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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 >

Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: Android Gains Enterprise Traction

Google's Android platform was once the bane of the average CIO's existence in the mobile market. The Android mobile operating system was considered by many to be simply too unpolished and too consumer-focused for the enterprise. And with worrisome security issues, it was a non-starter for many CIOs whenever they were asked if a mobile user could bring an Android-based device into the workplace.... Read More >

Cisco Launches ASR 5500 Mobile Platform

As mobile network traffic explodes, Cisco is deploying the ASR 5500 to power next-gen 4G networks. Read More >

HP Boosts Processing Power of Desktop, EliteBook Mobile Workstations

The Workstations feature Intel's Smart Response Technology, which speeds boot times and improves application performance. Read More >

Samsung Galaxy S III Smartphone Coming to the U.S.

Sprint and T-Mobile have announced they'll begin selling the Samsung Galaxy S III June 21. Samsung said Verizon, AT&T and U.S. Mobile will also offer the large and distinctive smartphone, though they've yet to confirm the date. Read More >

Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: Best Smartphones, Wireless Carriers

It's a common question: which smartphones are best? For CIOs, the answer doesn't always come so easily. If you're running an enterprise operation that takes a traditional approach to computing, BlackBerry reigns supreme. Companies that are embracing bring-your-own-device (BYOD) and consumerization of IT might opt for Apple's iPhone. But have you had an objective benchmark by which you can judge... Read More >

Job Cuts at BlackBerry Maker RIM Could Reach 6,000

With the upcoming BlackBerry 10 facing iPhone 5 and other big launches, analysts say they're remaining "cautious" about RIM's prospects. Read More >

Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: 10 Reasons Why RIM's Survival Depends on Ditching the BlackBerry

NEWS ANALYSIS: Research In Motion has come to a difficult place in its lifecycle. For the first time in its history, RIM's BlackBerry smartphones are not highly sought-after devices. Apple's iPhone and a host of Android-based devices are now capturing the attention of today's customers. Cost-cutting and Read More >

iPhone Pricing Higher Than Competitors as Smartphone Sales Grow

Smartphone purchasers are willing to pay $11 more for an Apple iPhone than for a comparable Google Android-based smartphone, according to an iGR survey. Read More >

iPhone 5 to Get a Complete Redesign, Analysts Say

The iPhone 5 is expected to arrive in October featuring a "completely redesigned body style," say analysts. Meanwhile, the iPhone 3GS will be marketed to the developing world. Read More >

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