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Android's Global Smartphone Share Hits 52%: Gartner

Google's Android operating system hit 52.5 percent market share worldwide for the third quarter, compared with 15 percent for Apple's iPhone, according to Gartner. Read More >

Google Killing Off Gmail App for Blackberry

Google is shelving its Gmail App for Blackberry to focus on mobile Web browsing software for its core messaging application. The news comes as Research in Motion struggles. Read More >

Mobile Data Explosion Driven by Video, Ericsson Report Finds

Mobile broadband subscriptions will reach almost 5 billion in 2016, up from the expected 900 million by the end of 2011. Read More >

iPhone, iPad, BYOD Dominate Hot Tech Projects

In recent weeks, our roundup of hot tech projects has yielded two notable trends: multiple instances of organizations activating bring-your-own-device policies; and a growing number of companies piloting or deploying iPad, iPhone and even iPod. Information for this feature is provided exclusively to CIO Insight by the researchers at DiscoverOrg. Read More >

Tablets, Smartphones Cause Surge in Data Use: Oracle

Consumer demand for applications is growing significantly, according to an Oracle report, while tablet sales are surging. Read More >

RIM Hit With Lawsuits Over BlackBerry Services Outage

RIM is beginning to face lawsuits over the BlackBerry services outage that hit users across the globe earlier in October. Read More >

Sony Buys Out Ericsson in Bid to Strengthen Mobility Offerings

Sony plans on buying out Ericsson's stake in their joint mobility venture in order to create a consolidated platform more capable of battling Samsung and Apple. Read More >

Management Slideshow: Should IT Jettison the BlackBerry?

When Canadian firm Research In Motion (RIM) unleashed the first Blackberry devices on the world in 1999, it marked the first time corporate IT departments had a viable option for delivering Email to employees' mobile phones. No wonder the devices spread like a wildfire throughout corporate America, spawning a generation of professional "CrackBerry" addicts. But, as the mobile phone market... Read More >

Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: RIM's BlackBerry Outage: Nine Ways to Restore Enterprise Goodwill

Research In Motion's BlackBerry services outage, which left some users worldwide without Email and messaging for more than a day, was a public relations challenge for the company, and an event that some analysts say could have a dramatic impact on RIM's future. It remains to be seen whether RIM's plans for a host of new "superphones" running the BBX operating system will help it regain market... Read More >

VMware, Verizon Partner on Horizon Mobile Smartphone

The new VMware Horizon system will enable enterprise staff members to bring their own devices to work and deploy them for work and personal use without having to forfeit the device when the worker leaves the company. Read More >

Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: iPhone 4S, 4, or 3GS: Which Should You Choose?

With Apple's iPhone 4S already breaking sales records -- the company says it sold 4 million units in the first three days after the smartphone's Oct. 14 launch -- and Sprint added to the list of wireless carriers offering the handset, you're probably looking to understand the key differences in Apple's line of smartphones. For many enterprises now, the question is not "How do we keep these... Read More >

BlackBerry Enterprise Defections Expected to Climb: Report

A survey by analyst firm Enterprise Management Associates reveals that the reason for the mass abandonment of BlackBerry devices in the enterprise is primarily due to a lack of user satisfaction. Only 16 percent of respondents indicated they were completely satisfied with their BlackBerry smartphone. Read More >

Apple Sells 4 Million iPhone 4S Units in First Weekend

Apple's iPhone 4S sold 4 million units during its first weekend in release, leading one analyst to predict a better-than-expected quarter for the company. Read More >

RIM Says Sorry for BlackBerry Outage With Free Apps

RIM is offering free BlackBerry apps as part of its make-good for last week's BlackBerry service outages. Read More >

RIM Says BlackBerry Service Back Up and Running

RIM executives claimed on a conference call that all BlackBerry service has been restored for users worldwide. Read More >

RIM Experiences BlackBerry Outages Around the Globe

RIM BlackBerry users in North America are experiencing disruptions in service. An expert says there could be multiple causes. Read More >

T-Mobile Launches Secure Global Corporate Access for Enterprises, Government

The GCA solution offers a single login for up to five devices per subscriber, including smartphones, tablets and notebooks. Read More >

ATandT, T-Mobile Launch New Android Smartphones, Tablets

AT&T releases five Android-powered smartphones as Samsung unveils two Android tablets. Read More >

Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: Apple iPhone 4S: 10 Reasons it's Worth Considering for the Enterprise

Apple was expected to show off two new iPhones at an event held in its hometown of Cupertino, CA on Oct. 4. One, the iPhone 4S, was believed to be a nominal upgrade over its predecessor, the iPhone 4, while the other, the iPhone 5, would deliver the revolutionary upgrades Apple loyalists were after. However, Apple instead unveiled the Read More >

Lowe's Massive iPhone Rollout and 18 Other Hot Tech Projects

In this week's edition of IT Projects: The Inside Scoop, we highlight IT activity across 19 Fortune-ranked and mid-market companies, including Arizona State University, Lowe's and Walgreens. Information for this feature is provided exclusively to CIO Insight by the researchers at DiscoverOrg. Read More >

Apple Reveals iPhone 4S, iOS5

News Analysis: Apple CEO Tim Cook announced that Apple has 5 percent of the worldwide phone share. He says he s looking for the day when all phones will be smart phones--dominated by Apple. Read More >

Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: The Mobile Workday: A 24x7 Phenomenon

They're constantly connected, whether at home, a coffee shop or an airport terminal. These are our modern mobile employees, and they're increasing their presence and impact upon the enterprise. Yet, despite the fact that they always seem to be on the job, a recent survey conducted by enterprise mobility service provider iPass sheds light on some surprising insights about this culture: More than... Read More >

iPhone 5, Sprint Deal Expected to Be Focus of Apple's Oct. 4 Event

Apple's next iPhone, iOS 5 and a possible new iPhone carrier in Sprint could all be topics of the company's Oct. 4 event. Read More >

Apple Will Hold iPhone Event on Oct. 4

Apple has set an iPhone event at its Cupertino, Calif., headquarters for Oct. 4. It could be the iPhone 5 unveiling. Read More >

Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: Android, iOS More Popular In the Enterprise Than BlackBerry

The use of smartphones running Google Android and Apple iOS platforms is on the rise in the enterprise, according to findings from The State of Workforce Technology Adoption: US Benchmark 2011 from Forrester Research. The study, which is based on Forrester's Q2 2011 US Workforce Technology and Online Engagement survey of 4,985 U.S. information workers, also reveals that half of those surveyed... Read More >

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