Motorola is still in the midst of plans to spin off its mobile handset division in 2010, but will show off a new cell phone made from recycled plastic water bottles at the Consumer Electronics Show later this week.
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IT spending will drop next year as a direct result of global financial problems, growing less than half as much as earlier predicted by IDC, the analyst firm said Wednesday.
Cisco Systems announced Thursday that it is doubling the speed of its Aggregation Services Router (ASR) 1000 Series routers to 20Gbit/sec., only eight months after introducing the product line.
Motorola officials confirmed that US$800 million in cuts planned for 2009 will require laying off about 3000 workers, with a little more than two-thirds of those job cuts coming from the handset division.
Applications and tools for mobile workers, such as sales personnel and technicians, continue to grow in number and complexity as the number of new smart phones and other handhelds grows.
WiMax supporters converged here Wednesday to celebrate <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/action/inform.do?command=search&searchTerms=Sprint+Nextel+Corporation">Sprint Nextel Corp.</a>'s recent citywide <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9115780">launch of its Xohm wireless service</a> and to announce a range of new devices -- including the majority of <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/action/inform.do?command=search&searchTerms=Lenovo+Group+Ltd.">Lenovo</a>'s laptop line -- that will operate over the new WiMax network.
Even after Monday's stock market drop in the US and a general tightening in the financial sector, WiMax equipment makers and wireless operators at WiMax World remain optimistic.
Cisco Systems is set to announce a new 7.0 release of its unified communications software, as well as a SaaS (software-as-a-service) platform based on WebEx that allows developers to integrate collaboration capabilities, video and business applications.
Microsoft warned users Monday that it will drop support for Office 2003 Service Pack 2 in three weeks, and it urged them to upgrade to a newer service pack that was involved in a dust-up earlier this year over blocked file formats.
More than a year after arriving on the mobile/wireless scene, Apple Inc.'s iPhone remains the "it" phone -- the one to beat and the one companies in the mobile device industry compare themselves to.
Sprint Nextel Corp. plans to unveil the HTC Corp. Touch Diamond and the HTC Touch Pro, both running the new Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system, on Wednesday at the CTIA trade show in San Francisco, according to news reports.
Despite complaints from some users about iPhone 3G wireless connections, Apple continues to earn praise for its novel and expanding App Store, where consumers and business users alike can download applications for free or a small fee.
Cisco Systems and HP jointly announced Wednesday that they would work together to sell more unified communications products, with both companies investing in training and building global marketing and sales programs.
Sybase launched the Sybase Unwired Platform Tuesday at its annual TechWave conference in Las Vegas. The platform allows customers to group together individual products previously offered for mobilizing enterprise applications.
After three weeks of testing and reviewing Apple's new iPhone 2.0 firmware and an iPhone 3G for use in large businesses, analyst firm Gartner said the device can be supported by IT shops -- but only for a narrow set of uses such as voice, e-mail, Web browsing and the storage of personal information.
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