7 Netbooks That Will Surprise You
More memory, more powerful processors, and larger displays aren't the half of it. Some features manufacturers are adding to netbooks may really surprise you.
Nokia's App Store Will Require Credit Cards
The company couldn't get carrier billing in the United States but thinks the social networking and location-based aspects of its Ovi Store will help it gain widespread adoption.
Microsoft: We're Not Making A Phone
The company denies recent reports that it's working on a "ZunePhone" for Verizon Wireless, and it will focus on upcoming Windows Mobile upgrades.
Mobile Apps To Hit $25 Billion By 2014
Handset makers will receive the bulk of the revenue selling apps to smartphones, but carriers have an opportunity to bring app stores to entry-level and feature phones.
Lenovo, RIM Launch 'Constant Connect'
The product uses Bluetooth to wirelessly sync corporate e-mails and other information between a BlackBerry and laptop, even if the computer is turned off.
Apple May Have Two iPhones For Verizon
The computer maker may give Verizon Wireless exclusive iPhones to grow its customer base while retaining the special quality that makes the smartphone so popular.
Google Starts Twittering News Headlines
As the Internet becomes a more capable platform for real-time information delivery, Google is looking to make more of its services as speedy as its search engine.
Google Makes Android 1.5 Available To Devs
The move means the "Cupcake" update could be pushed out soon, and it will bring to Android video-recording capabilities, a virtual QWERTY keyboard, and stereo Bluetooth.
HP's New ProBook Line Brings Some Style To SMB Notebooks
Everybody wants to look good, even while they're working. But these days not everyone wants to pay a premium for stylish industrial design. HP's new line of ProBook notebook computers tries to bring business style to SMBs at reasonable prices. The attempt largely succeeds.
Amazon Buys Maker Of iPhone E-Book Reader
Software like Lexcycle's Stanza and Amazon's Kindle iPhone application could drive adoption of electronic books and magazines further by making them available on more than just the Kindle.
Seagate Offers Easy Backup For Windows PCs
Seagate believes its external drive will be a winner because a third of consumers don't back up their computers, and those that do, do so rarely because of the time-consuming task.
Cablevision Launches Mobile Portal
The mobile Web site may help the cable provider fend off increased competition from the telecoms, but it lacks the ability for users to program DVRs on the go.
Samsung Rolls Out Android Phone
Samsung's first Android-powered handset has Wi-Fi, 3G, an AMOLED touch screen, a 5-megapixel camera, and deep integration with Google's Web services.
T-Mobile Sells 1 Million G1s
The success of the Android-powered handset could spur other manufacturers to adopt Google's open source operating system.
Apple Cutting 1,600 Retail Jobs
The move could signal a slowdown in retail expansion as Apple wants to adjust for what COO Tim Cook calls a "horrendous economy."
Clearwire Subject Of Class Action Complaint
Frustrated customers say service hasn't been as fast or reliable as advertised, and when they seek to cancel their service they're pressured to pay early-termination fees.
Wikipedia Goes Mobile
The Wikimedia Foundation signs a deal with Orange to distribute content from Wikipedia on European mobile phones, Internet portals, and potentially even televisions.
AT&T Sees Surge In Wi-Fi Connections
The number of Wi-Fi connections more than tripled for the first quarter of 2009 thanks to devices like the iPhone 3G and AT&T taking over Starbucks hotspots.