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Will a New Strategy Save RIM's PlayBook Tablet?

RIM's PlayBook has suffered an enormous write-down and price cuts by retailers, suggesting the company needs to do something radical to its tablet franchise. Read More >

RIM BlackBerry 10 Part of Turnaround Plan as Net Income Dips

RIM saw its quarterly revenue and net income dip, but its co-CEOs insist their BlackBerry franchise will successfully execute a turnaround. Read More >

Samsung Breaks Its Own Record for Global Handset Sales

Samsung's Galaxy S and Galaxy S II Android smartphones helped the company top the 300 million handset unit sales mark, with time still remaining in 2011. Read More >

Ottawa Hospital Manages iPhone, iPad Deployment With Aruba Mobile Platform

The Ottawa Hospital in Ontario is using Aruba's WiFi Mobile Virtual Enterprise architecture to manage thousands of iPhones and iPads. Read More >

Apple Can't Block Samsung Galaxy Distribution in U.S.

Apple failed to convince a California court to block Samsung's Galaxy smartphones and tablets in the United States, although it could still triumph at trial. Read More >

Carrier IQ Creates Privacy Controversy in Smartphone World

Microsoft, Nokia, RIM and other carriers and smartphone manufacturers are either denying or minimizing connections to Carrier IQ and its monitoring software. Read More >

Android, iOS Dominate U.S. Smartphone Market, Nielsen Finds

Google's Android operating system share is 43 percent, while Apple's iOS platform has 28 percent share, totaling 71 percent total market share. Read More >

BlackBerry PlayBook Availability, Pricing Confounds the Market

RIM's BlackBerry PlayBook seems in the middle of a pricing and availability flux, after reports of canceled orders and reported price cuts for RIM employees. Read More >

RIM Extends Support to iPhone, Android With BlackBerry Mobile Fusion

RIM's upcoming BlackBerry Mobile Fusion management platform supports not only BlackBerry but also Apple's iPhone and Google Android. Read More >

Carriers, Manufacturers Called Out for Failing to Update Android Phones

Android smartphones from Samsung, HTC and Motorola dominated a "Dirty Dozen" list of insecure phones because carriers were not pushing out OS updates in a timely manner. Read More >

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 >

IT Management Slideshow: 10 Reasons to Turn Your Back On Windows Phone 7

Remember when making decisions about which enterprise mobility products to choose was easy? You simply looked up the latest RIM offerings, chose your solutions, and you were all set. How times have changed. Now your users are demanding choice, and Apple's iPhone as well as devices running the Google Android OS are multiplying in the workplace. Into the mix comes Microsoft's Windows Phone 7... 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 >

RIM PlayBook Software Update to Launch in February 2012

RIM's PlayBook software will update with a native email app and other features come February 2012, according to the company. 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 >

Nokia Windows Phones Unveiled After Eight-Month Partnership With Microsoft

At Nokia World 2011 in London, Nokia unveiled two new smartphones based on the Microsoft Windows Phone operating system: the Lumia 800 and the Lumia 710. 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 >

Steve Jobs Biography Gives Glimpse Into Apple's Design Process

Apple's Steve Jobs used his intuitive sense to tinker and adjust the Apple product portfolio. Can a post-Jobs Apple evolve past that process? 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 >

Apple's Steve Jobs Talks Microsoft, Google in New Bio

Apple's Steve Jobs spends a chunk of his new biography drawing contrasts between Apple and Microsoft, while opining on Microsoft CEOs Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer. Read More >

IT Management Slideshow: Texting While Driving: We Don't Practice What We Preach

Sure, we all know that today's 24/7 business environment has kept us perpetually tethered to our mobile devices. But the act of texting or phoning while driving is reaching a critical point, according to a survey from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Nearly all survey respondents view these practices as dangerous. Yet, a significant number admit that they engage in such behavior behind... 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 >

IT Management Slideshow: The Legacy of Steve Jobs: 10 Innovation Lessons

In the wake of his death on Oct. 5, 2011, the media were rife with details about his life, his work, and his amazing legacy. Indeed, even before his passing, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs had entered into the pantheon of technology legends whose work will influence generations to come. Enterprise CIOs know only too well how Jobs' innovations at Apple have permanently altered the enterprise... 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 >

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