Synchronica Agrees to Purchase Nokia Messaging Unit
Synchronica recently announced that it plans to acquire Nokia's white label mobile messaging service, which provides email, instant messaging, and social networking to North American network operators. Under the terms of the deal, Synchronica will take over Nokia's existing contracts with AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, and other operators, giving Synchronica more than 6 million customers in North America. Synchronica will supply Nokia with messaging services for its S40 phones moving forward. It will merge the messaging services with its own, and continue to develop and refine the software by adding features such as contacts/calendar management. Financial terms were not disclosed, but the companies expect the deal to close by the end of July.
Google Intros 'Zero-Touch' Android Enterprise Deployments
Google today made it easier for businesses to configure and deploy Android handsets to employees with a new tool called zero-touch enrollment. Google says zero-touch lets companies configure purchased devices and ship them directly to employees completely preconfigured with corporate policies and controls all in place.
Apple Watch Series 3 Supports Carriers' One Number Calling and Messaging
Apple this week announced the Apple Watch Series 3 with an optional cellular radio. The LTE radio makes it possible for the smartwatch to connect to cellular networks on its own, without a nearby iPhone.
U.S. Carriers Create Mobile Authentication Taskforce
Mobile operators in the U.S. today said they will work together to help customers more easily manage app and account authentication while also protecting consumers' privacy and identity.
Apple Refreshes the Apple Watch with LTE
Apple today updated its smartwatch with several new features. Notably, the Apple Watch Series 3 gains an optional LTE radio for connections when phones aren't around or available.