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Most People Have Trouble Using Their Smartphone: Pew Research

Smartphone issues, from slow download speeds to dropped calls and unsolicited text messages, plague healthy numbers of users, particularly minorities, says Pew. Read More >

Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: iPhone Sales 'Dip': Nine Factors to Consider

NEWS ANALYSIS: Apple's iPhone fell below Wall Street's expectations during the company's fiscal Q3, even though the company sold 26 million units, representing a 28 percent increase over the same period in 2011. In fact, the so-called "slowdown" in iPhone sales - coupled with projections of a further slowdown next quarter -- marred an otherwise Read More >

London Olympics Up Mobile Devices Theft Risk

Security firm Venafi estimated that 26,800 out of the 67,000 lost or stolen devices are likely to be smartphones. Read More >

Consumers Will Buy $2.1 Trillion Worth of Mobile Devices

Gartner analysts said that spending will increase to as much as $2.7 trillion by 2016, driving demand for everything from mobile devices to app store products. Read More >

RIM Struggles to Boost BlackBerry's Image, as New York Times Kills App

The New York Times has stopped support for its BlackBerry app, saying it needs to consolidate its efforts elsewhere. Meanwhile, RIM execs are doing all they can to keep morale and brand image boosted. Read More >

iPhone Sales Slowdown Mars Strong Apple Earnings Report

CFO said that the sales slowdown of iPhones may be connected to continuing rumors of an iPhone 5 to be introduced later this year, and that potential buyers are holding off until that one becomes available. Read More >

Mobile Apps Help Drive Business Success

Enterprises are focusing more attention on mobile applications to drive customer engagement, a survey finds. Read More >

Why the iPhone 5 Won't Be A Revolutionary Update

Apple is launching the iPhone 5 later this year, according to the latest reports and rumors. But don't expect that it will be a major upgrade with surprising new features. Read More >

Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: 10 BYOD-Friendly Smartphones for Work

If you're like most CIOs, your stance on the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend is changing from "just say no" to "if we can't beat 'em, join 'em." In fact, whether you approve or not, your employees are probably already using personal devices at work, and making use... Read More >

Android Jelly Bean Makes Its Smartphone Debut

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ smartphone is the first to get the new Android Jelly Bean OS from the factory, but other smartphone models are in the pipeline for updates soon, Google says. Read More >

BlackBerry Maker RIM Faces Restless Shareholders

Investors criticize RIM's board of directors, but executives said that despite recent setbacks, they're still confident about the company's future. Read More >

BlackBerry App World Store Hits 3 Billion Download Mark

From the Beijing stop of its BlackBerry 10 Jam World Tour, RIM blogged that customers have downloaded more than 3 billion apps from its BlackBerry App World store. Read More >

RIM CEO Says BlackBerry 10 Will Make RIM a Smartphone Leader

RIM CEO Thorsten Heins, on a Canadian radio program, said U.S. BlackBerry sales are going to stink for six months, but BlackBerry 10 will make RIM a strong player in the smartphone and mobile computing markets, specifically in the U.S. and Canada. Read More >

Mobile, Java Developers In Short Supply

The market for mobile developers is expanding faster than the talent pool can adapt, a Dice survey indicates. Read More >

RIM Asks Developers to Keep Working Despite BlackBerry 10 Delay

RIM is apologizing to developers for delaying the release of BlackBerry 10. Calling their dedication and excitement "gratifying and humbling," the company pledged that RIM would try to be worthy of their trust and support. Read More >

RIM Must Make Tough Choices to Survive

Research In Motion is running out of options and may soon be forced to put itself on the sales block, but who will buy the troubled company? Microsoft? Samsung? While there is still life in RIM, the company needs to make some tough decisions quickly. Read More >

Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: Gartner BYOD Study: Enterprises Just Say Yes

The rapid proliferation of consumer mobile devices is changing the traditional IT environment in enterprises, according to a survey by Gartner. Nearly all (90 percent) of enterprises surveyed have already deployed mobile devices, with smartphones -- such as iPhone, Android and BlackBerry devices -- being most widely deployed. Eighty-six percent of respondents surveyed said that they plan to... Read More >

RIM Delays BlackBerry 10 Launch, Cuts 5,000 Jobs

Officials with the troubled phone maker said the BlackBerry 10 devices will come out in early 2013, and that they will cut 5,000 jobs to help save $1 billion in costs. Read More >

Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: Best Mobile Apps for a Productive Summer

Most CIOs are eager to find reliable mobile applications that will help keep employees productive, especially during summer months when vacations and nice weather lure workers out of the office. Indeed, the value of smartphones and tablets - whether they are iPhone, iPad, Android or BlackBerry devices - is increasingly being calculated by the applications available on the devices. Realizing... Read More >

RIM Dissmisses Rumors of Company Split

RIM, responding to reports that it may split its hardware and services businesses, reiterated that it is focusing on partnerships, licensing opportunities and strategic business model alternatives to save the business. Read More >

Enterprises Struggle With BYOD as iPhone Celebrates Fifth Birthday

The iPhone has changed much of the way the enterprise does business, gains productivity and handles security. But now the iPhone has many mobile company and corporate IT departments groping for ways to cope with the bring-your-own-device trend. Read More >

Is Nokia's Windows Phone Plan Doomed to Failure?

Nokia, while struggling to rebuild its brand, keeps managing to dissuade consumers from buying its phone. Early advocates of the brand are feeling baffled by the recent Windows Phone 8 announcement. Read More >

Mobile Travelers Worry Over Privacy, Staying Charged

The need to have access to mobile computing devices is impacting the way Americans feel about travel, an Intel report finds. Read More >

Salesforce Takes 'Mobile-First' Approach in Summer '12 Developer's Platform

With more and more mobile workers needing to better communicate with their businesses and customers from the road, Salesforce.com is tailoring their platform to make it easier for developers to produce just the right applications. That 'mobile-first' approach is a key focus of Salesforce.com's new Summer '12 development tools. Read More >

Why Android Dominates the Mobile Market

Google's Android platform has skyrocketed to the top of the mobile market and has become entrenched there with little sign that another mobile OS will soon topple its dominant position. There are several reasons why that has happened. Read More >

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