• Racy, Racist BlackBerry Texts Can Cost You Your Job
    A government official in Florida has resigned after being accused of sending sex-laced text messages to a number of women and sharing a racist joke – all on the BlackBerry he was issued for his job as Parks & Public Works Director in Homestead, Fla.Robert Landen ...More
    February 22, 2010 Posted in News
  • Why the Palm Pre Plus Is ‘Atrocious’
    While both acclaim and criticism for the Palm Pre have been relatively mild since the smartphone’s release last summer, a new review rips it like it’s never been ripped before.Sounding a lot like Simon Cowell on just about any episode of American Idol, a blogger ...More
    February 22, 2010 Posted in News
  • GLOBALINX Intros Wireless, Touchscreen Videophone
    GLOBALINX (Booth #1700 at the Channel Partners Conference & Expo) recently introduced an all-new lightweight, fully portable VideoPhone complete with internal rechargeable battery, Wi-Fi accessibility and touch screen operation. The CU-3000 features a 7-inch LCD screen ...More
    February 21, 2010 Posted in News
  • Verizon Already Slashing Palm Prices
    Gone are the days of waiting a year until a newer version of your favorite device is revealed in order to take advantage of a price drop on the old one. Only three weeks after the Palm Pixi Plus made its debut on the Verizon Wireless network, Verizon is slashing the ...More
    February 19, 2010 Posted in News
  • AT&T To Sell iPhone Rival, Android-Powered Backflip
    AT&T Inc. (T) will carry its first Android-powered Motorola Inc. (MOT) phone as of this spring, but don’t expect any snarky digs at the iPhone this time around.When Verizon Wireless (VZ) launched the Motorola Droid last year, it ran a series of ...More
    February 18, 2010 Posted in News
  • Google's Schmidt: We Heart Carriers
    MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS — Google Inc. has no plans to cut traditional operators out of the communications value chain, CEO Eric Schmidt insists. Instead, the two have a symbiotic relationship. They simply ... complete each other."Find a way to say yes, not no, is our ...More
    February 17, 2010 By Tara Seals Posted in News
  • Verizon Wireless: Ready for LTE Deployment
    MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS — Verizon Wireless is ready to deploy Long-Term Evolution, or LTE, “in a big way,” CTO Dick Lynch told a press conference at Mobile World Congress. Nonetheless, there are challenges to tackle.Lynch said the operator is expecting ...More
    February 17, 2010 By Tara Seals Posted in News
  • Massive Wireless Business Model Shift Is Imminent
    MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS — It was a meeting of the heavywights as executives of the GSM Association, Vodafone plc, Alcatel-Lucent and BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion Ltd. took the stage in Barcelona on Tuesday with a mix of messages. But in the end, the industry ...More
    February 17, 2010 By Tara Seals Posted in News
  • Aava Mobile Debuts Atom-Based 'Open' Mobile Device
    MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS — Aava Mobile launched Tuesday a reference design for OEMs and carriers for an open mobile device based on Intel’s Atom processor that eliminates the tradeoffs between smartphones and tablet PCs capabilities.Startup Aava Mobile was founded ...More
    February 16, 2010 Posted in News
  • Verizon Smartphones To Get Skype App
    MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS — Ushering in a new era of cooperation between VoIP providers and incumbent carriers, Verizon Wireless (VZ) and Skype announced a new free application for Verizon smartphones that will allow Verizon customers to make unlimited calls using ...More
    February 16, 2010 By Richard Martin Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony