Blackphone encrypted communications to the masses

The Blackphone handset, which is being unveiled at Mobile World Congress, goes on sale in June for $629. It looks like a typical Android smartphone and is based on a security-hardened version of the OS called “PrivatOS.” Standard applications include … Continue reading

Smartphone Sales Surge According to Gartner

According to Gartner (a leading technology research and advisory company) the worldwide smartphone market in sales grew by 42.9 percent year-over-year in Q1, 2013.  Gartner pegs the total number of sales at 210 million units driven by the smartphone sales … Continue reading

Smartphones Overtake Cell Phone Market in 2013

2013 will mark the year when smarthhones outsell feature phones for the first time.  According to market reach firm, IDC, this will happen due to lower cost driving sales and more 4G wireless networks delivering a compelling user experience with … Continue reading

BlackBerry OS10 New Features

Even though BlackBerry has been late to the smartphone, the all new BlackBerry 10 OS comes with modern features which make it a lot superior to the OS7 platform and on par to the experience in other smartphone platforms like … Continue reading

Samsung Becomes Number One Smartphone Supplier at Expense of Nokia

Last year (2011) the cell phone market was dominated by three companies: Nokia, Samsung, and Apple with ZTE and LG a distant 3rd and 4th. Nokia led with 30% share, Samsung with 10%, Apple with 7%, ZTE and LG each had … Continue reading

A Timeline on the Evolution of Mobile Communications

Mobile devices have become a part and parcel of our daily life. We are so adept and accomplished in using technology that it’s hard to believe the present mobile revolution initiated a mere 20 years ago. Radio communication has been … Continue reading

Smartphones, iPads, and Tablets Come With a Cone of Silence

Perhaps this sounds familiar to you… I recently attended a performance at a local school and looked forward to enjoying a band program and one-act play performance. The opening announcements were made. The performers, carrying their instruments, came onto the stage, … Continue reading

Sierra Wireless Next Generation AirVantage M2M Cloud Platform

Many, if not most, businesses are now getting serious about the M2M (Machine to Machine). Almost all the companies are embracing the idea of growth-creating services around a business model.  For instance, Wireless carriers are now collaborating with different service … Continue reading