Mobile payments will reach $171 billion globally in 2012, and $617 billion in 2016, according to research firm Gartner.
Samsung, the biggest maker of Android devices, is already trying to sell both tablets and smartphones for workplaces, while Lenovo is doing the same with tablets.
Apple and Android devices make up 82% of those shipped to retailers in the first quarter of 2012, IDC reports.
Fully 95% of 600 businesses surveyed by Cisco permit the use of employee-owned smartphones and tablets at the office and found productivity gains for workers.
Adoption of Android tablets and smartphones in business is "severely limited" because of the complexities of managing the various Android models, a Gartner report asserts.
Google is reportedly moving to more direct sales of its Android smartphones and tablets in an apparent move to wrest control away from wireless carriers that install their own services on Android gear or block Google apps like Google Wallet.
If Intel-based Windows 8 tablets launch in November, as one informed source expects, Microsoft would face a narrow window to play a role in the important holiday sales period.
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AT&T has recently been in talks to buy Leap Wireless, a carrier operating in 35 states with 6 million customers, according to Reuters.
American Express will allow its credit cards to use the Isis Mobile Wallet once the technology is deployed in Salt Lake City and Austin this summer.
Research in Motion's BlackBerry 7 smartphones have been approved for use by the Department of Defense, the company announced this week.
Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon expected to launch new models in coming months.
Tablets will become most users' main computing devices within the next four years, with a third of those in business, Forrester Research analyst predicts.
Screen size is a big factor for users, and it might be the first detail some consider when making a purchase.
IT managers who grapple with Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies can expect to see an explosion of different devices used by their workers.