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Apple Gets Serious About MDM

The maker of iPhones and iPads touts its new device management options for businesses ahead of a new iOS 7 update.

RIM Earnings Tumble, CTO, COO and Balsillie Fall Too

Another terrible quarter for the Blackberry as new CEO pin the company's future on the enterprise and not consumers.

RIM Calls Up New CEO

Founders and co-CEOs Lazaridis and Balsillie have stepped aside to give Thorsten Heins the reins of Research In Motion.

Gadgets on a Plane Pose Some Risk, Report Says

Can't put down that Kindle ebook during takeoff? Here's why you should.

HP Gets Into Mobile App Development

New services debut from HP to help enterprise make the jump to mobile apps

BlackBerrys Get Back to Work After Outage -- Slowly

While Research in Motion says it’s fixed the kinks in its BlackBerry service, users may still have to wait a little while for their service to return to normal.

Windows Phone 'Mango' Launch Edges Closer

On the heels of a new iPhone launch, a top Microsoft exec is talking up Windows Phone 7.5, which is nearing its own commercial launch.

Corporate 'App Stores' Gain Converts

Canalys predicts that 'enterprise app stores will redefine channel IT business over the next three years.'

No iPhone 5 This Time, but Meet the New iPhone 4S

Get ready for more iPhone 5 rumors in the future, because what Apple introduced today is called the iPhone 4S.

Samsung Antes Up for Android Patents

Microsoft and Samsung have signed a patent deal to keep one of the U.S.'s biggest smartphone makers from Android patent suits.

RIM Earnings Slide, What's the Playbook Call for Now?

Blackberry maker's revenues and net income decline, as it plans for the future with patents and the PlayBook 2.0.

Google Acquiring Motorola Mobility for $12.5 Billion

Google enters the hardware business in a bid to expand Android

Will 'Mango' Go Out to Windows Phone Owners in September?

As the launch of the first major update to Windows Phone approaches, rumors fly as to when current users can update their phones.

Is a Shakeout Due for Smartphone OS Vendors?

A new report says that the move from feature phones to smartphones is about to trigger a major shift in who will lead the market a year or two down the road.

Will Google and Microsoft Go To Court Over Android? Teaser: The dust up over patent rights and Google's Android mobile operating system ratcheted up another notch this week as Microsoft swung back a

The dust-up over patent rights and Google's Android mobile operating system ratcheted up another notch this week as Microsoft swung back at a provocative blog post from the search giant.

Will Nokia Show Its First Windows Phone in Mid-August?

A party that Microsoft and Nokia have planned in Germany later this month might be the place to see the first Windows Phone Nokia handset but the companies seem to be setting limited expectations.

Sales of Phones Up Again as Feature Phones Decline

Apple gains from customers' shift away from feature phones and the trend towards smartphones.

Microsoft 'Refreshes' Dev Tools for Windows Phone 'Mango'

Microsoft ships refreshed developer tools for writing Windows Phone ‘Mango’ apps.

Microsoft Releases Windows Phone 'Mango' to Manufacturing

Microsoft appears to be right on schedule with the "Mango" update to Windows Phone 7.

Why You Need a Tablet PC

OK, you want a tablet PC, but do you really need one? We'll walk you through that decision process and help you decide what to buy.

Microsoft Says Tablets Part of the 'Ecosystem' Not a Different Beast

The president of Microsoft’s phone business explains why the company is focusing on Windows 8 for tablets instead of using Windows Phone.

Microsoft Collects Android Royalties from OEMs

Microsoft has been arguing that Android isn't 'free,' and as more Android OEMs sign on the dotted line to pay patent royalties, it's apparent it's convincing some makers that it's right.

Nortel Patents sold for $4.5 Billion

Google loses out as Apple, EMC, Ericsson, Microsoft, Research In Motion and Sony win patent auction.

Microsoft to Get Royalties From Another Android Device

Microsoft announces that another Android operating system vendor has agreed to pay it for use of patented technologies incorporated into the open source mobile OS.

The Best iPad 2 Cases and Bags for Enterprise Users

Six iPad 2 cases and bags to protect and serve your tablet -- from aircraft-grade aluminum to rotating stands, the best iPad 2 cases offer sleek design and functionality.

RIM Revenues Up, But Not Enough for the Street

Product delays and economic slowdown cuts BlackBerry maker's stock price.

Windows Phone to Beat Apple iOS in 2015

Lower prices for smartphones and data plans will help drive the growing rush for users to move off of feature phones.

iOS 5 Improves Browsing, Notifications and Updates

Apple is addressing a host of long-standing concerns while baking in new features such as integrated Twitter support.

Nokia to Ship New Windows Phones Every 2-3 Months

Once the Nokia juggernaut begins to roll with its first Windows Phones, look out below, because the Finnish phone manufacturer plans to roll out new devices every two or three months.

Apple iOS Gets New Opera Browser

Safari isn't the only browser for iPhone AND iPad users, Opera is now out with Opera 6 . What makes it any different than Safari?

Microsoft Shows New 'Mango' Features

In classic Microsoft manner, the software giant held a gala to demo new features coming in the first major WP7 update, and promised to hold more events in the future.

'Mango' to Add 500 New Features

Microsoft plans to announce new features coming to Windows Phone 7's first major update Tuesday at a gala in New York.

Android Leads the Smartphone Pack

A new Gartner study reports rapid growth in smartphone use but so far Microsoft is not the recipient of mobile love.

Is the iPad 2 a Business Breakthrough?

The iPad 2 is a solid, if incremental, step forward, but don't expect a game- changer for mobile professionals

Microsoft Makes Windows Phone 7 Business Case

With its upcoming Windows Phone release -- codenamed Mango -- Microsoft attempts to show it's not neglecting business users with WP7.

Google Rolls Out Its 'Chromebook' Netbook

Customers impatient to get their hands on Google's Chromebook portables have only one more month to wait.

Top iPad Travel Apps and Accessories

Is the iPad the ideal travel computer? Maybe if you accessorize it and invest in a few road-worthy apps.

Smartphone Sales Taking Off

According to IDC, the rankings of smartphone vendors held steady, despite almost doubling of sales in the first quarter.

Windows Phone Users Hung by Update Hack

Users of an 'unofficial' updater for Windows Phone 7 have gotten themselves in a jam that may prevent them from ever updating their phones again.

iPhone-to-Windows-Phone 'Translation Dictionary' Out

Comparing it to a French-to-English dictionary, Microsoft releases the first draft of programmer's iOS-to-Windows-Phone dictionary.

10 Tips to Tighten Smartphone Security

You don’t need an IT staff or complex implementation to enjoy basic, common-sense data protection on your smartphone. Follow these 10 DIY tips for better smartphone security.

Gartner Predicts WP7 Will be No. 2 in 2015

In a new report on mobile phone operating systems, analysts firm Gartner sees Windows Phone as a strong second place in 2015. It's a déjà vu moment.

Does Microsoft Have a Chance With Windows Phone?

A new analyst report predicts that, while Android appears to be destined to lead the smartphone OS pack, it may be a surprise who the firm has pegged for second place.

Microsoft Rolls Out First WP7 Update

Owners of Windows Phone 7 handsets will start receiving an update, beginning this week, that adds copy and paste functionality to Microsoft's phones.

HTC Thunderbolt 4G Debuts on Verizon, Will Customers 'Get' It?

Verizon's first LTE handset comes out today on the heels of several impressive 4G smartphones on other carriers -- but do consumers know what 4G is?

RIM and Microsoft Partner Up to Bring Cloud Services to BlackBerrys, PlayBook

The two tech titans' joint venture will allow Office 365 cloud functionality to be ported on to RIM's mobile devices.

RIM Recommends Users Disable JavaScript to Protect BlackBerry OS 6 Handsets

After it was revealed that a mobile security vulnerability exists in the browsers of BlackBerry's running 6.0, RIM issues a security advisory.

Honeycomb 'Unstable, Poorly Designed' Says Analyst

Android 3.0, as tested on the Motorola Xoom, has a confusing UI and suffers from quality issues, says an analyst in a research note to clients.

Bogus Android Security Patch Discovered by Symantec

The security stalwart reports today that a fake Android security patch contains 'suspicious code.'

Apple Drops iOS 4.3 Ahead of Schedule

Faster Safari browsing, GSM hotspot functionality and improved video streaming come to Apple's mobile devices with update to iOS.

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