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Feature Report: Mobile OS Battle Hot and getting Hotter

The devices we carry in our pockets today have little in common with those of just a few years ago. Incremental upgrades to components and the widespread adoption of touchscreens have prompted significant changes to designs and form factors. While device design and function...

Samsung Galaxy S II lines up for AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile

Samsung Telecommunications America has lined up Sprint Nextel Corp. (S), AT&T Inc. (T) and T-Mobile USA Inc. (DTEGY) for the Galaxy S II smartphone. Each carrier will offer the device on their respective 4G networks.The Galaxy S II is already available in Europe and...

Nokia's Ojanpera splinters off to Vision+ development fund

Longtime Nokia Corp. (NOK) executive Tero Ojanpera is leaving the company after 21 years. He isn't completely cutting ties with the Finnish giant though.Ojanpera is taking on a new role as the head of an investment fund called Vision+. While the fund will remain...

SPONSORED CONTENT: Operators face different challenges as networks mature

The network challenges facing mobile operators change over time. At the onset of digital cellular (PCS), carriers purchased spectrum and then focused on building their networks, deploying tens of thousands of cell sites. As subscriber rates rose and capacity constraints emerged, carriers secured additional...

Reality Check: Apple’s next move

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We've gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace.In less than 200 words, CEO Steve Jobs rocked the tech world with a sudden yet not...

QuickOffice brings editing to TouchPad despite discontinuation

Good news for workaholic TouchPad users today, as QuickOffice confirmed it had added editing capabilities to its WebOS app. The app, which came pre-installed on HP’s now discontinued TouchPad tablet has until now been read-only, meaning users can see, but not make changes to their documents.

Quixey secures $3.8M for functional search

Startup Quixey said it raised $3.8 million in Series A funding as it brings its search engine for applications to market. The funding, co-led by U.S. Venture Partners and WI Harper Group will enable to the company continue its work with partners and spur...

iPad shipments set to rise beyond previous growth expectations

Apple Inc. is expected to increase its iPad shipments at a rapid clip, according to IHS iSuppli. Tablet shipments are expected to rise to 60 million units worldwide in 2011, marking a 245.9% jump from 17.4 million in 2010, the firm calculated.At the time...

People working more, but happier about it, iPass survey finds

“The mobile workforce is now working 24x7,” according to a new report on enterprise mobility trends and mobile usage from iPass. While that initially may seem like a negative thing, iPass said its quarterly report is showing that people are working when and...

Analyst Angle: Get set for stronger OS oligopoly

With the recent HP shut-down of the WebOS and Palm divisions, it's becoming increasingly clear that to succeed in the mobile device market, an OS needs to have significant device, developer, and customer traction. And without one, you can't get the other two. Consider...

Who will buy HP's WebOS? A look at the main contenders

Human beings love a good wager. We'll put money on just about anything that looks like it has half a chance of pulling through. Ever the optimists, we lovingly put our hard earned cash on the horses, the dogs, the football, and even teen...

Mobile game revenues finally hit their stride

Revenue from mobile games in the United States will nearly double this year to $1.53 billion, according to a new report from SNL Kagan. U.S. mobile game publishers generated $792.7 million in 2010 and the current year marks the fastest annual growth rate since...

Reality Check: When time devours

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We've gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace.“Palm’s innovative operating system provides an ideal platform to expand HP’s mobility strategy and create a unique...

Saving an extinct species – How I rescued an HP TouchPad

I have a confession to make, I’m a history buff. I’m a sucker for historical novels, love a good period drama and, probably most importantly, I read history when I was at university. So it’s really no surprise that as soon as the HP...

Motricity’s tailspin continues as Wuerch leaves CEO post

Ryan Wuerch’s run as CEO at Motricity Inc. (MOTR) has come to an end less than two weeks after the embattled company reported a $4.3 million loss in the last quarter.The Bellevue, Wash.-based company named Jim Smith as interim CEO and he could become...

Reader Forum: How can device makers differentiate on Android?

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reader Forum section. In an attempt to broaden our interaction with our readers we have created this forum for those with something meaningful to say to the wireless industry. We want to keep this as open as possible,...

Hewlett-Packard WebOS Software Bought With Palm ‘Not Dead,’ DeWitt Says

Bloomberg | August 19, 2011 | Douglas MacMillan and Aaron Ricadela Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) plans to keep supporting and updating the WebOS software it acquired in the $1.2 billion Palm Inc. acquisition, Senior Vice President Stephen DeWitt said in an interview. ..... Read full article here Bloomberg

Android winning mobile OS war in Australia

ZDNet | August 19, 2011 | Michael Lee Kantar, which examines smartphone OS market share every 12 weeks, saw iOS first overtaken by Android during its recording period in May, when the platform's local market share dropped to 31.5 per cent and Android's increased to...

RIM launches new OS, handsets

Jakarta Post | August 18, 2011 BlackBerry smartphone maker Research in Motion (RIM) launched on Monday its latest generation of operating system (OS) and handsets, with RIM claiming they would offer users a better experience. ..... Full article here via Jakarta Post

WebOS news puts Google in catbird seat

Hewlett-Packard Co.'s (HPQ) decision to stop making hardware for its webOS platform on the heels of Google Inc.'s (GOOG) proposed acquisition of Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. (MMI) gives Google yet another advantage in the operating system wars. While HTC Corp. (HTCXF) and Samsung Electronics...

Worst of the Week: Crazy from the heat

Hello! And welcome to our Friday column, Worst of the Week. There's a lot of nutty stuff that goes on in this industry, so this column is a chance for us at RCRWireless.com to rant and rave about whatever rubs us the wrong way....

HP pulls the plug on webOS hardware, puts PC business on notice

Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) came out with news on rapid fire today. The company killed its webOS device business, leaving the webOS software destined for an anticlimactic end, and announced that its PC business might be separated into another company or spun off in another...

HP drops a bomb on Palm and webOS

Hewlett-Packard Co. (HPQ) just dropped a bombshell — Palm and webOS are effectively dead. The company just announced that it will stop selling devices based on the webOS platform it acquired from Palm less than 16 months ago for $1.2 billion.In addition to...

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