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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 >

Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: BlackBerry Torch: 10 Fast Facts for CIOs

The BlackBerry Torch smartphone hit AT&T stores in the U.S. for $199 on August 12, 2010, the same day that Gartner revealed that sales of devices using Google's Android OS outpaced those of iPhone and even BlackBerry in 2Q 2010. Less than a week later, the Read More >

BlackBerry OS6 for Desktop

With the new BlackBerry Torch 9800 ready to hit the market August 12, Research In Motion has released BlackBerry Desktop Software 6 to make for easy syncing with other devices such as a PC. Read More >

Smartphone or Tablet?

The new Dell Streak is having an identity crisis as it goes on sale August 13. Could it mark the birth of the hybrid Superphone? Read More >

Sybase Unwired Platform Targets Information Workers

After focusing heavily on field service and rugged mobile applications, the latest iteration of the Sybase Unwired Platform is squarely targeting mobile information worker enablement. Here's a look at the company's product roadmap. Read More >

Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: 10 Steps CIOs Can Take to Bolster Mobile Security

Now more than ever, companies are allowing their employees to use smartphones to connect to enterprise email and business intelligence so they can be productive while on the go. From a productivity perspective, smartphones have revolutionized the corporate world. Yet, there is a... Read More >

BlackBerry Torch Offers New Tools for IT

Even though BlackBerry devices remain the darlings of enterprise mobility in North America, contenders such as iPhone and Droid have been making steady inroads, driven largely by worker demand to connect their personal devices to corporate email and business applications. With the introduction of the BlackBerry Torch 9800 and its new BlackBerry OS6, Research In Motion (RIM) made clear that it... Read More >

10 Famous Tech Flameouts

Will Apple's iPhone 4 antenna dilemma's give it a spot in the pantheon of spectacularly flawed products? The device continues to sell briskly even with an antenna that causes it to lose signal when gripped in a certain way. Solutions have ranged from rubber bumpers to duct tape, all of which belie the device's design elegance. Yet, the sales pace of the iPhone 4 to the fanaticism of Apple's... Read More >

Trends Slideshow: 9 Reasons Smartphones Will Take Over Business Computing

In her first post as Editor In Chief of CIO Insight, Susan Nunziata made no bones about her bullishness for the future of mobile computing in the enterprise. We'll go one step further here, skipping right over laptops and tablets, and offer you a future where smartphones are the... Read More >

Consumer Reports: With Accessory, iPhone Antenna Works

Consumer Reports has retested Apple's iPhone 4, adding a "bumper" case. The case solves the signal-strength problem. Apparently, so does a piece of duct tape. Read More >

Enterprise Technology Slideshow: 9 iPhone Apps Every CIO Must Have

Although Apple's iPhone 4 is experiencing antenna issues that could turn some enterprise customers away, the company's devices are host to some of the best smartphone applications available for CIOs. Currently, Apple offers more than 240,000 applications in its App Store. Many of these are games and other titles designed for consumers, but there are several that focus squarely on the enterprise... Read More >

BlackBerry Server Upgrades Offer IT Relief

Upgrades to Research In Motion's BlackBerry Enterprise Server are aimed at easing IT's burden when it comes to supporting individual-liable smartphones in the enterprise. New functionality also creates more self-service options for device users in the enterprise. Read More >

iPhone 4 Reception Woes: Apple Says Issue Is Software, Not Antenna

In a statement released by Apple, how the iPhone is held is not the issue, nor is it the design of the antenna; it's the software used to represent signal strength that is to blame. Read More >

webOS Developments Ahead for HP and Palm

Hewlett-Packard has completed its $1.2 billion acquisition of Palm. Read More >

Report: Verizon iPhone Coming in January

Verizon Wireless will begin selling an Apple iPhone in January, according to a recent report. See why CIOs should care. Read More >

iSuppli Estimates the iPhone 4 Costs $187.51 in Hardware

Each iPhone 4 that Apple makes is estimated to run Steve Jobs and company an estimated $187.51, research firm iSuppli reported June 28. Read More >

85 Jobs, Including Execs, Eliminated at RealNetworks

Seattle-based RealNetworks is once again scaling back its operations and announced a restructuring of its operations which includes layoffs of 85 employees, according to a company statement from June 22. Read More >

Apple iPhone 4 Reception Problems a Lesson in Antenna Design

News Analysis: The iPhone 4 has a very good antenna design as long as you let it do its job. The antenna design demonstrates that the best antenna design from an engineering standpoint isn't necessarily the best design from a usability standpoint. Read More >

10 Motorola Droid X Features the iPhone 4 Should Have

The Motorola Droid X is ready to hit store shelves on July 15. And when it does, the device will be carrying the Android OS banner as Google's operating system tries to compete against Apple's iOS 4. It won't be easy. Read More >

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