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Content tagged with Mobile Devices posted in April 2011
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Can Consumer Tech And Security Co-Exist?
Commentary  |  4/29/2011  | 
It's an incredibly exciting time to be in IT. And that's part of the problem.
12 Hot Mobile Medical Apps
Slideshows  |  4/29/2011  | 
Mobile medicine is everywhere. There's the iPhone app that lets you cut away images of muscle layers to see what lies beneath, an e-health record system for the iPad, and a smartphone-based blood pressure monitor. Here are a dozen innovative ones.
Motorola Ships 250,000 Xooms, Delays LTE Products
Commentary  |  4/29/2011  | 
Motorola Mobility reported a first quarter loss of $81 million on revenue of $3.0 billion, an improvement from a year ago when it lost $212 million.
RIM's Reduced Forecast Darkens Outlook
Commentary  |  4/29/2011  | 
Research In Motion predicted it will sell fewer devices than previously thought because it has failed to update its aging line of high-end BlackBerry smartphones.
Phones Are Getting Thinner, Heavier, Larger
Commentary  |  4/29/2011  | 
For a while, it seemed cellphone makers' goal was to build the smallest usable device, but smartphones with touchscreens have reversed that trend--though thin is still in.
Filemaker Eyes Mobile SMBs With Go Updates
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
iPhone and iPad versions of the popular desktop database software target users frustrated by a lack of mature business apps and those lacking development resources to build applications themselves.
Filemaker Go 1.2 Expands iOS Feature Set
Slideshows  |  4/28/2011  | 
The latest version of Filemaker Go--the database software provider's iOS-based mobile application for business users--adds charts and graphs, digital signature capture, enhanced PDF tools, and wireless printing while allowing users to develop custom applications for the iPhone or iPad without heavy-duty development work.
Appsbar Helps SMBs Build Mobile Apps
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
Businesses can build Apple iOS and Android mobile applications with the free service without needed development expertise.
Google Chrome 11 Kills Bugs, Adds Speech Input
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
The company paid out a record $16,500 in rewards to security researchers who helped to eliminate more than two dozen bugs.
Motorola Xoom To Get Software Update
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
Verizon Wireless has begun revealing details of the first major software update for Android 3.0 Honeycomb running on the Motorola Xoom tablet.
Five Things To Expect From RIM's BlackBerry World
Commentary  |  4/28/2011  | 
New BlackBerrys, a revised BlackBerry OS, and info on the PlayBook's first two weeks of life will highlight Research In Motion's annual developer and partner event in Orlando next week.
RIM Acquires Cloud Calendar Startup Tungle
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
BlackBerry smartphones and PlayBook tablets will get enhanced scheduling and calendar capabilities in the wake of RIM's purchase of Tungle.
Are Cheap Android Phones A Good Deal?
News  |  4/28/2011  | 
The Motorola Citrus or the LG Optimus may appeal to you because of the low price, but there are questions you should ask.
Nokia Drops Symbian, Cuts 7,000 Jobs
News  |  4/27/2011  | 
Accenture to assume maintenance of OS as Finnish phone maker transitions to Windows Phone 7.
Google Sees Smartphones As Advertising Goldmine
Commentary  |  4/27/2011  | 
Smartphones are used by consumers when they are shopping to help make buying decisions, according to a Google survey.
Military Deploys Two Smartphone Apps
News  |  4/27/2011  | 
The Army and DOD are providing mobile device access to information about new munitions and a support network for wounded soldiers, veterans, and their families.
Mobile Video Chatting Needs To Grow Up
Commentary  |  4/27/2011  | 
Apple, Google, Skype, and other tech vendors need to develop a standard or share their technology to ensure interoperability, which is the key to pushing video chatting into the mainstream.
Windows Phone, Blackberry App Development Lags
Commentary  |  4/27/2011  | 
With Android and iOS leading the market in applications, Microsoft and RIM are seeing comparatively tepid interest in third party development for their mobile platforms.
HP Nixes Windows For New Tablets, Phones
News  |  4/26/2011  | 
Tech giant turns to WebOS--and WebOS only--for new consumer and business devices.
Sony Intros Two Android Tablets
Commentary  |  4/26/2011  | 
The S1 and S2, which will run Android 3.0 Honeycomb, are Sony's unconventional and underwhelming entries into the tablet market.
Motorola Xoom Sales Worse Than Thought
Commentary  |  4/26/2011  | 
The Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet may have sold as few as 25,000 units, according to new estimates.
Customer-Centric Development: It's Now Or Never For IT Shops
Commentary  |  4/26/2011  | 
IT leaders must focus on what customers want from mobile apps, or CMOs will just give up on internal IT.
IT Versus User Devices
Commentary  |  4/26/2011  | 
Corporate IT managers often find themselves at odds with employees over allowing access to company data with personal devices. There are ways though to benefit both parties.
Get To Know The New HP
Commentary  |  4/25/2011  | 
Léo Apotheker has Hewlett-Packard positioned right where it needs to be.
White iPhone 4 To Launch April 27
News  |  4/25/2011  | 
Amid reports that iPhone 5 production is delayed until summer, Apple's long-delayed white iPhone 4 is on its way to retail stores.
HTC Flyer Tablet $499 At Best Buy
News  |  4/25/2011  | 
The Android 2.3 Gingerbread tablet with Wi-Fi, not 3G/4G, is available for preorder from the electronics retailer.
iPhone Fends Off Android In Enterprise
News  |  4/24/2011  | 
Android may be the leading smartphone platform, but Apple's iOS is still clinging to a lead in the enterprise, according to Good Technology.
Developer Interest In Android Tablets Stalls
News  |  4/22/2011  | 
Windows Phone 7 and BlackBerry phones both saw a significant drop in interest from application developers.
Army Selects Android For Mobile Battlefield Network
News  |  4/22/2011  | 
The military is developing devices and an application development platform to provide soldiers with communications and custom-built apps during combat.
Apple Music Cloud Takes Shape
News  |  4/22/2011  | 
With Amazon rushing to establish its hosted music storage service, Apple and Google have to hurry to remain relevant.
Verizon LTE Garners 500,000 Customers
News  |  4/22/2011  | 
HTC Thunderbolt phone buyers accounted for more than half of those who signed up for Verizon Wireless' Long Term Evolution 4G service in the first quarter.
PlayBook First Day Sales Pegged At 50,000
News  |  4/22/2011  | 
Research In Motion's new tablet may have beaten Motorola's Xoom Tablet and the Samsung Galaxy Tab in sales on the first day each was available.
Vidyo Takes Video Conferencing Mobile
News  |  4/22/2011  | 
VidyoMobile can connect users of Apple's iPhones, iPads, and iPods, as well as Android-based smartphones and tablets, with desktop PCs and video conferencing rooms.
RIM PlayBook All Hat And No Cowboy
Commentary  |  4/21/2011  | 
BYTE Wireless Radio and teamBYTE dig into the good, bad, and the ugly of RIM's new tablet.
Nokia Gets 'Billions' To Carry Windows Phone 7
News  |  4/21/2011  | 
Microsoft and the Finnish phone maker reveal details of their alliance, including plans for an app store.
Lookout Mobile Security Protects Android Smartphones
Slideshows  |  4/21/2011  | 
For a while now, it seems as if malware that targets smartphones has been more of a theoretical exercise as opposed to a real threat. And mobile security software is one of the last things that many people and businesses think they need. But the recent outbreak of Android-based malware, which has led to reportedly tens of thousands of people becoming infected by malware found in more than fifty apps in the Android Market, could be the first sign of the new age of mobile threats.
Apple Leads Phone Market In Revenue
News  |  4/21/2011  | 
The iPhone generated $12.3 billion in sales, easily beating Nokia's total of $9.6 billion in sales, according to Apple's strong second-quarter earnings report.
AT&T, Verizon Report Strong iPhone Sales
News  |  4/21/2011  | 
Apple's smartphone bolstered sales at AT&T and Verizon Wireless, which both showed strong financial performance in their recent quarterly earnings.
ARM Cortex-A15 Mobile Devices To Ship In 2012
News  |  4/20/2011  | 
Tablets and smartphones with the next generation ARM processors, which run at speeds up to 2.5GHz, are expected to begin shipping late next year.
Readers Urge Patience For RIM BlackBerry PlayBook
Commentary  |  4/20/2011  | 
Despite some harsh criticism for the new tablet, most notably its controversial e-mail scheme, many readers are willing to be patient while Research In Motion irons out the wrinkles.
T-Mobile Launches 4G Android Tablet, Smartphones
Commentary  |  4/20/2011  | 
The LG G-Slate tablet, LG G2x, and Samsung Sidekick 4G can take advantage of T-Mobile's HSPA+ 4G network.
White House Releases Android App
News  |  4/20/2011  | 
The government's iPhone application also adds a feature that alerts users when President Obama is about to speak and then lets them watch it live on the device.
iPhone 5 Expected In September
Commentary  |  4/20/2011  | 
An Apple event in September is the expected launchpad for a new version of the iPhone with a faster processor, which would be a change from its usual upgrade pattern.
RIM BlackBerry PlayBook Teardown
Slideshows  |  4/19/2011  | 
UBM TechInsights takes a look under the hood at yet another tablet. Inside RIM's new BlackBerry tablet is the TI OMAP 4 processor, a six-axis gyro and some other fun hardware goodies.
Review: BlackBerry PlayBook Not Ready For The Enterprise
News  |  4/19/2011  | 
RIM's PlayBook is a beautifully designed piece of technology, but lacks basic features available from every other tablet in the market.
Apple's iOS Tops Android By 59%
News  |  4/19/2011  | 
If you count iPhones, iPods, and iPads, then Apple is still beating Google's mobile operating system in the U.S., according to figures from comScore.
RIM's BlackBerry Bridge To Nowhere
Commentary  |  4/19/2011  | 
The PlayBook tablet, a few weeks late and a few key features short, isn't market-ready.
Apple MacBook Air Laptops Sport Samsung SSDs
News  |  4/19/2011  | 
Solid-state drives with faster read and write speeds have been discovered inside newer models of Apple's thin, lightweight laptop.
U.S. Cellular Adds Android To Prepaid Plan Offerings
Commentary  |  4/18/2011  | 
Often those that elect to go with a prepaid cellular plan have to put up with second-class phones in order to keep costs down -- no longer.
Mobility, ROI Driving IT Hiring At SMBs
News  |  4/18/2011  | 
As smaller employers begin cautiously wading back into the labor pool, they're starting with IT roles that have a clear-cut link to the bottom line, according to IT staffing firm Modis.
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