Users of mobile devices will download some $6.2 billion worth of applications from online stores this year, nearly double what was spent in 2009, acording to projections by Gartner Inc.
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Sales of smartphones running the Window Mobile operating system declined 20% in the third quarter at the same time that total smartphone sales surged 13%, according to an analysis of newly released sales data from Gartner.
A recent global survey of business and IT managers found that their companies got back benefits perceived as equal to four times their investment, on average, in unified communication and collaboration technologies.
While the Google-backed Android mobile operating system currently runs on less than 2% of all smartphones, Gartner Inc. predicts it will surge to 14% of the global smartphone market in 2012 -- ahead of <a href="">the iPhone</a> , as well as <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9128172/Image_gallery_A_first_look_at_Windows_Mobile_6.5">Windows Mobile</a> and <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9135487/BlackBerry_9630_How_to_tell_if_the_Tour_s_for_you">BlackBerry</a> smartphones.
Windows Mobile is not dead and, in fact, its use on smartphones will nearly triple by 2013, according to analyst firm iSuppli Corp.
Along with a new e-reader device, Sony Electronics yesterday unveiled a tool set that's sure to delight librarians who are worried about the future of book-borrowing -- and reading.
Dell plans to enter the consumer and small and medium-sized business (SMB) smartphone market by working with several major carriers globally, Dell officials told analysts Tuesday, without divulging many details, including timing.
BOSTON -- Cisco Systems Inc. is proud to be joining the Dow Jones Industrial Average on Monday, but Cisco CEO John Chambers said that did not come without mixed feelings given the company was replacing General Motors.
Cisco Systems has unveiled its first blade server, which will serve as the centrepiece of a system the company promises will make adding virtualisation to corporate data centres easier -- and less expensive.
Cisco Systems said Thursday it plans to buy Pure Digital Technologies, the maker of the popular Flip Video handheld camera, for US$590 million in stock.
What is a smartphone? The answer is not so simple, judging by the number of definitions available. In fact, it can be a bit of a mystery.
Nortel Networks Wednesday said it will lay off 3,200 workers in addition to 1,800 layoffs previously announced as it undergoes a restructuring that is part of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing in the US and a similar creditor protection filing in Canada.
Hewlett-Packard's ProCurve networking division Monday announced an ambitious alliance with enterprise application vendors to optimize their software as it runs over ProCurve switches and other networking gear.
Cisco System launched a major green initiative this week that includes free software to help customers use their networks to automatically turn off computers and network gear at night and whenever they aren't being used.
When <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9125922&intsrc=news_list"> Nortel Networks Corp. filed for protection </a> from creditors in the U.S. and other countries last week, one of the telecommunications equipment vendor's primary goals was to preserve a cash holding of $2.4 billion, which it plans to use to provide ongoing support to customers.
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