24 August 2009

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This MIT Technology Review special report on the future of telephony contains more articles than you can possibly read:

A smart phone built on web tools
Palm’s new smart phone targets Web developers as well as a loyal fan base.

What to expect from the open iPhone
Freed to design software for the iPhone, programmers outside Apple plan to revolutionize the handheld.

The future of mobile social networking
Whrrl combines activity recommendations with real-time location data.

Firefox goes mobile
Mozilla’s chairman explains why mobile devices need an open-source browser.

Rethinking the cell phone
An Israeli startup has made a modular mobile phone that can work on its own or slip into other electronic devices. Will it catch on?

Smart phone suggests things to do
New software uses artificial intelligence to infer your behavior and serve up appropriate lists of restaurants, stores, and events.

Nokia’s GPS-enabled pocket computer
Loaded with Web 2.0 applications, the N810 could help usher in location-aware computing.

Flash goes mobile
Opera’s latest browser tries to improve the mobile Internet experience with Flash.

Finding yourself without GPS
Google’s new technology could enable location-finding services on cell phones that lack GPS.

Better reading on the small screen
A research project could help people transfer paper documents to their phones and read them more easily.

Apple updates iPhone, slashes price
Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO, confirms rumors that a cheaper iPhone with GPS will be available in July.

Skype debuts on the iPhone
Using a Wi-Fi connection, people can now make cheap international calls with Apple’s gadget.

Google explores “eyes-free” phones
An adaptive interface with tactile and audio feedback could make it easier to ignore a small screen.

New iPhone OS adds missing features
The update aims to address most user complaints.

Android has arrived
Google’s phone has plenty of potential, but some say its mechanism for delivering applications could lead to problems.

Gmail sidesteps the app store
The technology behind the new Gmail could challenge Apple’s control over third-party applications.

Hijacking mobile phone data
Researchers claim to be able to hijack cell-phone data connections.

Nokia bets on mobile payment
Despite a global recession, mobile-payment services are surging in the developing world.

Why Helio didn’t connect
The flashy cell-phone company is in a very tough business.

Inside Intel’s new chip
With 45 million transistors and energy-saving features, the Atom processor could usher in a whole new era of mobile computing.

Remote microscopy
A modular microscope attachment for cell phones could improve the quality of telemedicine.

Android calling
Does Google want to free your phone–or does it want to own it?

Apple’s iPhone
An inside look at a sensation.

The next generation of iPhone hacks
Apple’s plan to release a software kit that lets people create legitimate add-ons for the iPhone could make the device appeal to an even wider audience.

Clear calls
Audience, a California-based startup, has made a noise-canceling chip for cell phones that could also improve voice-recognition systems.

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