Tablets are yet again set to be big items this holiday season, and shoppers will have the best selection they’ve ever seen. But this year, those cellular equipped models won’t be shipping in just 3G; LTE is the flavor of choice for those seeking anytime, anywhere connectivity
Research In Motion (RIM) today announced the BlackBerry 10 Technical Preview program, an initiative designed to allow certain enterprise and government customers the opportunity to begin beta testing with BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10...
Apple said Monday that it sold more than 2 million iPhone 5s in China in their first three days of availability, setting a record for that market. IPhone 5, which launched in China on Friday, will be available in more than 100 countries by the end of December...
The Surface is the first tablet Microsoft Corp. is selling under its own brand, and the company is promoting it heavily after its late-October launch. But reviews have been mixed, and there have been few signs that the tablet is flying off the shelves. So far, Microsoft has been selling it online and through its own stores.
Huawei Monday announced a move to set up shop on Nokia's home turf. The Chinese company says it will invest $90 million over a five-year period to establish a research and development (R&D) center in Helsinki, Finland. Huawei said the move will add to its existing R&D deployments, which include over 70,000 employees worldwide.
The global connected device market continues to grow, according to the latest number from IDC reseach. According to the report, shipments of PCs, tablets, and smartphones as a collective grew 27 percent annualy in the third quarter of 2012, hitting a record 303.6 million shipments valued at $140.4 billion dollars.
Apple began selling the iPhone 5 on Sept. 21, the same day the company's stock hit an all-time peak of $705.07 per share. Since then, the stock has plunged more than 20 percent, trimming the company's market value by more than $150 billion. On Friday afternoon, shares were trading at around $534.
Amazon today announced that it is bringing “Voice Guide” and “Explore by Touch”—two new accessibility features previously available on Kindle Fire HD 8.9”—to its new standard definition Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD 7”. The features aim to help vision-impaired customers to more easily navigate the menus and content on the device.
Though the metal edges of its PCs and mobile devices are as sharp and severe as ever, Apple is emerging under Cook's leadership as a kinder corporate citizen. Cook's announcement this week that the company is moving the production of one of its Mac computer lines to the U.S. is just the latest step in a softening of the company's image following the October 2011 death of CEO and co-founder Jobs.
Deutsche Telekom today announced that its subisidiary T-mobile USA is partnering with Apple to "bring products to market in 2013." The news comes almost as a side note in a press release covering from the German company's financial investments for the coming year.
In the same week that Nokia sold the building that has been its main headquarters as part of cost-cutting measures, the Finnish handset maker also announced that China Mobile will begin carrying the Lumia 920T. The Lumia 920T is the first TD-SCDMA Windows Phone in China and for Nokia represent ...
Dish Network will start selling mobile phones from Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile in its Blockbuster video rental stores, according to a report from Bloomberg that cites people with "knowledge of the matter." The plan is an extension of Dish's current mobile phone sales through Blockbuster's website.
Mitek’s Mobile Deposit technology makes it possible for consumers to use their smartphone or tablet camera to snap a picture of their check and make an instant deposit. Mitek is now bringing that service to paying bills anytime, anywhere. The company has partnered with U.S. Bank to offer Mobile Photo Bill Pay, a service that will be offered beginning in 2013.
AT&T is moving more devices than expected in the fourth quarter, according to comments from Ralph de la Vega, president and CEO of AT&T Mobility. Speaking this morning at the UBS Investor conference, De la Vega said AT&T is headed for record fourth quarter smartphone sales. AT&T has already sold 6.4 million smartphones in the first two months, with December sales still to be recorded.
Amazon is launching a subscription service for children's games, videos and books aimed at getting more kids to use its Kindle Fire tablet devices. Amazon.com Inc. plans to announce Wednesday that the Kindle FreeTime Unlimited service will be available in the next few weeks as part of an automatic software update...
Going it alone against a long, winding wireless bill can be scary and confusing. It’s an affliction AT&T will look to alleviate as it rolls out “video bills,” personalized online videos explaining account statements with soothing voiceover, graphics and music.
Take a close look at how Sprint made its latest big-budget commercial, which actually posits that phones have an active dream life. While actually dream when we're skeptical on the nocturnal lives of smarpthones, it's an interesting process Sprint went through to suggest that to prospective customers.
Verizon takes time out with a Google+ Hangout to feature an unboxing of the Droid DNA. With a customer support representative online to help with any questions, this video offers everything you need to know about this top-of-the-line Android smartphone.
Companies in today's news briefs: Alcatel-Lucent, Askey Computer Corporation, Ceragon Networks, Retarus, Apple. Alcatel-Lucent said today that it will license product software to the Taiwan-based manufacturer of broadband and wireless products, Askey Computer Corporation.
A new report from Nielsen and NM Incite found that while the computer remains as the predominant device for social media access, consumers’ time spent with social media on mobile apps and the mobile web has increased 63 percent in 2012, compared to the same period last year.
Television viewers were once called couch potatoes. Many are becoming more active while watching now, judging by the findings in a new report that illustrates the explosive growth in people who watch TV while connected to social media on smartphones and tablets.
RIM rose Thursday after Goldman Sachs upgraded the phone maker's shares.
A Senate bill to protect the privacy of electronic communications won't keep federal agents from combing through your inbox if they believe a crime has been committed, legal experts say.
Companies in today's news briefs: ZTE, Apple, Cisco, Zapstreak, RIM
Immersion said Tuesday that it has reached a settlement and license agreement with Google Inc. and Motorola Mobility LLC that resolves a patent-infringement lawsuit it brought against Motorola.