• Smartphones: Can You Spell G-L-U-T?
    Device-makers are ramping up volumes for the second half of 2009, and while that’s good news for consumers it’s not necessarily a good thing for the industry. That’s the conclusion of a research note today from analyst Ashok Kumar, of Collins Stewart (as ...More
    August 3, 2009 By Richard Martin Posted in News
  • Motorola Android Phone Coming to Verizon?
    According to leaked reports, Verizon Wireless will offer Motorola Inc.’s Android phone, codenamed “Sholes,” in October.The news, which broke on a Russian fan site and clearly as-yet unsubstantiated, is accompanied by leaked images that show the Sholes ...More
    August 3, 2009 Posted in News
  • Llámame! AT&T Cuts Rates on Wireless Calls to Mexico
    There’s a new wireless plan from AT&T that promises to cut the cost of calling friends and family in Mexico.It’s called the AT&T Viva Mexico plan. It gets rid of long-distance charges on U.S.-to-Mexico wireless calls. If you sign up for the plan at ...More
    August 3, 2009 Posted in News
  • FCC Looks Into Apple’s Ban on Google Voice
    It’s not a formal investigation, but it’s enough to show that Apple Inc. might have taken its rule-with-an-iron-fist approach to the App Store too far last week: The FCC has begun an inquiry on Apple banning the Google Voice application. Apple caused an uproar ...More
    August 3, 2009 Posted in News
  • Proxim Wireless Redesigns Partner Program
    Proxim Wireless Corp. has announced the launch of its redesigned Proxim Partner Program in North America. Proxim has strengthened and enhanced the Proxim Partner Program to more aggressively support its North American resellers' business needs and help drive more business ...More
    August 3, 2009 Posted in News
  • Analyst: Smartphones Yes, General Handsets, No
    When it comes to wireless device sales, smartphone continue to show growth. The rest of the market? Not so much.That’s the assessment from the IDC, which says the market will continue to see “ongoing challenges stemming from the economic crisis.”The ...More
    August 2, 2009 Posted in News
  • 1 in 63 Smartphones Infected, Survey Says
    Nearly one out of every 63 smartphones powered by the Symbian operating system is infected with some form of malware, according to a new study conducted by SMobile Systems, a provider of security solutions for mobile phones. The study of 1,958 smartphones revealed ...More
    August 2, 2009 Posted in News
  • Ask Steve: Which Cell Companies Are Best for SMBs?
    About one-third of the questions I get these days are about mobility and wireless — rate plans, mobile applications, the next hot device, sales channels and carrier plans. Here’s a good one to help us lay out the U.S. SMB market for mobile solutions.Q:Which ...More
    August 1, 2009 By Steve Hilton Posted in Articles
  • Microsoft to Buy Palm?
    There seems to be an increasing drumbeat for Microsoft Corp. to hang it up on Windows Mobile and just buy Palm Inc.. Goodness knows Microsoft has had a struggle getting traction for Windows Mobile, and Palm has been bleeding for several quarters prior to the launch of the ...More
    July 31, 2009 Posted in News
  • WiMAX Subscribers to Approach 50M by 2014
    WiMAX 802.16e broadband subscribers will approach 50 million globally by 2014, driven by the need to provide broadband to underserved areas, according to new data from Juniper Research.The research firm found that WiMAX will provide easier and more cost-effective broadband ...More
    July 30, 2009 Posted in News