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The Deal is Done: Lenovo Buys Motorola From Google
By Steve Anderson
Only recently, Motorola Mobility's president, Rick Osterloh, noted that a deal was in the works between Google and Lenovo to buy Motorola Mobility. Osterloh also reportedly noted that the deal was nearly complete, and indeed, it was. New word less than a week later makes it clear that the deal was n…
10/31/2014

If Smartphones are Content Consumption Devices, Screen Size Should Matter - and it Does
By Gary Kim
A new study by Mobidia shows that larger smartphone screen sizes strongly correlate with increased app minutes of usage. The tipping point seems to come at screen diagonals of about five inches.
10/30/2014

IHS iPad Air 2 Teardown Finds Host of Little Changes
By Steve Anderson
Seems like just about any time there's a new major release in hardware, someone's eager to pull it apart and check out what's going on inside. One of these "someones" is IHS, and this time, its Teardown Analysis Service disassembled an iPad Air 2, filling in those interested on what's going on in th…
10/29/2014

Wheelings & Dealings: Nokia Growth Partners Invests in Hipmunk
By Rahul Arora
Nokia Growth Partners (NGP) is on an investment spree. The company has recently invested in San Francisco-based travel company Hipmunk, which offers metasearch travel service for mobile and online. This is NGP's 15th investment this year.
10/29/2014

Giving Voice to Enterprise Should be a Priority
By Carl Ford
These days, voice and data should coexist on the same infrastructure with traffic shaping being done in various schemes.
10/29/2014

Dell Survey Finds Tablets Commonplace in Workplaces Worldwide
By Kasey Schefflin-Emrich
Technology has certainly changed the way people work, as employees are no longer confined to their desks and can conduct business on-the-go and from anywhere. A new survey commissioned by Dell and conducted online by Harris Poll surveyed IT decision makers across 10 different countries this past sum…
10/28/2014

T-Mobile US Leads 3Q Phone Account Additions
By Gary Kim
T-Mobile US reported its "biggest growth quarter" ever in the third quarter of 2014, adding 1.4 million branded postpaid net new accounts, and prepaid net adds of 411,000.
10/28/2014

FCC Delays TV Spectrum Auction by Almost a Year
By Tara Seals
For their part, wireless operators are nonplussed at the development. "Any delay in spectrum auctions is unfortunate," Scott Bergmann, vice president of regulatory affairs at CTIA-The Wireless Association. "When the auction is held, mobile companies will have their checkbooks ready."
10/27/2014

NYPD Mobility Initiative Gets $160M to Purchase 41,000 Mobile Devices
By Frank Griffin
Currently, the NYPD has around 34,500 uniformed police officers as well as administrative support, bringing the total number of employees working for the department to 51,000. One of the challenges the organization faces is the delivery of real-time data to its officers while they are on duty. Even …
10/27/2014

Mobility TechZone Week in Review: The Future of Mobile Services
By Matt Paulson
Where exactly does mobile technology stand today? It seems that it wasn't that long ago when everyone was using flip phones, and now it appears that smart phones with the ability to access the Internet at any time are the new standard. Because of this, mobile service providers are transforming their…
10/25/2014



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