Some significant mobile updates over the past few weeks:
- Verizon opens up their network — In response to Google Android and the iPhone, Verizon has promised to open their network to any device that meets their minimum compatibility guidelines. The pressure on mobile carriers to loosen their stranglehold on the industry has never been more intense.
- Verizon Joins the Android Party — A little while after opening their network, they decide to join the list of carriers supporting Google’s Android OS for mobile devices
- Google Maps Adds Location via Cell Towers — Now you can determine your location based on your the strength of the signal from the nearest cell towers.
- Google to bid on the 700Mhz Spectrum — “Consumers deserve more competition and innovation than they have in today’s wireless world.” If Google were to become a mobile carrier, it would completely change the mobile landscape.
- Over an eighth of US households are totally mobile — One of my coworkers commented recently that she couldn’t remember the last time she used a land line.
- In Japan Half The Top Selling Books Are Written On Mobile Phones — Yes, that headline is true. Read on to learn more.
- Is Dell readying a new mobile device? — Another mobile device coming to compete as well?
- SVG & Mobile — More for developers than the other articles. This talks about how to use SVG on mobile devices.