Adobe is abandoning its Flash software for mobile devices. Don't panic: For consumers, this is a good move.
All the talk of phone-hacking this summer has brought the thorny issue of mobile device security to the forefront of the news agenda.
Mobile devices are emerging as a key security risk, especially for companies. As a result, the vast majority -- 95% -- of companies have mobile security policies in place.
When smartphones first came out, many people wondered whether a TV-addicted culture would care to watch video on such a small screen.
New mobile photo apps such as Instagram, Picplz and Path represent the next generation of photo sharing -- where high quality photos are snapped and shared in seconds on your mobile device.
Decades of booming personal computer sales helped Intel become a chipmaking behemoth, but consumers' rapid shift away from PCs may leave the tech giant out in the cold.
With its purchase of Palm, Hewlett-Packard acquired more than just a smartphone maker. It also picked up a whole new strategy for its mobile devices.
Google is expected to take a giant leap forward into the smartphone arena Tuesday, with the much-anticipated unveiling of the Nexus One, the first smartphone completely designed by the search leader.
Microsoft Windows continues to dominate the PC market with a 90 percent market-share stronghold, but when it comes to smartphones, Microsoft is getting beat up worse than a mustachioed villain in a Jackie Chan movie.
After months of talking about Windows Mobile 6.5, Microsoft is announcing on Tuesday that the first crop of phones to carry the Windows Phone brand are ready to hit the market.
Microsoft is hoping that a new crop of phones this fall will help the company in its quest to stay relevant in the cell phone market.
Palm's comeback attempt rests squarely on the notion that it has found a better way to manage your complicated digital life.
BlackBerry users around the country were without e-mail for about 3 hours in a nationwide outage that affected users on all major wireless networks.
When the earphone jack on her iPhone started acting buggy, Kristile Cain took the phone in to her local Apple store.
Not that long ago, most Americans had a hard time imagining using their mobile phones to connect to the Internet. Even users of early smartphones such as the first BlackBerry devices found the process slow and tough to navigate. And for users of traditional phones with nothing but numeric keypads, Web surfing on a cell was just plain painful, not to mention expensive.
More than two decades ago, Qualcomm co-founder Irwin Jacobs introduced the world to a new technology standard for cellphones. Now Jacobs hopes to make cell phones standard equipment in the world's classrooms.
Microsoft is gearing up to take on rival Apple in the smartphone market.
Microsoft has made some stumbles in the mobile world, but a strategy shift made more than a year ago will soon pay dividends, the company's top Windows Mobile executive said in an interview with CNET News.
Self-confessed BlackBerry addict President Barack Obama may not have to kick the thumbing habit after all, despite the concerns of a notoriously technophobic White House.
CNN's Errol Barnett looks at the high-tech phone President Obama's likely to get, and the challenges faced by the developer.
A few hours before the global launch of Nokia's latest high-end phone, the company gave a sneak peek at the gadget to a dozen bloggers and journalists gathered at its swank Midtown Manhattan concept store. With an elegant touchscreen that slid open to reveal a full keyboard, the device evoked lust in even the iPhone disciples present.
As 130,000 techies converge on Las Vegas this week for the 42nd annual International Consumer Electronics Show, they're encountering an industry that's anxious about marketing high-tech gadgets in a tightwad economy.
As the first snow of the season dusts the Research in Motion campus next to the University of Waterloo, an hour southwest of Toronto, Mike Lazaridis polishes a tiny BlackBerry screen, places it on the table, and sends it whipping foosball-style through a sea of smartphone components. The company's co-founder and co-CEO then pulls out a circuitboard and points to an encased chip the size of a Scrabble tile.
It's been a little more than a year since Google Android was announced and rumors of a little device called the HTC Dream started to leak onto the Web.
Phone companies have long battled each other for customers, but now they're also fighting for the loyalty of developers: coders who create bite-sized software applications for mobile devices.
When it comes to touch-screen phones, there are those who dig them and those who want to bury them.
Research in Motion is set to show whether it can keep defying the slumping economy and the slowdown in mobile phone sales, and withstand the looming threat of Apple's iPhone.
Steve Jobs has won over legions of new customers since he returned to Apple, but one key group has stubbornly eluded him: big business.
E-Trade Financial Corp. is giving its account holders an application that will let them get real-time stock quotes and trade on their phones
CNN's Poppy Harlow reports RIM and Apple are both expected to come out with improved smart phones.
Research in Motion, the maker of the popular BlackBerry wireless device, said fourth-quarter profits and sales both doubled over the same quarter last year, thanks to strong gains in subscribers.
As anticipated, Apple announced a series of software developments Thursday to make the iPhone more useful to business customers while venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers said it is starting a $100 million "iFund" to finance startups developing applications for the iPhone.
CNN's Veronica De La Cruz talks about Monday's BlackBerry outage and how to get around it if it happens again.
BlackBerry email service went down Monday afternoon, according to Research in Motion, maker of the smartphone.
For some, in-flight Internet access is the missing piece of the perfect flight. For others, it's an invasion of the last e-mail-free zone. But dream of it or dread it, Internet at 35,000 ft could finally be ready for take-off.
The wireless world is buzzing with talk of openness.
JetBlue is about to become the first US airline to offer passengers free e-mail at 35,000 feet
JetBlue Airways Corp. will start offering limited e-mail and instant messaging services for free on one of its planes next week as airlines renew efforts to offer in-flight Internet access
In some ways, you've got to feel a little sympathetic for Sony. The company effectively invented the placeshifting concept -- the ability to stream TV programming from your living room to another device via the Internet -- in 2004, only to see it co-opted by smaller upstart Sling Media a year later. The latter company's Slingbox series of products have become the industry leader, popular enough for the start-up to be purchased by Dish Network parent EchoStar for a cool $380 million.
Google is a company convinced of its own brilliance and its clear vision of the future. Being a hotbed of Mensa members will do that to you. As will stumbling early onto an obscenely lucrative business model. The same thing happened to a company called Microsoft.
Most computer users live with the knowledge of online scammers and malicious code. But what about cell phone users? Handsets, after all, are getting more advanced all the time. As the tagline for Nokia's N95 smart phone suggests: "It's what computers have become."
Ever since its release last June, the iPhone has inspired lust in consumers and envy in competitors. But at least for now, business users would be smart to ignore the one-million-sold hype: Apple's refusal to accommodate third party applications and AT&T's sluggish EDGE network keep this gadget strictly in the realm of fun.
Despite the dream of an "ultimate handheld," it's really hard to get down to fewer than two portable devices. A Treo may do it all, but you still want an iPod; an iPhone is great, but you still need a BlackBerry for work; you like to listen to your iPod while playing your PSP or DS; and so on.
Microsoft's is stepping up its quixotic, seven-year quest to become as ubiquitous on mobile phones as it is on desktops.
A software glitch shut down e-mail service for some BlackBerry users Friday, and delays were still being felt hours after the problem was fixed.
Hewlett-Packard has unveiled two new cell phones, pushing deeper into the lucrative mobile phone market and broadening the array of equipment it can sell to large companies.
Treo maker Palm will not release its smartphone companion product, the Foleo, Chief Executive Edward Colligan said in a posting on the company's blog.
Forget checking email on your cell phone - that's soo 2004. Today's teens are doing much more with their mobile devices. Speed texting with their eyes closed is only the beginning, and the technology can barely keep up with their rising demand for new features.
Shares of Research In Motion hit a new high Thursday as investors continued to bid up the stock in wake of a strong quarterly earning report, a rosy outlook and news the company was finalizing plans to sell its BlackBerry smartphones in China.
In this day and age, buying a standalone GPS device isn't the only way to get navigation help.
The nightmare begins early in the morning with an innocuous-looking e-mail on your mobile phone instructing you to check a specific Web site for information about repairing your credit score.
The newest generation of do-it-all handsets proves that a serious productivity tool needn't be a hulking package. Today's top-of-the-line devices feature Bluetooth, expandable memory, and quad-band...
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They're smaller, more user-friendly, and more addictive than ever. Fortune's guide for those who don't get a company freebie.
Welcome to the world of the 3.5G phones which promise fast wireless access to the Internet, plus streaming of music videos and live television through your handset.
A system failure knocked out BlackBerry service to millions of customers late Tuesday but the company said Wednesday morning that service for "most customers" was restored.
Research In Motion may be to blame for a lot of sore thumbs. But customers, not to mention investors, of the BlackBerry maker probably forgive them.
Treo smartphone maker Palm Inc. could bring a buyer a decade's worth of digital assistant design and mobile phone know-how, but at a hefty price for a company no longer viewed as cutting edge.
Cingular appears to be grabbing the lion's share of smart phones. In the last few months, the carrier has stocked its lineup with the Nokia E62, the HP iPaq hw6925, and the 3G-enabled Cingular 8525.
It's not often that Nokia finds itself the underdog. But in the business of smartphones - powerful wireless devices that can handle e-mail and office documents in a compact package - that's exactly where the world's largest cell-phone maker stands.
Smartphone makers are aiming to extend their reach beyond corporate walls, but consumers may not heed the call.
When it comes to cell phones, the smarter they are, the harder they fall - for viruses.
There's a scene in the movie Goldfinger in which James Bond, assessing the passenger-ejection seat in his sleek new Aston Martin sports car, says to the gadget master known as Q, "You must be jokin...
There's a scene in the movie "Goldfinger" when James Bond, assessing the passenger ejection seat in his sleek and sexy new Aston Martin sports car, says to the gadget master known as Q, "You must be joking." To which Q replies, "I never joke about my work, 007."
Want to get a sense of where wireless technology is headed? Think back to where the Internet stood at a similar point in its development - say, sometime around 1998. Back then the computer had alre...
SAN FRANCISCO (Business 2.0) - SAN FRANCISCO (Business 2.0) - Palm beat analyst expectations today on strong smartphone sales, posting $19.8 million in earnings on $388 million in revenues for its third fiscal quarter ended in February.
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Microsoft Corp. plans to unveil several devices Monday as well as offers from cell phone-service providers as it aims at the lucrative mobile e-mail market now dominated by Research in Motion's BlackBerry device, according to a published report.
Investment bank Goldman Sachs said in a report that the chances are slim for a systemwide shutdown of the BlackBerry e-mail service.
BlackBerry maker Research in Motion was dealt a setback Monday after the Supreme Court turned down a request to review a major patent infringement ruling against it.
The U.S. Supreme on Monday refused to hear a case involving a claim of patent infringement by the makers of the BlackBerry, sending the case back to trial judge, where an injunction could take the handheld wireless e-mail devices off the market.
Rivals Palm and Microsoft have finally converged. The Palm Treo 700w Smartphone, introduced by Bill Gates in early January, is the first Palm device based on Microsoft's Windows Mobile operating system software instead of Palm's own Palm OS.
Rivals Palm and Microsoft have finally converged. The Palm Treo 700w Smartphone, introduced by Bill Gates in early January, is the first Palm device based on Microsoft's Windows Mobile operating sy...
Drinking from a fire hose. Holding back the tide. Herding fish. Whatever your metaphor of choice, it's easy to get washed away amongst the thousands of gadgets at the annual International Consumer Electronics Show, or CES.
Over the past few years, Research in Motion's BlackBerrys have become synonymous with e-mail on the go. The innovative gadgets -- which rely on a simple user interface and a seamless back-end e-mail server to deliver customers' e-mail to their mobile phones -- have become so popular that they're often known as "crackberrys."
When Bill Gates took the stage at a Microsoft developers conference in Las Vegas in May, he used his keynote speech to showcase one of the most advanced mobile phones ever created. Compact, loaded ...
Tech investors like the taste of fruit this year.
On street corners, in train stations and in restaurants, the telltale signs of BlackBerry addiction are everywhere: pursed lips, a distracted look, thumbs working furiously.
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WITH THE STAGGERING SUCCESS OF its utilitarian black or blue, seemingly omnipresent BlackBerry devices, Research in Motion has become the hottest company out of Canada since ... since ... well, let...
The pioneer of the PDA has bounced back thanks to the success of its Treo smartphone. But is there enough growth ahead for investors who buy the stock now?
An hour's drive west of Toronto, inside a 120,000-square-foot building that also houses a leather tannery, Mike Lazaridis's 20-year dream is coming to life. Seven 125-foot-long assembly lines are s...
As a former Netscape executive, Danny Shader learned the hard way what happens when you try to go head-to-head with Microsoft. So when he launched Good Technology, he had Microsoft clearly in mind—...
After the market closes on Thursday, PalmSource, the software company created by the split of PDA maker Palm Computing, will report its fourth-quarter and annual earnings.
In a perfect world, we could carry one mobile device--a universal communicator. This device would combine the abilities of a mobile phone, a notebook computer, a contact book, a calendar, a notepad...
No, it's not only for dating.
When Palm split in two last fall, the consensus was that its software unit, PalmSource, would have an easier go than the gadget makers at PalmOne. PalmSource, creator of the OS powering the Treo an...
On a foggy day in the fall of 2001, the top executives of Handspring gathered in a drab conference room at a hotel in Monterey, Calif. The mood was tense, the debate heated. The company, co-founded...
When the Palm V handheld computer made its debut five years ago, the typical buyers were male (80%), highly educated (over 33% had postgraduate degrees), and affluent (average income was $100,000)....
Personal digital assistants are almost as common as cellular phones, and with so many models of these mobile devices, companies are packing them with extra features hoping to set themselves apart from the competition.
Somewhere in the inner circle of hell where virus writers and spammers maintain their offices, a young entrepreneur is crafting a marketing campaign for pills that will shrink your penis and enlarg...
What's your favorite high-tech gadget of them all? The one you couldn't live without? These days, for me at least, the answer is easy: my new BlackBerry phone. It is, hands down, the most powerful...
There are PDAs that are also cell phones, like the new BlackBerry I've just gushed about. And there are cell phones that act as PDAs. This year, Gates & Co. plan to unveil just such a device: a new...
The hybrid handheld used to be more of a curiosity for gadget freaks than a truly useful device for the business traveler. But that's changing as more powerful chips and more sleekly designed units...
PALM ZIRE $99 As in desire, get it? But should you? Well, this is a good PDA for the money. At 3.8 ounces, it's one of the lightest handhelds I've ever seen; its 2 MB of memory is plenty if you onl...
While the rest of us were furiously scribbling away on our Palm PDAs--or, perhaps, just waking up to the handheld revolution for the first time--Wall Street types and techies were forming a cult ar...
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