Stories by Matt Hamblen

Video surveillance drives wireless bandwidth boost

Ask Malcolm Gravette what is driving the need for more wireless bandwidth, and the systems application manager for ADT Security will tell you: It's megapixel video.

Google Voice app comes to BlackBerry, Android

Google Voice is now available via BlackBerry and Android smartphones, Google announced today.

Dell eyes smartphone market by asking carriers what they want

Dell plans to enter the consumer and small and medium-sized business (SMB) smartphone market by working with several major carriers globally, Dell officials told analysts Tuesday, without divulging many details, including timing.

Nokia's Surge debuts with Video Share, $80 price tag

AT&T and Nokia today announced that the Nokia Surge smartphone will go on sale July 19 in the U.S for $80 after rebate.

Analysts: AT&T iPhone subsidy could hurt carrier's finances

The iPhone subsidy AT&T pays for each device totals about US$300 and is expected by some analysts to take a toll on the carrier's quarterly finances when they're reported next week.

Teo launches unified communications system to integrate with Microsoft Exchange

Teo will launch a new unified communications system that integrates with Microsoft Exchange late this year, the company announced today at Microsoft's Worldwide Partner Conference in New Orleans.

Wi-Fi enabled health care products to surge with electronic medical records

ABI Research forecasts that Wi-Fi-enabled health care products will hit sales of nearly $US5 billion globally in 2014, up 70% from 2009.

Wildly successful iPhone App Store hits its first year

When Apple Inc.'s iPhone App Store celebrates its first full year in business on Saturday, it will have surpassed 1 billion downloads of the more than 55,000 applications available on its site.

Android, Chrome OS differ over voice communications

As soon as Google Inc. announced it was working on the new Chrome operating system, questions arose over how the new OS will differ from the Android mobile OS, and whether it might spell the end of Android.

Gartner: Location-based services subscribers to double in '09

Gartner predicts that the number of subscribers using location-based services (LBS) globally will double this year, even as mobile device sales decline by 4%.

Palm Pre hardware glitches hard to evaluate, analysts say

Customer forum complaints about shoddy hardware in the recently released Palm Pre are hard to put in perspective, analysts said today, considering it is a first-generation device that still has promise for its new WebOS.

Cisco plans to offer virtual voice service

Cisco Systems will be making aspects of its IP voice technology available virtually and sold as a service as part of a continuing set of improvements to its cloud computing strategy, the company's CTO said today.

Cisco UCS customer claims quick payback

The professional division of Thomson Reuters, six months into a massive data center virtualization project using Cisco Systems Inc. gear, has already seen a payback on costs.

Google's next target: Unified communications

Unified communications has been a technology specialty of networking vendors for years, but Google Inc.'s recent forays into Google Voice and Google Wave, launching later this year, could drastically upset the competitive landscape.

Boeing: Urgent GPS satellite launches on schedule

Boeing Co. said today that the planned launches of its new Global Positioning System (GPS) satellites is on schedule, following worries that the global navigation system could degrade or even fail.