Thin ‘Ultrabook’ Laptops Pose Stylish Challenge to MacBook Air at Lower Prices

Intel Corp.’s crusade to redefine the personal computer is entering a crucial phase, as a new breed of sleek skinny portables jostle with tablet-style devices and smartphones for consumer attention. A host of companies are using next week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to show off entries in a new category called Ultrabooks, a term the...

Google’s alleged license violation could put revenue model at risk

Android violates Linux license, experts claim By Jon Brodkin, Network World March 17, 2011 11:53 AM ET Google’s Android mobile operating system’s usage of the Linux kernel may violate open source licensing with a misappropriation of Linux code that could bring about the “collapse of the Android ecosystem,” some intellectual property...

AT&T’s $39B T-Mobile buyout raises regulatory, competitive and customer service questions

AT&T’s surprise buyout of T-Mobile USA for $39 billion has industry watchers scrambling to figure out what the deal means for subscribers, the U.S. cellular industry and investors. If it passes muster with U.S. regulators, the combined company will have about 129 million subscribers, 34 million of them from T-Mobile. That compares to Verizon’s 94 million...

Exclusive: The future of the iPad 2, iPhone 5, and Apple TV, and why Apple is shifting its mobile line to Qualcomm chipsets

By Joshua Topolsky posted Jan 14th 2011 6:57PM Exclusive We’ve been hearing a ton of rumors about what direction Apple’s next set of products will take and when they’ll be available — but now we’ve got some concrete information from reliable sources which should make the path a little clearer. And that includes info on the next...

Assessing the PlayBook’s threat to the iPad

The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet ostensibly has one sizable advantage over the iPad. That is, of course, if RIM delivers and Apple doesn’t respond. The PlayBook’s specs are impressive on paper. A 1GHz dual-core ARM processor, and multitasking based on RIM’s QNX technology. By touting these specs, Research In Motion is obviously trying to execute...