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Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in May 2009
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HDMI Audio-Video Connector Gets Ethernet Support
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
Besides high-speed bidirectional communication, the connector will allow an Internet-enabled HDMI device to share its Internet connection with other HDMI devices without a separate cable.
Telecom Magnate Carlos Slim's Rise To Power
News  |  5/29/2009  | 
The wealthy and powerful Slim, a mystery in American telecom circles, is revealed in a lengthy profile in The New Yorker.
Dell Unveils Entertainment Laptop For Students
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
The Studio 14z is available with an optional 500-GB hard drive, enough to store up to 125,000 songs, 142,000 photos, or 133 DVD-quality movies.
Sony Ericsson Revamps Its Multimedia Phone Lineup
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Three handsets with strong multimedia and gaming abilities including motion controls along with PlayStation 3 integration may help the company revive its sales.
Palm Pre, iTunes To Sync, App Store Revealed
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Programs from Fandango, Pandora, AP News, and other content makers will be available at the June 6 launch, Palm executives say.
Plastic Logic Demos Amazon Kindle Challenger
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
The e-book reader will have a touch screen for navigation and 3G connectivity to purchase books and magazines wirelessly.
Verizon Will Have Android, Pre, Storm 2
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
In a potential blow for Sprint Nextel, Verizon Wireless' CEO said the largest U.S. carrier will have the Palm Pre in about six months.
AT&T Wants To Offer Palm Pre
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
CEO Randall Stephenson says he wants to offer Palm's highly anticipated handset after the exclusive deal with Sprint runs out.
Google Expects 18 Android Phones This Year
News  |  5/28/2009  | 
Smartphone makers will be able to modify the Linux-based OS to have unique user interfaces and features, Google says.
Google Firing Up Android Developers With Goodies
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
The search giant is looking to poach content creators away from competitors by offering new tools, application contests, and an open market for distributing apps.
Apple Offers Free iPod Touch To Mac-Buying Students
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
Apple also refreshes its entry-level white MacBook with a faster processor and more storage.
HP Expands Low-Priced Mini-Laptop Family
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
The consumer-centric Mini 110 is available with Windows XP or Linux, while the business-focused Mini 1101 gives buyers the choice of Windows XP Home, XP Pro, or Vista, each for less than $350.
AT&T Boosts 3G Networks
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
The carrier will be spending nearly $18 billion to double the speed of its mobile data networks up to 7.2 Mbps.
Apple Awaits Tax Break In Plans For $1 Billion Data Center
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
The company is eyeing North Carolina for an East Coast data center to serve its growing Internet operations.
Google Arms Developers With Free Phones, Web Tools
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
Google CEO Eric Schmidt heralds the maturation of the Internet application programming model as the fulfillment of a decades-old dream.
Good Technology Buys Intercasting
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
The acquisition will enable Good to offer a smartphone-like experience, with access to social networks, IM, and e-mail, for feature phones.
Mobile Browser Skyfire Hits 1.0
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
The release version of the mobile browser enables Windows Mobile and Symbian users to have a desktop-like experience while on the go.
Microsoft Unveils Zune HD
News  |  5/27/2009  | 
Revamped music player features high-definition touch screen and built-in Wi-Fi.
iPhone App Used For 'New Yorker' Cover
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
The June 1 issue of the magazine was created with a $5 app for the iPhone, showing how far the App Store has come into the mainstream.
Ericsson Lights Up LTE Site
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
The company deploys the first commercial 4G cell site using Long Term Evolution technology, and the data network is capable of high-speed mobile services.
Lenovo Gives Intel Atom A Boost With Nvidia Ion
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
In making Ion available with the IdeaPad S12 netbook, Lenovo is giving its lowest-priced laptop line a performance boost in plenty of time for the back-to-school season.
Move To Ban Texting In Massachusetts Intensifies
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
The issue has been taken up on a state-by-state basis in recent months.
HTC Bringing Android Phone To China
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
China Mobile's Android-based handsets will be dubbed "OPhones" and will directly compete with Apple's iPhone.
Nokia Launches Answer To Apple's App Store
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
Nokia's Ovi virtual application store can access more devices than its rivals and will use social networking and location to offer relevant apps.
MIT's 'EyeStop' Giving Riders iPhone-Like Experience
News  |  5/26/2009  | 
MIT's SENSEable City Lab worked with the city of Florence, Italy, to give commuters a way to browse the Web, create their bus routes, and determine the exact location of oncoming buses.
Hollywood vs. RealNetworks Goes To The Judge
News  |  5/22/2009  | 
The MPAA is accusing the Internet media company of violating its license to use the DVD CCA's Hollywood-sanctioned copyright-protection technology.
BlackBerry Curve 8900 Hits AT&T
News  |  5/22/2009  | 
Some may be disappointed that the handset lacks a 3G connection, but users can get their e-mails and surf the Web via the EDGE network or with the integrated Wi-Fi.
Apple's Tablet: Open Or Closed?
News  |  5/22/2009  | 
Developers may catch a glimpse of Apple's stance on future software rights and controls next month when Apple discusses its development plans for Snow Leopard.
Capcom Plans Gaming Blitz For iPhone
News  |  5/22/2009  | 
Support from the maker of Street Fighter and Resident Evil is a strong indicator that Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch platform is a force in the mobile gaming market.
Sony Ericsson Inches Closer To Android Phone
News  |  5/22/2009  | 
The company will likely wait until the next firmware update of Android hits in order to produce smartphones with strong multimedia capabilities.
Yahoo Gives iPhone Voice Search
News  |  5/22/2009  | 
The mobile app enables iPhone users to speak their Yahoo queries, as well as stay connected with e-mail, social networks, and news feeds.
Alcatel-Lucent Jumps Into Mobile Advertising
News  |  5/21/2009  | 
The company will offer cellular carriers a way to deliver location-relevant advertisements to millions of mobile customers.
Apple Could Find Healthy Market For $700 Touch-Screen Tablet
News  |  5/21/2009  | 
Analysts say consumers are willing to pay more for a device that's easier to use and more functional than today's netbooks.
Skyhook Plug-In Improves Cell Phone Location Accuracy
News  |  5/21/2009  | 
The Loki software integrates with MapQuest, Flickr, and WeatherBug and triangulates signals from GPS, cell phone towers, and particularly from millions of Wi-Fi access points.
Acer Android Phone Coming This Year
News  |  5/21/2009  | 
The PC maker is looking to capture up to 5% of the smartphone market in the next five years by offering feature-rich handsets at a low price.
Sony Ericsson May Need To Raise Cash
News  |  5/21/2009  | 
As the recession saps demand for its phones, the company says it's looking to raise about $135.5 million by next March.
Take Credit Card Payments On Your Phone With Intuit GoPayment
Commentary  |  5/21/2009  | 
For today's mobile businesses, accepting payment from any location at any time is crucial to maintaining cash flow and increasing business -- cash only doesn't cut it anymore. A new offering from Intuit offers businesses another option for taking payment via mobile phones (and not just smartphones).
MetroPCS Chooses Navteq For Maps
News  |  5/20/2009  | 
The service will include point-of-interest searching and turn-by-turn navigation.
Mac OS X Users Warned About Java Vulnerability
News  |  5/20/2009  | 
SoyLatte, an X11-based port of the FreeBSD Java 1.6 "patchset" to Mac OS X Intel machines, is also reportedly vulnerable.
Palm Pre Getting Big Push From Best Buy
News  |  5/20/2009  | 
The electronics retailer is training its mobile specialists in the finer points of the Pre to prepare them for the Palm smartphone's launch June 6.
T-Mobile Launches 'Mobile Makeover' Campaign
News  |  5/20/2009  | 
The fourth-largest U.S. carrier wants consumers to visit BillShrink.com to determine if they can save on their monthly cell phone bills.
Apple Doubles iPhone Market Share
News  |  5/20/2009  | 
Smartphones continued to gain market share in the first quarter, and Apple and Research In Motion were the big winners, according to data from Gartner.
Expect Pre Shortages, Sprint CEO Says
News  |  5/20/2009  | 
The CEO of the third-largest U.S. wireless carrier says he expects early demand for the Palm Pre smartphone to outstrip supply.
Drivers Pan Texting Behind The Wheel, But Do It Anyway
News  |  5/20/2009  | 
A survey of 5,000 mobile phone users found about 60% of younger drivers admitted to texting while behind the wheels of their vehicles.
Interop: Deloitte CTO Sees Mobile Devices Winning Over PCs
News  |  5/19/2009  | 
More than 5,000 employees last year told Deloitte's IT that they no longer access e-mail on their notebooks, but only on their smartphones, fueling Jerome Oglesby's theory.
Apple Warns Of (Ouch!) Earbud Electrical Shocks
News  |  5/19/2009  | 
Common causes of static electricity buildup in iPhone and iPod earbuds include windy, dry environments; wearing synthetic fibers; and jogging, according to Apple.
IP Enforcement Bill Draws Praise From U.S. Businesses
News  |  5/19/2009  | 
Legislation would give the State Department additional resources and training for intellectual property enforcement efforts in foreign countries.
Intel Unveils 'Pineview' Atom Chips, Moblin Operating System
News  |  5/19/2009  | 
The processor's Pine Trail chipset with Tiger Point I/O controller is expected to find its way into netbooks and nettop PCs later this year.
T-Mobile Delays 'Cupcake' Android Update
News  |  5/19/2009  | 
Android users will have to wait until early June to get Android 1.5, which will add a virtual keyboard, stereo Bluetooth, and video recording.
Microsoft Opens My Phone For All
News  |  5/19/2009  | 
Similar to Apple's MobileMe, the free wireless data backup service lets Windows Mobile users store contacts, photos, videos, and text messages on a password-protected Web account.
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