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Sprint announces rough, rugged Motorola ES400S enterprise handheld

September 29th, 2010

Today, Sprint announced the availability of the ES400S, a rough, rugged, Windows Mobile 6.5 smartphone from Motorola. The availability of the handset marks the first time that a branded and stocked Motorola enterprise device has been sold through a wireless carrier. Certified for MIL-STD 810G, a 4-foot drop, and IP42 sealing specifications, the ES400S will be available …

Motorola announces shareholders meeting to approve reverse split

September 24th, 2010

Today, Motorola announced that it would be holding a special meeting for all stockholders on November 29. The company is seeking approval of a reverse split buyback of common stock; ratios being reported are anywhere from 1-for-3 to 1-for-7. “If approved by stockholders, the reverse split is expected to be implemented on Motorola Solutions common …

Nokia unveils E7 business smartphone

September 14th, 2010

This morning at Nokia World, the Finnish mobile OEM showed some love to their E-series business line by introducing the E7 handset. The E7 — which will be available in Q4 of 2010 — packs a 4-inch, polarized, AMOLED display that has a 640 x360 resolution. The device has a peta-band WCDMA radio, quad-band GSM …

Garmin weighing costs of phone division

September 13th, 2010

In an interview with Reuters, Garmin CFO Kevin Rauckman was fairly candid when speaking about his company’s foray into the smartphone market place. “We’re pragmatic. If we end up ultimately not successful with units … we’ll have to sit back and evaluate that and consider making the best decision for our business,” said the CFO. …

Samsung Haven for Verizon Wireless gets detailed

June 27th, 2010

Always on the lookout for the latest Verizon featurephone? Samsung and Verizon are gearing up to launch a new one on July 29th. The Samsung Haven features no camera, so it is aimed at the business/corporate crowd, three programable emergency contact buttons, voice dialing, and, not too much else. Oh, we forgot. To completely push you over …

Toshiba and Fujitsu combine forces to create Japan's second largest mobile phone manufacturer

June 18th, 2010

Toshiba and Fujitsu confirmed on Thursday that the two Japanese companies will be merging their mobile phone business units. As part of the merger, Toshiba will spin off its mobile division into a new company with Fujitsu acquiring a majority stake in this newly formed venture. The resulting company will become Japan’s second largest mobile phone maker with an estimated …

HP to lay off 9,000 workers as it automates data centers

June 1st, 2010

Fresh off of a solid quarter which saw profits rise 28%, HP announced today that it will be laying of some 9,000 workers as it moves to automate several of its commercial data centers. Although the move will incur a $1 billion charge through 2013, HP ultimately believes the move will ultimately save anywhere from …

AT&T: 40% of iPhones are sold to enterprise

May 27th, 2010

Security concerns be damned, the iPhone is selling like hotcakes when it come to business users, said AT&T business solutions CEO Ron Spears. While attending a Barclay’s Capital Communications event today, Spears was asked how businesses are taking to the iPhone some three years after its launch. The answer, according to Spears, is very, very …