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Review: For Smartphones, What's Too Big or Small?

May 13, 2011 8:06 am | by Rachel Metz, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

With scores of smartphones available, one obvious way for them to stand out is with size. Two new phones take that to extremes...

Nokia Delivers Astound for T-Mobile

March 22, 2011 1:32 pm | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Nokia is targeting those feature phone users who haven't yet made the move to a smartphone with the new Nokia Astound.

Nokia, Samsung Top Global Handset Market

January 28, 2011 7:13 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Nokia may be suffering, but it hasn't been knocked off its top seat in the global handset market, according to new reports from IDC and Strategy Analytics.


HTC Posts Strong Profits, Handset Shipments

January 21, 2011 6:48 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

HTC's handset shipments nearly tripled in the fourth quarter, more than doubling the smartphone maker's revenue and profits...

Kin Studio Gets Shutdown Date

December 13, 2010 7:17 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless has alerted Kin customers that it will be closing Kin Studio, the cloud-based portion of the service that acted as a social network...

Wirefly Offers Free Smartphones for Holidays

December 13, 2010 7:14 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Wirefly today joined a host of wireless dealers that will be offering free smartphones through the month of the December.

Sprint Launches Submersible Sanyo Taho

December 9, 2010 7:14 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Sprint today announced availability of the fully submersible Sanyo Taho by Kyocera...

Refurbs Join Sprint Phone Lineup

October 12, 2010 8:43 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Sprint Nextel has started offering refurbished handsets to its existing customers as part of its new certified pre-owned device program.


Windows Phone 7 Goes Live

October 11, 2010 2:11 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Microsoft today took the wraps off its long awaited Windows Phone 7, the company’s latest iteration of its mobile operating system. In all, Microsoft announced nine new handsets that will run the new software for 30 countries, 60 mobile operators, with launches coming in Europe and Asia on Oct. 21.

J.D. Power: Subscribers Holding On To Phones

September 23, 2010 8:16 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Wireless subscribers are holding on to their phones for the longest period of time since J.D. Power and Associates began tracking the figure in 1999...

ZTE Handset Shipments Soar on China, Android

September 2, 2010 8:24 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

ZTE said its handset shipments soared 40 percent in the first half of the year as the successful launch of several Android devices...

ZTE Gives Salute to Verizon

August 19, 2010 8:15 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

The companies today made their official introduction of the Salute. The $19.99 phone is available today at Verizon Wireless Communications stores and online.

Motorola Profit Soars on Droid, Public Safety

July 29, 2010 8:17 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Motorola saw its second-quarter profit rise six-fold on strong results from its networks and public safety segments...


Congress Moves to Crack Down on Prison Cell Phones

July 21, 2010 7:55 am | by Jim Abrams, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Congress moved Tuesday to make it tougher for federal prison inmates to use cell phones and wireless devices...

Sony Ericsson Profits on Pricier Handsets

July 16, 2010 8:10 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Sony Ericsson recorded a profit in the second quarter thanks to sales of higher-priced handsets and the success of its Xperia X10 and Vivaz.

Top 10 Takeaways About the Mobile Handset Market

July 11, 2010 3:54 pm | by Jean-Laurent Poitou, Accenture | Articles | Comments

During the past several months, Accenture has been conducting global market research on consumer usage and spending of mobile handsets and services. The goal has been to determine how consumer electronics companies might better differentiate their products and services to grow their businesses.

Myxer Taps Simplexity for New Online Store

July 7, 2010 8:32 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Myxer today announced the launch of Myxer Wireless, a new online store for wireless services, devices and accessories.

Review: Samsung Galaxy S

June 29, 2010 11:01 am | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

The Samsung Galaxy S is looking like the sleeper hit of the summer smartphone releases. After announcements this week, Samsung’s latest Super AMOLED handset will be available with every major U.S. carrier by the end of the summer. The Galaxy

Sprint Ads Link 4G Phone to Iconic Firsts

June 3, 2010 8:20 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Sprint is linking its new 4G handset to "iconic firsts" in an integrated marketing campaign to support the launch of the device, which goes on sale tomorrow.

Moto Flips Out with Flipout

June 2, 2010 8:38 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Following in the footsteps of the novel form factor seen in Motorola's Blackflip, the company today officially unveiled the Motorola Flipout, a square social media phone.

Handset Sales Up, Apple and Android Growing

May 19, 2010 8:40 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

According to Gartner, mobile handset sales grew an impressive 17 percent in the first quarter of 2010 over the first quarter 2010.

Smaato: Symbian Leads Mobile Ad CTR, Beats iPhone

May 18, 2010 8:02 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Smaato says Symbian users in the United States are nearly three times more likely to click on a mobile ad than on an iPhone...

Droid Eris Gets Android 2.1

May 12, 2010 8:20 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

The update includes free turn-by-turn navigation through Google Maps with Navigation, free Yahoo! e-mail and added support for Microsoft Office 2007.

comScore: Samsung Beats Motorola for Top OEM Spot

May 7, 2010 8:06 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

ComScore says Samsung edged out Motorola by a fraction of a percent to take top place in the U.S. handset market.

Yahoo: iPad Users Affluent, Older

May 7, 2010 7:59 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Yahoo! has released a survey examining the demographics and behavior of the first iPad users on the Yahoo! network.

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