Mobile Category


HTC Smartpones, Tablets Will Offer Polycom RealPresence Video Conferencing

At Mobile World Congress in Bareclona, Spain, HTC and Polycom announced that select HTC devices will be certified Polycom-ready and optimized for RealPresence Mobile, which is expected to be available for download via the Android Market this year. Read More >

Microsoft Windows Phone FIPS Encryption Due

A Windows Phone solution that includes FIPS-certified 192 bit AES encryption will be the result of a new partnership between Microsoft and Good Technology. Read More >

Health Care Messaging App for iPhone, iPad Previewed by Avaya

At the HIMSS12 health care IT conference, Avaya introduced its Mobile Clinical Assistant messaging application, along with new unified communications and telehealth offerings. Read More >

Smartphone, Social Media Users at Risk for Identity Fraud

Smartphone owners and social media users increase their risks of becoming victims of identity theft by not adequatley protecting their devices and passwords, according to the Javelin Strategy and Research Report. Read More >

BYOD in Health Care IT

An Aruba customer survey reveals that 85 percent of hospitals are providing access to personal mobile devices. Read More >

Mobile Enterprise Spending Projected to Double in Next 18 Months

A recent survey reveals that U.K. and U.S. companies are working with an average of three separate mobile solutions vendors simultaneously, highlighting the general inability of suppliers to address multiple aspects of the mobile value chain. Read More >

Mobile Productivity: Can We Get There from Here?

Mobile computing allows us to eliminate the barriers of time and place so we can be productive when we are ready to engage. It also allows us to carry the information we need to succeed in our pockets (or on our belts/hips/purses/etc.). While tremendous progress has been made to date, there are still some issues we need to work out before we can throw away our big clunky computers. Read More >

BlackBerry PlayBook OS 2.0 Update Arrives With Native Email

RIM has released its Blackberry PlayBook OS 2.0 software update, which includes built-in email and other much-requested features. Read More >

LG Optimus LTE Tag Follows NFC Trends

The LG Optimus LTE Tag is the company s latest Android smartphone and it looks to further the company s commitment to NFC technology. Read More >

Apple's Mac OS X Mountain Lion Versus Windows 8

Apple's Mac OS X "Mountain Lion" will do battle against Windows 8, with both operating systems betting big on their respective mobile features. Read More >

Mobile Malware Doubled in 2011 with Android OS the Biggest Target

Mobile malware developers targeted Google's Android more than any other mobile operating system in 2011, according to a report from Juniper Networks. However, cyber-crooks also abused Apple's iOS, RIM's BlackBerry and Symbian. Read More >

Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Predicts Eighteenfold Increase By 2016

It's time to learn what a quadrillion is. Smartphones, tablets, mobile video and increasingly quick wireless networks are growing mobile Internet traffic to incredible levels, according to a recent Cisco report. Read More >

Tablets, 4G Smartphones Gain Traction Among SMBs

An AT&T survey found one third of smartphones used by small businesses for business purposes are 4G and nearly all small businesses use wireless technologies in their operations. Read More >

Motorola Droid 4 Pairs 4G LTE, 1.2GHz Dual-Core Chip

Motorola's Droid 4 brings 4G LTE power from Verizon Wireless' network to a QWERTY slider phone powered by Google's Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system and a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU. Read More >

Microsoft's Windows 8 Consumer Preview Event Feb. 29

Microsoft will host a Windows 8 Consumer Preview event in Barcelona Feb. 29. That's likely the launch date of Windows 8 beta. Read More >

Smartphone Sales Beat PCs for First Time Ever, Canalys Finds

Smartphone sales surged past PC totals even with the iPad helping numbers for the first time ever during the fourth quarter, according to Canalys. Read More >

Android Smartphone Market Share Nears 50% in U.S.: comScore

Google's Android OS finished 2011 with 47.3 percent U.S. smartphone market share, according to comScore. No. 2 Apple iOS garnered 29.6 percent share, thanks to the iPhone 4S. Read More >

Apple, Foxconn and the Human Cost of Electronics Manufacturing in China

NEWS ANALYSIS: Apple's contract manufacturing at Foxconn is getting all of the attention, but the problem is far wider. If you want to find one source of the problem, look in the mirror. Read More >

Managing Mobility in the Enterprise

Increasing demand for mobile computing capabilities is forcing IT executives to fret about everything from device support and application development strategies to a whole new set of security concerns, with huge rewards awaiting those who tackle these issues most effectively. Read More >

Apple Takes Smartphone Shipment Crown From Samsung

The company s return to top spot was partly driven by continuing to offer the iPhone 3GS at rock-bottom prices. Read More >

Kaiser Permanente Launches Mobile Android Health Record App

Health plan Kaiser Permanente has introduced an Android application to allow patients to access their electronic health records. Read More >

Analysts Question New RIM CEO's Decision to Stay the Course

RIM's new CEO, Thorsten Heins, seems determined to keep the company along its preset path. Some analysts are arguing he needs to do something more radical. Read More >

New RIM CEO Thorsten Heins Needs to Make BlackBerry 10 a Top Priority

RIM has appointed a new CEO, Thorsten Heins. But the company's immediate goal remains the same: Release the next-generation BlackBerry 10. The upside for IT administrators and others who manage BlackBerry devices for businesses have several months before RIM wholeheartedly embarks on major changes. Read More >

Careers Slideshow: How to Attract (and Keep) Young Workers

Today's young workers are extremely tech-savvy, and the technology they'll have access to is a major consideration for many as they join the workforce. Many are used to having 24/7 access to email and the Internet on their smartphones or tablets. And with extensive knowledge of the Internet and its many services, more are using Web-based applications for many of the solutions they use on a... Read More >

Security Flaw Discovered in Blackberry PlayBook Tablet

An exploitable connection between the PlayBook tablet and handheld Blackberry devices poses a risk to users. Read More >

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