• 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
  • New HTC 'Desire' Is an Updated Google Nexus One
    MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS — When the HTC Desire smartphone makes its debut next month, it might not carry the Nexus One name, but it will remind you a lot of Google’s new phone.HTC made the Nexus One for Google; now comes a device that looks much like the Nexus One, ...More
    February 16, 2010 Posted in News
  • Samsung Wave Highlights Gadget Glut at MWC
    MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS — So many new gadgets have been released in the first 24 hours of this event in Barcelona that it’s hard to keep track of them all. But many believe the Samsung Wave is the head of the class.The Wave is the first Samsung phone to use the ...More
    February 15, 2010 Posted in News
  • Report: Mobile Broadband Investment to Hit $72 Billion
    Wireless carriers will spend as much as $72 billion to roll out mobile broadband infrastructure and services in 2010, the GSM Association said. Citing figures from Deutsche Bank, the GSMA said that broadband offerings will consume over half of all operator investment in ...More
    February 11, 2010 By Richard Martin Posted in News
  • Palm Pre, Pixi Production Halted?
    Palm Pre and Palm Pixi production has been halted for February, according to three Taiwanese manufacturing sources. Palm Inc. has asked its manufacturing partner, Foxconn, to stop the presses, as it were.“The decision is very sudden, and Foxconn was told to reduce all ...More
    February 11, 2010 By Tara Seals Posted in News
  • Palm Pre Soon Bound for AT&T?
    Just a couple of weeks after making its debut on the Verizon Wireless network comes word that the Palm Pre might be available through AT&T this spring.If you do some digging through FCC filings and look at the history of the Pre, you might come to the conclusion that an ...More
    February 11, 2010 Posted in News
  • 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