HP's iPad Competitor Faces Tough Odds
The TouchPad runs the latest version of Palm webOS, and seems to check off all the must-have features, but can HP's device compete with Apple's tablet?
HP Blew It With The Pre3 And Veer
HP announced two new smartphones -- the Pre3 and the Veer -- at its webOS event today in San Francisco. The Pre3 and Veer are two formidable devices, but they're not going to put a dent in Android and iOS's domination.
HP Eprint Trouble Continues
The services does work, except when it stubbornly refuses to do so. E-mail account configuration may have something to do with it.
Polycom Connects To Cisco
Since the turn of the millennium, open interfaces and support for industry standards have been the norm in all industries, except for video conferencing. But that is changing as Polycom has decided to support a Cisco Systems Inc. telepresence interface.
Windows Phone 7 One Step Closer To Update
Microsoft has pushed out an update to its Zune desktop player that is also the mechanism that will be used to update a Windows Phone 7 device. It doesn't mean the update is imminent, but does give assurance one is coming, and it will be sooner rather than later.
Manta Small Business Listings Gain Popularity
More and more small businesses are flocking to Manta to promote themselves and connect with peers. According to comScore, a marketing research company, the number of unique visitors to Manta's website increased 184% from October 2009 to October 2010.
Ready For 1G bps Wi-Fi?
The thirst for faster speeds in IT is never ending. Consequently, wireless LAN suppliers are trying to boost the top speed of their devices from a few hundred M bps to 1G bps, a quest that market research firm In-Stat expects will be quite successful.
Too Early For Android Tablets
With the amazing success of the iPad, it is little wonder there are so many tablets hitting the streets. Android is the logical choice for most manufacturers, but the platform isn't ready for the tablet form factor just yet.
Live Blog: HP Tablet Announced
HP is expected to announce a new tablet based on its WebOS mobile platform. We'll be covering it live on February 9, starting at 10 a.m. Pacific.
High Expectations For HP Tablet
Hewlett-Packard's big announcement this week had better be really big—or the company could find it very difficult to recover.
AT&T And Verizon Trade Barbs In New Ads
Being the big kids on the block, AT&T and Verizon often cross swords in their commercials. Verizon's usual position is to claim it has the best network overall when it comes to connectivity and reliability while AT&T clings to their superior speeds in most of their markets. Now that Verizon has the iPhone, it gives them one more thing to get digs in on each other.
Can BlackBerry Survive?
The recent euphoria over Verizon finally prying the iPhone from AT&T's exclusive grasp, along with the almost weekly announcement of new Android products, has probably left smartphone pioneer RIM feeling awfully neglected. While the BlackBerry is merely the latest in a long line of technology products that can lay claim to the honorary Mark Twain "Reports of My Death Are Greatly Exaggerated" award, if not outright dying, the BlackBerry may be slowly creeping to irrelevance.
SMB VARs Seek Out Margins And Support
Last week I wrote about what SMB VARs look for in vendor partners. Now I want to talk about what solution providers look for in their vendor's partner programs.
Yahoo! And Microsoft Pointing Fingers Over Data Consumption
Some Windows Phone users have been complaining about excess data usage. Microsoft has found the main issue and it turns out it is with Yahoo!'s IMAP email. Yahoo! fired back saying that no other devices have a problem with their email service, so it must be Windows Phone. Turns out that isn't true, so Yahoo! has a bit of egg on its face.
Why Nokia Needs To Go It Alone
Nokia's smartphone troubles have prompted calls for it to use Google's Android or Microsoft's Windows Phone platform instead of its own Symbian platform. That's a bad idea. Here's why.
Application Vendors Still Not Securing Your Data
You don't expect top notch security from an app who's sole purpose is to mimic dozens of variations of human flatulence, but when it comes to banking, email, personal finance and ecommerce, your expectations are a bit higher. Some vendors are taking this seriously and making progress. Others, not so much.
Marketing Advice For MSPs
In a recent presentation, marketing coach and guru Robin Robins told an interesting story. It's about a social experiment conducted by the Washington Post a few years ago.
Google Shows More Honeycomb, But Not Enough
Google shined the light on some new developments in its next mobile operating system, which is designed for a better tablet experience; but it still failed to answer crucial questions about ship dates and fragmentation.