China is forging ahead with mobility, both on the consumer and enterprise fronts.
Today's smartphones are data hogs compared with those in years past, with iPhones devouring the most data, according to Actix data.
The struggling mobility firm BlackBerry is suing Typo Products, a startup founded by "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest and entrepreneur Laurence Hallier, for ripping off BlackBerry's smartphone keyboard design in making a keyboard case for the iPhone.
Apple is vehemently denying a report that it worked with the National Security Agency (NSA) to create a backdoor in the iPhone or any of its other products.
Reuters says an official announcement of a deal between Apple and China Mobile could come as early as this week.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Thursday, 12/5 including: Samsung's plans to unveil five new phones in the first quarter, the role of cross-platform tools in mobile app development, the latest plans for Siri, the time Europe beat the U.S. in mobile apps and Google's efforts to correct mobile browsing errors.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Friday, 11/22 including: the increase of mobile shopping in consumers from the U.K., one medical center's iPhone giveaway to nurses, benefits of the mobile industry in Latin America, that time Texas sued mobile content providers for false advertising and the latest on Microsoft's takeover of Nokia.
One of the largest employers in the United States and Western Europe is telling its employees not to renew their BlackBerry contracts when they're up, according to a memo to employees obtained by Bloomberg News.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Wednesday, 11/13 including: China's Keen Team breaching iPhone security, a far more intelligent smartphone than the user in the coming years, an increasing correlation between mobile device usage and DPI, China's telematics market and the fate of smartglasses.
Japan's dominant mobile phone carrier NTT DoCoMo has lost market share to rivals Softbank and KDDI over the last couple of years, primarily as a result of defections from users looking for iPhones.