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Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in September 2010
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Google Turns Phone Store Into Android Gallery
News  |  9/30/2010
The company's brief experiment in direct mobile phone sales has been revived as a showcase for Android devices sold by Google's partners
Oct. 11 Looks Legit For Windows Phone Launch
Commentary  |  9/30/2010
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft and AT&T will jointly announce the first three Windows Phone 7 devices -- made by HTC, LG and Samsung -- at an event in New York on October 11.
Android Apps Disclose More Than Users Know
News  |  9/30/2010
Half of applications studied share location information and unique identifiers with advertisers, many without disclosing this to users.
Skype, Facebook Partnership Would Boost Both Firms
News  |  9/30/2010
VoIP firm trying to increase revenue-generating opportunities in advance of its IPO.
Samsung To Adopt Windows Phone 7
Commentary  |  9/30/2010
Samsung has announced that it will debut several new smartphones this year with Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform on board.
Nokia N8 U.S. Debut Pushed Back 4 Weeks
Commentary  |  9/30/2010
InformationWeek has learned that U.S. customers won't receive the Symbian^3-based N8 smartphone from Nokia until the end of October.
Unsolicited Advice For Adobe, Apple, Google, and Microsoft
Commentary  |  9/29/2010
Adobe, you really need to get your act together. A person who knows you recently told me that you're shifting a number development jobs overseas and that some engineers are polishing their resumes in anticipation of the worst.
Borders Releases Kobo Wi-Fi Version
News  |  9/29/2010
Amazon's cheapest Kindle e-reader is on par in price and wireless support with Borders' new Wi-Fi version.
Motorola ES400S Enterprise Handset Coming To Sprint
News  |  9/29/2010
The rugged device is designed to be durable and withstand dust, drops and bumps runs on Windows Embedded Handheld technologies with compatibility and support for industry-specific apps.
Appcelerator, FortiusOne Preview Geo-Analytics Platform
News  |  9/29/2010
App developers looking to leverage geo-oriented data in their software will soon have a new option.
Nintendo 3DS To Ship In March
News  |  9/29/2010
The portable 3D gaming device doesn't require us of special glasses and may help reverse a sales slump for the Wii console maker.
AT&T Scores BlackBerry Curve 3G And Pearl 3G
Commentary  |  9/29/2010
AT&T announced plans to add the BlackBerry Curve 3G and Pearl 3G to its lineup of smartphones.
Are RIM's New Tools Enough To Spur Developers?
Commentary  |  9/29/2010
In addition to the PlayBook and BlackBerry Messenger Social network platform, Research In Motion also introduced a host of new developer tools in hopes of boosting developer enthusiasm.
MetroPCS Intros LTE In Dallas
News  |  9/29/2010
Long-term evolution service plans priced at $55 or $60 a month, which includes voice calls, texting, and unlimited 4G web.
RIM Fuzzy On BlackBerry 6 And QNX Transition
Commentary  |  9/28/2010
Research In Motion backed away from a statement made by one of its VPs that the new QNX operating system would replace BlackBerry OS.
BlackBerry 6 Missing Something On Non-Touch Phones
Commentary  |  9/28/2010
At Research In Motion's DEVCON, InformationWeek had a chance to use BlackBerry 6 on the Bold 9700 and Pearl 3G. Does the OS translate well to non-touch devices?
Mozilla Says No Firefox For iPhone
Commentary  |  9/28/2010
Mozilla has said that it is not working to bring a mobile version of Firefox for the iPhone. Mozilla is "investigating" the iPad.
Best Buy Intros 'Free Phone Fridays' Promotion
Commentary  |  9/28/2010
Best Buy has announced a new promotion that sees the retailer selling four different phones for free on each Friday for the month of October.
HTC Merge Headed To Verizon
News  |  9/28/2010
The CDMA version of the HTC Desire Z, known in the U.S. as the T-Mobile G2, may be joining the carrier's lineup based upon leaked photos and a model number.
Texting Bans Don't Decrease Car Accidents
News  |  9/28/2010
Insurance industry study found that the number of crashes actually rose in states that passed laws precluding sending texts while driving.
Five Ways iPad Kills RIM's PlayBook
Commentary  |  9/28/2010
Research In Motion's new PlayBook tablet has some tough competition. Here are five ways the iPad bests the PlayBook.
Five Ways PlayBook Kills iPad
Commentary  |  9/28/2010
Research In Motion's new PlayBook tablet computer has a lot going for it. Here are five ways it bests the Apple iPad.
Sony Ericsson Drops Symbian
News  |  9/27/2010
Google's Android OS has been the focus of new platform work, though the company will continue to support Symbian phones.
First Impressions Of BlackBerry PlayBook
Commentary  |  9/27/2010
Research In Motion kept its PlayBook tablet computer locked behind glass, but InformationWeek still gave it a good once-over to see what it is all about. Read our thoughts here.
Kno Announces Single Screen Tablet
News  |  9/27/2010
The education-focused tablet is a less expensive alternative to the previously announced dual-screen tablet focused on providing textbooks, course materials and other content for the classroom.
New iPhone App For Breast Cancer Patients
News  |  9/27/2010
New free application helps breast cancer patients decipher their pathology reports and gives clinicians a tool to explain the disease and treatments.
RIM Intros 'PlayBook' Enterprise Tablet
Commentary  |  9/27/2010
Research In Motion on Monday announced the PlayBook tablet device. RIM said the QNX-based tablet is fully ready for the enterprise.
RIM's WebWorks Promises Web Apps For BlackBerries
Commentary  |  9/27/2010
Research In Motion on Monday announced WebWorks, a new set of developer tools to create HTML5 and other standards-based Web applications for BlackBerry devices.
Acer Unveils Core i7 Ultraportable, 3D Laptop
News  |  9/27/2010
The TimelineX packs Intel's high-end ultra-low voltage processor into a roughly 11.5-inch body.
RIM's BlackBerry Messenger Develops Social Powers
Commentary  |  9/27/2010
Research In Motion on Monday announced the new BlackBerry Messenger social networking platform. With it, developers will be able to include BBM functions and features on their web sites and applications.
T-Mobile's First HSPA+ Phone Won't Tether
Commentary  |  9/27/2010
According to T-Mobile, the G2 Android phone made by HTC won't be able to tether when it launches.
Verizon To Release Star Wars Themed Droid Smartphone
News  |  9/27/2010
Limited edition R2-D2 phone features an improved 1.2GHz processor and comes with special Star Wars multimedia content.
Sharp Launching Android Tablets, E-Book Store
News  |  9/27/2010
Galapagos devices will be first sold in Japan as e-book readers, but will add movies, music, games, and additional countries.
Windows Phone 7 Release Date Nears
News  |  9/27/2010
Speculation over when devices based on Microsoft's new mobile operating system will hit the market is heating up.
Three Things RIM Needs To Do For Devs
Commentary  |  9/27/2010
RIM's developer conference kicks off in San Francisco this week. Here are three things RIM needs to target to win developer enthusiasm.
Femtocell Connection Eyed For Next-Gen LTE Wireless
News  |  9/24/2010
The pC960x hardware and software LTE development platform, created to accelerate time to market for small form factor LTE products, has been optimized to deploy LTE femtocells.
Android Outlook Brighter Than iOS, Developers Say
News  |  9/24/2010
Apple's iOS still gets better marks than Android in most areas, but developers see Android as having a more promising future.
Four Friday Phone Features
Commentary  |  9/24/2010
Wrapping up this week's adventures in the mobile industry includes lots of juicy tidbits. Here's some information about HTC, Sony Ericsson, Microsoft, and Clearwire.
Apple iPhone Ranks First In Customer Satisfaction
News  |  9/24/2010
RIM's BlackBerry ranked second among smartphones in a J.D. Power study and LG topped the non-smartphone handset rankings.
HTC Targeting 2011 For LTE Smartphones
Commentary  |  9/24/2010
HTC CEO Peter Chou recently said that he expects the company to produce its first Long Term Evolution smartphone in 2011
AT&T, Nokia Partner On $10 Million App Contest
News  |  9/24/2010
All mobile apps submitted to the North America-oriented developer competition will be made available in the Ovi store.
Nokia Eyeing Windows Phone For US Comeback
Commentary  |  9/24/2010
Reports suggest that Nokia's new CEO has been given the power to change the company's OS strategy, and is already considering Microsoft's Windows Phone platform.
Intuit, Nokia Team Up For Mobile Marketing
Commentary  |  9/23/2010
The business software vendor and the mobile device manufacturer have joined forces to develop a mobile marketing service for small businesses.
Amazon Refreshes Kindle Android App
News  |  9/23/2010
The e-book smartphone app gains social networking with the inclusion of the Shelfari book network and adds screen orientation lock and full text search.
HTC HD7 Windows Phone 7 Specs Leak
Commentary  |  9/23/2010
A data sheet on the unannounced Windows Phone 7 device, the HD7, was recently discovered and shows that the new HTC smartphone is headed to T-Mobile with 3G in tow.
Carbonite Focuses On Restore
Commentary  |  9/23/2010
Version 4 of the online backup service introduces new features for managing the process of restoring files. The company plans other extensions to the basic backup function in future versions.
Facebook Plans Deeper Phone Integration
News  |  9/23/2010
A two-year-old partnership with INQ Mobile is expected to give Facebook a more pervasive presence on some mobile phones.
CDW Healthcare Inks IT Contract With VHA
News  |  9/23/2010
Three-year agreement covers 16 healthcare organizations in Kansas and Missouri that collectively purchase $520 million of products and services annually.
Samsung Bada Logs 10 Millionth App Download
News  |  9/23/2010
The Wave, the first smartphone powered by the Bada operating system, topped the 1 million sales threshold in Europe, the company also said.
JetBlue To Deploy Advanced Inflight Wi-Fi
News  |  9/23/2010
Airline partnering with ViaSat to begin placing high-capacity satellite broadband on its aircraft within two years.
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