Ultra Mobile PC Buyer's Guide
We look at a range of versatile UMPCs and mobile Internet devices (MIDs) from ASUS, Gigabyte, and Samsung, Amtek, OQO, Roan Digital, Vye, and WiBrain.
Will Google Pull The Plug On 'Android?' Don't Bet On It
As anyone following this week's Nokia-Symbian hoopla already knows, Google is still several months away from launching its Android smartphone platform. Thanks to another open-source mobile technology initiative, however, we can get a pretty good idea of how Google expects Android to fit into the mobile-technology picture -- and, in the process, see why Google is unlikely to abandon the project.
Gadgets Gone Wild At Digital Experience 2008
Digital Experience, a safari jungle-themed consumer electronics showcase in New York, featured RIM's Blackberry Bold, Eye-Fi's wireless memory cards, several GPS devices, and digital cameras from Canon.
New Laws Make Now The Time To Get A Bluetooth Headset
You know the joke, right?
Whatï¿¼s the first thing to do after getting in a car accident? Hang up the phone!
Driving while holding your cell phone to your ear has always been dangerous, but itï¿¼s about to become illegal in several more states. To avoid accidents and tickets, get yourself a Bluetooth headset for your mobile phone, and make sure to use it.
Alltel Upgrades 3G Network
With the Verizon Wireless deal on the horizon, Alltel will increase upload speeds and expand its 3G network.
Nokia Takes Initiative With Symbian Open Source Move
Nokia's acquisition of Symbian and intent to make the popular operating system open source code changes alignments in the mobile device market. Nokia has now got a lever with which to extend Symbian's reach and make life more difficult for competitors.
Ruggedized Smartphones Find Their Niche
Smartphone makers Motorola, Intermec, and Tripod Data Systems are enclosing handsets in ruggedized cases and sales are soaring. Go ahead: Rock 'em, drop 'em, and knock 'em down. They can take it.