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Report: Samsung plans to launch more Tizen-based smartphones this year

Samsung is planning to launch more Tizen-based smartphones across a range of prices points later this, according to an unnamed source cited by Reuters. What this will mean for business users remains unclear.

Spotlight: EU to end mobile roaming charges in June 2017

There's good news for business travelers who take to Europe often. The European Union plans to end mobile roaming charges on June 15, 2017.

WidePoint, Samsung join forces to integrate digital certificates with Galaxy mobile devices

WidePoint announced Monday a partnership with Samsung SDS America to provide its digital certificates to a selection of the mobile device maker's products.

OnePlus unveils fingerprint sensor for its latest smartphone that's 'faster than Touch ID'

Mobile security is an ongoing IT concern when it comes to BYOD, while convenience is a priority for users. To address both of these concerns, Chinese firm OnePlus has added a fingerprint sensor to its Android-based OnePlus 2 smartphone that it claims is faster than Apple's Touch ID.

Tablet market sees largest quarterly drop ever, says ABI

Tablets shipments declined by the largest amount since the category's inception in 2009, according to ABI Research. Shipments of branded tablets declined by 35 percent quarter-over-quarter and 16 percent year-over-year in the first quarter of this year.

IoT: With great connectivity comes great insecurity

The more things are connected to the Internet, the more opportunity there is for these things to get hacked, cautioned Bob O'Donnell, founder and chief analyst of Technalysis Research.

Spotlight: Good Technology launches Good Work app for Apple Watch

Enterprise mobility management firm Good Technology launched on Monday a version of its Good Work secure enterprise email and collaboration app for the Apple Watch.

Mobile apps are a certainty, so your security needs to be too

Across all industries, rare is the organization that doesn't rely in some form on mobile apps. Whether mobile apps are used on the client-facing side, for internal processes, personal apps employed through shadow IT, or any other use case, there is likely some kind of mobile computing happening at all times in the enterprise.

Champion Solutions Group acquires allAware to expand its enterprise mobility offerings

Cloud provider Champion Solutions Group has acquired allAware, a mobile and cloud technology provider, for an undisclosed consideration. Champion Solutions Group said it will expand its Microsoft Cloud capabilities outside of the Office 365 space with the acquisition of allAware, which develops Microsoft mobile apps for organizations.

BlackBerry continues slide in enterprise mobility market, according to IDC

BlackBerry is counting on its enterprise mobility software and services business to save it from a precipitous decline in the handset market. Unfortunately, the Canadian firm doesn't seem to be doing much better in that business than in the handset business. The enterprise mobility software market is crowded and big names are jockeying for position. 

Spotlight: BlackBerry provides more IT control tools for BBM Protected

BlackBerry on Friday launched improvements to its BBM Protected security messaging service, which provide IT with greater control for enterprise users.

Corporate ethics? There's an app for that

Ford Motor has developed a mobile app that provides corporate ethics policy guidance to employees on their mobile phones, according to an article by Corporate Counsel.

Matterport wants to open VR to the average business

There are a million and one businesses and entrepreneurs that could make use of a virtual reality imaging device. But only a handful are willing or able to pony up the sometimes $50,000 for a device to capture 360 degree images that build a VR scene. Startup Matterport is looking to change that.

Microsoft revs up Windows 10 Mobile build process

Now that Microsoft has Windows 10 for PCs mostly ready for its launch next month, it is going gangbusters on Windows 10 for mobile. It unveiled on Thursday yet another build for Windows Insiders to peruse.

Mobile authentication drives facial recognition demand in near term, says Tractica

Mobile authentication will drive demand for facial recognition technology in the near term, according to market research firm Tractica.

Amazon tries to give Alexa a boost over rivals Siri and Cortana

Amazon took a number of steps on Thursday help Alexa, the less well-known cousin of ditigal assistants Siri and Cortana, gains some visibility in the connected device marketplace.

Spotlight: Salesforce unveils new tools to embed customer service in mobile apps

Salesforce unveiled Thursday its Service for Apps, new tools powered by Service Cloud that embed multi-channel customer service, including live video chat with a customer service agent, directly into mobile apps.

SAP develops 12 Apple Watch apps for internal use, but they could be available for enterprises soon

SAP has developed 12 Apple Watch apps for internal employee use, which could be made available to enterprise customers, depending on demand, Rick Costanzo, executive vice president and general manager of telco and mobile at SAP, told FierceMobileIT.

Pepperi releases mobile e-commerce app for retailers to connect to B2B wholesalers

Mobile order management company Pepperi Wednesday announced the launch of Pepperi Mobile Storefront, an app to provide retailers self-service ordering from brands and wholesalers using iOS and Android devices.

Microsoft adds multi-identity support for iOS devices using Office apps with Intune

Microsoft is adding multi-identity support for iOS devices using Word, PowerPoint, and OneDrive apps so that users can access both their personal and work accounts in the same Office mobile apps while Intune mobile application management policies are only applied to the user's work account.