Research In Motion's BlackBerry 10 operating system may not launch until early 2013 but Wednesday the company handed out 6,000 prototypes to developers at CTIA's MobileCON show so that they could get a head start on building applications for RIM's App World store. Also, RIM Chief Information Officer Robin Bienfait assured attendees that RIM's mobile device management platform would support Android and iOS devices.
Wilson Electronics offered a solution to improving weak indoor cellular signals inside tight, energy-efficient buildings with its introduction of a line of 4G boosters at CTIA's MobileCON event in San Diego. Wilson's multiband boosters will jack up the signals emanating from AT&T, Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile 4G devices, the company said. Also at MobileCON, Numerex announced its partnership with Alcohol Monitoring Systems in developing a wireless ankle bracelet through machine-to-machine technology.
Smartphones have reached Wall Street in the way of an exchange-traded fund. The First Trust NASDAQ CEA Smartphone Index Fund began trading Friday, tracking various companies associated with smartphones, from handset makers to mobile network companies.