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Content tagged with Mobile Devices
posted in March 2010
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Full Nelson: iPad Speaks on Verizon, Ship Date, Sandra Bullock
Commentary  |  3/31/2010
Apple's iPad, due April 3 spoke with Full Nelson a couple weeks ago, and granted one last interview before it got set to ship.
Meru Networks Raises $65 million in IPO
Commentary  |  3/31/2010
Wireless network equipment supplier Meru Networks has decided to wade into chilly waters and take the firm public. In order to improve its long term viability, the vendor opted to sell 4.4 million shares at a price of $15.
IBM And ShoreTel Introduce "UCC-In-A-Box"
Commentary  |  3/31/2010
The new ShoreTel for IBM Lotus Foundations is a unified communications and collaboration package intended for SMBs.
iPad Encouraging New Levels Of Tech Obsession
Commentary  |  3/31/2010
Techies, geeks and Apple fanboys alike are exhibiting alarming symptoms of obsession over the iPad. Apple is doing its own part, too, to fan the flames of excitement with its controlled mitigation of minutia.
iPad On Sale Saturday, 9:00 AM
News  |  3/31/2010
Apple is reminding tech fans (as if they need it) that its tablet computer is available for purchase on April 3rd.
iPad Apps May Cost More Than iPhone Apps
Commentary  |  3/31/2010
If you already have an iPhone you probably have a suite of apps that you can't do without. Before you assume you'll buy them all for the iPad, you might want to check out the pricing. According to preliminary information, some developers are considering charging two, three or even as much as five times the price they charge for the iPhone.
Verizon Intros Push To Talk For BlackBerry
News  |  3/30/2010
The service is available to enterprise customers using RIM's BlackBerry Tour 9630 smartphone.
Apple Updates iTunes Ahead Of iPad Launch
Commentary  |  3/30/2010
Today Apple made iTunes version 9.1 available via its software update tools. The new version of iTunes offers just a handful of new features, mostly geared toward Saturday's launch of the iPad.
Victorinox Offers 'Unhackable' USB Stick
News  |  3/30/2010
Any attempt to forcibly open the flash drive triggers a self-destruct mechanism that burns the device's CPU and memory chip, company says.
iPad Users Will Have To Pay To Upgrade Software
Commentary  |  3/30/2010
Apple has certified the Gold Master of the iPhone OS 3.2 Software Developers Kit for the iPad. Under the terms of agreement in the final iPad SDK is an interesting piece of information. It says that iPad users will have to pay (just like iPod Touch users do) to upgrade their device's software.
Verizon iPhone Could Come This Year
News  |  3/30/2010
An Apple iPhone that would run on Verizon Wireless's CDMA network could go into production by September.
Apple Offers Free iPad Setup
News  |  3/30/2010
Users who purchase Cupertino's tablet-style device at an Apple store will enjoy configuration services at no charge.
JooJoo Ships Tablet PC
News  |  3/29/2010
Fusion Garage says it is shipping the device formerly known as the Crunchpad ahead of Apple's iPad.
Microsoft Plans Xbox Storage Upgrade
News  |  3/29/2010
The move will enable third-party USB Flash drives to be used for the storage of data on the Xbox 360 video gaming console.
Nokia To Buy Browser Maker Novarra
News  |  3/29/2010
Novarra offers Vision, a mobile browser which supports Flash and video, DHTML, and full HTML with JavaScript and AJAX, RSS, and widgets.
iPad Buyers Face Order Backlog
News  |  3/29/2010
Demand is such for Apple's new tablet-style device that orders placed this week won't arrive until more than a week after the official, April 3rd launch.
Are 'Pads' A Useful IT Tool?
Commentary  |  3/28/2010
It looks like the iPad has enjoyed robust early demand; Apple has responded by delaying its new pre-orders until April 12 so that there will be enough inventory available for in-store sales beginning on April 3. So much for being the first to own the iPad by ordering in advance!
Steve Jobs Revealing iPad Secrets Via Email
Commentary  |  3/26/2010
More than ever, Apple CEO Steve Jobs is responding to customer emails. Perhaps the most exciting revelation is that the iPad -- and iPhone -- will gain a universal inbox. That will be a welcome upgrade. What other secrets has Jobs revealed?
AT&T Intros MicroCell Femtocell Device
News  |  3/26/2010
Developed in collaboration with Cisco, the MicroCell supports both 3G data and voice services, and may aid iPhone users plagued by dropped calls.
Full Nelson: CTIA: HTC EVO 4G And All The Toys
Commentary  |  3/26/2010
This year's annual mobile industry gathering saw more 4G phones, more handsets, and a little bit more focus on the enterprise. Our Full Nelson columnist dials in his take on the new gear and services.
Q&A: A Mobile World
Features  |  3/25/2010
The more open source, the better off we'll be.
The IPhone Isn't Easy
Features  |  3/25/2010
How to get started building an app.
Intel Updates AppUp Center
News  |  3/25/2010
The online app store, open for U.S. and Canadian netbooks powered by Moblin 2.1, will be extended to 27 European countries next week.
Publishers Inking iPad Ad Deals
News  |  3/25/2010
Major publishers are reportedly lining up advertisers to buy interactive ads, including video, to appear on Apple's iPad.
Samsung Intros LTE Phone
News  |  3/25/2010
The SCH-r900, to be offered by prepaid provider MetroPCS, upstages the buzz around Sprint's 4G Android phone at the CTIA Wireless show.
T-Mobile Readies 3.5 G Broadband Upgrade
News  |  3/25/2010
HSPA+ will compete with LTE and mobile WiMax, 4G technologies being deployed by Verizon Wireless and Sprint, respectively, analyst says.
E-Reader Buyer's Guide
News  |  3/24/2010
We round up an early crop of electronic readers including Amazon's Kindle, Sony's Reader, Barnes & Noble's Nook, and Apple's forthcoming iPad, and see how they stack up.
Feds Try Mobile Video, 3G Tethering
News  |  3/24/2010
The ATF is testing video surveillance on Windows Mobile devices, while the IRS is looking to replace its 25,000 3G cards by tethering smartphones to laptops.
Sprint HTC EVO 4G Boasts Video Muscle
News  |  3/24/2010
Based on Google’s Android 2.1 platform, HTC's EVO 4G WiMax handset puts the emphasis on 720p video with two cameras and a 4.3-inch screen.
Nintendo Preps 3D Gaming Device
News  |  3/24/2010
The portable 3DS will compete not only with gaming consoles, but with smartphones such as Apple's iPhone.
SMBs See The Future Is Mobile
Commentary  |  3/24/2010
Despite the cost cutting prompted by the great recession, SMBs are holding the line on wireless spending and see mobile as crucial to remaining competitive and surviving.
Global CIO: Ford's Challenge: Social Networking At 70 MPH
Commentary  |  3/23/2010
Automaker takes a different view of location-based apps.
SanDisk Intros 32GB Phone Memory Card
News  |  3/23/2010
The microSDHC is billed as the highest-capacity flash memory card available for mobile devices.
500 Million Wi-Fi Phones To Ship In 2014
News  |  3/23/2010
Consumer demand and higher profits are driving carriers and device makers to embrace the once-shunned wireless handset technology.
Opera Submits iPhone Browser To Apple
News  |  3/23/2010
Apple will determine whether Opera Mini, reviewed as speedier than Apple's Safari browser, will be offered in its App Store.
More Want iPad Than Kindle
News  |  3/23/2010
Consumer interest in e-readers and tablets has risen dramatically, fueled largely by the publicity surrounding the iPad.
Mathias On Mobility: Palm's Cautionary Tale
Commentary  |  3/23/2010
The smartphone maker placed all its hopes on webOS, but no one cares about operating systems anymore, at least not directly -- we buy user interfaces and apps.
Moto Intros Android Push To Talk Phone
News  |  3/23/2010
The Wi-Fi enabled Motorola i1 smartphone's features include document viewing and syncing with Microsoft Word and Powerpoint.
AT&T To Launch Dell Smartphone
News  |  3/23/2010
Dell's first U.S. smartphone, the Aero, is based on Google's Android operating system.
AT&T To Sell Palm Smartphones
News  |  3/22/2010
Palm's stock rose on news that AT&T is taking preorders for the Pre Plus and Pixi Plus.
Sprint, Verizon Prepping 4G Announcements
News  |  3/22/2010
The leading 4G service providers are hoping to grab attention at CTIA this week, Sprint by unveiling its first WiMax handset, and Verizon for details on its nationwide LTE rollout.
AT&T Offers Global Messaging Plan
News  |  3/22/2010
The SMS, photo, and video plan is being marketed to international travelers as an alternative to international roaming rates.
T-Mobile To Boost Web Hosting Services
News  |  3/22/2010
The wireless carrier plans to increase its Web hosting business and hopes to add Apple's iPhone to its lineup of smartphones.
Android Crowding Apple, RIM
News  |  3/22/2010
Google's Android operating system will see the largest growth rate of the three mobile platforms this year, research firm says.
Apple Now Taking iPad App Submissions
Commentary  |  3/19/2010
Today Apple sent a letter to iPad developers letting them know that they are now free to send in applications they've written for the iPad. Hurry up, though. Only those who submit before March 27 will be considered for the launch of the iPad Apps Store.
Samsung, LG Forecast Smartphone Gains
News  |  3/19/2010
Both firms have raised their goals for 2010 and are betting heavily on Google's Android platform.
Palm Sales Plunge 29%
News  |  3/19/2010
The smartphone pioneer has lost market share to handsets built on Google's Android operating system.
'Hundreds Of Thousands' Of iPads Ordered So Far
Commentary  |  3/18/2010
Apple has yet to share official numbers for iPad pre-orders, but the Wall Street Journal says that in one week "hundreds of thousands" of them have been pre-ordered. Additionally, Apple hasn't finalized all the content deals it was hoping to by launch.
Amazon Launches Kindle For Mac
News  |  3/18/2010
The Apple Mac software expands the number of devices on which e-books bought from Amazon can be read, which now include the iPhone, BlackBerry, and Kindle reader.
Mobile Apps Get Top Dollar In U.S.
News  |  3/18/2010
Smartphone applications in North America have an average selling price of $1.09. In Europe, the figure is below $0.80.
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