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Eric is a freelance writer for InformationWeek specializing in mobile technologies.
Articles by Eric Zeman
posted in November 2012
Apple is now selling an unlocked version of the iPhone 5 starting at $649. Make sure you know the pros and cons involved in buying an off-contract device.
Sales of Apple's latest tablets kick off December 7 in China, with the iPhone following December 14.
Is the time right for T-Mobile to launch the iPhone? At least one analyst thinks so.
Verizon outscored its rivals in Consumers Reports' annual rankings of wireless network operators, but not in every category.
Dutch court rules that Samsung violated Apple patents as the two firms' legal battles continue.
Crush of orders for Nexus 4 Android smartphone leaves Google's servers gasping for breath. It's not sold out, but you face a wait.
Strong iPhone 5 sales helped Apple's iOS platform eke out a lead over Google's Android platform in U.S. market share.
Those unable to snag a Nexus 4 when the smartphone went on sale Nov. 13 have a second chance beginning Tuesday afternoon.
Microsoft and Nokia hint that Windows Phone 7.8 might see the light of day soon, but specifics are still ethereal.
Samsung's latest phablet has reached an impressive milestone after just two months. The company is on track for a record fourth quarter.
Braving the Black Friday crowds? Don't even think of leaving the house without these applications on your smartphone.
Apple rarely discounts its products, but Black Friday is the one day of the year you can save some green on a new iPad Mini, iPhone, or Mac computer.
Google recently pushed Android 4.2 Jelly Bean to the Nexus 7 and other devices. Here's a first look at the newest version of Android on Google's 7-inch tablet.
Apple slowly catches up to the demand for the iPhone 5. Google's Nexus 4, meanwhile, is still out of stock.
Windows Phone 8 smartphone owners report crashes and reboots affecting their devices. Nokia says it is investigating; HTC has yet to respond.
RIM CEO Thorsten Heins, pitching BlackBerry 10 in the weeks leading to its release, insists RIM is playing it smart with its app store.
When Google submits its rewritten Google Maps app for iOS, Apple can't block it.
AT&T, Sprint and Verizon Wireless have stocked shelves with LTE-capable versions of the Apple iPad Mini and full-sized iPad.
Two thieves made off with 3,600 iPad Minis in a brazen robbery at New York's JFK Airport, demonstrating that crooks can strike in unexpected ways. Here are tips to protect your smartphones and tablets.
Google's Android platform grabbed a commanding 72% share of the smartphone market during the third quarter. That needs to change.
Head of Samsung's mobile phone business says company will not settle its patent wars with Apple like HTC has.
RIM insists that its BlackBerry 10 smartphones are nearly ready and will ship soon after the big January 30 launch event.
Verizon Wireless and HTC show off Droid DNA, with a 1080p HD screen that leaves competitors in the dark. But is that enough?
Google Nexus 4 Android smartphone sold out quickly in Australia and the U.K.
U.K. judge, irritated with Apple's halfhearted compliance with the court's decision, orders it to pay Samsung's legal fees.
RIM will finally unveil its next-generation smartphone platform on Jan. 30, but don't expect handsets to be available right away.
Now that I've spent a full week using the iPad Mini, here are some thoughts on its strengths and weaknesses.
Microsoft's latest smartphone platform, Windows Phone 8, is now available as several carriers start selling devices from HTC and Nokia.
You won't be able to buy any BlackBerry 10 smartphones from RIM until March 2013, but when you do, they'll be certified for government work.
Samsung's 2012 flagship smartphone was the most popular device during the third quarter of the year, ousting Apple's long-time title holder.
HTC and Verizon Wireless invite media to 'experience their latest collaboration' at event in New York City on November 13.
Microsoft may bring limited Office functionality to Android and iOS smartphones and tablets in 2013.
Judge cans Apple's patent-related complaint, but Google's far from out of the woods. It will next face the U.S. government on the same issue.
The biggest phones of the year -- such as Apple iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy Note II, Nokia Lumia 920 and Google Nexus 4 -- are relatively cheap at $49 to $399. But what will you pay in contracts and even software?
Apple's newest tablet boasts superior construction and easy portability, but you will find definite trade-offs with the iPad Mini.
Apple wouldn't say how many of them were iPad Minis and how many were its larger tablet. Still, IDC says Apple's share of the tablet market has dropped to 50%.
Ice Cream Sandwich now runs 25% of Android phones, as Google's mobile platform holds its strong lead in smartphone market share.
Apple's smaller iPad is on sale in 34 countries. Early reviews praised the design, but knocked the display.
With its Nexus 10 tablet, Samsung risks cannibalizing sales of its existing 10-inch tablets. Let's look at the key differences.
Apple has been ordered to rewrite an apology it owes Samsung regarding tablet design after a U.K. judge scoffed at the original.