We hate to ask since we’ve last mentioned this thing in January, but do you remember the Surface Hub? Touchscreens meant for board room meetings with great minds from anywhere in the world and a good bit of wall real estate. Well, it may be that them panels aren’t coming any cheaper than they were before today.
Microsoft started taking pre-orders of the Surface Hub on July 1, forecasted first shipments out by September 1 and then pushed that date down to January 1. The company muddied the waters today with a further delay: Q1. That’s all we have. Sometime in [...]
Microsoft has been eating up some good enterprise deals lately, including 30,000 Windows Phones for the New York Police Department. Satya Nadella’s Nokia impairment manifesto mentioned a refocusing of its target demos. While superficially similar to the audiences its always targeted, Redmond has really taken a rejiggering towards getting businesses on-board with its mobile hardware. Now, SkyWest Inc. is taking a Windows seat to productivity with a huge order for Surface 3 tablets.
Specifically, the 7,500 tablets will go to pilots of SkyWest Airlines and its sister carrier, [...]
Remember when Brazilian police snatched up a stolen Sony Xperia C5 Ultra demo unit? That was pretty cool. But what if police actually used smartphones in the line of duty instead of just seizing them? Police departments have been trying to push into the 21st century with their tactics and tools for … 15 years now. We haven’t reported much on the transformation of policing since 2009. But this story’s worth sharing because it involves a mobile platform underdog: we can now confirm that Windows software for mobile devices is running on active NYPD [...]
2015 is an interesting time in the high-security niche of mobile technology. Blackberry’s making a migration of sorts to Android with not only its services but a device in the works, too. In the meantime, privacy services provider Silent Circle is cranking gears for the second version of its forked Android phone, the Blackphone. The companies pushing out the two platforms and the fanbases following them have shared molotov cocktails with each other on frequent occasion.Philosophies in summary
Our Joe Levi has previously dissected the basic differences between what [...]
BlackBerry isn’t a name you hear mentioned in the mobile space anymore. It’s strange, since they used to be one of the biggest names in the smartphone industry, but like Kodak’s reign over photography, stagnancy deprecates relevance, and BlackBerry quickly fell by the wayside with the rise in popularity of the iPhone and similar products. Sure, they’ve picked back up a bit with BlackBerry 10, but with less than 1% market share, the company’s certainly fallen from its former dominance. Lately we’ve been seeing rumors going around that BlackBerry may be considering making an Android [...]