Apple's new enterprise mobility partnership with IBM could put more pressure on BlackBerry and Microsoft as well as Google and OEMs that use Google's Android software, according to industry analysts.
BlackBerry CEO John Chen said that Google's recently unveiled efforts to make its Android mobile platform more secure are essentially weak attempts to duplicate BlackBerry's existing security features for the enterprise market.
T-Mobile US is satisfied that the 2G EDGE data speeds customers get when roaming on its Simple Global plans without roaming fees are sufficient because less than 1 percent of customers on such plans have opted to pay for higher speeds so far, according to an executive from the carrier.
Samsung Electronics is perhaps best known in the U.S. market as a purveyor of smartphones and tablets, but the company is looking to bolster its network infrastructure and services position by hiring veterans from wireless and media companies.
BlackBerry CEO John Chen gave the company an 80 percent chance of turning its business around--higher than the 50-50 odds he offered in March--and said the company will do so by focusing more squarely on its core enterprise customers.
Good Technology filed plans with the Securities and Exchange Commission to conduct an initial public offering, a move that could generate the cash the company needs to compete against the likes of VMWare, BlackBerry, IBM and a host of other companies in the mobile enterprise space.
T-Mobile US said its new "Simple Global" international plans have allowed customers to use their phones more while abroad, and offered some metrics around that international usage. The plans, which the carrier introduced at the end of October 2013, cut out international data roaming fees, though customers surf the web at slower speeds.
BlackBerry CEO John Chen said the company is not going to get out of the devices business, despite giving an interview in which he indicated that it might be a possibility.
BlackBerry CEO John Chen said he is feeling good about the company's turnaround prospects despite continued financial losses, sagging revenues and weaker smartphone shipments.
Research firm IDC thinks the tablet market will grow in 2014 compared to 2013 but at a slower pace than it previously forecasted, with a maturing market, stabilizing prices and a decline in low-cost tablets all contributing to the weaker growth.