Global mobile broadband subscriptions are forecast to exceed two billion in 2013 and eight billion by 2019, according to the latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report.
The BYOD phenomenon means that practically every office worker today is likely to have a smartphone or tablet tucked away in their briefcases and handbags. Recent research has blamed a number of illnesses on the use of mobile devices. I thought it would be a fun exercise to highlight some of the most common ones here...
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The National Australia Bank has decided to forego installation of desk phones for about 40 percent of its workstations at its new Melbourne office in favor of encouraging employees to bring their own mobile phones to work, according to a report by iT News.
Tablet shipments are expected to increase at a robust 67.9 percent this year to 202 million units, while PC shipments are forecast to drop 10.6 percent this year to 305 million units, according to the latest stats by Gartner.
Close to a quarter of IT decision makers reported that their on-premise PBX phone systems are not flexible enough to meet the needs of mobile and remote workers, according to a survey of 308 IT professionals by Dimensional Research on behalf of RingCentral.
In the 2013 first quarter, shipments of smartphones surpassed those of feature phones for the first time, according to research firm IDC.
Unexpected growth in spending on premium mobile phones has prompted research firm Gartner to boost its estimate for device spending growth this year.
Recognizing the mobile commerce potential of indoor location technology, Apple has purchased WifiSLAM, a startup providing indoor location information via mobile phones, for $20 million, the Wall Street Journal is reporting.
Tablet production is forecasted to grow in 2013, rising 38.5 percent to 207.1 million units, according to market research firm Gartner.