Earlier this month, Telstra put out a press release trumpeting that it's come up with a new phone coaching service to help people who are "bamboozled" by their mobiles. Another excellent example of wrong-headed thinking from the mobile industry.
I can't wait for the new iPhone to come out — mainly because I'm so dog-tired of listening to the never-ending screeds of rumour mongering nonsense speculating on what functionality the device will have that come out every single day. So I've decided to join in. I'm 100 per cent convinced the new iPhone will run Vista and have WiMax connectivity. In fact I'd bet my house on it.
Qualcomm has poured money into its broadcast mobile television system, MediaFLO. Now US carrier AT&T is hoping that consumers will do the same, following the launch of a consumer mobile TV offering based on the Qualcomm tech. Good luck with that.
Writing a blog about mobile technology on 28 April almost necessitates holding forth on CDMA shutoff. But if you ask me, there's something far more disruptive happening in the wireless world right now.
A few weeks ago, I was in Shanghai, at the Intel Developers Forum. Intel was keen to show off what it hopes will be the bridging device between high-end mobiles and laptops: the mobile Internet device or MID. Intel was showing off a lot of interesting things at the conference. The MID, sadly, was not one of them.
Good news, everyone -- after all these months of waiting, I can finally reveal which operator will be bringing the iPhone to Australia. And the winner is ...
In terms of applications, the mobile world still feels like a bit of a poor cousin where the Web giants are involved. How long til it shrugs off its rags like Cinderella and bursts into the daylight in all the finery it deserves?
Despite the fact that a study out this month has shown that the cancer risk from mobiles is more hot air than anything, how many people would be willing to put a base station in their home?
Like most people with a pulse in their wrist and a love of tech in their hearts, I saw the Macworld keynote the other day. I know it's not going to win me any friends but does anyone else think Steve Jobs mightn't be so good on numbers?
The day of reckoning finally arrived for CDMA -- and was then postponed, leaving everyone with any strong feeling on the subject a nice window of three months to once again enjoy the semantic back-and-forth the closure provokes.
There's no such thing as a free lunch, so the old adage goes -- but is there such a thing as free Wi-Fi? Wi-Fi sharing company Fon thinks it has the answer, as does Google-backed start-up Meraki.
As Britney Spears can testify, some things can be brought down all too easily by their own popularity -- as Vodafone's not-so-merry Christmas shows.
Tis the season to be jolly, to give, to receive, to have a sherry or two and fall asleep in front of the telly. And, if you're a mobile network operator, it's definitely the season to share.
Previously, much of the business model for the in-flight connectivity market has remained up in the air -- but that could all be about to change thanks to RIM and pals.
If you hang around mobile rumour sites then you may have heard the latest Chinese whisper doing the rounds -- Sony is making a PSP mobile phone all of its own.