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  • BlackBerry Status Quo Makes Sense for Business

    Posted July 15, 2010 - 4:56 pm

    Research In Motion (RIM)--maker of the semi-ubiquitous BlackBerry smartphone--revealed a slick, iPhone-esque preview of the upcoming BlackBerry 6 (BB6) platform yesterday. While RIM owes it to its loyal customers to keep up with the competition in terms of innovative features, the reality is that BlackBerry is so entrenched in the enterprise that switching platforms would not be a good business decision in most cases.
  • Customers line up early to buy the Droid X

    Posted July 15, 2010 - 4:49 pm

    Droid X, which may be the toughest smartphone yet to effectively challenge the iPhone, went on sale at 12:01 a.m. today, starting with customers lined up outside a Columbia, Md., Verizon Wireless store.
  • Apple releases iOS 4.1 beta to developers

    Posted July 15, 2010 - 9:20 am

    An update to Apple's iOS mobile operating system has been released as a beta to registered developers, according to a tweet by Apple evangelist Michael Jurewitz.
  • Eight Signs You're an Apple Addict

    Posted July 15, 2010 - 8:00 am

    You might be an Apple addict if...
  • Microsoft exec mocks iPhone 4, dubs it Apple's Vista

    Posted July 14, 2010 - 4:14 pm

    Kevin Turner, Microsoft's chief operating officer, today compared Apple's iPhone 4 to his own company's problem-plagued Vista operating system.
  • Business intelligence goes mobile

    Posted July 14, 2010 - 3:58 pm

    Even before his company had finished developing its first mobile business intelligence application, Manoj Prasad was deep into planning the next one.
  • Sprint puts off WiMax data cap

    Posted July 14, 2010 - 3:46 pm

    Sprint Nextel saw subscriber behavior change after it introduced a 5GB monthly cap on its 3G data plans, and that's part of the reason the carrier is wary about capping data consumption on its 4G WiMax service, a company executive said Tuesday at the MobileBeat conference in San Francisco.
  • Mobile BI can be quick and easy

    Posted July 14, 2010 - 3:44 pm

    Mobile BI sounds complicated, but it doesn't have to be. Here's the story of a nonprofit organization that went mobile with very little labor.
  • Wireless helps dairy with milk, ice cream deliveries

    Posted July 14, 2010 - 12:31 pm

    A California dairy has begun a rollout of more than 200 of Motorola's MC 9500 rugged handhelds to delivery drivers.
  • Can Sprint afford a WiMAX flop?

    Posted July 14, 2010 - 12:15 pm

    For a carrier that is just starting to recover from massive losses to both its subscriber base and its profitability, the thought of failing to capture the early 4G market is none too pleasant.
  • 10 Must-Have Android Apps for Business

    Posted July 14, 2010 - 8:00 am

    Whether you're running the next great business pitch from your phone or you just need to jot down ideas and edit documents on the go, we have you covered.
  • Workers strike again at Nokia's India factory

    Posted July 14, 2010 - 4:00 am

    Workers at Nokia's Chennai factory in south India went on strike on Tuesday, demanding higher wages.
  • Developers tepid on Windows Phone 7 mobile app beta kit

    Posted July 13, 2010 - 9:59 pm

    Microsoft suffers from being a latecomer in the smartphone space as developers are not sold on the Windows Phone 7 platform
  • Mobile Facebook users hit 150 million

    Posted July 13, 2010 - 9:15 pm

    Facebook has about 150 million mobile users, up from just 100 million in April, and is counting on cell phones as the key platform for the future, according to the social-networking giant's head of mobile products, Eric Tseng.
  • IT investment proves a help to struggling Station Casinos

    Posted July 13, 2010 - 3:30 pm

    Officials at Station Casinos say recent multimillion-dollar IT investments are easing its struggle to reorganize and emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.
  • Apple policy would kick AdMob off iAds, Hamoui says

    Posted July 13, 2010 - 2:31 pm

    Google's AdMob business could not deliver advertising through iAd if Apple began enforcing a policy that restricts the involvement of companies that have their own mobile operating systems, said Omar Hamoui, vice president of mobile ads at Google.
  • Consumer Reports Weighs in on the iPhone 4 Antenna issue

    Posted July 13, 2010 - 8:00 am

    So now we have Consumer Reports adding to the overall data on the iPhone 4 "Antenna Grip Bug" dustup. That's good and bad, and gives me an excuse to riff on some things a bit.
  • Open mobile still on the way, AT&T's Donovan said

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 4:00 pm

    The ideal mobile ecosystem is still one that's partly closed, such as the iPhone App Store, but the trend is toward greater openness, AT&T Chief Technology Officer John Donovan said Monday.
  • Nokia boosts Java development for Symbian 3 phones

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 3:18 pm

    Developers gain open source runtime under terms of Symbian Foundation's Eclipse Public License
  • IBM:Tiered mobile data pricing here to stay

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 1:59 pm

    Consumers may hate the tiered pricing models that AT&T rolled out last month, but they're also likely the future of mobile data consumption according to analysis by IBM.
  • SAP: We will push all useful data to mobile devices

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 1:56 pm

    SAP has vowed to make all data from its systems that would be useful on the move available on mobile devices.
  • BlackBerry Desktop Support for Outlook 2010 Coming in August

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 12:54 pm

    BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion's (RIM) BlackBerry Desktop Manager software doesn't currently support Microsoft Outlook 2010, which means many corporate smartphone users are unable to sync e-mail, calendar, contacts, tasks, etc. between Outlook 2010 and their BlackBerrys via the application.
  • Banks must improve mobile banking procedures: report

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 12:49 pm

    A new report warns banks offering mobile banking to ensure security is up to scratch to prevent the spread of viruses and malware.
  • BlackBerry Protect Brings Enterprise Security to Consumers

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 12:46 pm

    BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) today took the wraps off its latest offering for consumers, BlackBerry Protect, a free service meant to help non-corporate BlackBerry users secure and manage their smartphones.
  • AT&T offers businesses a smartphone credit-card payment service

    Posted July 12, 2010 - 12:07 pm

    AT&T announced a service for small and medium-size businesses that want to use smartphones to accept credit and debit card transactions from customers. The service is based on technology from payment device manufacturer Apriva of Scottsdale, Ariz.

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