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Eric is a freelance writer for InformationWeek specializing in mobile technologies.
Articles by Eric Zeman
posted in March 2011
The Motorola Xoom hit the market more than a month ago, yet there are still only a few dozen applications optimized for Android 3.0 Honeycomb. What gives?
The WP7 app store is an unparalleled hit, Microsoft says, but it still won't say how many handsets it has sold.
A Dell executive recently lambasted Apple's iPad as too expensive for business technology users. His math doesn't add up.
We take Amazon's new Cloud Drive music-streaming service for desktop browsers and Android handsets out for a spin.
Research In Motion has confirmed that a software update will add email, contacts, and calendaring applications to its tablet, but until then a BlackBerry is required for PIM.
Google's Android will be in first place, but Microsoft's WP 7 platform will come in second with 20% of the worldwide smartphone market by 2015, according to IDC.
Google reportedly has asked LG to build the tablet equivalent of the Nexus S, an official developer platform for Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets.
The next iPhone and iOS 5 may be announced at Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference, slated for June in San Francisco.
Poor reception was the main reason AT&T customers jumped to the Verizon iPhone, and two-thirds paid a hefty early termination fee to do so, a survey from Mobclix reports.
Verizon Wireless and AT&T drop prices on earlier models in the U.S. as Apple's upgraded tablet goes on sale in 25 more countries.
Apple's iPad is missing from the Web site, but it does have information on the Motorola Xoom, BlackBerry PlayBook, Dell Streak 7, Toshiba Tablet, and the HP TouchPad.
HTC launched the EVO 3-D at CTIA Wireless in the latest example of 3-D pushing onto screens big and small. Here's why.
Samsung, HTC, LG, RIM, and other vendors unveiled the most promising round of iPad competitors yet, pushing phones from the spotlight, at CTIA Wireless.
The 10.1-inch Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet is thinner and lighter than the iPad 2; Samsung also unveiled a 8.9-inch display tab at CTIA.
Research In Motion's tablet mirrors Apple's iPad pricing, but has limitations, notably email access is supported only when tethered to a BlackBerry.
The industry is an uproar about AT&Ts plans to acquire the Deutsche Telekom unit and form the nation's largest wireless network operator.
AT&T announced its intent to purchase smaller rival T-Mobile in a $39 billion deal that will help both compete better with Verizon Wireless.
In Part 4 of our review of Apple's iPad 2, we take an in-depth look at the new GarageBand application, the iPad's gaming chops, and of course media playback.
A new mobile hotspot product from Sprint provides 3G and 4G broadband for up to 8 other Wi-Fi devices -- even those sold by competing carriers.
Blaze Software says the Android browser loads pages 52% faster than the iPhone's browser, but that's not the whole story.
In Part 3 of InformationWeek's review of the iPad 2, we take an in-depth look at how well the camera, FaceTime, PhotoBooth, and iMovie applications work.
Motorola announced that its Android 3.0 Honeycomb-based Xoom tablet will become available in a Wi-Fi only configuration in the U.S. starting March 27.
Part 2 of InformationWeek's rolling review of the Apple iPad 2 pits it against the original iPad and Motorola Xoom to see which is the best when it comes to critical Web performance factors.
The scheduled launch of the iPad 2 in Japan has been put on hold because of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami. In the U.S., the Apple iPad 2 continues to be difficult to obtain and online shipping times now extend to five weeks.
No one knows how many iPad 2s Apple sold over the weekend, but analysts put the number somewhere between 500,000 and 1 million.
InformationWeek will be reviewing the iPad 2 feature by feature over the coming days. Stay tuned as we give each aspect of Apple's newest tablet a rigorous workout.
I was able to purchase an iPad 2 with no trouble at all -- but apparently that's not how it went for most people looking for Apple's latest gadget.
Apple's second-generation iPad has coaxed buyers to purchase online as well as gather at retail shops around the country.
Honeycomb is "by the geeks, for the geeks, and of the geeks," claims a Global Equities Research analyst, who says it will never have mass appeal.
Apple has indicated that it will allow people to order the iPad 2 from its online store beginning at 4 a.m. Eastern time starting Friday, March 11.
Personal Hotspot allows other devices to access the Internet via the Apple iPhone's connection to AT&T's network. Here are the results of a test drive.
A post on the company's Facebook page may indicate that it is preparing to unveil a third tablet device at the CTIA Wireless trade show.
Apple may sell as many as 5.5 million of its second generation tablets during the first quarter of availability, according to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster.
RIM, HP, Samsung, HTC, and others are rolling out their iPad competitors -- skip the subsidized models and pay full retail price for a tablet. Here's why.
If Sprint doesn't announce new WiMax gear at CTIA Wireless, you can count WiMax out of the 4G game -- at least from Sprint.
Unlocked Xoom devices must be relocked in order to receive a free upgrade to 4G LTE.
The Android Honeycomb-based tablet brings the mobile computing fight to Apple's doorstep. While the Xoom may not topple the iPad, it is a solid first step for Google's tablet platform.
Apple's iPad 2 is thinner and less expensive than the Galaxy Tab 10.1 Honeycomb tablet, prompting the vice president of Samsung's mobile division to concede a need for improvement.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs' "post-PC" remarks have struck a chord with the non-spec-obsessed -- is the experience of using a device more important than the speeds and feeds?
Android has surpassed both Apple's iOS and RIM's BlackBerry OS to to become the number one smartphone platform in the U.S., according to the latest numbers from Nielsen.
Apple unveiled its thinner, lighter, and faster tablet device less than a year after the first generation and will start shipping it nine days after the announcement while competitors struggle to get models to market.
Apple's second-generation iPad mostly impresses, but Apple still managed to leave some key technologies out.
Is RIM's PlayBook operating system too much like HP's webOS platform? HP says Yes; RIM says No.
A free upgrade to Long Term Evolution will not be available to users who root the tablet; Motorola requires devices be in "factory condition."
Apple will probably provide a sneak-peak of iOS 5.0 at its iPad event on Wednesday. Here are five features InformationWeek would like to see make their way to iOS.