PHONE EXPLOSION

This week it’s all phones, all the time. On Tuesday, Microsoft formally presented Windows Mobile 6.5 to the world. It’s a lightly modified version of the Windows Mobile software that’s been usable but uninteresting for years. It’s still fairly uninteresting. Oh, the...

SMARTPHONE FOLLOWUP

Little did I know that Google would add a new syncing feature right after my article about smartphones on Monday.Google is now using its implementation of ActiveSync to sync Gmail, Gmail Contacts, and Google Calendar over the air to some smartphones. Here’s the...

SMARTPHONE RECAP

Lots of people are buying cell phones to read and respond to email on the road. It makes a difference what kind of email account you have! Some phones are better than others for particular situations. I’ve written about this before but it bears repeating.If you work...

URBAN & RURAL AT&T

Two articles about AT&T that tell you everything you need to know about cell phone carriers and  their concern for those of us outside the big cities. Coverage just keeps getting better in heavily populated urban areas! AT&T completed a major upgrade of...

FOLLOWUP

Gadgets and services are flooding onto the market so quickly! It’s easy to find a “review” of a new product that recites its features from a press release. It’s much harder to get feedback from people who have actually used something and learned what works and what...

iPHONES AND CARRIERS

I ran across an interesting article about the effect Apple is having on the wireless business. The conventional wisdom has been that AT&T and Verizon are abusing their market power when they enter into exclusive arrangements with handset manufacturers. A letter...