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posted in July 2007

Italian 'Writes' 384-Page Book With His Cell Phone

7/30/2007
Science fiction author Roberto Bernocco wrote an entire novel in his downtime using only his Nokia 6630 cell phone. In case you're not familiar with that model, it does not have a QWERTY keyboard. He used T9 to write the entire thing, which took him 17 weeks. It was recently published.

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Case Study: Field Force Automation Saves The Day For Mac-Gray

7/27/2007
Welcome to Over The Air's first Friday case study. We'd like to make case studies a regular part of the blog and we're kicking things off with a look at how Mac-Gray's coin collectors used standard field force gear to reduce expenses, reduce wear and tear on its fleet and boost worker productivity.

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Is Amp'd Mobile's Gig Coming To An End?

7/19/2007
According to AP reports, Verizon Wireless is really ready to pull the plug on MVNO partner Amp'd this time. Verizon says Amp'd is using $370,000 worth of Verizon's services every day and that Amp'd will have just $9,000 in the bank by Monday. Time to dial Amp'd down to "0"?

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Protecting The Enterprise From Your Own Employees

7/17/2007
Mobile employees can be a pain in the neck. Whether it's preventing unauthorized use of thumb drives to take files home at night, or keeping tech-savvy workers from skirting network policies, keeping the rank and file in line while online can be a headache. But it doesn't have to be.

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Review: Indestructible USB Drive Saves The Day

7/6/2007
Ever have a bad IT day? You know, the kind of day where you accidentally crash the server and lose terabytes of your coworkers' files? Or the kind of day when you accidentally drop your thumb drive containing a vital PowerPoint presentation into your morning coffee? Believe it or not, I've had such days. Good thing I was field testing a new rugged (and thankfully water resistant) flash thumb drive, or I'd have been

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iPhone Sells Out Across U.S.

7/5/2007
Despite a serious number of iPhone haters out there (and man are you guys a vocal bunch), it looks like the number of iPhone fans (iPhans?) has spoken loud and clear. The Apple web site is reporting that only two retail stores (one in Oregon, one is Pennsylvania) have any stock left of the device.

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Palm Pushes OS II To 2008

7/2/2007
Just two months ago, Palm spoke of its forthcoming operating system that will be a marriage of Linux and parts of the Garnet OS. Palm CEO Ed Colligan went as far as saying products with the new OS would be available later this year. Looks like Colligan spoke too soon. He was recently quoted saying that the OS is not going to be available until 2008.

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My iPhone Odyssey

7/2/2007
Of course, I've wanted an iPhone since it was first announced back in January, but I hadn't made up my mind to actually go out and buy one ... until 5 p.m. Friday. Here's what happened.

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