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The hotly debated iPad tablet features a built-in GPS-receiver.More precisely the 3G version does, the Wi-Fi only version has to do without, similar to the iTouch. This is yet another example of how GPS is spreading to an ever larger number of portable devices following its appearance in digital cameras, netbooks, and MIDs. Equally ...

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Apple Inc today announced the iPad media tablet. The media tablet device category, which began to gain traction in 2009, will come into its own during 2010 and beyond.


“While laptops are focused on productivity, and mobile phones are still primarily about communication, the main focus of media tablets is entertainment,” says ABI Research ...

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Today (January 25st, 2010), the ZigBee Alliance announced the creation of a new public application profile – “ZigBee Retail Services”.Though it will be some months yet before this profile standard will be ready for implementation by adopters in the retail industry, this announcement underscores the aggressive push by the Alliance to permeate and ...

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Vodafone UKs Access Gateway femtocell has been rebranded as Sure Signal. What prompted the operator to make changes? The femtocell device has hardly been in the market for 6 months now – some would say not enough time for Voda’s customers to get familiar with the device or its functionality. And now the new name ...

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Kineto Wireless has announced the launch of a UMA-based solution called ‘Smart WiFi Offload’ which can be ported onto smartphones allowing them to offer carrier -grade voice and SMS services over WiFi. In simple terms it is a UMA client in application form, which runs in the background on the smartphone. They hope to offer ...

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Alcatel Lucent has announced an industry-wide initiative called GreenTouch, that calls for a 1,000 fold reduction in energy consumption in the telecom and Internet network. It has an impressive list of ‘founding members’ including operators like China Mobile and AT&T; research organizations like Bell Labs and IMEC; universities like MIT; and silicon vendors like ...

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Google announced the latest Android device the Nexus One today only two months after the release of the Droid device from Motorola. It appears that with every announcement, Android devices get a little better; the problem is that these devices are getting better every quarter instead of every year. Since its debut on the market ...

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