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The hunt for a new phone continues

Apr 20, 20062 mins
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The hunt for a new phone continues: Motorola and Samsung

Keith’s quest to find a replacement for his 3-year-old cell phone takes him to the Motorola and Samsung booths at CTIA. One phone really intrigues him, but it’s a bit too large.


Wi-Fi phones could cause problems

Do you remember all of those employees who brought home wireless LAN (WLAN) equipment and then started bringing their cards and access points into the workplace?  If you thought that was a mess, get ready for Wave 2 – the Wi-Fi cell phone.


Software update for Treo 700w owners

Palm and Verizon Wireless have a software update for Treo 700w smart phone owners – the version 1.10 of the software – available here – offers the following features …

Draft-n wireless products ‘available’

The race to see who can claim first-to-market honors for the new Draft-n (802.11n draft standard) wireless products is on. Buffalo Technology this week said its AirStation Nfiniti Wireless Router and Access Point ($179, pictured) and Nfiniti Wireless Notebook Adapter ($129) would be available for purchase through PC Connection.

Averatec shows off 17-inch lightweight notebook

I always root for smaller companies taking on larger ones in the tech space, so here’s a huzzah to Averatec, which today announced a 17-inch widescreen notebook powered by AMD Turion 64 technology. The company actually calls the 7100 Series an “infotainment notebook,” which also earns a huzzah. The notebook is available now for a street price ranging from $849 to $1,119 (depending on configuration).

Program lets teens create short films

Andy Warhol once said “In the future, everybody will be world famous for 15 minutes.” I think we need to amend the statement to, “In the future, everybody will create a 15-minute viral video or short film.”

Keith Shaw is an award-winning editor at Network World. In addition to creating the Cool Tools universe of columns, blogs and videocasts, he also edits the weekly DEMOletter newsletter and is the senior editor of product testing at Network World You can reach Keith at