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HP WebOS Patents: Are Samsung, Nokia and Microsoft Bidding?
Commentary  |  8/31/2011  | 
HP's webOS patent portfolio is on the block and Samsung is just the right customer.
Mozilla Previews Firefox For Tablets
Commentary  |  8/31/2011  | 
Mozilla steps up to challenges over its relevance with more than simply a large-screen adaptation of its smartphone app. But it should be doing more.
Sony Android Tablets: Launch Dates, Pricing Released
Commentary  |  8/31/2011  | 
Do these Android Honeycomb tablets have a chance against the iPad?
8 Signs Your IT Team Is Too Slow
Commentary  |  8/31/2011  | 
IT teams can't afford to get this reputation. What are your danger signs?
Justice Department Sues To Stop AT&T T-Mobile Deal
Commentary  |  8/31/2011  | 
AT&T's planned acquisition of T-Mobile has met with some fierce resistance, now DOJ antitrust complaint could leave deal dead in the water.
HTC JetStream Brings LTE Tablet Power To AT&T
Commentary  |  8/31/2011  | 
AT&T and HTC announced a new Android tablet that features a 10.1-inch display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and Long Term Evolution 4G.
Who Are The Real Losers In Patent Lawsuits?
Commentary  |  8/30/2011  | 
While the mobile industry's patent litigation frenzy is amusing to watch, the side effects to consumers, developers, and enterprises are not so funny.
Regulating Mobile Apps: Where Do We Draw The Line?
Commentary  |  8/30/2011  | 
Critics call the FDA a control freak, while others see the agency as a key public health guardian. A recent hacking experiment suggests the latter.
VMware Lays Out Mobile Vision At VMworld
Commentary  |  8/30/2011  | 
At VMworld 2011 day two, a phone within a phone emerges. Plus, VMware pushes deep into the world of automated IT operations.
Nokia Hinging WP7 Success On Design Chops
Commentary  |  8/30/2011  | 
Want to know what Nokia's first Windows Phone 7 will look like? Take a peek at the MeeGo-based N9 for a pretty good idea.
HP TouchPad To Be Updated, But What's Next?
Commentary  |  8/30/2011  | 
HP preps a software update and new apps after a surge of interest in the $99 tablet. Will HP resurrect it in some way?
VMware's Next Act: Operations Expert
Commentary  |  8/30/2011  | 
When it comes to transforming the data center, VMware is writing the story. And the theme is automation.
Microsoft to VMware at VMworld: Game On!
Commentary  |  8/29/2011  | 
After VMware customers cry foul about cost changes, Microsoft makes its licensing model pitch--just in time for VMworld 2011.
Wireless Penetration Testing: Not Just For Hackers
Commentary  |  8/29/2011  | 
Do Def Con and Black Hat turn you into an IT hypochondriac? Then inoculate your WLAN.
HP, VMware, AMD CEOs On Hot Seat
Commentary  |  8/29/2011  | 
With great power comes great pressure, tech CEOs are finding during this uncertain economic time.
5 Predictions For Amazon's Tablet
Commentary  |  8/29/2011  | 
Forrester says that an Amazon tablet will pose a credible threat to the iPad. Here's a look at the reasons why.
Sprint: 'No Comment' On iPhone 5
Commentary  |  8/29/2011  | 
Another report suggests that the iPhone 5's display may be smaller than initially thought.
Will BI Deployment Pain Be MicroStrategy's Cloud Gain?
Commentary  |  8/29/2011  | 
Business intelligence software-as-a-service option lets you focus on developing dashboards and reports rather than installing hardware and configuring servers.
Is Windows Phone 7 Most Stable Smartphone?
Commentary  |  8/28/2011  | 
Android came up last against other major mobile operating systems in one tech blogger's experiment.
Apple CEO Tim Cook: The Truth
Commentary  |  8/27/2011  | 
You say Goodbye. I say Hello.
Steve Jobs: Jerry Pournelle Reflects
Commentary  |  8/26/2011  | 
Pournelle says Steve Jobs is all about elegance -- and now the technology has caught up.
What Enterprises Want From Apple Now
Commentary  |  8/26/2011  | 
With some enterprises handing out iPads like tequila shots at a party, Apple needs to belly up to the bar with a few changes.
Why RIM's BBM Music Service Is Ridiculous
Commentary  |  8/26/2011  | 
Research In Motion's new Blackberry Messenger-based music sharing service will flop. Here's why.
Samsung Secret Smartphone Weapon: LTE
Commentary  |  8/26/2011  | 
Long Term Evolution 4G is on tap for Samsung's next super phone, expected to be unveiled next week.
HP Must Decide What It Wants To Be
Commentary  |  8/26/2011  | 
CEO Leo Apotheker must articulate a vision that HP's employees can rally around and customers can understand.
Android Licensing Terms Welcome Crapware
Commentary  |  8/26/2011  | 
License for distributing Android gives enormous freedom to those making the phone. An unwanted software explosion has resulted.
Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Me: Opportunity Lost
Commentary  |  8/26/2011  | 
I was there when Wozniak and Jobs showed first schematics for the Apple I. But did I ask them for a job?
Jobs's Legacy: 8 Reasons Apple Will Dominate The Decade
Commentary  |  8/25/2011  | 
Apple has new leadership, but the company can be expected to continue on the path defined by its departing CEO.
What Jive's IPO Says About Social Software Market
Commentary  |  8/25/2011  | 
Jive wants to use public offering to propel itself to enterprise social media greatness, but doesn't expect to make a profit for the foreseeable future.
Earthquake Shows Faults In Traditional Telecom Model
Commentary  |  8/25/2011  | 
What we need are systems that actually function when traffic scales up rapidly. Yesterday's circuit-based telecom network simply can't do that.
Samsung Preps 7.7-Inch Tablet
Commentary  |  8/25/2011  | 
Clues suggest Samsung will roll out three new devices, including yet another Android-based tablet, at the IFA event in Berlin on September 1.
Who Should Buy RIM?
Commentary  |  8/25/2011  | 
Mobile-watchers debate the merits of a sale to Google, Microsoft, or Samsung. Or does RIM need a buyout at all?
Apple's Past And Future: Analysis Around The Web
Commentary  |  8/25/2011  | 
As Steve Jobs resigns, we all wonder what the next chapter will be for the technology company like no other. Here's a look at historic moments and pending questions.
BlackBerry 7 Device Sales Off To Good Start
Commentary  |  8/25/2011  | 
Checks with AT&T and Sprint retail stores indicated that Research In Motion's new line of BlackBerry 7 smartphones is garnering interest from consumers.
Microsoft Updates Zune To Support Mango
Commentary  |  8/25/2011  | 
Software now speeds updates and backups, changes media handling.
Oracle Has Fusion But PeopleSoft Lives On
Commentary  |  8/24/2011  | 
Despite plans for Fusion app 'coexistence,' Oracle will keep offering PeopleSoft releases after this week's update and a major release next year.
Apple's Jobs Resigns: The Speech We Wish He'd Given
Commentary  |  8/24/2011  | 
During June's Apple WWDC, the thought was unavoidable: Was this the last time we'd see Steve Jobs on stage? Here's how I wish -- selfishly, of course -- he could have constructed his exit, one befitting of this unique man and company.
How Sprint iPhone Could Reshape Your Options
Commentary  |  8/24/2011  | 
If the Apple iPhone becomes available from three of the top four U.S. wireless network operators--AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless--watch for pricing and plan changes.
Are Collaboration Killers Roaming Your Halls?
Commentary  |  8/24/2011  | 
When it comes to Web collaboration environments, you need to bring naysayers along slowly.
RIM Updates PlayBook OS, Bridge App
Commentary  |  8/24/2011  | 
Research In Motion is rolling out some significant updates to its tablet today. It also made the beta of the Native SDK for BlackBerry Tablet OS available to developers.
Motorola, Google Deal Highlights Patent System Mess
Commentary  |  8/24/2011  | 
The only people winning today are the attorneys; the rest of us merely see technology product delays, product doubts, and higher prices.
Mobile App Counts Don't Mean Much
Commentary  |  8/24/2011  | 
Most people spend the majority of their time with a very small number of programs, so don't be swayed by boasts of hundreds of thousands of mobile apps.
Cheap iPhone 4 Coming In Weeks
Commentary  |  8/23/2011  | 
A less expensive iPhone 4 with only 8GB of storage is already being manufactured in Asia, reports say. Sprint looks to be in line to distribute the iPhone 5.
Bad News About $99 HP TouchPad Mania
Commentary  |  8/23/2011  | 
Everyone loves a bargain, but remember: A good tablet display costs about $70. Dreams of a $99 iPad-killer remain fantasy.
Ford And Toyota Team Up To Speed Development
Commentary  |  8/23/2011  | 
In a bold collaboration, the carmakers will compete on what customers see but cooperate on back-end data and telematics standards.
Android Phone Maker Considers Jump To Windows Phone
Commentary  |  8/22/2011  | 
Google's planned purchase of Motorola Mobility has INQ openly examining alternative mobile operating systems.
RIM Shows PlayBook As Brain For Police Car
Commentary  |  8/22/2011  | 
Research In Motion is demonstrating a new concept this week: a police cruiser with a built-in PlayBook tablet.
Will WebOS Devs Turn To Windows Phone 7?
Commentary  |  8/22/2011  | 
Microsoft is promising free handsets and other perks to WebOS developers who switch to Windows Phone 7.
The New, New HP: Infrastructure In, Consumers Out
Commentary  |  8/22/2011  | 
Will HP, the Leo Apotheker version, really be able to out-IBM Big Blue?
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