• AT&T, Dell Embed 3G for SMBs
    The industry has been discussing the merits of embedded 3G and the resulting opportunity for more widespread adoption of mobile broadband for years, but major announcements of such initiatives have been few and far between. Into the breach comes AT&T Inc., which has ...More
    October 14, 2009 Posted in News
  • Wal-Mart Enters Prepaid Market
    Seemingly dabbling in everything, discount giant Wal-Mart now plans to give prepaid providers a run for their money.The store has teamed with American Movil. The pair will sell unlimited voice and text for $45 per month, under the brand Straight Talk. If you don’t ...More
    October 14, 2009 Posted in News
  • First Look: BlackBerry Storm 2 ‘Exciting’
    The wild speculation continues as to when the BlackBerry Storm 2 will be available for sale, ranging from as early as this week to just before Thanksgiving. But some people are getting a chance to look at the new device and share their opinions.Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam, ...More
    October 14, 2009 Posted in News
  • Is Google Voice a Web or a Phone Service?
    Is Google Voice a traditional phone service or a Web application that in no way competes with LECs? That’s the question that lies at the heart of the Federal Communications Commission probe of the service, and the subject of much opining since the FCC launched its ...More
    October 12, 2009 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Sprint Puts Android-Based Hero on Sale
    Sprint-Nextel Corp. has officially launched the HTC Hero smartphone, based on the Android operating system. The gadget goes for $180 after rebate with a two-year contract. Sprint is also requiring a data plan.The device offers a 3.2 inch touchscreen display with a ...More
    October 12, 2009 Posted in News
  • BlackBerry Storm 2 Ready for UK, U.S. Launch Uncertain
    Several reports indicate that the much-awaited BlackBerry Storm 2 will be available for sale in the U.K. sometime in the next few days. A story in The Guardian says it’s due to launch this week, while other reports name Oct. 21 as “Storm Day.” Vodafone ...More
    October 12, 2009 Posted in News
  • Motorola Ditches LiMo for Android
    Open-source Linux as a mobile operating system might have an unfortunate future of being cannibalized by its own variations – as evidenced by Motorola Inc. dropping its board seat on the LiMo Foundation in order to focus on the Linux-based Android operating system. ...More
    October 12, 2009 Posted in News
  • T-Mobile Yanks Sidekick Amid Data Loss Catastrophe
    Adding a bit of fuel to the debate surrounding the reliability of cloud services (think Twitter, Google outages), T-Mobile USA has halted sales of its popular messaging-friendly Sidekick device, after a server meltdown essentially erased subscribers’ saved e-mail, ...More
    October 12, 2009 Posted in News
  • Brits Might Prefer Palm Pre to iPhone
    The Palm Pre might give the iPhone a run for its money across the pond if you put much stock in a new study.Four months after its U.S. release, the Pre will go on sale this Friday in the U.K. Researcher TNS says more than one-quarter of the 1,000 people it polled in Britain ...More
    October 12, 2009 Posted in News
  • Survey: iPhone Rules Business World
    The iPhone now not only tops J.D. Power’s smartphone customer satisfaction list for consumers – it’s the top choice for business too.The survey results, which came out this week, gave Apple a total of 803 points out of 1,000. BlackBerry was second with 724 ...More
    October 10, 2009 Posted in News