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Eric is a freelance writer for InformationWeek specializing in mobile technologies.
Articles by Eric Zeman
posted in January 2012
Some developers are betting the next Apple iPhone will have NFC capability and pave the way for mobile payment technology to finally take off.
RIM turns to the "Bold" team of superheroes in its latest marketing push. But the Saturday-morning-style characters probably won't appeal to anyone other than Disney Junior fans.
Three-quarters of cell phone owners now conduct business while conducting business in the lavatory.
AT&T hopes hybrid device with 5.3-inch screen will entice
customers who think buying both a smartphone and a tablet are overkill.
Hardware makers and network operators provided insight on adoption of the hottest mobile platforms--Android and iOS--via financial reports this week. Here are four things we learned.
Research In Motion's new CEO says his earlier comments regarding change at the BlackBerry maker were a bit misunderstood. Instead of taking the easy way out, RIM hopes the more difficult path leads to success.
AT&T CEO complained about inconsistent government regulation and the need for spectrum to serve rural America as the company recorded massive fourth-quarter loss.
HP will release Open WebOS 1.0 in pieces during the next eight months, disappointing some developers who'd hoped to get the entire platform at once.
Apple sold more than 15 million iPads during the holiday quarter, and CEO Tim Cook predicts tablets will outsell PCs in the future.
Tim Cook says Microsoft's Windows Phone can't be counted out, but that Apple ignores rivals and focuses on innovation.
A well-known Android developer plans to create a store for applications that Google has banned from the Android Market. Proceed with caution.
Verizon's fourth quarter earnings show a significant jump in the number of smartphone subscribers, but strong iPhone sales dinged Verizon's margins.
Good news for Microsoft Windows Phone 7? Nokia has sold about 1.3 million Lumia smartphones, analyst survey says.
Research In Motion finally has a new CEO. Here's what Thorsten Heins needs to do to get the BlackBerry-maker back on track.
Research In Motion is offering all three variants of its PlayBook tablet at this cut-rate price through February 4. But this device has drawbacks.
Samsung suffers a setback in its legal fight with Apple in
Germany, but sales of its flagship smartphone in Korea hit
a huge milestone.
Apple says it wants to put textbooks on a pricey tablet to deliver a richer learning experience. But critics say the device cost is what's rich.
AT&T adds $5 to the monthly price for smartphone and tablet data plans. But added bandwidth cuts the cost per megabyte.
Newest figures from Nielsen show that Apple's iPhone 4S, which launched in October, grabbed back marketshare during the fourth quarter of 2011.
Samsung denies reports that it's in talks to acquire Research In Motion, but that doesn't mean the BlackBerry maker is without options.
Research in Motion 2012 product plans point to a September launch for its BlackBerry 10 platform and two more tablets, says a leaked roadmap.
Walmart offers Nokia's brand-new Lumia 710 for free with a contract, but naysayers should button their lips about Nokia's doom.
Big displays, fast networks, and sluggish progress on mobile payments stood out among the notable mobile trends at the Consumer Electronics Show.
Early adopters will be rewarded with the Android 4.0 operating system update.
Apple halts sales of the iPhone 4S at its retail stores in China, as angry would-be buyers egg its flagship store in Beijing
From market dominators to prepaid carrier MetroPCS, many players at CES 2012 got in on the hot smartphone and tablet trend--LTE 4G.
Microsoft is all-in with Windows Phone and believes all the pieces are in place for a successful 2012.
Apple fiction trumps Android tablet fact at the Consumer Electronics Show, where serious iPad competitors failed to show up.
U.S wireless network operators support customized Android user interfaces because that's what leads to device sales, said CEO Sanjay Jha at CES.
More than 20 new Android smartphones launched, but why are they running Android 2.3, not Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich?
Smartphone makers announced more than a dozen new phones at CES on Monday, including many models with LTE 4G. Here's a look at the sleekest devices.
Hardware makers announced a slew of new tablets at CES 2012 Monday. Here's a look at the most interesting choices, including Samsung's Galaxy Tab 7.7.
Owners of the newer iPhone 4S consume twice as much data as owners of the iPhone 4, thanks to the Siri voice assistant.
Corning prepares to show off the second generation of its
tough-as-nails Gorilla Glass, used in smartphones, tablets, laptops, and TVs.
Research In Motion is talking to Samsung and HTC about licensing its Blackberry 10 smartphone platform, says analyst. All kinds of crazy, or crazy like a fox?
An inexpensive Android tablet could be just what Google needs to attack Apple.
Android 4.0 has reached fewer than 1% of all Android handsets to date--but it's only been out for
about a month.
RIM's board, reportedly preparing to oust co-CEOs Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie, should look at its own mistakes.
Bad decisions by Palm's senior management team doomed its webOS platform from the beginning, say former Palm employees. But there's a big lesson in webOS's demise.
Mobile devices will figure prominently at the Consumer Electronics Show, kicking off January 10. Here are five gadget trends to watch.