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posted in March 2008
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CTIA: Just Who Is It For?
Commentary  |  3/31/2008
We're here at CTIA Wireless 2008, the cellular industry's trademark show in the United States. This year's show kicked off with Smartphone Summit, where the morning held tracks discussing everything from market stats from leading analysts to the latest and greatest smartphones.
BlackBerry 9000 Has Rotten Battery Life, But Otherwise Rocks
Commentary  |  3/31/2008
The word from early testers of the much-rumored BlackBerry 9000 mystery smartphone have reported absolutely abysmal battery life. With the Wi-Fi running, testers say the battery runs dry with just two hours of Web browsing. Other features, though, impressed the users in the field.
HP Unveils Products with Muscle for Midsize Businesses
Commentary  |  3/31/2008
Today, HP announced several products targeted for smaller businesses. Regardless of how these products play with the so called SMB market, the announcement indicates just how serious HP is about competing for midsize business IT dollars.
CTIA Wireless: On The Ground In Las Vegas
Commentary  |  3/31/2008
Over The Air is on the ground in Las Vegas for the CTIA wireless trade show this week and will be posting videos galore of all that we see. Be sure to check back regularly for updates. So far, the smartphone summit showed some interesting developments from Symbian and UIQ.
BlackBerry Curve, Other Smartphones Coming to Verizon
Commentary  |  3/31/2008
ChannelWeb, PC Magazine, Fierce Wireless
Apple's 3G iPhone Just Months Away From Debut: Analyst
Commentary  |  3/31/2008
ChannelWeb, Reuters
Adobe Teams With Linux
Commentary  |  3/31/2008
PC World, Techtree
GSM Mobile Security at Risk
Commentary  |  3/28/2008
Another Good Reason To Quit Feeding Microsoft's Favorite Cash Cow
Commentary  |  3/28/2008
If you put just one open-source software package to work in your small or medium-sized business, I can tell you exactly where to begin. And as much as I like Linux, I actually have something else in mind for you.
AT&T (Finally!) Sets MediaFlo Mobile TV Launch Date
Commentary  |  3/28/2008
More than a full year behind competitor Verizon Wireless, AT&T has set May 2008 as the date it will launch its mobile TV service using Qualcomm's MediaFlo network. This is more than four months behind schedule. The good news is that it will be launching the service with the svelte LG Vu phone, which (we can't help the comparison here) is very much like the iPhone.
The 'Weekly Watch' On Content Management
Commentary  |  3/28/2008
With all the activity in the content management market, I thought it would be a good idea to start a weekly ritual of quick blurbs and sound bites from vendors, users, and anyone else who'd like to throw their message in the mix.
UIQ Platform Updated, Receives Love From SlingMedia
Commentary  |  3/28/2008
The UIQ mobile operating system has been updated to version 3.3. The biggest changes with this new system software, which is based on Symbian OS v9.3, are support for widgets, as well as the most recent version of the Opera Mobile browser. At the same time, SlingMedia announced that UIQ phones can now use its mobile service to stream TV. In all, good times ahead for UIQ.
British Airways Cancels Heathrow Flights Amid Computer Chaos
News  |  3/28/2008
British Airways said it planned to operate 80% of scheduled flights, including all long-haul routes, from Terminal 5 on Friday, after canceling dozens of flights Thursday.
Adobe Offers Free Photoshop
Commentary  |  3/27/2008
Fuze Puts Unified Communications On Steroids
Commentary  |  3/27/2008
Fuze uses the power of the browser to push unified communications services to the desktop, laptop, and smartphone. That includes the ability to watch -- and participate in -- a live video conference on your smartphone. I had the opportunity to check this new service out, and I have to say, it's a step toward the future of unified communications.
AMD Goes Triple Core
Commentary  |  3/27/2008
PC Pro
Analyst: Apple Has Ordered 10 Million 3G iPhones
Commentary  |  3/27/2008
Rumors and reports about a 3G version of the iPhone appear to be kicking into high gear the last week or so. On top of Kevin Rose's prediction earlier this week that we'll see 3G iPhones with video-calling capability, Gartner has weighed in and says Apple already has placed orders for 10 million 3G-enabled iPhones. Hoo-ahh!
802.11n Price Points Drop, Features Rise
Commentary  |  3/27/2008
The inexorable push to higher speed wireless LANs recently took a significant step forward. Wireless access points that support PoE (Power over Ethernet) and cost less than $1,000 are now in the product delivery pipeline.
Startup Of The Week: LogRhythm Makes Logs And Events Dance For IT
Features  |  3/26/2008
Log and event management are critical to security and network operations, and a must for compliance.
More Approvals for In-Flight Cellphone Use
Commentary  |  3/26/2008, BBC News
Squeezing Costs Out Of IT
Commentary  |  3/26/2008
If your company is looking for ways to squeeze more out of IT these days (and who isn't), server virtualization is one of the moves some organizations are making to find savings. Just ask Kent Kushar, CIO at wine maker E&J Gallo.
Motorola to Spin Off Handset Business
Commentary  |  3/26/2008
CNET News, Associated Press via New York Times
Turn Your Smartphone Into A Wi-Fi Hotspot
Commentary  |  3/26/2008
Ever try to tether a laptop to a smartphone via Bluetooth or even a cable? It can be a painful and difficult process. New software from TapRoot Systems, however, will help you avoid the hassle by turning your Wi-Fi-equipped 3G smartphone into a miniature hotspot of its own.
Split Decision: Is Motorola's Break-Up For The Best?
Commentary  |  3/26/2008
Motorola has finally decided that keeping the company together is no longer best for shareholders. Its mobile device division has long been plagued by weakness and has operated in the red for the better part of a year. But is lopping off the gangrenous limb the best move to save the company?
Nokia Predicts It Will Sell 35 Million GPS Phones This Year
Commentary  |  3/25/2008
Uh, 35 million phones with GPS from one manufacturer is a lot. That number is just under 10% of all Nokia phones sold during 2007 (~400 million). This prediction is a clear indicator that GPS and navigation/location services will play an increasingly important role moving forward.
Linux By The (Version) Numbers
Commentary  |  3/25/2008
What's in a version number? More than you might think, if the number in question is attached to your favorite desktop Linux distro.
Xerox Helps Businesses Achieve Greener Printing
Commentary  |  3/25/2008
CNET News,
Intel Launches New Quad-Core Xeons
Commentary  |  3/25/2008
Technology News Daily
Mobile Browser Field Gets Another Player
Commentary  |  3/25/2008
TeaShark is the latest to offer a Web browser for mobile phones. It has a beta version of the browser ready for general use and it can be downloaded straight to Java-enabled phones. What does it offer? Tabbed browsing, auto-completion, speedy browsing and integrated media capabilities.
Mission-Critical Apps Continue To Descend From The Clouds
Commentary  |  3/25/2008
There's a lot of interesting scenarios these days around the intersection of software-as-a-service (SaaS) and content management. Thanks to companies like Google,, and Amazon, cloud-based computing is no longer some mythical, business-led, revolutionary approach to accessing technology. Everyday, mission-critical applications are being neatly packaged and delivered to business users regardless of time, place, or device.
WiMax Is 'A Disaster' That 'Failed Miserably'
Commentary  |  3/24/2008
Oh, man. This doesn't sound good. The first WiMax operator to launch a WiMax network in Australia already has shut the network down. The CEO of Hervey Bay's Buzz Broadband berated the technology during a public meeting and said that it simply doesn't work as it's been advertised.
Quantas, Emirates Allow In-Flight Cell Phone Use
Commentary  |  3/21/2008
BBC News, CNET News
Verizon, AT&T Big Winners in 700MHz Spectrum Auction
Commentary  |  3/21/2008
The Register, ChannelWeb
802.11n: Myth vs. Reality
Commentary  |  3/21/2008
Most people think of the upcoming 802.11n Wi-Fi standard as the best thing since wireless bread -- who doesn't want more speed and longer range? But even wireless vendors acknowledge that the hype may have overtaken the reality.
Apple To Ban SDK Developers From Accessing iPhone Music Features?
Commentary  |  3/21/2008
Since Apple released the SDK several weeks ago for the iPhone, the euphoria has slowly been fading. Reports that not everything will be open for access and other detractors have tempered the initial joy. The latest piece of bad news? Developers won't be able to create music players for the iPhone.
More Users Going Off-Deck For Mobile Content
Commentary  |  3/21/2008
The walled gardens built by the mobile network operators continue to crumble. As more and more content can be reached off-deck, mobile users are finding it and the carriers are losing control of their distribution models. With AT&T and Verizon Wireless flinging their networks open, how long before the gardens are gone entirely?
Wine 1.0 On The Menu For Desktop Linux Users
Commentary  |  3/20/2008
It looks like Wine's time has finally come: Version 1.0 of the Windows emulation software is now slated for a June release. And Linux users almost certainly have Google -- or, at least, Google's money -- to thank for moving things along.
Video: Bug Labs' Build-It-Yourself Mobile Devices
Commentary  |  3/20/2008
We caught up with Peter Semmelhack, president and CEO of Bug Labs, to talk about how his company is building tools to allow users to build any mobile device "as easy as snapping Legos together." The company's mobile devices are based on open source hardware and software to foster innovation. Watch now to get a look at the devices, and find out how Bug Labs hopes to make money by giving technology away for free.
Verizon Bests Google In FCC Auction
Commentary  |  3/20/2008
Verizon Wireless did it. Its bid of $4.74 billion beat out all the other interested parties and secured the C Block in the FCC's 700-MHz spectrum auction.
Startup Of The Week: Pentaho Offers Opens Source BI Alternative
Features  |  3/20/2008
The commercial company "leads and sponsors" the open source projects that are core to its suite, giving it direct influence over software development.
BlackBerry Addicts Get 1 GB Of Free Online Storage
Commentary  |  3/20/2008
Cortado Connect and are giving users of BlackBerry smartphones 1 GB of free online storage for pictures, files, music, whatever. If you want more storage, however, you'll have to cough up some dough. It's sort of like a mini-FTP for your phone. Check it out.
For Smaller Businesses, It's About the Technology (Even an iPhone Can Make Sense -- Really)
Commentary  |  3/20/2008
Anyone who ever said one person can't really make a mark on the business world on their own has never met a true entrepreneur. A recent article profiling a bunch of solo entrepreneurs who deliberately choose to keep their businesses small, demonstrates the power of the individual in the corporate world. But the real point of the article is what makes each of their businesses tick: It's all about the technology.
HTC 'Dreams' Up Its Android Phone
Commentary  |  3/20/2008
HTC was one of the first handset makers to commit to building an Android phone this year. According to inside sources, that phone will be called the Dream. It will package together a large touch screen with a full qwerty keyboard. It should street later this year.
Dell Defends Reliability of SSD Notebooks
Commentary  |  3/19/2008
CNET News, The Register
Details Emerge About Verizon's Any Apps, Any Device Initiative
Commentary  |  3/19/2008
Verizon Wireless is hosting developers at an event in New York City this week where it is sharing details on its Any Apps, Any Device program. It's promising quick turnaround for device certifications and should have the program up and running in the second half of the year. Will this really usher in new user freedoms?
Sun Launches SMB Initiative
Commentary  |  3/19/2008
Dell Debuts SMB Server Duo
Commentary  |  3/19/2008
eChannel Line
Reports: Dell To Re-Enter Smartphone Business
Commentary  |  3/19/2008
Rather than an Android phone, which was reportedly in the works back in January, this time sources at Foxconn Electronics in Taiwan indicate that Dell is set to resume making Windows Mobile-based handheld devices. Did Asus' recent purchase of smartphone maker E-Ten have anything to do with it, or is Dell finally getting its mobile act together?
Ubuntu Eyes The Linux Server Landscape
Commentary  |  3/18/2008
It took Ubuntu just four years to claim its crown as king of the Linux desktop. Now, Ubuntu's developers are plotting a similar coup in the Linux server market -- and smaller businesses have a lot to gain from the battle that is about to unfold.
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