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Articles by Eric Zeman
posted in April 2011
Motorola Mobility reported a first quarter loss of $81 million on revenue of $3.0 billion, an improvement from a year ago when it lost $212 million.
Research In Motion predicted it will sell fewer devices than previously thought because it has failed to update its aging line of high-end BlackBerry smartphones.
Verizon Wireless has begun revealing details of the first major software update for Android 3.0 Honeycomb running on the Motorola Xoom tablet.
New BlackBerrys, a revised BlackBerry OS, and info on the PlayBook's first two weeks of life will highlight Research In Motion's annual developer and partner event in Orlando next week.
Smartphones are used by consumers when they are shopping to help make buying decisions, according to a Google survey.
Apple, Google, Skype, and other tech vendors need to develop a standard or share their technology to ensure interoperability, which is the key to pushing video chatting into the mainstream.
The S1 and S2, which will run Android 3.0 Honeycomb, are Sony's unconventional and underwhelming entries into the tablet market.
The Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet may have sold as few as 25,000 units, according to new estimates.
Amid reports that iPhone 5 production is delayed until summer, Apple's long-delayed white iPhone 4 is on its way to retail stores.
The Android 2.3 Gingerbread tablet with Wi-Fi, not 3G/4G, is available for preorder from the electronics retailer.
HTC Thunderbolt phone buyers accounted for more than half of those who signed up for Verizon Wireless' Long Term Evolution 4G service in the first quarter.
Research In Motion's new tablet may have beaten Motorola's Xoom Tablet and the Samsung Galaxy Tab in sales on the first day each was available.
The iPhone generated $12.3 billion in sales, easily beating Nokia's total of $9.6 billion in sales, according to Apple's strong second-quarter earnings report.
Apple's smartphone bolstered sales at AT&T and Verizon Wireless, which both showed strong financial performance in their recent quarterly earnings.
The LG G-Slate tablet, LG G2x, and Samsung Sidekick 4G can take advantage of T-Mobile's HSPA+ 4G network.
An Apple event in September is the expected launchpad for a new version of the iPhone with a faster processor, which would be a change from its usual upgrade pattern.
RIM's PlayBook is a beautifully designed piece of technology, but lacks basic features available from every other tablet in the market.
Apple has sold more than 15 million iPads, so there must be a booming tablet market, right? Not so fast.
Sprint chief Dan Hesse, a foe of AT&T's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile, said "wireless innovation will be jeopardized" by the deal.
Google reported that Android device users have downloaded and installed three billion applications from the Android Market at the rate of 500 million per month.
Jim Balsillie, co-CEO of Research In Motion, went on the offensive after the first wave of reviews for the company's PlayBook had the audacity to point out the tablet's faults.
Apple devices dominate the medical field, but Android doubled its market share, according to a survey of 550,000-plus subscribers to Bulletin Healthcare.
Research In Motion's first tablet device gets raked over the coals for its lack of native email support, lack of applications, and buggy software.
The Even More plan from T-Mobile costs $79.99 and provides unlimited voice, messaging, and data, but only up to 2 GB per month. And then you get throttled.
Most buyers want the Verizon 3G version of Apple's tablet rather than the AT&T 3G version, according to a survey by RBC Capital Markets.
The Motorola tablet appears to be headed to Sprint's 4G network with WiMax in tow, but can 4G help sagging Xoom sales?
Congress should take a long and hard look at AT&T's proposed $39 billion acquisition of rival T-Mobile, the publishers of Consumer Reports urged.
The upcoming iOS 4.3.2 release is rumored to eliminate the need for users to fully reboot the tablet to switch from Wi-Fi to Wi-Fi+3G mode.
Research In Motion's PlayBook hits stores next week. Executives defended the company's strategy and said RIM has the tools to battle the iPad and Android-based tablets.
Verizon Wireless is pushing a large system update to the Samsung Galaxy Tab, but Google's Android 3.0 is nowhere to be found.
The Apple iPad gets a revised version of Microsoft's Bing search engine, which includes new features and does a better job than Google iOS search tool.
Android has helped HTC's market capitalization to climbed higher than the market cap of both RIM and Nokia.
Andy Rubin, a Google executive, said Android is still as "open" as ever and there is no change in the company's strategy regarding the operating system.
Motorola published the results of a study about how mobile professionals use their devices to manage -- or mismanage -- their work/life balance.
The Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablet, the Xoom, isn't selling well. Neither is Motorola's Atrix 4G smartphone and its laptop dock, analysts said.
Most iPhone users on Verizon Wireless and AT&T networks are satisfied with their phones, but the AT&T network drops more than twice as many calls, according to a study by ChangeWave.
Verizon Wireless's Long Term Evolution 4G network is not dramatically faster than Sprint's WiMax 4G network in New York City, Sprint said.
HTC talks Honeycomb and its Flyer, while Verizon starts accepting tablet trade-ins and Sprint drops the price for a Samsung Galaxy Tab.
RIM is the biggest loser as Android continues its unrelenting march to the top of the smartphone market, according to Comscore's latest numbers.
Andy Rubin, the head of Google's Android group, admitted in an interview that Honeycomb was rushed to meet the initial batch of shipping deadlines.