News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in June 2010
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Microsoft Kills Kin Phone
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
Engineers working on the handset will transfer to the Windows Phone 7 development team.
MSpot Launches Music Streaming Service For Android
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
User can store 2GB of music purchased from the service in the cloud for playback on Android phones.
Keeping Up With Smartphone Data-Storage Security
Commentary  |  6/30/2010  | 
The more powerful your smartphone gets, the more likely you are to use it to store important business data. And that means paying closer attention to a couple of important storage security concerns.
Amazon Boosts Kindle Royalties
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
Authors can almost double the amount they receive from sales of digital books priced 20% or more below the list price for the physical book version.
Android 3.0 'Gingerbread' Elements Leaked
Commentary  |  6/30/2010  | 
The first details about Android 3.0 -- codenamed "Gingerbread" -- have been revealed. Android 3.0 will set the Android bar higher.
Qualcomm Opening App Store In China
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
Chipmaker to partner with web portal SINA to offer its Brew mobile platform.
Droid Incredible Or Droid X?
Commentary  |  6/30/2010  | 
Deciding which Verizon Wireless Android phone to pick can be tough. Here's what sets them apart.
HTC EVO 4G In Short Supply
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
Sprint says demand for the 4G smartphone has been greater than expected.
Army Using Telemedicine For Healthcare Delivery
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
Wounded soldiers, pregnant women, and diabetes patients are receiving medical and appointment reminders to support their rehabilitation and treatment.
Foursquare Valued At $95 Million
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
The location-based social media firm closed on an additional $20 million in venture funding Tuesday.
AT&T Attempts To Head Off Android Market Criticism
Commentary  |  6/30/2010  | 
AT&T has been bashed for banning its Android phones from installing non-Android Market apps. In an attempt at some damage control, AT&T tries to explain why.
iPhone 4 On Verizon In 2011?
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
AT&T's exclusive right to market the smartphone will reportedly expire at year's end and Apple is said to be open to new partners.
Apple iPhone 4 Supply Issues Could Hurt Sales
News  |  6/30/2010  | 
Supply chain management issues that delayed pre-order shipments dates combined with the new smartphone's technical glitches, could spell opportunity for competitors according to iSuppli.
Cisco Crafts Android-Based Enterprise Tablet
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
The mobile collaboration tool is targeted at businesses, so it's not seen as a direct competitor to Apple's iPad.
Global CIO: 5 Ways Ford's CIO Is Driving Growth
Commentary  |  6/29/2010  | 
Nick Smither and his team have some ideas worth copying.
Seagate Launches 3TB External Hard Drive
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Positioned to meet a projected nine-fold increase in consumer household digital media storage by 2014, the drive can store up to 120 HD movies, 1,500 video games and more for approximately 8 cents per gigabyte.
iPhone 4 Antenna Lawsuit Looms
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Lawyers are rounding up unhappy consumers and could drag Apple into court over smartphone's glitchy reception.
Smartphone Apps Rated By Consumer Reports
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
The consumer publication listed its favorite mobile apps for car and truck drivers.
Verizon Cuts Microsoft Kin Price
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
The social networking-oriented phones were released a month ago to lukewarm reception.
iPhone 4 Hits AT&T Brick-And-Mortar Stores
News  |  6/29/2010  | 
Apple's new smartphone now officially available to AT&T walk-in customers, but supplies are tight.
HTC EVO 4G Update Halted After Complaints
Commentary  |  6/29/2010  | 
HTC and Sprint have stopped pushing out the firmware update for the EVO 4G after a rash of users complained of bricked phones.
Google Distributing Android 2.2 Froyo To Nexus One
Commentary  |  6/29/2010  | 
Google today began officially pushing the Android 2.2 Froyo update out to owners of the Nexus One. Android 2.2 brings a number of new features to Google's mobile platform.
Amazon Release Kindle App For Android
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
The app doesn't allow text search or e-book purchases from within the app, but Amazon says it will add those features in the near future.
Apple iPhone 4 Teardown Reveals $188 In Materials
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
The 3.5-inch LCD Retina display screen is the most expensive component at $28.50.
Amazon Releases Kindle App For Apple iOS
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
The e-book application can play audio and video on Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and enables publishers to add instruction videos to how-to books, readings from authors and other add-ons.
HTC Patches EVO 4G Holes For Sprint
Commentary  |  6/28/2010  | 
HTC started rolling out an over-the-air update to the EVO 4G today, offering several fixes for the WiMax-powered handset.
Apple May Have iPhone 4 Antenna Patch
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
Bloggers report that iOS 4.0.1 is in the works and could be available as early as this week.
Clearwire Expands 4G Wireless Service
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
Richmond, Va., Salt Lake City, and St. Louis join the growing list to receive WiMax Internet coverage from Sprint/Clearwire.
AT&T Upgrades NYC Mobile Network
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
Increases in its 3G network wireless capacity should bring improved service, fewer dropped calls to New York iPhone and other smartphone users, said the telecom.
IT Unprepared For Flood Of Consumer Devices, Apps
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
Study finds enterprises are under increasing pressure to manage and support iWorkers' devices and applications.
Samsung Goes For Broke With Galaxy S Variants
Commentary  |  6/28/2010  | 
Samsung has announced different versions of its Galaxy S series Android phone with AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon Wireless
Apple Sells 1.7M iPhones In 3 Days
Commentary  |  6/28/2010  | 
Apple announced this morning that it sold more than 1.7 million iPhones between Thursday, June 24, and Saturday, June 26. CEO Steve Jobs called it the most successful product launch in Apple's history.
iPhone 4 Antenna Fix Revealed
News  |  6/28/2010  | 
YouTube video shows that solution to signal deterioration may be as close as the kitchen drawer.
iPhone 4 Launch: 1.5M Sold, 77% To Upgraders
Commentary  |  6/25/2010  | 
Apple has not yet released official iPhone 4 sales figures, but analysts guess that most of the approximate 1.5 million iPhones sold opening weekend are going to previous iPhone owners.
Windows Phone 7 An 'Ad Machine'? No Thanks
Commentary  |  6/25/2010  | 
Microsoft needs Windows Phone 7 to be a success when it launches later this year. Calling it an "ad-serving machine" is not going to help Microsoft sell many Windows Phone 7 devices.
Apple Admits iPhone 4 Antenna Glitch
News  |  6/25/2010  | 
Company says its new phone's performance can suffer if held incorrectly.
iPhone 4's Reception Trouble Not Unique
Commentary  |  6/25/2010  | 
A firestorm of reports have demonstrated that when held a certain way, the iPhone 4 loses bars of cell signal. The iPhone isn't the only phone to do this.
RIM Passes 100 Million BlackBerry Mark
Commentary  |  6/24/2010  | 
Research In Motion announced its latest quarterly earnings today. it sold 11.2 million BlackBerries, pushing it past 100 million total sold. Net income was up to $769 million.
Image Gallery: Apple iPhone 4, A True Teardown
Slideshows  |  6/24/2010  | 
UBM TechInsights provides a teardown of the iPhone 4, revealing all of the major components, including the processor, the new gyroscope and more.
iPhone 4 Teardown Telegraphs Future iPad Gyro
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
The first true teardown of Apple's iPhone 4, performed by UBM TechInsights, reveals its internal A4 processor and points the way to a related iPad slot that might soon host the handset's digital gyroscope.
Image Gallery: iPhone vs. iPad Gyro Slot
Slideshows  |  6/24/2010  | 
UBM TechInsights' detailed teardown of the iPhone reveals a slot housing a micro-electro-mechanical gyroscope. The device is absent from the iPad -- but there's an open slot for it.
iPhone 4 Has Glitchy Antenna, Users Say
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
Customer reports indicate signal is muffled when users wrap their hands around the device.
Oracle Poaches Key IBM Cloud Exec
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
Business continuity chief Joanne Olsen to lead Oracle's cloud services group; IBM files lawsuit to block the move.
The Ultimate In Mobile Storage Security
Commentary  |  6/24/2010  | 
Mobile storage is a double-edged sword. Most small businesses can't work without the ability to take sensitive customer data outside the office from time to time.
Workplace Social Network, Personal Device Use Gaining
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
Enterprises are increasingly allowing employees to access unsupported applications and devices over their networks, in spite of the security risks, according to a Cisco study.
Apple's FaceTime App Is Awesome
Commentary  |  6/24/2010  | 
FaceTime -- Apple's video chatting software for the iPhone 4 -- is nearly flawless. To put it simply, it just works. First impressions here.
iPhone 4 Launch: I Had It Easy
Commentary  |  6/24/2010  | 
The Apple iPhone 4 went on sale starting at 7AM this morning. I woke up at the crack of dawn to get in line at my local Apple Store. Here's what happened.
iPhone 4 On Sale Now
News  |  6/24/2010  | 
Apple's new smartphone officially went on sale Thusday, but consumers may have a tough time getting one.
Borders Battles On Kobo E-Reader Price Cuts
News  |  6/23/2010  | 
Responding to Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble Nook price cuts, Borders is including a $20 gift card and credit toward future purchases.
Droid X Puts iPhone 4 On Notice
Commentary  |  6/23/2010  | 
Motorola's new Droid X should give iPhone 4 shoppers pause. It has a bigger screen, better camera, and the Verizon Wireless network backing it up.
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