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Google Defending Partner HTC Against Apple With Patent Sale

Google is helping HTC attack Apple in court by furnishing mobile technology patents that take aim at the iPhone functionality. The move shows Google is defending its partners. Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: So, You Want A New Smartphone? Let's Make a Deal

At the risk of sounding Machiavellian, it seems that you may have more leverage than you think when it comes to your mobile users. The key? Freedom of choice. Are you aware of how much your employees would be willing to sacrifice in order to choose their own mobile device? A survey of 500 workers in the U.S. and U.K. conducted in July 2011 by Kelton Research on behalf of Sybase and SAP reveals... Read More >

Windows Phone Focus of New HTC Devices, Lawsuit

HTC offered a glimpse at two Windows Phone "Mango" devices, even as a lawsuit appeared over Windows Phone's supposed user tracking. Read More >

Security Slideshow: Mobile Security Suffers a Crisis of Confidence

Many organizations lack confidence in their ability to properly manage access 
to sensitive information when users connect via the cloud or on mobile
 devices and laptops, according to a survey by Courion, a provider of identity and access management technologies. The company conducted an online survey of 988 IT
 decision makers at large enterprises worldwide in June and July... Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: 5 Apple Executives Who Matter to CIOs

In the wake of Apple CEO Steve Jobs' resignation on Aug. 24 -- and the promotion of former COO Tim Cook as his successor -- we thought it a good time to take a close look at Apple's executive leadership. In one way or another, the executives included here have proven integral to the development of Apple's brand and its ongoing success. Although the company hasn't always been the most... Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: Will New Apple CEO Tim Cook Please CIOs?

Tim Cook, Apple's former chief operations officer, took over as CEO of the company on Aug. 24 after Apple co-founder Steve Jobs resigned. Jobs, now the chairman of the board of directors at Apple, recommended Cook as the ideal choice to be his successor. For consumers, Apple's decision to promote... Read More >

Apple's New CEO Offered Stock Incentives to Stay for 10 Years

Apple has offered new CEO Tim Cook restricted stock as an added incentive to stay through 2021. Cook is Steve Jobs' successor. Read More >

Verizon Will Not Sell Samsung Galaxy S II

Verizon Wireless will not offer a Galaxy S II smartphone along with AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile next week, the company said. That makes competition between the handset and the iPhone 5 that much tighter. Read More >

Steve Jobs' Resignation Won't Dull Apple's Shine

The resignation of Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs is unlikely to diminish the company's power in the tech world, according to industry analysts. Read More >

RIM's New Curve Sports BlackBerry 7 OS

RIM will release three new Curve smartphones running its BlackBerry 7 OS. It s part of a larger BlackBerry refresh the company hopes will help it retain market share. Read More >

Steve Jobs Resigns as Apple CEO, Replaced by Heir Apparent Tim Cook

Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has been battling serious health problems for several years. In an Aug 24 letter to the Apple board, Jobs urged the company to name Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook as the company's new CEO. Read More >

Android Holds 52% U.S. Smartphone Share: NPD

Google's Android mobile operating system commanded 52 percent of U.S. smartphones sold for the second quarter, according to NPD Group. Motorola meanwhile is being acquired by Google. Read More >

RIM's PlayBook Still Alive Despite Tough Market Competition

RIM's PlayBook continues to hold onto the tablet market by its fingernails, despite the deaths of other high-profile rivals such as Hewlett-Packard's TouchPad. Read More >

T-Mobile's BlackBerry Bold 9900 Is Its First 4G BlackBerry

T-Mobile's upcoming BlackBerry Bold 9900 will be the carrier s first 4G-enabled BlackBerry. Read More >

After Google, Motorola Merger, Should Microsoft Buy Nokia or RIM?

Google's acquisition of Motorola could drive Microsoft to purchase Nokia or RIM, according to some analysts. Would that be a good idea? Read More >

Health Care IT Will Need to Support Diverse Mobile Devices: Report

Smartphones, tablets, push-to-talk and machine-to-machine mobile devices will all have a future in health care, according to a new report by Frost & Sullivan. Read More >

Nokia's Windows Phone Launch Will Mark End of Symbian Phone Sales in U.S.

Nokia reportedly plans to abandon Symbian smartphones and feature phones, doubling down on its Windows Phone bet. Read More >

Apple's iPhone 5, Android Ready to Rule 2012 Smartphone Market?

Nobody can predict the future with certainty, and it would be a fool's game to try and predict the various vendors precise market share a year from now. That being said, there s enough data floating around to make some (relatively) educated guesses about the state of the market come 2012. Read More >

RIM Reveals Line of New BlackBerry 7 Smartphones

RIM announced its new line of BlackBerry devices running BlackBerry 7 OS. Will these allow RIM to hold the line until 2012, when it releases its "superphones"? Read More >

Doctors Want to Use iPads, Smartphones to Access Pharmaceutical Data

Doctors have demonstrated an interest in accessing pharmaceutical drug marketing materials on smartphones and the Apple iPad, according to a Manhattan Research study. Read More >

iPhone, Samsung Android Knock Nokia from Top of Smartphone Market: ABI

Apple and Samsung knocked Nokia from the top smartphone perch in the second quarter, according to ABI Research. The rivals are expected to compete with the Samsung Galaxy S II and iPhone 5 this fall. Read More >

Samsung Sells 5M Galaxy S II Smartphones Ahead of U.S. Launch

Samsung said it has sold 5 million Galaxy S II devices in 85 days, a healthy pace for phones that have yet to hit the U.S. to challenge the forthcoming iPhone 5. Read More >

BlackBerry-Maker RIM Lays Off 2,000 Workers in Cost-Optimization Move

The company announced it is cutting 2,000 jobs, or 11 percent of its workforce, as part of a cost optimization program. Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: 10 Reasons for CIOs to Like Apple's MacBook Air

On July 20, Apple released new versions of its MacBook Air. The computer, which is designed to be the ultra-mobile alternative to its current slate of notebooks, led by the uber-powerful MacBook Pro, comes with a host of features that consumers would love to have. But for enterprise users, the MacBook Air's appeal isn't so apparent. CIOs are admittedly suspect of deploying Macs to their... Read More >

Inside the MacBook Air: Teardown Shows Lack of Evoluation

Apple's MacBook Air might be shifting the company closer to its mobility-centric goals, but an iFixit teardown suggests much of the same hardware as its previous edition. Read More >

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