Samsung KNOX And BlackBerry Get Pentagon Approval

By Robert Vamosi | 5/6/13 10:26 PM

The Pentagon this week has allowed the Department of Defense to start purchasing Samsung KNOX-enabled phones such as the Galaxy S4. It also approved the use of BlackBerry 10. This is part of the US Government's move to start using COTS (consumer off-the-shelf) technology rather than always building its own.

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Blackberry Chief Predicts The Demise Of Tablets

By Robert Vamosi | 5/4/13 3:27 AM

BlackBerry's CEO has predicted the demise of tablets as a market.

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Verizon To Close Its App Store

By Robert Vamosi | 11/8/12 2:58 AM

Verizon Wireless announced on Tuesday plans to close its VCast App Store for Android and Blackberry in January 2013.

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Samsung "SAFE" Enterprise Play

By Robert Vamosi | 6/20/12 6:29 AM

Samsung is hoping to give Blackberry a solid run for its money in terms of enterprise customers with its new Samsung Approved For Enterprise or SAFE designation.

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Samsung leads in Smartphone Growth

By Robert Vamosi | 5/10/11 2:59 AM

According to IDC, in its Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, Samsung shipped 2.4 million units in the first quarter of 2010, and 10.8 million in the first quarter of 2011. That's a 350 percent increase over the previous year.

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The Secure Mobile Payments Gold Rush

By JDavis | 3/25/11 5:21 AM

In the near future, your mobile device will also be an electronic wallet, holding your credit cards, transit cards and other personal information and, perhaps transmitted via Near Field Communications (NFC) wireless technology.

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Blackberry Users Advised to Turn Off Javascript

By JDavis | 3/24/11 6:05 AM

According to Blackberry's manufacturer, Research In Motion (RIM), a vulnerability in the open source WebKit browser engine could make remote code execution possible on some models. If exploited, an attacker would be able to read or write to the built-in media storage section of a BlackBerry or to the media card, but would not gain access to user data that the email, calendar and contact applications stored in the phone. Nonetheless, the manufacturer is recommending that Blackberry users disable Javascript as a precaution.

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Tech Giants Launching Internal Mobile App Stores

By JDavis | 11/16/10 9:50 AM

Smartphones and similar mobile devices--BlackBerrys, iPhones, Android mobiles and now iPads as well--are rapidly gaining acceptance within the enterprise environment. And now, according to a recent BusinessWeek article, tech giants link IBM and Google are responding with their own internal app stores, delivering company-sanctioned apps to their employees' smartphones.

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New Mobile Apps, Coming Soon to a Ford Near You

By JDavis | 10/11/10 10:11 AM

Ford Motor Company has announced the release of a software development kit (SDK) for their AppLink platform, which allows their in-car Sync system to communicate and interact with connected devices. The public availability of the SDK will encourage developers to submit apps to Ford who, according to a recent CNET blog post, are actively seeking apps and have even gone as far as to suggest to developers some of the high hopes they have for AppLink apps. As posted on CNET,

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