More touchscreen madness: Google Switch mobile phone by Samsung?

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Looking for a real Googlephone? Apparently the search engine behemoth has teamed up with Samsung to produce the Google Switch mobile phone. Like the Apple iPhone, the Switch has a touchscreen that covers the entire front face. In fact, the border around the color display is even thinner than on the Apple offering. Neither Samsung […]

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Mywaves: mobile video for the masses

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There are all kinds of ways of making waves these days—with your cell phone, with your music, with your videos. A startup aims to bring all of that together and give you your waves on your phone. The aptly named mywaves launched in October and has a ton of users already. You can get all […]

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Texas Instruments shrinks linear LED driver for mobile devices

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Cell phone makers want to make their handhelds smaller and thinner, so it’s up to component makers to do the same. Texas Instruments has announced the smallest linear LED driver to date. This “two-bank, low dropout (LDO) regulator” is designed to support “LED lighting in portable applications.” What this means is that the tiny 1.2 […]

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Google Calendar goes mobile with Toffa GooSync

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Google isn’t just a search engine anymore. There are enough solutions on that massive website to virtually replace all of your desktop applications. They’ve got Google spreadsheets, word processors, notepads, and — of course — nearly three gigabytes of email storage. If you’re a big fan of Google Calendar, then you’ll soon become an even […]

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Mobile Skype delayed by technical issues

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Outside applications like Fring let you access Skype on your mobile phone, but we will have to wait a while to get an actual mobile version of Skype, according to the company’s CEO. He says that there are more technical obstacles than they expected when they started developing a mobile version, and it is taking […]

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Sprint launches Mobile Security solution

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We’ve all learned (likely the hard way) about viruses, Trojans, hackers and worms when it comes to our desktop computers, but as our cell phones and other mobile devices are getting easier to connect, it becomes paramount to provide them with just as much security. Sprint today announced a Mobile Security solution that is designed […]

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Nokia N80 Internet Edition: smartphone with VoIP, Yahoo Go for Mobile

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Nokia’s latest smartphone is appropriately titled the N80 Internet Edition. It’s a littler smaller than your average smartphone, which makes it more portable. Among the Internet functions available are VoIP calling, Web browsing, ebook reading, and photo sharing. An agreement with search engine giant Yahoo has enabled use of the Yahoo Go for Mobile installation. […]

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Interview: Chris Houston, Amp’d Mobile Canada

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A few days back I had a few minutes to join Chris Houston, President of Amp’d Mobile Canada, for lunch. He talked to me about what their deal is like with Telus, the challenges of setting up in a Country, what they’re going to be offering the market and just what the heck an MVNO […]

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REVIEW: Telus Mobile Radio, Powered by XM Canada

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XM Satellite Radio isn’t reserved for those standalone units anymore. No longer are you restricted to carrying around an XM-only device to play in your car, while strolling down the street, or even at home… at least if you fall within Telus’ service area in Canada. I had the chance to try out their new […]

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Mobile ad network promises exact targeting

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Coming soon to a WAP site near you: mobile advertising of a concerted order. A start up company called MADS is announcing the creation of a new advertising network for mobile websites. The enterprising thing about this network is that its developers say it will deliver real-time dynamic ads based on criteria such as content […]

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Motorola takes lead to unify mobile Java platform

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Motorola and other phone makers would like to see a greater unification of Java technology for the mobile industry. Under the theory that if you want something done you might as well do it yourself, Motorola has taken the lead in efforts to make the unification happen. They will open source their Java test framework […]

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Salesforce.com buys Sendia, goes mobile

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Wireless access to enterprise applications makes all the sense in the world, but it has been slow to emerge. That should change now that Salesforce.com has purchased Sendia. Salesforce.com bought Sendia, the wireless infrastructure provider for $15 million. They promptly used Sendia’s technology to launch AppExchange Mobile. The eventual goal is for customers to be […]

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V-ENABLE claims world’s fastest mobile search

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Mobile search leave you waiting around too long? V-ENABLE wants to help. They will use CTIA Las Vegas 2006 as the venue to unveil the world’s fastest mobile search. It will be an under-one-second mobile search technology that boasts an accuracy of over 90%. “The main complaint from cell phone users is that mobile data […]

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Battlestar Galactica goes mobile

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Geeks of the world unite, because Battlestar Galactica is heading straight to your cell phone as a mobile game. The SCIFI Channel has joined forces with IN-FUSIO, an international mobile games publisher, to bring the cult classic to the small screens of our handsets. Based on the popular television show, the game was originally launched […]

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nVidia unveils Quadro NVS GPUs for mobile business use

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nVidia has just released a powerful graphics chipset designed for ‘on-the-go’ laptops. The Quadro NVS 110M GPU allows seamless operation of programs that process large image files. The first laptops that will feature these powerful graphics chips are the recently announced Toshiba Tecra M5, Tecra A6, and Tecra A7. The huge processing power of the […]

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