Week in Review: Android Goes Pro + More

Whether it’s news of Leo Apotheker taking over at HP or the impending release of Windows Phone 7, the past week has shown changing market conditions that will likely affect the decisions you make going forward. That is also evident in news of Motorola deciding to take on the BlackBerry in the enterprise with the Droid Pro. It’s clear in Verizon’s decision to start rolling out 4G LTE Web connectivity over the coming months. Simply put, there are a slew of major stories that crossed the wire over the past week that matter to you. And we’ve put them all together here to make it easy for you to stay up to date on the topics that matter most

Windows Phone 7 Debuts

Microsoft is holding an event October 11 to unveil Windows Phone 7, along with the devices its mobile operating system will be running on. The devices at the event are expected to only be available to AT&T and T-Mobile customers. One source tells CIO Insight the deices will be available commercially on Nov. 15.

The CIO Insight

Windows Phone 7 has been a long time coming for Microsoft. Its current mobile OS, Windows Mobile, has been having an extremely difficult time keeping up with Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android OS in the commercial marketplace. However, it’s Windows Mobile 6 and 6.5 platform are widely used in enterprise deployments, particularly involving ruggedized handheld such as those made by Motorola Symbol and Intermec. While Microsoft is making a play for the white collar worker with Windows Phone 7, it’s leaving a huge swath of enterprise users and device makers out in the cold. A clear enterprise vision is among the Phone 7 issues that Microsoft will need to address going forward.

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