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Eric is a freelance writer for InformationWeek specializing in mobile technologies.
Articles by Eric Zeman
posted in December 2012
Not every smartphone is a charmer. Here are five handsets with some seriously questionable designs.
The last twelve months have been turbulent for smartphone makers and wireless network providers. Here's who took it on the chin hardest.
Need to score a tablet for someone on your shopping list before Tuesday? Here's advice on what you might be able to find in the nick of time.
Flipboard now runs on Android tablets, including the high-resolution Nexus 10.
RIM's forthcoming smartphone platform received another bid of confidence, as a handful of European network operators have voiced their support for BlackBerry 10.
Data from mobile advertising networks suggests that many iPhone owners updated their devices to iOS 6 after Google Maps became available again.
Apple and Google are the two strong leaders in the smartphone wars. Microsoft recently kicked off its comeback bid, and RIM follows next month. Which one has the best shot of being the third horse in this race?
Google crows about Maps' triumphant return to the iPhone, scores millions of downloads in just two days.
Don't hold your breath waiting for HTC to launch a Windows Phone 8 smartphone with a 5-inch screen.
Apple sold more than two million iPhone 5s during its first weekend of availability in China.
Google Maps' triumphant return to the iPhone exposes just how bad Apple's app really is.
Stronger than expected demand has led Apple to increase the number of iPad Mini displays on order from 6 million to 12 million.
Customers will be able to hail NYC yellow cabs with smartphones via a trial program beginning in February.
Samsung prepping huge 6.3-inch OLED screen for its next Galaxy Note smartphone, pushing boundaries of phablets even further.
With the official BlackBerry 10 launch just seven weeks away, leaks give a good look at RIM's work. At first glance, it looks encouraging.
New email and Flickr apps show that CEO Mayer is pushing to make Yahoo a contender in the mobile market.
Slew of facility closures and divestitures prove that Google was never interested in Motorola's hardware business.
After about one month of sales, Microsoft Surface tablets are not generating much Web traffic. Google's Nexus fares only slightly better, while iPad dominates.
Google's long-time support for RIM's BlackBerry platform seems to be waning. Will BlackBerry 10 be able to win back Android and iPhone users without mobile apps from Google?
Error in iOS mapping app strands drivers in the middle of a desert, 45 miles from their intended destination. Australian police are not amused.
Apple, Samsung trial judge makes a plea for peace, but Apple isn't having any of it.
FCC chairman asks aviation regulators to give airline passengers greater freedom to use electronic devices during flights.
Supply of Apple's smaller iPad is beginning to catch up to demand, but those seeking the Nexus 4 still have a long wait ahead.
Apple and Samsung revisit the courtroom to debate several major issues involved in their patent dispute, which Apple won. The eventual outcome may reverberate through the smartphone industry.
Google chairman Eric Schmidt says don't oversimplify this complicated relationship -- and don't look for the patent fights to end soon.
A file uncovered in early builds of BlackBerry 10 shows a list of 106 passwords that won't be allowed on RIM's new devices.
Google's Chrome browser might be making gains on Android devices, but its presence -- and performance -- on iOS devices is pitiful.
New smartphones and system updates helped Android 4.1 and 4.2 gain significant ground in the last 30 days.
Apple's iPhone 5 will go on sale in 50 new countries this month, starting with Korea on December 7.
Twenty years after an engineer sent the first text message, it's showing its age. Here are 8 services that are putting SMS in its grave.