You see everything from a grandmother with a tablet to a teenage boy holding a smartphone. Both enjoying some leisurely reading or game playing to occupy them while waiting for a flight.
I can imagine the same travelers, but in a busy hotel lobby. Or even myself…waiting in a long line to check in. I see the manager feeling frantic. He reaches for his smartphone to contact all appropriate front of the house staff to assist with the rush.
Then with a push of a button he can request assistance in the lobby. As one of the staff members approaches the lobby, they grab a tablet device from the main office to assist with check-in. The tablet is used to review room [...]
The new case is called the MoGo Chimera and is essentially a modular case which can fit around an off-the-shelf Android tablet to offer greater enterprise features and a tougher exterior.
Mobelisk showed the new case to PCMag at CTIA today and told the technology magazine that the MoGo Chimera can support ports, card readers, barcode scanners, payment systems and an embedded thermal printer.
The waterproof case also boasts a separate 4000mAh battery for all-day use and can be customized with business logos. The case fits a selection of leading tablets in the market — including the Nexus 7, Galaxy Tab 2, Galaxy Note 8 and iPad mini — and starts from under [...]
WiFi-only tablets have been ‘good enough’ for most consumers and business buyers who couldn’t justify the extra expense of buying a higher-priced model and monthly fees similar to what they’re already paying for their smartphone. For example, the latest WiFi-only 16GB iPad is $499, but the same model with cellular included is $629.
But Strategy Analytics says new service pricing is helping stimulate a big expansion of mobile broadband on tablets, predicting an 8x jump in the number of subscribers from 2012 to 2017 when over 165 million new tablets will activate mobile data services.
This could well be great news for road warriors and any business [...]
Available for Android smartphones running Android 2.1 or higher, Verizon Mobile Security combines security capabilities of Asurion and McAfee.
Among other features, the app gives users the ability to remotely locate, alarm, lock and wipe data from a misplaced or lost Android device.
Verizon Wireless is offering three options starting with a free set of basic security features that's available via the Google Play store:
Verizon Mobile Security Basic – Provides antivirus protection, powered by McAfee, to detect viruses and malware, and McAfee SiteAdvisor to identify and warn users of suspicious websites. You’ll need to be on a [...]
According to an internal document published by Engadget, AT&T has stopped offering subsidized pricing of tablets when bought on a two-year data contract, but will continue to offer tablets at standard prices, along with its DataConnect and MobileShare plans.
“Customers purchasing a tablet after August 19, 2012, no longer has a two-year pricing option,” reads the document. “The only option available will be the no commitment pricing.”
The document goes into reveal changes to AT&T’s DataConnect mobile broadband services. The firm has now lowered data pricing plans for tablets by $5, taking a 250MB package to $14.99 a month, 3GB [...]
A new report by Strategy Analytics says the mobile broadband market will add 150 million new data subscriptions in the next five years for a total of 172 million worldwide by 2017.
This should all come as good news to developers working on cloud-based applications and services that depend on fast connectivity.
Average data traffic per subscription will grow substantially as use of video intensive services increases. Mobile data traffic from tablets will surge to more than 2.7 million Terrabytes in 2017, the research firm says.
“Less than 13% of the global tablet installed base will have active mobile broadband service in 2012, yet in the US, both AT&T [...]