Archive for February 28th, 2012

Apple steals Mobile World Congress’ thunder

Early today I asked colleague Tim Conneally in group chat: “What happened to Mobile World Congress? One day of announcements and nothing else?” Because Day 2 is unusually light on product news. Perhaps that’s good thing for participating vendors, because late this morning Apple stole the show. The Cupertino, Calif.-based company dispatched email invites for a March 7 event, presumably announcing iPad 3. The message teases: “We have something you really have to see. And touch”. Well, Apple did Microsoft a favor by not sending invites tomorrow, when Windows 8 Consumer Preview debuts at Mobile World Congress. Or perhaps someone… [Continue Reading]

Will you try Windows 8 Consumer Preview?

The so-called consumerization of IT starts now. Sure people haul Androids, iPads, iPhones and other gadgets to work — and mix together personal and professional data, and behavior. But workers the world over will soon have something else to haul into the office, and, whoa, may March roar in for many network managers. Tomorrow, during Mobile World Congress, Microsoft plans to debut Windows 8 Consumer Preview. It’s not an IT preview, but, c`mon, you know where the software is going. Many of you will slap this puppy on to every PC you can, including that employer-issued clunker. Talk about March… [Continue Reading]

SAP deploys Samsung Android smartphones, tablets

What’s all this dirty talk about enterprises going gaga for iPads? During Mobile World Congress, Samsung announced that SAP will deploy Galaxy S II smartphones and Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets internally. Oh my, perhaps there is a place for Android in the enterprise. But how much room alongside iPad? SAP CIO Oliver Bussmann says the Android devices will be available to the company’s “global workforce as part of our internal device-agnostic strategy. SAP software running on Samsung’s Android devices will allow our workforce to do business in the moment”. From an enterprise management perspective, he expressed confidence that SAP “can… [Continue Reading]

Huawei joins Tizen

Open source mobile platform and spiritual son of MeeGo, Tizen, has gained a new supporter in the shape of Huawei, jumping on board just as the Tizen team releases the SDK beta and source code. Huawei is the latest member of the Tizen Association Board, and apparently intends to release devices “for a range of markets” [...]

Huawei joins Tizen

Open source mobile platform and spiritual son of MeeGo, Tizen, has gained a new supporter in the shape of Huawei, jumping on board just as the Tizen team releases the SDK beta and source code. Huawei is the latest member of the Tizen Association Board, and apparently intends to release devices “for a range of markets” [...]

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