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Turning Mobile Printing On Its Head with Fingerprint

January 28, 2013 3:55 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Printers are cheap these days and a lot of people are getting rid of perfectly good wired models in exchange for a wireless unit that allows them to print from their smartphone or tablet. Both Apple and Google have released platforms that allow...

Unlocking Your Cell Phone is Now A Crime

January 28, 2013 10:47 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

An order issued Saturday by the U.S. Copyright Office of the Library of Congress will make unlocking a cell phone illegal under certain conditions. An amendment to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act will apply to all cell phones...

Samsung 4Q Profits Jump 76 Percent on Galaxy Sales

January 25, 2013 10:47 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

A doubling of profits from Samsung's Galaxy line of smartphones boosted the company's overall fourth quarter profits by nearly 76 percent over the previous quarter. Samsung recorded net profits for the fourth quarter of $6.6 billion...

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Investors Shake Off AT&T’s $3.89 Billion 4Q Loss

January 24, 2013 5:43 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Even after reporting a loss in the fourth quarter, investors seemed relatively confident in AT&T's path going forward. Shares were up slightly in aftermarket trading to $33.90, a gain of .44 percent. AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson kicked off the company's earnings call Thursday...

LG Display Posts Profit but iPhone Dims Outlook

January 24, 2013 9:44 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

LG Display reported a $299 million profit for the fourth quarter Thursday thanks to mobile product launches by key customers including Apple Inc. but warned that earnings will decrease in the current quarter as demand for iPhones wanes...

Mozilla Unveils Developer Preview Phones

January 22, 2013 11:48 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Mozilla today unveiled some developer hardware to accompany its HTML-5-powered mobile Firefox OS, which is built entirely using open web standards. The company showed off new Firefox OS developer preview phones via its blog, saying that it's developers...

VZW Hits Record $30B in 4Q Revenue, Losses Double on Charges

January 22, 2013 10:41 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Verizon Tuesday reported record fourth-quarter revenues of over $30 billion, up 5.7 percent annually, but still managed to swing to a quarterly loss that was double what it was in the same quarter last year. Losses that were largely due to charges related to the annuitization of $7.5 billion...

A Disturbance in the Force: The Smartphone Market is Changing

January 18, 2013 5:19 pm | by Andrew Berg | Blogs | Comments

Can you hear it? That's the sound of the device market changing. It sounds a little like the whispers that RIM just might have something with BlackBerry 10. It also sounds a little like rumors that Amazon has the right kind of content ecosystem...

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Nokia Sheds 300 IT Jobs, Transfers 820 Workers

January 17, 2013 9:44 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Struggling Nokia Corp. is downsizing by more than 1,000 jobs, part of a wide-ranging plan to cut costs and streamline operations. The Finnish firm says it will lay off 300 workers in its IT sector and transfer "some activities and up to 820 employees to strategic partners," India-based HCL Technologies and TATA Consultancy...

AT&T Expands FaceTime Over Cellular to Tiered Data Plans, iPhone 4S

January 16, 2013 4:43 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

AT&T has opened up FaceTime over a cellular connection to nearly all iPhone users, including those on tiered data plans. Mark Collins, senior vice president of data and voice products for AT&T, said in a blog post that the move is the "result of ongoing testing," as to the effect...

Investors Cheer RadioShack Split with Target Mobile

January 15, 2013 10:04 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

RadioShack and Target have chosen to part ways, dissolving Radio Shack's hand in Target's mobile phone vending operation. According to statement from RadioShack today, the company is shutting down its Target Mobile stores, which are currenrly present in 1,500 Target stores...

Facebook Announcement Stirs More Handset Speculation

January 14, 2013 11:33 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Speculation is running rampant around the Facebook media event scheduled for tomorrow. The hubbub around a possible big announcement has even sent the company's struggling stock up above $30 per share. Perhaps the biggest surprise possible tomorrow would...

Microsoft May Have Exited Gadget Show Prematurely

January 14, 2013 10:58 am | by Michael Liedtke, Ryan Nakashima, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

Microsoft may have relinquished its starring role in America's gaudiest gadget show a year too early. After 13 straight years in the spotlight, Microsoft's decision to scale back its presence at this week's International CES deprived the software maker of a prime opportunity...

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Samsung Sells 100 Million Galaxy S Smartphones

January 14, 2013 10:37 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday that global sales of its Galaxy S smartphones surpassed 100 million units since the first model in the series was released less than three years ago. Samsung said it has sold more than 25 million Galaxy S smartphones...

Nokia Stock Soars on Revised Guidance, Lumia Sales

January 10, 2013 10:19 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Shares of Nokia soared over 20 percent in premarket trading today on revised fourth quarter guidance that estimates the company's mobile devices business has exceeded expectations and achieved underlying profitability. According to a press release, Nokia's Devices...

AT&T Sold Over 10 Million Smartphones in Q4

January 8, 2013 4:23 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

AT&T said Tuesday that it had sold more than 10 million smartphones in the fourth quarter of 2012, topping its previous record quarter of 9.4 million, set in the fourth quarter of 2011. This included best-ever quarterly sales of Android and Apple smartphones...

Samsung Sees Record-High 4Q Profit

January 8, 2013 10:06 am | by Youkyung Lee,AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest technology company by revenue, expects record earnings for the fourth quarter of 2012 as shoppers continued to snap up its smartphones and tablets. The company said Tuesday its operating profit for the October-December quarter...

Report: Windows Phones Will Own Nine Percent Market Share by 2017

December 20, 2012 10:10 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

A recent report from Analysys Mason predicts the numbers of Windows Phone units shipped will jump from 11 million in 2011 to 136 million in 2017, effectively giving the OS a nine percent market share. The report also predicts that Android will grow to 58 percent market share by the end of 2013...

Report: Global LTE Smartphone Shipments to Hit 275M in 2013

December 19, 2012 10:20 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

LTE has arrived. According to new research from Strategy Analytics, global LTE smartphone shipments will grow threefold to reach 275 million units in 2013. Companies leading the growth spurt will include Apple, Samsung, LG and others...

Yota Smartphone Aims to Differentiate in Useful Way

December 18, 2012 3:24 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

It's not everyday an OEM decides it's a good idea to enter the high-end smartphone market. We've already seen the likes of Dell and HP bow out, and the well-established Microsoft and Nokia are no strangers to the challenging market. So why, exactly has the relatively small...

Review: Droid DNA by HTC

December 18, 2012 10:33 am | by Ben Munson | Articles | Comments

Once you get your hands on the new HTC Droid DNA, Verizon’s new flagship Android phone, you’ll fall in love with this sleek beast’s flat-out gorgeous five-inch, 1080p display and the breathtaking 1.5 GHz quad-core processor it has rumbling under the hood. You’ll spend more time than you thought possible polishing the screen.

Judge Denies Apple Request to Ban Samsung Phones

December 18, 2012 9:22 am | by Paul Elias, Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal judge late Monday rejected Apple Inc.'s demands that its chief rival in the more than $100 billion global smartphone market cease selling models a jury recently found illegally used Apple technology. The immediate impact of the ruling means that Samsung can continue to sell three of the older-generation smartphones still on U.S. shelves.

RIM Launches BB 10 Beta for Enterprise, Government

December 17, 2012 10:19 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

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...

Huawei Will Open R&D Center in Finland

December 10, 2012 4:14 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

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.

Growth in Smart Connected Devices Expected to Continue

December 10, 2012 10:49 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

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. 

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