Microsoft Reveals New Windows® Phones With Marketplace and My Phone Services — Microsoft mobile partners fly the Windows flag: HTC, LG and Orange preview first Windows® phones. — Today at Mobile World Congress 2009, Microsoft Corp. CEO Steve Ballmer along with key mobile partners …
Matthew Miller / Smartphones and Cell Phones: MWC 09: Windows Mobile 6.5 disappoints, where's the beef?
Lincoln Spector / Industry Standard: Microsoft plays catch-up with new UI for Windows Mobile
Vince Pane / Gadgetell: Microsoft announces Windows Mobile 6.5
Philip Elmer-DeWitt / Apple 2.0: Now everybody has an App Store
Jack Schofield / Guardian: Forget Windows Mobile, think Windows Phone
Kevin C. Tofel / jkOnTheRun: Reader Poll: How does Windows Mobile 6.5 Strike You?
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: HTC Touch Diamond2 and Pro2 upgradable to Windows Mobile 6.5
Shane McGlaun / DailyTech: Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5 Debuts at MWC 2009
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Microsoft Unveils Mobile Plans at MWC: Say Hello to the Windows Phone
Harry McCracken / Technologizer: Microsoft's Windows Mobile Phone News...Er, Make That Windows Phone News
Richard Wray / Guardian: Microsoft battles Apple in mobile market
Bonnie Cha / Crave: The gadget blog: Microsoft previews Windows Mobile 6.5
John Herrman / Gizmodo: HTC Touch Diamond2 and Touch Pro2 Feature Bigger Screens, Better Battery Life
Greg Sterling / Local Mobile Search: Windows Mobile 6.5 Upgrades Confirmed
Jesus Diaz / Gizmodo:
Windows Mobile 6.5 Hands On: The New Interface Rocks — I like the new Windows Mobile 6.5 interface, specially the new home screen, which is brilliantly executed. Running on the new HTC Touch Diamond 2, everything looked smoother, cleaner, and matched the iPhone's lick factor.
Discussion: Edible Apple and PMP Today, Thanks:kevendones
BrianB / PMP Today: Windows Mobile 6.5 as Good as OS X?
Mary Jo Foley / All about Microsoft:
Cheat sheet: A quick guide to Microsoft's mobile announcements — At the Mobile World Congress show, what Microsoft didn't roll out is as interesting as what it did. — During a February 16 press conference at the show, CEO Steve Ballmer and Senior Vice President of Mobile Communications …
Discussion: TechFlash and GPS Obsessed
Matt Rosoff / Digital Noise:
Microsoft still has no iPhone answer
Microsoft still has no iPhone answer
Discussion: OpsanBlog, TechFlash and TweakTown News, Thanks:sampad
Michael Coates / OpsanBlog: Windows Phone Announced at Mobile World Congress 2009
Sean Kalinich / TweakTown News: Micrsosoft announces old news at the MWC
Kevin J. O'Brien / New York Times:
More LG Cellphones to Use Microsoft Operating System
More LG Cellphones to Use Microsoft Operating System
Discussion: Gizmodo, Bits, Microsoft Pri0, GPS Obsessed, MacDailyNews and Beyond Binary, Thanks:kevendones
Saul Hansell / Bits: A Look at the New Windows Mobile
Benjamin J. Romano / Microsoft Pri0: Microsoft announces Windows Mobile 6.5 features, new mobile services
Michael Bettiol / Boy Genius Report:
Meet the HTC Magic, the Android-powered Vodafone exclusive formerly known as the G2 — Y'all might know the next Android phone from HTC as the G2, but around these here parts we know it as the HTC Magic. An exclusive to Vodafone in Europe, the Magic is of debatable sexyness when compared to the T-Mobile G1 …
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint.co.uk: Google G2 on Vodafone launching Tuesday
John Mahoney / Gizmodo: HTC Magic, The Fabled Android G2, Looks Like It's Headed to Vodafone in Europe
Matt Burns / MobileCrunch: The HTC G2 Magic spotted, Vodafone bound
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: Google Android G2 on Vodafone rumored at MWC 2009 [Update]
BrianB / PMP Today: T-Mobile G2 is Now HTC Magic
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source: Google Android business plan starts to come together
Andrew Fairbairn / Neowin.net: Rumor: HTC & Vodafone to make Google Android phone
Rory Cellan-Jones / dot.life blog:
Game-changers - Google or Apple? — Two years ago all the talk at the Mobile World Congress was of the imminent arrival of the Apple iPhone, and how it was going to change the industry. One year ago, all the talk was of Google's open-source Android operating system, and what a radical impact that might have.
Discussion: broadstuff and TECH.BLORGE.com
Alan Patrick / broadstuff: VIVA! BARCELONA - A MOBILE MONDAY STORY.
Gareth Powell / TECH.BLORGE.com: Mobile conference in Barcelona — major game is ‘me too’
Eric Zeman / InformationWeek:
MWC 2009: Android Forgets To Join The Party — We're only halfway through the first day at Mobile World Congress and already things are looking bleak for Android. Many of the major manufacturers have already announced their new products at the show, and not one Android handset has been seen.
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Ernesto / TorrentFreak:
The Pirate Bay Trial - First Day in Court — The day started this morning at 08:30, with Pirate Bay founders Gottfrid Svartholm Warg (aka Anakata), Peter Sunde Kolmisoppi (aka Brokep) and Fredrik Neij (TiAMO) arriving at the court with the S23K bus. The bus will operate as their press-center in the weeks to come.
Discussion: Ars Technica, Rick Falkvinge, BBC and p2pnet
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica: Labels want $13 million from Pirate Bay as trial starts
Rick Falkvinge / PP: Foton från söndagen och måndagen — Pingat på Intressant.
Casinos are warned about card-counting iPhone app — LAS VEGAS - Nevada gambling regulators have warned casinos in the state about a card-counting program that works on Apple Inc.'s iPhone and iPod Touch that illegally helps players beat the house in blackjack.
Adam Frucci / Gizmodo: Card Counting iPhone App Could Get Your Legs Broken
Mike Sachoff / WebProNews: Casinos Warned About Card-Counting iPhone App
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: iPhone Application Card Counter Deemed Illegal In Vegas
Nicholas Deleon / CrunchGear: iPhone card counting app comes under Las Vegas scrutiny
Andrew Smith / techblog.dallasnews.com: What the heck? iPhone card counting app
Geoff Fox / Gearlog: Your iPhone Could Get You Thrown Out Of Casinos
Prince McLean / AppleInsider:
Netbooks killing off sickly Windows PC sales — PC sales are in free fall as the weak demand for Windows desktops and full-size notebooks in a poorly performing global economy is being compounded by an influx of low cost netbooks, which are gobbling up the remains of profitability in the PC industry.
Discussion: Ars Technica and Open Source
Chris Foresman / Ars Technica: Psystar's amended claims cite Apple's copyright misuse
Dana Blankenhorn / Open Source: Netbooks killing Windows faster than expected
Derek Perez / NVIDIA Press Room:
NVIDIA Enables The World's First $99 HD Mobile Internet Device — NVIDIA Tegra Brings Full Internet Experience to Always On, Always-Connected Devices — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: — MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS 09—BARCELONA, SPAIN— FEBRUARY 16, 2009— Today's users want an always-connected device …
Discussion: TechCrunch, Local Mobile Search, I4U News and 9 to 5 Mac
Mark Hendrickson / TechCrunch: Nvidia Plans To Power $99 Mobile Internet Devices
Greg Sterling / Local Mobile Search: Netbooks, MIDs to Further Erode PC Sales
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: NVIDIA promises $99 Tegra powered HD MID at MWC 2009
Cleve Nettles / 9 to 5 Mac: NVIDIA releases $99 (mouthwatering) Tegra 600 series platform
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Nvidia enables $99 Android/Windows CE mobile internet devices
Nvidia enables $99 Android/Windows CE mobile internet devices
Discussion: DSLreports, Skype Blogs, PC World, TechCrunch, CNET News, Bloomberg, vnunet, Reuters, Tech Beat, Obsessable, TECH.BLORGE.com, Electronista, GPS Obsessed, UMPCPortal, Datamation, Engadget and Gearlog
Peter Parkes / Skype Blogs: Skype for Windows Mobile 2.5 Gold, and more in store
Eric Lundquist / PC World: Phones Go Green at Mobile World Congress
Brooke Crothers / CNET News: Nvidia Tegra: Not just Windows, Android too
Phil Muncaster / vnunet: Adobe gets Flash at Mobile World Congress
Cliff Edwards / Tech Beat: Intel Snags a Cell Phone Partner
Stephen Schenck / Obsessable: NVIDIA Tegra mobile internet devices to start at $100, include WiFi and 3G
Paul Miller / Engadget: NVIDIA's Tegra to power $99 MIDs
Sascha Segan / Gearlog: Android Still Marginal at MWC
Chris Messina / FactoryCity:
What really happened at Ma.gnolia and lessons learned — Larry (@lhalff) and I have been recording a podcast for the past year called Citizen Garden that covers various topics related to the web, technology, and social networking. — Well, given Ma.gnolia's recent catastrophe …
Discussion: CenterNetworks, The Mind of Alex, Citizen Garden and CloudAve
Krishnan Subramanian / CloudAve: Video: Magnolia Data Loss And Lessons Learnt
Can you guess what my column's going to be about this week? — Backstory: I decided to email Andrew Orlowski from The Register to make sure he knew that his hatchet job on Twestival was misleading. The following is the email thread. Normally I wouldn't re-publish emails sent …
Mark Zuckerberg / Facebook Blog:
Discussion: TechCrunch, Industry Standard, Mashable!, All Facebook and Consumerist
Erick Schonfeld / TechCrunch: Zuckerberg On Who Owns User Data On Facebook: It's Complicated
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: Facebook Responds to Concerns Over Terms of Service
Nick O'Neill / All Facebook: Mark Zuckerberg Speaks Out About New Terms of Service As Users Cry Fowl
Michael Masnick / Techdirt:
Bill Introduced In Pennsylvania To Ban All Portable Gadgets In School — from the seems-a-bit-extreme,-right? dept — We've seen various schools or school teachers/administrators try to ban bringing mobile devices into schools, and the whole concept seems backwards.
Bruce Perens: How Many Open Source Licenses Do You Need? — About the Author: Bruce Perens is the creator of the Open Source Definition, the manifesto of Open Source and the criterion for Open Source software licensing. Perens represented Open Source at the United Nations World Summit …
Monica Chen / DigiTimes:
Lenovo to launch 12-inch Atom netbook — Lenovo reportedly plans to launch an Atom N280-based IdeaPad S20 netbook featuring a 12-inch panel. The specification would break Intel's restrictions for netbook products that state devices cannot offer panel sizes larger than the 10-inch category, according to sources at notebook makers.
Discussion: Industry Standard, Liliputing, CrunchGear, GPS Obsessed, GottaBeMobile.com and SlashGear
Doug Aamoth / CrunchGear: Lenovo to break rules with 12-inch netbook?
Warner Crocker / GottaBeMobile.com: Lenovo Prepping a 12 Inch Netbook?
Satsuki Then / SlashGear: Lenovo plans IdeaPad S20, a 12-inch netbook
John Cook / TechFlash:
I Can Has Cheezburger buys Twittypic, plans Digg-like service — When I last caught up with Ben Huh of I Can Has Cheezburger fame, the Internet entrepreneur was overseeing an expanding empire of off-the-wall entertainment Web sites. That unusual collection of cat photos …
Amit Chowdhry / Pulse2: Pet Holdings Acquires Twittypic, Launching “Son of a Tweet”
Adam Ostrow / Mashable!: I Can Has Cheezburger to Launch “Son of a Tweet”
Ross Miller / Engadget:
Acer unveils Tempo smartphone series, forgets Windows Mobile 6.5 — Not long after we spotted four new Acer phones in Barcelona has the company officially unveiled the Tempo X960, F900, M900, and DX900 smartphones, albeit with a few typo-laden spec sheets. Interestingly, all of them are …
Discussion: I4U News, wmpoweruser.com, PMP Today, Electronista and GPS Obsessed
Luigi Lugmayr / I4U News: HTC Touch Pro2 unveiled at MWC 2009
Nokia's latest GPS devices showcase the best that Nokia Maps has to offer — Barcelona, Spain - Since the first Nokia Navigator made its appearance two years ago, the company has been updating and improving its location based services steadily and has now introduced the latest arrival in its Navigator line, the Nokia 6710 Navigator.
Discussion: Boy Genius Report, Mobilewhack.com, Unwired View, Phone Scoop, Smartphones and Cell Phones and PhoneNews.com
Zach Epstein / Boy Genius Report: Nokia leaks lust-worthy 8 megapixel Nseries, N86, amidst a lukewarm showing at MWC
Ilinca Nita / Unwired View: Nokia 6710 Navigator and Nokia 6720 classic break cover - GPS-enabled smartphones
Rich Brome / Phone Scoop: Nokia Rolls Out Two High-End GPS Phones
Matthew Miller / Smartphones and Cell Phones: MWC 09: Nokia brings two new form factors to the Eseries with E75 and E55
Humberto Saabedra / PhoneNews.com: MWC: Nokia Announces 6710 Navigator and 6720 Classic
Frederic Lardinois / ReadWriteWeb:
Twe2: Free Twitter SMS Updates For Europe and the Rest of the World — In August 2008, Twitter killed SMS updates for everybody outside of the U.S., Canada, and India. Users in the U.K. can now only send messages from their phones, but can't receive them anymore.
Discussion: TheNextWeb.com, Thanks:atul
David Petherick / TheNextWeb.com: Twe2 offers Twitter to SMS for free in Europe & beyond
Ted Dziuba / The Register:
Dear Obama: Please consider open-source a waste of your time — Ruby on Rails will not save the planet — Last week, several big names in open source tossed a letter at American President Barack Obama, urging him to mandate that no government IT purchase be made without someone scrutinizing the software license.
Scott Merrill / CrunchGear: Mr. Tux Goes to Washington
Robin Wauters / TechCrunch:
Nokia Unveils Ovi Store, Application Sales To Debut In May — At the Mobile Word Congress in Barcelona, Nokia has unveiled its initiative to try and repeat the runaway succes of Apple's App Store with its own mobile storefront dubbed Ovi Store. This was an expected move as the rumors …
Discussion: Nokia, CNET News, Agence France Presse, The Register, Nokia Conversations, IntoMobile, MediaNama, Electronista, GPS Obsessed, last100, Music Ally, Engadget, Electricpig.co.uk and eWeek
Marguerite Reardon / CNET News: Nokia announces Ovi Application store
Bill Ray / The Register: Nokia opens [app] everything store
James / Nokia Conversations: Ovi store unveiled
Ross Miller / Engadget: Nokia Ovi Store unveiled, launches in May
James Holland / Electricpig.co.uk: Nokia launches Ovi Store app store
Nathan Eddy / eWeek: MWC: Nokia Announces ‘Smart Store’ Ovi
Lidija Davis / ReadWriteWeb:
Vint Cerf: Despite Its Age, The Internet is Still Filled with Problems — Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist for Google and widely recognized as one of the “Fathers of the Internet” last week said that the issues facing the Internet today are as complex as they were pre-Internet.
Discussion: Beyond Search and Beet.TV, Thanks:mrinaldesai
Stephen E. Arnold / Beyond Search: What Is Vint Cerf Saying
Andy Plesser / Beet.TV: Vint Cerf Sees “Darkness” in Cloud Computing and the Web - Privacy Is the Issue
Chris Davies / Pre Community:
GSM Palm Pre on Vodafone at MWC09 — We've just finished up both a long video demo of the Pre - over 25 minutes, which we're currently editing and processing - but we wanted to share at least one detail from this morning. Palm aren't announcing the GSM version of the Pre at Mobile World Congress …
Discussion: PreCentral.net, GPS Obsessed, Gadgetell, WebOS Arena, SlashGear and CrunchGear
Jennifer Chappell / PreCentral.net: GSM Palm Pre on Vodafone
JG Mason / Gadgetell: Palm Pre goes GSM
Chris Davies / SlashGear: Pre Community briefing with Palm at MWC 2009
Matt Burns / CrunchGear: GSM Palm Pre spotted at MWC09
ARM's Multicore Chips Aim for Netbooks — BARCELONA—ARM, the company that has designed most of the processors in mobile phones, on Monday announced a new, low-cost processor called “Sparrow” at the Mobile World Congress trade show. The company said it is aiming to conquer the netbook market …
Discussion: PR Newswire, GigaOM, Liliputing, GadgetMix.com!, Electronista, Incremental Blogger, MacRumors and 9 to 5 Mac
Stacey Higginbotham / GigaOM: Texas Instruments to Offer a Champion Chipset for Mobile
Seth Weintraub / 9 to 5 Mac: ARM demonstrates first 32nm, multicore chips for 2010. Netbooks?
Jay Yarow / Silicon Alley Insider:
Bloomberg And Reuters Clobbered — This one might need to be filed in the Duh category, but according to analysis by Douglas Taylor, the managing director of consulting group, Burton-Taylor, Bloomberg and Reuters are facing steep revenue losses for 2009. — In a story based on his report …