Stories by Matt Hamblen

No Froyo for Droid Eris, Verizon confirms

Verizon Wireless confirmed Thursday that the Android 2.2 update known as Froyo will not be provided for the Droid Eris smartphone, outraging some customers.

Good security tools now support Verizon Android phones

Verizon Wireless today announced that Android smartphones using its network can now use Good Technology's security and management software.

Avaya's new portable isn't a tablet, it's a 'desktop video device'

Avaya had barely announced its new portable video device on Wednesday when just about everybody started calling it the Flare Tablet.

Nokia unveils new phones, says chairman to step down in '12

Nokia today confirmed that Chairman Jorma Ollila plans to resign in 2012, marking more sweeping changes as the company tries to win back leadership of a complex market with new smartphones.

Nokia plans U.S.-centric phones

Nokia wants to "re-enter" the U.S. market and is developing smartphones for U.S. consumers, but the phone maker won't be building more CDMA-based phones, which run on half the nation's wireless networks, Nokia's global head of sales said Tuesday.

BurstPoint officially launches with video platform

BurstPoint Networks officially launched operations today with a portfolio of enterprise-class video-streaming and videoconferencing products.

Smartphones, other mobile devices boost social networks

There's mounting evidence that smartphones and mobile devices are increasing the use of social networks and microblogging sites.

Motricity launches mobile content delivery service

Motricity on Monday announced mCore MobileCast, a service for wireless carriers and large companies that want to deliver content to smartphones based on user preferences.

Google ponders Android vs. Chrome for future tablets

Google is being somewhat circumspect about whether Android or Chrome will run on future tablet computers, with two top executives hinting recently at different possible directions. Analysts also disagree in their predictions.

Android leaps to No. 2 mobile OS in 2010

The Android will edge out Research In Motion's BlackBerry and Apple's iOS for all of 2010 to become the second best-selling mobile operating system globally behind Nokia's Symbian, according to market research firm Gartner.

Windows Phone 7 to launch 11 October, report says

Microsoft will launch Windows Phone 7 on 11 October at an event in New York, according to a report on the Pocket-lint Web site.

AT&T boasts of billions spent on network improvements

A letter sent Wednesday to AT&T customers and a news release issued today describing nationwide wireless network improvements are stoking speculation that the carrier is nearing the final days of its exclusive deal for the Apple iPhone in the U.S. and wants to keep its customers.

Samsung's Fascinate goes on sale Wednesday for $US200 online

The Samsung Fascinate smartphone goes on sale online Wednesday for $US199.99 after rebate and will be in Verizon Wireless stores on Thursday.

IDC boosts 2010 smartphone shipment projections by 10 per cent

IDC today said that Global smartphone shipments will jump by 55 per cent this year compared to 2009, and 10 per cent more than projections it made earlier this year.

Mobile CRM app helps construction firm diversify its business

VCC, a nationwide retail construction company, was forced to diversify when the recession struck. The company found that giving project managers smartphone access to customer data was a big boost in attracting new business.