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Enterprise Mobility: An Investment That Works Harder, Smarter

The enterprise demand for mobility has remained steady and even increased, despite budgets for mobility initiatives being cut during the current global economic downturn, according to a new Aberdeen Group study "More Mobility -- Less Budget: Enterprise Strategies in the Current Economic Downturn." T...

Nokia Shows Off New Line of Pricey Handsets

Nokia unveiled a host of new smartphones Monday at the Mobile World Congress 2008 held in Barcelona, Spain. Among the handset maker's upcoming offerings is the N96, the follow-up to the phone maker's flagship N95 model. Styled as a multimedia computer, the N96 sports a slightly larger screen at 2.8 ...

Smaller, Thinner, Lighter, Cooler Notebooks

Notebook computers are all the rage, and an ever-expanding emphasis on mobility is forcing both consumers and business executives to purchase these devices. "2007 was a very good year for notebooks: Sales were up 20 percent," stated Roger L. Kay, president of market intelligence firm Endpoint Techno...

Lenovo Leaps Into Consumer Market Melee With New Laptops

Lenovo, maker of ThinkPad notebooks and ThinkCentre desktops for businesses, on Thursday announced its first globally available line of notebook PCs aimed at consumers, the IdeaPad Y510, Y710 and U110. "Given that the consumer market represents over 40 percent of the opportunity worldwide, this is o...

RIM: Revenue In Motion – Upward, That Is

Business is booming at Research In Motion as regular consumers join their business-oriented brethren in snapping up the company's ever-expanding line of BlackBerry mobile devices. Second quarter revenue at RIM was up 27 percent from the first quarter and more than doubled last year's second quarter,...

What’s Eating Citywide WiFi, Part 2

Mayors and city governments around the U.S. bought into citywide WiFi project plans, which often included unsupportable performance claims and grossly inflated forecasts for the numbers of users they would attract. Those decisions have come back to haunt them and have led to some abrupt reversals of...

What’s Eating Citywide WiFi, Part 1

In their eagerness to bring the benefits of wireless internetworking to their cities, mayors in Chicago, Houston, San Francisco and other U.S. cities have bought into untested, inflated claims. Now, they are revising their plans to roll out municipal WiFi networks. Last month, Chicago began backing ...

Motorola Sues Aruba for Infringing WLAN Patents

Aruba and Motorola have joined the now legion number of tech companies engaged in legal patent disputes. Motorola's subsidiary companies Symbol Technologies and Wireless Valley Communications filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Aruba Networks in the United States District Court for the Distr...

RIM Spikes BlackBerry’s Punch With WiFi

The newest -- and thinnest -- BlackBerry smartphone from Research In Motion includes GPS, new media player enhancements, an expandable memory slot and the ability to connect to the Internet via WiFi. The BlackBerry 8820's multiple methods of connectivity are "unprecedented," for a RIM smartphone, sa...

Latest Intel Chips Land in Lenovo Laptops

Lenovo unveiled on Wednesday three new notebooks built around a new processor and chip set announced the same day by Intel. Lenovo engineered both the ThinkPad T61 and the ThinkPad R61 with its new Top Cover Roll Cage for enhanced durability, an improved thermal management cooling and efficiency sys...

The March of the Smartphones

2006 was a pivotal year for the smartphone industry, with significant developments in areas both technological and in terms of industry practices and operation. As handset manufacturers continued to accessorize the smartphone and churned out a seemingly limitless variety of models and styles, substa...

Wireless Networking: The Road Ahead

The road ahead for wireless networking promises immense progress -- larger, more extensive networks and access to a diverse set of users via technologies such as WiFi, WiMax and wireless mesh networking. It also promises, however, a path full of obstacles if enterprises choose to ignore how they wil...

Nokia Launches UMA Trial in Finland

Marking another step in the evolution of cellular phone service, Nokia launched its first public Unlicensed Mobile Access pilot over Wireless LAN in Oulu, Finland last week. Converged technologies like UMA greatly expand the options for connecting via mobile devices. Specifically, UMA allows wireles...

China Challenges Approval of Intel Wireless Standard

China's standards body is crying foul over the rejection of its wireless encryption technology by the International Standards Organization, claiming an alternative from U.S. standards groups and Intel was railroaded through the international standards procedure. Reports from China indicate the Chine...

Nokia Bridges Wireless Gap With New Phones

Nokia on Monday introduced three new mobile phones with an emphasis on connectivity. The Nokia 6131, 6070 and 6136 handsets seek to converge style with the latest in wireless technology. While the 6131 and 6070 are mid-range phones targeting consumers, the 6136 may pique the interest of enterprise c...

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