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posted in August 2007

iPhone Impresses Europeans. Almost.

Not all of them, obviously, but during my tip to London this week anyone within sight of my iPhone sidled up next to me quickly for a demonstration of how it worked. There were lots of oohs and aahs, quickly followed by bahs.

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Nokia Parties Up London

After the day-long confab called Go Play, Nokia hosted 400 journalists, analysts, customers and staffers at a big old bash at London's Ministry of Sound night club. Maroon 5 was rocking the house, and so were the beat mixers.

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Blog Blasts Palm, Palm Responds

The other day three writers at Engadget posted an open letter to Palm. The letter essentially blasted Palm's inability to produce a truly innovative product in the last few years and laid out steps Palm could take to regain its one-time innovative status. Palm CEO Ed Colligan responded with a blog post of his own.

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Mobile Technology Makes Beer Taste Better

There's something to be said for a pint of your favorite brew. Nothing comes as close to refreshing the soul sometimes as a beer. Heineken's distributors in Ireland work hard to make sure every sip of Heineken you take while on the Emerald Isle tastes as fresh as possible. Here's how mobile technology makes it happen.

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More People Using Mobile Google Services

Bucking typical summer technology trends, the number of savvy mobile users logging onto Google's services has jumped since May. The most popular mobile apps? Gmail, Google Maps, and good old Google search.

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Access Prepping Linux OS For Palm?

A new Web site has appeared from Access touting its next-generation mobile Linux operating system. According to the site, the new Linux OS will be loaded with capabilities desired by smartphone users around the world. Will Palm take advantage of it?

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Texting While Driving Redux

As a follow up to the story I wrote the other day about texting while driving, I decided to conduct a highly unscientific little experiment. I took a stroll around my New Jersey neighborhood and looked in each car as it zoomed past. You'd be surprised to learn how many people weren't paying attention to the road.

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Motorola Is At The Top Of The Bottom

In the race to provide ultra low cost handsets to emerging markets, Motorola has shouldered aside the competition for an early lead. Nokia is gaining ground, though. What spoils go to the victor?

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LBS: No Longer Just For The Enterprise

The enterprise benefits of location-based services are clear when you consider things like recovery of stolen vehicles. But enterprises aren't the only ones interested in knowing where things are. More and more parents are ready to turn on LBS in their kids' cell phones. And 20-somethings want LBS-enabled social networking apps.

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Mobile Phones As Artistic Tools?

Has the mobile phone come far enough to be its own artistic tool or medium? The Betty K Mix Studio thinks so, and recently conducted an artistic experiment with 25 painters to create a collective piece of artwork with mobile phones.

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In-Stat: Handset Biz Headed For Major Shake Up

Like it or not, technology is an important part of our everyday lives. As we come to rely on it more and more for the little things (like remembering to attend meetings or pick up the kids from soccer practice), how we interact with it becomes increasingly vital. And that is set to change.

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