Archive | March, 2008

Moto to Split Off Its Handset Business

I’ve written plenty in the past about Motorola’s long-running problems; the latest in the saga is that the company has decided to split off its handset business into a standalone company in an attempt to reverse its fortunes. This is a financial “solution” that should give the company’s sagging share price a boost, but in […]

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Another Mobile Jam Session at CTIA

Another Mobile Jam Session at CTIA

Following the success of their event in Barcelona, the organizers of the Mobile Jam Session are putting on another one next Monday at CTIA in Las Vegas. Rudy de Waele tells me they have a few spots left, so if you’ll be around, sign up and check it out, as it promises to be a […]

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On The Latest Transcoding Mess — Developers Respond With Some Ideas

More on the flap over US operator Sprint’s recent launch of a transcoder that uses a fake user-agent and breaks developers’ attempts to automatically serve up mobile-friendly content: First, Ed Moore from Openwave, the vendor of the Sprint transcoder, stops by in the comments to say that the company is working to “get the exclusion […]

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LG Rolls Out A Phone For Hannibal Lecter

LG has released a new device called the LG-SH240. Looks pretty basic with its 2-megapixel camera and all (especially for a Korean handset). But its key feature isn’t one defined by tech specs. Apparently its selling point is a keypad that feels like human skin. You know, I never really thought about that before, but […]

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Are You Going to San Francisco…and Web 2.0?

Are You Going to San Francisco…and Web 2.0?

I’m really pleased to announce that I’ve been invited to speak at the prestigious Web 2.0 Expo event in San Francisco in April. It’s got to be one of the biggest and most prestigious events in the digital calendar, so it’s really flattering to be asked. I’m doing a panel called “After The Phone Rings: […]

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