TELUS and Vox Mobile Launch Managed Mobility Services for the Enterprise
Last month we reported on seven trademarks that TELUS had applied for earlier this year, all of which had to do with “managed mobility services.” Today the meaning is more clear as the company has announced a joint venture with Vox Mobile called Managed Mobility Services. Aimed at the growing Bring Your Own Device enterprise market, the services will have be offered under six categories: Advise, Acquire, Adapt, Assist, Administer, Analyze.

Sony Xperia sola

Sony Xperia Sola Wants to Float Your Boat
It didn't take long for the handset codenamed the Sony Xperia Pepper, that was doing the rumour rounds earlier this week, to be made official. The handset also known as the Sony MT27i has landed as the Sony Xperia sola. The Sony Xperia sola has a 3.7-inch TFT Reality display with Sony's Mobile Bravia engine on board (854x480 resolution), that runs via a 1GHz STE U8500 dual-core processor. It's Android Gingerbread for now but Sony is saying that it is Ice Cream Sandwich upgradable (summer 2012).

The Radical Growth of the App Economy
Since the launch of the first iPhone in 2007, the production and mainstream usage of smartphones has exploded. The device opened a world of innovation in mobile technology, which was soon followed by a similar boom from apps. Today, we rely on apps to do just about everything, from keeping us organized to pure entertainment. Millions of downloads later, the app economy is as strong as ever.

Yahoo vs Facebook: Not The Next Mobile Patent War?
The lawsuit filed on Monday by Yahoo against Facebook over alleged infringements of certain “method” patents was a high profile step for Yahoo to take in the lead-up to Facebook’s IPO. But although Facebook has seen patent suits against it double in the last year, don’t necessarily take this as a sign that Yahoo will necessarily extend its fight to more jurisdictions, nor that social media will be come the next battleground, after mobile, in patent wars, says one senior patent lawyer in London.