company, which has been moving to expand its European business, says it will delay new store openings there.
Opera Shows Off Updated Mobile Browser
News  |  3/27/2009  | 
Version 9.7 will offer faster download speeds and improved performance thanks to Opera's compression technology.
Verizon May Begin Selling Netbooks
News  |  3/27/2009  | 
The move would let the carrier cash in on the red-hot netbook market and keep pace with rival AT&T.
bMighty News Flash: Friday March 27, 2009
News  |  3/27/2009  | 
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: Small businesses want less stimulus, more tax cuts, free small businesses resources, Amazon, Google, IBM layoffs, Facebook needs $, Google Checkout fees rise, SMBs virtualize blades, Sun VDI 3, Microsoft attacks Mac, Apple WWDC, Windows 7 Release Candidate, Verizon netbooks, Accolade Systems sues Apple, Skype for iPhone, Opera Mobile 9.7, BlackBerry SlingPlayer, U4EA/Vidtel video communication services, TNCI integrated communications, Conf
iPhone With Skype May Be Right Around The Corner
News  |  3/27/2009  | 
Many mobile phone users had been looking for Skype's partnership with iSkoot to provide the link.
Mobile App Store Users To Quadruple By 2014
News  |  3/26/2009  | 
With the iPhone App Store leading the way, research firm In-Stat sees more than 100 million app store users in five years.
Apple iPhone Sued Over Multiple Patents
News  |  3/26/2009  | 
The company faces multiple lawsuits regarding the iPhone's camera, the manner by which it accesses iTunes, and its e-book capabilities.
Android Getting Flash Support
News  |  3/26/2009  | 
Bsquare will port the technology to Google's platform, and having Flash could give Android a leg up on Apple's iPhone.
Opera Adds Location Awareness
News  |  3/26/2009  | 
The browser will utilize Skyhook's technology to detect Wi-Fi access points and then compare them against a database of geolocated points.
bMighty News Flash: Thursday March 26, 2009
News  |  3/26/2009  | 
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: Small business optimism, Opera browser geolocation, hosted virtual desktops, MacBook Pro memory upgrade, Voice-powered Google search for BlackBerry, ContactsCalendarSync for G1 Android, Alltel My Circle, Adobe Flash for Android, mobile app store growth, Wedge Networks security appliance, protecedpdf Small Business Edition, Google services for Web sites, Twitter premium, Twitter best practices...
BlackBerry Gets Voice-Powered Google Search
News  |  3/25/2009  | 
The application also integrates My Location to deliver local search results from speech-driven queries.
Michael Dell Hints At Smartphone
News  |  3/25/2009  | 
Analysts say Dell could have trouble gaining traction in an increasingly crowded mobile device market.
Mobile Broadband Sales To Hit $137 Billion In 2014
News  |  3/25/2009  | 
Emerging markets will drive most of the growth, according to new research.
Nokia Invests In Mobile Payment Company
News  |  3/25/2009  | 
By investing in Obopay, Nokia is betting that mobile money services will take off, particularly in emerging markets where it's hard to access banks or credit.
bMighty News Flash: Wednesday March 25, 2009
News  |  3/25/2009  | 
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: Google invests in Pixazza, economy crimps pay-for-performance outsourcing, Firefox architecture instability and memory leaks, no local Windows Azure, proprietary software model broken, is Linux Wal-Mart?, Hitachi 2.5" hard drive, Xobni ends beta, Dell servers and storage, T-Mobile 3G USB laptop stick, Sprint WiMax in 10 cities, Samsung SMB dealer program, Skype leading international carrier, botnet malware targets routers and modems, value
Dell Ready Getting Ready to Deliver a Smartphone?
Commentary  |  3/25/2009  | 
Smartphones have become all the rage among vendors as well as small and medium business executives. With Apple and Google garnering headlines from their devices, other suppliers have decided that they too would like to enter that arena. Dell is the latest vendor reportedly building a smartphone. Although the initial reports about its system have been mixed, its entry may have an impact on your business.
A Modest Proposal On How Microsoft Can Clobber Apple
Commentary  |  3/25/2009  | 
I've been watching the tech news and shocked by how Mac market share is receding due to the recession. Apple executives are putting on a not-worried public face -- in the company's last quarterly earnings call, CEO Steve Jobs said that Mac users are loyal. They'll postpone buying, but they
Future Of Mobile Gaming Is Convergence
News  |  3/24/2009  | 
Developers need to integrate social networks, location, and music in order to reach the burgeoning market of mobile gamers, one Nokia executive suggests.
Wireless Video-Game Console Could Challenge Xbox, Wii
News  |  3/24/2009  | 
Zeebo's built-in 3G wireless connection lets the controller download games at a price point that's less expensive than competing consoles.
iPhone Drives 50% Of U.S. Mobile Web Traffic
News  |  3/24/2009  | 
Apple's iPhone dominates the mobile Web in the U.S. market, but Google's Android is coming on strong.
BlackBerry Internet Service Updated
News  |  3/24/2009  | 
The 2.6 version has improved integration of Gmail support, easier password management, and additional security.
OnLive Delivers Gaming Through The Cloud
News  |  3/24/2009  | 
The startup is utilizing cloud computing to provide high-quality, 3-D games on demand without a console.
bMighty News Flash: Tuesday March 24, 2009
News  |  3/24/2009  | 
Today's top tech news for small and midsize businesses: software developers expectations for stimulus package, Power Pack 2 for Windows Home Server, Sage SalesLogix Today CRM software-hardware appliance, Seagate BlackArmor NAS 440 and NAS 420 servers, HP dc5850 Business Desktop with Linux, AOL Shortcuts.com coupon service goes mobile, Concur comes to BlackBerry and Windows Mobile, RIM updates BlackBerry Internet service, Elfiq WAN load-balancing product suite, iPhone captures 50% of smartphone W
iPhone Support Added To Sybase's Mobility Software
News  |  3/23/2009  | 
The software extends enterprise-grade e-mail and personal information management to mobile workers with an iPhone, Symbian, or Windows Mobile smartphone.
Sony To Stick With Ericsson Joint Venture
News  |  3/23/2009  | 
A split seemed imminent after Sony Ericsson reported that demand for its phones plunged and that the drop in demand would cause a substantial first-quarter loss of between $465 million and $533 million.
Apple's iPhone Can Dethrone Nintendo DS
News  |  3/23/2009  | 
The iPhone and iPod Touch can become the dominant gaming platform because of constant connectivity and the App Store model, NGmoco founder Neil Young says.
Femtocells Faster Than Standard Wireless, Tests Show
News  |  3/23/2009  | 
Using its HubBub CDMA femtocell technology, Airvana said that its test rates exceeded 2 Mbps in homes on a statistically reliable basis.
Sony Ericsson's U.S. Head Leaves
News  |  3/23/2009  | 
The move comes as the cell phone manufacturer is facing dramatically decreased phone shipments as U.S. customers gravitate to the iPhone 3G and BlackBerrys.
Dell Smartphone Reportedly Draws Yawns From Carriers
News  |  3/23/2009  | 
The computer maker has gone back to the design lab to rework the device, which would need to be spectacular to compete with the iPhone and the BlackBerry.
Mystery LTE Device Gets OK From FCC
News  |  3/20/2009  | 
Not many details are known about the LG Electronics device, but it shows that 4G mobile networks aren't too far away.
Economy May Lead To Cell Phone Penny Pinching
News  |  3/20/2009  | 
Subscribers are looking to trip their monthly bills by ditching mobile Web and texting, or moving to a prepaid carrier.
Sales Of Nintendo Wii Play Surpass 10 Million Mark
News  |  3/20/2009  | 
The success of Wii Play is attributable to the fact that the collection of nine mini-games is bundled with the Wii remote control.
iPod Repairman Charged With Defrauding Apple
News  |  3/20/2009  | 
Apple's warranty repair program for iPods allows customers to receive replacement units before the original nonfunctional music players are returned.
Verizon Wireless Tops Call Quality Study
News  |  3/20/2009  | 
Verizon had fewer complaints from its subscribers, but the difference in network quality is shrinking, according to J.D. Power and Associates.
Sony Ericsson Expects Drop In Shipments
News  |  3/20/2009  | 
Vigorous competition from Apple's iPhone and various BlackBerry models has stolen much of Sony Ericsson's thunder in recent months.
U.S. Video-Game Sales Growth Slows In February
News  |  3/20/2009  | 
The Nintendo Wii and the company's portable console, the DS, continued buck the trend in terms of unit sales.
How iPhone 3.0 May Revolutionize The Smartphone Industry
News  |  3/20/2009  | 
With a new business model for third-party software, peer-to-peer networking, and richer interfaces for third-party hardware, Apple's got a potential game-changer in iPhone 3.0.
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