As per the latest report of Financial Times, Apple has a plan to introduce cheaper version of iPhone on Monday. The company has a plan to show the models at their Developer’s Conference on Monday. This will improve the market share of iPhone significantly. The report further says that the product is going to be either $99 or $149.
IBM announced a couple of days ago that the software and services from IBM will work smarter with the new BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0. Blackberry users will be able to read documents without any laptop with the help of IBM Symphony word processing software, the new BlackBerry Client for Lotus Sametime instant messaging, and the new native BlackBerry Client for Lotus Connections. The blackberry client for Lotus Sametime collaborates in real time from the desktop computer to the BlackBerry smartphone,that includes instant messaging (IM), presence awareness, contacts, broadcasts, file transfer, click-to-call etc.
Nokia is lagging behind Apple and RIM in terms of cellphone sale in USA. The company is expected to make big impact with the release of Nokia E71X through AT & T on Monday. Customer can buy the handset by paying $99 with two year contract with AT & T. The smartphone comes with Symbian S60 3.2 Operating system. The widely used operating system for smartphone can deal with multimedia, Web browsing, messaging, voice services, and text editing. Additionally, the phone has Navigation feature and AT & T branded software.
Oracle is the leading Enterprise Application software (EAS)vendor in Middle East and North Africa. The company posted strong year-to-year revenue growth in those countries and its year-on-year EAS revenue was up by 43.1% in 2007. Oracle is the largest EAS vendor in UAE market in 2007, according to IDC, with 44.1% market share and revenues of $49.96 million.
Jive is going to release new social networking tool next week that will help Business collaboration and brainstorming session. Jive Social Business Software (SBS) 3.0 will mainly focus upon employee engagement, marketing and sales, customer support, and innovation. Jive features collaboration, community and social network on enterprise platform. The price of SBS 3.0 is $59 per user per year for four centers.
AOL launched expanded AIM service for instant messenger which comes with Free and Paid version. The key features of the additional services are SMS notifications, location-aware services, and support of multiple accounts. The major difference for free and paid version is the inclusion of ads in the buddy list of the AIM Free app. AIM Free (2.0.1) is currently available for download (via iTunes)
According to Gartner, Enterprise portals are the major applications of SOA concepts. Liferay Inc is an open source company who focuses mainly on Enterprise Portals. Liferay Portal 5.2 Enterprise edition was designed for building EJB (Enterprise JavaBeans) and distributing the transactions across multiple servers. It is JSR 168 compliant and works on servlet containers such as Jetty and Tomcat and J2EE servers like WebLogic and WebSphere. The software is also bundled with Tomcat 6.0.
The latest update of Sybase iAnywhere , a provider of secure mobile application, incorporates security and usability enhancements in order to strategize enterprise wise adoption. The new enterprise sandbox model is going to provide security and usability challenges that corporate iPhone user demands from Mobile Technology Vendors. It is a little difficult to provide secure infrastructure like data encryption for iPhone in comparison with Windows mobile or Symbian OS.
GX, a global leader of Enterprise web content management system (CMS), released version 9.6 of Web Content Management platform GX WebManager that provides support for mobile web sites. Customer can create and build new mobile websites with the help of this software. The software uses Device Recognition Technology to identify the type of phones user is using, screen size etc.