Are consumers going to shell out big bucks for VoLTE-capable handsets, instead of making do with their existing smartphones and less than great voice service for a lower price? Probably not. That's why carriers will rely on the enterprise market to be more lucrative for VoLTE.
Talk.co is rolling out a new cross-platform mobile chat application for the enterprise, enabling co-workers to securely communicate across devices running Apple's iOS and Google's Android as well as the desktop.
Apple confirmed that it is aware of a glitch affecting iMessage users who've upgraded their device to its revamped iOS 7 operating system, promising a fix in the works.
Samsung Electronics' cross-platform ChatON messaging service now tops 100 million users worldwide, doubling from 50 million subscribers in May 2013, the device maker said.
Over-the-top messaging application LINE is adding a new video calling feature as well as short video sharing tools reminiscent of Twitter's Vine video app.
Skype will halt ongoing development of its over-the-top messaging application for parent company Microsoft's legacy Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system.
BlackBerry halted the launch of its cross-platform Messenger chat applications for Google's Android and Apple's iOS after an unreleased version of the Android app leaked online.
Multimedia and cloud communications firm Genband has acquired over-the-top mobile IP communications service fring, a move that expands the Genband portfolio into the consumer market. Financial details were not disclosed, although a source told Reuters the purchase price was $50 million.
Skype released an updated version of its over-the-top messaging application for parent company Microsoft's Windows Phone 8, adding support for free, unlimited video messaging.
BlackBerry is considering a plan to spin off its signature Messenger chat service as a standalone unit, sources familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal.