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posted in May 2007

Apple's Jobs: Mobile Internet Is Terrible. iPhone Delivers the Real Internet

5/31/2007
Speaking to Walt Mossberg at yesterday's D: All Things Digital conference, Apple CEO Steve Jobs gave us some interesting tidbits of info regarding the iPhone. The OS is the full Mac OS X with a different user interface. Third-party apps? Maybe. QWERTY keyboards? A waste of valuable space. FMC? Sort of. 3G? Well, Wi-Fi is faster. Oh, and current music phones stink.

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Palm Adds The Folly, Er, The Foleo To Its Portfolio

5/30/2007
For once, the rumor sites had it completely right. If you heard a gunshot around 11:30 AM Pacific Time this morning over in Carlsbad, Calif., that was Palm shooting itself in the foot. Rather than spend its time and money developing the next kick-butt smartphone for the enterprise, Palm thought about the future and decided to give us a laptop that isn't even a laptop. Post a Comment

Report: The End Is Nigh For Mobile Enterprise Vendors

5/24/2007
According to The 451 Group, tech vendors that sell mobile office and productivity apps will see their market consolidate with few survivors remaining. The research also highlights that the number of premium enterprise-device users will remain limited when compared to the overall mobile market, which will be dominated by consumers. This is not good news for the mobile enterprise.

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Was Making A Cell Phone Call From The Top Of Mount Everest Really Necessary?

5/23/2007
I smell a publicity stunt. Seriously. I've been an armchair climber of Mount Everest for about 12 years now. I think I've read every book on the subject, and I follow each season's news of summit attempts. What makes the news seem less spectacular is that China set up mobile (i.e., temporary) base stations so the call could be completed, and the climber's trip was sponsored by Motorola. Did the parties involved really prove anything new here? No, they didn't. They do, however, get bragging right

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Motorola Disappoints With "New" Device

5/15/2007
This morning in a studio in Chelsea on the west side of Manhattan Motorola unveiled a slew of mobile devices that will be hitting the market in coming months. The portfolio marks what's next for Motorola. Too bad it was a rehash of the devices announced three months ago at 3GSM. The one new device was, well, read on to find out...

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Where Is Motorola's Strategy?

5/15/2007
With only one new device being announced today, audience members were left wondering what's really next for Motorola. The hype meter definitely misled many of the tech press on this one. We actually expected Motorola to make a significant step forward. It didn't.

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RIM, Motorola Ready To Rumble With iPhone

5/11/2007
With RIM's recent product announcements, it's clear the Canadian smartphone maker isn't ready to cede any market share to Apple's yet-to-be-released device. And in an interview this week, Motorola CEO Ed Zander leaked Motorola's plans to launch a new "media monster" device next week. The battle is joined!

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HP Looks To Trounce Competition With Fire-Breathing Laptop

5/9/2007
HP lifted the curtain on more than a dozen new laptops at the HP Mobility Summit in Shanghai, China, today. On the ultrahigh-end for consumers you'll see HP's new 20.1-inch (yes, you read that correctly, t-w-e-n-t-y inches) multimedia laptop. HP didn't mention if it comes with its own dolly to cart it around. Business customers will also find a slew of new ultraportables aimed at them, starting with a 12.1-inch laptop that weighs a mere 3.6 pou

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Ballmer Says iPhone Won't Succeed. Has Windows Mobile?

5/1/2007
Steve Ballmer seems to be full of bluster these days. In his latest potshot at the iPhone, the Microsoft CEO says, "the future of the mobile handset business will primarily depend on software influence rather than hardware." In other words, Apple's hardware approach to sales won't work and Microsoft's software approach is better. Let's take a real look at the success of Post a Comment
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