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Content tagged with Mobile Devices
posted in December 2008
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Microsoft Scrambling To Thaw Zune Freeze
News  |  12/31/2008
The incident is unlikely to help Microsoft gain ground against Apple's iPod, which accounts for about three-quarters of the digital music player market.
China Approves 3G Licenses
News  |  12/31/2008
The rollout could lead to big business for the likes of Alcatel-Lucent and Motorola, but questions remain about which companies will get 3G contracts.
Macworld Puts Its Future In Hands Of Apple Fanboys
Commentary  |  12/30/2008
With Steve Jobs passing on the January classic and Apple pulling out altogether after next year, the brain trust at IDG is hosting a town hall meeting of Macintosh faithful for suggestions. Is there wisdom in the collective?
Consumers Don't See Mobile Banking As Secure
News  |  12/30/2008
A research report recommends banks adopt a login method beyond user name and password, and provide e-mail alerts for particular conditions like a large withdrawal.
Home Networking: Next Big Thing For Consumer Devices
News  |  12/30/2008
A Parks Associates survey suggests 2009 will center largely on connecting digital cameras, photo frames, and mobile phones.
Sprint Increases Payments To Virgin Mobile
News  |  12/30/2008
At last count, Sprint had slightly more than 50 million subscribers.
Samsung Building Its Own 4G Chips
News  |  12/30/2008
The company will bypass paying royalties to the likes of Qualcomm by manufacturing its own WiMax and LTE chips.
RIM Takes Motorola To Court Over Jobs
News  |  12/29/2008
Motorola is trying to keep the BlackBerry maker from hiring fired or soon-to-be fired employees, RIM said in a lawsuit.
Kindle E-Reader Amazon's Top-Selling Electronic Device
News  |  12/29/2008
The Oprah-endorsed e-book reader was also the No. 1 item on Amazon customers' wish lists.
Getting Started With Your New iPod Touch
Commentary  |  12/29/2008
The iPod Touch was a hugely popular gift for Christmas last week. If you got an iPod Touch or iPhone, read on for pointers to our favorite free and cheap iPod Touch apps. And if you didn't get an iPhone or Touch, we have some alternatives for you.
Samsung's 8-Megapixel Innov8 Coming To AT&T
News  |  12/29/2008
The Symbian-powered smartphone, with its high-caliber camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS, will be compatible with AT&T's networks.
Winter Storm Causes Major AT&T Outages
News  |  12/29/2008
The large scale voice and data outages came as Wal-Mart began selling Apple's iPhone 3G in thousands of stores.
Palm Gets a Needed Christmas Present
Commentary  |  12/29/2008
Struggling to maintain a leading position in the smartphone space, Palm received a much needed cash infusion. Once a leader in this space, the company has recently struggled to remain relevant as high profile companies entered this space. In response, Palm has staked its future on its new Nova operating system, and the money could be used to help promote it.
Wal-Mart Sells Apple iPhone, $99 Models Available
News  |  12/28/2008
Consumers can find great deals on the 8-GB version of the smartphone, but only at a handful of retailers.
Living With Parallels On Desktop, Server And iPhone
Commentary  |  12/26/2008
I spend 80% of my work life in a 100% Mac shop. I've used VM solutions from Sun, VMware, and Parallels on Apple hardware for InformationWeek. We've been a Parallels shop at my day job 'cause, frankly, it was first out with desktop and server solutions. We're much happier with the latest rev of Desktop.
Fry's Exec Accused Of Massive Kickback Scheme
News  |  12/24/2008
The manager with a gambling debt is accused of demanding exorbitant commissions from a handful of Fry's suppliers in return for prominent product placement within the retailer's stores.
Researchers Boost Brightness Of Energy-Efficient OLED Lighting
News  |  12/24/2008
The technology can be used in a wide variety of applications, including television screens, computer displays, advertising signage and mobile phones.
Facebook, MySpace Could Boost Location-Based Services
News  |  12/24/2008
Integrating LBS and tapping into its anticipated $13 billion market is expected to generate a healthy revenue stream for the social networks.
iPhone Trumps Storm In Customer Satisfaction
News  |  12/24/2008
Owners of the iPhone 3G were more satisfied than BlackBerry Storm owners, but RIM is well positioned for the next quarter, according to a report.
Plane Crash Survivor Twitters Eyewitness Account
News  |  12/23/2008
Twitter also was instrumental in getting the news out about the April 2007 Virginia Tech shootings and the October 2007 Southern California wildfires.
Handango Partners With Mobile Game Publishers
News  |  12/23/2008
The mobile application retailer finds that smartphone users are increasingly choosing fun and games over productivity apps.
iPhone Gets High-Profile Apps
News  |  12/23/2008
HP, NPR, and USA Today are the latest organizations to develop applications for Apple's App Store.
AT&T, Verizon Finalize Asset Swap
News  |  12/23/2008
The swap, which stems from the acquisitions of rural carriers, will improve AT&T's voice and data coverage in several states.
Device Blocks Teens From Texting While Driving
News  |  12/23/2008
The Key2SafeDriving car key wirelessly disables cell phones via a Bluetooth or RFID connection while the car is turned on.
RIM's Takeover Bid For Certicom Takes A Hostile Turn
News  |  12/23/2008
Research In Motion is vowing to fight Certicom's efforts to block being acquired by the BlackBerry maker.
Kill CDs, Think Digital First, Record Industry Advised
News  |  12/22/2008
With 77% of U.S. households expected to have broadband connections by 2012, the time to shift strategies is now, according to Gartner.
bMighty Goes Mobile!
Commentary  |  12/22/2008
Want to get your favorite bMighty info even when you're not at your desk? No problem, our new mobile service makes it easy to get all the latest bMighty stories and blog posts right from your mobile device.
Intel Ships 160 GB Solid State Drives For PCs
News  |  12/22/2008
Computer manufacturers are offering SSDs in ultralight laptops and mini-notebooks, which are used primarily for e-mail and Web browsing.
Multiple Android Phones Expected In 2009
News  |  12/22/2008
Handsets with various form factors will hit the market in 2009, and the emergence of Android could be especially bad for Windows Mobile, Palm, and Symbian.
Panasonic On Track To Acquire Sanyo In February
News  |  12/22/2008
The $9 billion purchase price is about 4% lower than Sanyo's recent stock trading value.
Palm Gets $100 Million Boost
News  |  12/22/2008
Elevation Partners' equity investment comes as the smartphone and PDA maker is set to unveil its Nova operating system and new handsets.
Opera Sees Mobile Traffic Grow 463%
News  |  12/22/2008
The company's Opera Mini browser is gaining popularity in countries with low broadband rates, but it's also popular with BlackBerry users.
RIAA Taps ISPs To Fight Illegal Downloads
News  |  12/19/2008
In return for ISP cooperation, the RIAA would no longer file lawsuits to force the service providers to turn over identifying information of suspected illegal file sharers.
Free Wireless Broadband Still Available?
News  |  12/19/2008
Two congressmen have found a technicality in the morass of FCC rules and regulations that pertain to the auctioning of the AWS-3 spectrum, which resides in the 2,155- to 2,180-MHz band.
IPhone 3G Discounted At Best Buy
News  |  12/19/2008
Along with the price cut, the retailer is offering an in-store "walk-out-working" service at no additional charge.
Apple Buys $4.8 Million Stake In Mobile Chip Maker
News  |  12/19/2008
Apple is a licensee of Imagination's technology, which could play a bigger role in Apple products in the future as a result of the investment.
Apple Fans To Protest Jobs' Macworld Absence
News  |  12/19/2008
Mad Mac user wants attendees to greet the CEO's stand-in with "utter silence."
RIM Sees Earnings Rise Thanks To Bold, Storm
News  |  12/18/2008
The company said its two latest BlackBerry handsets are selling well, and it has added 2.6 million new subscribers for the third quarter.
Digital Downloads Rise As Music CD Sales Fall
News  |  12/18/2008
The overall market includes purchased CDs and digital music downloads, files obtained on P2P sites, and borrowing music files to rip to a computer or burn to a CD.
Palm Sees Large Drop In Revenue, Loses $506 Million
News  |  12/18/2008
The once-dominant PDA maker posted its sixth consecutive quarterly loss but is pinning its comeback hopes on the Nova operating system.
VIA's Trinity Netbook Chips Take On Intel, Nvidia
News  |  12/18/2008
Manufacturers this year are expected to ship 14 million mini-notebooks, compared with fewer than 1 million last year.
User-Generated Videos Gaining On The Pros
News  |  12/18/2008
Deloitte's media-usage survey found that 70% of American consumers watch user-made videos.
Nokia Messaging Goes Gold For Symbian S60's
News  |  12/18/2008
The application, available on the N97 smartphone, gives S60 users free push e-mail from the likes of Gmail, Yahoo, and Hotmail.
Nvidia Ion Platform Expected in Netbooks By June
News  |  12/18/2008
The GeForce 9400M motherboard graphics chipset delivers 10 times the speed of current Intel-only netbooks, said Nvidia.
AT&T Snags BlackBerry Curve With Wi-Fi
News  |  12/18/2008
The 8320 has Wi-Fi and Microsoft document-viewing software but doesn't have a 3G connection.
Motorola Trimming Benefits To Prepare For Downturn
News  |  12/18/2008
The cuts start with co-CEOs Greg Brown of Motorola's Broadband Mobility Solutions unit and Sanjay Jha of the Mobile Devices unit.
Macworld Will Go On Without Apple And Steve Jobs
News  |  12/18/2008
Host IDG has no plans to discontinue the show despite the loss of its star attraction.
Mobile Market Expecting Decline In 2009
News  |  12/17/2008
As the global economy worsens, customers may be reluctant to buy new cell phones and smartphones, industry analysts suggest.
Clearwire CEO: 'No Doubts' About Betting On WiMax
Features  |  12/17/2008
Comments about the option of using LTE raised the question.
Why LTE Vs. WiMax Isn’t Your Typical Standards Battle
Features  |  12/17/2008
For businesses, the wireless technologies may end up serving different purposes.
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