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  • News: First commercial GSM call marks 20-year milestone

    On June 1, 1991, the first commercial calls over GSM were made in Finland and Sweden, Nokia Siemens and Ericsson noted Friday as they celebrated the anniversary by recollecting the early days of the technology.

  • News: The Week in iPad Cases: Razzle-dazzle

    They’re classy. They’re elegant. They’re artsy. And, sometimes, they’re just plain unusual. They are, as I’m sure you’ve guessed, the latest iPad and iPad 2 cases, the undisputed stars of our weekly roundups.

  • News: Google loss in Nortel patent bids undermines Android, analyst says

    Google's failure to win a bid on 6,000 Nortel patents raises doubts about its commitment to Android and its large community of developers and device manufacturers, intellectual property analyst Florian Mueller said Friday.

  • News: Kodak patent claim against Apple, RIM goes back to judge

    The U.S. International Trade Commission handed down a split decision in Kodak’s high-stakes patent dispute with Apple and Research In Motion over the built-in cameras in smartphones late Thursday. The commission’s latest ruling sends the case back to an administrative law judge, with a final decision not expected until the end of August.

  • News: WaterField Designs MacBook Air Wallet and Travel Express

    San Francisco-based accessory maker WaterField Designs has long made cases, bags, and sleeves for each and every “carry-able” Apple product, and the company has recently released not one, but two excellent travel cases for the latest MacBook Air: the $89 MacBook Air Travel Express and the $79 MacBook Air Wallet. (I tested the 11-inch version of each case; each is also available, for $10 more, in a version sized for the 13-inch MacBook Air.)

  • News: Android momentum not at risk even as iPhones sales jump, says analyst

    Apple's iPhone gained share among U.S. consumers who bought a mobile phone in the last three months, as the share for devices running Google's Android remained flat during the same period, Nielsen said Thursday.

  • News: KDDI offloads traffic on cellular network through Wi-Fi

    Japan's KDDI is installing more than 100,000 Wi-Fi hotspots that smartphone users will be connected to automatically for data services, offloading traffic from KDDI's cellular network.

  • News: Kodak patent case against Apple, RIM sent back to judge

    A ruling on Eastman Kodak's patent case against Apple and Research In Motion may be delayed until August after the U.S. International Trade Commission sent the issue back to a judge who had earlier ruled against Kodak.

  • News: Microsoft offers developers early access to Windows Phone Mango

    The company is looking to cultivate partnerships with developers as it battles against rival platforms from Apple and Google

  • News: RIM agrees to review its structure

    Research In Motion's board of directors has agreed to form an independent committee to study aspects of the company's management structure, including clarifying the roles of RIM's controversial co-CEOs.

  • News: HP TouchPad Garners Mixed Reviews

    HP's TouchPad, the company's response to the Apple iPad, is hitting stores tomorrow and the first reviews are in. The TouchPad is the first iPad competitor to adopt Apple's screen form factor (4:3, while most Android tablets are 16:9), and also the first non-Android contender, running HP's WebOS.

  • News: LightSquared files GPS report and new plan

    LightSquared filed a long-awaited report on possible GPS interference by its planned cellular network to the FCC on Thursday, along with a formal proposal to use a different block of frequencies to prevent those problems.

  • News: Symantec Uncovers Android Apps Security Threat

    Android has quickly climbed to the top of the mobile OS mountain, and it owes much of its success to being a more open platform than rivals like iOS. However, that openness is a double-edged sword that also exposes Android to potential risk--like the Android Class Loading Hijacking threat discovered by Symantec.

  • News: Radio Soulwax iPhone app launched

    Belgian musicians Soulwax - also known as 2ManyDJs - have developed an iPhone app that lets you experience their work in the form of a 'musical film'.

  • News: MoviePass brings all-you-can-watch model to theaters

    Cinephiles and lovers of air-conditioned theaters alike will appreciate MoviePass, a new service that aims to bring a smartphone-controlled, all-you-can-watch option to movie-going. I attended the start-up’s official launch event on Wednesday in San Francisco, where guests not only got to test out the new service, but also watch a free screening of the new Transformers: Dark of the Moon movie (more on that later).

  • News: Free preview of new Times iPhone app offered

    The Times has launched an updated version of its iPhone app and is offering it for free for a limited time.

  • News: Samsung Galaxy S2 is 'UK's favourite smartphone'

    According to online comparison and switching service uSwitch the Samsung Galaxy S2 is the most popular phone in the United Kingdom, beating even Apple's iconic Apple iPhone 4 handset for the second consecutive month.

  • News: Nokia sells messaging unit to Synchronica

    Nokia is selling its operator-branded messaging business to Synchronica, a British developer of mobile messaging software, the companies said Thursday. The business unit provides e-mail and instant messaging services to the likes of AT&T and Verizon.

  • News: Nokia upgrades older Symbian phones

    In an apparent push to keep customers from defecting to other platforms until its Windows Phones ship, Nokia is planning to upgrade some of its older Symbian-based smartphones.

  • News: Essential Apps for Windows Phone 7

    For any smartphone user, adding some simple-to-use and practical apps is a great way to get the most out of a handset. Our package of essentials should be more than enough to get you started.



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