Phillip Redman

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RIM Begins Its Comeback Year With BES 10 Launch

by Phillip Redman  |  January 23, 2013  |  5 Comments

In advance of its BB10 smartphone launch next week in New York City (no secret here, this has been widely talked about), RIM announced the release of BES 10 today–the next generation of its on-premise enterprise smartphone support. Before looking at that, how is RIM doing and what should everyone expect this year? There’s no doubt […]

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CTIA Wireless Conference 2012: Changing Of The Guard

by Phillip Redman  |  May 11, 2012  |  Comments Off

It’s funny–my first CTIA conference I went to in the mid-1990’s had kind of a start-up feel to it.  There weren’t a lot of big name companies there, not in the way we know the Nokias or Motorolas of today.There were quite a few industry exhibitors with speacilized products–cable seals or cellsite shelters, that you […]

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BlackBerry Failure: Less Impactful Than Two Years Ago

by Phillip Redman  |  October 13, 2011  |  Comments Off

It wasn’t quite a yawn, but there was far less outcry this week than there would have been two years ago since BlackBerry service was out for three days.  As you probably know by now, a core switch failure led to intermittent delays and message delivery failures in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  Backlog […]

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RIM Takes Important Steps in Enterprise Mobility

by Phillip Redman  |  May 2, 2011  |  1 Comment

Today is Capital Markets day at RIM where they talk about the year behind and the year ahead to financial analysts.  But this week is also its annual wireless conference, BlackBerry World and it made two important announcements that’s going to impact enterprise mobility management.  First, RIM is finally moving into multi-OS device support by […]

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RIM PlayBook: More Play Than Work

by Phillip Redman  |  April 20, 2011  |  Comments Off

RIM has launched its entry into the media tablet storm this week, with the much anticipated PlayBook.  But trying to get ahead of the competition, it may have rushed it to the market without finalizing key attributes.  First, is this a consumer device or an enterprise?  It certainly isn’t both, maybe neither.  Enterprise users need […]

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Wireless Data Pricing Reaches A New Low

by Phillip Redman  |  November 9, 2010  |  2 Comments

Back in 1995, one of my first big wireless research projects was on pricing elasticity.  At that time, a wireless voice minute cost about $2.25 and only about 13% of the population had phones.  These were mostly business people who could get reimbursed for their use.  In the industry, the widely held belief was that […]

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Most Things Being Equal, The Apps have It

by Phillip Redman  |  November 5, 2010  |  5 Comments

We are now fully in the era of the smartphone.  At no other time have we had such numerous choices of quality devices from companies like Samsung, Apple, Nokia, Apple, HTC, Motorola and RIM, to name just a few.  Adoption of smartphones by both consumers and enterprises is big.  This year, more than 70% of […]

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