Mobile Space Archive

  • Fidelity® Extends Leadership in Mobile Space with Next Generation Brokerage App for iPad®

    Fidelity® Extends Leadership in Mobile Space with Next Generation Brokerage App for iPad®

    BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Fidelity Investments® today advanced its position as the highest rated online broker1 with the release of a major update to its Fidelity ...

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  • IMDb Trivia Game for iPhone and iPod Touch Now Available for Free on the App Store

    SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IMDb, the world’s most popular and authoritative source for movie, TV and celebrity content, today announced that IMDb Trivia, a free iPhone and iPod touch application, is available for download...

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  • ShareFile Announces Full Suite of Mobile File Sharing Applications for Business

    RALEIGH, N.C.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In response to the rapid adoption of tablets and smartphones by small and medium sized businesses (SMBs), ShareFile, a leading provider of secure ...

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  • Swype psyched to be on Droid X, fifty total devices by the end of 2010

    Swype psyched to be on Droid X, fifty total devices by the end of 2010

    Love it or lump it, looks like Swype is making inroads into the mobile space. We've seen it on a few handsets already, and we know how eager the company is to get on the iPhone, but so it doesn't look like Apple's ready to bite. In the meantime, it seems that the company is more than happy to make due with the likes of HTC, Samsung, and Motorola -- the latter having gone with Swype for the Droid X. According to Swype CEO Mike McSherry, this is the company's biggest coup yet, though certainly not the last -- he says to look for the app on some fifty phones by .

    Swype psyched to be on Droid X, fifty total devices by the end of 2010 originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 24 Jun 2010 14:19:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • The sad tale of Nokia’s sinking market cap, where I come over all nostalgic

    The sad tale of Nokia’s sinking market cap, where I come over all nostalgic

    Bloomberg today pumped out a chart that shows the erosion of Nokia's market cap over the last 10 years. Moreso, it also shows how Apple has seemingly switched places with the Finnish phone maker. 10 years ago (back when screens were greyscale, ringtones were beepy, batteries lasted over a week, and I rocked a Nokia 8210), Nokia's market cap was somewhere around a staggering $245 billion, which is -- strangely enough -- where Apple sits now.

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  • Adobe expects Flash on 250 million smartphones by end of 2012

    Adobe expects Flash on 250 million smartphones by end of 2012

    While in the midst of fixing a unicorn-sized hole in the security of its desktop software, Adobe has been talking about its future in the mobile space. According to its rose-tinted forecasts, Flash Player will be featured in a quarter billion handsets by the end of 2012, including 53 percent of all smarphones shipped that year. Those are pretty strident words for a company that has yet to ship Flash Player 10.1 in even one new handset, but we're reminded that Android 2.2's leading position on the issue will be swiftly followed by BlackBerry OS, Symbian, webOS, and Windows Phone 7 supporting the full fat Flash experience. Whether all that momentum will be enough to produce an install base of 250 million, we don't know. What we do know, however, is that people want the blasted thing and Adobe had better start doing a bit more work on its mobile player and a little less talking about it -- that's what we're here for.

    Adobe expects Flash on 250 million smartphones by end of 2012 originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 11 Jun 2010 16:20:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Fujitsu, Toshiba in talks to merge mobile units

    Fujitsu, Toshiba in talks to merge mobile units

    The domestic Japanese phone market has been in a state of contraction for some time, most notably evidenced by Mitsubishi's decision to exit the game altogether and the Sanyo-Kyocera tie-up from a couple years back. Fujitsu and Toshiba are the next two giants looking to combine their resources in the mobile space, a move that would create Japan's number two phone manufacturing venture behind Sharp and reduce to six the total number of firms making handsets there (down from ten in 2007). Though technologically years ahead of the rest of the world, Japan also suffers from deeper market saturation than perhaps anywhere else -- and the opportunities for product differentiation are sharply reduced by carrier RFPs that emphasize conformity to a standard spec sheet. Fujitsu is said to likely hold the majority stake if the deal goes down, but for what it's worth, nothing's been finalized yet. If a deal improves the odds of bringing hardware to North America by even the smallest of fractions, we're all for it.

    Fujitsu, Toshiba in talks to merge mobile units originally appeared on Engadget Mobile on Fri, 11 Jun 2010 13:03:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Fox Mobile launches Bitbop beta, a Hulu for your phone

    Fox Mobile launches Bitbop beta, a Hulu for your phone

    While Hulu might be missing out on the mobile space due to licensing issues, Fox Mobile-backed Bitbop is looking to step in and take the reins. The app, currently in beta and available only for select BlackBerry devices, has 25 content partners including Fox (of course), CBS, NBC, and Comedy Central. It's said to work over WiFi or even 3G data connections and is free so far, though a section in the FAQ intimates that Fox will also launch a premium plan with "unlimited, full-length, network TV shows with no commercial interruptions" for $10 a month, and mobile movie rentals are also apparently on the way. And never fear, Android and iPhone lovers -- mocoNews reports that apps for your smartphone of choice are coming, too. Let's hope Fox gets it working on Froyo, before Hulu kills that workaround.

    Fox Mobile launches Bitbop beta, a Hulu for your phone originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 26 May 2010 21:42:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • Nokia and Yahoo announcing partnership Monday?

    Nokia and Yahoo announcing partnership Monday?

    Whether you call it prescient omniscience or just dumb luck, The Onion's latest lampoon seems to have correctly predicted the Y!phone (pictured above). Or at least something close. We just received our invite to a Yahoo press event on Monday where CEO Carol Bartz will try to wow us with the following:
    "An exciting announcement about providing global consumers with rich online and mobile experiences, and bringing forward a new era in keeping consumers connected."
    Kara Swisher of All Things Digital says that the announcement involves building Yahoo apps and services, including email and search, into a range of Nokia devices. The partnership, dubbed "Project Nike" after the Greek goddess of victory, has apparently been in the works for years. A "Yahoo-centric phone" is not expected to be part of the announcement according to Swisher's sources. For Yahoo's part, partnering with the world's largest maker of cellphones is likely its best chance to compete in the mobile space against Google's booming Android OS. The benefit for Nokia in partnering with an also-ran is less clear though -- guess that's why this is a Yahoo press event and not a Nokia-sponsored one.

    We asked Nokia the dealio but it refused to comment on "market speculation." Hey, we tried.

    Nokia and Yahoo announcing partnership Monday? originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 21 May 2010 05:33:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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  • ScoreLoop Launches White Label Service for iPhone App Monetization

    ScoreLoop Launches White Label Service for iPhone App Monetization

    Monetization on mobile is a huge business and ScoreLoop wants a piece of the action. ScoreLoop, a white label social platform that helps developer implement social features into their iPhone and Android apps, is entering the monetization game by providing its developers with the ability to monetize their applications. ScoreLoop will provide two primary monetization options [...]

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  • Sony Ericsson announces Vivaz pro at Mobile World Congress

    Sony Ericsson announces Vivaz pro at Mobile World Congress

    While you love birds are busy being smitten on a lazy Sunday, Sony Ericsson is busy dishing out new goods from Barcelona, Spain. Mobile World Congress is sure to bring some interesting news in the mobile space this week, and SE is kicking things off with the pro version of the Vivaz. What makes it [...]

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  • Resistive screens are dead: HTC now selling a stylus for capacitive screens

    Resistive screens are dead: HTC now selling a stylus for capacitive screens

    When it comes to touchscreens, you just can’t beat the feeling of a nice, high-quality capacitive screen. If you’ve been using an iPhone, Motorola Droid, or any one of many capacitive smartphones made in the past few years, try to hunt down one with a resistive screen; the difference is almost shocking. Touches to a [...]

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  • Six New Years Resolutions For Apple And The iPhone In 2010

    Six New Years Resolutions For Apple And The iPhone In 2010

    Last night, as we waited for Carson Daily to tell us that it was time to make a lot of noise, I found myself laying on my buddy's lawn with glass number one-too-many of something toxic in my hand. As I stared up at the stars, I pondered something I'd imagine most of the country was pondering as well: Does Steve Jobs make New Years Resolutions? I mean, really; outside of continuing to kick cancer's ass and perhaps expanding his wardrobe, there's probably not much that needs resolving in El Jobso's personal life. His number one pet project (outside of that other one), however, could probably use a bit of work right now.

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  • Nuance launches Dragon Dictation for iPhone – Get it while it’s free!

    Nuance launches Dragon Dictation for iPhone – Get it while it’s free!

    Nuance is one of the most important companies in the mobile space, yet few cell phone owners have any idea who they are. You know that T9 feature that lets you blast out texts on your number pad? That’s theirs. If your phone does text-to-voice or voice transcription, that’s probably their technology too. Nuance’s latest move [...]

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  • HP lets iPAQ Glisten out of the box

    HP lets iPAQ Glisten out of the box

    The AT&T-bound iPAQ Glisten from HP has been unboxed for our viewing pleasure, video of which can be found immediately after the break. If you're not in such a hurry though, you'll want to know it's an AMOLED-fronted, Qualcomm-powered (533MHz) WinMo 6.5 device, which brings the BlackBerry form factor sans the RIM user experience, but plus a touchscreen. Another thing to note is that AT&T's online store will be the only place to get it, at the already announced $179.99 after rebates on a two-year deal. The video does a good job of comparing HP's return to the mobile space with a pair of similar devices, and we're left with the impression that it's a pretty chunky machine, but as usual we recommend seeing it for yourself -- and you already know where to find it.

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    HP lets iPAQ Glisten out of the box originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 04 Dec 2009 07:21:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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