CRN Mobility News

  • China Puts Wrench In Apple-IBM Partnership Plans With Device Ban
    The Chinese government banned 10 Apple products, including the iPad, iPad Mini, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro. Being blacklisted from a growing market such as China could lower the ceiling for potential in the company's partnership with IBM, leaving Chinese vendors such as Lenovo and Huawei to reap the benefits.
  • Solutions To Weak Batteries In Devices
    Stagnate battery development is just about the only thing that holds devices back. Mobility expert Emory Craig talks about potential solutions for weak batteries.
  • Sprint Names Marcelo Claure New President And CEO
    One day after the company dropped its bid to acquire T-Mobile, Sprint named a new President and CEO. Marcelo Claure will take over the highest position of the country's third-largest carrier on Aug. 11.
  • BlackBerry Partners Upbeat On Reported Layoff Period End
    BlackBerry CEO John Chen released a memo to company employees Friday, according to Reuters, stating that the layoff period is over and the company intends to expand its workforce. BlackBerry partners are excited in the change of tune and are looking forward to more good news.
  • Opportunities For Mobility In Education Sector
    Perry Samson, co-founder of Wunderground and professor at University of Michigan, discusses the opportunities around mobility in the university space. Samson talks about utilizing tablets in lecture halls and big data.
  • Four Wearables That Will Take Over Mobility
    There's no denying wearables are the future of mobililty. Mobility expert Emory Craig talks about four wearable devices that will change the way we think about photography, communication and computers.
  • MobileIron Q2 Comes In Better Than Expected
    MobileIron had its second quarter earnings call yesterday, and as a leader in the fast growing EMM space, the company saw positive growth and revenue as it continues to progress in the space.
  • Demo: MakerBot 2014 Products
    MakerBot's Lauren Goglick shows off the MakerBot Replicator 3-D printer. Goglick talks through the MakerBot 3-D printing process, and how to get started with the software and hardware.
  • IDC: Top 5 Tablet Vendors In Q2
    Despite the tablet market declining for the second consecutive quarter, it actually grew from 2013, according to IDC. Here are the top five tablet vendors of Q2.
  • Best Buy CEO: Tablet Market 'Crashing'
    Best Buy CEO Hubery Joly said in an interview Wednesday with Re/code that the tablet market is "crashing." CRN reviewed the latest market numbers from NPD, Gartner and IDC, and spoke with longtime partners of some of the leading tablet vendors in the space, including Apple and Lenovo, to see if they agree.
  • Emerging Vendors 2014: Mobility Vendors
    CRN presents the startups from this year's Emerging Vendors list making a name for themselves in the area of mobility, from tools for developing mobile applications to mobile business intelligence software to a neat gizmo for charging your mobile device.