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LG Electronics Canada and Rogers Wireless today announced a world first: the LG Eve, a new Android OS-based smartphone designed specifically for social networking, is now available exclusively at Rogers. The LG Eve provides customers with the freedom of mobile social networking, making it easier to stay connected anytime, anywhere. The ultimate smartphone for social media enthusiasts, the LG Eve features a special application called Social Network Services (SNS) Manager, which brings together a user's Facebook, Twitter and Bebo networks into one place, letting them check status updates in real time. The SNS Manager takes social networking to a new level by connecting the contact list to provide an easy to read log for each contact, so the user can see the contact for each friend, whether that be via SMS, email, Facebook, Twitter or on a call. Additionally, the LG Ev... (more)

iPad on Ulitzer - iPad Carries Apple Chip

iPad on Ulitzer While the market figures out whether it wants one of those new iHyped Apple iPad tablets when they get here in March, what it would do with it if it got one, whether it will kill the Kindle, threaten netbooks or backfire on Apple, note that it's the first time Apple is using its own chip, supposedly giving purpose to its 2008 PA Semi acquisition. The custom-designed 1GHz high-performance, low-power Apple A4 is reportedly an ARM-based system-on-a-chip (SOC) integrating the ARM central processor, ARM graphics and ARM memory controller on a single die, a direction Intel's Moorestown Atom is going. Apple says it's the reason iPad gets 10-hour battery life. The iPad runs the same software as the 600MHz ARM-based iPhone. Its 9.7-inch screen is special too and is based on IPS LCD technology used in televisions. The $499-$829 device uses Flash memory and can... (more)

Best Buy Set to Tackle Apple’s iCloud with Cloud Music Service

Joining the spate of companies that have rushed to offer cloud-based music storage and streaming services, Electronics retailer, Best Buy Co., has also announced that it is bringing its online music platform, which is already operational in the UK, to the U.S. The My Music Anywhere platform as it is known in the U.K. allows users to stream content purchased via computer, mobile phone or tablet, sidestepping the cumbersome computer storage and file transfer process. The offering echoes recent ideas advanced by Amazon with its Cloud Player and by Apple, which revealed the iCloud platform that promises to sync up personal data and music across desktops and mobile devices along with iTunes integration. Another one from Google, the Google Music Beta service, is still in the works. The U.S. Music Cloud service is powered by Beverly Hills, California- based Catch Media I... (more)

RIM Cutting Tablet Targets: DigiTimes

RIM supposedly cut its Q2 Playbook sales targets to 800,000-900,000 from 2.4 million-2.5 million according to DigiTimes's anonymous supply chain sources. Apparently Playbook's best day was its launch day when 40,000-50,000 units supposedly moved. It's reportedly been down hill from then. RIM told Wall Street it shipped 500k units since mid-April. There's also been talk Microsoft might buy RIM - for no apparent reason - but then there's also been talk about Microsoft buying Nokia, which Nokia's CEO denied. Acer also reportedly cut its tablet projections this year from five million-seven million to 2.5 million-three million. DigiTimes claims all Android tablets together are doing about 100,000-200,000 units a month.   ... (more)

Google Puts Touchscreen on Chromebook: WSJ

Google, it seems, has built the first touchscreen laptops for its poorly received Chrome operating system. The Wall Street Journal says the cloud-based widgets that run web apps should be out and about sometime later this year so Google can go "toe-to-toe" with Microsoft's touch-sensitive Windows 8 operating system. It's thought the Touch Chrome devices will actually compete directly with Android, but that's apparently okay. According to the paper "The company has said it is comfortable having two competing systems that help boost Google services such as its web-search engine and YouTube." Samsung, Acer, Lenovo and now HP are in the Chromebook trade. The Journal says maybe 100,000 Chromebooks were sold in the US last quarter due to heavy promotion. ... (more)

Mobility News Weekly – Week of June 30, 2013

The Mobility News Weekly is an online newsletter made up of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility that I run across each week.  I am specifically targeting information that reflects market data and trends. Also read Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly AT&T Mobility has greatly increased its 4G LTE coverage by launching service in more than 30 markets. Days after Verizon Wireless nearly completed its LTE by launching in its 500th market, AT&T added several dozen new areas to its list of 4G markets that already tops 200.  Read Original Content Microsoft is preparing to launch a new version of its Dynamics Customer Relationship Management software that will include improved mobile applications and integrations with Yammer, Skype and ... (more)

Apple Guilty of Colluding on E-Book Pricing, Judge Says

A US federal judge Wednesday found Apple guilty of colluding with five publishers and artificially driving up the price of e-books before it entered the market with the debut of the iPad in 2010. Apple is bound to appeal after the court fixes on a penalty next week. The Justice Department claimed Apple let the publisher set higher prices on bestsellers and new releases as a way to offset Amazon's low $9.99 price point on the same books. As a result the DOJ said e-book prices in general rose to $12.99-$14.99. The publishers settled with the government ahead of trial but a resolute Apple, apparently acting on principle, refused to settle and denied any price-fixing. It did settle with the European Commission last year without admitting any wrongdoing. The judge's 160-page ruling said, "The plaintiffs have shown that the publisher defendants conspired with each other... (more)

Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly – Week of February 2, 2014

Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016. Also read Field Mobility News Weekly Also read M2M News Weekly Also read Mobile Commerce News Weekly Also read Mobile Cyber Security News Weekly Also read Mobile Health News Weekly Also read Mobility News Weekly Looking for an enterprise mobility solution?  Read the Mobile Solution Directory Here! Hewlett-Packard launched two Android tablet devices in India on January 15.  The Slate6 VoiceTab and Slate7 VoiceTab were both designed in Asia, offer voice-calling capability and are powered by quad-core processors.  Read Original Content The second annual China Information Technology Expo, the largest IT and consumer ... (more)

The US Federal Government Defines Cloud Computing

(May 7, 2009) - I've just spend the last two days in Washington DC in conversations with various US government officials regarding the opportunities for cloud computing within the federal government. During these conversations it has become very clear that the topic of "Cloud Computing" is front and center within the various departmental IT strategies going forward. All the more interesting is that the term is being mandated from the highest levels including the new federal CIO Vivek Kundra who indicated cloud computing was one of the biggest revolutions technology has seen in a long time. So why does it matter what the US federal government thinks of Cloud Computing? Simple, with an IT budget of more then 70 billion dollars a year, the US government represents the largest IT consumer on the planet. With this kind of money at stake, the influence the US government i... (more)

Adobe and Broadcom Bring HD Flash Video to Intel Atom Processors

Broadcom  and Adobe Systems announced an engineering collaboration to enable hardware accelerated playback of high definition (HD) Adobe Flash technology based video content on platforms powered by Intel Atom processors. This collaboration paves the way for rich, seamless entertainment experiences on Intel Atom processor enabled netbooks and nettops, offering users new options for accessing and engaging with Web content from popular online providers worldwide. As a result of this work, Adobe Flash Player software, a key component of the Adobe Flash Platform, will be optimized and supported in Broadcom(R) Crystal HD netbook solutions and further accelerate the transition to H.264 video delivery on netbooks. Users of Intel Atom processor powered netbooks, like the recently announced HP Mini 110XP incorporating Broadcom's Crystal HD Enhanced video accelerator, will be ... (more)

Mobile App or Mobile Web

Since the launch of iPhone the mobile industry has been in a flux. It has witnessed lot of innovations since then. Today, more choices are available to the user than ever before which has resulted in a fragmented market. It has complicated matters for every organization which wants to reach out to their consumers through mobile. There are too many platforms to be supported and there is no standardization. Some industry segments have not made any significant move to reach out to their consumer through mobile platform and are playing a waiting game – waiting for the technology to mature. However, travel industry cannot afford to do that. Mobile phone is a personal device – more personal than the “personal” computer. You might lend your PC to coworker or a friend for few hours but can you imagine lending your mobile phone? Travel is also a personal activity. Nobody else... (more)