iPhone market share drops in Q2, BlackBerry up slightly

BlackBerry CEO John Chen's strategy might be showing a  little bit of traction. After three consecutive quarters of sequential decline, shipments BlackBerrys  rebounded slightly in Q2 of this year from the previous quarter, market research

Published on: August 14th, 2014 Howard Solomon

BlackBerry adds WinPhone to BBM

BlackBerry's popular BBM messaging app is now available for Windows Phone 8 users. The app can be downloaded from the Windows Phone store and is designed around the WinPhone interface. It joins versions for

Published on: August 1st, 2014 Howard Solomon

Microsoft to finally get hands on Nokia

A new era will dawn at Microsoft at the end of the week when the software giant becomes a smart phone maker. It's US$7 billion deal to buy the handset division of Nokia

Published on: April 22nd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Businesses warming to Windows Phone, says Microsoft

SAN FRANCISCO –With upcoming enhancements to Windows 8.1 and the new Windows Phone 8.1,  Microsoft officials see its mobile platform increasingly appealing to enterprises. “Customers across different device form factors are very interested

Published on: April 3rd, 2014 Howard Solomon

Huawei dual-boot handset coming

How’d you like a dual-boot smart phone? Why do I ask? It came up during an interview TrustedReviews published Thursday with Huawei’s chief marketing officer. Put Android and Windows Phone on the same

Published on: March 13th, 2014 Howard Solomon

BlackBerry shipments tumble again

When John Chen took over as head of BlackBerry he knew he was going to run a troubled business. How troubled was revealed this week in quarterly numbers from IDC showing the Canadian

Published on: February 14th, 2014 Howard Solomon

Ontario MISA conference gets inside mobile operating systems

BYOD policies are spreading across Canadian businesses, but according to IDC Canada research, not as fast in the public sector. That is slowly changing, which is one reason why the Ontario branch of

Published on: October 28th, 2013 Howard Solomon

Microsoft to buy Nokia’s handset division

Microsoft Corp. finally has a smart phone strategy, striking deal to buy almost all of Nokia Corp.’s devices and services business and licence its patents for about CDN$7.6 billion. The deal puts even

Published on: September 3rd, 2013 Howard Solomon

Why stick with Microsoft?

Forbes contributor and CRM expert Gene Marks makes the argument that any sizeable business will stick to its Microsoft platform and applications. There are plenty of good reasons to disagree: * Cloud-based tools are

Published on: May 8th, 2013 Dave Webb