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Acer to focus on value, innovation instead of volume

April 8th, 2011

Acer appears to have taken company founder and former CEO Stan Shih’s recent advice quite seriously. Late last month following news that Acer had lowered its guidance for the first quarter of 2011, Shih said Acer needed to overhaul its business if it hoped to remain competitive. He also noted that Acer should focus on …

Nokia E7 handset now on sale in U.S.

April 7th, 2011

Finnish mobile giant Nokia has quietly made its business-centric E7 handset available to U.S. consumers. Released overseas in early February, the Symbian device packs a 4-inch, polarized, AMOLED display with a 640 x 360 pixel resolution, peta-band WCDMA radio, quad-band GSM radio, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS, 16 GB of on-board storage, 8 megapixel camera with …

Dell will have Windows 7 tablets in market by year’s end

February 8th, 2011

At a business-centric media event today, Dell announced that it will have a 10-inch, Windows 7 tablet available “later this year.” The company did not provide any additional details about the device, other than the fact that it will be targeting businesses. “The upcoming tablet is designed for end-users who need greater mobility, as well as …

Apple gearing up for enterprise battle, poaching RIM employees?

November 24th, 2010

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that in the last 18 months, Apple has hired at least five employees of the RIM enterprise team. They also speculate that there are many more employees that have, or are considering, jumping ship. Some of the employees that left RIM includes the Head of Strategy Sales who is …

Motorola DROID Pro Review

November 22nd, 2010

Motorola is up to bat with their most competitive corporate device in years — they’re aiming squarely at the fine boys and girls at RIM — and coupled with the latest Android OS and the nation’s largest voice and data network, they mean business. Does that mean they have come up with the best business-focused handset on …

Motorola DROID Pro launching on Verizon Wireless for $299?

October 24th, 2010

According to Droid-Life, yes. They seem to have come across a public test webpage URL on Verizon’s site that show the pricing for the soon-to-be launched Motorola DROID Pro at $299 with 2 year service agreement. Now, it’s possible the price is just a placeholder, but $299 for a primarily business-aimed handset wouldn’t be out …

AT&T to sell iPads directly to businesses

October 15th, 2010

Today, via a press release, AT&T announced that beginning on October 28 the nation’s second largest wireless provider will be selling all six iPad models directly to businesses. The company quipped that the move is “part of an initiative to help companies increase productivity and flexibility.” Michael Antieri, AT&T’s president of Advanced Enterprise Mobility Solutions, had …

AT&T to release rugged Motorola ES400 for businesses

October 6th, 2010

Last week, we told you about wireless-carrier Sprint releasing the rough and rugged Motorola ES400S; an enterprise device certified for MIL-STD 810G, a 4-foot drop, and IP42 sealing specifications. Today, AT&T announced that it too would be offering the ES400 to its business customers. The device, which runs the Windows Embedded Handheld platform, has a 3-inch VGA touchscreen …