Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Sept. 18, including the expansion plans BlackBerry has for BBM uses, a new financing round for mobile marketing startup Swrve, the moves banks are making to convince wary Europeans on mobile payments, where white-box devices are going to flourish and the effect 4G LTE will have on the fixed wireless market.
As part of its effort to focus on enterprise services and technology, BlackBerry is releasing the next iteration of its BlackBerry Enterprise Server platform, the BES 12, in November, complete with the ability to manage Internet of Things devices.
The Blackphone, a smartphone offering encrypted communications (phone calls, browsing, email, text), made headlines at last week's DEF CON conference in Las Vegas. Unfortunately, most of those headlines were inaccurate.
The U.S. Department of Defense announced plans to allow agency officials to use BlackBerry software to manage Apple- and Android-powered devices across its network. The smartphone maker launched the proprietary software package, Secure Work Space, in 2013 to stay competitive in the mobile industry, once again strengthening itself as a secure mobile provider.
Check out the hottest mobiel IT news for Friday, August 1, including France's Illiad making a $15 billion bid for majority stake in T-Mobile US, Apple's purchase of Beats cleared, BBM for Windows Phone, Nokia's plan to buy Panasonic's wireless network business and the Facebook mobile app's free Internet for people in Zambia.
Nearly dead in 2013, Blackberry has fought back under its new CEO John Chen to regain some momentum--particularly in the enterprise market.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for July 29, including the acquisition by BlackBerry to support its security functions, a potential inclusion of NFC for the next batch of Apple products, uncharted mobile territory for the Pirate Bay, more movement to Mobile for Facebook and what the FTC is doing to jam up cramming.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, July 23, including BlackBerry unveiling BES 10 as a hosted service, Apple posting record iPhone sales and revenues, an explosion of enterprise small cell deployment is expected within the next 12 months, Microsoft unveils cheapest Windows Phone yet and NVIDIA is to release its SHIELD tablet on July 29.
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BlackBerry CEO John Chen has taken swipe at Android's Knox security, shortly after Google announced that it will be implementing more enterprise-centric security and management features to Android as part of what it called 'Android for Work.'