Stories by Matt Hamblen

Cisco to expand work with HP on unified communications

Cisco Systems and HP jointly announced Wednesday that they would work together to sell more unified communications products, with both companies investing in training and building global marketing and sales programs.

Gartner: Global mobile phone sales will rise 11 per cent in '08

Gartner is projecting 11 per cent growth in global sales of cell phones and related devices in 2008, citing healthy sales in the first half of the year.

Gartner: 'Caveats apply' for enterprise iPhone use

After three weeks of testing and reviewing Apple's new iPhone 2.0 firmware and an iPhone 3G for use in large businesses, analyst firm Gartner said the device can be supported by IT shops -- but only for a narrow set of uses such as voice, e-mail, Web browsing and the storage of personal information.

Nortel to supply gear for 2012 Olympics

Organizers of the 2012 Olympic Games in London announced Wednesday that Nortel Networks will supply network infrastructure for the events.

NYC to bypass muni Wi-Fi

New York City wants to provide faster and cheaper Internet access, especially to its low-income residents, without going the route of municipal Wi-Fi that has proved to be the bane of so many US cities.

MIT, medical center find benefits with 802.11n deployments

MIT in Cambridge, Mass., and a medical center based in Alabama are beginning to deploy faster wireless 802.11n access points from Cisco Systems, networking engineers said in a Webcast Tuesday.

Nortel reassures market that it still sells WiMax gear

Back in June, Scott Wickware, the new general manager of the WiMax unit for Nortel Networks, became alarmed when press reports began circulating that Nortel had jettisoned its WiMax high-speed wireless business.

Analyst: Android, Symbian should combine

As wireless computing mushrooms with new devices, applications and a global move toward "openness," one analyst is suggesting some contraction is in order.

New tools announced for planning, securing 802.11n networks

As faster wireless 802.11n networks gain adoption, organizations want to deploy planning tools to deal with complexities in rolling out the new technology and to keep the networks secure.

Airlines get ready to test fledging Wi-Fi in flight

In-flight Wi-Fi will eventually take off for passengers aboard some US airlines, but it won't happen before months of testing and slow rollouts of the wireless service.

Apple says 1M iPhone 3Gs sold in first three days of sales

Apple announced today that it sold its 1 millionth iPhone 3G worldwide on Sunday, three days after the launch, adding that more than 10 million applications from the App Store had been downloaded since late last week.

iPhone rivals look to cash in on iPhone 3G launch

If the orginal iPhone really was the Jesus Phone, and Friday's launch of iPhone 3G is the Second Coming, what does that make the iPhone look-alikes recently launched or being launched by Apple's competitors?

Deloitte picks Nortel for managed videoconferencing

Global consultancy Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu has chosen Nortel Networks as its managed service provider of telepresence and videoconferencing capabilities in a three-year deal valued in the millions of dollars.

Apple's video of iPhone 3G shows its marketing prowess

The marketing prowess of Apple is legendary, a reputation that was bolstered again Tuesday by a slick 30-minute online video that offers a guided tour of the iPhone 3G coming July 11.

Faster Wi-Fi draft is one year old, but some concerns remain

The Wi-Fi Alliance celebrated the first anniversary of the 802.11n draft 2.0 certification last week, and said the faster Wi-Fi technology's "upward trajectory ... continues unabated."