Wireless


  • Another Sexist Ad Campaign for Verizon Wireless?
    When the Motorola Droid smartphone debuted last fall, Verizon marketed the phone as a manly man’s device, referring to its biggest competitor – ahem, the iPhone, although not mentioned specifically – as a “digitally clueless beauty queen.” The ...More
    February 5, 2010 Posted in News
  • Verizon Wireless, No iPhone for You This Year
    Now that hoopla surrounding the Apple iPad has died down a bit, we can get back to talking about the issue that truly makes the world go ‘round – how soon it will be before Verizon gets its hands on the iPhone.Just a little more than a week ago, speculation was ...More
    February 4, 2010 Posted in News
  • New Motorola Phone Might ‘Devour’ You
    Coming off a so-so earnings report which revealed that mobile handset sales are struggling, Motorola today unveiled the Devour, and Android-based handset that might be considered the Droid’s little brother.The Devour is the first Verizon Wireless phone to feature ...More
    February 3, 2010 Posted in News
  • Apple Opens iPhone to iCall 3G VoIP
    Finally acknowledging the inevitable, Apple (AAPL) in its latest SDK for the iPhone, and the brand new iPad, has lowered the drawbridge to VoIP applications running over 3G networks. Putting wireless-broadband voice service on the world’s most admired and ...More
    January 29, 2010 By Richard Martin Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Microsoft Prepping Zune Phone for Windows Mobile 7?
    A minor firmware update to Microsoft Corp.’s Zune PC-media player and synching software has sparked speculation that the software giant is planning to turn its Zune music player into a smartphone. Blogger Long Zheng installed the update and then examined the code, ...More
    January 29, 2010 By Tara Seals Posted in News
  • AT&T Beefs Up 3G Network with Billions in Upgrades
    AT&T Inc. is planning to invest billions in upgrading its wireless network this year. It’s an effort to keep up with the iPhone-related mobile data traffic explosion, which has resulted in dropped calls and painfully slow throughput in some congested markets. ...More
    January 29, 2010 By Tara Seals Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Apple iPad Market To Be Small, Niche and Not 3G
    Guess what? The iPad, Apple Inc.’s shiny new tablet computer, isn’t meant to replace your phone or your laptop. It’s not even really meant to be a 3G device. Its best target functionality might be acting as an augment to existing communications gadgets, in the home, used ...More
    January 28, 2010 By Tara Seals Posted in News
  • Google Voice Web App Comes to iPhone
    Like Kobe Bryant driving through the lane, the developers at Google Inc. (GOOG) have dodged the defenders at Apple (AAPL) to produce a Web app that functions like Google Voice on the iPhone – several months after Apple and AT&T (T) effectively ...More
    January 27, 2010 By Richard Martin Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • AT&T, Not Verizon, Snags Apple 'iPad'
    The Apple tablet, aka the tech world’s worst-kept secret, finally came into the light on Wednesday at a Bay Area launch event. The rumor mill got some things wrong: It’s not called the “iSlate,” but rather the “iPad;” and it won’t ...More
    January 27, 2010 By Tara Seals Posted in News
  • Apple Tablet/e-Reader: No Mystery Left?
    As Apple Inc.’s press event on Wednesday approaches, a series of leaks and contraband video clips have allowed us to cobble together a picture of just what the giant from Cupertino, Calif. will be unveiling. After months of speculation as to its existence, the tablet will ...More
    January 27, 2010 By Tara Seals Posted in News