After all the hoopla surrounding Apple‘s iPad 2 launch has settled, Motorola announced that a Wi-Fi-only version its Android-based Xoom tablet will be available in stores on March 27.
The battle for market share is on between Verizon Wireless and AT&T. In just one month, Verizon took 12.7 percent of the iPhone market, according to ad tracking firm Chitika.
TwoSixty Inc, an online phone management service backed by Y Combinator, announced today that it has launched TellFi.ca — a version of its virtual phone service specifically for Canada.
Google will reportedly start testing its near-field communication (NFC) mobile payment service in New York and San Francisco stores within four months, sources tell Bloomberg.
Sponsored Post The upcoming CTIA Wireless conference, March 22-24 in Orlando, will focus attention on the innovators in wireless telecommunications. In a joint effort with The Telecom Council of Silicon Valley (the Council), the CTIA show floor will feature an “Innovation Showcase” where 25 young companies will be exhibiting their new products and services.
T-Mobile has finally offered up some details and images of its upcoming Android-powered Sidekick 4G smartphone — and at first glance, it appears the carrier may have another teen hit on its hands when it lands this spring.
Doodle Jump, an enormously popular game on the iPhone built by two brothers in New York, has been downloaded more than 10 million times across the iPhone, iPad, and Android mobile devices.
Apple is rushing to get the iPad 2 to customers quickly after it was announced but is running into problems. Now, online orders for the iPad 2 are facing shipping delays of four to five weeks — an unprecedented delay for a new Apple product.
In a bid to help those trying to reach friends and family in Japan following the country’s devastating earthquake and tsunami, Verizon, AT&T and Sprint have all announced today that they will be offering free calls and messaging to Japan
Altobridge makes it cheaper to provide mobile coverage to communities in emerging countries, from an African village to a remote oil drilling site. The company just closed a $12 million third round of funding with Intel Capital and the International Finance Corporation (an offshoot of the World Bank).
Forget the sales estimates of 600,000, Apple’s iPad 2 may have sold closer to 1 million units in its launch weekend, Reuters reports.
The Amazon Appstore will offer exclusive downloads for the upcoming Angry Birds Rio game for Android phones.
Intel said today it has bought most of the assets of Cairo-based SySDSoft as part of an effort to move into 4G LTE communications.
It seemed almost a sure thing that Apple would include near-field communication (NFC), a short-range communication technology used for mobile payments and information transfer, in the iPhone 5. But now it looks like we may have to wait until next year.
Telecommunications and broadband Internet service provider AT&T will impose caps on the amount of data its U-Verse and DSL users can download starting in May, according to a report by Broadband Reports.
The iPad 2 has been jailbroken already, according to a video posted this evening.
Peter Vesterbacka, whose company Rovio makes the immensely popular Angry Birds game, has a big vision for the future of mobile gaming.
As people share ever-increasing amounts of information online, are we heading to a future of data overload? Naveen Selvadurai, co-founder of popular location-sharing app Foursquare, said there’s no stopping the data flood — but that doesn’t mean users have to drown in it.
IHS iSuppli estimates that the new iPad 2 costs less than half of its purchase price, based on an analysis of the components inside the tablet.
Ever since Steve Jobs announced the white iPhone in June, 2010, fans have been waiting for it to come out. And waiting. And waiting.
The iPad 2 is far outrunning its rivals in terms of worldwide awareness, according to Google Trends. As you can see from the chart below, people are Googling the iPad 2 far more than they are the Motorola Xoom or the Samsung Galaxy Tab. The same holds true for rivals such as the Amazon Kindle, the HP TouchPad, and the RIM PlayBook.
Apple chief executive Steve Jobs promised that the iPad 2′s processor is twice as fast as the original iPad’s and that its graphics performance is nine times better.
We wrote yesterday about how easy it is to shoot video with an iPad 2 and then edit the film with iMovie on the tablet itself. Taking that as a challenge, the folks at indie film maker Majek Pictures created what they say is the first movie edited on iPad 2 with iMovie.
As consumers buy their iPad 2 tablets and take them home this weekend, one of the apps worth trying out is a familiar one. Just as Apple migrated GarageBand from the Mac to the iPad, it has migrated iMovie to the iPad as well.
Apple fans gathered in a line that stretched for two city blocks at the Apple store in Palo Alto, Calif. As you can see in the video below, they cheered when the door opened. Security and PR people were plentiful, as were blue-shirt employees. After all, this is the store where Steve Jobs will occasionally show up to see how first-day sales are going.
FON, a company that manages a large network of wi-fi hotspots, is opening up its 500,000 some-odd hotspots in Japan to web surfers for free until the country’s state of emergency following a massive earthquake and tsunami comes to an end.
The next major update for Flash on Android mobile devices, version 10.2, will hit the Android Market on March 18, Adobe announced today.
Neil Young is the chief executive of Ngmoco, the mobile game publisher that was acquired by Japan’s DeNA for up to $403 million last fall. But Young says that wasn’t just the end point for his company and its success as a publisher of iPhone games. Rather, Young and his parent company are on a quest to create a multibillion-dollar mobile entertainment company. The centerpiece of that is Mobage and NG Core, two technologies that will be combined into a worldwide mobile social network.
Today at the South by Southwest Interactive festival in Austin, Texas, Rdio, the unlimited, on-demand social music service, introduced its API to the public.
Apple may sell 600,000 iPad 2s this weekend, Bloomberg reports based on information from several analysts.
Popular location-based check-in application Foursqaure was slapped with a lawsuit today for supposedly infringing on a patent from little known company Mobile Commerce Framework, as first reported by TechCrunch.
Apple likely expected a bigger crowd forming at its South by Southwest 2011 popup store in downtown Austin today.
The $42 million investment in Angry Birds creator Rovio could be a watershed event for mobile games.
When mobile ad network Moolah Media came out of stealth mode in December, it placed a big emphasis on its pay-per-performance model, where advertisers pay for actions rather than impressions. The San Francisco startup is taking that model even further today with real-time call reporting.
It’s Christmas time for Instapaper fanatics: Developer Marco Arment has finally delivered Instapaper 3.0 for the iPhone and iPad, bringing with it new social features, sharing options, and more.
There’s trouble brewing over at Clearwire, the 4G network company in which Sprint holds a non-controlling majority stake. Chief executive Bill Morrow has resigned from his positions as CEO and executive board director, citing the usual “personal reasons,” the company announced today.
When it comes to iPad 2 reviews, there aren’t many surprises. It’s thinner, faster, and lighter, just like Apple claimed when it was unveiled last week.
Google suffered a black eye with the malware that targeted dozens of Android Market apps last week. But even as users clean out their phones, now comes this: the Android Market Security Tool released by Google has been copied to third-party alternative Android markets and it is itself embedded with malware.
The Go Game, creators of location-based scavenger hunts for companies, today announced the launch of a do-it-yourself iPhone application for creating and participating in local scavenger hunts, according to a company announcement.