Here's how the new iPhone stacks up against other smart phones. Information on competitive phones is from the latest data available on manufacturers' Web sites:
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Employees at Apple have filed a patent for integrating solar cells into portable devices by placing them underneath the layers of a touch-sensitive display, according to the filing.
Microsoft has been dealt a blow by the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), which says Alcatel-Lucent has not violated patents related to unified communications.
For the fifth quarter running, Alcatel-Lucent reported a net loss: during the first quarter of 2008, it increased to Euro 181 million (AUD$300 million).
A recent patent filing indicates that Apple is getting closer to adding its own instant messaging client to the iPhone.
Chip vendors NXP and STMicroelectronics have announced a joint venture to deliver cheaper chips for phones.
Germans can now get an iPhone for just 99 euros (US$155), a big departure for the Apple phone which hasn't been subsidised by operators before. It will also fan the flames of rumours about an imminent new 3G model.
While Motorola is in disarray as a result of its split into separate companies, Nokia and Samsung will be able to grab market share, analysts agree.
Motorola will split into two companies, one making mobile devices and the other making network infrastructure, the company announced Wednesday.
Using a chipset developed in-house, Alcatel-Lucent routers will have a 10-fold capacity increase, which is needed to handle ever-increasing amounts of video traffic.
Sales of Wi-Fi phones increased by more than 60 percent last year, according to Infonetics Research, as vendors have done more to support wireless IP (Internet Protocol) telephony.
Although the 802.1x access protocol is a must for wireless network security, companies rarely use it and thus leave the door open for hackers, according to Robert Lamprecht, IT advisory supervisor at KPMG.
Wireless N Access Point and Quadband Wireless N Router, which both transmit at 5GHz, are the latest additions to D-Link's family of 802.11n products, announced at the Cebit trade show.
Some of the biggest server vendors are starting to ship machines with built-in support for VMware virtualisation software. Fujitsu-Siemens began to ship servers with embedded VMware technology Tuesday, while Dell, Hewlett-Packard and IBM will jump on the bandwagon within 60 days.
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