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  • iPhone Chips Away at BlackBerry’s U.S. Smartphone Lead
    New data from Internet market researcher comScore shows that Apple’s iPhone made some gains in 2009’s fourth quarter against BlackBerry, the market share leader.RIM’s BlackBerry platform leads with a little less than 42 percent of the market. Apple is ...More
    February 9, 2010 Posted in News
  • AT&T’s iPhone Exclusivity ‘May Continue Through 2010’
    Just last week, an analyst from Credit Suisse predicted that AT&T would keep its exclusive deal with the Apple iPhone until the end of 2010 or even mid-2011. Today, another analyst is backing up that opinion, saying an exclusive deal between the two companies seems ...More
    February 9, 2010 Posted in News
  • Report: Motorola Devour Available This Month
    It looks like consumers who are tempted by the New Motorola Devour might be able to get their hands on the device a little sooner than expected.When the smartphone was introduced last week, Verizon said it would first be available sometime in March. The Devour is the first ...More
    February 8, 2010 Posted in News
  • 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