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Eric is a freelance writer for InformationWeek specializing in mobile technologies.
Articles by Eric Zeman
posted in February 2011
Growing evidence suggests RIM is looking to permit applications written for Google's Android platform to run on its PlayBook tablet. Here's why this is a bad idea.
Apple is prepared to introduce its second-generation iPad on Wednesday. Here are five features this columnist doesn't expect to see.
Most of the carrier's Apple iPhone 4s were sold via online pre-orders, which is why there were no long lines at stores, Dan Mead said.
Consumer Reports testing of the Verizon Wireless version of the Apple smartphone find it has the same antenna problem as the AT&T version and is susceptible to dropped calls.
The Motorola Xoom arrives with the tablet-optimized version of Android and it feels like a more complete OS than earlier versions.
With Apple preparing to announced its second-generation tablet, here are the five features it can't leave out.
The iPad 2 is expected to make its debut at a special event Apple is hosting in San Francisco on March 2, along with some other surprises.
The Motorola Xoom Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet comes with a hefty $799 retail price tag. Verizon's $200 subsidy does little to mute the Xoom's high cost.
The Android tablet will reportedly launch without support for Adobe Flash despite marketing that has touted it as a differentiator from Apple's iPad.
Vendors from HP to Samsung, RIM to HTC and others served notice they are serious about competing with Apple and the iPad at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona.
Apple is reportedly working to develop a less expensive version of its smartphone, but unnamed sources have refuted reports of an imminent Nano version.
Reinforcing its commitment to Android, representatives of the handset maker shot down suggestions that it use Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Priced to compete with the Apple iPad, the Wi-Fi only Xoom will cost "around" $600 but adding a 3G modem pushes the price higher.
Component suppliers in Taiwan have indicated that the next Apple iPhone will feature a 4-inch display.
The 7-inch tablet device runs Android 2.4 Gingerbread, not the tablet-optimized 3.0 Honeycomb OS.
HSPA+ and LTE versions of the BlackBerry Playbook tab join the WiMax version that Research In Motion previously announced for Sprint.
Samsung's second Galaxy Tab boasts a 10.1-inch display, Android 3.0 Honeycomb, and an 8 megapixel camera.
Reports of a smaller, cheaper Apple smartphone have resurfaced, positioning the "iPhone Nano" as the ideal device to slow Android's ascent.
The year's biggest mobile event kicks off Sunday in Barcelona. Here's what InformationWeek expects to see at MWC this year.
Apple and Verizon Wireless Stores now have the iPhone 4, but is switching from AT&T worth the cost?
The TouchPad runs the latest version of Palm webOS, and seems to check off all the must-have features, but can HP's device compete with Apple's tablet?
Tear downs of the Verizon iPhone 4 have revealed a dual-mode CDMA/GSM cellular radio inside, indicating that the Apple smartphone could be used both in the U.S. and other countries.
If the Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet debuts $300 above the iPad base price, it may not be able to compete with Apple or the Samsung Galaxy tab.
Claiming a "first-day" sales record for the Apple iPhone 4 in the first two hours it was available for pre-order, Verizon Wireless has stopped taking pre-orders due to high demand.
Nokia's smartphone troubles have prompted calls for it to use Google's Android or Microsoft's Windows Phone platform instead of its own Symbian platform. That's a bad idea. Here's why.
Verizon iPhone 4 pre-sales started early this morning and the carrier says it is seeing "unprecedented" demand for Apple's smartphone; early reviews of the device are mostly positive.
The LG Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet for T-Mobile's HSPA+ network bristles with 3D features.
The way that corporate email works on the PlayBook tablet, as shown in a demo video published by Research In Motion, looks like a disaster in the making.