Connected cars and autonomous vehicles are coming; it's just a matter of when and how. The technology is essentially viable, and now it's up to U.S. lawmakers, government agency officials and industry executives to come to an agreement on making these rolling mobile devices street legal.
Northbridge Financial, a commercial property and casualty insurance management firm based in Toronto, wanted to update its legacy claims processing system. The company opted to use the Encircle platform, a suite of mobile productivity tools for claims adjusters and policyholders, and to run the platform on BlackBerry's new Android-powered PRIV smartphone.
Despite Windows 10 Mobile's rocky start, yet another manufacturer has signed up to make a smartphone running the mobile operating system. The manufacturer is none other than VAIO, the former laptop unit of Sony that is now owned by Japan Industrial Partners, which just launched its VAIO Phone Biz.
Networking giant Cisco announced Wednesday its plan to acquire Internet of Things platform provider Jasper to the tune of $1.4 billion.
Many costs of mobility are "hidden" because they are not taken into account by enterprises when evaluating their mobility deployment and strategy.
Machine-to-machine mobile data connections are forecast by Cisco to represent 26.4 percent of mobile-connected devices in 2020, up from 7.7 percent last year, and to generate 6.7 percent of total mobile traffic, up from 2.7 percent last year.
Apple will reportedly reveal additions to its iPhone and iPad family of products at an event on March 15, according to 9to5Mac.
Virtual and augmented reality head-mounted displays, like the Oculus Rift or Microsoft HoloLens, will not only make major strides in the consumer market this year, but also in enterprises, predicted Gartner.
Samsung plans to unveil new Galaxy smartphones on Feb. 21, just before the Mobile World Congress kicks off in Barcelona. While Samsung does not say what "The Next Galaxy" is, VentureBeat's Evan Blass believe it will be the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge smartphones.
Jolla, the Finnish firm that is developing the Sailfish mobile operating system, has confirmed that it is closing down its effort to make a tablet based on the mobile OS and refunding money to backers who contributed funds through the company's Indiegogo crowdfunding campaigns in late 2014 and early 2015.