RIM plans to woo CIOs to keep its enterprise base as it battles Apple encroachment and pitches its mobile device management tools.
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In addition to using the iPad 3 for two weeks, I also have a few other great devices I am testing out. I just ordered one of them for myself, the Samsung Galaxy Note, after being struck by it's usefulness and gorgeous display.
No support planned as yet for Windows Phone, but it could be added if there is demand.
How the tablet market remains tough - unless you're selling iPads...
The tablet wars are heating up: RIM is halving sales forecasts of its PlayBook tablet, as Amazon is readying its Android tablet to shake up the tablet segment. Meanwhile Apple keeps selling iPads like crazy.
Panasonic has said it will launch a rugged 10-inch Android tablet aimed at the enterprise before the end of the year
Updated: RIM's first tablet explained...
An executive at SAP has predicted that enterprises will be 'mostly using' HTML 5 within two years, as the company looks at ways of delivering its apps to multiple mobile platforms
Research In Motion (RIM) has announced plans at BlackBerry World 2011 for a multiplatform upgrade to BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) that will allow it to also support and manage iPhone, iPad and Android smartphones and tablets.
Apple iPad owners still have no Facebook application, but BlackBerry PlayBook owners will this month and it includes quite a few features. Video Chat is coming this week too.
As for the PlayBook, SAP executives said that it's too early to tell how the device fares. The plan is to get PlayBooks to users internally at SAP so they can leverage enterprise performance management tools.
Gartner projects that Apple's iOS will hold 47 per cent of the tablet operating system market in 2015, with Android at 38.6 per cent. RIM's QNX will have a respectable 10 per cent of the tablet market in 2015. The big assumption for Gartner over the next 4 years: Microsoft will have no tablet answer.
Sales of media tablets such as Apple's iPad, Samsung's Galaxy Tab and an army of other competitors from RIM, Motorola and Hewlett-Packard will give global IT spending a boost, says Gartner.
The next round of tablets aiming at Apple's iPad won't necessarily be looking to go toe-to-toe with the device. Instead, tablets from HP and RIM will be deemed a success if they can keep Apple out of the enterprise.
BlackBerry manufacturer Research in Motion is struggling. Now that the iPad 2 has effectively killed the PlayBook before it was even released, RIM is throwing its wildcard options on the table.
Apple today announced the iPad 2. Motorola, RIM, HP and Samsung all just wet their collective pants.
On the eve of the iPad 2 launch, RIM previewed a feature-complete version of the PlayBook tablet to the press, and it looks smart and extremely powerful. But will their efforts be enough?
The company has added support for Apple's iPad and Research In Motion's BlackBerry to its feature pack 2.6, with support for Android and Windows Phone 7 on the way
With tablets becoming more popular on the consumer and enterprise front, experts agree that security is an element that must be dealt with, especially as more applications are developed to enhance their usability.
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