Mobile Phone Sales Strong In Q3
Apple, RIM, HTC and Motorola have been unaffected by component shortages, but Nokia has struggled with supplies of AMOLED and semiconductor components for low-cost handsets, according to ABI Research.
First Impressions: BlackBerry Style 9670
Research In Motion's latest BlackBerry smartphone takes a cue from the feature phone with its flip form factor. Does this non-traditional smartphone still pack a punch?
Apple Leapfrogs RIM Into The Top Five
According to IDC, Apple's most recent quarter vaulted it past Research In Motion, making Apple the world's fourth-largest maker of mobile phones. Nokia still holds the number one spot with an iron grip.
Cell Phones Defy Downturn
Many IT markets have been caught in the doldrums recently, however, cell phones are riding high. Market research firm International Data Corp. found sales grew by 14.6% in the third quarter of 2010, the fourth consecutive period of double-digit growth.
Opera Debuts Native Symbian Browser
Opera Software made a new version of Opera Mini available to the Symbian platform. Opera Mini 5.1 is significant because it is a native -- and not a Java -- application.
PayPal Banks On Mobile Payments
The payments provider launched a two-click Mobile Express Checkout service and added functionality to its Mobile Payments Library, among other upgrades.
LimeWire Ordered To Shut Down
A N.Y. judge says the music file-sharing site must now disable its software, five months after losing a copyright infringement suit.
Barnes & Noble Introduces Color Nook
The Apple iPad faces a challenge from the bookseller's color touch screen e-reader as a platform for books and periodicals, an industry analyst says.
RIM Demos PlayBook Tablet
Research In Motion used the AdobeMAX conference to highlight the capabilities of its forthcoming PlayBook tablet. The big question on everyone's mind: Is this thing for real?
Amazon Kindle Sets Sales Record
On the eve of a "major announcement" from rival Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com said it has sold more e-readers this quarter than ever before.
Sony Terminates Walkman
The iconic cassette player will soon disappear from Japanese store shelves, marking the end of the one-time dominant music player.
Garmin-Asus Headed For Divorce
The marriage of Garmin and Asustek Computers has been a rocky one, producing few devices, and none of them hits. Looks like the two will be calling it quits in the next few months.
iPad Users An App-Less Bunch
One-third of all owners of Apple's hot-selling tablet have never downloaded software from the company's online software store.
Farmville Crops Up For iPad
Popular Facebook game comes to Apple's tablet with app modified to leverage the hardware's interface and larger screen.
iPhone Helps AT&T Close Gap With Verizon Wireless
Based on the quarterly reports from AT&T and Verizon Communications, just 400,000 customers separate the nation's two largest wireless carriers. Verizon's lead over AT&T has narrowed dramatically.
YouTube For Android Updated To Version 2
Google has recently published YouTube 2.0 for the Android platform. The new YouTube app has an improved user interface and is no longer tied to core system updates.
Army Revamps Smartphone Program
Security, fragility, and power concerns are being considered in the next phase of the program, which aims to arm soldiers with mobile technology.
Marketplace For Windows Phone 7 Rich With Apps
In conjunction with the launch of Windows Phone 7 in some Asian and European markets, the Marketplace for Windows Phone is now live with hundreds of applications. Here's an exhaustive list.