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Eric is a freelance writer for InformationWeek specializing in mobile technologies.
Articles by Eric Zeman
posted in May 2011
Apple hasn't provided any details on a new version of the iPhone, but most reports suggest it will have an improved camera and won't look all that different from the iPhone 4.
The iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch operating system gets an upgrade at WWDC next week, and here are five features we would like to see make their way into iOS 5.0.
Analyst says Research In Motion has fumbled its smartphone strategy so badly that it no longer has a chance of competing in the consumer market.
Apple's iPhone App store generates many more downloads compared to Google's store, as the bulk of paid applications go almost completely ignored by the Android masses, says a Distimo study.
The BlackBerry PlayBook tablet is not selling as well as originally thought, causing another analyst to reduce sales expectations for Research in Motion for both the quarter and fiscal year.
Google's Marisa Mayer revealed that more people will soon be accessing Google Maps from mobile devices than from desktop computers.
A federal judge has ruled that Samsung must turn over five unreleased smartphones and tablets to Apple in a case involving patent infringement claims.
The startup company's software is designed to help people access apps and data that's stuck on their smartphones from their PC.
Windows Phone 7 gets a major upgrade when Mango is released with 500 new features later this year, but Microsoft still has a long way to go.
Wireless network operators have yet to settle on the best policy for managing bandwidth hogs, but Verizon Wireless plans to move to tiered data plans this summer.
Apple's iPad will be challenged for the number one tablet position when HP introduces its TouchPad, which executives say will be "better than number one."
The WP7 smartphone platform will get 500 new features, according to CEO Steve Ballmer. Here's what to expect.
BlackBerry PlayBook sales are well short of estimates and many customers are returning the tablet, according to one report.
Wal-Mart appears to be planning to sell HP's tablet at a price that's designed to compete directly with Apple's iPad.
The HTC Flyer went on sale in Europe this week, and the company is looking to bring a slew of additional tablets to market throughout 2011.
Google's Android and Apple's iOS continue to dominate the smartphone space, says Gartner, as competitors Symbian, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone jockey for the leftovers.
Half of mobile professionals surveyed by RingCentral admit to using their smartphones before getting out of bed in the morning and would prefer to travel with just a tablet.
Apple's iPad still rules the tablet market, although Research In Motion has posted solid BlackBerry PlayBook sales, says RBC analyst Mike Abramsky.
iPads and other tablets are helping to fuel a big increase in the number of people consuming email on mobile devices.
Researchers have discovered that most Android devices have holes through which personal data can be snagged by hackers.
Flickr's monthly camera usage reports indicate that almost no one is using the iPad 2 to capture images and upload them to the photo-sharing site.
Research In Motion says a small batch of its PlayBook tablets were shipped with faulty software.
The next-generation iPhone, scheduled for a September launch, will skip 4G for now, but may add Sprint and T-Mobile compatibility.
Everything that Google revealed at its I/O developer conference this week in San Francisco hinges on one important thing: Google's utter trust and belief in the cloud.
Google is juicing up the Android Market with features aimed at helping end users and developers alike.
Google's beta music service goes head-to-head with Amazon Cloud Drive. Which service provides the best experience and set of features? We find out.
The Android team at Google's I/O developer conference asked attendees to write applications for Honeycomb and described the new features in version 3.1.
The Gingerbread and Honeycomb versions of Android need to be merged into a single, powerful mobile OS that will appeal to businesses, consumers, and developers alike.
Samsung surged ahead to take the number one spot in Western Europe for all phones, while Apple surpassed Nokia in smartphone sales.
The Samsung Galaxy, Motorola Xoom, and other tablets have failed to gain much share from the Apple iPad, according to Nielsen.
Research In Motion's PlayBook tablet may have a 10-inch sibling by the holiday season.
Just 674,000 Windows Phone 7 smartphones were sold in the first six weeks, says one analyst. Microsoft needs to give us the real number.
RIM's version 1.0.3 system software adds Video Chat, BlackBerry Messenger, Docs Editing, and home screen browser bookmarks to the tablet.
CEO Steve Ballmer took to the stage at BlackBerry World and pitched Windows Phone 7, Bing Search, and Bing Maps.
BlackBerry Balance also lets IT managers put enterprise data and personal data into separate silos on a single handset.
BlackBerry World kicked off with Research In Motion introducing key applications that will be made available for the PlayBook tablet later this month.