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posted in February 2007
According to an analyst over at Pyramid Research, 3G spectrum has been highly overpriced, while Post a Comment
Last night at the midtown Manhattan club Arena, T-Mobile hosted members of the tech press, socialites and other sparkling members of NYC's digerati to an ear-shattering launch party for its newest handset. The Teddybears and Twista were in da house. Oh, and so was the Nokia 5300.
Some keen-eyed spies have found coverage maps and other information on Verizon Wireless's Web site that confirm a March 1 launch for its V CAST Mobile TV service. Too bad most major markets are left off first round of cities
While the new gold color sure is purty and would tempt Bond villain Auric Goldfinger himself (and probably Lindsay Lohan), Motorola and its carrier partners should be working on new, innovative handsets and stop with the endless parade of facelifts to a has-
The new Microsoft Windows Vista-based C5 Tablet PC for health care workers from Motion Computing is the epitome of mobile computing. It even has a handle to help docs and nurses on the go carry it around. Its bevy of wireless features is missing one spicy ingredient, though.
The former Siemens mobile phone division, once one of the top global makers of handsets, has completely and utterly imploded. All its remaining employees will need to look for other employment and its assets will be sold off in pieces to appease creditors, to which it owes $1.16 billion.
The software-as-a-service notion took a big step forward today with Google's announcement of its online productivity software. Such hosted solutions--available anywhere there's an Internet connection--are exactly what the mobile enterprise needs.
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.
Ricky Cadden has many valid points in his explosive rant against Nokia and its lack of cool 3G handsets and any sort of strategy to expand in the U.S. market.
Unless you regularly watch "24", the word smartphone may not be the first thought that pops into your head in connection with public safety and crime-fighting tools. The San Diego Police Department, though, is making the Treo 700w standard equipment for select officers.
Last summer saw a frenzy of advertisements from the wireless network operators, each one claiming that independent research verified that it had the fewest dropped calls, the largest network, the best network, the friendliest network, the hippest network and so on. You'll never believe who ranked first in this study.
RIM has offered 3G to customers on Verizon Wireless' EV-DO high-speed network for well over a year, but even the Post a Comment
Rumor has it pop disaster Britney Spears gave estranged hubby K-Fed the shove via SMS. This article goes on to describe how Singaporeans use SMS for flirting with people other than their partners. Heck, this woman even got fired via SMS. Teenagers beware, looks like
Dell, maker of PCs and more, has offered its Axim series of Pocket PC-based handhelds for years now. HP loaded cellular radios onto its iPAQ handhelds and entered the smartphone market years ago. Palm's original product was its organizer PDA. Now it's more well-k
Dan Jones over at Unstrung is reporting that ailing Treo-maker Palm could be wooing suitors and that Motorola, Nokia, or a private equity firm could be potential bidders. Whoa, Nelly!
As yesterday's headlines of a massive insider security breach at DuPont make all too clear, your employees are more likely to be the ones stealing from you. And mobile technology is helping them.
Scientists estimate the chances of a catastrophic earthquake jolting Southern California in the next 30 years could be nearly 70%. An AT&T study asked L.A.'s IT execs if they were prepared for such an eventuality. Is your enterprise?
The idea of making payments with your mobile phone has its appeal, to be sure. With all sorts of trials under way, near field communications seems to be the answer for the cash-challenged.
PlayReady, Microsoft's new, broad-reaching digital rights management technology, promises to meet the needs of mobile operators and handset manufacturers for digital entertainment. It will support multiple content types in a way that's flexible for everyone as consumer interest in mobile digital media increases rapidly.
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
Remember how InformationWeek reported that one of the main goals of this year's 3GSM World Congress was to bring more subscribers into the mobile fold? Well, Vodafone snagged the lion's share of potential wireless subscribers this week with its purchase of a majority stake in Hutchison Es
Don't like browsing the Web on your mobile device because you can't stand missing all the video content that doesn't work on mobile phones? Adobe is looking to change that with a new and improved version of its Flash Lite product.
As to be expected, the whirlwind that is 3GSM deposited more than a handful of new enterprise-class smartphones on the wireless world today. Sure, there are a couple of non-Windows Mobile 6 devices, but the bulk of the handsets we saw from
The Finnish cell phone maker unleashed three new enterprise-centric devices at 3GSM today in Barcelona: an updated version of the E61, a new communicator called the E90, and the brand new phone-first E65.
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.
Hot on the heels of Sprint's announcement that Washington, D.C., and Baltimore will be the first U.S. metro areas to get WiMax networks, a new report says HSPA will be much more widely deployed across the globe.
A new set of routers from D-Link claim to be instant hotspot creators. Simply plug in an EV-DO or HSDPA 3G data card and away you go.
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
A bit of analysis over on Unstrung is talking up the probability that Motorola will announce a UMTS version of its semi-popular Q smartphone. I say don't bother unless it comes with Windows Mobile 6.
Not Windows, Palm or RIM developers, but developers for Symbian Series 60 now have the brand new Feature Pack 2 to help them enhance mobile applications for the S60 3rd Edition smartphone platform. Too bad most U.S. smartphone users won't benefit from it.
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?
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.
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?
PC maker and innovator OQO seems to think so, and included EV-DO broadband capabilities in its newly available model 02 ultra-mobile PC (UMPC). Still, other UMPCs, such as this one from Samsung, have not exactly taken the market by storm.
Interested in learning everything there is to learn about Wi-Fi-enabled phones? Here's the complete scoop. If you want the down and dirty details for some quick decision making, here they are.
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.
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.
There's an article on InformationWeek about how copyright protection contributes to a large portion of the US GDP. While a lot of it stems from protecting the copyrights of music, movies, TV shows and so on, the enterprise takes its fair share. Remember that $612 million settlement RIM paid to patent hound NTP?
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.