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CNNMoney: The beginning of the end for Adobe's Flashupdated: Thu Nov 10 2011 06:17:00

Adobe is abandoning its Flash software for mobile devices. Don't panic: For consumers, this is a good move.

Are you in danger of 'drive-by' hacking?updated: Wed Sep 28 2011 00:19:00

All the talk of phone-hacking this summer has brought the thorny issue of mobile device security to the forefront of the news agenda.

Work-issued mobile devices emerging as key security riskupdated: Tue May 24 2011 12:00:00

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.

Mobile video getting popular, but TV still rulesupdated: Wed Dec 15 2010 10:46:00

When smartphones first came out, many people wondered whether a TV-addicted culture would care to watch video on such a small screen.

The mobile photo sharing boom is hereupdated: Mon Dec 06 2010 08:02:00

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.

CNNMoney: Intel's 'tiny' problemupdated: Thu Jun 03 2010 20:36:00

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 Palm, HP reboots mobile strategyupdated: Thu Apr 29 2010 10:02:00

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.

CNNMoney: Google's bold mobile move: Nexus Oneupdated: Tue Jan 05 2010 04:50:00

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.

How Microsoft blew it with Windows Mobileupdated: Thu Nov 19 2009 14:31:00

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.

Microsoft's Windows phones hit the marketupdated: Tue Oct 06 2009 10:09:00

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.

Windows Mobile 6.5 phones coming Oct. 6updated: Mon Sep 07 2009 17:05:00

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.

Can a Palm Pre multitask better than an iPhone?updated: Thu May 07 2009 08:36:00

Palm's comeback attempt rests squarely on the notion that it has found a better way to manage your complicated digital life.

BlackBerry users experience e-mail outageupdated: Tue Apr 14 2009 13:23:00

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.

Moisture, cold irritate some smart phone usersupdated: Tue Apr 14 2009 09:01:00

When the earphone jack on her iPhone started acting buggy, Kristile Cain took the phone in to her local Apple store.

Fortune: The Internet has two facesupdated: Mon Apr 13 2009 13:11:00

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.

Fortune: One cellphone per child?updated: Mon Feb 23 2009 12:53:00

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 readies smartphone assault on Appleupdated: Tue Feb 10 2009 09:14:00

Microsoft is gearing up to take on rival Apple in the smartphone market.

Microsoft aiming to recover lost ground in mobileupdated: Mon Jan 26 2009 09:49:00

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.

Obama to get spy-proof smartphoneupdated: Fri Jan 23 2009 02:02:00

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.

Obama's new spy-proof phoneupdated: Fri Jan 23 2009 02:02:00

CNN's Errol Barnett looks at the high-tech phone President Obama's likely to get, and the challenges faced by the developer.

Fortune: Nokia's North America problemupdated: Mon Jan 12 2009 09:47:00

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.

CES preview: Touting tech in a brutal economyupdated: Wed Jan 07 2009 14:48:00

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.

Fortune: BlackBerry maker battles backupdated: Fri Nov 14 2008 08:00:00

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.

Review: Google's HTC Dream phone -- That's it?updated: Mon Oct 27 2008 14:44:00

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.

Fortune: Phonemakers fight for software developersupdated: Tue Aug 19 2008 14:26:00

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.

Compact smartphone packs lots of powerupdated: Fri Jun 27 2008 11:40:00

When it comes to touch-screen phones, there are those who dig them and those who want to bury them.

Fortune: RIM's expanding BlackBerry pieupdated: Wed Jun 25 2008 05:15:00

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.

Fortune: Selling big business on the iPhoneupdated: Fri Jun 20 2008 12:13:00

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 Makes it Easier to Trade on the BlackBerryupdated: Thu Jun 05 2008 13:00:00

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

Smart phone warsupdated: Tue May 13 2008 11:01:00

CNN's Poppy Harlow reports RIM and Apple are both expected to come out with improved smart phones.

CNNMoney: BlackBerry maker's sales and profits doubleupdated: Thu Apr 03 2008 10:15:00

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.

Fortune: Corporate iPhone to challenge the BlackBerryupdated: Fri Mar 07 2008 10:44:00

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.

Widespread BlackBerry outageupdated: Tue Feb 12 2008 12:08:00

CNN's Veronica De La Cruz talks about Monday's BlackBerry outage and how to get around it if it happens again.

CNNMoney: BlackBerry email service goes downupdated: Mon Feb 11 2008 19:21:00

BlackBerry email service went down Monday afternoon, according to Research in Motion, maker of the smartphone.

Online on highupdated: Fri Dec 14 2007 17:24:00

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.

Fortune: Opening up 'open' wirelessupdated: Fri Dec 07 2007 17:16:00

The wireless world is buzzing with talk of openness. BlackBerrys on a Planeupdated: Fri Dec 07 2007 13:00:00

JetBlue is about to become the first US airline to offer passengers free e-mail at 35,000 feet JetBlue to Test Limited In-Flight Net updated: Fri Dec 07 2007 07:00:00

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

Review: Sony LocationFree TV no match for Slingboxupdated: Mon Dec 03 2007 13:23:00

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.

Fortune: Is Google spinning out of control?updated: Sun Nov 25 2007 17:32:00

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.

Companies brace for mobile maliciousnessupdated: Thu Nov 22 2007 22:46:00

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."

FSB: After the iPhoneupdated: Thu Nov 01 2007 11:55:00

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.

Review: Adapter great for those with lots of USB-powered devicesupdated: Wed Oct 24 2007 16:52:00

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.

Fortune: Microsoft makes more stabs at wirelessupdated: Tue Oct 23 2007 08:41:00

Microsoft's is stepping up its quixotic, seven-year quest to become as ubiquitous on mobile phones as it is on desktops.

CNNMoney: BlackBerry users hit with shutdown, delaysupdated: Fri Sep 07 2007 23:28:00

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.

CNNMoney: HP makes bigger push into cell phone marketupdated: Thu Sep 06 2007 06:24:00

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.

CNNMoney: Palm cancels smartphoneupdated: Tue Sep 04 2007 22:16:00

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.

Business 2.0: A smartphone's BFF: Teens and tweensupdated: Thu Aug 23 2007 23:25:00

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.

CNNMoney: RIM shares shoot higher on outlook, Chinaupdated: Thu Jul 05 2007 03:38:00

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.

Review: Garmin Mobile 20 handy for smart phonesupdated: Tue Jun 05 2007 12:41:00

In this day and age, buying a standalone GPS device isn't the only way to get navigation help.

CNNMoney: Beware of cellphone snoopsupdated: Wed May 23 2007 12:11:00

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.

Business 2.0: Our picks for ... smartphonesupdated: Mon May 21 2007 19:25:00

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...

Fortune: Three can't-lose smartphonesupdated: Thu May 10 2007 10:52:00

Three can't-lose smartphones The smallest Blackberry 8100 Pearl $300* Carriers: T-Mobile, Cingular Why: Small, sleek, and loaded. Only drawback: no 3G. Or T-Mobile Dash, $350 *Prices shown reflect carrier's "full retail" without contract discounts and rebates. How to buy a smartphone

Fortune: How to buy a smartphoneupdated: Thu May 10 2007 10:50:00

They're smaller, more user-friendly, and more addictive than ever. Fortune's guide for those who don't get a company freebie.

3.5G: The Internet goes mobileupdated: Fri Apr 20 2007 10:17:00

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.

CNNMoney: BlackBerry service backupdated: Wed Apr 18 2007 05:40:00

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.

CNNMoney: Research got its Motion backupdated: Thu Apr 05 2007 08:44:00

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.

CNNMoney: Palm said to be exploring strategic optionsupdated: Sun Mar 04 2007 23:06:00

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.

Review: Samsung BlackJack a sexy smart phoneupdated: Thu Jan 25 2007 13:39:00

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.

Business 2.0: Is Nokia's E62 smart enough?updated: Wed Sep 20 2006 12:13:00

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.

CNNMoney: Smartphones: Not ready for prime time - yetupdated: Tue Sep 19 2006 15:21:00

Smartphone makers are aiming to extend their reach beyond corporate walls, but consumers may not heed the call.

Business 2.0: Computer viruses seek out your cell phoneupdated: Thu Aug 10 2006 15:41:00

When it comes to cell phones, the smarter they are, the harder they fall - for viruses.

Fortune: License to thrill?updated: Mon Jul 10 2006 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: License to thrill?updated: Thu Jun 22 2006 12:47:00

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."

Business 2.0: Your Wireless Futureupdated: Thu Jun 01 2006 15:17:00

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...

Business 2.0: Palm beats expectations; plans to deal new handupdated: Thu Mar 23 2006 16:38:00

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.

Money Magazine: 3 Tipsupdated: Wed Mar 01 2006 00:01:00

TIP 1 Let's make a deal Bidding wars are so 2004. Home buyers are regaining the upper hand in some spots. The new rules for negotiating:

Fortune: On The Radarupdated: Mon Feb 27 2006 13:28:00

Gates' Next Conquest: Your Hip Pocket

CNNMoney: Microsoft sends a message to RIMupdated: Mon Feb 13 2006 06:14:00

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.

CNNMoney: Goldman: BlackBerry shutdown not likelyupdated: Tue Jan 24 2006 10:41:00

Investment bank Goldman Sachs said in a report that the chances are slim for a systemwide shutdown of the BlackBerry e-mail service.

CNNMoney: Setback for BlackBerry makerupdated: Mon Jan 23 2006 11:50:00

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.

U.S. court rejects BlackBerry caseupdated: Mon Jan 23 2006 11:39:00

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.

Fortune: If it's good enough for Gates...updated: Fri Jan 20 2006 00:09:00

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.

Fortune: Windows Shoppingupdated: Wed Jan 11 2006 10:09:00

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...

Five buzzworthy products from CESupdated: Fri Jan 06 2006 14:49:00

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.

CNNMoney: Wireless carriers bet on mobile mailupdated: Fri Sep 23 2005 15:56:00

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."

Business 2.0: The Hottest Phone Maker You've Never Heard Ofupdated: Mon Aug 01 2005 00:01:00

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 ...

CNNMoney: Is this BlackBerry season?updated: Mon Apr 04 2005 11:00:00

Tech investors like the taste of fruit this year.

How BlackBerry conquered the worldupdated: Wed Mar 23 2005 11:10:00

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.

Money Magazine: PalmOne's Smart Betupdated: Wed Dec 01 2004 00:01:00


Fortune: CAN ANYONE TOPPLE BLACKBERRY?updated: Mon Nov 15 2004 00:01:00

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...

Money Magazine: PalmOne's smart betupdated: Wed Nov 10 2004 17:00:00

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? 

Business 2.0: BlackBerry Seasonupdated: Fri Oct 01 2004 00:01:00

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...

Business 2.0: The Good Alternativeupdated: Fri Oct 01 2004 00:01:00

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—...

CNNMoney: Cracking the PalmSource codeupdated: Thu Sep 23 2004 12:10:00

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.

Fortune: HP's Beast With Three Brains It walks, it talks, it connects to the Net using a trio of wireless technologies. updated: Mon Aug 23 2004 00:01:00

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...

CNNMoney: Blackberry's future lies in partnershipsupdated: Wed Aug 11 2004 12:22:00

No, it's not only for dating.

Business 2.0: Trouble at the Source?updated: Tue Jun 01 2004 00:01:00

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...

Business 2.0: How Palm Got Cool Again The company created the handheld computer market, then sank into a miasma of infupdated: Tue Jun 01 2004 00:01:00

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...

Fortune: The PDA Ain't Dead Yet Okay, so smart phones will eventually rule the digital- device universe. But this new updated: Mon May 17 2004 00:01:00

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)....

Fighting for customers, PDAs offer cool featuresupdated: Fri Jan 16 2004 16:11:00

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.

Fortune: The End Of Innocence In Cellphones It's the dawn of a whole new world for viruses and spam.updated: Mon Dec 08 2003 00:01:00

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...

Money Magazine: Me And My Blackberry Why one tech enthusiast can't live without his new PDA/ phoneupdated: Sat Nov 01 2003 00:01:00

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...

Money Magazine: The Other Communicator Enter Microsoft's Smartphoneupdated: Sat Nov 01 2003 00:01:00

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...

Business 2.0: Am I Free for Lunch? Let Me Check My MP3 Player ... The latest PDAs have more tools than a Swiss Army knife. updated: Mon Sep 01 2003 00:01:00

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...

FSB: 360[degrees] Everything you need to know about Handhelds all in one page.updated: Sun Dec 01 2002 00:01:00

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...

Money Magazine: Chasing The BlackBerry Several handheld gadgets offer e-mail anywhere, anytime. Which is right for you?updated: Mon Jul 01 2002 00:01:00

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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