Mobility
 
Mobile devices, mobile solutions

BlackBerry posts quarterly profit

The struggling smartphone manufacturer posted a surprise profit on Friday for the second quarter in a row, eking out gains thanks to a massive cost-cutting effort and an adjustment to the value of its investment in a broad patent portfolio.

For its fiscal fourth quarter, which ended February 28, BlackBerry posted earnings excluding certain items of 4 cents a share, compared with Wall Street's forecast of a loss of 4 cents a share. BlackBerry shares rose 3.2 percent to $9.60 in premarket trading Friday.

Microsoft et Fiducial insèrent la tablette Surface dans un pack TPE-PME

Mobilité, cloud (Office 365) et tablette (Surface Pro 3). Tels sont les piliers d’une nouvelle offre packagée par Fiducial Informatique. Microsoft élargit ainsi ses canaux de distribution BtoB.

Workplace-as-a-Service from Sprint

Sprint announced its Workplace-as-a-Service offer. Sprint will design and manage core communication and key productivity tools, including integration and implementation, service level agreements, and a single source for support.

Service options include WAN connectivity, managed Wi-Fi, voice, audio/video conferencing, mobile device management, and more. Workplace-as-a-Service comes with the option to allow each user to keep wireless service with another provider or to move to Sprint wireless service.

Cyanogen raises $80 million with help from Twitter

Cyanogen, the software maker building an Android-based operating system to take on Google, has raised a boatload of cash from some well-known sources.

Microsoft to preinstall more apps on Android with partnerships

Office apps like Microsoft Word will come already downloaded on some Android tablets from Dell, Samsung and other device makers. Microsoft just sharpened its software sword against Google on the search giant's own platform.

IBM teams with BlackBerry and Samsung to offer governments a secure Android tablet

IBM is entering the tablet market -- sort of. The company plans to sell a modified Samsung Android tablet this summer with extra security capabilities, aimed at government users.

Microsoft partners with AT&T, Deutsche Telekom for SMB Office

At Mobile World Congress 2015, Microsoft announced deals with AT&T and Deutsche Telekom to bring a full suite of Office apps to SMBs using iOS and Android, in addition to Windows Phone 10.

Android for work to boost the use of Google mobile operating system in the workplace.

Google has unveiled a new set of applications, online services, and industry partnerships designed to promote the use of its Android mobile operating system in the workplace.

IBM to pump $4 billion into cloud, mobile, and analytics

IBM will dedicate $4 billion in spending this year to the cloud, analytics, and mobile technologies, as it struggles with seismic shifts that are changing the computing landscape it once dominated,

In return, by 2018 IBM expects to reap a combined $40 billion in annual revenue from the areas in which it's investing, which also include social and security, the company said at an annual meeting on Thursday.

Firefox OS comes to Africa with Orange's $40 package deal

The Orange Klif is Firefox OS phone that the French carrier will sell in 13 African and Middle Eastern countries starting in the second quarter of 2015. The price of up to $40 includes six months of voice, text, and data service.

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