Is it a smartphone or tablet? Samsung led the trend early -- but Apple and Microsoft want in now.
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Microsoft's hardware partners have pretty much abandoned the Windows RT mobile OS, leaving Redmond's own Surface RT as the lone RT-based slate in town. Microsoft isn't giving up on RT, however, and may even be planning a phablet that runs RT rather than Windows Phone, some industry watchers believe. But it's unclear how Microsoft's merger with Nokia may impact its Windows Phone/RT phablet plans, particularly when rumored devices like the Lumia 2520 and Surface Mini are expected to have capabilities similar to Microsoft's own Surface 2 tablet. A successful phablet could help Microsoft become a player in the mobile market, as the company badly needs a shot in the ARM (pun intended).
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.
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?