• Nokia to Chop Smartphone Portfolio in Half
    No. 1 handset maker Nokia is refocusing its smartphone strategy for 2010, and plans to chop the number of new offerings it has in half.Nokia, originator of the candy bar phone, has seen steady encroachment on its market-leading position from Apple Inc. and Research in ...More
    December 4, 2009 Posted in News
  • IDC: Apple Tablet a ‘No-Brainer,’ 4G Lackluster
    Research firm IDC has looked into its crystal ball for 2010, and says that the Apple tablet is a “no-brainer.” 4G however? Not so much, for now."We predict that Apple will finally introduce this new device family, which is more of an oversized iPod Touch (8 ...More
    December 4, 2009 Posted in News
  • Samsung Brings Clearwire WiMAX Beyond the Dongle
    Finally, commercial 4G in the United States is moving beyond the laptop dongle, thanks to Samsung Telecommunications America. Samsung has announced the WiMAX-enabled Mondi mobile Internet device for the Clearwire Corp. network, initially launching in the Dallas/Ft. Worth ...More
    December 4, 2009 Posted in News
  • BlackBerry Prices Slashed for Bold, Curve
    Feeling the holiday spirit, Research In Motion has joined the price-slashing parade by cutting prices in half – after a mail-in rebate – for selected phones. They include the new and old versions of the Bold, as well as four versions of the BlackBerry Curve. ...More
    December 4, 2009 Posted in News
  • Verizon Blows AT&T Away on Facebook
    It’s been a rough month for AT&T, which has been slammed in the airwaves by Verizon for its 3G coverage. Now comes word that Verizon is also slaughtering its archrival on Facebook.A new marketing campaign on the popular social networking site has helped Verizon ...More
    December 4, 2009 Posted in News
  • Nokia, AT&T Slap LCD Makers with Lawsuits
    No. 1 cell phone maker Nokia has filed a potentially massive lawsuit this week. The handset maker accuses 11 component manufacturers of price-fixing to artificially drive up the cost of the displays used in mobile devices. It follows a similar action by AT&T Inc.The ...More
    December 3, 2009 Posted in News
  • Security Alert: Cell Phone Calls Vulnerable
    A new survey from ABI Research on behalf of Cellcrypt shows that a majority of large and medium U.S. businesses are failing to adequately protect themselves against the growing threat of mobile voice call interception. This leaves them vulnerable to loss of sensitive and ...More
    December 3, 2009 Posted in News
  • Level 3 To Support the Clearwire WiMAX Rollout
    Level 3 Communications Inc. has landed a contract to provide the metro-area transport for Clearwire Corp.’s WiMAX network as it expands.Level 3 already provides the underlying IP terrestrial transport and backhaul for a portion of the Clearwire WiMAX footprint, and as ...More
    December 2, 2009 Posted in News
  • fring Launches iPhone Video Calling
    fring has launched mobile video calling for the iPhone and iPod Touch.The application runs over a Wi-Fi connection and makes use of the video capabilities in the latest versions of the devices. It’s available to users with iPhone OS 3.0 (for now, only incoming ...More
    December 2, 2009 Posted in News, Voice over IP (VoIP)/IP Telephony
  • Porn: Android’s Secret Weapon Against iPhone?
    Sure, so the Motorola/Verizon Wireless “Droid Does” commercials are an effective weapon in the Google Android mobile OS’s quest to vanquish the iPhone. But now a new warrior has arisen that might give Android devices like the Droid even more virility in ...More
    December 2, 2009 Posted in News