News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in April 2008
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Sony Ericsson's 'Capuchin' Bridges Java, Flash Gap
News  |  4/30/2008  | 
The handset maker's API will let developers combine the clean user interface of Flash Lite with the stronger back-end capabilities of Java ME.
Judge Rejects RIAA's Music Copyright Infringement, Distribution Claims
News  |  4/30/2008  | 
Merely making copies of music available does not equal distribution, or primary copyright infringement, the judge said.
Interop: Fixed/Mobile Convergence Coming to Your Company?
Commentary  |  4/30/2008  | 
Employees no longer sit in their cubicles all day. Instead, executives move from place to place, visiting customers and clients. Figuring out how to reach these individuals has been a problem: Do you try their office number or their cell?
iPhone Officially Coming To Canada
News  |  4/29/2008  | 
Apple's exclusive deal with Rogers Communications is likely to put an end to unlocked models in the country.
Apple's Success Brings More Patent Lawsuits
News  |  4/28/2008  | 
During the first four months of 2008, Apple was named as a defendant in eight patent infringement lawsuits, up from five during the same period in 2007.
FCC: Issues Kept Bidders From 700 MHz Safety Spectrum
News  |  4/28/2008  | 
An agency report says fears of payments defaulting if negotiations failed as well as the costs of building out and operating the D block kept companies away.
Apple Updates iMacs Amid Booming Sales
News  |  4/28/2008  | 
In addition to faster processors, the new iMacs are rated EPEAT Silver and meet the Energy Star 4.0 requirements for power consumption.
Nokia's New Phones: Built For Comfort And Speed
News  |  4/28/2008  | 
The mobile phone maker announced three phones with features including facial contours, tap-sensitive response, and background noise cancellation.
Fake Steve Jobs Rocked The House At Web 2.0
Commentary  |  4/25/2008  | 
The most trenchant observation at the Web 2.0 Expo came from Dan Lyons, the Forbes editor better known as Fake Steve Jobs. "Facebook is like Webkinz for adults," quipped Lyons in his keynote address. "It's the biggest waste of time ever invented."
Nokia Continues To Dominate Mobile Phone Market
News  |  4/25/2008  | 
Mobile phone suppliers shipped a total of 291.5 million units during the first quarter, up 14.3% from a year ago.
Associated Press Teams Up With Verve Wireless For Mobile News
News  |  4/25/2008  | 
The mobile news service will be tailored for smartphones and give users one point of access for local, national, and international news.
Apple's 3G iPhone Coming June 9, Analysts Say
News  |  4/25/2008  | 
"D-Day for 3G" is expected at Steve Jobs' WWDC keynote, where analysts also expect announcements about a refresh of Apple's laptop line by August and a new iPod line by September.
Apple Releases Beta 4 Of iPhone SDK
News  |  4/25/2008  | 
The latest build includes Xcode integrated development environment, an interface builder, frameworks and samples, compilers, and the Shark analysis tool.
Interop: Vettro Mobile App Helps Protect Underground Pipes, Cables
News  |  4/24/2008  | 
Vettro 360 for Damage Prevention is built on the same mobile platform used to provide services like coordinating pickup and delivery, field service, and IT service management.
NextWave Puts Wireless Spectrum Up For Sale
News  |  4/24/2008  | 
The NextWave spectrum consists of 154 Advanced Wireless Service licenses, 30 Wireless Communication Service licenses, and additional Educational Broadband Service and Broadband Radio Service licenses.
Microsoft's Live Mesh: Web Fabric With Loose Threads
News  |  4/24/2008  | 
Ambitious plan to weave PCs, devices, and cloud computing is still in the early stages.
Psystar Mac Clone Video: See For Yourself
Commentary  |  4/24/2008  | 
There's been much speculation in the blogosphere about the legitimacy of Mac clone-maker Psystar, and whether it really exists. Now there appears to be proof.
Motorola's Financial Results Show Handset Woes Continue
News  |  4/24/2008  | 
The earnings report, which also included a gloomy prediction for second quarter sales, was issued just days before the company's annual stockholders meeting.
Web 2.0: Tellme Adds Voice-To-Visual Service To BlackBerry
News  |  4/24/2008  | 
The software is initially downloadable for BlackBerry phones and is scheduled to roll out on future Helio devices.
Web 2.0: Microsoft's Live Mesh Aims For Simplicity
News  |  4/23/2008  | 
The company will use open standards like Atom, JSON, POX, RSS, HTTP, REST, and FeedSync to allow for the "it just works experience."
Apple Revenues Up 43% On Mac Sales
News  |  4/23/2008  | 
However, the company saw a slowdown in sales of Leopard, the latest version of the Mac OS X operating system.
Nokia Adds Music Smartphones
News  |  4/23/2008  | 
Finnish cell phone vendor battles Apple's iPhone and iTunes with two new XpressMusic smartphones and a recently opened music store.
AT&T, BlackBerry Let You Track Yourself Down
News  |  4/23/2008  | 
The built-in GPS capabilities in the Pearl 8110 provide directions, 3-D maps, and traffic alerts.
MSN Music Files Won't Play On New Devices After August
News  |  4/23/2008  | 
Microsoft's decision effectively places an expiration date of about three to five years on song libraries that MSN Music customers thought they had purchased for life.
Apple Reportedly Buys Chipmaker PA Semi
News  |  4/23/2008  | 
The company makes low-power PowerPC processors that could one day be used in the iPhone or iPod.
Mobile Digital TV Is Coming, But There Will Be Many Flavors
News  |  4/23/2008  | 
A new In-Stat report points to DVB-H and MediaFLO as colliding technologies that seek to prevail in major markets.
External Hard Drives Buyer's Guide
News  |  4/22/2008  | 
We assess 25 of the hottest external hard disk drives from Cavalry, Iomega, LaCie, Maxtor, Seagate, Western Digital, and more.
Mac Clone Maker Psystar Faces Order Backlog
News  |  4/22/2008  | 
The company also announced plans to give its Mac clones built-in wireless capabilities.
Nokia's Comes With Music Customers To Get Free Music From Sony BMG
News  |  4/22/2008  | 
The service is expected to launch in the second half of 2008 on a range of its devices in selected markets.
Guitar Hero To Add Vocals, Instruments
News  |  4/22/2008  | 
Activision CEO Bobby Kotick said that adding instruments and "local bands" will help international expansion.
Mobile Banking Is For The Young, Survey Reveals
News  |  4/22/2008  | 
Consumers between 18 and 34 tended to use their mobile phones for banking, Opinion Research found, especially if there were no extra fees involved.
O2 Wireless Debuts Alcatel GSM Phone
News  |  4/22/2008  | 
It doesn't have a camera, Web browser, or Bluetooth, but the basic handset has a basic price: $19.99
Motorola Invests In Virtual Machines For Mobile Devices
News  |  4/21/2008  | 
Previous investors in VirtualLogix include Cisco Systems, Intel Capital, Texas Instruments, Index Ventures, Atlas Venture, and DFJ Espirit.
Alltel Starts Taking Orders For Latest BlackBerry Curve
News  |  4/21/2008  | 
The carrier joins Verizon Wireless in becoming one of the first U.S. carriers to sell BlackBerry's competitor to the Apple iPhone.
Apple Reportedly Agrees To Unlocked iPhone In Italy
News  |  4/21/2008  | 
Telecom Italia Mobile's deal also allows it to offer Apple's upcoming 3G iPhone without the customary two-year mandatory service contract.
Intel Boosts Its Taiwan WiMax Investment To $500 Million
News  |  4/21/2008  | 
Other companies working on Taiwan's WiMax program include Alcatel-Lucent, Motorola, Nokia, Sprint Nextel, and Starent Networks.
Free Download Turns Smartphone Into Wi-Fi Hotspot
News  |  4/21/2008  | 
TapRoot trial is aimed at piquing carrier interest for Symbian, Windows Mobile-based handsets.
Cell Phone Users Gain Mobile Access To Health Data
News  |  4/21/2008  | 
AllOne Mobile lets consumers securely access their personal health records through cell phones and PDAs.
Linux To Power 20% Mobile Phones By 2013
News  |  4/21/2008  | 
Support from the Linux Mobile Foundation, Google's Android initiative, and Nokia's acquisition of Trolltech are seen as fueling the prediction from analyst firm ABI.
Wireless LANs Gain Backbone Flexibility
Commentary  |  4/21/2008  | 
Has your business been bitten by the wireless bug? Would you like to swap out your wired backbone connections for wireless ones? Well, the time has come when such choices are possible.
Apple Ends Stealth Safari Installs Via Software Update For Windows
News  |  4/18/2008  | 
The latest version of the Software Update tool for Windows, version 2.1.0.110, now clearly lists software that can be downloaded via the service and groups the updates together.
MacBook Pro Customers Report Blank Screens
News  |  4/18/2008  | 
The display problem occurred after users deployed the high-end notebook's latest firmware upgrade.
Motorola Offers Port Diversity On RFID Reader
News  |  4/18/2008  | 
With its XR450 platform, mono- and bi-static ports can be activated depending on requirements and local signal propagation issues, the company said.
Microsoft Broadens RFID Integration
News  |  4/18/2008  | 
The company's latest BizTalk RFID software aims to foster management and integration of RF-based applications across the enterprise.
Motorola Reorganizes Mobile Devices Unit Executive Staff
News  |  4/18/2008  | 
Rob Shaddock, a senior VP who had directed the unit's features phones, including its hit RAZR, was named head of consumer products.
Nokia's Earnings Up, But Its Market Share Drops In North America
News  |  4/17/2008  | 
Net profit hit $1.95 billion in the quarter, up about 25% over the year-earlier period, while revenue was about $20 billion.
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