Now, many years later, the company is trying to recapture some of that magic by ushering the Razr into the smartphone age.
Sure, there are security risks associated with any new technology, and the right policies and tools need to be in place to ensure integrity, but enterprise mobility is going through a critical transition where it now has the potential of "unleashing the power of the end-user."
Barnes & Noble's Wi-Fi only Nook Tablet adds one more media slate to the mix that doesn't have a 3G or 4G modem at launch. The Kindle Fire doesn't have one, either.
The explosion in wireless data services has been well documented in the last year. Several operators have been lambasted publicly because popular smartphones and data-intensive applications are exposing capacity bottlenecks in large metropolitan markets.
Survival of the fittest mirrors today's mobile networks market. Competition is fierce for the latest and greatest handsets, network coverage, service pricing (especially flat-rate versus usage-based billing) and even new service plans targeted at social networking and video streaming.
Notwithstanding the challenges of increased merchant competition, high deployment costs and consumer confusion, there is a market need for a true end-to-end m-payment solution that merchants can immediately use to drive consumer behavior and additional revenues.
Google and PayPal are considering entering the mobile wallet space. At two recent conferences, executives from these companies presented information about their wallets and shared descriptions of how banks or merchants will get real estate in this emerging arena.
Is the femtocell market is in an outright slump or just going through a more realistic path to adoption?
Inside Secure gives some more evidence that OEMs are taking NFC seriously.
There are a multitude of factors that complicate the FCC's seemingly simple plan to repurpose underused television spectrum for mobile broadband.
Consumers have already proven their hunger for smart devices and high-bandwidth applications that operate on 3G networks. It goes without saying that their appetite for these products and services will increase even more as access to 4G networks comes available.
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Syncing music from your iPhone or iPad across computers has got to be one of the least enjoyable experiences in Apple's computing ecosystem.
The answer won't be found in the single layered systems of the past. What's needed now is a next-generation, multi-layered transport solution that can help operators make mobile backhaul a strategic asset and key competitive advantage.