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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 >

What to Expect From the iPhone 5

Apple's iPhone 5 is slated to hit store shelves later this year. And when it does, it should come with a variety of features that are likely to appear to smartphone buyers who are ready to upgrade to a slick new model. Read More >

Polycom Brings Video Streaming to Apple, Google Devices

Enhancements to its RealPresence video content management platform enable Polycom users to bring live-stream and recorded video to smartphones and tablets. Read More >

Tablets, Smartphones Make Workers More Productive: CDW

A CDW survey suggests adoption of smartphones and tablets in the workplace is driving down costs and improving productivity. Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: Kids and Technology: 10 Reasons They Should Never Meet

Our children help us remember not to take life too seriously and to live in the moment. They often bring us joy at the end of a long day, and help us remember why we work as hard as we do. In many ways, kids are the cure for many of life's pains. That is, until they get ahold of your laptop, tablet or smartphone. For CIOs, the "kid factor" is an often overlooked but very real concern when it... Read More >

Books Slideshow: Seven Ways to Disconnect from Your Smartphone

Do you break out into a sweat when you realize you've left the house without your smartphone? Do you find yourself checking email during breakfast? While you're in bed? Your IT teams are likely experiencing the same level of anxiety about being always-connected. Smartphones are beginning to rule our lives - but they don't have to. The book, "Read More >

Law Enforcement Turns to the BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet

RIM is at risk of losing some government customers, but the compatibility of the BlackBerry PlayBook in new police deployments--and smaller cars--could help balance that out. Read More >

Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: Apple Rules Android In Enterprise Mobile Device Adoption

Good Technology, a provider of enterprise mobility management tools designed to enable bring-your-own-device (BYOD), reports that iPhone activations were at an all time high in Q1 2012 among its enterprise customers. Good Technology's customers include eight of the top 10 financial institutions, seven of the top 10 healthcare organizations, half of the Fortune 100, and companies from every... Read More >

BlackBerry World 2012: BlackBerry Mobile Fusion in Action

RIM's BlackBerry Mobile Fusion aims to help IT teams manage a heterogeneous enterprise mobility environment regardless of mobile device platform. Martha Stewart Living is one of the first companies to deploy the mobile OS-agnostic enterprise mobility management tool. Read More >

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