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Location based services: current status and forecast for U.S.
Posted on 27-Aug-2003 19:16Tags News, Computing

While LBS are being deployed in Asia and Europe, American mobile companies are only now working on this technology. The Technology Review (MIT) published an article covering the basic of Location Based Services, and its future. Comments (Comments)

2LD .geek.nz is here!
Posted on 26-Aug-2003 11:11Tags News, Computing

As some of you know, New Zealand is the first country in the world to have 2LD (second level domain) created for geeks: geek.nz. Comments (Comments)

A day in a mobile worker's life
Posted on 25-Aug-2003 17:50Tags Articles, Computing

This article describes what users can expect from a handheld device with integrated internet access in the future - except that this is available now. Comments (Comments)

Potential growth for the unconnected PDA market will shift to smartphone devices.
Posted on 22-Aug-2003 19:43Tags News, Computing

From mobile phones to converged mobile devices, which combine the data capabilities of PDAs with the voice communication capabilities of mobile phones, competing device types will draw buyers away from traditional handheld devices. Comments (Comments)

New decision in handheld patent litigation
Posted on 22-Aug-2003 19:32Tags News, Computing

An American Federal Judge ruled that e-Pass holds a patent that affects all handheld devices. Comments (Comments)

Survey reveals stolen PDAs provide open door to corporate networks
Posted on 21-Aug-2003 20:32Tags News, Computing

Corporates are being warned that all their IT security measures may be worthless. For the second year in a row, a survey has found that their data could be compromised and their reputation damaged, as a third of employees are leaving business information and access details unprotected on their PDAs. Comments (Comments)

Play, share and compete via the N-Gage Arena!
Posted on 21-Aug-2003 17:23Tags News, Computing

Nokia revealed the N-Gage Arena service. Available globally, the N-Gage Arena will be the home for the worldwide virtual community of gamers, to share their experiences and to find other players for mobile gaming with N-gage, Nokia's new device. Comments (Comments)

Toshiba launches trade in program in U.S.
Posted on 21-Aug-2003 08:06Tags News, Computing

The Toshiba trade in program allows you to trade in your current Toshiba or non-Toshiba technology and apply the value of that product towards the purchase of a new Toshiba product. Comments (Comments)

VOIP infrastrucutre to kill mobile carriers?
Posted on 21-Aug-2003 07:51Tags News, Computing

An interesting array of ideas on how to create a mobile VOIP infrastructure based on wireless networking technologies is the featured article "The Death of the Mobile Phone Carrier" at newmobilecomputing. Comments (Comments)

New IDC report report suggests that Microsoft may emerge as a major force in telecom in several years’ time
Posted on 20-Aug-2003 20:42Tags News, Computing

According to a new report from IDC, a battle is looming for the enterprise desktop between major IT and telecom vendors. Comments (Comments)

New Linux handheld PDA coming soon
Posted on 20-Aug-2003 07:50Tags News, Computing

Softfield launches in Sept'03 a new Linux based PDA. The Linuxdevices website previews the newcomer. Comments (Comments)

Sandisk prepares to launch wi-fi SD Card but your Pocket PC must be ready for it
Posted on 19-Aug-2003 22:21Tags News, Computing

Pocket PC users who wish to use the new Sandisk SD Card need to check if the handlhed is compatible with the new device. Comments (Comments)

IDC Worldwide smart handheld devices forecast and analysis 2003-2007
Posted on 19-Aug-2003 07:31Tags News, Computing

As enterprises and consumers continue to heavily scrutinize technology purchases, the evolution of mobile phones will cap market expansion for one of the hottest technology products of the 90’s. According to new research from IDC, potential growth for the unconnected PDA market will shift largely to voice-enabled devices. Comments (Comments)

Round up of smartphone devices on CNET
Posted on 18-Aug-2003 19:35Tags News, Computing

CNET tested and listed eight smartphone devices. The Sony Ericsson P800 is top of the list. Comments (Comments)

Handango releases mobile software data for the second quarter of 2003
Posted on 13-Aug-2003 21:05Tags News, Computing

Handango released the Handango Yardstick for the second quarter of 2003. The Handango Yardstick is a quarterly report on the state of the mobile software economy. This quarter, the Handango Yardstick focuses on global software sales, highlighting the sales of non-English mobile software applications and bestsellers by language. Comments (Comments)

Shakers on mobile and wireless
Posted on 12-Aug-2003 23:48Tags News, Computing

CBR (Computer Business Review) published their selection of 10 most influential companies in the mobile and wireless business. Comments (Comments)

Still don't know what connected PDA to get?
Posted on 12-Aug-2003 23:37Tags News, Computing

An article on this month's PCWorld brings a list of PDA and smartphones and compares them in a big round up. Comments (Comments)

Microsoft Innovation Centre New Zealand select mobile projects
Posted on 11-Aug-2003 01:55Tags News, Computing

The Microsoft New Zealand Innovation Centre was launched in October last year to help accelerate the progress of technology projects for public sector agencies and foster innovation in the sector. Comments (Comments)

Low-cost development system for 'Tilt-Navigating' small PDA or mobile phone displays
Posted on 7-Aug-2003 17:33Tags News, Computing

Innoventions is now shipping a development system for RotoView, a technology that allows PDA and mobile phone users to use hand gestures to control these devices. Comments (Comments)

Intel delivers Optimization Kits for mobile phones and handhelds
Posted on 5-Aug-2003 08:16Tags News, Computing

Intel presented a new software development kit aimed to help developers in creating optimised code for XScale based computers (including mobile phones and handhelds). Comments (Comments)

Windows XP Handhelds: The Next Small Thing
Posted on 4-Aug-2003 23:12Tags News, Computing

In a ZiffDavis Wireless article, author Ross Rubin talks about full OS in small packages. Ultra-personal computers aren't available yet, almost at the edge of being vapourware. But we're closer than you think. Comments (Comments)

Walker Wireless and Vodafone New Zealand seal partnership
Posted on 1-Aug-2003 08:17Tags News, Computing

Walker Wireless Ltd and Vodafone New Zealand Ltd have formalised their strategic relationship with the signing of agreements under which Vodafone will become a key marketing and distribution channel for the Walker Wireless broadband service. Comments (Comments)

Improved version of Skweezer now released
Posted on 31-Jul-2003 17:44Tags News, Computing

Skweezer is a proxy service that formats web pages to be displayed in the best format for the small form factor of handhelds and mobile phones. The new version includes increased page load speed and better controls. Comments (Comments)

Thirty-one awards given by a panel of industry experts at the Handango Partner Summit
Posted on 29-Jul-2003 19:57Tags News, Computing

Handango announced the winners of the Handango Champion Awards at the Handango Partner Summit last week. The Handango Champion Awards were judged by members of the media and other industry experts. Each winner received a generous awards package including promotional opportunities and a US$5,000 marketing stipend. Comments (Comments)

Business: Redefining Microsoft
Posted on 29-Jul-2003 17:51Tags News, Computing

Microsoft latest's earnings report was certainly comforting news to shareholders who have watched other tech firms tank. Annual revenue of $32 billion, up 13 percent year to year. Not to mention a handy $10 billion profit and $49 billion in petty cash. But hidden beneath the heady numbers lurks a nagging question: Are there limits to Microsoft's success? Comments (Comments)


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