While a rumor at this point, the move to its own platform has been hailed as a smart move in general.
With little mobile experience, Microsoft's new CEO, Satya Nadella, will need to turn Microsoft's fortunes around in the mobility space or risk losing its dominant position in enterprise IT.
Quick rundown on the latest mobile IT news for Wednesday, 2/5 including: the hefty spending on mobile devices by IT, Samsung's estimates on BYOD and corporate-liable mobile users, Juniper's predictions for the augmented reality products market, WLAN's impact on enterprise edge revenue and the increase of Apple iOS' tablet market share.
Enterprise purchases of tablets are forecast by IDC to accelerate in mature markets in 2014 and beyond, while consumer purchases are expected to slow due to market saturation and greater competition for the consumer dollar.
Check out the hottest mobile IT stories for Thursday, Jan. 9, including the launch of a mediation process between Apple and Samsung, iris scanners as the next security feature for Samsung phones, the best tablets for mobile workers, Azzurri's new mobile enterprise unit and the unveiling of wireless chargers for Apple products at CES.
Quick takes on the latest mobile IT news for Wednesday, 1/8 including: the latest service from Samsung, why users aren't exactly jazzed about mobile banking, the new BlackBerry CEO's attempts to bring the firm back into the race, BYOD risk warnings ring through the U.K. and the forecast number of PC and mobile device shipments for 2014.
Wearable devices will be the focus of attention at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show being held next week in Las Vegas.
Samsung is the top vendor when it comes to enterprise smartphone offerings, edging out Apple for the honor, says ABI Research.
A few laptop models on the market today feature a kill switch--a built-in device that erases or disables a portable device if it's lost or stolen. The smartphone market, however, has yet to see such a feature bundled into the firmware of a mobile device, even though some manufacturers are willing to do it.
Samsung has taken the wraps off what it says is the first one-terabyte SSD in the compact mSATA form factor. The 840 EVO mSATA SSD is an extension of the company's 840 EVO 2.5-inch line introduced last year.