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Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in April 2010
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HP 'iPad Killer' DOA?
News  |  4/30/2010  | 
Microsoft and Hewlett-Packard may be putting their tablet partnership on the shelf.
Acer Preps Smartphone Line
News  |  4/30/2010  | 
Qualcomm's powerful Snapdragon platform will power four new handsets this year, as Acer, like HP and Dell, gets serious about the mobile phone market.
Mobile Phone Shipments Surge 21%
News  |  4/30/2010  | 
RIM entered the top five for the first time, pushing Motorola off the list of the world's best-selling mobile phone makers.
Processor Shipments Up 39%
News  |  4/30/2010  | 
Chip revenue was also up 40% in the first quarter, indicating that PC makers are seeing the fruits of an improving economy.
Analysis Of HP-Palm Acquisition
Commentary  |  4/29/2010  | 
Apple CEO Explains Flash Ban
News  |  4/29/2010  | 
Steve Jobs cites security, poor performance and no support for touch-based interfaces as problems with Adobe's cross-platform browser plug-in.
What Apple Owes Developers
Commentary  |  4/29/2010  | 
When the little people make enough noise, Apple CEO Steve Jobs switches his mode of public interaction from terse e-mail replies to open letters. That's what happened on Thursday when Jobs finally articulated his disdain for Adobe's Flash technology in a rare public post.
Skyfire Now Showing Flash On Android
News  |  4/29/2010  | 
The mobile browser supports Flash video, before Android officially gets Flash support.
Motorola Posts 1Q Profit
News  |  4/29/2010  | 
Strong sales of the Droid smartphone by Verizon Wireless were a bright spot.
Apple To Buy Siri Mobile Voice Search Developer
News  |  4/29/2010  | 
Siri "personal assistant" technology lets users perform voice-activated Web searches from their smartphones. Financial details were not disclosed.
Interop: Mobile Security Is Weak Link
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
Despite their growing prevalence in the enterprise, smartphones are the poor cousin when it comes to data protection—and that has to change.
Mozilla Tests Mobile Firefox For Android
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
The developers working on Mozilla's Fennec are seeking feedback from Android users.
Apple WWDC Kicks Off June 7
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
The iPhone OS 4, HTML 5, and potentially a new iPhone will be spotlighted at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference.
Microsoft Gets Paid For Android
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
By striking a patent licensing deal with HTC, Microsoft is raising the cost of using Google's free Android operating system.
RIM Launching BlackBerry 6 OS In Fall
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
The updated operating system will offer a faster browser, better touchscreen technology, and support for older devices, the company said.
Sprint Nextel Reports $865 Million Loss
News  |  4/28/2010  | 
Prepaid signups held strong in the first quarter as the company held out hope that its nationwide 4G network will return it to profitability.
SMBs Demand Fast ROI On IT Investments
Commentary  |  4/28/2010  | 
According to a CompTIA survey, 80% of SMBs wants technology solutions that "deliver immediate payback in terms of minimum disruption of business continuity and seamless integration with existing solutions" and are most interested in virtualization, unified communications, and mobile.
DA Mulling Charges Against Gizmodo Editor
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
A California district attorney is trying to determine whether laws were broken over the tech blog's payment for an unreleased iPhone.
RadioShack Profits Up On Wireless Sales
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
Sales of wireless handset at the electronics retailer surged more than 60% in the first quarter.
Nokia Unveils Symbian N8 Smartphone
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
The Symbian ^3 handset is a "portable entertainment center" allowing for content creation, social networking, and TV viewing, the company says.
Rhapsody iPad App Stores Music Offline
News  |  4/27/2010  | 
The music service allows subscribers to store music for listening on mobile devices even without an Internet connection.
Motorola Drops Google Location For Skyhook
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
Developers helped convince Motorola to use Skyhook location technology in future Google Android devices.
Google Nexus One Unlikely On Verizon
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
Verizon Wireless owner Vodafone will start carrying the Android smartphone in its UK stores this month.
Israel Lifts iPad Ban
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
The Apple device must pass wireless interference regulatory tests before it's allowed into certain countries, including South Korea.
RIM Intros BlackBerry Pearl 3G 9100, 9105
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
The compact smartphones, aimed at the consumer market, are the first to support the Wi-Fi 802.11n standard.
HD Voice Coming to Cellular Connections
Commentary  |  4/26/2010  | 
HD offers higher quality presentations. While it has been adopted in areas, such as TV, it is not yet widely available with cellular connections. ABI Research thinks that scenario to change dramatically: the market research firm expects close to 500 million mobile subscribers to have HD connections in 2015.
Massive Mobile Phone Health Risk Study Underway
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
Researchers hope the 30-year study will yield definitive answers on whether the use of mobile handsets is linked to brain cancer or other disorders.
Lenovo Eyes Struggling Palm
News  |  4/26/2010  | 
The pathway to using Palm and its Web OS as a gateway to the U.S. smartphone market is fraught with challenges, analysts say.
RIM's MVS 5.0 Supports Wi-Fi Voice Calls
News  |  4/25/2010  | 
Blackberrys are getting a new mobile voice system, giving enterprise users get a multi-transport way to make voice calls seamlessly and with standard PBX functionality.
AT&T, Verizon Subscriber Growth Falling
News  |  4/23/2010  | 
Valued wireless contract subscribers are petering out while pre-paid consumers are gaining.
Image Gallery: E-Book Readers
Slideshows  |  4/23/2010  | 
Electronic book readers are closely related to multi-touch tablet PCs in design, and to a lesser degree in function. Amazon's Kindle dominates the market, but competition is blazing.
iPad Apps for Roambi, Citrix and Rackspace
Slideshows  |  4/22/2010  | 
It's possible to run more enterprise-class apps on the iPad, including some that allow data visualization, running Windows apps, and provisioning servers in the cloud.
Image Gallery: iPad Productivity Apps
Slideshows  |  4/22/2010  | 
There are plenty of fun iPad apps (games, music, content), but the iPad can be a personal or professional productivity tool, thanks to some nifty new iPad apps.
Garmin, T-Mobile Releasing Android Phone
News  |  4/22/2010  | 
The navigation-focused smartphone will be the successor to Garmin's Nuvifone A50.
Life With The iPad: Enterprise Ready
News  |  4/22/2010  | 
Apple's iPad isn't a replacement for anything -- not for an iPhone, iPod, nor a laptop PC. But as a mobile personal productivity device, or for a short business trip, it might be all you need.
iPhone Paired With Google Android
News  |  4/22/2010  | 
Hacker successfully marries Google's mobile operating system to Apple smartphone.
Google Buys Former Apple Employee Startup
News  |  4/21/2010  | 
Agnilux was founded by people involved in making the application processor used to power the iPad. Terms were not disclosed.
Review: HTC Droid 'Incredible' A Winner
News  |  4/21/2010  | 
The latest Android smartphone earns its name with super-fast performance from its 1-GHz processor and an amazing AMOLED display.
Teens Prefer Text To Talk
News  |  4/21/2010  | 
Half of U.S. teens surveyed say they send 50 or more SMS text messages a day, or 1,500 a month.
Asia Leads In Internet Speed
News  |  4/20/2010  | 
Three U.S. cities sit atop Akamai's global Net speed survey, but 62% of the world's fastest cities are in Asia.
Full Nelson: Emerging Mobile Enterprise Ready For Business
Commentary  |  4/20/2010  | 
Visage, Fiberlink, Mellmo and Good may not be household names, but their mobile solutions make it possible to extend the corporation today. Like RIM and Sybase, they lack the hype, but thrive among a dearth of enterprise-class tools.
Sprint Offers iPad WiMax Service
News  |  4/20/2010  | 
Overdrive, a Sprint mobile hotspot device, can connect up to five Wi-Fi-enabled devices to Sprint's 4G service, the carrier says.
Verizon Announces Droid 'Incredible' Ship Date
News  |  4/20/2010  | 
The Android 2.1handset will ship April 29 to customers who pre-order the HTC smartphone.
GPS Integrated Circuit Market Thriving
News  |  4/19/2010  | 
Analysts see continued growth for navigation, led by explosive demand for cell phones with GPS functionality.
Lenovo Launches Smartphone Strategy
News  |  4/19/2010  | 
Focusing its new smartphone business on Google's Android platform, Lenovo may also have designs on Palm, which could be looking for a strategic partner.
Apple iPad 3G Shipments Delayed
News  |  4/19/2010  | 
Orders placed today for the 3G version of the Apple slate will be shipped May 7.
Next-Gen Apple iPhone Found Or Stolen?
Commentary  |  4/19/2010  | 
Gadget site Gizmodo appears to have scored huge scoop, at least as far as tech enthusiasts are concerned. It claims to have obtained an unreleased iPhone prototype, one that Apple may be planning to release this summer.
Apple Alone Is Dumber Than Everybody
Commentary  |  4/16/2010  | 
Seems that just about every day there is a new story breaking that Apple is making another dictatorial decision about applications on their iPhone and iPad products. Apple justifies these moves in the name of maintaining application quality, family friendliness, or appeasing the creators of copyrighted content. Whatever their excuse, it's dumb.
Advantage Android
Commentary  |  4/16/2010  | 
Apple's iPhone is the favorite smart phone platform among mobile developers, according to a recent survey conducted by Ovum.
Sony Ericsson Posts 1Q Profit
News  |  4/16/2010  | 
Strong sales of the company's smartphones push the company to a $25 million first quarter profit.
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