While Apple launched its new iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 last week to much fanfare, consumers aren't convinced that they a need the latest iPad or any tablet for that matter.
A discouraging 90 percent of mobile phone users and 80 percent of tablet users have not made an online purchase using their devices in the past three months, according to a survey of 4,000 U.S. adults by Forrester Research.
Tablets are becoming indispensable tools for doctors as they make their hospital rounds, writes Brian Horowitz in a Tech Page One article.
Check out the hottest mobile IT news for Wednesday, Oct. 8, including a release date of Oct. 16 for new iPad, business messaging startup Avaamo raises $6.3 million in seed funding, tablet shipments seeing small growth due to larger smartphones and notebooks, lawmakers' preference for Apple products and mobile VoIP's rise to the top of global VoIP connections.
The Department of Defense (DoD) is working on mobilizing its highly classified SIPRNet network so that soldiers in the field can use smartphones to send and receive classified information securely, according to Acting DoD CIO Terry Halvorsen.
Tablets remain the strongest segment of the rugged device market, according to the latest stats from VDC Research.
Strong demand for portable PCs and desktops in the enterprise space helped compensate for weak demand for tablets in the second quarter of 2014, resulting in overall growth in the smart connected device market in Western Europe, according to market research firm IDC.
Could enterprises switch out all of their PCs for tablets and still be as productive? Yes, says Mike Elgan, a Silicon Valley-based tech writer in a Baseline article.
Advertisers have even more incentive to go mobile with the results of this year's IDG Global Mobile Survey pointing to an abandonment of traditional print media in favor of smartphones and tablets.
U.S. mobile commerce sales are exploding, soaring 19-fold from 2010 to 2013, according to the Custora E-commerce Pulse Mobile Report.