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Eric is a freelance writer for InformationWeek specializing in mobile technologies.
Articles by Eric Zeman
posted in March 2012
Google plans to sell Android-based tablets directly to consumers in a bid to increase adoption of its mobile platform.
RIM CEO Thorsten Heins inherited a disaster when he took over in January. His recovery plan, outlined Thursday, just might be what RIM needs, but game time runs perilously short.
Android system updates head out this week to the Motorola Xoom tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the Lumia 800, and other smartphones. Is your device on the list?
In the last three months, only 5% of U.S. smartphone buyers chose a RIM BlackBerry, says Nielsen.
Samsung has shipped 5 million Galaxy Note smartphones since its debut last year, despite the fact that it was panned for being too large.
Apple raised the ire of Australian watchdogs who say the new iPad isn't a 4G device, even though that's how Apple advertises it. This isn't (entirely) Apple's fault.
Apple's response to user complaints about the new iPad's battery overcharging? It says there is no problem at all.
Secure biometrics via BlackBerry, anyone? NFC-equipped BlackBerries can stand in for your eyeball when using Iris ID Systems' IrisAccess platform.
Microsoft's buzzworthy Smoked By Windows Phone campaign took an ugly turn over the weekend after a contestant accused Microsoft of cheating.
Apple's new iPad battery should last throughout a workday, but needs some tweaking to get the best results. Check out these five common-sense strategies.
The Internet went into a tizzy when people thought Angry Birds Space wouldn't be available for Windows Phone. This game is big fun, but is it really a must-have app?
LookOut Mobile says two-thirds of lost devices vanish from pubs and bars at night.
So much for hometown loyalty: Canadian businesses are increasingly trading their Research In Motion BlackBerrys for Apple iPhones.
iPad owners complain that it runs hot to the touch, but it's inability to charge is far more worrisome.
Apple forgot to make the new iPad impervious to lasers, assault rifles, and hard drops, according to entertaining new videos.
How do you feel about attaching a small membrane to your skin that vibrates when your phone receives incoming calls or messages?
Android's momentum in the developer community has reversed course, according to poll.
Apple sold more iPads in four days than RIM has sold PlayBooks and Motorola has sold Xooms--combined--in the last year.
FAA will reconsider letting airline passengers use some electronics during taxi, take-off, and landing. But don't pull out your smartphone just yet.
Both Apple and AT&T said they "set records" over the weekend but didn't share any details on the new iPad's initial burst of sales.
After spending several hours using the new iPad, it's evident that Apple's latest tablet is both evolutionary and revolutionary--which makes the upgrade decision a tougher one.
Apple's iPhone handily beats the competition when it comes to overall satisfaction, according to J.D. Power's latest rankings.
The early reviews are in and it's no surprise that Apple's new iPad is receiving heaps of praise. Here are some interesting discoveries made by the reviewers.
Finnish phone maker developing Windows 8 tablet to compete with iPad. But should the company keep its focus on smartphones?
Symantec study says nearly everyone who finds a lost smartphone will poke through its contents.
Missed out on preordering the new iPad for Friday delivery? Apple Stores will open at 8 a.m. for those hoping to score Apple's newest tablet.
Google recently redesigned the mobile version of Google+ to look and work better on mobile devices--especially tablets. But it still has a ways to go.
New York City iPhone 4S customer sues Apple, claiming Siri advertisements are misleading and that the service doesn't work as depicted in commercials.
After Apple removed iTether from the App Store in November, the developers took a new approach and recently released an HTML5-based tethering app to circumvent Apple's ban.
Those people hoping to score an iPad on March 16 will have to take their chances at Apple's retail stores, as online orders have been pushed back to March 26 at the earliest.
T-Mobile USA would love to kill phone and tablet subsidies, but it'll never happen. Here's why.
Research In Motion pins its future marketing hopes on
low-brow comedy from College Humor.com. What could possibly go wrong?
Apple's new iPad plans shake up the mobile network picture. Plenty of players stand to lose out due to exclusive
4G deals Apple made with AT&T and Verizon.
Samsung and Nvidia respond to harsh comparisons Apple made during launch of the new iPad with criticisms of their own.
Apple didn't overlook much in the new iPad, but Siri and a few other features are missing.
In the invitation for today's iPad event, Apple said that it has something we really need to touch. Could that be a new, haptic-feedback display?
Google's data reveals that Android 4.0's presence in the market has grown less than one percent in the last month.
As Apple prepares to launch a new tablet on Wednesday, the rumor mill churns on the iPad 3. But here's what not to believe.
Nokia hopes to differentiate its Windows Phones through the ESPN Hub, a sports-lovers dream come true.
Twenty-five billion applications have been downloaded from the App Store, putting it well ahead of Google's Android Market. But Google is growing at a faster rate.
Apple's iPad 3 is expected to have significantly boosted internal specs, but a refresh of the operating system is more critical.
Apple is believed to be targeting a third quarter launch for an iPad with a smaller display, to more directly challenge Amazon and Barnes & Noble's e-readers.