Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, 2012
At Mobile World Congress, the year's premiere mobile event, vendors including LG, Sony, and HTC will vie to steal the smartphone spotlight. Among this year's highlights, we expect to see include smartphones with four cores, high-definition displays, 8- and 12-megapixel cameras, LTE 4G, the newest Android operating system, the newest Windows Phone operating system, and screens that range beyond five inches. New tablets should also make a splash; we're on the lookout for new gear from Huawei, Asus, and others. Best of all, Mobile World Congress always has some unexpected surprises for gadget fans. Stay tuned to our special report page for the latest news, analysis, commentary, and video from our team that's live at the conference all week.
Ultrabooks Game Just Changed
June 03, 2013
Debuting at Computex this week, ultrabooks with instant-on capability and all-day battery life will be more competitive with smartphones and tablets.
Florida's Texting-While-Driving Ban Has No Teeth
May 28, 2013
New law, intended to reduce distracted driving, doesn't go nearly far enough.
The End Of BYOD As We Know It?
March 21, 2013
Will IT need to limit which devices can connect to the corporate network? It feels like we're heading for separate Internets, aligned with mobile OSes and their respective clouds.
For HTC, The One Can't Come Soon Enough
March 07, 2013
HTC saw another precipitous revenue decline in February, putting even more pressure on the One smartphone's success.
Google Not Impressed With Motorola Smartphone Pipeline
March 01, 2013
Google exec says inherited Motorola product pipeline doesn't deliver the "wow."
What Won't Kill BlackBerry? Instagram Flap
February 25, 2013
Apps are essential for smartphone and tablet ecosystems -- but lack of a single app won't make or break any platform.
Samsung Looking To Elbow Past BlackBerry In The Enterprise
February 22, 2013
Samsung needs to overcome questions about Android security as it tries to steal business and government customers from BlackBerry and Apple.
BlackBerry Z10: 5 Best Features
February 08, 2013
After spending more than a week with the BlackBerry Z10 and the BlackBerry 10 OS, I have some opinions on what BlackBerry got right.
BlackBerry, Samsung Super Bowl Ads: Only Semi-Successful
February 04, 2013
BlackBerry and Samsung both took humorous turns with their Super Bowl commercials, with mixed results.
BlackBerry's New Enterprise Candy Won't Tempt CIOs
January 31, 2013
The company formerly known as RIM can't just copy the same things Apple and Google did to steal the top spot.
BlackBerry 10: Not All The Right Moves
January 31, 2013
BlackBerry got many elements of its pivotal new smartphone platform right, but not all of them. Let's break down the good and bad.
RIM BES 10: Too Little, Too Late
January 28, 2013
What does BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 really bring to the table in terms of new enterprise management, security and true enterprise mobility?
Apple Needs More Than One iPhone To Compete
January 15, 2013
Apple needs to do better than one iPhone a year if it wants to maintain its position in the smartphone market.
Apple Tests iPhone 6? Not A Shocker
January 02, 2013
Server logs show that Apple is already working on the next-generation of its iPhone and iOS platform. Um, no kidding.
Mobile's Biggest Losers In 2012
December 28, 2012
The last twelve months have been turbulent for smartphone makers and wireless network providers. Here's who took it on the chin hardest.
HTC Butterfly S Boasts Big Screen, Big Battery
June 19, 2013
Butterfly S smartphone steals features from the popular HTC One.
HTC One Gains Share, Smaller Version Coming
June 18, 2013
HTC sits in third place behind Apple and Samsung. Meanwhile, the company is developing a smaller version of the One, called the One Mini.
LG Racks Up 1M Optimus G Pro Sales
June 18, 2013
LG's phablet device is popular in its home market of Korea. Elsewhere? That's another story.
BlackBerry's Turnaround Hinges On Q10
June 17, 2013
Strong early sales of the keyboard-packing Q10 give BlackBerry's resurrection a chance.
Android 5.0: What To Expect
June 17, 2013
Next version of Google's smartphone and tablet OS debuts this fall, along with new Nexus-branded smartphones.
Microsoft Office Comes To iPhone: 1 Hitch
June 14, 2013
Apple iPhone owners can now create and edit Microsoft Office documents, as long as they subscribe to Office 365.
AT&T Adds LTE-Equipped Galaxy Note 8.0
June 13, 2013
Samsung said that AT&T will soon offer an LTE-equipped version of its Galaxy Note 8.0 tablet. Also, sales of the Galaxy S4 are just fine, thank you.
What do you think?
|Will 4G have the same issues (dropped calls, low capacity) that 3G has had?|
Strategy: The UC Identity Crisis
Unified communications today encompasses so much more than it did even a year or two ago. For IT teams with splintered strategies, the challenge is to align a UC project with what vendors are offering, what the business needs and what's realistic given budgetary constraints. Get past semantics and start focusing on how we get collaboration technology--whatever you want to call it--into your users' hands.
Research: State of Unified Communications 2012
The good news: The percentage of users who've deployed and are using UC jumped six points, to 36%, since our 2010 survey, and the number of 'fence sitters' is down, too. The not-so-good news: For 65% of those who have deployed or plan to do so, UC currently reaches 50% or less of the employee base. What's the holdup?
Best Practices: Reliable UC
If your UC infrastructure is erratic or the communications quality poor, you're sunk, because end users today don't have the patience to give IT three or four chances to get it right. And that just adds up to wasted money. In this InformationWeek Best Practices report, we describe strategies to ensure quality communications between end users, whether they're on the LAN, WAN or a mobile device.
Desktop Videoconferencing: Ready for Its Close-Up
The advent of Scalable Video Coding (SVC), which enables the use of the Internet for high-quality desktop videoconferencing, means enterprises can deploy videoconferencing to a majority of workers. Companies that value face-to-face communications can make it happen without breaking the bank.
UC in the Cloud: Does It Make Sense for You?
Cloud-based unified communications presents challenges not found with other online services, including the need for premises infrastructure and a LAN that's ready for voice and video. We identify and explain those challenges to help you make the best decision about your UC deployment.