Enterprise open source commentator Glyn Moody says that Android-based ARM
systems, such as the chipsets for Google's Android operating system announced
this week by Freescale, could be part of the next wave of price reductions
that will push netbooks down to $150 and less.
Moody believes that Apple will over time lose its iPhone advantage to open
source solutions like Android. Here is his logic:
"Freescale's announcement is still at the level of marketing hype, but it is
nonetheless indicative of how people are starting to think. And the crucial
element is Android, because once you have netbooks running the stack, then
you will have a spectrum of hybrids that can mix mobile and netbook features.
Again, this is something free software is ideal for: there are no constraints
on experimentation, and the tools for trying things out are readily
This is an aspec... (more)
Greenville residents now have a new choice for their television and
communications services, powered by the most advanced technology. AT&T* today
announced the launch of AT&T U-verse(SM) services in parts of Greenville and
Asheville beginning Monday, August 10.
AT&T U-verse TV, AT&T U-verse High Speed Internet and AT&T U-verse Voice are
delivered over AT&T's advanced Internet Protocol (IP) network, and offer a
new alternative to cable and an unmatched experience for customers. AT&T
U-verse brings together your TV, broadband, home phone and wireless services
-- all on one bill --... (more)
"It is the next step in the evolution of wireless data," said Sumi Helal,
President and CEO of Phoneomena, Inc., a leading mobile phone software, as
his company unveiled xPhoneApp 2.0, the industry's first wireless application
The innovative middleware allows enterprise developers to rapidly and easily
create reliable mobile applications without having to learn or keep up with
changing technologies such as J2ME, BREW, or Windows Mobile.
xPhoneApp enables developers with Web programming experience to use their
existing skill set to develop sophisticated mobile applications fo... (more)
Thanks to Skype International and Boingo Wireless partnership - users will
now be able to access Skype's VoIP technology from 18,000 Wi-Fi hot spots
Skype spokesperson Kelly Larabee said that Skype Zones powered by Boingo are
geared not only toward business travellers and students but also toward any
wireless user in search of cheap international calling.
Available in coffee shops, bookstores and hotels, as well as other public
Skype Zones offer VoIP users unlimited access to Boingo's public broadband
for US$7.95 per month. Also, infrequent users can pay $2.95 ... (more)
Google's Android operating system for cellphones was on display in Barcelona,
Spain, this week as manufacturers like Texas Instruments displayed prototypes
running the open-source OS. 'We're excited to see that people are excited
about Android,' said Google in a statement released to coincide with the
Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona.
In the brief statement, the Mountain View, California-based company said the
demonstrations of Android in Barcelona were "exactly the kind of momentum we
hoped the announcement and the platform would generate."