Apple Zeroes In on iTV

Some speculation (and new details) about Apple’s pending and well-expected reboot of Apple TV found its way last week into The New York Times just before the holiday break. My guess is that the new and obvious name will be…

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New Device Watch: Nokia N97

Joining the surge of smartphones with quickly evolving standards is the Nokia N97. It was unveiled today at Nokia World 2008 in Barcelona, as the conference's centerpiece. The top line is that it has 32 Gigs of memory, DVD quality…

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10,000 iPhone Apps and Counting

148apps.com reports that there have been more than 10,000 iPhone apps released to date. The site tracks application releases and also has some interesting breakdowns of where applications fall into different categories and price points. About a quarter of total…

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The Phone as a Media Device

The phone is quickly advancing as a means of pushing out ad-sponsored content that mimics some of the popular mobile advertising features. Greg Webster of VoodooVox, at ILM:08, debuted some of the new features of the company's In-Call Media group, demonstrating…

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Blyk’s Deep Opt-In Mobile Model

Today at the Canadian Marketing Association’s Digital Digital Marketing Conference, there was quite a bit of buzz around Blyk, a Finnish mobile phone company with an interesting hybrid model for distribution. Blyk is a free mobile operator targeting young people…

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Android Arrives in Style

After more than a year of speculation about a "GPhone," the Google-powered G1 phone was unveiled today in New York. As we reported last month, this will be a T-Mobile phone (built by HTC), and it will be available to…

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