CES 2009

CES 2009 News

The Signal (IntoMobile Podcast: Episode 14)

It has been a long CES hangover week, but this episode should be the final purging… CES might have been a bit smaller and underwhelming than previous years, but the Palm Pre made it worth the trip to Las Vegas this go-around. Will and I talk about the Pre as well as some other key…

Broadcom demoed 10x faster, next-gen Bluetooth at CES

At the CES, Broadcom has demonstrated a working implementation of next generation Bluetooth, featuring alternative MAC and PHY (AMP) technology that enables data rates of up to 24 Mbps and a significant increase in range by using other wireless radio technologies, such as 802.11, as its transport medium. Broadcom’s CES demonstration involved their BCM4325 single-chip…

Bluetooth SIG announces its “Best of CES” contest winners

Bluetooth SIG (Special Interest Group) announced the winners of its fourth annual “Best of CES” contest to highlight the “hottest, most innovative and consumer friendly Bluetooth enabled products.” In total, 54 new Bluetooth products were submitted for the contest in 6 categories focusing on what consumers can do with the technology – talk on a…

The Signal: Talking Mobile Memory with SanDisk

Our last interview at CES was with Chris Loh and Mike Yurochko from the mammoth of mobile memory, SanDisk. They remained somewhat tightlipped about the 2 terabyte cards announced on the SD Association’s roadmap, but we talked broadly about what bigger memory cards mean for end consumers and developers. Mike and I talked in the…

The Signal: Talking Wi-Fi with Kelly Davis-Felner

The Wi-Fi Alliance could easily be overlooked in a show ostensibly about the shiny finished products that they’re only tangentially involved with, but one of the big things we wanted to do with our interviews was get in touch with some of the big movers behind the scenes. Wi-Fi is becoming a ubiquitous feature throughout…

The Signal: Talking Touch with Synaptics

Synaptics has been in the touch tech game for a good long time now – you might recall seeing their logo in your laptop’s system tray to keep tabs on the touchpad functions. Well, they do lots in the mobile end of things as well. Andrew Hsu talks with us about working with fragmented platforms…

The Signal: Talking Palm Pre with Pam Deziel

At CES we sat down with Pam Deziel, Palm’s VP of Software Product Management, in the swanky Palm Pre lounge to chat about their big announcement. I tried not to gush too much, but we hit topics such as points of inspiration, working with partners like Google and Sprint, as well as what the announcement…

CES: CoPilot Live demoed on Apple iPhone, T-Mobile G1

During the CES, Alk has demoed its popular navigation software, CoPilot Live, on the Apple iPhone and T-Mobile G1. The latter won’t be a problem – Android Market is as open as humanly possible. Apple AppStore is a different beast, though. Cupertino boys still don’t allow for any GPS navigation application with directions. So why…

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