In rather vague news emerging from Taiwan, it seems that HTC may be looking to developed Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs) using Intel’s new Atom processor and Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chipset, with new devices coming towards the end of the year…
Nokia, Sony Ericsson, NEC and Alcatel-Lucent have all sat down and formed a licensing framework for a new mobile standard called Long Term Evolution, which can be shortened to LTE, or simply 4G as that makes things much easier to follow…
The BBC has updated its mobile web site to include more interactive elements and content than before, and in recognition that it’s already the most popular mobile web destination in the UK, with 2.7 million unique visitors each month.
It keeps many of the same elements found on the BBC’s regular web site…
Intel has chosen the name “Atom” for its new line of low-power microprocessors, specifically designed for use in mobile devices, UMPCs and some desktop PCs.
Intel wants to cash in on the increasing popularity of mobile devices, with the idea of a $250 Internet-connected pocket device that they’ve called the “netbook”.
The Atom processor is less than 25 square millimetres, based on 45 nanometre technology. They were previously code-named Silverthorne and Diamondville.
Vodafone UK has announced a deal with Huawei which sees its smallest HSUPA USB stick launched, giving customers high-speed mobile Internet access on their mobile PC, handheld device, or desktop PC.
The creatively named E172 gives a download rate of up to 7.2Mbps, which is certainly no slouch, and an upload rate of up to 2Mbps. Yes, I know — “up to” — but we live in hope.
Fully compatible with Windows Vista and XP, and Mac OS X, the device was apparently designed with the elegance of a sleek white piano in mind. Well, it takes all sorts.
This morning, mobile operator 3 is holding a mobile internet seminar in London, with speakers including the likes of Skype, Yahoo, and Jaiku. I’m sitting in, tapping away on a laptop to bring you the most interesting bits.
Because of these two omissions, Mobile Business magazine has weighed in and claimed that the iPhone won’t run the full Web.
They claim that Flash and Java are “near essential” applications – and I’ll own up and say that I’ve said similar about Flash. I’m not a huge fan of Flash, because it does its best to slow down even the most modern PC’s CPU, but I recognise that it has become a standard for a number of web applications.
Java, too, is a pain. The only Java I like is the hot, steaming variety that comes from my coffee percolator each morning. The other Java is – well – hot and steaming might describe it, but it ain’t coffee.
Vodafone UK has announced its new “Vodafone Mobile Internet” service, whereby the Vodafone live! portal will now provide access to mobile-optimised versions of popular web services including Google, MySpace, YouTube, eBay, and Instant Messaging from Microsoft and Yahoo!
It comes together with new tariffs that include a ‘data pack’ allowing users to download up to 120MB of data for £7.50 per month, or a daily charge of £1 for 500K, with no further charge unless the day’s usage exceeds 15MB.
Mobile phone operating system maker Symbian, whose software is found on about 70% of the world's smartphones, together will leading mobile phone makers, have appealed for mobile operators to make their wireless Internet services cheaper to appeal to more customers….