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Articles by Eric Zeman
posted in January 2011
Nokia was ousted from atop the smartphone platform leader board after a nearly ten-year stay as Android led sales in fourth quarter of 2010, according to Canalys data.
Nokia, Samsung, and LG remain firmly entrenched atop the market share rankings, but innovation and the crucial smartphone segment will determine the rest of the pecking order in 2011, according to IDC.
With Apple's smartphone coming to Verizon Wireless next month, users should be asking which carrier offers the better deal.
Apple's iPhone has snagged market share from both handset makers, a movement that Verizon's addition of the smartphone is likely to exacerbate.
Microsoft claims handset manufacturer partners shipped two million Windows Phone 7 devices by the end of 2010, but it's unclear how many have been sold to end-users.
By adding near-field communications to the iPhone and iPad, Apple -- along with Google -- may provide the spark needed to ignite mainstream use of mobile payments.
The Google, Research In Motion, Palm/HP, and Microsoft app stores are all playing catch up with Apple, which just celebrated a major app download milestone, but without making one specific change, there's slim chance these competitors will narrow the gap.
HTC told investors that its first quarter sales will be buoyed by a new line of 4G smartphones hitting the market.
Apple has seeded a second beta of iOS 4.3 to developers. The updated code reveals several new camera-related features while nixing others.
Apple's latest earnings report show that it sold more than 15 million iPads in 2010. Apple execs were sure to take a poke at the iPad's "bizarre" and "weak" competitors.
In addition to the leaked BlackBerry Dakota, details about the Storm 3, Torch 2, and latest Curve have also hit the 'net
Research In Motion is preparing to launch its PlayBook tablet later this quarter. Can it ship 1 million by March 31?
RIM is stuffing a 5300mAh battery into its PlayBook tablet, which it says will last an entire business day.
HP has scheduled a webOS-focused event on February 9, where it is expected to debut its first tablet device.
A picture and spec list of an unannounced Blackberry smartphone show what might be RIM's first hit device of 2011.
Sprint has dropped the price of its Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet while promising another "industry first" at a press conference scheduled for February 7.
When Apple's iPhone 4 goes on sale through Verizon Wireless in February, it will have to contend with a batch of new Long Term Evolution 4G smartphones.
In order to stick with its current Android version naming scheme, Google has to choose a dessert that starts with the letter "I". What better than Ice Cream (Sandwich)?
Verizon and Apple have revealed a lot about the iPhone 4 for Verizon's network, but left plenty unsaid.
Francis Shammo, chief financial officer of Verizon Communications, said today that Apple will soon make a version of the iPad with a CDMA radio installed.
Verizon Wireless and Apple today announced a CDMA version of the iPhone 4. It is 3G only, no LTE 4G on board.
Motorola has high expectations for its Xoom Android tablet. The company is preparing to flood the market with as many as 1 million of them by April.
Verizon Wireless is widely expected to unveil an Apple iPhone tomorrow for its CDMA network. But just what features will this new iPhone have?
More than a dozen new tablets were announced this week at the Consumer Electronics Show. Only one has a chance of competing with the iPad.
The Wall Street Journal today said that an informed source confirmed that Verizon Wireless will announce a version of the Apple iPhone for its network.
In a move that could herald the "Verizon iPhone," Verizon has scheduled a special press conference in New York City on January 11.
At CES, T-Mobile introduced the Streak 7 tablet from Dell, its first 4G device.
Sprint announced that it will sell a version of RIM's PlayBook tablet that is enabled with 4G WiMax.
LG "announced" a new Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet for T-Mobile, but hasn't even provided images of what the device will look like.
Motorola came out swinging at CES with its first tablet, the LTE-packing and Android 3.0 Honeycomb-powered Xoom.
A video preview of Android 3.0 Honeycomb appeared on the web briefly. According to the video, Honeycomb is only for tablets.
At CES today, Samsung introduced a new media player based on Google's Android platform. It also announced a new version of the Galaxy Tab.
A new Motorola Android smartphone can attach to a docking station that allows it to act like a laptop.
The Consumer Electronics Show kicks off in Las Vegas on January 6. What does the average tech reporter need to cover this massive trade show?
Opera has provided a sneak peek at a browser it is making specifically for tablet computers.
Research In Motion has published another video that demonstrates the capabilities of its forthcoming PlayBook tablet. The video features a deep dive into the browser's performance.
Samsung has reached its goal of selling 10 million Galaxy S Android smartphones. North America alone was responsible for 4 million Galaxy S sales.
Nielsen's latest data indicates that Apple's iOS held onto its lead as the top smartphone platform in the U.S., but Android is catching up quickly.
Verizon Wireless will soon knock $100 off the price of the Samsung Galaxy Tab, which will cost $499 instead of $599.