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Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in March 2010
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Full Nelson: iPad Speaks on Verizon, Ship Date, Sandra Bullock
Commentary  |  3/31/2010  | 
Apple's iPad, due April 3 spoke with Full Nelson a couple weeks ago, and granted one last interview before it got set to ship.
Meru Networks Raises $65 million in IPO
Commentary  |  3/31/2010  | 
Wireless network equipment supplier Meru Networks has decided to wade into chilly waters and take the firm public. In order to improve its long term viability, the vendor opted to sell 4.4 million shares at a price of $15.
IBM And ShoreTel Introduce "UCC-In-A-Box"
Commentary  |  3/31/2010  | 
The new ShoreTel for IBM Lotus Foundations is a unified communications and collaboration package intended for SMBs.
iPad Encouraging New Levels Of Tech Obsession
Commentary  |  3/31/2010  | 
Techies, geeks and Apple fanboys alike are exhibiting alarming symptoms of obsession over the iPad. Apple is doing its own part, too, to fan the flames of excitement with its controlled mitigation of minutia.
iPad On Sale Saturday, 9:00 AM
News  |  3/31/2010  | 
Apple is reminding tech fans (as if they need it) that its tablet computer is available for purchase on April 3rd.
iPad Apps May Cost More Than iPhone Apps
Commentary  |  3/31/2010  | 
If you already have an iPhone you probably have a suite of apps that you can't do without. Before you assume you'll buy them all for the iPad, you might want to check out the pricing. According to preliminary information, some developers are considering charging two, three or even as much as five times the price they charge for the iPhone.
Verizon Intros Push To Talk For BlackBerry
News  |  3/30/2010  | 
The service is available to enterprise customers using RIM's BlackBerry Tour 9630 smartphone.
Apple Updates iTunes Ahead Of iPad Launch
Commentary  |  3/30/2010  | 
Today Apple made iTunes version 9.1 available via its software update tools. The new version of iTunes offers just a handful of new features, mostly geared toward Saturday's launch of the iPad.
Victorinox Offers 'Unhackable' USB Stick
News  |  3/30/2010  | 
Any attempt to forcibly open the flash drive triggers a self-destruct mechanism that burns the device's CPU and memory chip, company says.
iPad Users Will Have To Pay To Upgrade Software
Commentary  |  3/30/2010  | 
Apple has certified the Gold Master of the iPhone OS 3.2 Software Developers Kit for the iPad. Under the terms of agreement in the final iPad SDK is an interesting piece of information. It says that iPad users will have to pay (just like iPod Touch users do) to upgrade their device's software.
Verizon iPhone Could Come This Year
News  |  3/30/2010  | 
An Apple iPhone that would run on Verizon Wireless's CDMA network could go into production by September.
Apple Offers Free iPad Setup
News  |  3/30/2010  | 
Users who purchase Cupertino's tablet-style device at an Apple store will enjoy configuration services at no charge.
JooJoo Ships Tablet PC
News  |  3/29/2010  | 
Fusion Garage says it is shipping the device formerly known as the Crunchpad ahead of Apple's iPad.
Microsoft Plans Xbox Storage Upgrade
News  |  3/29/2010  | 
The move will enable third-party USB Flash drives to be used for the storage of data on the Xbox 360 video gaming console.
Nokia To Buy Browser Maker Novarra
News  |  3/29/2010  | 
Novarra offers Vision, a mobile browser which supports Flash and video, DHTML, and full HTML with JavaScript and AJAX, RSS, and widgets.
iPad Buyers Face Order Backlog
News  |  3/29/2010  | 
Demand is such for Apple's new tablet-style device that orders placed this week won't arrive until more than a week after the official, April 3rd launch.
Are 'Pads' A Useful IT Tool?
Commentary  |  3/28/2010  | 
It looks like the iPad has enjoyed robust early demand; Apple has responded by delaying its new pre-orders until April 12 so that there will be enough inventory available for in-store sales beginning on April 3. So much for being the first to own the iPad by ordering in advance!
Steve Jobs Revealing iPad Secrets Via Email
Commentary  |  3/26/2010  | 
More than ever, Apple CEO Steve Jobs is responding to customer emails. Perhaps the most exciting revelation is that the iPad -- and iPhone -- will gain a universal inbox. That will be a welcome upgrade. What other secrets has Jobs revealed?
AT&T Intros MicroCell Femtocell Device
News  |  3/26/2010  | 
Developed in collaboration with Cisco, the MicroCell supports both 3G data and voice services, and may aid iPhone users plagued by dropped calls.
Full Nelson: CTIA: HTC EVO 4G And All The Toys
Commentary  |  3/26/2010  | 
This year's annual mobile industry gathering saw more 4G phones, more handsets, and a little bit more focus on the enterprise. Our Full Nelson columnist dials in his take on the new gear and services.
Intel Updates AppUp Center
News  |  3/25/2010  | 
The online app store, open for U.S. and Canadian netbooks powered by Moblin 2.1, will be extended to 27 European countries next week.
Publishers Inking iPad Ad Deals
News  |  3/25/2010  | 
Major publishers are reportedly lining up advertisers to buy interactive ads, including video, to appear on Apple's iPad.
Samsung Intros LTE Phone
News  |  3/25/2010  | 
The SCH-r900, to be offered by prepaid provider MetroPCS, upstages the buzz around Sprint's 4G Android phone at the CTIA Wireless show.
T-Mobile Readies 3.5 G Broadband Upgrade
News  |  3/25/2010  | 
HSPA+ will compete with LTE and mobile WiMax, 4G technologies being deployed by Verizon Wireless and Sprint, respectively, analyst says.
E-Reader Buyer's Guide
News  |  3/24/2010  | 
We round up an early crop of electronic readers including Amazon's Kindle, Sony's Reader, Barnes & Noble's Nook, and Apple's forthcoming iPad, and see how they stack up.
Feds Try Mobile Video, 3G Tethering
News  |  3/24/2010  | 
The ATF is testing video surveillance on Windows Mobile devices, while the IRS is looking to replace its 25,000 3G cards by tethering smartphones to laptops.
Sprint HTC EVO 4G Boasts Video Muscle
News  |  3/24/2010  | 
Based on Google’s Android 2.1 platform, HTC's EVO 4G WiMax handset puts the emphasis on 720p video with two cameras and a 4.3-inch screen.
Nintendo Preps 3D Gaming Device
News  |  3/24/2010  | 
The portable 3DS will compete not only with gaming consoles, but with smartphones such as Apple's iPhone.
SMBs See The Future Is Mobile
Commentary  |  3/24/2010  | 
Despite the cost cutting prompted by the great recession, SMBs are holding the line on wireless spending and see mobile as crucial to remaining competitive and surviving.
Global CIO: Ford's Challenge: Social Networking At 70 MPH
Commentary  |  3/23/2010  | 
Automaker takes a different view of location-based apps.
SanDisk Intros 32GB Phone Memory Card
News  |  3/23/2010  | 
The microSDHC is billed as the highest-capacity flash memory card available for mobile devices.
500 Million Wi-Fi Phones To Ship In 2014
News  |  3/23/2010  | 
Consumer demand and higher profits are driving carriers and device makers to embrace the once-shunned wireless handset technology.
Opera Submits iPhone Browser To Apple
News  |  3/23/2010  | 
Apple will determine whether Opera Mini, reviewed as speedier than Apple's Safari browser, will be offered in its App Store.
More Want iPad Than Kindle
News  |  3/23/2010  | 
Consumer interest in e-readers and tablets has risen dramatically, fueled largely by the publicity surrounding the iPad.
Mathias On Mobility: Palm's Cautionary Tale
Commentary  |  3/23/2010  | 
The smartphone maker placed all its hopes on webOS, but no one cares about operating systems anymore, at least not directly -- we buy user interfaces and apps.
Moto Intros Android Push To Talk Phone
News  |  3/23/2010  | 
The Wi-Fi enabled Motorola i1 smartphone's features include document viewing and syncing with Microsoft Word and Powerpoint.
AT&T To Launch Dell Smartphone
News  |  3/23/2010  | 
Dell's first U.S. smartphone, the Aero, is based on Google's Android operating system.
AT&T To Sell Palm Smartphones
News  |  3/22/2010  | 
Palm's stock rose on news that AT&T is taking preorders for the Pre Plus and Pixi Plus.
Sprint, Verizon Prepping 4G Announcements
News  |  3/22/2010  | 
The leading 4G service providers are hoping to grab attention at CTIA this week, Sprint by unveiling its first WiMax handset, and Verizon for details on its nationwide LTE rollout.
AT&T Offers Global Messaging Plan
News  |  3/22/2010  | 
The SMS, photo, and video plan is being marketed to international travelers as an alternative to international roaming rates.
T-Mobile To Boost Web Hosting Services
News  |  3/22/2010  | 
The wireless carrier plans to increase its Web hosting business and hopes to add Apple's iPhone to its lineup of smartphones.
Android Crowding Apple, RIM
News  |  3/22/2010  | 
Google's Android operating system will see the largest growth rate of the three mobile platforms this year, research firm says.
Apple Now Taking iPad App Submissions
Commentary  |  3/19/2010  | 
Today Apple sent a letter to iPad developers letting them know that they are now free to send in applications they've written for the iPad. Hurry up, though. Only those who submit before March 27 will be considered for the launch of the iPad Apps Store.
Samsung, LG Forecast Smartphone Gains
News  |  3/19/2010  | 
Both firms have raised their goals for 2010 and are betting heavily on Google's Android platform.
Palm Sales Plunge 29%
News  |  3/19/2010  | 
The smartphone pioneer has lost market share to handsets built on Google's Android operating system.
'Hundreds Of Thousands' Of iPads Ordered So Far
Commentary  |  3/18/2010  | 
Apple has yet to share official numbers for iPad pre-orders, but the Wall Street Journal says that in one week "hundreds of thousands" of them have been pre-ordered. Additionally, Apple hasn't finalized all the content deals it was hoping to by launch.
Amazon Launches Kindle For Mac
News  |  3/18/2010  | 
The Apple Mac software expands the number of devices on which e-books bought from Amazon can be read, which now include the iPhone, BlackBerry, and Kindle reader.
Mobile Apps Get Top Dollar In U.S.
News  |  3/18/2010  | 
Smartphone applications in North America have an average selling price of $1.09. In Europe, the figure is below $0.80.
Verizon Files Patent Suit Over Cablevision Boxes
News  |  3/18/2010  | 
The International Trade Commission complaint says Cablevision's set-top boxes infringe five Verizon patents pertaining to video downloading and social networking features.
HTC Boss Slams Apple Lawsuit
News  |  3/18/2010  | 
Manufacturer of Google phones says Steve Jobs' patent complaints are groundless.
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