Archive for November 4th, 2009

Technology not causing social isolation: Pew study (AFP)

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AFP – Contrary to popular belief, technology is not leading to social isolation and Americans who use the Internet and mobile phones have larger and more diverse social networks, according to a new study.

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Qualcomm fiscal 4Q profit slips 9 percent (AP)

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AP – Qualcomm Inc. says its fiscal fourth-quarter profit slipped 9 percent as revenue from the mobile phone technology it licenses and mobile-phone chips it makes declined.

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HTC’s HD2 Smartphone Functions as a Wireless Router (NewsFactor)

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NewsFactor – HTC has unleashed a new smartphone with a spacious 4.3-inch touch-sensitive screen and a five-megapixel camera. Even better, the new HD2 can even function as a 3G wireless router for other devices such as a laptop, the company said.

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Study: Internet use leads to more diverse networks (AP)

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AP – A new study confirms what your 130 Facebook friends and scores of Twitter followers may have already told you: The Internet and mobile phones are not linked to social isolation.

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AT&T Sues Verizon To Stop ‘Misleading’ Map Ads (NewsFactor)

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NewsFactor – Verizon Wireless is using commercials to take shots at rival AT&T’s 3G network coverage, which has been the source of complaints from smartphone users for some time. AT&T has fired back with a lawsuit claiming Verizon’s ads are misleading.

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Mobile phone inventor wants devices to go back to basics (AFP)

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AFP – The inventor of the mobile phone said Wednesday the devices have become too complex, with a range of features from cameras to music, since he made the first-ever wireless call over three decades ago.

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T-Mobile says phone service outage resolved (AP)

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AP – Wireless provider T-Mobile USA Inc. says it has cleared up service problems that were interfering with calls and text messaging for about 5 percent of its customers.

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Verizon Lawsuit Makes AT&T The Villain, Again (PC World)

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PC World – America is thanking AT&T this morning for drawing attention to how limited its 3G coverage is. This is something I never paid much attention to until yesterday, when AT&T sued Verizon over a TV ad comparing the carriers’ 3G coverage.

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Huawei Promises Series of Android Phones (PC World)

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PC World – China-based Huawei Technologies will release multiple mobile phones using Google’s Android operating system in coming months, a company spokeswoman said Wednesday.

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AT&T Sues Verizon Over ‘There’s a Map for That’ Ads (PC World)

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PC World – AT&T has taken offense at the recent Verizon ‘There’s a Map for That’ ad campaign and has filed a lawsuit against Verizon. AT&T claims that the ads are “misleading” customers and resulting in the loss of “incalculable market share.” The lawsuit may backfire though as AT&T draws more attention to the ad […]

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