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Eric is a freelance writer for InformationWeek specializing in mobile technologies.
Articles by Eric Zeman
posted in October 2012
Research In Motion has given BlackBerry 10 to more than 50 carriers around the world for certification.
Google Play Store now has nearly as many apps as the Apple iPhone App Store, and new content deals give it access to more digital music and movies.
LTE 4G is conspicuously missing from Google's brand new Nexus 4 Android smartphone. What's the deal?
Scott Forstall, responsible for Apple's iOS platform, has been shoved out the door following the iOS 6 Maps flap.
Google and Samsung aim for Apple's jugular with the Retina Display-beating Nexus 10 tablet.
Latest version of Microsoft's smartphone OS offers just as many useful features as iOS and Android.
Apple iPad Mini versus Google Nexus 7 sets up the tablet battle we've all been waiting for. We see who has the goods to come out on top.
Apple is now taking preorders for the iPad Mini. You can get a black, entry-level model for $329 and delivery on November 2.
The iPad Mini's display has fewer pixels than many of its rivals. But there's more to consider when judging display quality.
Tech's biggest rivals are all are making huge, splashy product debuts this week as they jostle for consumer attention--and dollars.
The entry-level iPad Mini costs $329, which raised some eyebrows. Here's why analysts say the iPad Mini is priced right--and will steal sales from $199 Android tablets.
Galaxy Note II, Samsung's second take on the phablet form factor, goes on sale Wednesday. Prices range from $299 to a painful $369.
Apple stunned by announcing a fourth-generation Retina Display iPad along with the iPad Mini. No mere refresh, the iPad 4 sports significantly improved specs.
Apple's tiny tablet impresses, but still leaves out some key features. Here are some pros and cons of the new, smaller iPad Mini.
Fresh details suggest that Google will announce new Nexus hardware, Android Jelly Bean update on October 29.
Apple is expected to debut the iPad Mini Tuesday, but that's not all. Here's a look at the other gear that may be coming our way.
Want to buy the soon-to-be-revealed Apple iPad Mini? Think about these four factors before choosing it over the full-size iPad.
Google's latest Chromebook from Samsung dials down the specs and the size to make a practical $249 machine that could serve as a spare at the office or home.
Google will host an Android-themed event on October 29--the same day Microsoft plans to launch Windows Phone 8. Likely on tap: New Nexus hardware.
Nokia's disastrous third quarter highlights just how badly the company needs Windows Phone 8 and the Lumia 920 to reach the market ASAP.
Apple iPhone 5 shortages are the result of a difficult manufacturing process, but Foxconn says its productivity is improving.
HTC's new J Butterfly smartphone has an incredible 5-inch, full-HD screen that beats the pants off Apple's Retina Display and Samsung's Galaxy Note II.
RIM's handsets are increasingly seen as relics of days gone by, leading to deep personal shame, users tell the New York Times. Oh please.
Innards of Apple's lightning cable, announced along with iPhone 5, beg the question: What's going on with all that silicon?
Sprint gains some much-needed capital and LTE tech know-how in exchange for relinquishing 70% of the company to Japan's Softbank.
Possible pricing and model variants for the iPad Mini suggest we'll see a wide range of price points and devices from which to select.
Apple is still playing dumb about the iPad Mini, but enough information has emerged to paint a pretty solid picture.
Google's and Apple's smartphone platform war is much more important than the war between Apple's and Microsoft's desktop platforms, says Google CEO Eric Schmidt.
Japan's Softbank is reportedly in talks to buy Sprint for $12.8 billion. Will the deal provide third largest U.S. wireless carrier with resources to grow?
Apple is trying to improve quality control practices along the iPhone 5 assembly line, which means it is taking longer to produce the new smartphone.
New version of Samsung's flagship smartphone will have a smaller screen, smaller footprint, and fewer high-end specs, too.
RIM's next-generation smartphone platform may arrive even later than hoped, dimming the BlackBerry maker's chances for a turnaround.
Most Android devices do not have auto-rotating home screens, but a software update Google just announced will add that feature to Nexus 7 tablet and other devices.
iPad Mini is already in production. Analyst touring Apple's Asia suppliers believes it will "outshine" the full-sized model.
Despite making some of the best smartphones available, HTC struggles to gain market share against Apple and Samsung.
HP CEO Meg Whitman says she has no plans for a smartphone, but the company is trying to fill 50 webOS developer jobs.
Samsung sold tens of millions of its Galaxy smartphones, boosting third quarter profits to a record high of $7.3 billion.
Proposed merger of T-Mobile USA and MetroPCS will have far-reaching implications once the deal is complete. Here's what you can expect.
Research In Motion's first BlackBerry 10 smartphones need stellar designs to help get the platform off the ground. The Aristo might be such a device.
Updated PlayBook OS lets users send text messages, secure personal data with government-grade encryption.
Production of the iPad Mini has begun, further suggesting that the smaller tablet from Apple will launch before the holidays.
More than half of all iOS device owners have updated their iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch to Apple's latest system software.
Android 4.0 and 4.1 each ticked upwards in the last few weeks, taking another bite from 2.3's share of the Android pie.
Apple's Kindle and Nexus rival, the iPad Mini, could be in stores by the beginning of November, reports say.
Does Apple need to tweak iOS 6? Comparing the battery life of the iPhone 5 with that of the iPhone 4S and iPhone 4 suggests it does.