Mobile Mobile Devices Category


Texting Too Much?

Nearly three quarters of adult cell phone users are now sending and receiving text messages. Not everyone is happy about this. Read More >

Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: Mobile Devices: Enterprise Friend or Foe?

Smartphones and other mobile devices are proliferating at a remarkable rate, raising a host of challenges that CIOs haven't had to handle with other computing platforms. A commissioned technology adoption profile conducted by Boston-based research firm Forrester on behalf... Read More >

$99 BlackBerry Torch

Amazon is offering the new touchscreen BlackBerry Torch 9800 for $99 with a two-year AT&T contract. This is a 50 percent price cut from the smartphone's $199 debut less than a week ago. Read More >

Droid Outsells iPhone: Why CIOs Should Care

Gartner reports that worldwide sales of smartphones with the Android OS surpassed those of iPhones in 2Q 2010. Android also jolted RIM's BlackBerry OS from its longstanding No. 1 position in the U.S. See why this matters to your enterprise. Read More >

BlackBerry Torch Offers New Tools for IT

Even though BlackBerry devices remain the darlings of enterprise mobility in North America, contenders such as iPhone and Droid have been making steady inroads, driven largely by worker demand to connect their personal devices to corporate email and business applications. With the introduction of the BlackBerry Torch 9800 and its new BlackBerry OS6, Research In Motion (RIM) made clear that it... Read More >

Mobile Device Battles Heat Up

RIM debuts BlackBerry Torch, Apple attacks Motorola's Droid, and Microsoft is coming out punching with a lineup of tablet computers ready to hit store shelves later this year. Find out what all this mobile action will mean for the CIO and your IT departments. Read More >

Workplace Slideshow: Where Have You Used Your Smartphone Today?

CIOs and other managers may be forcing their employees to push the pedal a bit too hard when it comes to being tethered to work 24/7. Because of the economy, many workers feel that they cannot disconnect - ever - from their smart phones and/or mobile devices, according to a revealing survey from Careerbuilder. These professionals answer calls or check in with the office while attending church... Read More >

Nokia Siemens to Acquire Motorola Network Biz: Benefits Revealed

Any CIO considering a wireless network deployment or upgrade to 802.11n Wi-Fi will have a wider array of offerings from which to choose once Nokia Siemens completes its acquisition of Motorola's wireless network equipment business. Read More >

NTP Files E-Mail Patent Lawsuits Against Some of the Industry's Biggest Players

Apple, HTC, LG Electronics, Microsoft and Motorola are the latest industry leaders to be named in a lawsuit that claims the companies infringed on eight patents related to "the delivery of electronic mail over wireless communications systems." Read More >

Presidential Initiative Would Double Broadband Spectrum

President Obama signed an initiative to nearly double the amount of available commercial and federal broadband spectrum for mobile devices, the White House reported. Read More >

Lotus Notes Traveler Beta for Android Released

IBM June 17 released the beta version of its Lotus Notes Traveler for Android software, a free collaboration application for Lotus Notes customers who use a smartphone running Android 2.0 or later operating system. Read More >

10 Things You Should Know Before Buying iPhone 4

With Apple's iPhone 4 just a few weeks away, it's time for consumers and enterprise customers to decide if the device is worth buying. Making that decision is getting more difficult. Years ago, the iPhone was the only "next-gen" smartphone on the market. Read More >

Digital Magazine Viewer Unveiled by Adobe

Adobe on June 1 revealed an application for viewing digital magazines, seemingly the next stage in a multicompany battle over the ebooks and digital media market. In a bit of competitive irony, the technology was used to build Wired magazine's June iPad edition - despite Apple's refusal to support Adobe's Flash, which is used to display many popular Websites' rich content but which Apple CEO... Read More >

Trends Slideshow: The Connected States of America

Americans are more connected than ever to the Web, social networks, mobile phones, etc. But survey numbers from a new Arbitron/Edison Research report show just how massive the popularity of these tech tools has become. What are the implications for your business? Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: Top Reasons for Using Apple's iPad

Some have predicted that Apple's iPad will revolutionize the way we work, much like other mobile devices have. Commissioned by Sybase, Zogby International conducted a survey of almost 2,500 U.S. consumers about their motivations for using a tablet like the iPad. The good news for CIOs and business leaders: the majority cited doing business as their main reason for using an iPad, but other... Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: Eight Technology Letdowns

Technology is subject to grandiose expectations, and often it fails to live up to the hype. We've made huge gains in information management, communications, and getting sports scores on our mobile devices, but the promises unmet leave us wanting more. Read More >

Books Slideshow: Seven Primers on Persuasion

A reading list that will help you get your point across. By Ericka Chickowski Read More >

Mobile & Wireless Slideshow: 9 Tips for Outsourcing Mobile Operations

With IT resources stretched thin, enterprises are finding that outsourcing various aspects of mobile deployments can make sense. Yet CIOs are discovering that deploying and managing thousands of mobile devices can be a daunting task. These tips for mobility strategy come from Enterprise Mobile CEO Mort Rosenthal. Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: Top IT Spending Priorities for 2009, Part 4

Money is tight, but CIOs are planning to spend on dozens of technologies. To determine which technologies will get the most budget dollars, we created the CIO Insight Growth Score, which calculates 2009 budget growth scaled to the percentage of companies that spent in 2008, plus the change from 2008 spending. See the rest of the spending survey: Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: 10 Must-Listen Podcasts for CIOs

Even when you're traveling, useful information is as close as your iPod or laptop. Here's a selection of podcasts to keep you in the know while you're on the go. Read More >

Unifying Enterprise Mobility

CIOs face a difficult task in pulling together disparate mobile programs and devices. Here’s how they can get it done. Read More >

Apple CEO Steve Jobs Addresses Health Rumors

Apple CEO Steve Jobs says his weight loss was caused by a hormonal imbalance, not something more dire, as was feared by many. Read More >

Palm Announces Job Cuts Due to Competition

Palm did not say how many jobs would be cut in the wake of market share losses to Apple, Research in Motion. Read More >

Adobe, ARM Team Up on Mobile Web Browsing

Adobe and ARM are collaborating to bring Web services to popular cell- and smartphones. Read More >

Taliban Shuts Mobile Networks in Afghan Province

Insurgent group ordered shutdown amid worries that signals help track their fighters. Read More >

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