Stories by Matt Hamblen

Microsoft unveils Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system

Microsoft unveiled its Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system today on what are being called "Windows phones" that focus on touch-friendly features and quicker navigation, acknowledging the influence of the iPhone. The phones should ship as early as July.

Motorola to rely on Android to revive phone sales

Motorola Tuesday said its mobile phone revenues fell by 51 percent in the fourth quarter of 2008, and said it plans to improve phone sales in 2009 by developing fewer new handsets with a focus on smartphones that run the Android operating system.

Nortel exits mobile WiMax to focus on high-return tech

Nortel Networks is dropping out of the mobile WiMax business entirely and will end an agreement with Israeli-company Alvarion to resell Alvarion mobile Wimax gear.

Dell could join Acer in unveiling smart phone

When Dell stopped selling the Axim PDA in 2007, several industry observers predicted that the PC and server maker would eventually move on to sell smart phones.

Smart phone shipments to grow despite overall mobile decline

Smart phones made up about 14 per cent of all mobile devices shipped globally in 2008 and should increase to more than 17 per cent of the total in 2009, according to new projections from ABI Research in New York.

Amazon.com expected to unveil Kindle 2 February 9

By now, plenty of educated guesses have been offered up about what the next-generation Kindle e-reader will look like and do, and fans expect to find out for sure when Amazon.com holds a news conference in New York on February 9.

Cisco launches major green push with EnergyWise

Cisco System launched a major green initiative this week that includes free software to help customers use their networks to automatically turn off computers and network gear at night and whenever they aren't being used.

HP launches alliance for integrating apps, network gear

Hewlett-Packard's ProCurve networking division Monday announced an ambitious alliance with enterprise application vendors to optimize their software as it runs over ProCurve switches and other networking gear.

Internet, wireless hold up well on Inauguration Day

Streaming Internet video of the inauguration of President Barack Obama jammed Internet links and news Web sites, and wireless carriers reported a deluge of calls, but problems seemed to be minor.

Obama plans to keep his BlackBerry

President-elect Barack Obama told CNN he had a plan to "hang onto" his beloved BlackBerry, but did not explain how he would overcome legal and security concerns..

Motorola offers 'snap-on' device for mobile payments

Motorola announced a new product called the Snap-on Mobile Payment Device, which will work with its enterprise-class wireless handhelds, the MC-70 and the MC-75.

Nortel customers don't need to panic, analysts say

Nortel Networks customers: Don't panic and rip out your Nortel gear.

Nortel exec: Bankruptcy filing was in part to preserve $2.4B

One major reason why Nortel Networks Corp. filed for protection from its creditors in the U.S. and other countries today was to preserve $2.4 billion in cash, which the company plans to use to provide support and service its customers, Nortel's head of enterprise sales said Wednesday.

Cisco ships new 802.11n AP to resolve power issue

The growth of 802.11n wireless LAN access points has been somewhat limited by a well-known problem with insufficient power to APs when using Power-over-Ethernet connections.

Look for high speed, low energy in Bluetooth products

In the 11 years since the creation of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, about 2 billion devices with the wireless technology have shipped globally. The products range from hands-free headsets to medical devices, but Bluetooth innovations expected in 2009 should rapidly expand the number of devices available, Bluetooth officials said at the International Consumer Electronics Show.