Naming mobile devices is a tricky business, it seems. The US patent office has rejected Google’s trademark application for the Nexus One mobile phone, on the grounds that Integra Telecom already holds a trademark for “Nexus”, covering telecoms services.
The name dispute adds to Google’s woes on a day that figures from Flurry, the internet analytsics company, suggest the Nexus One has been something of a flop in its first 70 days on sale, notching up only 135,000 units, compared to 1m iPhones sold by Apple in its first 74 days, and more than 1m for Motorola’s Droid in a similar period. Read more
Themobile wallet is one of those mythical beasts of the cell phone world that elusively stays away from mass-market implementation.
However, an Oregon-based company called Tyfone has at least come up with a simple way to add the technology to millions of handsets. Read more
A year after launching its “awesomely spectacular” four-core Xeon 5500 server processor, Intel is coming out with its six-core successor, the 5600.
Its debut today represents the beginning of a new battle with Advanced Micro Devices over “volume servers” – a key market segment where the bulk of server chips are sold for systems that run applications and processes in data centres and company IT departments. Read more