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Zimbra Adds Social Networking Features
News  |  9/30/2009  | 
Yahoo's Zimbra unit continues to enhance its open source alternative to Microsoft Exchange and IBM LotusNotes.
BlackBerry For Mac Out Friday
Commentary  |  9/30/2009  | 
Research in Motion announced that native desktop software for managing the company's BlackBerry smartphones will be available as of this Friday, October 2, at 1 PM EDT. The software will bring Mac-based mobile workers the functionality that up til now they've needed to use a third-party app for.
Hybrid Service Overcomes Satellite Phone Complaints
News  |  9/30/2009  | 
AT&T and TerreStar will partner to offer a hybrid cellular-satellite service on standard-sized handsets.
Quick FAQ: Making Sense Out Of Moblin
Commentary  |  9/29/2009  | 
Are you wondering what Moblin is and why you're hearing so much about it lately? Step right up, and we'll try to answer your questions.
Dell Releases Latitude Z With Wireless Charging
News  |  9/29/2009  | 
The ultra-thin laptop can wirelessly access power, USB ports, audio jacks, and a DVI video link.
'Giant iPhone' May Be Next From Apple
News  |  9/29/2009  | 
Newton exec's return to Cupertino intensifies tablet computer speculation.
Palm WebOS Boosts Enterprise Features
News  |  9/29/2009  | 
The 1.2 version of webOS improves calendar syncing, e-mail capabilities, and paves the way for paid apps, but doesn't restore the ability to sync media with iTunes.
AT&T Launching Location-Centric Garmin Nuvifone
News  |  9/29/2009  | 
Garmin's smartphone includes the turn-by-turn navigation features found in its high-end GPS navigation devices.
FCC Seeks Comment On Spectrum Needs
News  |  9/28/2009  | 
As more consumers use devices like the iPhone for mobile Internet services, the FCC is asking if there is enough licensed spectrum to handle it in the future.
iPhone Set For China Surge
News  |  9/28/2009  | 
The launch of the touch-screen smartphone dovetails nicely with China Unicom's rollout of 3G services.
Nokia Buys Travel Social Network Dopplr
News  |  9/28/2009  | 
The phone maker is trying to boost its mobile Internet services to better compete against the iPhone, BlackBerry, and others.
AT&T Gives iPhone MMS Support
News  |  9/25/2009  | 
The carrier took its time rolling out the iPhone's multimedia messaging service capabilities in order to ensure its network could handle the traffic.
Intel Overclocks To Go Beyond The PC
News  |  9/25/2009  | 
As the future dims for PCs and servers, Intel is setting its sights on developing processors for smartphones and consumer electronics.
BlackBerry Maker Pushes For Mainstream
News  |  9/25/2009  | 
More than 80% of Research In Motion's new customers last quarter were non-enterprise users who chose Blackberry smartphones over Apple, Palm, and others.
Verizon May Pass On Palm Pre
News  |  9/25/2009  | 
The move -- which at least one analyst questions -- would hobble Palm's plans to get back to the top of the smartphone market.
Vodafone Unveils Samsung LiMo R2 Handsets
News  |  9/25/2009  | 
In the coming months Verizon Wireless and others are expected to also release smartphones based on the latest Linux-based mobile platform.
Google Boosts Windows Mobile App
News  |  9/24/2009  | 
Microsoft Windows Mobile users will get more location-relevant search results from the Google Mobile App.
Sprint Intros Samsung Instinct HD
News  |  9/24/2009  | 
The smartphone is capable of playing high-definition video via a TV out cable but cannot play HD videos directly on the handset.
NetSuite Offers ERP iPhone App
News  |  9/24/2009  | 
The app, which provides access to NetSuite's on-demand enterprise-resourcing planning and CRM suite, is another example of business SaaS going mobile.
Intel Shows Off Moblin 2.1
News  |  9/23/2009  | 
The chipmaker added phone and social networking functionality to its Linux-based operating system, paving its way into smartphones.
Microsoft Testing 'Courier' Booklet PC
News  |  9/23/2009  | 
Software maker's track record in hardware is mixed, but prototype shows it hasn't given up.
Intel Launches Core i7 Mobile Processors
News  |  9/23/2009  | 
The high performing quad-core laptop chips, demonstrated at the Intel Developer Forum, include an extreme edition for gaming systems and professional workstations.
iPhone To Enter South Korea
News  |  9/23/2009  | 
The country has long kept its mobile market closed in order to protect and improve LG Electronics and Samsung.
Apple Gets Nod To Block Pre
News  |  9/23/2009  | 
The USB Implementers Forum said Palm spoofing its vendor ID to appear as an Apple product violates the group's policies.
Verizon To Carry iRex E-book Reader
News  |  9/23/2009  | 
The wireless carrier joins Sprint Nextel and AT&T in using its mobile data network to enable e-book readers.
Google Pushes Further into the Enterprise
Commentary  |  9/22/2009  | 
E-mail has become the lifeblood for many companies. Increasingly, employees are traveling outside of the corporate office and need ways to stay in contact with it. In response, Google broadened the reach of its Google Apps, so they can now exchange information with Apple iPhones and Windows Mobile cell phones.
Ericsson Intros Mobile Broadband Module
News  |  9/22/2009  | 
The C 3607w can bring high-speed mobile connectivity to GPS navigators, e-book readers, portable gaming systems, and other electronic devices.
Cellular South Nabs Android 'Hero'
News  |  9/22/2009  | 
The regional carrier's addition of the touch-screen smartphone shows that the Google-backed operating system is gaining momentum.
Samsung Rolls Out Mobile Chips
News  |  9/22/2009  | 
The handset maker introduced a 1-GHz processor, 5-megapixel camera sensor chip, and technology that makes it easier to integrate capacitive touch screens.
Sprint Releases Android Dev Tools
News  |  9/22/2009  | 
As Android gains support on more carriers, Sprint tries to woo developers to its open source handsets.
The Power To Cloud Men's Minds
Commentary  |  9/21/2009  | 
Will Apple take on building a business mobility support system in the cloud? Here's why they won't, and why they shouldn't.
Intel Antitrust Allegations Detailed
News  |  9/21/2009  | 
The European Commission released specifics on deals Intel allegedly made with Acer, Dell, Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo, and NEC that resulted in a record $1.45 billion fine.
Sony Ericsson Headphones Sense Motion
News  |  9/21/2009  | 
The accessory is part of the company's push to emphasize multimedia content and make its handsets more competitive with Apple, Samsung, Nokia, and LG.
Apple Examines iPhone Battery Woes
News  |  9/21/2009  | 
Users are complaining that the iPhone OS 3.1 software decreases battery life, hinders logging in to Exchange accounts, and causes random shutdowns.
LaCie Unveils Portable DVD Burner
News  |  9/18/2009  | 
The Portable DVD RW is aimed at owners of notebooks or netbooks without optical drives.
AT&T On Track For Subscriber Growth
News  |  9/18/2009  | 
The company is on pace to add subscribers in the third quarter thanks to the rapid adoption of devices such as Apple's iPhone 3GS.
Sprint CEO: Exclusivity Periods Should Be Questioned
News  |  9/18/2009  | 
Dan Hesse says exclusive handset deals foster innovation in the industry, but concedes time limits may be in order.
Palm Axes Windows Mobile Phones
News  |  9/18/2009  | 
CEO says company will instead focus on promoting its own webOS platform.
Ericsson Nails Nortel LTE Acquisition
News  |  9/17/2009  | 
The Canadian government has declined RIM's call to review Ericsson's $1.13 billion purchase of Nortel's prized CDMA/LTE unit.
Alltel, T-Mobile Top Retail Service Study
News  |  9/17/2009  | 
Price and promotions are becoming increasingly important factors in the wireless retail experience, according to J.D. Power and Associates.
iPod Touch Outsells Zune HD
News  |  9/17/2009  | 
Internet sales indicate Microsoft's latest gadget trails Apple's iconic music player.
Samsung Rolls Out Omnia Pro B7330
News  |  9/17/2009  | 
The Omnia line of smartphones will be upgradable to Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 when the platform is released.
Comcast Pushing TV To Phones
News  |  9/16/2009  | 
The cable company will likely use WiMax to bring television shows to cell phones and smartphones.
Mobile Broadband Card Sales Brisk
News  |  9/16/2009  | 
The market is being driven by wholesale shifts to HSPA and EV-DO, report says.
AT&T, Vlingo Team For Voice Apps
News  |  9/16/2009  | 
Under the deal, Vlingo will use AT&T's speech-recognition technology in its suite of apps for the iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, and Symbian.
Opera Releases Mini 5 Browser
News  |  9/16/2009  | 
The latest version of the mobile browser has tabbed browsing, a password manager, and improved touch-screen controls.
Google Releases Android 'Donut' Build
News  |  9/16/2009  | 
Android 1.6 offers developers new APIs, a reworked Android Market, and improved search and camera functionality.
Lenovo Offers Touchscreen Tablet, Laptop
News  |  9/16/2009  | 
The computer maker's SimpleTap application allows for multi-touchscreen capability.
HP Launches Laptops, Netbooks
News  |  9/16/2009  | 
Among the new offerings are two premium laptop models to rival Apple's MacBook Air and Dell's Adamo.
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