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Kelly Hodgkins

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Leaked documents reveal the Symbian X^3 powered Nokia X10

February 20th, 2010

Initial details on Nokia’s planned roadmap for 2010 were leaked earlier this month and the information revealed a set of new naming conventions Nokia may be using for its mobile hardware. One series, the X series, is supposedly comprised of handsets that target a young audience with a focus on music and entertainment. Details on …

Microsoft and Yahoo search deal approved by the US and the EU

February 19th, 2010

Last July, Microsoft and Yahoo announced a search deal that would bring Bing to Yahoo, Yahoo to Bing, and place Yahoo in charge of the big advertisement deals for the two search engines. After simmering in the regulatory system for seven long months, the partnership has finally received approval from both the US and the …

Comcast forgets about its bandwidth cap, launches online file backup service

February 19th, 2010

With little fanfare, Comcast launched a new online file backup service called Secure Backup & Share for its broadband internet customers. The new service utilizes Mozy, an online backup solution that is currently managed by Decho Corporation, a subsidiary of EMC. Using a tool installed on your PC and soon Mac, the service will backup …

Google Shopper makes its debut in the Android market

February 19th, 2010

Fresh out of Google Labs is yet another application that Google can add to its growing Android library and embed on future phones. This time we have Google Shopper, a shopping application that utilizes Google’s online shopping data and allows Android users to search this vast repository using text, voice, barcodes, and photo scans of …

Sprint to launch its first WiMAX handset in H1 2010

February 19th, 2010

In an interview with Forbes Magazine, Sprint revealed that its first WiMAX enabled handset will launch in the first half of 2010, a few months ahead of its projected 2H 2010 launch. Paget Alves, Sprint’s president of Business Markets, confirmed that the handset and its 4G connectivity will target  businesses and government agencies as well …

Beceem announces the BCS500, a new WiMAX/LTE multi-mode chipset

February 18th, 2010

Well known WiMAX Chipset manufacturer Beceem announced this week that it is developing a dual 4G chip that offers both WiMAX and LTE connectivity at downlink speeds up to 150 Mbps. The new BCS500 multi-mode chip will seamlessly handoff a connection between WiMAX and LTE and supports the latest revision of both standards. The chip …

LG currently has no interest in developing a proprietary smartphone OS

February 18th, 2010

No Bada competitor from LG as the Korean handset manufacturer has stated publicly that it will not develop its own proprietary smartphone OS. Though it did not rule out the possibility entirely, Scott Ahn, Vice President of LG’s Mobile Business unit, confirmed that LG’s strategy for the next two to three years does not include …

Twenty Four companies join forces to create a wireless application store of colossal proportions

February 18th, 2010

Twenty four of the world’s largest  mobile operators along with LG, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and the GSMA have come together to create the Wholesale Applications Community, an open, international applications platform. The motley group will create an application store that could potentially reach 3 billion customers worldwide by using an open standard which would allow …