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  • Zomm smartphone security alarm arrives in UK

    The tiny Zomm smartphone security 'leash' has finally been launched in the UK with the company earnestly promoting it as the best way to never leave an expensive device behind.

  • 20nm flash chip means more mobile-device features, smaller SSDs

    By reducing its NAND flash chip size by as much as 40 per cent, Intel and Micron have opened the door for tablets and smartphone manufacturers to use the extra space for product improvements such as a bigger battery, larger screen or adding another chip to handle new features.

  • Crisis expert grades Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 update mea culpa

    Microsoft's latest explanation of its Windows Phone 7 update fiasco gets an A for effort, but a B+ for its timing, a crisis communications expert said today.

  • What is a femtocell?

    When it comes to telecommunications, Australia isn’t usually far behind the curve. In 2010, we had the third highest number of mobile broadband subscribers per capita, our average broadband speeds are growing by the day, and let’s not forget that the National Broadband Network will be one of the few nationwide fibre-to-the-home deployments so far.

  • Bond Uni enlists mobile tool for student recruitment

    Queensland’s Bond University has enlisted the help of an online student recruitment tool in the aim to attract students with information easily accessible via smartphones.

  • Apple iOS 4.3.2 update addresses FaceTime, 3G shortcomings

    Apple Thursday issued its iOS 4.3.2 mobile operating system release, an update designed to make FaceTime video calls and 3G wireless connectivity work better.

  • Flash on Android: Look but don't touch

    With their larger screens, long-lasting batteries, and powerful CPUs, tablets seem well suited for the kinds of rich multimedia applications that confound ordinary smartphones. But Apple famously won't allow Adobe Flash on its iOS mobile devices, including the iPad. This fued creates an ideal opportunity for competing tablet makers to step in and fill the void.

  • Microsoft says it learned key lessons from Windows Phone update fiasco

    Microsoft did not realize how different smartphones are from PCs until recent software updates broke new Windows Phone 7 devices that were already in the hands of cell phone users, Windows Phone Vice President Joe Belfiore explained Wednesday in a keynote address at the MIX11 conference.

  • White iPhone on the way – no, really

    New reports have surfaced that Apple will start shipping the white iPhone 4 within a few weeks, finally bringing the seemingly endless wait to an end. Not that anyone is quite going to believe this until the precious smartphones are in their hands.

  • Chip industry to hit record revenue this year, says SIA

    The semiconductor industry will see its total revenues hit record highs of US$319 billion this year and $330 billion in 2012 as orders mount for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet PCs, according to a prediction from an industry group.

  • Sprint subscribers get carrier billing on Android Market

    Sprint subscribers will now be able to pay for the applications they buy on Android Market via their monthly cellphone bill, Google said in a blog post on Wednesday.

  • Microsoft unveils tools for next-gen Windows phone OS, 'Mango'

    Microsoft on Wednesday announced 1,500 new developer tools coming in May for the next version of the Windows Phone operating system, code-named Mango, that's due in the fall.

  • Microsoft launches cert program for Exchange mobile access

    Microsoft has started a certification program that identifies consumer mobile handsets best supporting Microsoft Exchange's most crucial management capabilities, the company announced Wednesday.

  • HTC adds dual-core Sensation smartphone to its lineup

    HTC's latest smartphone, the Sensation, has a dual-core 1.2GHz processor from Qualcomm that holds the promise of faster graphics and is due to ship in Europe in the second quarter, the company said at an event in London on Tuesday.

  • Intel sets up MeeGo research center with China's Tencent

    Intel is establishing a joint innovation center with Tencent, one of China's largest Internet firms, to develop products and services around the chip maker's MeeGo mobile operating system and devices using its Atom processors.

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