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posted in April 2007

Has An Inappropriate Ringtone Ever Embarrassed You?

4/30/2007
Raise your hand if you have a specialized ringtone set on your phone. Now raise your hand if you haven't bothered to switch your mobile phone's ringer from the default ringer it came with out of the box. Lastly, raise your hand if you keep your phone on vibrate or silent most of the time. According to the Post a Comment

Is the Mobile Data Gambit Finally Paying Off For Carriers?

4/17/2007
According to a new study by Forrester Research, not really. Only 44% of wireless subscribers are using some type of data service. While this shows that mobile data usage is becoming more commonplace, the bad news is that the bulk of it comes from text messaging rather than ring tone downloads or mobile Internet surfing. In fact, a majority of consumers fail to see the value of Post a Comment

Teens Hungry for iPhone

4/10/2007
Contradicting the results of an earlier survey, some 25% of teenagers who are aware of the iPhone said they'd be willing to pony up $500 for it. Maybe there's hope for the device, after all.

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Poll: Female Drivers Love GPS

4/6/2007
Behind the field service set, it turns out the early adopters of GPS technology aren't geeky engineer types, but regular female drivers. A recent poll shows that women use the technology to provide a level of comfort when driving in new or unfamiliar areas.

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iPhone Dead After 40 Minutes?

4/5/2007
That's what John C. Dvorak claims in his podcast, anyway. Citing an internal Cingular product tester, the iPhone only provides for 40 minutes of talk time and the interface crashes all the time. I taste some sour apples here.

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Picsel Makes Mobile Browsing Less Painful

4/3/2007
The mobile Internet, while becoming cool and more useful every day, still has a long way to go. Viewing Web pages or documents on tiny screens just doesn't compare to the desktop browsing experience. Web pages are often squashed, elongated, impossible to read, and unusable in the mobile environment, no matter how big the screen or how speedy the data connection. One company is helping to change that.

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Palm Makes The Rounds At Jupiter

4/2/2007
If you've ever received medical care at a state-of-the-art facility, you've likely seen physicians and nurses hurrying to and fro with some form of mobile technology in their hands. Not wanting to be left out the current technology revolution, the physicians at Jupiter Medical Center are using a combined solution from AT&T, Palm, and McKesson to access electronic medical records and more. Given the amount of information gene

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