First News Briefs: Bell, Samsung, Fitbit, Lookout, Rogers, BlackBerry, HolidayPhone
Bell and Samsung Electronics Canada today announced global availability of Samsung KNOX. Samsung KNOX is a security solution that provides enterprise customers with security and protection when employees use their own mobile devices at work or use their work devices as part of their everyday life.
Fitbit today announced Fitbit Force, a wireless activity and sleep-tracking wristband. Following on the success of Fitbit Flex, Fitbit Force has an OLED display, altimeter and Bluetooth 4.0.
Lookout, a provider of mobile security software, today announced it secured $55M in strategic financing in a round led by Deutsche Telekom. Qualcomm Incorporated, through its venture capital arm, Qualcomm Ventures and top venture capital firms Greylock Partners and Peter Thiel-backed Mithril Capital Management also invested in Lookout.
Rogers has changed its mind and will now offer the BlackBerry Z30, according to All Things D.
Swedish communications company HolidayPhone announces the appointment of Emma Heimonen as Chief Executive Officer as of today.