Smartphones Alter Unified Communications Equation
Earlier this week, I wrote about a Siemens study that identified the top 6 communications pain points for SMBs. Today, I heard from a UC expert who offered some interesting insight into the topic -- especially on the impact of smartphones on unified commications.
The Mobile Roundup
While there wasn't a massive industry trade show this week, there was some major news. We saw Nokia hint that it might make a laptop, Microsoft confirmed that it wouldn't build its own
Should Microsoft Build Its Own Phone?
Steve Ballmer recently said that Microsoft is not interested in building and selling its own phone. This was the same speech where he announced Windows Mobile 7 would be out in 2010. Instead, Microsoft would focus on the operating system and working with manufacturers to get products built. Should Microsoft be so rigid in this stance?
FCC Approves CDMA Version Of BlackBerry Pearl Flip
If you're a Verizon Wireless or Sprint customer and have longed for the chance to get your hands on the BlackBerry Pearl Flip, there's some good news. The FCC has recently given the green light to a CDMA variant of the Pearl Flip.
Users Want One Phone For Personal And Business
Now that cell phones have morphed into mini-computing devices, people are putting a lot more in them than just a few cell phone numbers. Now they have hundreds if not thousands of contacts, all of our appointments, tasks, a sizable chunk of our music library, pictures and maybe even a few DVDs that have been ripped to watch during a flight. Trying to keep a personal and work phone up to date with critical information has just about become impossible, leaving many to just go for a single device f
Hack An iPhone, Win $10,000
In TippingPoint's DVLabs contest, hackers also have the option of trying to execute a successful exploit against a Web browser.
Google Shortchanges Android Developers
Developers who paid $400 for the fully unlocked Android Dev 1 are being prevented from buying and downloading premium applications from the Android Market.
Time To Get Serious About HIPAA
If your company qualifies as a covered entity under HIPAA, now is a good time to review your compliance efforts and fill in any gaps -- before the feds come calling.
Opera Brings Gears Support To Mobile Browser
Google Gears is a great tool to have if you need to access certain Google or other Web services and there's no Internet connection available. Opera has extended the ability to use Gears to its Opera Mobile 9.5 browser, bringing new potential to the offline powers of mobile phones.
Nokia Looking To Make Laptops
The world's largest cell phone maker is actively looking at the market because the mobile phone and PC experiences are rapidly converging.
Nokia Mulling Laptop Business
Nokia's CEO recently said that the company is thinking about a future in laptops. Can the Finnish maker of cell phones successfully make the leap from cell phones and Internet tablets to full-featured laptops?
Android Users Can Look Rich, Too
Remember that $1,000 iPhone App "I Am Rich?" The app showed a glowing red jewel, and ... well, that's about it. The point was that you could afford it and show it off. Now Android users can have that same kind of fun, and you'll also be able to get a recession-friendly discount as well.
Nokia's iPhone Rival Hits AT&T
The Symbian-powered Nokia 5800 XpressMusic has a large touch screen, Wi-Fi, 3G capabilities, and it can be purchased for $399 unlocked.
D-Link Rolls Out 802.11n Access Point For SMBs
The future of business is wireless and the 802.11n Wi-Fi standard holds the promise of more speed and longer range. The roster of available "n" products is growing fast and that includes offerings for small and midsize businesses.
Touchscreens Make A Grab Beyond Smartphones
It's not only phones that are getting the tactile treatment. Touchscreens are finding their way onto laptops, netbooks, and other mobile devices. Is there nothing a touch won't touch?
Mobile Search And Web Use Climbing Rapidly
Two reports came out today that detail how quickly users are adopting the mobile Web and the tools that it offers. According to ABI Research, mobile search grew by 14% from 2007 to 2008, and Opera says that it saw double-digit gains in the use of its mobile Web browser between December and January.
PCI And Schrodinger's Cat
The inherent paradox of the Payment Card Industry's compliance program to protect credit card data makes PCI a futile exercise. Let's try something else.
Did Steve Ballmer Just Cut The Legs Off Windows Mobile 6.5?
Speaking yesterday, Steve Ballmer revealed that Microsoft will release Windows Mobile 7 in the year 2010. With Windows Mobile 6.5 devices not hitting the market until the end of 2009, why would anyone bother upgrading to WinMo 6.5, when WinMo 7 is right around the corner?