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RIM announces revamped developer tools, payment options at 2010 DevCon

Mike Lazaridis, president and co-CEO of Research In Motion, used his keynote address at the 2010 BlackBerry Developer Conference to trumpet momentum for the platform, before introducing a number of new tools and services, telling the audience: “we continue to invest in additional services, to help you monetise and build your business.”

Can Airtel become Africa’s most loved brand?

Replicating its Indian ‘minute factory’ will be key to success

Bharti names IBM as African IT partner

Bharti Airtel picked IBM to “manage the computing technology and services that power Bharti Airtel’s mobile communications network spanning 16 African countries.”

Apple parts company with devices hardware head

Apple is widely reported to have parted company with Mark Papermaster, its senior vice president for mobile devices, 15 months after he took up the role.

IBM launches new mobile enterprise products and development lab

IBM has announced a number of software and service launches addressed at the mobile enterprise market, alongside a new a software development laboratory, the IBM Mass Lab, in Massachusetts, USA.

ARM, Freescale, IBM, create company for Linux-based devices

ARM, Freescale, IBM, Samsung, ST-Ericsson and Texas Instruments have created a not-for-profit company, Linaro, for providing resources and industry alignment for open source software developers using Linux, reports Telecompaper.

IBM, universities target easy-to-use phones

Reuters reports that IBM has started a two-year research program that aims to make mobile phones easier to use for groups including the elderly and the illiterate.

Sierra Wireless picks IBM for M2M

Sierra Wireless has signed a services contract with IBM to host a new services platform for its machine-to-machine offering.

IBM unwraps mobile services development initiative

IT company IBM has launched a new initiative aimed at developing new mobile services for consumers that are using mobile devices as a substitute for PCs.

Virgin Mobile USA outsources IT to IBM

Virgin Mobile USA has signed a services agreement for IT operations and new applications development with IBM. Under the terms of the agreement, IBM will begin transitioning Virgin Mobile USA’s existing IT infrastructure and application suite into its own environment.