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    Windows Phone 8 and RIM Announcements Suggest Many Mobile Options for Business
    Small Business Trends | Jun. 27, 2012, 5:30 AM

    Announcements about Microsofts Windows Phone 8 and RIMs BlackBerry 10 suggest even more options in store for business owners reliant on mobile technology to decrease costs and increase productivity. Mobile devices are changing the way businesses of all sizes operate, and continued development suggests this trend will only grow.

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    Someone in my household is going to Africa this summer. I suggested they take one of my spare BlackBerrys but they insist on taking their iPhone. I sent a link to that article and suggest they may wish to rethink that strategy.
    06-27-12 10:25 AM
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    I think this concerning Microsoft’s Windows Phone eight and RIM’s BlackBerry ten counsel even additional choices in store for business house owners reliant on mobile technology to decrease prices and increase productivity. Mobile devices are changing the method businesses of all sizes operate, and continued development suggests this trend can solely grow.
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    Windows Phone 8 and RIM Announcements Suggest Many Mobile Options for Business


    Announcements about Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 and RIM’s BlackBerry 10 suggest even more options in store for business owners reliant on mobile technology to decrease costs and increase productivity. Mobile devices are changing the way businesses of all sizes operate, and continued development suggests this trend will only grow.
    Windows 8 Coming to Phones

    Microsoft re-imagines mobile…again. Microsoft executives Joe Belfiore, Terry Myerson, and Kevin Gallo give a preview of Windows Phone 8 due out this holiday season. New developments for the software mean a wider range of phone options, capabilities, and prices, more functionality crossover between Windows Phone and Windows for PC, and a different kind of app. Channel 9
    Hardware makers are lining up. You can get a good idea of the variety of devices that will be running Windows Phone 8 by looking at the companies that are already lining up to build hardware for the new Microsoft product. Hardware partners thus far include Nokia, Samsung, HTC, and Huawei. VentureBeat
    Tech Developments Continue

    Worth a thousand words. Not only will Nokia be a major partner in the Windows Phone 8 roll out, but the Finnish company has been making other strides in mobile phone development. The Nokia 808 PureView boasts technology that produces still and video images so incredible it might be called a camera that makes phone calls. The Verge
    Driving innovation. Another big focus of the Windows Phone 8 roll out will be location-based services, again with the help of Microsoft hardware partner Nokia. The company is adding the new feature, Nokia Drive, which will be available to other Windows Phone 8 partners too, so if you’re buying some of these new devices for your business, this feature may well be included. Conversations By Nokia
    Behind the Software

    Some key features. If you’re still wondering what Windows Phone 8 will mean to your business, here’s a breakdown of key features that are probably most important in this new software platform. They include a multi-core processor, HD display, microSD card support, NFC, Wallet, Nokia Maps, voice controlled assistant, Internet Explorer 10, VoIP, Skype and app compatibility. Check for more details on all these features. Mobile & Apps
    RIM Innovation

    RIM still going strong. Businesses that benefit from the company’s well-known BlackBerry and PlayBook devices will be happy to hear rumors about the company splitting its hardware from its service side or selling a stake in the company to Facebook or Amazon are unfounded. Instead, the company is preparing a new line of its messaging devices, especially popular with the business market. The Globe and Mail
    Look, Ma, no keyboard! One major innovation users will want to look for in RIM’s new BlackBerry 10 is the lack of a physical keyboard. The replacement of a physical keyboard with touch-only functionality has been a hallmark of smartphones, including the Apple iPhone and Google Android, for some time. RIM will be offering a similar experience this time around. The Washington Post
    Go to video. But don’t let a company description alone suffice when scoping out the features of the new BlackBerry 10. A video demonstration will give you a much better impression of what this next generation mobile device can accomplish. The BlackBerry bid for the small business mobile market comes with plenty of features. Engadget
    Built-in savings. Finally, the BlackBerry 10′s new design has energy efficiency in mind. A recent review reports that the darker display color for the BlackBerry Messenger, one of the device’s most popular features, was chosen because it would help conserve battery life. N4BB.com
    Other Developments

    Samsung challenges the iPhone. Microsoft and RIM aren’t the only companies making noise in the mobile device space. An important part of any decision about the kind of mobile device you want for your company may have to do with whether the product line is here to stay. Despite the iPhone’s near dominance of the market, at least one other mobile device is mounting a credible challenge.
    06-28-12 10:49 AM
  5. VIDGMER's Avatar
    Oh wait... You meaning that RIm would ditch the development of the QNX-based BlackBerry 10 and adopt Windows Phone as it primary operating system, oh really? Serious?
    06-29-12 03:38 AM
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    Oh wait... You meaning that RIm would ditch the development of the QNX-based BlackBerry 10 and adopt Windows Phone as it primary operating system, oh really? Serious?
    Wouldn't it be nice if RIM could build a Windows 8 RT runtime into BB10?
    06-29-12 05:58 AM
  7. anon(55900)'s Avatar
    Oh wait... You meaning that RIm would ditch the development of the QNX-based BlackBerry 10 and adopt Windows Phone as it primary operating system, oh really? Serious?
    I don't know but the early screen shots look erily MS tile-like!
    06-29-12 06:39 AM
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    Sorry for the double post... fixed
    06-29-12 06:41 AM
  9. VIDGMER's Avatar
    Wouldn't it be nice if RIM could build a Windows 8 RT runtime into BB10?
    I don't know but the early screen shots look erily MS tile-like!
    But RIM is already using resources from the Android platform, why not just release a Blacberry themed Android OS. That's an immediate fix! *MMMM*
    06-29-12 07:25 AM
  10. Superfly_FR's Avatar
    Someone in my household is going to Africa this summer. I suggested they take one of my spare BlackBerrys but they insist on taking their iPhone. I sent a link to that article and suggest they may wish to rethink that strategy.
    If you can get it unlocked, she/he will kiss your feet for the bill. Buy a SIM card at the airport ...
    06-29-12 12:19 PM
  11. jivegirl14's Avatar
    Oh wait... You meaning that RIm would ditch the development of the QNX-based BlackBerry 10 and adopt Windows Phone as it primary operating system, oh really? Serious?
    That is what a RIM and Microsoft partnership would essentially mean - with all the implications that come with it. And can we really say that this would never happen?

    RIM considering partnership with Microsoft, have smartphones run Windows Phone 8, says Reuters | MobileSyrup.com
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    06-29-12 01:34 PM
  12. VIDGMER's Avatar
    That is what a RIM and Microsoft partnership would essentially mean - with all the implications that come with it. And can we really say that this would never happen?

    RIM considering partnership with Microsoft, have smartphones run Windows Phone 8, says Reuters | MobileSyrup.com
    Ouch. I guess the whole QNX thing ain't working as well planned eh? Now Microsoft makes this a three horse race, RIM is done.
    06-29-12 06:42 PM
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