BlackBerry PlayBook is a good subject, but is it a good tablet?

The early word: People like enterprise features, but consumer-oriented folks think it's a train wreck.

Tablet analysis: iPad to dominate for years. Or will it?

Gartner predicts that Apple's iPad will dominate the tablet market through 2015, but beware of other factors.

Free BlackBerry app can take the craziness out of conference calls

App of the Week: Research in Motion attempts to make mobile conference calling easier with a new app available in the BlackBerry Beta Zone.

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Would shutdown cut the digital tether?

If the government shuts down, employees must surrender their government-issued hardware.

A bad sign for Android? Motorola building its own mobile OS.

Why would Moto turn against Google and Android? Motorola seems to have a variety of reasons.

Are 'consumptive' tablets like the iPad just a fad?

A Microsoft exec basically called iPads a fad last week, saying there might not be "a persistent market" for "consumptive" tablets. The Mobile Platform asks: Is there really any such thing as a consumptive tablet?

U.S. helps develop 'panic button' for pro-democracy rebels

The App of the Week goes to a project by the United States to give pro-democracy rebels around the world a way to remotely wipe their phones and alert conspirators in case a device is confiscated.

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Recovery.gov starts first mobile apps

The federal agency that oversees Recovery.gov has started mobile applications so users can identify economic stimulus law spending.

D.C.'s 'worst' cell phone ranking smells like hot air

A J.D. Power survey ranked the Washington-Baltimore region last among 27 metro areas in cell phone service. But what did the survey really measure?

A hands-on look at how the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 works

Mobile Platform spent some time with the Galaxy Tab at CTIA, taking videos of the offical demonstration and a user demonstration.

Galaxy Tabs introduce device-level encryption to Android devices

CTIA Device of the Day: Galaxy Tabs feature device-level encryption, a first for any Android device, and Samsung, unlike Apple, had the enterprise in mind when developing its tablets.

BlackBerry PlayBook in action: Some hands-on video time

Mobile Platform ran into BlackBerry reps at CTIA Wireless and forced them to give us some hands-on video time.

Mobile computing's future takes center stage at CTIA

CTIA Wireless 2011 kicks off with a panel hosted by Jim Cramer of 'Mad Money' and featuring Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse, Verizon Wireless CEO Dan Mead and AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega.

CTIA Service of the Day: Mobility that works with any platform

Mobility as a service is a new term, but cloud-based solutions, managed services and platform ubiquity play well in the enterprise.

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The shadow teleworkers: How informal arrangements threaten security

Studies show the number of federal employees unofficially working remotely is outpacing the official estimates.

New mobile device policy planned for DOD

New DOD rules for secure mobile technology use is in the works, one official says.

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IRS mobile app gains 245,000 users in two months

The Internal Revenue Service is pleased with the response to its mobile application allowing taxpayers to check their refund status on their smart phones, officials said on March 17.

App of the week: The Qik way to share video from iPhones

Skype is cooking up new solutions for video calls between iOS and Android devices by leveraging Qik, a live video streaming company it acquired in January.

AT&T and the case of the missing 4G

AT&T is under fire from consumer groups and the media for not fulfilling its promise on 4G uplink speeds for some its of supposed 4G devices.

Kundra's cell phone plan panned

Vivek Kundra’s idea to give feds a $2,000 smart phone subsidy prompted a sober-minded pushback from readers.

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