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posted in May 2009

AT&T CEO: Data Volumes Are Challenging

5/28/2009
Walt Mossberg sat down with AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson to discuss primarily AT&T's wireless business. One of the most talked about subjects was the volume of data that was going over the 3G network, largely due to the popularity of the iPhone. Stephenson knows it is an issue and has plans to address it. Are the other carriers responding as well?

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Sharing Apps From Windows Marketplace

5/26/2009
Roughly two weeks ago, Microsoft announced you would be able to install apps you purchase from their as yet unreleased Windows Marketplace For Mobile store on up to five devices. They have now clarified that this is for up to five of your phones, not phones of friends and family members.

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Multiple Ways To Update Your Netflix Account From Your Phone

5/20/2009
If you are like me and love movies, chances are you have a Netflix account. I am always seeing ads or posters for movies that I know I won't get around to seeing in the theater. I used to just create a task on my phone to update my queue from my PC when I got home, but now I just update my queue right from my phone. The Netflix Blog points out at least nine different ways to interact with your Netflix account, many right from

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Microsoft Not Worried About Android

5/15/2009
Microsoft recently said they are not worried about the recent success of Android on the G1 handset and that Windows Mobile has felt little impact from its release. Is Microsoft just talking smack, or are they really not worried about it?

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Microsoft Ran Out Of Time On Windows Mobile 6.5 UI

5/14/2009
During TechED, Microsoft admitted that the Windows Mobile 6.5 was rushed a bit and will ship without all of the intended features according to a report by Gizmodo. This is not too surprising since 6.5 seemed to come out of nowhere as a stop-gap measure since WinMo 7 was too far out.

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AT&T Blocks iPhone's SlingPlayer Over 3G

5/13/2009
AT&T has officially blocked SlingPlayer on the iPhone from working over their 3G network. You can still use the player, but only if you have a WiFi connection. AT&T is showing that its network is having difficulty keeping up with the increasing bandwidth demands of smartphones.

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Evernote For Blackberry Released

5/12/2009
There are few applications that are just must-haves for me, but one that has become critical for me is Evernote. Its availability would impact what platform, mobile or PC, I would purchase. For those of you with a Blackberry that have been waiting for this app, the wait might be over.

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Microsoft Outlines Banned Apps For Windows Mobile Marketplace

5/4/2009
Just as Apple as done for its App Store, Microsoft has outlined some criteria that will prevent an app from being listed at the Windows Mobile Marketplace. Unlike the iPhone though, I don't think these apps can be banned from the platform, they just won't be at Microsoft's application store.

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