Internet-telephone service Skype may unveil a video-chat service for iPhone and iPad at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next month. If it's true, the service would compete with Apple's FaceTime service. The rumor stems from documents that were posted on Skype's own website -- and then quickly removed.
Google's Android is proving to be the first true competitor to Apple's iPhone in terms of bandwidth consumption and rich application use. If providers such as MetroPCS or Leap Wireless start offering Android-powered smartphones, it could be a big problem for some big players.
In the heart of the holiday phone-buying season, AT T handed Google a fabulous present and partner Apple a lump of coal. Both were wrapped in one spectacular network failure, which stranded thousands of the Web's most vocal and demanding iPhone users.
The quickly rising popularity of cell phones powered by Google's new mobile operating system is making one cohort of the mobile phone ecosystem nervous: Application developers could suffer if they need to keep tweaking code to work with multiple models.