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Dan Rowinski

Dan Rowinski is a staff reporter covering communications technologies.

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.

Treasury gets new CIO

The Treasury Department has named its new CIO, who takes over duties from acting CIO Diane Litman and becomes the permanent replacement for Mike Duffy.

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.

Feds keen on mobile devices and social apps, but some cling to the old ways

Breaking down the mobile and social trends in government reported from a survey done by Market Connections.

At GovSec 2011, mobile command vehicles mix with social engineering

Some highlights from Day 2 of GovSec 2011 conference at the Washington Convention Center in downtown D.C.

Moofwd's mashups create enterprise apps

CTIA App(-maker) of the Day: Moofwd, which mashes up enterprise data through existing IT architecture to create mobile applications for any ecosystem.

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.