Dell’s plans for entering the smartphone market have gained some more meat.
The world’s second largest PC brand is working with two companies to develop software and hardware for new mobile devices.
Telecom service providers are competing in saturated markets and many are experiencing flat or declining margins in the economic downturn.
That’s the opinion of Jim Messer, CEO of Transverse, who said legacy back office software is often what keeps them from being agile in the marketplace.
Steamezzo has announced that Samsung has selected its software products and professional services to develop, deploy and run its Rich Internet mobile portal.
The French company’s Mobile Open Development Platform is already certified on hundreds of handsets and compatible with all mobile operating system.
A PC-based H.264 software encoder that offers advanced encoding solutions has been developed by Broadcast International and Fixstars Corporation.
The CodecSys CE-100/200 has been designed to improve the productivity of IPTV content creation in areas like Blu-ray disk authoring, digitization of video archives and large scale surveillance camera networks.
A survey by Infosecurity Europe of 470 organisations has found that 75 per cent intend to reallocate or increase budgets to secure cloud computing and software as a service within the next 12 months.
However, interviews conducted with a panel of 20 chief information Security Officers (CISOs) of large enterprises also found concerns about availability and security aspects of software services in the cloud.
LG Electronics has announced the first broadband-enabled HDTVs with Netflix streaming software embedded directly in the set.
The new LCD and plasma “broadband HDTVs” will be able to show Netflix’s library of movies, TV episodes and HD content directly on the set without needing an external device.
Vyke has released a beta version of its Mobile VoIP software and service for Blackberry devices using RIM software.
The addition of the Blackberry software now means Vyke’s VoIP solution is available on the three most used mobile operating systems in the enterprise market – Symbian, Windows Mobile and RIM.
IBM is to to buy Transitive in an acquisition intended to help its customers cut costs.
Once the deal is completed, IBM is expected to move the virtualization software company’s California personnel to one of IBM’s local sites.
Research and development staff located in Manchester, UK, will remain at their current facilities.
Newer versions of the TiVi Phone are to have a Phil Zimmermann’s ZRTP software library built following a commercial licence agreement between Tilts Visiem and Zfone.
TiVi said this meant users will enjoy better privacy when using the mobile version of the software.
A further nine companies have thrown their weight behind the planned Symbian Foundation.
As well as comprising some well known Symbian names, the newcomers represent device manufacturers (in the form of Sharp and KTF) and a strong showing of software engineering and middleware companies.