As we look through time at 2012, I think this will be a year in which we see further IP buildout (both networks [LTE] and applications). Almost 300 operators worldwide are investing in LTE technology and by the end of 2012...
Even if you love to shop, it can be a pain this time of year. Stores are crowded, gift options seem endless and it's hard to determine if you're getting the best prices.
Here we go again, for the 5th consecutive year. 2011 was an extraordinary year to be sure for the mobile industry. Mobile commerce, messaging, Apple, Google, Samsung, RIM, Steve Jobs, the FCC, Network Neutrality, LTE, spectrum and mobile data were just some of the topics that got significant coverage this year.
The developments in the mobility space don’t stop or begin with features. Screen size, functionality, application processors and resolution are key assets to make smartphones even more powerful.
In recent weeks, Apple, Google and Amazon.com have each launched the missing puzzle piece in their wireless mobile music systems.
The city of Phoenix, Ariz. has pretty specific ideas about what it wants cellular antennas in residential areas to look like: anatomically correct palm trees of a maximum 65-feet with 55 fronds, a leaf cluster and a maximum trunk diameter of 26 inches.
As Black Friday and Cyber Monday approach, there is a lot of hype about the role mobile will play in this year's holiday shopping.
U.S. wireless carriers are adapting to life in 2.0 times, complete with updating their own guidelines for working with third parties that offer cheaper text and voice services. On second thought, make that 3.0 times.
With three major carriers offering LTE service today, and a fourth on deck for 2012, the U.S. has taken the lead in 4G network rollouts.
The Lumia 800 emerges as not only an impressive smartphone but one that could mean there's hope for both Nokia's aspirations in the high-end device market, as well as Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 (WP7) platform.
The Kindle was always an odd product name. Amazon used a verb to name a thing, raising the question: Kindle what? Now we have the answer: Kindle Fire.
Now, many years later, the company is trying to recapture some of that magic by ushering the Razr into the smartphone age.
Sure, there are security risks associated with any new technology, and the right policies and tools need to be in place to ensure integrity, but enterprise mobility is going through a critical transition where it now has the potential of "unleashing the power of the end-user."
Barnes & Noble's Wi-Fi only Nook Tablet adds one more media slate to the mix that doesn't have a 3G or 4G modem at launch. The Kindle Fire doesn't have one, either.
The explosion in wireless data services has been well documented in the last year. Several operators have been lambasted publicly because popular smartphones and data-intensive applications are exposing capacity bottlenecks in large metropolitan markets.