Blackberry vs. iPhone — the business smartphone faceoff

The BlackBerry has been the smartphone of choice in the enterprise for some time, and for good reason. It mastered the most important business app, e-mail, and comes with all the controls IT

Published on: January 6th, 2010 Chuck Goldman and Brian Reed

Android not yet ready for business use

Businesses considering Android as a corporate handset standard should consider the decision carefully, because it may prove hard to justify later on. Recent reports that Google's handset operating system is gaining momentum are

Published on: December 28th, 2009 David Coursey

The “Holy Grail” of marketing with mobile web access

Looking ahead to 2010, I expect to see more articles online and offline about how GPS technology is exploited more “fruitfully” by enterprises reaching out to persons carrying the latest PDAs. While it

Published on: December 16th, 2009 ITBusiness Staff

Scoop lets field workers collaborate using Blackberrys and iPhones

Rick Bongers has people calling him with new and complex problems every day.But the project manager at Breslau, Ont.-based T3 Integrated Solutions Inc. is no customer support staff worker. He's an engineer working

Published on: December 15th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Smartphone Smorgasbord: a holiday guide

Smartphone Smorgasbord: a holiday guideThe launch of a new HSPA network -- shared by Bell Canada and Telus Mobility -- has shaken up Canada's wireless landscape. The faster network is on par with

Published on: December 8th, 2009 Brian Jackson

iPhone wins business clout with better security, management abilities

Apple's iPhone is slowly but surely winning over some enterprise security skeptics. As a result, it's now showing up alongside, or instead of, Research in Motion BlackBerrys and Microsoft Windows Mobile handsets, despite

Published on: December 8th, 2009 John Cox

BlackBerry Curve 8520 does away with trackball

As the major BlackBerry model brands are updated for the holiday season, the Curve 8520 is the odd one out. Compared to the new Bold 9700 and Storm 2, it just feels out

Published on: December 1st, 2009 Brian Jackson

eBay for BlackBerry released, feedback requested

Research In Motion (RIM) this morning listed an early version of its new eBay for BlackBerry e-commerce application for download on its BlackBerry App World software store. The free, beta application lets BlackBerry

Published on: November 26th, 2009 Al Sacco

Dazzling designs add sizzle to Blackberry handsets campaign

How do you get creative types to look at a smartphone that's not an iPhone? The answer for Vodafone was to engage the illustration skills of New York-based design studio Vault49 to remind

Published on: November 25th, 2009 Neil Bennett

How to flag e-mail messages in the new BlackBerry OS

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) recently started shipping its brand new mobile operating system (OS), BlackBerry handheld OS 5.0. The new software packs a variety of cool new features and enhancements, including improved

Published on: November 24th, 2009 Al Sacco

‘Rogue’ smartphones could be used to launch DDoS attacks, warns RIM exec

BlackBerry and smartphone security in general hasn't garnered much attention or concern over the past few years--at least from a consumer, or user, perspective; enterprises have been invested in mobile device security since

Published on: November 20th, 2009 Al Sacco

Absurdly small, cheap and feature-dense gadgets

Netbooks are tiny. That's the whole point. But can they be too small? The answer is: Yes. Too small   A Chinese company called uSmart Electronic Products Ltd. showed off at the Hong

Published on: November 18th, 2009 David Eisenstadt

New app will let BlackBerry smartphone users access LinkedIn

BlackBerry smartphone users will soon be able to download and employ a LinkedIn mobile application that will allow them to access the business-oriented social networking service while on the go, via an innovative

Published on: November 17th, 2009 Al Sacco

Air Canada iPhone app, Coors Light campaign nominated for Canadian New Media Awards

If there's one fact that clearly emerges from this year’s Canadian New Media Awards (CNMA), it is that mobile device marketing is now seriously vying with traditional media sources for advertising dollars. Phones

Published on: November 11th, 2009 Brian Jackson