ABI Research’s Enterprise Smartphone vendor matrix concluded that, overall, Samsung is number one followed closely by Apple, with BlackBerry rounding out the top three. The vendor matrix ranks companies based on scoring in Implementation and Innovation categories.
Tablets have been on the top of many wish lists since 2010 when Apple launched its first iPad device. The installed base of big brand (Apple, Samsung, etc.) media tablets is expected to surpass 285 million units at the close of 2013.
LG has unveiled an all-in-one PC running Google's web-centric Chrome operating system (OS). Dubbed Chromebase, the system will be showcased at CES 2014 this January in Las Vegas.
Samsung recently debuted an official gamepad for its flagship lineup of Galaxy smartphones and tablets. Designed to work with with screens ranging from 4 to 6.3 inches, the GamePad will initially be available in Europe before hitting other markets.
Hewlett Packard's Omni 10 Windows tablet recently hit US shores with a $350 price tag.
Zotac has debuted the ZBOX Nano ID67, an uber-mini PC equipped with an Intel Core i3-4010U Haswell dual-core processor and a base $324 price tag.
Dell has introduced its first Chromebook, a web-centric laptop targeted at the education market. The Dell Chromebook 11 features an 11.6-inch display (1366 x 768 pixel), along with an Intel Haswell Celeron 2955U processor.
Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth has reportedly confirmed that the first Ubuntu phones will be arriving in 2014.
The Acer Iconia W4 tablet - loaded with Microsoft Windows 8.1 - is powered by Intel's Atom Z3740 (quad-core) Bay Trail processor.
The Oppo N1 smartphone is equipped with a large 5.9 inch display, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor and a rather unique 13MP camera that rotates to face the front or back of the device.
Linux is generally perceived as one of the more secure operating systems both for desktop PCs and more mobile devices.
Acer has introduced its first touchscreen Chromebook.
The consumerization of IT has reached a maturation state in key markets forcing smartphone OEMs to incorporate security and advanced enterprise features into mobile device hardware and software.
According analysts at ABI Research, Android smartphone OEMs are taking advantage of a solid presence among consumers and mobile business users to drive more business entity smartphone purchases and expand use in the enterprise.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 SoC is probably one of the most impressive high-end ARM-based processors.
Hewlett Packard's (HP) Pavilion 10 TouchSmart, powered by AMD silicon, is a 10-inch notebook with a touchscreen display and a price tag of $299. The laptop measures 10.7″ x 7.7″ x 0.9″ and weighs 3.2 pounds.
Dell has been targeting devs with an Ubuntu-powered Ultrabook for about a year now with its XPS 13 Developer Edition.
The Yotaphone is a dual-screen smartphone with a full color LCD display (front) and a second sunlight readable grayscale ePaper screen on the back.
LG has posted a video showcasing its G Flex smartphone with a curved display and slightly sloped form factor.
Lenovo's IdeaTab Miix 2 is an 8-inch tablet powered by Intel's Atom Bay Trail processor. The device - loaded with Microsoft Windows 8.1 software - has a starting price of $300, scaling up accordingly based on storage specs.