New Apple LED-based notebooks to adopt panels and BLUs from Taiwan, say sources

Motorola patents self-powered displays

Motorola has received a patent for LCD that can display images as well as create energy.

Acer unveils new Gemstone consumer notebooks

Microsoft buys mobile ad firm ScreenTonic

In a bid to increase its presence in the mobile space, Microsoft has purchased ScreenTonic, a mobile ad company, for an undisclosed cash amount.

Blackberry sets the Curve with 8300 phone

Waterloo (ON) - Research in Motion (RIM) has cut the ribbon on its newest Blackberry phone, the Curve 8300.  RIM says it is the smallest and lightest Qwerty phone to be released under the Blackberry name. The 8300, which sports a unique curved design, has a thickness of just 0.6 inches and tips the scales at 3.9 ounces.  It sports a backlit screen with a resolution of 320x240.  All the Blackberry staples are here, including the trackball, pre-installed media player, and Bluetooth.

Apple curing laptop battery woes with software update

Apple has announced a software update that should help MacBook and MacBook Pro owners with some battery problems.

Acer recalls 27,000 notebook batteries

Acer has joined the long list of computer manufacturers to announce a voluntary recall of Sony made lithium-ion notebook batteries.

Mobile applications bright spot in consumer electronic market slow

Nokia, LG, Samsung and MasterCard to turn cell phone into wallet

A consortium of companies including Nokia, LG, Samsung, Sony and MasterCard are to turn cell phones into mobile wallets, allowing consumers to pay for goods and services simply by swiping their phone as they would a credit card

Nokia S60 phones reach 100 million

Verizon, Spring offer `world' BlackBerry

RIM working on Blackberry emulator for Windows Mobile

Research in Motion is working on an emulator to make Windows Mobile based devices, such as the Palm Treo, work like a Blackberry.

RIM readies software client for non-Blackberry devices

New software from Research in Motion (RIM) will enable all BlackBerry wireless applications to run on smartphones from rival handset makers.

$25,000 awarded to national texting champion

13-year-old Morgan Pozgar texted her way to the bank, pocketing the $25,000 grand prize in LG's national text messaging contest.

Software glitch caused BlackBerry outage

Research in Motion says it recent BlackBerry outage was caused by a server-side software glitch.

Blackberry outage hits North America

For several hours last night, millions of BlackBerry users weren’t able to receive or send emails because of a service interruption.

Google Phone expected to ship by the end of this year

Digitimes today refreshed the speculation that Google could soon become a player in the cellphone market. According to the company, HTC has begun manufacturing the handsets and will be shipping by the end of this year.

Samsung joins Nokia in mobile TV initiative

Samsung and Nokia have joined forces to work on a universal mobile TV platform that could help to bring interoperability to a medium that's currently rife with proprietary boundaries.

New USB spec could reduce charging times

The USB Implementers Forums has announced a new charging specification that increases the current available to devices.

Sharp working on new mobile phone LCD

Sharp is working on new LCD panels that could bring sharper, faster-moving images to cell phone screens.