The iPhone's Push App Service Appears
While iPhone owners may never get true background applications, the seeds are in place for the next best thing. Select developers are saying the 2.1 version of the firmware has an API for Apple's Push Notification Service.
Nokia Drops Phone Prices, Puts The Squeeze On Competitors
Nokia has an empowering, vice-like grip on 40% of the world market for mobile phones. Even with its market-leading position, it is stepping up the pressure on its rivals, and recently cut the cost of many of its phones by about 10%. Is this the first sign of a price war?
LG To Add Dolby Mobile Sound To Its High-End Phones
As a certified audiophile, I am always looking for improvements in the quality of music playback in mobile phones. To date, very few have impressed me. Looks like LG could be changing that sad song to a happy one, though, as it announced it will begin putting Dolby Mobile sound into its premier phones later this year.
Motorola Moves Squarely into WLAN Market
The old has become new again at Motorola. The company, which has experienced rough times recently, seems poised to dump its consumer products and focus once again on corporate networking gear.
Mobility Modder: The Best Insurance Against Bad Drivers
If you own a Windows laptop with ATI graphics hardware, updating the display driver is often much harder than it needs to be. The solution to this problem is quick, easy, and free -- and now, it works on laptops running Windows Vista.
Dell Unveils 'Hybrid' Mini Desktop
The 8-inch computer ships with Windows Vista, either an Intel Pentium Dual Core or Intel Core 2 Duo processor, up to 4 GB of memory, and 320 GB of storage.
An Open Letter To Apple And AT&T: Why Did You Brick My First-Generation iPhone?
Anyone who upgraded from a first-generation iPhone to the iPhone 3G had to sync the new hardware with iTunes in order to finalize the activation process. By so doing, you effectively killed the cellular radio in the first-generation iPhone. Sure, the 1G iPhone can play media, browse the Web via Wi-Fi and access the Apps Store, but it can't make phone calls. What gave Apple and AT&T the right to disable my $600 piece of property?
Nokia Axes BlackBerry Connections
Starting with its upcoming E71 and E66 smartphones, Nokia said it wants to offer the option of connecting to other e-mail services.
Michael Dell Revives Smartphone Rumor
In a recent interview, Dell founder and CEO Michael Dell alluded that the company is exploring the idea of crafting its own smartphone. While he didn't provide any specific details, the comments revive one of the oldest rumors in the technology blogosphere.