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  • February 26, 2004 26 Feb'04

    In-Stat/MDR optimistic about PDA market

    Even though smart phones are the talk of the town, In-Stat/MDR says that PDA shipments will remain strong in 2004, thanks to a number of smaller, cheaper devices.

  • February 24, 2004 24 Feb'04

    IBM, Palm: PDA plan doesn't target Microsoft

    The pair is bringing IBM's platform to the PDA, but isn't jabbing at Microsoft. Rather, they say they only want interoperability among Microsoft, IBM and Lotus apps.

  • February 18, 2004 18 Feb'04

    Palm: Putting its future in the hands of developers

    PalmSource Inc. recently launched its new operating system, Cobalt. Along with it, the company has assured its developer community that the new application program interfaces (APIs) will maintain a high level of interoperability, so that ...

  • January 13, 2004 13 Jan'04

    Analyst: Enterprises poised to benefit from carrier swapping rules

    Beginning Nov. 24, U.S. wireless customers gained the option of keeping their phone numbers when they switch from one wireless carrier to another. The change, known as wireless local number portability (WLNP) was forced on reluctant carriers by the ...

  • December 31, 2003 31 Dec'03

    2004 outlook: Tablets, RFID to rise, Sun to set

    TechTarget editor in chief Paul Gillin makes his annual predictions, and this year's batch holds high hopes for tablet PCs and RFID, and caution for Sun Microsystems and grid computing.

  • December 04, 2003 04 Dec'03

    Look for basics, not frills, in a PDA

    In a few weeks, Jupiter Research will release a new report on the PDA market, and the company found some surprising problems. Michael Gartenberg, research director for the New York-based firm, said that many device manufacturers are chasing bells ...

  • November 20, 2003 20 Nov'03

    PalmSource focused on easier-to-access info

    The CEO of PalmSource told Comdex attendees that his company is focused on making enterprise data easier to access on mobile devices.

  • November 18, 2003 18 Nov'03

    Experts urge caution when changing wireless carriers

    On Nov. 24, wireless users for the first time will be able to switch carriers without losing their phone numbers, but experts say businesses shouldn't dump existing carriers right away.

  • November 14, 2003 14 Nov'03

    Gadgets and Gizmos '03

    Need more fun? Take a look at this year's assortment of gadget reviews. You'll love it. Trust us.

  • November 06, 2003 06 Nov'03

    Camera phones: Snapping at workplace privacy?

    Many of the latest high-end cell phones have built-in cameras, which some see as a built-in business liability. Experts say that all companies will soon need a camera phone policy.

  • September 29, 2003 29 Sep'03

    For builder, wireless app hits nail on the head

    A construction firm says its Palm VII-based wireless messaging application from AirToolz helps it communicate problems to subcontractors more quickly, helping it save money and build homes faster.

  • September 25, 2003 25 Sep'03

    Nokia ready for mobility battle with Cisco

    Americans tend to think of Nokia Corp. as a consumer brand. The Espoo, Finland-based company is the Cisco of mobile phones, leading its rivals with about 35% of the global market. But in Europe, Nokia is also an important competitor in the ...

  • September 24, 2003 24 Sep'03

    IBM, Palm: PDA plan doesn't target Microsoft

    HAWTHORNE, N.Y. -- Over the past year, Palm Inc. has been partnering with IBM Corp. and integrating IBM's WebSphere Micro Environment and Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME)-certified runtime environment with its handhelds in an effort to target ...

  • September 04, 2003 04 Sep'03

    Business users falling in love with handhelds

    Experts speaking at a conference for insurance and financial services professionals said that mobile technology is rapidly taking hold because of eager end users. However, connectivity and application design issues are troubling users.

  • August 19, 2003 19 Aug'03

    Analyst: Linux could have 'bright future' in smart phones

    Linux, which has been gaining momentum in the enterprise, has not become nearly as popular with handheld devices. In 2002, Linux was used on 1.7% of PDAs. In 2003, that number is expected to grow to 3.7%, according to the Framingham, Mass.-based ...

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