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Eric is a freelance writer for InformationWeek specializing in mobile technologies.
Articles by Eric Zeman
posted in January 2013
Apple's iOS update was installed on 22% of devices within 36 hours, says website developer.
Apple sold more tablets than any other company during the fourth quarter, but its competitors are starting to catch up.
BlackBerry got many elements of its pivotal new smartphone platform right, but not all of them. Let's break down the good and bad.
New smartphones from the company formerly known as RIM are the first to run its new BlackBerry 10 operating system. They won't go on sale in the U.S. until March.
Apple says boosting storage capacity will make the iPad more useful for enterprises, educators and artists who work with large files.
Research In Motion's BlackBerry 10 platform needs to do these six things to steal market share from Apple and Google.
Hints from iOS 6.1 beta, iTunes suggest a higher-capacity iPad on deck for later this year.
Together, Apple's iOS and Google's Android own more than 90% of the smartphone market. That leaves very little room for Microsoft and RIM.
Huawei pushed past ZTE and Sony to become the third-biggest maker of smartphones in the world during the fourth quarter of 2012, after Samsung and Apple.
Samsung exceeded fourth-quarter expectations with $52.45 billion in sales, nearly half of which came from mobile devices.
Nokia posted its first profit in 18 months as sales of Lumia smartphones begin to take off, but North American market remains a challenge.
Sales of Apple's iOS devices soared while Mac computers dropped precipitously in fourth quarter of 2012. Wall Street disappointed with the results.
Nokia eyes a 41-megapixel PureView camera, with full-resolution zooming capability, for revamped Windows Phone flagship.
Google admits it still has a lot to accomplish with its Motorola handset business, asks investors for patience.
Research In Motion's stock surges as the company prepares to reveal BlackBerry 10 on Jan. 30.
Apple's iOS was the leading smartphone platform in the U.S. in the fourth quarter. On the worldwide stage, Android is tops.
What's in store from handset makers for the remainder of the year? Think full-HD displays.
Apple and Sharp have not explained the nosedive in the 9.7-inch screen's production.
Apple's share of the global smartphone market will reach its zenith at 22% in 2013, says ABI Research. Thereafter, Apple will only be chasing Samsung's coattails.
Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 platform might win support of two more hardware makers.
Apple will release two new iPhones and a Retina Display iPad Mini during the third quarter, says a respected analyst.
United Airlines prepares to offer satellite-based Wi-Fi service on some flights this year, starting with its wide-body aircraft.
LG claims there is no supply problem with the Nexus 4, despite its lack of availability more than two months after launch.
Apple needs to do better than one iPhone a year if it wants to maintain its position in the smartphone market.
Samsung says that combined channel sales of the Galaxy S, S II, and S III have reached 100 million units. Galaxy S IV expected later this year.
Apple, responding to weak market demand, has sliced orders for iPhone 5 parts by as much as 50%.
Big mobile industry players may have sat on the sidelines during CES 2013, but the same won't be true of next month's Mobile World Congress.
At CES, ViewSonic debuted a 24-inch version of its Android-based Smart Display that's a PC and tablet all in one package.
Apple's Phil Schiller said the company will not sell cheap iPhones. But as is always the case with Apple, it doesn't do something until it does it.
Nokia's strong sales of Windows Phone devices suggests that CEO Stephen Elop's turn-around plan might actually be bearing some fruit.
Apple isn't attending CES, but that doesn't stop reports of a larger, cheaper iPhone from stealing some of the tech show's spotlight.
Research In Motion plans to launch six BlackBerry 10 devices this year, ranging in cost from bargain to high end.
T-Mobile announced a slew of changes headed to its network in the coming months, including LTE 4G, HD Voice and yes, the iPhone.
Industry's smaller players continue to trump the big boys with compelling smartphones.
Sprint has agreed to offer smartphones running Microsoft's Windows Phone platform, but not until this summer.
LG and Samsung neglected to announce new smartphones during Press Day at CES 2013, but Huawei and Pantech made big splashes with large-screen phones.
Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean make big gains over the holidays, now account for 40% of Android installed base.
T-Mobile restocks Google's hot Nexus 4 smartphone, but the device's "sold-out" status might not be as impressive as you think.
BlackBerry Curve 9315, launched Thursday for T-Mobile USA, is not the RIM smartphone you want.
CES 2013 kicks off this week in Las Vegas and promises to provide a modest smorgasbord of new smartphones. Here's what we're likely to see.
U.S. mobile and wireless industry's main lobbying group will combine its two yearly shows into one larger event in a bid to remain relevant.
Server logs show that Apple is already working on the next-generation of its iPhone and iOS platform. Um, no kidding.