Deutsche Bank in iPhone e-mail trial with Good
Apple has landed a coup in the enterprise as early reports have emerged that Deutsche Bank has launched another iPhone e-mail trial. The project uses a Good Technology app to check company e-mail more securely than what iOS can normally offer. If successful, the new trial described by SAI could let workers opt to use an iPhone and either switch from a BlackBerry or start off with an iPhone in the first place.
Piper and Deutsche say iPad 2 sold out immediately
Checks by Deutsche Bank Chris Whitmore and Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster this weekend suggested that Apple had sold out of iPad 2s in record time. Both checked across retailers and found that no stores had stock left by Saturday. Whitmore had the most diverse look and found the sellouts true both across 50 Apple stores, 20 Best Buy and Walmart stores, and a blend of AT&T and Verizon carrier stores.
iPhone endorsement tied to third-party app
International financial firm Deutsche Bank should be opting for the iPhone over its previous smartphone of choice, the BlackBerry, says an analyst with the company's Equity Research group, Chris Whitmore. The bank recently ran a two-month trial of the iPhone, which Whitmore describes as having been "overwhelmingly positive." To provide secure e-mail the trial depended on an app provided by Good Technology, rather that Apple's native Mail client.
Clearwire holding spectrum auction to raise $2.5b
Clearwire is looking to raise between $2.5 and $5 billion by selling wireless spectrum in an auction, according to a Wednesday report. Potential buyers include AT&T, Verizon, Deutsche Telekom, Time Warner Cable and Clearwire's majority owner, Sprint, said unnamed sources for Bloomberg. Bidding is currently in the second round, with Deutsche Bank managing the negotiations.
Apple said to be 12-18 months ahead
Despite the large number of new tablets set to arrive on the market before the holidays, Apple is expected to continue to widen its lead over the competition, according to Deutsche Bank analyst Chris Whitmore. The company's tablet content, which includes the range of iPad-enabled titles in the App Store, is said to be at least 12 to 18 months beyond any alternative platform.
Apple and RIM make up 66pc of phone revenue
Apple's iPhone and RIM's BlackBerry line are effectively strangling the market for mid-range phones, analysts at Deutsche Bank found in a new report. The companies now represent two thirds of all phone revenue but combined only make up about 10 percent of the market, leaving very little room for anything but very low-end, high-volume devices. Korean companies are suffering the most as their focus on feature-laden but "dumb" phones that are no longer selling as well.