Archive for February, 2010

iPhone OS expansion rumor prompts craziness: 3D glasses & licensing deals

iPhone OS expansion rumor prompts craziness: 3D glasses & licensing deals

There's nothing like an Apple rumor to bring the analysts out of the woodwork, and talk of the Cupertino company considering putting iPhone OS on other platforms and devices has prompted some interesting speculation.  After a job advert was spotted earlier in the week for an engineering manager responsible for expanding iPhone OS' scope, we've already seen suggestions that they're planning 3D movie glasses, non-Apple hardware licensing and more.

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Novatel 4G WiMAX MiFi and “wearable mobile devices” coming

Novatel 4G WiMAX MiFi and “wearable mobile devices” coming

Interesting news out of Novatel Wireless today, with the company announcing not only that they've completed testing a new, WiMAX version of their popular MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hostpot, but that they're seemingly experimenting with wearable mobile devices.  The new 4G WiMAX MiFi apparently achieved 18Mbps throughput, with a theoretical peak of over 30Mbps downlink and 10Mbps uplink.

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Palm downgrade revenue expectations over “slower than expected” sales

Palm downgrade revenue expectations over “slower than expected” sales

Palm have sheepishly updated their revenue guidance figures for the third fiscal quarter of 2010, blaming "slower than expected consumer adoption of the company’s products" - also known as "people not realising they really, really need a Palm smartphone" - for the shortfall.  According to the press release, lower than expected demand has led to carriers deferring deliveries of webOS devices, and will result in 2010 revenues being "well below" the $1.6bn to $1.8bn initially predicted.

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