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  • Delivering cloud-based mobile apps to the enterprise

    Before cloud-based mobile apps take over your enterprise, consider the security, governance, MDM and application management issues of mobile cloud computing.

  • BlackBerry application development: Determining the best approach

    This chapter from the book, BlackBerry Development Fundamentals covers the capabilities of the BlackBerry application platform and delves into application development in detail.

  • RIM opens up BlackBerry App World

    After months of anticipation, RIM has opened up its own mobile application storefront, BlackBerry App World. Users in the U.S., U.K. and Canada will have immediate access to the store and almost 1,000 applications from partners like Bloomberg and the New York Times to MTV and popular music-streaming service Pandora.

  • BlackBerry beats iPhone in Q4 sales

    U.S. sales of Apple's iPhone, which rose dramatically in the third quarter of this year, dropped significantly in the fourth quarter. At the same time, sales of BlackBerrys increased to the point where RIM has more than double Apple share of the market.

  • BlackBerry

    The BlackBerry is a handheld device made by RIM (Research In Motion) that is widely used in the enterprise for its wireless email handling capability. (Continued...)

  • Comparing the latest BlackBerrys

    Brighthand's BlackBerry expert, Shaun Mahal, brings us a comparison of two recent Blackberry models, the Bold vs. the Storm.

  • BlackBerry Storm: Technical problems have hurt sales

    The BlackBerry Storm was one the most highly-anticipated smartphones to debut last fall. But initial problems with this device have slowed sales.

  • Will President-Elect Obama give up his BlackBerry?

    CNN is reporting that President Elect Barack Obama is having a tough time parting with his BlackBerry, despite apparently strict White House IT policies against his using the device. Read more in Michael Morisy's latest blog entry.

  • RIM makes hostile takeover bid for encryption vendor Certicom

    BlackBerry maker RIM is looking to gain more control over the security components of its platform by launching a hostile takeover of Certicom, a vendor of encryption technology for the BlackBerry and many other mobile platforms.

  • BlackBerry Storm: A potential iPhone killer in the enterprise

    With the BlackBerry Storm, RIM is offering enterprises an alternative to the iPhone. It features the touch-screen technology favored by consumers, but it has the highly praised security and reliable wireless email capabilities of the BlackBerry platform.

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  • Delivering cloud-based mobile apps to the enterprise

    Before cloud-based mobile apps take over your enterprise, consider the security, governance, MDM and application management issues of mobile cloud computing.

  • Enterprise iPhone adoption: Easing the iPhone into the enterprise

    Enterprise iPhone adoption is a challenge for many organizations. Mobile managers and networking pros must manage iPhone support costs and risk exposure while working around hardware and OS limitations and finding ways to integrate the iPhone into the enterprise. In this tip, Lisa Phifer looks at the challenges and possible strategies for enterprise iPhone adoption.

  • Untethering the smartphone with an enterprise application store

    Handset vendors, such as BlackBerry and Apple, have simplified installation of smartphone applications. The irony: Although smartphones are the most connected enterprise devices, many operating systems and applications still require the smartphone to be tethered (synced) to a PC at some point in its lifecycle.

    With tethering comes a host of potential problems, including malware, device cloning and data leakage. However, many such issues can be eliminated by removing the PC from the equation.

    In the consumer market, this situation is improving. For example, Android handsets connect to cloud-based services, and iPhone's MobileME is a consumer cloud for email and device backup, but these consumer clouds are not suited to the enterprise. In this Q&A, chatted with David Goldschlag, EVP of operations and chief technology officer at Trust Digital, about why the enterprise needs its own application store to manage smartphones and the applications on them.

  • Sybase offers enterprise-ready iPhone solution on the App Store

    Sybase yesterday announced a new version of iAnywhere Mobile Office with expanded iPhone support and availability on the iPhone App Store. Sybase's approach for enhanced security and usability make it the first in the middleware space to encrypt all data contained within an email and PIM application on an iPhone without compromising user's personal information. The latest version is intended to strengthen iPhone adoption within enterprises by providing Lotus Domino and Microsoft Exchange email and PIM data to iPhone users.

  • As iPhone passes BlackBerry market share, RIM prepares to counterpunch

    While Apple's iPhone takes second place in the struggle for smartphone dominance, RIM hopes its expanded line of BlackBerrys can help it overtake the surging newcomer.

  • University deploys iPhones to freshmen in mobile learning experiment

    This fall, Abilene Christian University will give every incoming freshman student an iPhone or iPod Touch as part of a mobile learning experiment.

    "We started thinking about this 10 years ago," said Kevin Roberts, CIO of the Abilene, Texas-based school. "It's been this long-standing idea on campus, this idea of mobility. We looked at things like one-to-one laptop programs several years ago, but for a number of reasons – battery life, the size of the device, the expense – we decided against it. We looked at Treos and other phones, but none of the devices were quite there." Then the iPhone came along. Roberts said the tipping point for him was the iPhone's fully functional Web browser, which could allow students to have "the Internet in your pocket."

  • Contrasting iPhone vs. Android

    Apple's iPhone OS and Google's Android OS have a number of similarities -- so what are the differences? Learn more about the differences as well as the advantages and disadvantages of each smartphone operating system.

  • Apple to sell 45 million iPhones within a year, say analysts

    Recent research on Apple's iPhone is expected to sell at least over 30 million devices during the next year.

  • Smartphone user review: Apple iPhone 3G

    After much anticipation, Apple released its updated iPhone on Friday, offering a device that operates on a 3G network.

  • iPhone Help: Troubleshooting the top five enterprise problems

    When enterprise users need help with their iPhones, IT is charged with troubleshooting their shiny toys. Here's how.

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  • Android OS

    Android OS is a Linux-based open source platform for mobile cellular handsets developed by Google and the Open Handset Alliance. (Continued....)

  • What is Android?

    Chapter 1 of Android: A Programmer's Guide, discusses the basics of the platform, what Google wants to accomplish, and a developer's initial steps to begin the design process.

  • Google Android demonstrated at Google I/O conference

    Google's Android was demonstrated recently at the Google I/O conference.

  • Android development tools to be improved

    Android's development tools will be improved due to complaints and requests from the developers who are working on Google's mobile operating system.

  • Android mobile devices make unofficial appearance

    Mobile devices capable of running Google's Android platform have begun to appear unofficially.

  • Verizon Wireless to back Android OS

    Verizon Wireless, the U.S.'s second largest wireless carrier, recently announced its decision to back Google's Android mobile operating system by carrying devices that will use the open source OS.

  • Mobile Linux apps forum works for cross compatibility

    The mobile Linux forum, Linux Phone Standards (LiPS), recently announced a new standard for cross compatibility to Linux-based phones.

  • Why Google's Android OS matters

    For many, Google's Android's significance is to be an open platform that third-party developers can write mobile applications for and it will also increase the pace of development.

  • Wireless Hacks, 2nd Edition: Hack 1 -- Set up Bluetooth on Linux

    Linux kernels from 2.6 onward have easy-to-use tools for Bluetooth. Hack 1 from "Wireless Hacks, 2nd Edition" shows you how to set up BlueZ stack, the officially supported way to use Bluetooth in Linux.

  • Will Linux be on your next mobile device?

    The Open Source Development Labs (OSDL) sets its sight on bringing Linux to mobile phones. The new Mobile Linux Initiative is intended to improve Linux for mobile devices and spur development of mobile applications.

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  • Symbian, S60, UIQ to be updated

    Purchasing full control of Symbian, Nokia announced that it will donate the OS to the newly created Symbian Foundation while Sony Ecrisson and Motorola do the same with its UIQ user interface.

  • Nokia picks Symantec for its smartphone security

    Nokia Inc. signed an agreement to include Symantec Corp.'s mobile security software in its Series 60 advanced cellular phone. Phones that run the Symbian operating system will come preload with the Symantec anti-virus software.