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posted in February 2007

Study: iPhone Too Darned Expensive

2/23/2007
The results of an online survey conducted by market research firm Compete show that only 1% of people interested in the iPhone would pony up $500 for it. Drop the price, though, and 60% of respondents said they'd leave their current wireless carriers to get it.

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T-Mobile Finally Jumps on The Bandwagon

2/14/2007
T-Mobile (and T-Mobile USA, in particular) has been an interesting organization to watch over the last few years. At a CTIA trade show about 3 years ago, I had a T-Mobile representative tell me flat out, "We don't care about the enterprise." My, how times have changed. T-Mobile recently revealed a push email service for its enterprise customers, and this week in Barcelona announced it is going to push email to consumers, as

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3GSM A-Go-Go

2/9/2007
Next week all the wireless industry's luminaries will gather in the fair city of Barcelona. The goal? To further the agenda of growing the overall number of people on the planet using mobile phones.

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Lose Something?

2/8/2007
How many times have you typed yourself a note on your mobile device and then lost it somewhere in the crazy file structure of that device? (You know that redhead's e-mail address is in there somewhere!) With the announcement earlier this week that a handful of carriers are going to band together to create their own mobile search engine, I think it's safe to say

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One Digit to Rule Them All

2/6/2007
A recent study found that 69% of consumers are so frightened about the security of their ID and financial information that they want their banking companies, health care providers and governments to employ biometrics to protect them. Will the good old fingerprint swipe really get the job done? And should enterprises be as worried?

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Free Wi-Fi Hotspots for The Roaming Road Warrior

2/6/2007
Let's face it, we don't all have mega expense accounts to which we can charge Wi-Fi access, especially with it costing as much as $20 a day in hotels and airports, among other places. That doesn't leave a lot of options for road warriors on a budget. But what about free Wi-Fi? Here are some pointers to lead the way to wireless bliss.

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Our Own Worst Enemy

2/5/2007
There's an article on InformationWeek today highlighting how office workers blithely ignore rules and regulations put in place to safeguard their employers and their employers' assets. Is there really that much at risk?

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Dell Takes the One-Two Punch

2/2/2007
Just days after ex-CEO Kevin Rollins stepped down amid performance complaints and Michael Dell resumed leadership of his company, it was hit with a class-action shareholder lawsuit. Ouch.

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Microsoft Launches SSL VPN

2/1/2007
Does anyone else giggle when Microsoft announces security products? The words "Microsoft" and "security" just seem to be opposites sometimes. This product, though, looks like it will get the job done.

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Verizon Wireless (Finally) Launches Revision A

2/1/2007
For business customers looking to enhance their wireless wide-area Internet access, EV-DO Rev. A shows significant speed improvements over Rev. 0. Not to be outdone, Sprint issued salvos from its side of the fence today, as well.

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