Is it a smartphone or tablet? Samsung led the trend early -- but Apple and Microsoft want in now.
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The Ascend Mate has a gargantuan 6.1-inch display, Android 4.1 (meh) and a "Magic Touch" feature that lets a user operate the touchscreen even while wearing thick gloves, Huawei claims. Its phablet's best feature is arguably its 4050-mAh battery and power-saving software, which should deliver more than a day's use under normal conditions. The cons: The 1280 x 720-pixel (241 ppi) screen, while decent, isn't best in class; nor is the phone's 1.5-GHz quad-core processor. Not surprisingly, the rumor mill is rife with reports that the Ascend Mate 2 is in the works and should arrive soon.
Building A Mobile Business MindsetAmong 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps – and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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