Apple's enterprise offerings with iOS 7 are "not terribly innovative" compared with services currently offered by enterprise mobility management firms, opening the enterprise door to Microsoft and its Windows Phone platform, judges ABI Research senior analyst Jason McNicol.
Quick takes on mobile IT news for Thursday, 11/21 including: the continued growth of Windows Phone's reputation in the enterprise, voice over LTE jump in SBC deployments, advice to U.S. banks when speaking on mobility, why you shouldn't buy a smartwatch for a holiday gift and the increase of car shipments with safety/security telematics.
Apple's smartphone OS market share declined again in the third quarter, while Android and Windows Phone grabbed more market share, according to the latest stats from IDC.
Quick takes on mobile news for Tuesday, 11/5 including: tips for preparing for the use of Google Glass and smartwatches, Surface Pro 2's battery life, updates for iPass and Windows Phone 8, Latin American demand for mobile commerce and BYOD policies in the federal government.
Windows Phone overtook iOS as the most popular smartphone operating system in Italy this summer, according to the latest stats from research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
Microsoft earlier this week announced the Windows Phone 8 Update 3, which adds support for 1920x1080 resolution, and will work with displays in the 5-inch to 7-inch range. The announcement comes right before Nokia's expected unveiling of the 6-inch Lumia 1520 "phablet" on October 22.
Microsoft is petitioning handset maker HTC to support its Windows Phone mobile operating system as a second option on devices already powered by Google's Android, Bloomberg reports.
Mobile application discovery service Quixey (a Fierce 15 winner) has raised $50 million in Series C financing, vaulting the startup's total funding to $74.2 million. Chinese Internet giant Alibaba Group led the latest round, with existing investors Innovation Endeavors, TransLink Capital, U.S. Venture Partners Atlantic Bridge and WI Harper also participating.
BlackBerry said it is considering extending its signature Messenger chat service to other platforms beyond Google's Android and Apple's iOS.
Sales of Apple's iPhone surged 5.4 percent year-over-year across the United States in the three-month period ending in August 2013, just weeks before the company launched its new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c models, research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reports.