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Archive for April, 2011

Transit Connectivity Makes Money

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 29th, 2011

The battle between buses and trains to entice passengers with WiFi is heating up, with a string of announcements by bus and luxury coach operators in the UK, the US and Europe. Mass transit connectivity was a topic of several conference sessions at the annual International Wireless Communications Expo (IWCE) last month in Las Vegas. […]

Google Mobile Chat

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 29th, 2011

Google Talk with video and voice chat will gradually roll out to Nexus S devices in the next few weeks as part of the Android 2.3.4 over-the-air update and will launch on other Android 2.3+ devices in the future, says Google on their Mobile Blog. Other Android apps already offer video chatting, but Google has […]

Explained: A-GPS on the iPhone

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 28th, 2011

Glenn Fleishman has the best explanation I’ve seen on Advanced GPS on the iPhone, and how mobile phone tracking works. Calculating a phone’s location using just GPS satellite data can take up to several minutes. iPhone can reduce this time to just a few seconds by using Wi-Fi hotspot and cell tower data. Assisted GPS […]

Consumer Groups Fight AT&T Merger

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 28th, 2011

The FCC should deny AT&T’s plan to buy US$1.9 billion worth of Qualcomm’s wireless spectrum, several consumer groups said Wednesday. The FCC should combine its reviews of the two AT&T deals, according to Free Press, Public Knowledge, and Consumers Union, reports Network World. Cellular South, Dish Networks and the Rural Cellular Association are also asking […]

iPhone No. 3 in U.S.

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 28th, 2011

According to NPD, Apple leapfrogged both HTC and Motorola to move into the No. 3 spot in the United States, with 14 percent of the overall phone market, boosted by the arrival of the iPhone on Verizon. Samsung still tops the U.S. market with 23 percent, followed by LG at 18 percent. The iPhone 4 […]

Network Crashes for Verizon, Sony and Amazon

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 28th, 2011

Verizon Wireless said on Thursday morning that its high-speed 4G LTE network is once again working, following a nationwide outage that began on Tuesday evening. Verizon did not offer details on what caused the outage. “Our 4G LTE network is up and running.” the company said in a statement. “Our network engineers and vendors quickly […]