Microsoft Hosts Windows Mobile Developer Camps
Microsoft will be hosting a number of developer camps for its WIndows Mobile platform in the coming weeks in at least six cities around the world. If you develop apps to sell or work on them for your enterprise, you might want to check these events out. The targeted platform is Windows Mobile 6.5.
Verizon Apps Store: No Bandwidth Hogs, Please
A Verizon Wireless spokesperson has indicated that the company plans to block applications that draw a lot of bandwidth from its V CAST Apps store. What, you thought Verizon was going to be more "open"? This and the Great Google Voice Debacle prove that "openness" is a fallacy and the walled gardens never came down.
HTC Lowers Revenue Forecast
The smartphone maker is feeling the heat from a downward trend in handset pricing and from China's delay in rolling out its 3G network.
Apple To Patch iPhone Security Flaw [UPDATE]
According to U.K.-based network operator O2, Apple plans to distribute a patch for the iPhone's SMS security flaw as soon as this weekend. What's not clear is if the patch will be only for O2's customers or if Apple will update all iPhones. Update: iPhone OS 3.0.1 released to fix the flaw!
Is This Verizon's Android Phone?
Well, it looks like the specs and pictures have leaked of the first Android phone to be on Verizon Wireless' network, and this Motorola smartphone looks really, really cool. Hit the jump for details and a picture.
Two Tribes, One Future: Bringing Mainframes Into the IT Mainstream
Too many enterprises are running parallel IT operations, with big iron and distributed groups barely crossing paths, let alone sharing hard-earned expertise. CIOs need to get this schism under control lest businesses end up the ultimate casualties of high-tech turf warfare.
Are Mobile Devices Closing The Digital Divide?
Mobile devices seem to be closing the digital divide. More and more people are getting online with cell phones, but the uptake is really strong with minorities according to a report by the Pew Internet & American Life Project.
Memory Chip Market Recovering
Rising demand and limited supply will boost prices for DDR3 DRAM chips in the second half of the year, iSuppli says.
Motorola Delivers Profit, But What About Handsets?
Motorola announced its second quarter earnings and surprised more than a few by turning up a profit. This is certainly a positive sign, but Motorola has yet to deliver a winning handset this year. Or last year, for that matter.
Mainframes And Your Total Enterprise Virtualization Strategy
Our InformationWeek Analytics Informed CIO series arms business technology chiefs with the questions they must ask before dropping big bucks. In this installment, we examine what part today's mainframes, and the professionals who manage them, play in developing an enterprise-wide unified virtualization strategy.
LG's 'New Chocolate' Touts Sex Appeal
Today LG confirmed a long-rumored device, the BL40 "New Chocolate". This touch-based phone features a gorgeous four-inch display and more closely resembles an actual chocolate bar than any of its forebears did.
AT&T Blocks Google Voice From iPhone
According to Daring Fireball, the AT&T has pushed Apple into blocking the Google Voice app from the App Store. This is just one more example of the carriers not getting it and trying to impose their petty restrictions on us for fear of becoming a dumb pipe.
Verizon BlackBerry To Pack Wi-Fi
The spies over at CrackBerry said Verizon Wireless will soon be getting the BlackBerry 8530. The great thing about this is that this handset packs Wi-Fi. It's about freaking time.
Android Finally Getting Facebook App: Report
One of the things Google talked about recently was the need to make its Android mobile operating system more social. It looks like Android is about to take its first step in the "more social" direction with the arrival of a dedicated Facebook app.
Verizon Reveals App Store Details
Developers will get to keep 70% of the revenue from sold apps, and Verizon said it will aim for a more transparent approval process than Apple's App Store.
T-Mobile Picks Up Touch Pro 2
The Windows Mobile handset is aimed at mobile professionals, and it features Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth, GPS, and a full QWERTY keyboard.
U.S. Gov't: Thou Shalt Not Text And Drive At The Same Time
It finally happened. With texting-and-driving incidents gaining more and more national media attention, it appears as though the recent VTech study pushed the U.S. federal government into action. Today, lawmakers proposed a national ban on texting and emailing when behind the wheel of a moving vehicle. Will it work?
Apple: Jailbroken iPhones Can Crash Cell Towers
As part of a legal battle against the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Apple submitted comments that claim jailbroken iPhones can lead to denial of service attacks and, furthermore, be used to take out cellular towers and the associated base stations. Pure FUD.
Texting And Driving - Just Say No
We've all talked on the phone while driving and it definitely a distraction to fiddle with dialing and have one hand permanently unavailable for driving. Many states have passed laws prohibiting using a cell phone while driving unless you have a hands-free headset. Texting has become more popular, especially with people updating their Twitter or Facebook accounts. Though not illegal in many states yet, texting is far more dangerous than just talking on the phone according to a newly relea
Is It Time To Let Your Employees "Bring Their Own PC?"
A new Forrester Research study shows how one company has stopped supplying computers to its workers - saving the company money, lightening the IT workload, and making employees happy. Plus 10 simple rules for making it work at your company.
Sprint 's Latest Acquisition Bad News for SMBs?
As competition among cellular carriers intensified recently, Sprint Nextel has struggled to grow its business. The companyï¿¼s future direction may be foreshadowed in its decision to purchase Virgin Mobile USA, however if that is the case, Sprint Nextel services may become less attractive to small and medium businesses.