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Twitter may acquire TweetDeck

April 18th, 2011

According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Twitter is in “advanced talks” to purchase TweetDeck — the popular desktop and mobile third-party Twitter client. The deal could be worth as much as $50 million, although neither party has commented on the possible acquisition. TweetDeck, based in the U.K, has 15 employees on its …

Motorola preps rugged Android tablet for enterprise

April 13th, 2011

Back in December of last year, Motorola boss Sanjay Jha made it known that the company planned to take the tablet market very seriously. With its first tablet offering pulling in an estimated $50 million or more each month, it’s certainly likely that Motorola is planning an all-out assault on the market. During a keynote speech at …

Motorola acquires 3LM, updates MOTOBLUR, more

February 14th, 2011

Motorola made various new software related announcements on Monday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, not the least of which is a strategic acquisition that ultimately could make the company’s Android-powered devices a much more viable option for the enterprise market. 3LM, short for Three Laws Mobile, develops a variety of security and management solutions …

Research In Motion renaming WES developer conference

December 3rd, 2010

We have just heard from multiple sources that Research In Motion will be renaming its popular annual developer conference, the Wireless Enterprise Symposium. In addition to a name change, we’re told that the company will be changing the direction of the conference to better reflect RIM’s current focus on its QNX operating system as well …

Motorola CEO talks smartphones, tablets and 4G; alludes to Q1 Verizon iPhone launch

December 2nd, 2010

Motorola co-CEO Sanjay Jha delivered a keynote yesterday at the Credit Suisse 2010 Technology Conference, and it was quite a doozy. Topics covered included the future of Motorola’s smartphone business, tablets, 4G and even a new competitive threat coming soon to Verizon Wireless. Here are some highlights: Motorola Mobility will separate from Motorola Solutions with …

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 …

Fusion Garage’s joojoo resuscitated, now targeting vertical markets

November 17th, 2010

Will wonders never cease? The joojoo, a 12-inch Linux-based tablet that was supposedly tied to a tree just last week, will in fact not be put out to pasture as had been reported last week. Instead, Fusion Garage has enlisted the help of reseller partner ASTExC to give the tablet a makeover. Osaka Japan-based ASTEC …

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 …

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 …