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.
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.
Applications for smartwatches, smartglasses and fitness bands will drive sales of wearable devices, which are forecast by Strategy Analytics to reach 125 million units by 2017.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Monday, 11/25 including: the short attention span of mobile shoppers when it comes to retailer mobile apps, the results of the Apple/Samsung patent case, offloading data capacity onto Wi-Fi networks by mobile operators, reported benefits of BYOD and the major success of Windows 8.1.