RIM to delay analyst meetings until BlackBerry 10 devices launch

By on March 28, 2012 at 9:45 PM.

RIM to delay analyst meetings until BlackBerry 10 devices launch

Research In Motion holds a presentation for financial analysts each year during its BlackBerry World conference in May, but the company has said that it will delay the meeting this year until after it launches its next-generation smartphones. “We decided to make BlackBerry World more focused on customers, developers and partners,” RIM spokeswoman Tenille Kennedy said to Reuters. “We will hold a separate session targeted at the interests of the investment community later this year, once BlackBerry 10 is launched.” The Waterloo-based company will hand out as many as 2,000 prototype BlackBerry 10 smartphones to developers in early May, although its next-generation smartphones are not slated to be released until late in the third quarter. BGR exclusively reported in January that RIM’s BlackBerry London is on track for a September launch and will be the first BlackBerry 10-powered handset. More →

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Corporate demand for Apple’s iPad increases

By on March 13, 2012 at 9:45 PM.

Corporate demand for Apple’s iPad increases

Roughly one out of five companies plan to purchase tablets for their employees in the second quarter of 2012, according to a survey from ChangeWave Research. A whopping 84% of companies that plan to buy tablets said they would purchase iPads, a seven point increase from November 2011. When purchasing a connected tablet, 30% of companies would choose AT&T versus 29% which would rather have Verizon, while Sprint comes in a distant third with 4%. 11% of companies would choose a Wi-Fi-only slate. In anticipation of Apple’s third-generation iPad, corporate interest in the Apple tablet increased in February 2012, while demand for tablets from rival vendors decreased. Read on for ChangeWave’s press release. More →

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IDG: 91% of IT and business professionals use iPad for work

By on January 16, 2012 at 9:23 PM.

IDG: 91% of IT and business professionals use iPad for work

On Monday, research firm IDG published a global survey examining Apple’s tablet in the business world. The survey found that 91% of IT and business professionals used their iPads for work, even though only a quarter of the devices had been supplied for corporate use. Like consumers, business professionals use the device for media consumption, but they use their devices on the road far more frequently than anywhere else. Some 79% of IT professionals said they always use their iPads on the road and 54% use the device at home. IDG notes that the iPad hasn’t really prompted the majority of IT and business professionals to abandon any other devices, however, with only 12% saying that their iPad has completely replaced their laptops and just 6% saying it has supplanted their PCs. However, 72% said they were using their notebooks less because of the iPad, with 83% of corporate users describing themselves as being loyal to Apple’s device. More →

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