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Google, Microsoft to jointly set up R&D lab

Google, Microsoft and Sun Microsystems have set aside their differences long enough to jointly help create an Internet services lab along with researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.

Motorola, Intel to drive mobile WiMax

With the IEEE 802.16e specification for mobile WiMax slowly moving toward approval, Motorola and Intel are now teaming up to help lay the groundwork for the next phase of standardization: establishing WiMax Forum profiles for implementing the mobile ...

SBC, others see new breed of TV

SBC Communications on Tuesday gave a few glimpses of what it may do with the ability to deliver IP (Internet Protocol) services across several devices and networks.

Google's Wi-Fi plan envisions testing ground

Google wrote grandly of the importance of Wi-Fi in a proposal for free wireless in San Francisco that was made public on the Web Monday, but the search company downplayed its own potential role in delivering Internet service.

Mobile world just opening up, media execs say

Mobile content and entertainment providers took the keynote stage at CTIA Wireless IT & Entertainment on Wednesday and described a sunny future for music and mobile operators, video vendors and consumers.

SanDisk puts DRM on flash cards

SanDisk took a step it hopes will transform the mobile media business, unveiling a storage technology called TrustedFlash that integrates digital rights management (DRM) into a flash memory card.

IPdrum's Skype-to-cell product ships

A product that lets consumers use an extra cell phone as a gateway to Skype Technologies SA's VOIP (voice over Internet Protocol) system is now available, vendor IPdrum AS announced Tuesday.

Motorola heads straight for mobile WiMax

Motorola is moving aggressively toward the next generation of WiMax wireless broadband, gearing up to introduce two product lines without waiting for the WiMax Forum to finish specifications for the technology.

Distance detection may help secure Wi-Fi

Intel is developing a way to locate a Wi-Fi user by timing how long it takes for packets to travel to and from a wireless access point, which could prevent users outside a house or office from accessing a Wi-Fi network indoors.

McAfee readies home Wi-Fi security tool

All home Wi-Fi gear comes with the bricks and mortar to put up at least a basic security wall against intruders and eavesdroppers, but McAfee wants to sell consumers a better trowel for building it.

Qualcomm-Flarion deal may rock wireless world

Qualcomm's planned acquisition of mobile broadband vendor Flarion Techologies sets up a powerful competitor to the emerging mobile WiMax technology and its deep-pocketed proponents, such as Intel.

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First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

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The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

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