News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in May 2010
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Apple Sells 2 Million iPads In 59 Days
Commentary  |  5/31/2010  | 
Today is the 59th day since the iPad went on sale April 3. The device launched internationally on May 28. This morning, Apple announced that it has sold two million of them. That's a lotta iPads.
Businesses Have Bought 40% Of iPhones In 2010
Commentary  |  5/28/2010  | 
AT&T's Ron Spears recently revealed that 40% of the iPhones sold to-date during 2010 have been to business customers. RIM's BlackBerry and Microsoft's Windows Mobile platforms are the default enterprise mobile computing choice. Or, rather, were. Should RIM be scared?
MeeGo v1.0 Released For Netbooks
News  |  5/28/2010  | 
A software development kit will be released in June with support for touch-based handsets and tablets.
Motorola Android Tablet May Come This Year
News  |  5/28/2010  | 
CEO Sanjay Jha tells investors Motorola is concentrating on the convergence of mobility and the home and 'nearly all' of his focus is on Android.
Apple's iPad Hits UK
News  |  5/28/2010  | 
Steve Jobs' slick new tablet is now available across the pond—but Brits better be prepared to dig deep.
Panasonic Simplifies Notebook WWAN Provisioning, Switching With Gobi2000
Commentary  |  5/28/2010  | 
Qualcomm Gobi2000 3G cards means you can now buy notebooks with embedded mobile broadband without having to select a provider in advance, and easily change providers for international travel or other reasons.
Barnes & Noble Launches iPad eReader App
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
Apple iPad users will be able to buy, download and read digital books from B&N's catalog of more than 1 million e-books, newspapers and magazines.
Audi Offers In Car Internet Access
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
The optional hotspot, available in the 2011 edition of the A8 sedan, comes with WPA2 encryption and connectivity for up to eight mobile devices.
Zigbee Alliance Certifies 13 Mobile Products
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
Most of the first wave of products receiving telecom interoperability certification are location services.
Gov 2.0: Washington D.C. To Launch Private Cloud
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
The city known as a government tech innovator is also launching a startup incubator and pushing community involvement in app development.
iPad Not In Hollywood's Plans
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
Major studios say they won't reformat their content for display on Apple's hot new tablet.
Health IT Fosters Blood Transfusion Safety
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
Mediware's Bloodsafe Tx mobile device integrates with e-medical record systems and ensures that patients receive correct blood transfusions.
HyperOffice Mobilizes Collaboration For Small Businesses
Commentary  |  5/27/2010  | 
New upgrade to cloud-based collaborative suite adds AJAX-based UI, free support for smartphones, and other features
OLPC Developing $99 Tablet PC
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
One Laptop Per Child is emphasizing the educational value of its planned low-cost, low-power, Android-based XO tablet.
Google Nexus One Tries For Retail Sales
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
Verizon Wireless and Sprint both backed out of their commitments to sell the smartphone.
Exclusive: iPhone Woes Revealed In FCC, FTC Consumer Complaints
News  |  5/27/2010  | 
Freedom of Information Act documents obtained by InformationWeek show that the Federal Communications Commission has received 72 complaints about Apple's iPhone since 2009, mostly involving AT&T. There are 450 Federal Trade Commission complaints.
FCC Says 30 Million Report Wireless 'Bill Shock'
News  |  5/26/2010  | 
The findings of a survey released by the FCC indicate that 30 million Americans have experienced the shock of unexpected increases in their monthly mobile phone bill.
Android 2.2: Ready For Enterprise?
News  |  5/26/2010  | 
Google is touting its new mobile platform's business-friendly features, but licensing Microsoft's ActiveSync may not offer enough security to make Android ready to work in the enterprise.
iPhone 4G Prices Revealed?
News  |  5/26/2010  | 
Analyst predicts Apple will maintain current prices for the next generation of its smartphone.
Color Kindle Deep On Amazon Horizon
News  |  5/26/2010  | 
Amazon says it will compete with the iPad by targeting "serious readers" who appreciate the clarity of a black-and-white screen for displaying text.
iPhone Due In June, Sky Is Still Blue
Commentary  |  5/26/2010  | 
According to AT&T employees, the company has informed them that the new iPhone from Apple is due at some point in June. As if we didn't already know this. When in June? Well, not too late, as it turns out. Will Verizon sell it?
Microsoft Shakeup Ballmer's Last Chance?
News  |  5/26/2010  | 
CEO revamps hardware unit in what may be final opportunity to turnaround mobile and entertainment business.
Yahoo Buys Location Based Mobile Services Provider
News  |  5/25/2010  | 
Koprol provides Yahoo with more location-based and social networking mobile services to entice the growing audience using mobile phones for social networking and web browsing.
FTC, FCC Reveal Complaints Filed Against Apple
Slideshows  |  5/25/2010  | 
Numerous complaints have been filed with the Federal Communications Commission and the Federal Trade Commission against Apple. They run the gamut from the iPad's lack of Flash support to the availability of adult material in the iTunes App Store, to an iPhone catching fire while charging. These documents were obtained via the Freedom Of Information Act.
Mobile PC Shipments Soar 43%
News  |  5/25/2010  | 
Consumer buying in the first quarter pushed laptops, netbooks, and tablets to their highest level in eight years, according to Gartner.
Pandigital Unveils Novel E-Reader
News  |  5/25/2010  | 
The Novel's full Web browser, e-mail app, integrated Barnes & Noble online bookstore, and $200 price tag may help it compete in a crowded marketplace.
New PDF Tools For Windows, iPad
Commentary  |  5/25/2010  | 
Nitro PDF Software's new, free Reader application is a full-featured program for reading, annotating, and manipulating PDF files, while the new version of iAnnotate for the iPad adds e-mail integration.
LG Fathom Slated For Verizon
News  |  5/25/2010  | 
The Fathom is one of the last handsets to ship with Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 before it is replaced by Windows Phone 7.
Dell Preps 'Streak' Tablet For Summer
News  |  5/25/2010  | 
With a 5-inch touchscreen, Wi-Fi, and Android under the hood, Dell's Streak takes aim at the iPad market.
Microsoft Flops Stir Shakeup Talk
News  |  5/25/2010  | 
Redmond may revamp Entertainment and Device group in bid to keep up with Apple and other rivals.
iPhone 3GS Price Slashed; 4G Next?
News  |  5/25/2010  | 
Wal-Mart is now offering the 16GB version of Apple's smartphone at more than half off the retail price.
AT&T's iPhone Unlocking Policy Is Absolutely Unacceptable
Commentary  |  5/24/2010  | 
Today AT&T announced the settlement details of a lawsuit regarding locked phones. Long story short, AT&T has agreed to unlock every phone it sells -- except for Apple's iPhone. I smell a new lawsuit in three, two, one...
Are SMBs Doing Enough To Support Mobile Workers?
Commentary  |  5/24/2010  | 
Membership in the mobile workforce is growing rapidly, but a new survey from a remote connectivity vendor suggests that businesses may not be doing enough to support their employees' mobility needs.
Yahoo, Nokia Unveil Mobile Services Deal
News  |  5/24/2010  | 
The partnership integrates Yahoo's e-mail and instant-messaging services with Nokia's Ovi Internet platform.
Intel Intros Mobile Processors For Ultralight Laptops
News  |  5/24/2010  | 
The low-power chips are targeted at the escalating consumer ultra-low voltage notebook market.
Bitstream Releases Bolt 2.1 Mobile Browser
News  |  5/24/2010  | 
Latest version features HTML5 video support and Facebook and Twitter integration.
Android 2.2 Coming To Most HTC Phones
News  |  5/21/2010  | 
The operating system codenamed Froyo, which is expected to include tethering capabilities, will be delivered to device makers 'in the coming weeks.'
FCC Releases Mobile Market Analysis
News  |  5/21/2010  | 
The report suggests that the wireless market is more concentrated and less competitive than in recent years.
iPad Sold Out, Users 91% Satisfied
Commentary  |  5/21/2010  | 
The iPad 3G appears to be sold out at most Apple Stores across the U.S. The Wi-Fi model is less scarce, but barely so. Did Apple underestimate supply badly? According to user surveys, 91% of people who own an iPad are satisfied with it. Perhaps word-of-mouth is selling the device for Apple.
Barnes & Noble Announces Online Self Publishing Service
News  |  5/21/2010  | 
PubIt, planned for launch this summer, will offer works from independent publishers and writers through the bookseller's website and digital bookstore.
Strange Bedfellows, Google And Adobe Gang Up On Apple
Commentary  |  5/20/2010  | 
Mortal enemies one day. Bedfellows the next. That's how it felt at the Google I/O 2010 conference when, in the course of two days, Google drove two stakes (HTML5 and VP8) through the heart of Adobe's Flash, and then announced unflagging support for Adobe, particularly in its battle against Apple.
Media Tablet Sales Expected To Surge
News  |  5/20/2010  | 
A six-fold increase in shipments of iPads and other slate computers will be driven by apps and services developed for the devices.
Healthcare Lagging On Enterprise Mobility
News  |  5/20/2010  | 
Gartner says healthcare CIOs need to take immediate steps toward implementing a sound wireless and mobile device strategy.
Nokia Releases Spec For Mobile Apps In Cars
News  |  5/20/2010  | 
Audi, BMW, Daimler, Porsche, and Volkswagen are on board with the technology specification for integrating mobile applications into automobiles.
HTC Hero Android Upgrade Deletes Data
News  |  5/20/2010  | 
Upgrading the smartphone to Google's Android OS 2.1will wipe contact info, text messages, and certain voicemails, Sprint says.
Apple And AT&T's Network
Commentary  |  5/20/2010  | 
Either the service has gotten better for iPhone users on the AT&T network or people are tired of complaining about it. I tend to think it the former more so than the latter. The iPad 3G has been out now for nearly three weeks and predictions of doom and gloom for the carrier didn't come to pass.
HP To Bring Palm WebOS To Printers
News  |  5/19/2010  | 
WebOS will be leveraged across numerous devices, including Internet-connected printers and slate computers, said HP.
Cisco To Buy Moto Development
News  |  5/19/2010  | 
Moto helped design the Flip Video camera; Cisco says the acquisition will further its aim to develop user-friendly products.
Android OS Gains Momentum
News  |  5/19/2010  | 
Nokia's Symbian operating system remains in the top spot, but Google's mobile platform grew 707 % compared to the same period last year.
Jolicloud Aims To Boot Netbooks (Webbooks?) Directly To The Web
Commentary  |  5/19/2010  | 
If HTML5 is the Web application platform of the future (as Google and Apple would very much like it to be), then Jolicloud founder Tariq Krim's vision that netbooks should essentially boot straight to the Web (as though the Web was their operating system) could signal a trend for where the operating systems of PCs and smartphones are heading.
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