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Carriers, Manufacturers Called Out for Failing to Update Android Phones

Android smartphones from Samsung, HTC and Motorola dominated a "Dirty Dozen" list of insecure phones because carriers were not pushing out OS updates in a timely manner. Read More >

Android's Global Smartphone Share Hits 52%: Gartner

Google's Android operating system hit 52.5 percent market share worldwide for the third quarter, compared with 15 percent for Apple's iPhone, according to Gartner. Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: 10 Reasons to Turn Your Back On Windows Phone 7

Remember when making decisions about which enterprise mobility products to choose was easy? You simply looked up the latest RIM offerings, chose your solutions, and you were all set. How times have changed. Now your users are demanding choice, and Apple's iPhone as well as devices running the Google Android OS are multiplying in the workplace. Into the mix comes Microsoft's Windows Phone 7... Read More >

Tablets, Smartphones Cause Surge in Data Use: Oracle

Consumer demand for applications is growing significantly, according to an Oracle report, while tablet sales are surging. Read More >

RIM Hit With Lawsuits Over BlackBerry Services Outage

RIM is beginning to face lawsuits over the BlackBerry services outage that hit users across the globe earlier in October. Read More >

RIM PlayBook Software Update to Launch in February 2012

RIM's PlayBook software will update with a native email app and other features come February 2012, according to the company. Read More >

Sony Buys Out Ericsson in Bid to Strengthen Mobility Offerings

Sony plans on buying out Ericsson's stake in their joint mobility venture in order to create a consolidated platform more capable of battling Samsung and Apple. Read More >

Nokia Windows Phones Unveiled After Eight-Month Partnership With Microsoft

At Nokia World 2011 in London, Nokia unveiled two new smartphones based on the Microsoft Windows Phone operating system: the Lumia 800 and the Lumia 710. Read More >

Management Slideshow: Should IT Jettison the BlackBerry?

When Canadian firm Research In Motion (RIM) unleashed the first Blackberry devices on the world in 1999, it marked the first time corporate IT departments had a viable option for delivering Email to employees' mobile phones. No wonder the devices spread like a wildfire throughout corporate America, spawning a generation of professional "CrackBerry" addicts. But, as the mobile phone market... Read More >

Steve Jobs Biography Gives Glimpse Into Apple's Design Process

Apple's Steve Jobs used his intuitive sense to tinker and adjust the Apple product portfolio. Can a post-Jobs Apple evolve past that process? Read More >

Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: RIM's BlackBerry Outage: Nine Ways to Restore Enterprise Goodwill

Research In Motion's BlackBerry services outage, which left some users worldwide without Email and messaging for more than a day, was a public relations challenge for the company, and an event that some analysts say could have a dramatic impact on RIM's future. It remains to be seen whether RIM's plans for a host of new "superphones" running the BBX operating system will help it regain market... Read More >

Apple's Steve Jobs Talks Microsoft, Google in New Bio

Apple's Steve Jobs spends a chunk of his new biography drawing contrasts between Apple and Microsoft, while opining on Microsoft CEOs Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer. Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: Texting While Driving: We Don't Practice What We Preach

Sure, we all know that today's 24/7 business environment has kept us perpetually tethered to our mobile devices. But the act of texting or phoning while driving is reaching a critical point, according to a survey from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Nearly all survey respondents view these practices as dangerous. Yet, a significant number admit that they engage in such behavior behind... Read More >

BlackBerry Enterprise Defections Expected to Climb: Report

A survey by analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates reveals that the reason for the mass abandonment of BlackBerry devices in the enterprise is primarily due to a lack of user satisfaction. Only 16 percent of respondents indicated they were completely satisfied with their BlackBerry smartphone. Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: The Legacy of Steve Jobs: 10 Innovation Lessons

In the wake of his death on Oct. 5, 2011, the media were rife with details about his life, his work, and his amazing legacy. Indeed, even before his passing, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs had entered into the pantheon of technology legends whose work will influence generations to come. Enterprise CIOs know only too well how Jobs' innovations at Apple have permanently altered the enterprise... Read More >

RIM Says Sorry for BlackBerry Outage With Free Apps

RIM is offering free BlackBerry apps as part of its make-good for last week's BlackBerry service outages. Read More >

RIM Says BlackBerry Service Back Up and Running

RIM executives claimed on a conference call that all BlackBerry service has been restored for users worldwide. Read More >

RIM Experiences BlackBerry Outages Around the Globe

RIM BlackBerry users in North America are experiencing disruptions in service. An expert says there could be multiple causes. Read More >

Apple's Steve Jobs Transformed Enterprise Technology

Apple CEO Steve Jobs may have passed away, but his impact on enterprise technology and mobility will be felt for years to come. Read More >

Steve Jobs, Apple Legend, Dies at 56

The Apple co-founder, who had been in failing health since being diagnosed with cancer seven years ago, stepped down as CEO on Aug. 24. Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: Why It's So Hard for IT to Say ?No' to Apple at Work

Over the past week, we've been discussing Apple's potential influence in the enterprise. We've talked about why CIOs might want to go all-in with the company's products, and what you can expect if you do.... Read More >

Juniper's 'Simply Connected' Portfolio a Challenge to HP, Cisco

Juniper unveils new switches, a wireless LAN controller and Junos security software to help businesses address the BYOD trend. Read More >

Microsoft, Samsung Enter Into Android Licensing Agreement

Microsoft and Samsung have entered into an Android licensing agreement. Considering Samsung s size and Android portfolio, this is a very big deal. Read More >

Amazon Tablet to Take on Apple iPad, Nook, RIM PlayBook

Amazon's tablet could threaten not only the Apple iPad, but also Barnes & Noble's Nook, RIM's PlayBook, and other Android device manufacturers. Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: 9 Questions Every CIO Wants to Ask Apple's Tim Cook

When Apple co-founder Steve Jobs made the surprising decision in August 2011 to step down as CEO of and become chairman of the board, many CIOs couldn't help but wonder what the future would look like for the Cupertino, Calif.-based firm. (Editor's Update: Jobs... Read More >

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