Content tagged with Mobile
posted in December 2007
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Is The iPhone A Dud In Germany?
Commentary  |  12/10/2007  | 
Apparently being dubbed Times' invention of the year is not impressing the Germans. Sales of Apple's iPhone in Germany are way below predictions, with T-Mobile moving only 700 of them per day.
Redefining Rugged In Notebooks
Commentary  |  12/10/2007  | 
Worldwide notebook PC sales have finally exceeded desktop PC sales with more than 100 million units sold this year. Taking your notebook with you when you travel allows all of your computing resources to go with you from home to work, to use while waiting on a flight at the airport as well as on a flight and in a hotel room. You use Wi-Fi at home, the office, and at a hotspot, and then wide area wireless (
Enterprise Software Isn't Sexy. Should it Be?
Commentary  |  12/10/2007  | 
A seemingly innocent comment over the weekend about enterprise software's lack of "sexiness" evolved into a wild online debate about why and how enterprise software is just no good.
Email Application The Culprit In Palm Centro Battery Life Problems
Commentary  |  12/10/2007  | 
Seems Motorola isn't the only hardware manufacturer seeing battery-related snafus of late. Users of the new Palm Centro smartphone have been experiencing horrendous battery life, with it dra
iPhone Flaws Not Stopping Business Users
Commentary  |  12/7/2007  | 
In a telling move, SAP will introduce a new version of its upcoming customer relationship management software for the iPhone before launching versions RIM and Palm.
Small and Midsize Businesses, IT Companies Like You
Commentary  |  12/7/2007  | 
The most recent IDC report on tech spending was just released and its good news for small and midsize businesses.
Top 6 Lamest iPhone Lawsuits
Commentary  |  12/7/2007  | 
Apple always has been a target for lawsuits. With close to $15 billion in cash gathering dust in its bank accounts, it's no wonder that disgruntled or disillusioned customers and competitors might seek a payday. Here are six of the most onerous cases.
For Carriers, An Open-And-Shut Case On Wireless
Commentary  |  12/6/2007  | 
The spectacle of the U.S. wireless carriers falling over themselves to look like proponents of "openness" has intensified with the launch of an AT&T campaign declaring itself "the most open wireless company in the industry." Pardon me if I don't break out the champagne.
Report: Firmware 1.1.3 On The Way For iPhone
Commentary  |  12/6/2007  | 
The latest scuttlebutt from the Interwebs suggests that a new version of firmware for the iPhone is about to be bestowed on the iPhone-toting public. Version 1.1.3 will bring in two new features: voice recording and use of the iPhone as an external hard drive.
Opera Brews Up BREW Browser
Commentary  |  12/6/2007  | 
Opera made a version of its Mini mobile Web browser available today that will work on phones using Qualcomm's BREW platform. Too bad you can't actually download it at will to many BREW phones.
For Those In Need, A Friend Indeed
Commentary  |  12/6/2007  | 
A new service will let cell phone users find public restrooms from their handsets. The service is called...wait for it...MizPee. When you're done laughing and can pick yourself up off the floor, please continue reading...
Hey Road Warriors, AT&T's Network is Open (Except, Of Course, the iPhone)
Commentary  |  12/6/2007  | 
Coming on the heels of Verizon's plan to open its wireless network, AT&T is making news with its "open" cellphone network. What has changed? Not much. But the fact that the company wants its "openness" to be noticed is good news for small and midsize business travelers.
25 Percent Of Small Business Owners Are Out Of Their Minds
Commentary  |  12/6/2007  | 
According to a study conducted by AT&T, fully one-fourth of small business owners don't bother to concern themselves with the security of their business's data. Chances are you and your organization do business with SMBs. Which means that it's your information that is being left unprotected. That should make you angry.
Will Google Be Your Next Wireless Carrier?
Commentary  |  12/6/2007  | 
Flushed with oodles of money from its outrageous stock price, Google decided to sink some of its cash into wireless services, a move that seems at best curious and at worst idiotic.
CradlePoint Offers Personal HotSpot To Go
Commentary  |  12/5/2007  | 
CradlePoint today announced a new personal Wi-Fi hotspot product that you can carry with you everywhere you go. Have hotspot, will travel.
Nokia Could Disrupt Music Distribution Models, Tick Off Its Competition
Commentary  |  12/5/2007  | 
Yesterday Nokia shook things up a bit by announcing that it will offer free, unlimited music downloads to users of certain Nokia handsets for a full year. If you thought the deal sounded too good to be true, you were right.
Google Ruins Its iPhone Home Page
Commentary  |  12/5/2007  | 
Google redesigned the Google home page presented to iPhone users and now it is totally useless. Before, it was the general mobile version of the site, which showed my headlines, weather, Gmail and other content all in a quick glance. Now it is a simple search box and I have to actively choose to view my content. Why did Google make it more difficult to use?
Drudge Report Goes Mobile
Commentary  |  12/5/2007  | 
Another sign that the mobile Web is really going mainstream: The Drudge Report now has a mobile Web site. What's next?
SAP Bows Enterprise Software For The iPhone
Commentary  |  12/4/2007  | 
Well before the SDK has been made available by Apple, SAP created a new version of its sales force automation software that will work on the iPhone. It will help salespeople manage prospective customers and keep an eye on their sales cycles. Is this the first in a wave of Web-based enterprise apps for the iPhone?
Sprint Looking To Divest WiMax Business
Commentary  |  12/4/2007  | 
Sprint's acting CEO Paul Saleh told investors that Sprint is seriously considering selling its stake in the WiMax network it has been building. This could be a deathblow for WiMax's future. At least for the short term. And it would leave Sprint without a 4G strategy.
Verizon Wireless CEO Says Company Will Use Android
Commentary  |  12/4/2007  | 
Now that Verizon Wireless is all about open access, it looks as though the company will embrace Google's Android mobile platform. CEO Lowell McAdam commented that the company is planning to use Android and that i
Revealed: A Look At Google's Corporate Intranet
Commentary  |  12/3/2007  | 
Ever wonder what Google's corporate intranet looks like? Well, wait no more. Two bloggers have released screen shots of the search giant's dog food.
Microsoft Says Verizon Announcement Will Give CIOs More Choices For Mobility
Commentary  |  12/3/2007  | 
If anyone besides Google stands to gain from a wireless market with open network access, it's Microsoft. Open networks could allow Microsoft to leverage its massive global user base of Windows and Exchange with millions of Windows Mobile smartphones to create a mobile world where businesses can seamlessly integrate their Windows products from e-mail server to desktops to smartphones. This has been the promise of Windows Mobile from the beginning, but after more than five years the reality has ye
Is Dell Readying An iPhone Killer?
Commentary  |  12/3/2007  | 
Rumors about a new smartphone from Dell have been floating about the Interwebs since the company hired former Motorola veteran Ron Garriques earlier this year. Garriques was brought on to help Dell revamp its mobile product lineup. Now that it's been nearly a year, is Dell ready to pounce with an integrated media device of its own?
Where Will You Get Your Entertainment In Five Years? Nokia Says From Your Peers
Commentary  |  12/3/2007  | 
Nokia conducted a large study and is predicting that by 2012, 25% of all entertainment will not come from the major movie and music studios, but will have been created within one's peer group. Is the end of traditional media finally in sight?
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