Stories by Matt Hamblen

Sony Ericsson details first phone with Windows Mobile

Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB's first Windows Mobile device, to appear in the second half of 2008, will be called Xperia X1.

Study revived this week ties mobile phone use to sperm count

Reports on the Web of a three-year-old study that linked mobile phone usage to men's fertility has created new interest in a follow-up study headed by the same Ohio-based researcher.

Mobile ad market part of Microsoft's goal in Yahoo bid

Gaining a bigger share of mobile advertising is a big reason Microsoft is bidding US$44.6 billion for Yahoo, according to industry observers.

Are Dell, Google planning a phone partnership?

Speculation is mounting that Dell and Google will announce plans for a smart phone based on the Android platform at the Mobile World Congress next week in Barcelona, Spain.

Tandberg launches OCS integration for easy videoconferencing

Videoconferencing device maker Tandberg in New York announced Friday that its products will interoperate with the Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, bringing users greater flexibility in setting up sessions.

Is the iPhone killing Motorola?

With last week's news that Motorola might sell off its mobile device unit, it's fair to ask: Is the iPhone killing Motorola?

Cable cuts force Internet traffic rerouting around the world

Two fiber-optic underwater cables that were damaged Wednesday in the Mediterranean Sea near Egypt have resulted in Internet traffic delays for some US users trying to link to India and the Middle East.

Cable damage in Mediterranean disrupts Internet in Mideast

Wide areas of the Middle East experienced Internet disruptions today after two underwater cables were damaged in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Egypt, according to reports.

Cisco unveils the Nexus 7000, its biggest switch ever

Cisco Systems Inc. Monday announced the biggest switch by far in its history, the Nexus 7000, which is designed for mission-critical data center use.

RIM to support IBM's Connections social networking software

Research in Motion Wednesday announced it will support IBM Lotus Connections on its BlackBerry smart phones, giving users access to the new social software for business.

Motorola mobile sales down; 2007 revenue drops 15%

Motorola Wednesday reported sales of US$36.6 billion (AU$41.9 billion) for 2007, a drop of about 15% from its 2006 sales of US$42.8 billion. The company attributed the drop largely to problems selling mobile devices.

MacBook Air has no WiMax; is Apple on to something?

WiMax-capable prototypes from several vendors were a big part of the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last week, but the faster wireless networking did not figure into the stylishly thin MacBook Air laptop announced at Macworld Tuesday.

Sprint said to be planning layoffs

Sprint Nextel plans to lay off a few thousand of its 60,000 workers, a report in the Wall Street Journal says, quoting unnamed sources.

CES - PC-to-Mac file transfer, Intel SSDs draw a crowd

Storage and data transfer technologies were in abundant display at CES, but a couple of new technologies attracted significant interest and crowds.

CES - Wireless power on its way

Wireless power to recharge cell phones, laptops and other devices was demonstrated at the Consumer Electronics Show this week by at least two vendors whose products are expected to reach consumers later this year.