Apple is expected to unveil the iPad 2 within the next few weeks, but the company may also be gearing up to introduce another model in the fall, according to TechCrunch’s MG Siegler.
Augmented reality (AR) company Metaio will show a demo at next week’s Mobile World Congress in which AR on your mobile phone shows you how to change a printer toner cartridge.
Immersion has been making haptic, or touch feedback, technology since 1993. But now it wants to accelerate the adoption of touch feedback on smartphones and tablet computers. That means we’re going to see a lot more apps that we not only see and hear, but also feel.
Sorry Palm Pre and Pixi fans, it looks like you’ll be left out in the cold when it comes to the upcoming Web OS 2.0 update, Engadget confirmed today in a conversation with HP’s (and former Palm CEO) Jon Rubinstein.
As mobile app developers figure out the best ways to make money, Google wants to convince them that mobile ads can be a lucrative option — especially on its AdMob mobile ad network. As one piece of evidence, Google sent me a case study that outlines the success of a company called Best, Cool & Fun Games.
Foursquare, the hot New York-based location-based check-in game, has partnered with Japanese telecommunications company KDDI to give users a short-cut for downloading the mobile application on several of its Android smartphones.
Hewlett-Packard will be bringing Palm’s WebOS mobile operating system to PCs sometime later this year, said Todd Bradley, executive vice president of HP’s personal systems group.
Unless Apple significantly revamps iOS for the iPad, it’s going to be blown away by HP’s upcoming WebOS TouchPad tablet when it comes to multitasking.
Palm’s owner, Hewlett-Packard, has finally revealed its first offerings in the smartphone market.
Nokia has canceled its first MeeGo phone before it even had a chance to launch, according to a report by Reuters, citing two industry sources.
Mobile game distributor Tapjoy is launching a new service today to let advertisers reward users for the amount of time they spend with a given mobile application. Called the Pay-Per-Action Model for Android and Apple devices, the service is designed to encourage users to take specific actions in an app in order to gain a reward.
Apple has started manufacturing the second version of its iPad tablet computer, according to the Wall Street Journal.
Update: A recent tweet by Google’s Vic Gundotra pretty much rules out an Android/Nokia partnership. Now Nokia has no choice but to partner with Microsoft. —
One of my great regrets in life is failing to become fluent in another language. My only consolation was that I figured, someday, someone in Silicon Valley would create a universal translator, like Douglas Adams’ Babel fish in the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, which could translate any language into any other language.
A new mobile application called Tello offers you a chance to weigh in on the good and bad experiences you have at a restaurant, retail store, or anywhere else.
Verizon Wireless has finally answered the question of how voice calls will be handled for its 4G LTE network. The carrier is planning a new service, tentatively dubbed VoLTE (voice over LTE), that will handle high quality voice and video calls over 4G, CNN reports.
Cloud-based game serviceOnLive has raised $40 million from Taiwan’s HTC, one of the fastest-growing makers of smartphones.
After struggling to bring its aging Symbian platform into the modern smartphone era, Nokia may very well consider moving to a third-party OS like Android or Windows Phone 7. But if it comes to that, European mobile carriers are hoping that the Finnish phone company stays away from Android, according to a report by the Financial Times.
Kyocera, a company mostly known for making printers and dumb phones (through its Sanyo brand), isn’t usually associated with innovative smartphones. But last night, with the reveal of its dual-screen Android Echo phone, it proved it’s ready to compete in a new market.
No you didn’t misread that headline. In a move clearly meant to deflect some attention away from the massive amounts of Verizon iPhone press, T-Mobile announced today that it will offer all of its phones for free on February 11 and 12 — with a new two-year contract, of course.
If you’ve been wondering how someone can turn a mobile photo application into a real company, well, the answer became a little clearer today with some new features from Picplz.
Verizon’s iPhone 4 contains a chipset that could have enabled it to work on AT&T’s network as well, a teardown by the repair site iFixit revealed.
After missing the holiday season, Nokia announced today that it has finally started shipping its E7 smartphone to “select markets” this week.
If you’re wondering why we’re not seeing more Android smartphones running version 2.3 of the OS like Samsung’s Nexus S, this may be why: Google is apparently prepping its Android 2.4 update for April. And it will likely serve as transition to the major Android 3.0 update, the news site Pocket Lint reports.
Bad news for fans of Last.FM’s free mobile apps: the Internet radio company announced today that it’s cutting off the free tunes and making its Radio feature on mobile and home entertainment apps subscriber-only.
We’re one step closer to getting official details on Sony Ericsson’s Playstation phone, the Xperia Play. The company revealed yesterday that the Android phone will launch on February 13 during the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona.
Near-field communications chips promise to launch a new era of mobile commerce. The wireless technology makes it possible to buy something with the swipe of your smartphone, rather than cash or a credit card. But the technology requires rock solid security.
Forget the previously rumored launch date and price for Motorola’s Xoom Android tablet. It now looks to be headed to Best Buy stores on February 24 for a hefty $799.99, Engadget reports.
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Several Nokia executives may soon be sacked as part of CEO Stephen Elop’s grand strategy revamp for the company, Reuters reports.
Preorder sales of Apple’s iPhone 4 broke Verizon’s first-day sales records in only two hours, Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead said in a statement this morning.
Finding the right app among the 332,000 available on Apple’s App Store isn’t easy. That explains the success of Flurry‘s AppCircle service, which analyzes a user’s phone apps and makes recommendations for other apps that the user will probably like. It’s a way to make discovery less painful for users and less expensive for developers who want their apps noticed.
Nokia, the world’s largest mobile phone maker, dedicated a new office building in Silicon Valley today, and its leaders promised that good things are coming soon.
Well that didn’t last long. Verizon started taking pre-orders for its upcoming iPhone today and, due to overwhelming demand, had to stop taking pre-orders for the phone by early evening.
Tech companies have long glommed on to the Super Bowl to promote their services. Remember how TiVo touted the number of people who replayed Janet Jackson’s wardrobe malfunction in 2004? Now Foursquare, the hot New York-based location service, has revealed an alluring offer you’ll want to check out — or rather, check in.
For the first time, Google has a chance at catching up with Apple in the hot tablet computer market. That’s one of the core points I took away from Google’s press event yesterday where it showed off Honeycomb, the next version of its Android software, specifically aimed at tablets. The ball is now in Apple’s court.
If you’ve ever wanted to treat Craigslist like the newspaper classifieds that it helped kill, Lifelike Craig HD for the iPad is the ideal app for you.
Motorola’s Atrix 4G was one of our favorite devices from the Consumer Electronics Show, primarily because it had the cool ability to turn into a full-fledged ultraportable laptop when plugged into its Laptop Dock. So it’s impressive just how quickly AT&T has managed to quash my excitement for the device with the announcement of its crazy Laptop Dock pricing.
Verizon is preparing for an expected onslaught of mobile data usage from new iPhone customers by throttling data for the top 5 percent of users — the so-called “data hogs.” It’s also compressing data files transmitted over its wireless network, according to a Verizon memo (PDF) revealed by the mobile site Boy Genius Report.