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  • iPhone, Eh? Skype Comes to Canada
    Break out the Moosehead: Just-sold over the top VoIP provider Skype is now available from the App Store for Canadian iPhones, for free.Available for iPhone in the U.S. for sometime, Skype had been blocked by Canadian technical restrictions.For voice it only works over ...More
    September 9, 2009 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Sigh. No Apple Tablet, but iPod Gets Refresh
    Despite rampant rumors that Apple Inc. would unveil its fabled, rarely glimpsed tablet computer at this week’s iPod launch event, it was not meant to be. No unicorn-like tablet appeared. What we did get, however, is a rare appearance by Steve Jobs, updated iTunes, new ...More
    September 9, 2009 Posted in News
  • AT&T Supercharges Its 3G Plans
    AT&T Inc. might just have had enough of all the complaints about its network being congested. It detailed its 3G network upgrade plans this week, saying it will go to 7.2mbps HSPA in six major markets by the end of the year.Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los ...More
    September 9, 2009 Posted in News
  • Wi-Fi Connectivity Becoming Pervasive on Devices
    Wi-Fi-enabled products continue to proliferate across nearly all categories, including computing, networking, consumer electronics and mobile devices. Over 1,000 new products were launched with Wi-Fi in 2008; 2009 promises to surpass that mark, according to a new report ...More
    September 6, 2009 Posted in News
  • Apple, AT&T: Uh, Yeah, MMS for iPhone Coming Soon
    Facing a lawsuit over alleged false advertising, AT&T Inc. (T) and Apple Inc. (AAPL) said this week they’ll add picture-message capability to the iPhone 3G and 3Gs by Sept. 25. The feature will be nice for the 9 million iPhone users out there ... but ...More
    September 4, 2009 Posted in News
  • Report Names BlackBerry Storm 2 Release Date
    It’s looking more and more like Verizon’s move to cut the price of the BlackBerry Storm to just $50 was indeed a precursor to the release of the Storm 2.The popular Storm didn’t take long to sell out when it was released last fall. Now, a new report ...More
    September 4, 2009 Posted in News
  • Palm Pre Gets Rave Review in Canada
    While the Palm Pre opened to mixed reviews in the U.S., it didn’t take long for it to get its first sparkling marks in Canada.One week after its release there, The Edmonton Sun has a lot of great things to say about the smartphone, calling it “giddily ...More
    September 4, 2009 Posted in News
  • AT&T iPhone Users Are Network Capacity Hogs
    For a while, iPhone users were the gloaty ones, having gotten their paws on that cool Apple Inc. (AAPL) device and all.Now the rest of us can indulge in some schadenfreude because it seems AT&T Inc.’s (T) 9 million iPhone users are network hogs and creating ...More
    September 3, 2009 Posted in News
  • Report: Palm Pre Sales to Miss Estimates
    A new report says sales of the Palm Pre are likely to fall way short of the 1 to 1.5 million smartphones that Sprint had hoped to sell in the third quarter.David Eller of Town Hall Investment Research says Sprint and Palm have reason to feel downright gloomy. Although no ...More
    September 3, 2009 Posted in News
  • Clearwire Touts WiMAX's Head Start
    IT EXPO — WiMAX’s advantages over other broadband wireless technologies, specifically Long Term Evolution (LTE), lie in its established profile, its shorter pathway to consumer electronics devices, and its stable intellectual-property underpinnings, said Ali ...More
    September 2, 2009 By Richard Martin Posted in News