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Archive for January, 2004

“12 Myths of Mobile Device User-Interface Design”

The Chicago chapter of SIGCHI is hosting a workshop titled “12 Myths of Mobile Device User-Interface Design” on March 10th. I like the list: Users want power and aesthetics. Features are everything. What we really need is a Swiss army knife. 3G is here! Focus groups and other traditional market analysis tools are the best […]

DoCoMo Gains Some 3G Momentum

NTT DoCoMo said it has doubled its subscriber base for its WCDMA service in the last four months. The company said it now has 2M users; it had earlier forecast that it would not reach the 2M mark before March. DoCoMo also said it expects its coverage footprint to reach 99% of the country’s population […]

Samsung licenses BlackBerry

RIM and Samsung announced that Samsung has enrolled in RIM’s licensing program and will “enable BlackBerry connectivity on Samsung wireless handhelds.” No further details, such as model numbers or timetables, were announced.

Houston, We Have A Concert

One must have one’s priorities, mustn’t one. 1700 GMT (12:00 p.m. EST) The airing of today’s Mars rover news conference is being delayed on NASA TV to show the band Aerosmith touring International Space Station Mission Control at Houston’s Johnson Space Center. The band is in town for Sunday’s Super Bowl performance. (Do you think […]

This Won’t Work Either

I can say categorically that the Can-Spam Act has had no effect whatsoever on the flood of spam that hits my mail server. And I have the stats to prove it. This proposal about porn spam from the FTC will likewise have no effect. The FTC, which is charged with enforcing the Can-Spam Act…proposed a […]

Beware: Static Electricity Can Put Your Blackberry to Sleep

According to the Wall Street Journal static shocks can have a deleterious effect on your Blackberry. “Due to an uncommon combination of clothing materials and dry winter environmental conditions, an eletrostatic discharge may occur, which can cause the handheld to go into storage mode,” according to RIM. The problem only affects two older models, the […]

New Market Research Pumps M2M

Two new research reports from Alexander Research seems to underscore BT’s decision to buy UK Mobitex operator Transcomm: the reports predict that revenues from machinee-to-machine communications will exceen US$8B by 2008. AR’s press release says, “new lower cost, sophisticated wireless technologies and networks coupled with the pressure on businesses to lower costs and be more […]

A More Orderly Process for AT&T Wireless?

AT&T Wireless seems to have calmed the feeding frenzy a little bit by saying that it will entertain no bids for itself after February 13. Cingular and DoCoMo remain the most prominent of the interested parties and SBC, one of Cingular’s parent companies, said it might be willing to use its shares to bolster the […]

A More Orderly Process for AT&T Wireless?

AT&T Wireless seems to have calmed the feeding frenzy a little bit by saying that it will entertain no bids for itself after February 13. Cingular and DoCoMo remain the most prominent of the interested parties and SBC, one of Cingular’s parent companies, said it might be willing to use its shares to bolster the […]

A More Orderly Process for AT&T Wireless?

AT&T Wireless seems to have calmed the feeding frenzy a little bit by saying that it will entertain no bids for itself after February 13. Cingular and DoCoMo remain the most prominent of the interested parties and SBC, one of Cingular’s parent companies, said it might be willing to use its shares to bolster the […]