Stories by Matt Hamblen

Nortel: Revenues stabilize, but still off 37 per cent from '08 levels

Nortel Networks CEO Mike Zafirovski today said the equipment maker is beginning to see revenue and cash balance stability, even as the company reported a 37 per cent drop in revenues during the first quarter compared to the same period a year ago.

Android 1.5 software update due next week in U.S.

The official over-the-air Android 1.5 software update for T-Mobile USA G1 smartphones will start at the end of next week, a spokesman said yesterday, one week after bloggers started saying they were getting the updates in Europe.

Mobile commerce apps gaining ground in US

Mobile payment and mobile commerce applications are proliferating in the U.S., but the adoption of Near Field Communications (NFC) technology that allows mobile phone customers to quickly tap a mobile phone and pay for a subway ride or a grocery store purchase is years away, several industry officials said at a conference here.

MySpace expects huge growth in mobile social network users

Just about every application is going mobile, as the App Store for iPhone has shown with its 1 billion-plus downloads.

New Kindle creates new challenges for publishers

Amazon.com Inc. is expected to announce a big-screen Kindle e-reader this week, and many are already wondering if newspaper and magazine publishers will benefit.

Android 1.5 'Cupcake' starts arriving on G1s

The Android 1.5 update for G1 smartphones, dubbed "Cupcake," began arriving on some of the devices over-the-air Thursday, according to G1 owners reporting on blogs and forums.

Motorola pushes ahead with Android phones

Motorola Inc. is on track to have Android-based smartphones on sale in stores in time for the busy Christmas buying season, and will launch them with multiple carriers in regions around the globe, the head of the company's mobile device division said Thursday.

Unbeatable iPhone is desperately sought by Verizon

If one thing is clear from a flurry of recent new reports on Verizon Wireless, it is that the wireless carrier really wants its own iPhone device to compete with AT&T Inc.'s exclusive hold on the highly successful smartphone.

Group to keep fire under Apple over Baby Shaker app

The Sarah Jane Brain Foundation has vowed to keep demonstrating against Apple Inc. over the Baby Shaker application that appeared for two days on the company's App Store last week, adding iPhone carrier AT&T Inc. to its scorn.

Android 1.5 SDK is out; full device update coming soon

The Android 1.5 Software Developer's Kit (SDK) was released Monday as expected, offering developers the means to write programs for the Android update coming as early as May in some locations.

Mobile devices ship ahead of expectations; still down 11%

Mobile device shipments globally reached 258 million handsets for the first quarter, well above forecast amounts, but still an 11% decline over the same quarter last year, ABI Research Inc. Friday said.

Study: Not replacing laptops can prove very costly

Companies looking to cope with declining IT budgets by postponing the purchase of new laptop computers are likely making a mistake, according to a new report released by technology consulting firm J. Gold Associates.

T-Mobile sales of G1 hit 1 million in first two quarters

T-Mobile USA sold 1 million G1 smartphones in the first six months since it went on the market, about one-third the number of Apple Inc. iPhones that sold in its first two quarters.

Report: President Obama to get secure BlackBerry 8830

US President Barack Obama is due to receive a high-security BlackBerry 8830 soon, a Washington-based newspaper has reported.

Android to go beyond phones to a range of personal devices

Android, the Linux-based operating system used in the G1 smartphone and others to come, is destined to be part of many other devices, including personal multimedia devices, mobile Internet devices, medical monitoring tools and home-entertainment controllers.