News & Commentary
Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in July 2010
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8Coupons Offers Local Marketing Solution
Commentary  |  7/30/2010  | 
The online coupon aggregator 8Coupons offers a make-it-yourself mobile coupon platform that enables businesses to generate and send promotions in near real time.
RIM BlackPad Tablet Launching In November
Commentary  |  7/30/2010  | 
Sources say that Research In Motion is preparing to launch its iPad competitor, the BlackPad, in November.
Nokia, Samsung, LG Lead Mobile Phone Growth
News  |  7/30/2010  | 
Mobile phone sales increased almost 15% in the second quarter, according to IDC, with Latin America and Asia Pacific projected to drive smartphone growth.
India Handset Sales To Rise 18.5%
News  |  7/30/2010  | 
Gartner finds the Indian mobile phone industry dominated by low-cost devices and inexpensive prepaid voice and SMS plans.
FCC Approves First 4G LTE Phone
Commentary  |  7/30/2010  | 
The Federal Communications Commission has recently approved some of the first devices to use Long Term Evolution 4G technology, including a phone and a laptop dongle.
Sprint Updating EVO 4G To Android 2.2
Commentary  |  7/30/2010  | 
Sprint on Thursday announced that it will be the first wireless carrier in the U.S. to distribute Android 2.2 Froyo to the HTC EVO 4G starting on August 3.
HTC Droid Incredible Almost Identical To Nexus One
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
A teardown analysis of the handset found it so similar to the Google model, also built by HTC, that the Droid could be called "Nexus Two.'
Microsoft Plans Intel 'Oak Trail'-Based Tablets
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
CEO Steve Ballmer tells financial analysts that catching Apple in the slate PC market is "job one" for the company.
BlackBerry Springs Leaks, App World 2.0 Goes Beta
Commentary  |  7/29/2010  | 
It's been hard to escape the cavalcade of leaked information about unannounced BlackBerry devices of late. Find out what the latest scuttlebutt is here.
Mobile Networks Falter Under Video Demand
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
Peak traffic congestion at night causes most stalling, according to Bytemobile, and coming network upgrades likely won't help.
Apple Probes iPhone iOS 4 Complaints
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
Still stinging from "antennagate," the company is now looking into reports its new mobile operating system is buggy.
LG Android Tablet Release Set For Fourth Quarter
Commentary  |  7/29/2010  | 
LG on Thursday confirmed that it is working on a tablet-style device that will run Google's Android platform. It also showed off the Optimus Z smartphone.
Motorola Mobile Devices Generate $87 Million Profit
News  |  7/29/2010  | 
Focus remains on the recovery of Motorola's mobile phone operations as the company preps for a split early next year.
Extending Apple's Safari
Commentary  |  7/29/2010  | 
One of the biggest weaknesses of the Safari web browser has been its general lack of extensions and add-ons. But with the release of the Safari 5.0.1 update, extensions are now fully enabled in the Apple web browser and many useful ones are currently available to users.
Best Buy Jumps Into 'Antennagate' With Free Shields
Commentary  |  7/29/2010  | 
Best Buy on Wednesday announced that it will offer free invisible shields for those who purchased an iPhone 4 at a Best Buy location.
Panasonic Announces 3D Camera Lens, Camcorder
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
The interchangeable lens is actually two small lenses that transmit slightly different viewpoints of a subject to the camera's image sensor.
RIM's 'BlackPad.com' Signals Attack Of The 'Pads'
Commentary  |  7/28/2010  | 
Research In Motion recently purchased a new domain name: BlackPad.com. Can RIM's BlackPad and HP's PalmPad take on Apple's iPad?
EVO Drives Sprint Nextel Subscriber Growth
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
Despite reporting a $720 million quarterly loss, the wireless provider's announcement of a net customer gain after three years of subscriber attrition drove its stock up 4%.
Amazon Sells Out Of Kindles
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
The growth rate of Kindle sales has tripled since Amazon lowered the price to $189; customers can still order the electronic reader, but estimated delivery dates are not available.
iPad Bricked By Sunlight, Lawsuit Claims
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
Court documents say Apple's new tablet computer is prone to overheating in hot weather.
LG Posts 33% Second Quarter Loss
News  |  7/28/2010  | 
Lackluster performance of handset division, higher R&D and marketing costs responsible for depressed financial performance, says company.
Apple And Motorola Trade Barbs Over Droid X
Commentary  |  7/28/2010  | 
Apple recently posted a video of the Motorola Droid X losing signal when held a certain way. Motorola retaliated with a full-page ad in the New York Times.
Dell Streak Release Date Anyone's Guess
Commentary  |  7/28/2010  | 
Dell "accidentally" posted some information regarding its Streak Android device on Tuesday, sparking hopes that it would be available soon.
BlackBerry 6, Windows Phone 7: Will You Stand In Line?
Commentary  |  7/27/2010  | 
Are Research In Motion and Microsoft chasing the glory of consumer acceptance and compromising their relative success in the enterprise? That's the risk of following Apple and Google, rather than leading with strength and innovation.
Android 2.2 Froyo Roll-Out Schedule Guessing Game Begins
Commentary  |  7/27/2010  | 
Tips and reports suggest that Verizon's line-up of Droid devices may land Android 2.2 Froyo as soon as Friday, August 6.
Smartphone Wi-Fi Demand Growing
News  |  7/27/2010  | 
Nearly half of Wi-Fi capable smartphone owners use the service daily to improve access speeds.
Verizon Users Consume Most Smartphone Data
News  |  7/27/2010  | 
Average data consumption for Verizon users is 421 MB, compared to 338 MB per month for iPhones, finds Validas study.
Bump 2.0 Adds Instant FaceBook And Twitter Friending
News  |  7/27/2010  | 
A neat application call Bump allows select smartphone users to "bump" their phones together to share contact information. The latest version for the iPhone adds social networking.
Ask.com Betas Q&A Social Network
News  |  7/27/2010  | 
Search technology will direct people to experts who can answer their questions.
T-Mobile Axes HTC G1, The First Android Phone
Commentary  |  7/27/2010  | 
A quick scan of T-Mobile's Web site shows that the HTC G1 is no longer available. The G1 was the first Android handset to hit the market, and started the Android revolution.
The End of Closed iPhones?
Commentary  |  7/26/2010  | 
Go ahead and pick the iPhone's digital lock. The U.S. Copyright Office says that's okay. In a surprise decision, the Copyright Office granted the Electronic Frontier Foundations' request for three exemptions from the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) anticircumvention provisions.
San Francisco Cell Phone Law Contested By CTIA
News  |  7/26/2010  | 
The wireless industry group has filed suit to nullify the first in the nation legislation designed to alert consumers to radiation levels of wireless devices.
Jailbreaking iPhone Not A Crime Says U.S. Government
News  |  7/26/2010  | 
The Library of Congress Copyright Office ruling refutes Apple's contention that iPhone buyers are licensees of the technology, not owners, and thereby bound by the company's licensing agreement.
Antenna Fix For White iPhone 4?
News  |  7/26/2010  | 
Blogosphere conspiracy theorists think Apple is using the delayed white version to test out a new solution to antennagate.
Google Maps 4.4 Adds More To 'Places'
Commentary  |  7/26/2010  | 
Google has updated Google Maps for Mobile to version 4.4. The new software adds a dedicated tool for seeking out local points of interest.
Smartphone Death Match: iPhone 4 Versus Droid X
News  |  7/26/2010  | 
Our mobile expert pits the Apple iPhone 4 against the Motorola Droid X to name the better enterprise smartphone.
Apple Adds 17 Countries For iPhone 4
News  |  7/26/2010  | 
By Friday, 22 countries will have Apple's latest smartphone, with other nations to be added this year.
Mobile Security, Privacy Concerns Decreasing
News  |  7/26/2010  | 
U.S. consumers remain reluctant to conduct financial transactions on their phones, finds KPMG survey.
LiMo Links With GNOME To Boost Mobile Linux
News  |  7/26/2010  | 
Developers have been slower to come to the Linux mobile platform compared to other smartphone operating systems.
Ericsson LTE Rollouts Slowed By Component Shortages
News  |  7/26/2010  | 
Sales were down 8% in the second quarter, while profits nearly doubled on handset maker Sony-Ericsson's success.
Motorola CEO: Android To Rule
Commentary  |  7/26/2010  | 
Speaking at a recent conference, Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha said he believes the mobile ecosystem will follow the path seen in the PC ecosystem and standardize on one dominant operating system.
Display Supply Issue Forces HTC To Favor Sony
Commentary  |  7/26/2010  | 
HTC has confirmed that AMOLED supply constraints are forcing it to change display suppliers for its touch-based smartphones.
Slideshow: Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Revealed
Slideshows  |  7/25/2010  | 
Microsoft has completely updated its mobile operating system with Windows Phone 7, which offers more of a social media focus than one might expect, complete with "hubs" for people, pictures, music, games, and office apps.
Microsoft, ARM Expand Licensing Agreement
News  |  7/23/2010  | 
Licensing the entire microprocessor architecture may enable the software giant to enhance research and development opportunities for mobile phones and devices based on the market-leading ARM chips.
India Unveils $35 Tablet PC
News  |  7/23/2010  | 
The solar-powered iPad lookalike, targeted to students with support for web browsing, video conferencing and word processing, is the Indian government's "answer to MIT's $100 computer."
AT&T Reports 6.7 Million Network Connected Devices
News  |  7/23/2010  | 
The Advanced Enterprise Mobility Solutions Group was created by AT&T for its growing network connected devices business, which has added 3.4 devices in the last three quarters.
Mathias On Mobility: Solving The Indoor Wireless Problem
News  |  7/23/2010  | 
Mobile convergence means we have to fix the trouble with in-building wireless. Fortunately there's a solution that will ultimately win out.
Apple Delays White iPhone 4 Again
News  |  7/23/2010  | 
Manufacturing challenges have delayed availability of the white iPhone 4 again; sales of black models continue to be brisk despite Antennagate.
Droid X Users Sucking Down Data Like Mad
Commentary  |  7/23/2010  | 
A Verizon Wireless representative recently said that users of the Motorola Droid X are already consuming five times the amount of mobile data of other Verizon Wireless phones. But for how long?
Verizon Posts Loss, Looks Ahead To LTE Launch
News  |  7/23/2010  | 
The Verizon Wireless unit addition of 665,000 postpaid subscribers was a bright spot amid the announcement of a $198 million loss for the quarter.
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