Research in Motion announced Wednesday that credit card company Visa has approved RIM's security management system for use in mobile payments made with smartphones or tablets that use a Near Field Communication chip.
Microsoft's Surface RT tablet sold 1 million units in the fourth quarter, according to a UBS analyst. That was fewer tablets than an analyst for the bank was expecting.
Web traffic on Android tablets from various vendors grew substantially after the Christmas holiday, cutting the iPad's share by more than 7 percent, according to Chitika Insights. But the iPad continues to outdistance the competition overall, accounting for nearly 79 percent of all Web page impressions.
IT leaders are finally integrating smartphones and tablets into the workplace, but the new year will bring more challenges for separating work and play in the office.
Sales of the Microsoft Surface RT tablet are hard to measure, but one study indicates the new device is generating a tiny portion of Web traffic—less than 1%.
Microsoft on Tuesday said the Surface RT tablet will be available at more retailers later this month and at additional Microsoft stores that will grow beyond temporary holiday stores into permanent outlets.
Apple and Samsung have emerged as the global kings of smartphones, tablets and PCs even though the two vendors have very different product and pricing strategies, IDC said Monday.
Research in Motion updated its mobile management software designed to prepare users for next year's BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 release.