There are rumors that HTC and T-Mobile are planning on the T-Mobile G2, and apparently it won't have a physical keyboard. We discuss that, as well as the Samsung Instinct's new calendar syncing, LG's breakthrough sales in 2008, plus a few new phones. And, of course, we tell you about the latest reviews and answer your e-mail too. Listen now: Download today's podcast
Reporter Ina Fried stops by the podcast studio to talk about where Microsoft might make cuts, how it's managed to avoid them in the past, and what to expect from its earnings report Thursday.
Also in this podcast: the next-generation Android phone might be on the horizon; the SEC investigates Apple's disclosures over Steve Jobs' health; and what might be the largest credit card data breach yet.Listen now: Download today's podcast
Today's stories:Awaiting Microsoft's cuts Next-gen Android phone coming soon? Ericsson to cut 5,000 jobs IBM earnings beat analyst expectations AMD earnings: More fear, uncertainty, and doubt?… Read more
STORIES Inauguration records set http://news.cnet.com/8301-17939_109-10146825-2.html
Today at noon eastern, global peak visible traffic across Internet exchanges was 3.18 terabits per second. Within the U.S., 165 gigabits visible.
Yesterday’s global peak was 2.78tbps. Within the U.S., 117 gigabits per second visible.
November 4 2008, election … Read more
HTC and T-Mobile are readying a new version of the G1 Android phone, according to the gadget blog Gizmodo.
On Wednesday, Gizmodo posted pictures of what is supposed to be the new Android "G2," which the blog says is expected in May. The new device is much thinner than the previous G1 because its slide keyboard is gone. Instead, HTC has taken a page out of the Apple iPhone playbook and will only offer a virtual keypad.
Pictures of the new G2 also show that it will have a 3.2 megapixel camera. The new phone will operate … Read more
Steve Horowitz, engineering director of Google's Android project to build a Linux-based open-source phone operating system, has left the company to become chief technology officer of Coupons.com.
"The company is at a pivotal point in its business, and I am eager to help further advance its development and deployment of new platforms and services for digital promotions," Horowitz said in a statement Tuesday.
Coupons.com offers coupons online. Using its technology, people printed coupons worth more than $300 million in 2008, up 140 percent from 2007, the company said, but it's not clear how many … Read more
Australia's first smartphone to run on Google's Android, the Kogan Agora Pro, has been delayed indefinitely, with its distributor citing its low-resolution display as the reason for not shipping the handset in its current form.
"It now seems certain (that) the current Agora specifications will limit its compatibility or interoperability in the near future," Kogan founder Ruslan Kogan said in a statement.
"Since the design of the Agora, the Android community has been growing quickly," Kogan said. "I now believe that in order to access all (that) the Android platform has to offer, … Read more
After preloading an iPhone app on Sansumg camera phones and expanding to Mexico, Scanbuy announced Tuesday that its ScanLife multi-bar code reader is now compatible for mobile phones running on Google Android.
As in any other mobile device, the ScanLife application allows for scanning a 2D bar code and automatically performing an action or function associated with that code. The action can be displaying a specific Web site, launching a video, dialing a phone number, or anything else a smartphone can do.
This way, bar codes can help eliminate the need to use the phone's tiny keyboard. You can … Read more
HTC, the company that made the G1 phone for T-Mobile, reportedly is working on a new Android-based touch-screen phone for Australian carrier Telstra.
The new touch phone has been developed using a combination of the Google Android operating system and Linux based software written by HTC. The screen is believed to be bigger than current offerings from HTC.
q&a Rio Caraeff didn't come up in the music business scouring nightclubs and honkey tonks for talented new acts.
Caraeff, executive vice president of Universal Music Group's eLabs, has a background in mobile technology and software. Nonetheless, he just might be the prototype for the label exec of the future.
Unlike more traditional industry suits, Caraeff doesn't believe litigation is the answer to piracy. He doesn't believe in copy-protection software. He doesn't believe that the music industry needs to find a strong competitor to Apple to flourish. What he does believe in nurturing … Read more
Update 6:08 p.m. PST: This story has been changed to add comment from Google, and to address streaming adult content on the iPhone.
LAS VEGAS--Apple might not want anything to do with it, but if one thing is clear, it's that porn on the iPhone is going to be huge.
While there don't seem to be any porn-related apps available for the iPhone, there is a plethora of adult entertainment available on the Web, and a growing amount of that content is being optimized for Apple's hit device.