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Smartphone Shipments to Hit 1.8 Billion in 2018
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published August 29, 2014
Growth will come from emerging markets and an unending appetite for low-cost Android devices, says IDC.
Tags: Apple, smartphone, Android
A Record 300 Million Smartphones Shipped in Q2: IDC
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published August 15, 2014
Android's growing popularity helps the industry post huge gains in smartphone shipments.
Tags: iPhone, smartphone, Android
Wearable Device Users are Data Hogs: Nielsen
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published June 27, 2014
Businesses, get ready. In a study, Nielsen discovers that wearables users consume nearly twice the data of smartphone-only users.
Tags: smartphone, wearables, Mobile Analytics
Mobile Traffic to Hit 18 Exabytes Per Month by 2018
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published February 05, 2014
Cisco's annual Visual Networking Index forecasts dramatic mobile data growth over the next five years.
Tags: networking, smartphone, Mobile Analytics, tablets, Cisco
Android to Grab 65% of Tablet Market in 2014: Canalys
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published November 26, 2013
CIOs, adjust your BYOD and MDM strategies. Android tablets are poised to become the dominant tablet OS.
Tags: Android, smartphone, BYOD, tablet
iOS 7 'Bumpy Landing' Benefits Microsoft: ABI Research
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published November 25, 2013
Apple's revamped iOS 7 gets a lukewarm reception in corporate IT circles, leaving an opening for Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.
Tags: Windows Phone, smartphone, Android, Mobile Device Vendors, iOS 7, Apple
Smartphone Takeover of Mobile Market Continues: Gartner
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published November 15, 2013
Android dominates smartphone sales while Windows Phones shows signs of life.
Tags: IOS, Android, Apple, mobile market, smartphone
10x Increase in Smartphone Traffic by 2019: Ericsson
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published November 11, 2013
Increased smartphone adoption within the next several years will have a big impact on mobile network operators and the BYOD crowd.
Tags: Ericsson, smartphone, Mobile Age
Apple iOS Leads in Enterprise Mobile Apps
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published October 18, 2013
Despite Android's big gains in the mobile OS market, in the workplace, Apple's iPad and iPhone are the devices to beat.
Tags: smartphone, tablet, enterprise mobile, Apple, IOS
Blackberry Reports $965 Million Loss
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published September 27, 2013
The struggling smartphone maker had previously reported layoffs.
Tags: BlackBerry Z10, layoffs, quarterly financials, smartphone
MDM Firms Prep Enterprises for iOS 7
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published September 20, 2013
Mobile device management firms, including Good Technology and MobileIron, announce support as new iPhones hits the scene.
Tags: iPhone, IOS, Apple, MDM, smartphone
Tech Comics: Where's My Phone?
By Oliver Widder | Article Published August 09, 2013
A smartphone that listens is a handy smartphone indeed.
Tags: smartphone
Gadgets Replacing Smartphone Passwords
By Mike Elgan | Article Published August 07, 2013
New smartphone features are eliminating the need for passwords--and that's a good thing.
Tags: smartphone, NFC, Moto X, near field communication, password, Bluetooth
Office 365 Comes to Android Smartphones
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 31, 2013
The app is free, but you'll need an Office 365 subscription to use it.
Tags: mobile app, smartphone, Android, Microsoft, Office 365
HTC Warns of Losses in Q3
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 30, 2013
The projected quarterly loss would be the smartphone maker's first ever.
Tags: sales, earnings, smartphone, quarterly financials, HTC, loss
Nokia: Windows Phone Needs More Apps
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 29, 2013
Executives at the handset maker express frustration with Microsoft.
Tags: Microsoft, Nokia, smartphone, Windows Phone, mobile apps
Smartphone Market Surges 52% in Q2: IDC
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published July 26, 2013
With Samsung firmly at the helm, the worldwide smartphone market continues its meteoric rise.
Tags: Samsung, Apple, smartphone
Apple Named 'Brand of the Year' Again
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 26, 2013
It dominated the computer, smartphone and tablet categories.
Tags: survey, tablet, iPad, brand, Computer, Apple, smartphone, Harris Interactive, iPhone
Samsung Named Most Profitable Smartphone Company
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 26, 2013
Apple fell to number two.
Tags: Samsung, smartphone, Strategy Analytics, Apple, report, handset
iPhone Sales Brighten Apple's Q3 Earnings
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published July 24, 2013
The company's enduring smartphone buoys its bottom line as iPad revenues take a hit.
Tags: Apple, iPhone, smartphone
Ubuntu Edge: Canonical's Big Gamble
By Bruce Byfield | Article Published July 23, 2013
Is the new limited edition phone cutting-edge or over the edge?
Tags: smartphone, open source, Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu Edge, Android, Canonical, FOSS
Report: Apple Testing Larger iPhone, iPad Displays
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 22, 2013
Experimenting with larger screen sizes doesn't necessarily mean the company will actually release smartphones and tablets with bigger displays.
Tags: Apple, smartphone, screen, iPad, tablet, iPhone, display
Canonical Seeks $32 Million in Crowdfunding for Linux Phone
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published July 22, 2013
Linux vendor looks to community to fund next generation superphone.
Tags: Canonical, Linux, smartphone
Nokia Sells More Lumia Smartphones, But Still Posts a Loss
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 18, 2013
It was a record-setting quarter for Windows Phone handsets.
Tags: sales, Windows Phone, lumia, Nokia, quarterly financials, smartphone
Apple to Investigate Alleged iPhone Electrocution
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 15, 2013
A Chinese woman's family says she died from electrocution because she used her iPhone while it was charging.
Tags: iPhone, China, smartphone, Apple
Report: Verizon May Owe Apple Billions on Unsold iPhones
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 12, 2013
An analyst estimates the carrier may have to pay $14 billion to the iPhone maker.
Tags: iPhone, smartphone, Apple, sales, Verizon
Report: More Layoffs at BlackBerry
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 10, 2013
The company has already fired its U.S. sales chief.
Tags: layoffs, BlackBerry 10, smartphone
Why Your 'Video Phone' Is Better Than George Jetsons'
By Mike Elgan | Article Published July 10, 2013
The rise of Web-based video is changing many aspects of business and personal life.
Tags: smartphone, social networks, Web, video phone
Samsung Profit Fails to Meet Expectations
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 08, 2013
The smartphone maker says that its second quarter profit, while significantly higher than last year, will be lower than many analysts had expected.
Tags: quarterly financials, earnings, revenue, smartphone, profits, Samsung, Korea
Boston University Sues Apple for Patent Infringement
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 05, 2013
The university is asking for a ban on sales of the iPhone 5, iPad and MacBook Air.
Tags: lawsuit, iPhone, iPad, Apple, patent infringement, MacBook Air, smartphone
HTC Profits Drop 83%
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 05, 2013
The troubled smartphone maker failed to meet analyst expectations again.
Tags: sales, quarterly financials, smartphone, profits, Taiwan, earnings, HTC
Report: Samsung Ships 20 Million Galaxy S4 Smartphones
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 03, 2013
If the report is true, that would make the Galaxy S4 the fastest-selling Android device.
Tags: Samsung, smartphone, Android, Galaxy S 4
Tech Comics: Not a Smartphone
By Oliver Widder | Article Published July 02, 2013
Some smartphones are used in non-smart ways.
Tags: Mobile Workers, smartphone
Report: HP May Get Back Into the Smartphone Business
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 01, 2013
An HP director says the company "has to be in the game."
Tags: webOS, smartphone, mobile device, India, HP
BlackBerry Reports Unexpected Loss
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 28, 2013
The company's stock took a dramatic plunge on the news.
Tags: smartphone, tablet, loss, PlayBook, quarterly financials, Blackberry, stock
The Smartwatch Revolution Isn't Waiting
By Mike Elgan | Article Published June 26, 2013
The leading tech companies are maneuvering for a titanic battle to win market share in the upcoming battle for smartwatch buyers.
Tags: Gadgets, smartphone, smartwatch
25 Android Apps for Accounting and Tax Prep
By Pam Baker | Article Published June 24, 2013
With these mobile apps, you can learn about accounting, track finances, manage investments, create expense reports and more.
Tags: Android, accounting, software, mobile application, smartphone, apps
Gartner: PC Shipments to Drop While Tablet Shipments Soar
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 24, 2013
Next year, manufacturers may sell nearly as many tablets as desktops and laptops.
Tags: smartphone, tablet, iPad Mini, PC shipments, Gartner, Android
Rumor: Apple Working on Cheaper iPhone, Phablets
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 13, 2013
Sources say the company is designing models with 4.7- and 5.7-inch screens.
Tags: Samsung, Apple, iPhone, smartphone, phablet, tablet
Samsung Shares Drop on Fears of Slowing Smartphone Sales
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 07, 2013
Brokerages downgraded the stock because they see slower sales for the Galaxy S4.
Tags: stock price, Galaxy S 4, Samsung, smartphone
Report: NSA Collected Phone Records for Millions of Verizon Customers
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 06, 2013
The widespread data collection was part of anti-terrorism efforts.
Tags: cell phone, smartphone, NSA, data collection, Verizon
Nearly 80% of Enterprises Suffered a Mobile Security Incident in the Last Year
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 06, 2013
Many of those incidents resulted in six-figure losses.
Tags: survey, smartphone, BYOD, Security Breaches, theft
Majority of U.S. Adults Now Own Smartphones
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 05, 2013
Nine out of ten own a cell phone of some kind.
Tags: cell phone, smartphone, Pew, report, IDC, survey
Report: Android Still No. 1 in U.S., But iOS, Windows Phone Are Growing
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 03, 2013
Windows Phone is surprisingly popular with younger smartphone users.
Tags: IOS, Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, smartphone, Windows Phone, Android
Motorola's Moto X to Be First Smartphone Made in U.S.
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 31, 2013
The new device will be assembled in Texas, although some components will come from Asia.
Tags: Motorola, Moto X, Google, smartphone
Samsung Unveils Galaxy S4 'Mini'
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 30, 2013
The new smartphone has a smaller 4.3-inch screen.
Tags: Galaxy S 4, Android, smartphone, Samsung, mini
25 Android Apps for Document Creation, Handling and Printing from Your Mobile Device
By Pam Baker | Article Published May 28, 2013
These apps can help you get work done from your Android smartphone or tablet.
Tags: tablet, printing, PDF, smartphone, android apps, Office productivity, document, Office
'Facebook Phone' Won't Launch in Europe After All
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 24, 2013
The HTC First has flopped in the U.S.
Tags: smartphone, Facebook, Facebook Home, HTC First
Lenovo Profit Soars: Up 90% Year-Over-Year
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 23, 2013
The Chinese PC maker seems to be the only company in the industry that continues to grow.
Tags: quarterly financials, PC sales, Lenovo, earnings, revenue, smartphone, China
Galaxy S4 Is Samsung's Fastest Selling Device Ever
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 20, 2013
The company expects to pass the 10 million sales mark this week.
Tags: smartphone, Samsung, Galaxy S 4
IDC: Windows Phone Shipments Surpass BlackBerry
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 16, 2013
Android continues to dominate the smartphone market.
Tags: Blackberry, Windows Phone, smartphone, Apple, IDC, IOS, Microsoft, Android, Google
BlackBerry Messenger Is Coming to iOS and Android
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 14, 2013
Basic functionality will be available by this summer.
Tags: Android, smartphone, mobile apps, IOS, BlackBerry Messenger
25 Android Entertainment Apps to Fill Your Downtime
By Pam Baker | Article Published May 14, 2013
These Android apps make it easy to kill a few minutes of spare time—and they just might make you smile too.
Tags: android apps, free apps, entertainment, tablet, smartphone
Android Dominates Smartphone Sales in Q1: Gartner
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published May 14, 2013
Google's Android was the mobile operating system to beat during as buyers flocked to smartphones.
Tags: Android, smartphone
Report: AT&T Will Soon Discontinue HTC's 'Facebook Phone'
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 13, 2013
Anonymous sources say sales of the HTC First have been abysmal.
Tags: HTC First, Facebook Home, smartphone, AT&T, Facebook
Facebook Home Nears 1 Million Downloads
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 10, 2013
The social network is tweaking the Android app with new features.
Tags: HTC First, Android, apps, Facebook Home, smartphone, social network
Report: Amazon Working on 3D Smartphone
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 10, 2013
The company may also be working on an audio-only gadget.
Tags: smartphone, Amazon, 3D, mobile device
Apple, Samsung Account for 100% of Smartphone Profits
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 07, 2013
No one else even comes close to the two biggest players in the industry.
Tags: smartphone, Samsung, report, profits, Apple
Gartner: Half of Organizations Will Adopt BYOD by 2017
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 01, 2013
In the end, only 15 percent of employers won't allow employees to use their own devices, says the research firm.
Tags: BYOD, Gartner, tablet, smartphone, research
BlackBerry CEO Says Tablets Won't Be Around in 5 Years
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 30, 2013
Thorsten Heins believes tablets "are not a good business model."
Tags: Thorsten Heins, tablet, smartphone, Blackberry
Provident Security Tosses iPhone for BlackBerry: The Critical Speed Advantage
By Rob Enderle | Article Published April 30, 2013
In certain industries, BlackBerry's messaging speed make it the obvious choice for employee devices.
Tags: mobile platform, Android, smartphone, text messaging, messaging server, iPhone, BlackBerry 10
50 Free Awesome Android Apps
By Pam Baker | Article Published April 29, 2013
These free apps for Android smartphones and tablets are among the best available.
Tags: smartphone, Android, tablet, free apps
Samsung Announces Record-High Profits
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 26, 2013
Strong smartphone sales led to a 42 percent spike in earnings.
Tags: quarterly financials, earnings, smartphone, Samsung, profits
Smartphones Sales Top Feature Phone Sales for First Time Ever
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 26, 2013
IDC says the mobile phone market grew by 4 percent in the first quarter.
Tags: mobile phone, IDC, Samsung, feature phones, smartphone
Microsoft Reaches Patent Deal with China's ZTE
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 24, 2013
According to Microsoft, it now gets royalties from most Android smartphones sold.
Tags: China, licensing, smartphone, tablet, Microsoft, Android, Google, zte, patent, Chrome OS
Nokia Reports Increasing Sales of Lumia Phones
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 18, 2013
The Finnish smartphone maker didn't lose as much money in the first quarter as it did a year ago.
Tags: lumia, Windows Phone, smartphone, Nokia, quarterly financials
Microsoft, Foxconn Sign Patent Deal Covering Android, Chrome Devices
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 17, 2013
Experts say the licensing agreement is bad news for Google.
Tags: Google, Chrome, Android, patent, Foxconn, licensing, smartphone, Microsoft
BlackBerry Calls for Investigation into Analyst Report about Z10 Returns
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 15, 2013
The company's stock tumbled after analysts published reports the company claims are "absolutely false."
Tags: analyst report, BlackBerry Z10, smartphone
Microsoft Said to Be Working on a Smartwatch
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 15, 2013
Samsung and Apple aren't the only companies who want to move your smartphone to your wrist.
Tags: Samsung, smartphone, Microsoft, Google, smartwatch, Apple, LG
Samsung Unveils Huge 'Mega' Phablet
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 11, 2013
Just when you thought phablets couldn't get any bigger, Samsung introduces a device with a 6.3-inch screen.
Tags: Galaxy Mega, smartphone, Samsung, tablet, phablet
HTC Profits Drop 98%
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 08, 2013
The smartphone maker's decision to delay the release of the HTC One led to record-low earnings.
Tags: earnings, HTC One, HTC, revenue, smartphone, quarterly financials
Samsung Announces 53% Profit Increase
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 05, 2013
Strong smartphone sales helped the Korean firm beat analyst expectations.
Tags: quarterly financials, Galaxy, smartphone, Samsung
Facebook Unveils 'Home' for Android
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 05, 2013
The social network didn't announce its own smartphone--it announced plans to take over existing phones.
Tags: Android, smartphone, Facebook Home
Gartner: Device Shipments to Top 2.4 Billion This Year
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 04, 2013
Tablet shipments are increasing, while PC shipments are falling.
Tags: laptop, tablet, smartphone, Android, PC shipments, Gartner, desktop
Samsung to Open 1400 'Stores' Inside Best Buy
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 04, 2013
The Samsung Experience Shops will offer smartphones, tablets, laptops, cameras and expert help.
Tags: Samsung, tablet, Apple Store, smartphone, Best Buy