Stories by Mikael Ricknäs

Orange targets senior citizens with Fujitsu smartphone

Orange hopes to increase smartphone use among seniors with the Fujitsu Stylistic S01, which uses a number of technologies to make the phone a better fit for users who are over 65 years old.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 19 February, 2013 04:08

Tags: Android OS, consumer electronics, smartphones, Android, mobile, orange, Fujitsu, MWC, mobile applications

ZyXEL integrates Alcatel-Lucent's small cell software

ZyXEL Communications will use software from Alcatel-Lucent to integrate mobile networking into its home networking equipment.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 18 February, 2013 12:59

Tags: networking hardware, telecommunication, 3g, alcatel-lucent, Networking, wireless, ZyXEL Communications, WLANs / Wi-Fi

Amazon's cloud-based data warehouse Redshift becomes generally available

Amazon Web Services has made available to all users its cloud-based data warehouse Redshift, which it pitches as a lower-cost alternative to on-premise deployments.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 15 February, 2013 13:42

Tags: Amazon Web Services, applications, software, Software as a service, cloud computing, internet, data warehousing

Alcatel-Lucent hopes to make data plans more flexible

Through its new Smart Plan platform, Alcatel-Lucent wants to make mobile subscription plans more flexible and allow data packages to be shared among users and handed out by companies to their customers using an application on smartphones and tablets.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 14 February, 2013 18:19

Tags: MWC, 4g, telecommunication, Carriers, alcatel-lucent, 3g, broadband

Samsung takes aim at emerging markets with REX phones

Samsung Electronics has launched REX, a new series of "smart feature phones" that it will sell in emerging markets.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 14 February, 2013 13:35

Tags: Internet-based applications and services, instant messaging, consumer electronics, applications, smartphones, Samsung Electronics, browsers, software, social networking, internet

Lenovo winner as Western European PC market continues to struggle

Lenovo was the only PC vendor among the top five that increased its unit sales during the fourth quarter, as the Western European PC market shrank by almost 12 percent year-on-year, according to market research company Gartner.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 14 February, 2013 12:09

Tags: Dell, hardware systems, desktop pcs, Lenovo, laptops, Asustek Computer, acer, Hewlett-Packard

Ericsson plans mobile network upgrades to better handle HD video

Ericsson is aiming to make mobile networks better at handling HD video by improving the performance of regular base stations and adding small cells in a coordinated way.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 13 February, 2013 17:12

Tags: telephony, Ericsson, 4g, telecommunication, 3g, Carriers, voip, broadband, MWC

ForeScout integrates its NAC with MobileIron

In a bid to give IT departments better control over devices that employees bring to work, ForeScout Technologies has added MobileIron to the list of mobile management vendors its network access control platform can be integrated with.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 12 February, 2013 18:34

Tags: consumer electronics, ForeScout Technologies, security, smartphones, Access control and authentication, software, system management, BYOD, Mobile Iron

BlackBerry gets ready to ship limited edition Z10 to developers

BlackBerry is getting closer to shipping a red, limited edition version of the Z10 to selected developers who have created applications for its new BlackBerry 10 OS.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 12 February, 2013 18:11

Tags: BlackBerry OS, Blackberry, consumer electronics, smartphones, Mobile OSes, mobile

Nokia and LG debut dual-SIM phones

Nokia and LG Electronics have both launched new phones that can handle two SIM cards, as they aim to attract more buyers in developing countries.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 12 February, 2013 12:05

Tags: MWC, Android OS, consumer electronics, LG Electronics, smartphones, Nokia, Android

Ericsson and Gemalto work to simplify M2M with embedded SIMs

In an effort to make it easier to connect vehicles, Ericsson and Gemalto have joined forces on embedded SIMs.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 11 February, 2013 17:55

Tags: Ericsson, MWC, telecommunication, Automotive, Networking, Gemalto, industry verticals

Intel invests in SDN pioneer Big Switch Networks

Intel Capital has invested in software-defined networking company Big Switch Networks, as it hopes to help the company change the way data centers are networked.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 08 February, 2013 12:29

Tags: business issues, virtualization, Big Switch Networks, Networking, intel, investments

New camera war brewing in the smartphone market

HTC and Nokia are preparing to go head-to-head with new cameras on upcoming smartphones, as they hope to steal market share from Apple and Samsung Electronics.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 06 February, 2013 18:23

Tags: smartphones, Nokia, Mobile OSes, Android, mobile, sony, Windows Phone, digital cameras, Blackberry, Android OS, consumer electronics, htc

ForeScout integrates its NAC with AirWatch's mobile management

ForeScout Technologies and AirWatch have integrated their respective products for network access control and mobile management in a bid to give IT departments better control over devices that employees bring to work.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 05 February, 2013 18:32

Tags: AirWatch, ForeScout Technologies, security, Access control and authentication, software, system management

BlackBerry sets stage for more games on BlackBerry 10

BlackBerry and Unity are working together on an add-on for BlackBerry 10 smartphones that should make it easier for developers to create games for the new OS.

By Mikael Ricknäs | 05 February, 2013 13:39

Tags: BlackBerry OS, application development, Mobile games, smartphones, games, Mobile OSes, software, mobile, Development tools, Blackberry, mobile applications, consumer electronics

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