Mobility
 
Mobile devices, mobile solutions

Orange offers 'smart app' dev tool and global M2M location service

Network operator Orange wants to help businesses deliver relevant information to their customers, and keep track of things and people, with three new services that take advantage of its mobile networks.

ShoreTel Mobility 8 delivers mobile video collaboration

ShoreTel has launched a major update to ShoreTel Mobility with version 8, offering mobile-enabled video conferencing. ShoreTel Mobility 8 is integrated with the ShoreTel Communicator desktop call-control suite, and the new software enhancements have added a virtualized ShoreTel Mobility Router.

With Passport phone, BlackBerry says it's hip to be square

The struggling smartphone maker offers up its reasons for providing a square-screened phone in a rectangular world.

US: Mobile app usage hits 51% of all time spent on digital media

Here's a stat that will make most people nod in agreement: time spent on mobile apps is at an all-time high and just keeps growing. But, breaking down the data piece-by-piece does carry some surprising facts -- such as people use Internet radio, social media, and photos far more on their mobile devices than on their PCs.

Google spells out ambitious plan: Android world domination

The message to developers at Google's I/O fest this year was crystal clear: Android software will power everything from phones and cars to TVs and beyond. Android was the star of the show at Google's developer fest on Wednesday, with executives pitching the mobile operating software as the driving force behind everything from connected TVs and cars to new wearable devices.

Amazon's Fire smartphone is more a retail device than a phone

You'd be forgiven for thinking Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wants to compete with other phone makers with his company's new Fire smartphone. But forget the multiple cameras and pretty 3-D-like effects, the device is really about selling more stuff.

The Fire comes with close ties to Amazon's online retail store, relies on the company's cloud storage and is a platform for Amazon's digital content in the areas of music, video, books and apps.

Wireless data traffic more than doubled in US in 2013

The total amount of data handled by wireless carriers in the U.S. more than doubled in 2013, an increase driven in large part by video traffic. U.S. carriers saw 3.2 exabytes of data traffic run across their networks, the CTIA said in its annual report on the U.S. wireless industry. An exabyte is 10x18 bytes or, put another way, a billion gigabytes.

Mobile app data collection poses risks for enterprises, Gartner says

Most mobile applications will collect and analyze information about end users by 2015, a trend that raises both rewards and risks for enterprises, according to analyst firm Gartner.

Mozilla's $25 Firefox OS phones look to score in India

The alternative to Android and iOS is geared for low-budget markets, and it's about to hit one of the biggest in the world. Will that price tag light a fire?

Dimension Data to Launch Enterprise Mobility as a Service

Dimension Data, a global Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) solutions and services provider, has announced it will launch Enterprise Mobility-as-a-Service (EMaaS.) The move signals the company’s intent to offer a suite of cloud-based end-user computing services on a global basis. Availability and pricing will be announced later this year.

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