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  • Android 'Honeycomb' will debut as 2.4 in February

    Despite ongoing speculation that Android 3.0 is imminent, it looks like the next release of the mobile operating system--dubbed "Honeycomb"--will be version 2.4.

  • RIM's PlayBook tablet unlikely to ship before March

    Research In Motion may have high hopes for its PlayBook tablet but it looks like the device will not go on sale until the end of the first quarter, according to comments from executives during RIM's earnings call Thursday.

  • Notify unveils multi-platform management software for mobile devices

    Notify Technology has announced a new hosted management service aimed at enterprise deployments of different mobile platforms, including iOS, Android, BlackBerry OS, webOS and Windows Mobile.

  • Nokia expands patent lawsuit against Apple

    Nokia announced on Thursday that it has filed patent claims in the U.K. High Court, Dusseldorf and Mannheim District Courts in Germany and the District Court of the Hague, Netherlands, again taking aim at Apple's iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch.

  • W3C offers mobile app etiquette

    In an effort to make mobile applications easier to use, the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) has established a set of guidelines for developers to keep in mind when creating their Web-standards based applications.

  • Google adds offline viewing, orientation to Maps for Android

    Google has updated its Maps for Android application, giving it more GPS navigation features than mobile offerings from Apple and Microsoft.

  • LG unveils dual-core, Android-based LG Optimus 2X

    LG Electronics Thursday unveiled the Optimus 2X, a smartphone based on Android and Nvidia's dual-core Tegra2 processor, which provides 1080p HD video playback and recording.

  • iPhone, Android deadlocked for top mobile ad share

    Android and the iPhone OS remain deadlocked in a heated battle for market share in the realm of mobile advertising.

  • The right office apps for the iPhone at work

    With Apple's iOS 4 supporting corporate security requirements, companies are increasingly saying an explicit yes to iPhone use. Certainly an iPad makes more sense as a lightweight laptop replacement (see InfoWorld's picks for the best iPad office apps), but there are many times you can't easily pull out a laptop or iPad but can use a smartphone. Just as companies typically install a suite of productivity apps (nearly always Microsoft Office), what should the iPhone equivalent be?

  • Cisco, T-Mobile team up for Wi-Fi calling for business system

    Cisco and T-Mobile USA today announced Wi-Fi Calling for Business to help ensure reliable voice calls over Wi-Fi as well as seamless roaming of voice and data traffic between Wi-Fi and cellular networks for smartphone users.

  • Android, iPhone users outpace BlackBerry, Symbian users in data usage

    It's no surprise that iPhone and Android users are using more data today than the iPhone users of two years ago (when there were no popular Android devices). But a recent report from Arieso, a British firm that provides cellular carriers software to optimize their network performance, does contain surprises, and it reveals how much people are using data services on their cellular devices.

  • Microsoft to launch Windows Phone 7 in China in late 2011

    Microsoft plans to launch Windows Phone 7 in China in the second half of 2011.

  • Verizon to sell nine million iPhones at AT&T's expense: Analyst

    The Verizon iPhone, the biggest myth of the tech world for the past few years, would sell nine million units in 2011, stealing many customers from AT&T, according to a note from analyst Gene Munster sent to AppleInsider. Rumored to arrive sometime in early 2011, the Verizon iPhone would break AT&T's iPhone exclusivity, leading many consumers to switch to Verizon's network.

  • Google Nexus S: Gingerbread in an unlocked cupboard

    Because of the way the U.S. mobile phone market is structured, it's next to impossible to find an unlocked phone that isn't loaded with bloatware. For those who want a carrier-independent smartphone, an enticing option is the Nexus S, a very nice successor to Google's Nexus One, which did so much to popularize the Android operating system.

  • IBM readies Lotus Notes Traveler for Android

    IBM is ready to ship an Android-compatible new version of its push-based e-mail software Lotus Notes Traveler, an IBM employee wrote in a blog posting Tuesday.