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HTC Takes Loss in 2Q Earnings

July 6, 2015 10:18 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The Taiwanese handset maker recorded an operating loss of $166 million on just over $1 billion in revenue. Net losses before taxes were...

The BYOx Ecosystem: Security and Success in the Smartphone Era

July 6, 2015 9:58 am | by Steve Durbin, Managing Director, Information Security Forum | Articles | Comments

Now that this is no longer an option, security leaders have to learn how to say “yes, let’s work...

Amazon Brings Cloud Drive Apps to iOS

July 6, 2015 9:52 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The online retailer had earlier rolled out Android apps for the service and just pushed the new...

Apple Launches Music Service Today

June 30, 2015 10:46 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Potential customers are being offered a three-month trial subscription. After that, subscribers...

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Microsoft Sheds Some of Its Ad Business, Mapping Service

June 30, 2015 10:14 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft Corp. CEO Satya Nadella has been saying he wants to focus more on the company's core software business and related services, while warning employees of the need to...

Samsung Researchers Say They Can Double Battery Life

June 29, 2015 11:06 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Researchers from Samsung used a silicon coating that supports pure carbon growth on top of the battery's silicon nanoparticles but does not...

AT&T Offers $200 Bill Credit for New Lines

June 29, 2015 10:20 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The carrier said in a statement that it will offer a $200 bill credit when a customer buys a smartphone on AT&T's Next Equipment Installment Plan and activates a new line. 

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How It Works: T-Mobile's Jump! On Demand

June 26, 2015 9:28 am | by Anick Jesdandun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The wireless carrier shattered longstanding industry practices two years ago by eliminating two-year service contracts and letting customers upgrade...

Report: Apple Will Restrict Sharing of App Data with Advertisers

June 25, 2015 11:19 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The move would make it harder for advertisers to target consumers by keeping app developers from accessing app download data and...

T-Mobile Offers Three Device Upgrades Per Year

June 25, 2015 10:20 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The new offer is part of the recently announced "Un-Carrier Amped" program, which aims to tweak existing Un-Carrier promotions. Jump! On Demand does away with the monthly $10 fee that is part of...

Review: Is the Apple Watch the Best Smartwatch?

June 24, 2015 10:02 am | by Anick Jesdandun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

 If you need to stay connected continually and find that pulling out a phone is inconvenient, you might be in the market for a smartwatch.

BlackBerry's 1Q Misses Street Forecasts

June 23, 2015 9:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry Ltd. reported worse-than-expected first-quarter financial results as phone sales continued their long slide, but software revenue increased as...

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Nokia Looking to Design New Smartphones

June 19, 2015 11:22 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

CEO Rajeev Suri reportedly told Germany's Manager Magazin that it plans to design phones and then make the Nokia brand name...

Report: Americans Used 4.1 Trillion Megabytes in 2014

June 17, 2015 10:04 am | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Driving growth in usage was the increasing adoption of smartphones and tablets. There were 208 million smartphones in the United States, and...

SmartWatch: Apple's WWDC 2015 and What Might Have Been

June 11, 2015 11:13 am | Videos | Comments

While Apple's annual WWDC keynote might have brought word of some new features for iOS, OS X and WatchOS, the highly-anticipated event didn't exactly set the Moscone on fire. In this episode of SmartWatch, we take a look at what Apple did and didn't get done during the kickoff for its developer conference.  

Jawbone Files Second Lawsuit Against Rival Fitbit

June 11, 2015 9:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The complaint filed Wednesday says that essentially all of Fitbit's products violate patents belonging to Jawbone, and asks the court to stop Fitbit from making and...

Apple Announces First Public Beta for iOS

June 8, 2015 3:55 pm | by Andrew Berg, Executive Editor, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The kickoff keynote was perhaps one of the more understated events the company has hosted, partly due to a plethora of leaks, which included near confirmation that Apple would be unveiling a...

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Apple Poised to Launch Streaming Service at WWDC

June 8, 2015 9:34 am | by Brandon Bailey, Ryan Nakashima, Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple wants to carve out a leading role in a revolution well under way, with a new, paid streaming-music service set to launch this summer.

HTC Slashes 2Q Forecast on Slumping Sales

June 5, 2015 11:02 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to the company, HTC will see a net loss of about $256 million in the second quarter. HTC also said that it now expects sales for the upcoming quarter to be between...

Are You A Smartphone Addict?

June 5, 2015 9:26 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Articles | Comments

Checking your email in bed? Perusing random Facebook posts while having dinner with friends? Get a euphoric feeling when you get a text? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions, you might be a smartphone addict. Check it out! 

Time to Upgrade? There Are Lots of Options

June 4, 2015 10:35 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Videos | Comments

Phone companies have been shifting away from contracts and trying to get you to pay full price — $600 to $700 for a high-end phone. Installment plans are available, along with a leasing option from Sprint.

Apple Watch Slated To Hit More Countries on June 26

June 4, 2015 10:28 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Apple today announced that the Apple Watch will be available beginning Friday, June 26 in seven additional countries, including Italy, Mexico...

Report: 70% of Global Population on Smartphones by 2020

June 3, 2015 11:13 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Ericsson estimates that the average smartphone user in North America will increase from 2.4 GB today to...

AT&T's De la Vega: 2-Year Contracts Slowly Going Away

June 3, 2015 10:44 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Ralph de la Vega, the company's CEO of mobile and business solutions, told re/code that the legacy business model of a signed contract and phone subsidy may...

Lenovo Shuffles Leadership at Mobile Division

June 2, 2015 4:32 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Lenovo on Tuesday announced that Liu Jun, executive vice president of the company's mobile business, will be stepping down from his position. Jun will become a special consultant to...

Demo: Voice & Video Over LTE

June 2, 2015 9:56 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Videos | Comments

In this demonstration from the LTE Innovation Summit, Rohde & Schwartz give us an in-depth look at testing for quality and performance in voice and video over LTE.

Wearable Maker FitBit Ups IPO Mark to $478M

June 2, 2015 9:45 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Today's announcement is a revision of the an S-1 Fitbit filed with the SEC last month. In that filing, the company, which sold 20.8 million fitness trackers as of...

Mobile Focused Windows 10 Will Arrive July 29

June 1, 2015 9:54 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The company said Monday that Windows 10 is designed with mobile computing in mind, allowing users to switch seamlessly between personal...

Watch: Lenovo’s Concept Smartphone has a Virtual Keyboard

May 29, 2015 9:43 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Videos | Comments

During its Tech World keynote, Lenovo demonstrated a concept technology called Smart Cast that sticks a built-in projector on a smartphone. Flip the Smart Cast around and it becomes a virtual keyboard projected onto a flat surface.

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