Profile of Eric Zeman
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Eric is a freelance writer for InformationWeek specializing in mobile technologies.
Articles by Eric Zeman
posted in April 2013
As iOS 7 takes shape, Apple prepares to relegate original iPhone to "obsolete" status, which will mean the end of service by AppleCare and retail stores.
Thorsten Heins says he doesn't think anyone will still be using tablets five years from now.
Want to avoid the cost of sending messages via SMS? Consider these 10 app alternatives.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 joins the compact tablet market with entry-level specs.
Samsung's OLED screens have made significant improvements, putting the Galaxy S4's display on par with the iPhone 5's LCD screen.
More smartphones than feature phones shipped in the first quarter, an industry first, says IDC.
BlackBerry said that Skype will finally be available to its BlackBerry 10 smartphones beginning in May.
Tablets running software from Google and Microsoft continue to steal market share from Apple's tablet.
Tim Cook says Apple won't introduce a large-screen device if it means iPhone users must make tradeoffs.
Early reviews heap praise on BlackBerry's latest smartphone, especially for its versatile keyboard.
Study shows that drivers who use voice-to-text services to dictate text messages are just as impaired as those who type them.
Latest Windows Phone will be the first Nokia flagship sold by Verizon Wireless.
About 500,000 people have downloaded Facebook's Android home screen software, but the reviews suggest it isn't seeing much use.
Apple board may have started secret search for new CEO, one report says.
Motorola has shown "impressive velocity and execution" with new products in development, says Larry Page.
Next Apple iPad expected to weigh a little over one pound, debut in fall.
BlackBerry's new 10.1 software development kit shows off what's next for the smartphone platform.
Verizon Wireless rakes in customers' cash while facing pressure to drop contracts, which it has made even more restrictive.
Analyst's prediction of a large-screen BlackBerry smartphone contradicts statements made by the company.
Several U.S. carriers have announced pricing and availability details for the Samsung Galaxy S 4 launch.
Google chairman Eric Schmidt expects 1 billion Android devices in use by year's end, as the platform steamrolls forward at an astonishing pace.
Taiwan officials look into claims that Samsung hired online trolls to post nasty things about HTC products.
Samsung considers an overhaul of the Galaxy Note III's design to counter its "cheap" image.
Microsoft has asked component suppliers for 1.5-inch touchscreens that could be used in a device like a smartwatch, says Wall Street Journal.
BlackBerry says reports of high Z10 returns are "false and misleading," calls on the government to counter damage done.
Apple iPhone becomes available from T-Mobile USA six years after it went on sale with AT&T.
A leaked roadmap suggests that Microsoft Office for Android and iOS devices might not arrive until late 2014.
83% of Americans don't even know about BlackBerry 10, and 72% report they'd "never" buy a BlackBerry, according to new research.
Smartphone owners downloaded 13.4 billion apps in the first quarter of 2013, with Google slightly outpacing Apple. But Apple grabbed 74% of the revenue.
Apple and Yahoo are in talks to see what new role Yahoo might play on iOS devices. If it happens, the deal could further sour Apple's relationship with Google.
BlackBerry Q10, the second BlackBerry 10 smartphone, will launch in Canada April 30; U.S. date TBD.
Samsung's mid-size iPad competitor will be available in the U.S. this week.
Recent court decision in California makes it illegal to check smartphone maps except in cases of hands-free, voice-guided navigation.
HTC earned just $2.83 million in the first quarter, its smallest-ever profit.
Google's Android platform may still hold the lead, but Apple's iOS is taking back lost market share in the U.S.
Samsung's expansive line of mobile devices paid off this quarter, as strong sales of its low-end and mid-range smartphones countered weak sales of its flagships.
HTC First will be the first smartphone to ship with Facebook Home on board. Its display is the only hardware feature that matters.
Facebook Home entirely replaces the home screen that Android smartphone users see when they turn on their devices.
Look for a heavily revised version of Google's entry-level Android tablet to arrive just in time for your summer vacation, say sources.
Apple's next-gen iOS platform appears to be behind schedule, but the company is still ramping up production for the next iPhone.
Samsung is rumored to be working on two more big smartphones, even though they may be a short-lived product category.
An Apple exec's slip reveals that Steve Jobs oversaw the development of the next two iPhones. Will a new iPhone end the Apple product drought soon?
Confused about on-board and cloud storage options for apps, music, movies and photos? Our tips will help you get the smartphone space you need.
Windows Phone grew from 2.7% of the U.S. market in February 2012 to 4.1% of the market one year later. That puts it in third place -- ahead of BlackBerry.