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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 >

Despite Slipping Sales, Nokia CEO Elop Remains Optimistic

Nokia CEO Stephen Elop tried sounding a note of cautious optimism even as his struggling company reported significant quarterly losses. Read More >

Apple, HTC Android Patent Battle Just the Beginning

Apple has won a preliminary ruling against Android manufacturer HTC. Expect these Android battles to continue for some time. Read More >

RIM Evaluates Management Structure, Preps New BlackBerry Smartphones

RIM executives are insisting the company's upcoming BlackBerry smartphones will help it come out ahead, even as RIM evaluates its current co-CEO structure. Read More >

Apple iPad Will Stay on Top Through 2012: Analyst

Apple's iPad franchise will continue to dominate the tablet market through 2012, according to a new analyst report. Read More >

Apple's App Store Tops 15 Billion Downloads, 425,000 Apps

Apple is claiming its App Store has passed 15 billion downloads, and currently boasts 425,000 apps. Read More >

Apple Pushes Fixes for 11 Java Vulnerabilities in Mac OS X

Apple has pushed out the fixes for the Java remote code vulnerabilities Oracle patched earlier this month, including a "serious" flaw that allowed Java applet code to escape from the sandbox and run as if it were a local, trusted program. Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: Choosing Business Technology: Strategy Matters

As a tech-department leader, you probably love to discover and deploy great new IT innovations. Not that there's anything wrong with that. In the book, The Power of Convergence: Linking Business Strategies and Technology Decisions to Create Sustainable Success (Amacom/available now), author Faisal Hoque reveals how CIOs and other... Read More >

Nokia to Focus on Location-Based Services, Mobile Ads

Nokia is revising its aims in mobile and location-based services by creating a Location & Commerce business. Read More >

Bill to Restrict Mobile Location Data Collection Introduced in the Senate

The Location Privacy Protection Act, introduced by U.S. Sens. Al Franken and Richard Blumenthal, seeks to require companies to inform users if and when location data is being collected by their mobile devices. Read More >

Panasonic to Launch Android-Based Toughbook Tablet

Panasonic's anticipated Android-based Toughbook tablet will go after RIM's enterprise user base rather than take on Apple's iPad in the consumer space. Read More >

BlackBerry Maker RIM Reports Revenue Down, Layoffs Looming

Research in Motion (RIM), maker of BlackBerry smartphones, shipped 500,000 of its new PlayBook tablets in its fiscal Q1 2012. Even so, the company reports a 12 percent decline in revenue from the previous quarter. Read More >

From Apple to J.C. Penney: Retail's Ron Johnson Makes Big Move

In hiring Ron Johnson, J.C. Penney is bringing aboard a tech-forward CEO who made his mark as Apple's senior vice president of retail. Can he work the same retail magic for the department-store chain that he did for Apple? Read More >

American Airlines to Offer Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 for In-Flight Entertainment

Samsung is partnering with American Airlines to offer 6,000 Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets for personal entertainment in-flight. Read More >

Apple, Nokia Settle Patent Dispute

Nokia and Apple have agreed to settle all patent litigation, and Apple will pay Nokia a one-time fee and royalties. Read More >

IDC: Android Market Share to Top 40% in 2011

Android will command 40 percent market share through 2011, with growth tapering off to 44 percent by 2015. Apple iOS currently has 18 percent, RIM nets 14 percent and Nokia Symbian is at 20.6 percent and falling. Read More >

Nokia CEO Says Company Not for Sale

Stephen Elop, CEO of Nokia, denies that the company is an acquisition target in the wake of rumors that Microsoft could be interested in all or part of it. Read More >

Apple CEO Unveils Company's Future Headquarters

Apple needs more office space, an indication that the iPad-maker plans to go on a hiring spree in the future. Read More >

Gartner: Android Smartphone Market Share Accelerates

Mobile devices running the Google Android operating system continue their worldwide market penetration, accounting for 36.2 million smartphones sold worldwide in Q1 2011. The platform is giving Apple's iPhone a run for its money, even as market share for smartphones running Symbian, BlackBerry OS and Windows continues to decline. Read More >

Sophos Launches Mobile Control for Enterprise Mobile Device Management

Sophos unveiled the Sophos Mobile Control, a new mobile-device-management platform that will allow IT departments to securely protect all endpoints, including mobile devices, desktops and laptops, regardless of where the user is. Read More >

RIM Recalls Nearly 1,000 Faulty PlayBook Tablets

According to online reports, about 900 of Research In Motion's PlayBook tablets have been experiencing operating-system issues. Read More >

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