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Hot, Not So Hot & Most Important Devices of 2011

December 3, 2011 2:30 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

Some players have hit it big in the mobile device market this year (Samsung Galaxy S II), while others have fallen flat (HP Touchpad). But even some of 2011’s misses (BlackBerry PlayBook) have been critical for their respective companies, proving that in the device market, a product doesn’t necessarily have to be successful to be important.

MetroPCS Gets First HTC Handset

November 21, 2011 7:07 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

MetroPCS today announced its first HTC handset, the HTC Wildfire S, an Android-powered smartphone.

HTC Unveils Rezound with Beats

November 4, 2011 8:21 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

HTC yesterday unveiled its latest and greatest, the first Android phone in the United States to feature Beats audio integration...

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Report: Faulty Android Phones Cost Carriers $2 Billion Annually

November 4, 2011 8:18 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The return and repair of Android smartphone devices is costing mobile operators as much as $2 billion per year...

HTC Earnings Soar, But Flat 4Q Ahead

October 31, 2011 8:14 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

HTC posted major gains in sales and profits for the third quarter but warned that its earnings could plateau in the fourth quarter...

Motorola Resurrects the RAZR

October 19, 2011 8:51 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Motorola Mobility has revived its RAZR brand for a new super-thin Android smartphone that will launch next month with Verizon Wireless.

Huawei Targets U.S. Device Market

October 12, 2011 9:30 am | by Brad Smith | News | Comments

SAN DIEGO —The Chinese manufacturer Huawei plans to be among the top three wireless device companies in the United States within three years.

Report: Smartphones Eclipse Feature Phone in Western Europe

September 12, 2011 7:58 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

It's becoming a smartphone world, according to new report from research firm IDC, which shows smartphone shipments eclipsing feature phones...

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GAO: Inmates' Illegal Cell Phone Use 'Major Security Concern'

September 7, 2011 8:19 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Prison inmates' illegal use of contraband cell phones is on the rise and poses a major security threat to prison officials and the public...

Nokia Launches Its Cheapest Phones at $30-$35

August 26, 2011 7:59 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia on Thursday unveiled its two cheapest cellphones to date aimed at attracting users in the low end market...

Webcast - Hear From The Experts: 4G Device Outlook

August 22, 2011 2:24 pm | Articles | Comments

As 4G offerings expand in the marketplace, service providers and device manufacturers are challenged to deliver a differentiated value proposition.

HP Discontinues webOS Devices

August 18, 2011 12:26 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

HP announces big changes to its business ahead of third-quarter earnings call, including the discontinuation of webOS devices.

Free Phones from Best Buy Today

August 17, 2011 8:11 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Best Buy today announced that it will be giving away a variety of Android devices for free...

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Gartner: Smartphone Sales Up 74%

August 11, 2011 8:12 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Worldwide sales of mobile devices to end users totaled 428.7 million units in the second quarter of 2011, a 16.5 percent increase...

Text Messaging Used in Britain's Riots

August 10, 2011 8:13 am | by Paisley Dodds & Raphael G. Satter, Associated Press | News | Comments

Encrypted messages sent via BlackBerrys are being used by mobs to encourage rioting across Britain

Next-Gen Networks & Video: What You Need to Know

July 29, 2011 2:26 pm | by Ronny Haraldsvik, Bytemobile | Articles | Comments

Television viewing on mobile devices has begun to catch up to television viewing over the Internet as these devices come forward as a prominent tool for video viewing both at home and on the road.

AT & T Confirms Gingerbread for 2011 Android Phones

July 26, 2011 8:19 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

AT&T yesterday confirmed that all Android smartphones purchased in 2011 will receive an upgrade to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread).

Tech Insights - What Cancer Studies Should Be Looking At

July 23, 2011 6:26 pm | by Elliott Drucker | Articles | Comments

A statement from the World Health Organization (WHO) that cell phone use may increase the risk of brain cancer is making a lot of industry executives nervous.

Seybold’s Take - Smartphones for Everything?

July 23, 2011 6:18 pm | by Andrew Seybold | Articles | Comments

The technology folks are working overtime. They have discovered how handy smartphones are and all of their capabilities...

Report: Apple Tops Android with Enterprise Users

July 22, 2011 8:02 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Looks like Apple is wearing the suit and tie a bit better than Android these days, according to a second-quarter report from Good Technology.

Multi-Core App Processors Storm Smartphones

July 11, 2011 1:25 pm | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

"Part of it is marketing. It's great to have the 'dual-core inside,' if you like. But part of it is performance benefit of dual-core, and performance limitation with single core."

AT & T Socializes with HTC Status, Zynga

June 30, 2011 8:18 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

While the mythical Facebook-branded phone may never become a reality, HTC yesterday took at least a step in that direction...

Report: iPhone Drives Smartphone Growth, Android Flat

June 30, 2011 8:14 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Android continues to be the most popular smartphone operating system, with 38 percent of smartphone consumers owning Android devices.

T-Mobile Touts 4G Slide

June 28, 2011 8:18 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

T-Mobile USA, today announced the next iteration of its myTouch devices, with the myTouch 4G Slide...

U.S. Cellular Announces HTC 7 Pro

June 14, 2011 8:15 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Regional carrier U.S. Cellular today announced availability of the HTC 7 Pro, the carrier's first Windows Phone 7 (WP7) device.

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