Apple reversed course this week and confirmed it would open the iPhone and iPod Touch to outside developers.
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AppleWednesday confirmed rumors that it will release a mobile software development kit (SDK) for developers in February so that third parties can create applications for the iPhone and the iPod touch.
Symbian is adding a new graphics architecture as well as enhanced networking capabilities to its mobile OS, the company's CEO said this week.
With femtocells gaining more attention as a potential money-saving technology, several companies are racing to claim space in the emerging femtocell market, said members of a recent panel hosted by MassNetComms.
Nine months after its official launch, Australian developers have already extended the capabilities of the world's first non-proprietary Linux powered mobile phone.
Motorola took a 50 percent stake in UIQ, a move that is likely a reaction to stepped up competition from the iPhone.
Greenpeace International, which has clashed with Apple over toxic chemicals in its products and post-sales electronics recycling, has slammed the company's iPhone, saying it includes hazardous materials that other mobile phone makers have eliminated.
High-Speed Packet Access (HSPA) wireless technology is here today in some markets and getting faster, and may end up being more popular than WiMax and other emerging broadband wireless technologies.
Hackers have come up with at least one way to "unbrick" iPhones disabled by a firmware update Apple issued two weeks ago, developers of both paid and free unlock software said this week.
Mozilla's mobile Firefox browser, which the company said earlier this week is in the works, will likely be available for phones running Symbian, Windows Mobile and Linux operating systems, a developer working on the project said.
A class-action lawsuit targeting Apple and AT&T, filed last week in a US federal court, accuses the companies of illegally conspiring to tie iPhone customers to the telecom company's wireless network.
By developing a version of its open source desktop Firefox Web browser to run on mobile devices, Mozilla hopes to break the hold some handset makers and carriers have on what mobile applications consumers can use, an executive of the company says.
Nokia is planning to bundle software from Devicescape on devices in its E and N series, that will log in automatically to Wi-Fi hotspots.
After a couple of experiences dipping a toe into the mobile market, Mozilla said it plans to get serious about developing a mobile browser.
Using mobile phones or text messaging mid-conversation or during an appointment or meeting cracked the Terrible 10 Rude Behaviours List issued by Johns Hopkins University.
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