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Latest Opera Browser a Bit Off Key

Using the latest version of the Opera Web Browser is like meeting up with an old friend and finding out he or she now has issues with the relationship. Opera 10.10 has several impressive new features, but a few glitches really limit the usefulness of this version. In fact, the only way for me to con...

Qualcomm Tosses Adobe Flash Into the BREW

Qualcomm and Adobe Systems are bringing Flash-based applications to Qualcomm's BREW mobile platform. The two companies jointly announced their plans at Qualcomm's BREW conference in San Diego on Thursday. Flash support will make it much easier for Flash developers to deliver rich Internet applicatio...

Androids March on Barcelona

Google's Android mobile phone platform has started to see the light of day. A handful of handset makers have been showing prototype mobile phones running Android at the GSMA Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, Spain, this week. Android is heavily backed by Google, though it's actually being dev...

Skype Flies the Coop With Mobile Handset

Skype and the mobile network carrier 3 announced on Monday they have launched a mobile handset model to be sold in Europe. The new service will allow Skype users to make free Skype-to-Skype calls as well as send free instant messages from a mobile phone to other Skype users "no matter where they are...

Qualcomm Brews Up an Intriguing Software System

To some, it might seem like an unlikely pairing: wireless handset chipsets and mobile application development tools. To Qualcomm, however, it is a match that makes sense and is starting to have an impact on the wireless data industry. Qualcomm is best known for its CDMA chipsets that are found in p...

Quake Ready To Rock Mobile Phone Users

Gamers with 3D-enabled mobile phones will soon be able to carry Quake with them. The first-person shooter, first released by id Software in 1996 for PCs and followed by three sequels, is thought of as a ground-breaker in 3D gaming. id Software and publisher Pulse Interactive said Quake Mobile will b...

Qualcomm Supports Linux on Next-Gen Mobile Phone Chips

Qualcomm plans to support Linux in its next-generation mobile phone chips in a move that will allow handset manufacturers to design new high-end 3G devices using the open-source platform and the CDMA digital wireless technology it created. A Gartner report issued this week said a demand for devices ...

SOFTWARE

Software Allows College Test Prep via Mobile Devices

Perhaps one of the most effective and efficient methods for getting into college is no further from students than the palms of their hands. Using PDAs and cell phones, students now can study for the PSAT, the SAT or the ACT wherever they are, whenever they want. Students don't have to leave behind h...

Nokia Rings In with New Mobile Platform

Nokia announced a platform Monday at the CTIA Wireless Show in San Francisco that some say will help bring the United States in line with Europe and Asia in the use of mobile content such as games and ring tones. U.S. consumers have lagged in their adoption of mobile content. Nokia is looking to cap...

NEWS BRIEF

Opera Browser Goes Mobile

Opera Software announced that its Opera smartphone browser will soon become available for Microsoft Windows Mobile software.

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