Mobile Category

 

PayPal: Mobile Payment in the Spotlight

At its annual Innovate developer conference, PayPal announced new mobile technologies for developers to deliver improved payment experiences for consumers on mobile devices. Read More >

Apple, HTC, BlackBerry Drive 2Q Smartphone Sales

Apple, HTC and BlackBerry-maker RIM are leading a smartphone market that is growing at an "extraordinary" pace, says ABI Research. However, this growth is unlikely to last. Read More >

Skype, Apple FaceTime, Google Chat Spur Video Calling

Roughly 20 percent of online U.S. adults have conducted video calls via the Web or their cell phones, according to Pew. Apple FaceTime, Skype and Google Chat will fuel the rise. Read More >

Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: Enterprise iPhone, Android Smartphone Activations Accelerate

It wasn't long ago that most CIOs would scoff at a peer's decision to deploy the iPhone in their operations. The reasoning was that Apple's devices weren't designed with corporate users in mind. And, if increased productivity was central to a company's goals in the future, the iPhone and its virtual keyboard would only hurt the firm's chances of achieving its mission. How times have changed. A... Read More >

Workplace Slideshow: Forrester: Tech Generation Gap Grows

Those of you with kids in your lives will not be surprised by this: A recent study from Forrester Research reveals that the technology generation gap among Americans is growing. For its latest report, "The State Of Consumers And Technology Benchmark 2010," Forrester surveyed 43,000 American and Canadian adults by mail in 2Q 2010. Survey results were segmented by Gen Y (age 18 - 30), Gen X (age... Read More >

Intel: No MeeGo Phones This Year

An Intel executive says the development of the mobile operating system is on track, but that MeeGo-based smartphones and tablets won't hit the market until 2011. Read More >

Securing Your Mobile Enterprise

From mobile malwre to device management, enterprises need to have a plan for securing the BlackBerrys, iPhones and other devices connecting to their networks. Read More >

Verizon iPhone: Is it For Real?

Apple plans to start manufacturing a Verizon-ready iPhone by the end of 2010, with the carrier offering the device in early 2011, says a Wall Street Journal report. Read More >

Smartphones for a Cause

Enterprises have a new option for disposing of unused smartphones: donate them to help victims of domestic violence. Read More >

AT+T, Microsoft Plan Windows Phone 7 Debut

Microsoft, AT&T will launch Windows Phone 7 at a high-profile event in New York City on Oct. 11. Read More >

Enterprise Smartphone Support Tools from Samsung

Samsung is offering a range of enterprise tools for its Galaxy S smartphone sand Galaxy tablets that aim to ease IT's smartphone support burdens. Citrix Receiver, which offers access to virtual desktops and business apps, and Sybase Afaria are among the options available. Read More >

Tips for Managing Your Mobile Workforce

Mobile technologies are not just part of our work lives; they are ingrained in everything we do. It's time to look beyond managing mobility in the enterprise as a technology issue and instead think about managing mobility as part of your corporate culture. Read More >

BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet Unveiled

A rash of rumors late last week posited that Research in Motion would call its tablet contender BlackPad. Instead, the company unveiled the PlayBook on Sept. 27, a tablet with a new OS aimed squarely at the mobile enterprise market. Read More >

Intermec's Rugged Smartphone

Intermec's CS40 rugged handheld device has the look of a traditional smartphone, but is built for such places as warehouses and hospitals, where consumer devices don't hold up. Read More >

Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: 10 Tactics For Selling Your CEO On the iPhone

Four of 10 sales of the iPhone are made to enterprise users, according to AT&T Business Solutions CEO Ron Spears. Some of you may be surprised at Spears' comments, made at the Barclays Capital Communications, Media, and Technology conference in New York in May. After all, the iPhone has yet to penetrate the corporate world the way that BlackBerry has, and there are many sound business and... Read More >

$30 BlackBerry Curve 3G

Research In Motion's new BlackBerry Curve 3G version is a low-priced complement to the company's new flagship Torch 9800, as RIM seeks to compete against iPhone and Google Android smartphones. Read More >

Nokia Chairman to Resign

Jorma Ollila, Nokia's chairman, says he will step down in 2012, giving way to even greater transformation for the cell phone maker as it struggles to right its course with a new CEO about to take the helm. Read More >

JPMorgan Chase iPhone Debate

As BlackBerry smartphone competitors Apple and Google close in, JPMorgan Chase considers alternative mobile e-mail devices. Read More >

Apple iOS Gets Wireless Printing

Next week, Apple will introduce iOS 4.1 with iOS 4.2 for iPad soon to follow. The updates aim to fix bugs and offer new features. Read More >

Week In Review: 3PAR Bidding Mania and More

Dell, HP tussle over storage vendor 3PAR, Dell debuts a perplexing mobile strategy, and iPad makes enterprise inroads. Read More >

Dell's $99 Smartphone

Dell introduces the Android-running Aero smartphone as its first U.S. smartphone - a designation that puts its Streak in clear tablet terms. Read More >

SAP Roadmap: Unanswered Questions for CIOs

The announcement by SAP and Sybase of a new technology roadmap emphasized mobility and business analytics. But the plans were short on detail, and leave key questions unanswered for CIOs, analysts say. Read More >

$99 BlackBerry Torch

Amazon is offering the new touchscreen BlackBerry Torch 9800 for $99 with a two-year AT&T contract. This is a 50 percent price cut from the smartphone's $199 debut less than a week ago. Read More >

Net Neutrality, Smartphones: Hot Topics for CIOs

Google and Verizon are in on a net neutrality pact that could scare some CIOs. Plus, BlackBerry is offering the Torch, and Windows Phone 7 has the enterprise in its sights. Read More >

Droid Outsells iPhone: Why CIOs Should Care

Gartner reports that worldwide sales of smartphones with the Android OS surpassed those of iPhones in 2Q 2010. Android also jolted RIM's BlackBerry OS from its longstanding No. 1 position in the U.S. See why this matters to your enterprise. Read More >

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