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Looking for the best mobile wireless case
Posted on 11-Aug-2003 19:24Tags News, Mobile

Computerworld, with support from HP, is seeking IT user-organization case study submissions for consideration and recognition in Computerworld's "Best Practices in Mobile & Wireless Awards Program." Comments (Comments)

British O2 to launch interactive services for Pop Idol TV Show
Posted on 11-Aug-2003 14:28Tags News, Mobile

O2 announced that it will provide a range of interactive mobile services for the second series of smash-hit reality entertainment show Pop Idol. Comments (Comments)

Belkin F8T003 competition results
Posted on 11-Aug-2003 10:19Tags News, Site related

The results are in. The winner was contacted and prize is changing hands soon . Comments (Comments)

This is a small world - six degrees of separation applies to e-mail too
Posted on 11-Aug-2003 09:18Tags News, General

University of Columbia sociologists Peter Sheridan Dodds, Duncan Watts and their colleagues have published the first results of the Small World Project, which uses the Internet to test the six degrees of separation theory. The article links to a recorded video, where Watts explains the theory that originated in the 1960s and contends that people are connected through a chain of no more than six people. 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)

Hotspot? Is this something smelly or a night club?
Posted on 11-Aug-2003 00:30Tags News, Wi-Fi

According to a reearch in UK 30% of home computer users don't know what a hotspot is. And most get confused with wireless terms. Comments (Comments)

Palm moves one step closer to Handspring acquisition
Posted on 9-Aug-2003 09:44Tags News, Palm

Palm and Handspring announced that the waiting period required by the Hart-Scott-Rodino Anti-Trust Improvements Act for Palm's proposed acquisition of Handspring has expired. The acquisition is expected to close in the fall, subject to certain conditions, including approval from both companies' stockholders. Comments (Comments)

Details on O2 XDA II emerge
Posted on 9-Aug-2003 09:36Tags News, Phone Edition

A German site posted more details with exclusive photos of the upcoming O2 XDA II Pocket PC Phone Edition. Comments (Comments)

HP Windows Mobile OS 2003 for iPAQ H39xx series now shipping
Posted on 8-Aug-2003 21:59Tags News, Windows Mobile Pocket PC

U.S. owners of H39xx Pocket PC are now able to buy the upgrade from Pocket PC OS 2002 to Windows Mobile OS 2003 from the HP website. H54xx series will be next in a couple of weeks. Comments (Comments)

mapAmobile locates mobile users
Posted on 8-Aug-2003 09:35Tags News, Mobile

With the SIM card-based service mapAmobile users are able to locate other mobile users, via SMS or the web. Users can also enable special SMS notifications when a mobile phone move to a particular location. Comments (Comments)

Number of mobile phone users worldwide to increase to 2 billion by 2007
Posted on 8-Aug-2003 08:41Tags News, Mobile

Wireless subscribers to reach two Billion by 2007 and CDMA to see growth. Comments (Comments)

iPAQ H3970 SD Card driver update available from HP
Posted on 8-Aug-2003 08:04Tags News, Windows Mobile Pocket PC

Users of iPaq H39xx series with Pocket PC OS 2002 now have a download with SD card drivers update. Comments (Comments)

In a twist of RIM case a judge allows the company to keep selling the Blackberry product and services
Posted on 7-Aug-2003 18:49Tags News, BlackBerry

A new ruling delivered by the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia favored RIM and allows RIM to continue selling its products and services in the United States without interruption. 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)

Sony Clie, Palm OS or P800?
Posted on 6-Aug-2003 20:39Tags News, Palm

The author discusses why and how he moved from a Sony Clie to a Palm T2 and why the P800 is an overkill. Comments (Comments)

RIM loses court battle involving Blackberry and patent rights
Posted on 6-Aug-2003 17:51Tags News, BlackBerry

According to a report on news.com RIM (Research In Motion) lost the court case to NTP. The company will have to pay US$ 53 million and is not allowed to sell products that use NTP's patents in U.S. until 2012. Comments (Comments)

Smartphone devices participation in mobile market up 19% from last year
Posted on 6-Aug-2003 08:01Tags News, Mobile

But smartphone devices (Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Microsoft) still correspond to only 1.5% of the mobile market. Comments (Comments)

Going wireless - again
Posted on 6-Aug-2003 07:47Tags News, Mobile

We had a Geekzone article before where I exposed the economical benefits of going 100% mobile - forget landlines. Wired is now running an article on 7.5 million Americans who don't have a landline and live on mobile. Comments (Comments)

Geekzone outage
Posted on 5-Aug-2003 17:15Tags News, Site related

Users might find it hard to reach Geekzone from 4am to 5am 06 Aug 2003 (New Zealand time) or around 5pm to 6pm 05 Aug 2003 GMT. Comments (Comments)

Official: Toshiba will not offer upgrade to Windows Mobile 2003 for E740 users
Posted on 5-Aug-2003 11:19Tags News, Windows Mobile Pocket PC

Official release on Toshiba site clears the expectation: no upgrade path for E740 Pocket PC users. 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)

To hire a cab you only need SMS
Posted on 5-Aug-2003 08:01Tags News, Mobile

A company in Auckland, NZ started offering users the ability to hail for a cab via SMS. 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)

British Telecom to test Bluetooth mobile solution with Sony Ericsson P800
Posted on 4-Aug-2003 22:35Tags News, Bluetooth

The phone connects to a Bluetooth access point when around home, and to the mobile network when out of range. Comments (Comments)

WorldMate competition results
Posted on 4-Aug-2003 21:48Tags News, Promotions

These are the results in our WorldMate competition. We had eight copies of this software (two for each platform: Pocket PC, Palm OS, Symbian Nokia , Symbian Sony Ericsson) to give away. Comments (Comments)


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