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Nokia Aims to Crush BlackBerry

Nokia has filed lawsuits against Research In Motion in the U.S., the UK and Canada seeking to enforce an arbitration ruling it won in Sweden. The dispute began when Nokia accused RIM of breaching a cross-licensing agreement that allowed RIM to use Nokia's standard-essential cellular patents. RIM had...

Sprint’s New Tri-Fi Hotspot Finds a Signal Any Which Way It Can

Sprint is launching a new type of mobile hotspot -- the Sierra Wireless 4G LTE Tri-Fi Hotspot, the first device that will convert LTE, WiMAX and 3G networks into a WiFi signal. Via the portable device, users can access three networks -- Sprint's CDMA 3G network, its WiMax 4G network and its upcoming...

Chromebook: Big Brother to Netbook, Distant 3rd Cousin to Tablet

Samsung's Series 5 Chromebook hit the shelves Wednesday, selling for $500 for a 3G version and $430 for a WiFi-only model. A teardown performed by IHS iSuppli senior analyst Wayne Lam found that the Series 5 Chromebook has hardware attributes commonly found in a full-featured notebook. The Chromeboo...

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Broadcom Sees the Linuxy Light at Last

Good things come to those who wait, as the saying goes, and recently the Linux community had occasion to observe a vivid illustration close to home. Specifically, after years of ill repute as one of the primary wireless chipmakers that didn't support Linux, Broadcom on Monday showed the community so...

Qualcomm Tucks Atheros Into Its Arsenal

Mobile technology giant Qualcomm has announced plans to purchase Atheros Communications, a leader in wired and wireless technology connectivity, for $45 per share in cash. The acquisition underscores the importance of wireless technology in the rapidly growing smartphone and tablet market. "It is Qu...

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Higher Learning, Higher Speed: Campuses Graduate to 802.11n

In the March 2010 Aberdeen benchmark report "Multi-Site and Campus-Area Wireless LANs: Advantages of the Centralized Approach," 163 institutions were surveyed regarding their use of multi-site and campus-area wireless local area networks. This article provides an analysis into the pressures driving ...

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Big Wireless on Campus: Lowering the TCO of University Networks

Aberdeen's May 2009 report "Wireless LAN 2009: From Network of Convenience to Critical Infrastructure" described the progress that the Best-in-Class had made from transforming their WLAN from a casual network overlay to that of core IT infrastructure. It also reported that Best-in-Class organization...

The Second Coming of Bluetooth

For the uninitiated, "Bluetooth" is a funny word for an awkward device you stick in your ear. The moniker has thus become a non-assuming general descriptor for hands-free calling. That's about to change. Bluetooth has grown into a disruptive wave that's beginning to crest over the top of more than o...

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Different Strokes: One Multi-Site WLAN Does Not Fit All

For the upcoming March 2010 Aberdeen benchmark report, Multi-Site and Campus-Area Wireless LANs: Advantages of the Centralized Approach, 163 organizations were surveyed regarding their use of multi-site and campus-area wireless LANs. Certain vertical sectors had an especially strong representation a...

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Secure, Real-Time UC: Safe Connections While on the Move

Unified Communications holds enormous promise as a coherent, integrated approach to incorporating the full spectrum of business communications modalities, and as direct path to cut through "communications clutter" resulting in accelerated time-to-action. It also offers a cost-effective way to more d...

Linpus Hones Moblin-Based Linux Lite

Linpus Technologies on Tuesday released Linpus Linux Lite 1.2, a new version of its consumer Linux software based on Moblin version 2 that's been enhanced with improved social networking applications and power management capabilities. The first version of the Moblin v2-based technology was released ...

Lenovo Touches Up Laptop, Tablet Screens

Lenovo on Tuesday unveiled two new computers with multi-touch capabilities that let users employ four fingers on the screen. The new PCs are the ThinkPad T400s laptop and the X200 tablet PC. Lenovo also unveiled SimpleTap, a feature that lets users access hardware functions such as adjusting screen ...

Nokia Tosses Another OSS OS Into the Mobile Mix

Nokia on Thursday announced the N900 smartphone, a mobile device running the Linux-based Maemo operating system that the company typically uses for its tablets. The device runs a Mozilla-based browser and offers still and video photography, an FM radio and 3.5G and WLAN connectivity. Maemo is the op...

Nokia N86 Zooms In on US

Well after launching its latest 8-megapixel smartphone camera elsewhere in the world, Nokia on Monday announced plans to sell the device in the U.S. The Nokia N86 will be available at Nokia stores as well as online. Its price tag: $558, well over twice as much as similar phones from Samsung and Sony...

New Spec to Grease Wheels for Wireless Gadget Data Sharing

Over a dozen technology companies announced Thursday their participation in the Wireless Gigabit Alliance, an organization formed to establish a unified specification for 60 gigahertz wireless technology. The new wireless alliance has been working behind closed doors for more than a year. The collec...

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