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Eric is a freelance writer for InformationWeek specializing in mobile technologies.
Articles by Eric Zeman
posted in May 2012
Google sells more hardware in the Google Play Store with the
addition of accessories for the Galaxy Nexus. Is Google stocking up
ahead of the Nexus tablet launch?
Intel-based Xolo San Diego lands in the British Isles on June 6, while Lenovo LePhone K800 hits China today. Both run Google's Android platform.
RIM faces $1 billion inventory write-down, massive layoffs, and senior executive defections. Beleaguered smartphone maker hires bankers to analyze strategic options.
Apple CEO said a lot without saying too much when AllThingsD grilled him Tuesday night.
Samsung launches its long-awaited Galaxy S III, which will compete directly with Apple's iPhone 4S and other top-tier smartphones.
Facebook plans to bring its own smartphone to market, according to reports. If it does, it will probably fail.
What did you miss as Google and Facebook hogged the headlines this week? Catch up on these key developments.
Tablets and phone/tablet combos are here to stay, according to Millennial Media and ABI Research. More than 208 million phablets, like the Samsung Galaxy Note, will ship in 2015.
IDC's worldwide ranking of smartphone platforms sees RIM dip below 10% as Android and iOS continue to make big gains.
Google's first branded Android tablet may become available as soon as July, sporting a 7-inch display and a pricetag designed to woo buyers away from Kindle Fire and iPad.
Some manufacturers are choosing not to bestow Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on their aging gear. Here are some that will offer the update.
IBM bans Apple's Siri voice assistant from its networks due to potential security risks.
Top contender for Apple's new iPhone display is believed to measure 3.95 inches at 1136 x 640 pixels and a 16:9 aspect ratio.
Motorola Mobility, which now belongs to Google, has a new CEO. Here's what he needs to do right away to get the company moving in the right direction.
Here's what the CIA sees as the use of mobile phones completely outpaces use of the Internet.
Five cable companies, including Comcast and Time Warner, have agreed to let subscribers roam freely on Wi-Fi networks operated by one another.
Nokia's investors have long had reason to worry, and new analysis points to trouble ahead. Can Windows Phone turn things around?
Samsung's premier device for 2012 has received 9 million preorders weeks ahead of launch.
Significant updates to The Weather Channel iPhone app and Flipboard app for iPhones and iPads tap into the social reach of Facebook and Twitter.
Google is preparing to revamp how "pure Android" smartphones are sold in a move that will surely appeal to diehard Android users.
Certain HTC smartphones have been blocked at U.S. Customs, putting the hurt on AT&T and Sprint. Does Apple care that its patent war is damaging its own customers?
Does the next-gen iPhone's display size really matter? You bet, but size won't be the only big decision as Apple competes with Samsung, HTC, and others.
Apple is preparing to make it easier to share photos through its iCloud service. It can't let Google have all the photo-sharing fun.
Motorola's handset business has been MIA throughout 2012 as it waits for Google to clear regulatory hurdles for the acquisition. But has Motorola already lost too much market momentum?
Passengers on Virgin Atlantic flights between New York and London can place calls and send text messages.
Sparrow's email app beats Apple's native iOS email. The catch: Its best feature is only available if you're willing to jailbreak your iPhone.
When Apple, Google, and Microsoft all hold developer events in
San Francisco in June, you'll get a peek at what's next for smartphones. Here's what might pop up.
Apple looks prepared to sever its long-standing ties to Google Maps with a brand new mapping application in the next version of iOS.
StatCounter's data shows worldwide Web traffic from mobile continuing to rise, especially in developing regions where mobile phones outnumber desktop PCs.
Customer defections at T-Mobile USA slowed dramatically during Q1 2012; CEO talks up the company's "challenger status."
Sprint will sell two new LTE products starting May 18, the HTC EVO 4G LTE smartphone and the Sierra Wireless Tri-Fi, a mobile hotspot like you've never seen.
BlackBerry Curve 9320, RIM's new entry-level smartphone, banks on BBM addicts.
Microsoft says its Smoked By Windows Phone challenge has been taken more than 50,000 times and has a win rate of 98%. Too bad Microsoft is ignoring the bottom line.
Research In Motion's newest executives, announced Tuesday, have their work cut out for them as RIM tries to rescue its sagging fortunes.
Who's still using 'dumb' phones? White males buy smartphones in lower percentages than women and minorities, according to the latest data from Nielsen.
Samsung and HTC debut new LTE 4G smartphones for AT&T and Verizon Wireless ahead of wireless conference.
Research In Motion didn't quash fears of its demise at BlackBerry World 2012. The company faces real threats that need to be addressed now--not later this year, when BlackBerry 10 launches.
Samsung's Galaxy S III smartphone will compete in the U.S. with the Apple iPhone, HTC One X, and Nokia Lumia 900. How does it stack up?
Samsung's 2012 flagship phone, the Galaxy S III, comes chock full of software innovations, wrapped inside a pebble-shaped, polycarbonate shell.
Research In Motion's new CEO Thorsten Heins connected with BlackBerry World attendees in a way RIM's former CEOs never did. He also acknowledged the seriousness of RIM's current plight.
Six months after debuting, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has been installed on a small percentage of Android devices overall. Most devices still use the Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS.
Research In Motion is so confident in its BlackBerry 10 platform that it promised developers they will earn at least $10,000 during the first year an app is available.
Samsung and Apple hold the lion's share of the shipments and the profits with respect to smartphones, IDC research says.
Research In Motion didn't reveal any new smartphones at BlackBerry World on Monday, but it did show off the BlackBerry Music Gateway, a trick accessory with near-field communication on board.
At BlackBerry World 2012, Research In Motion gave a preview of its forthcoming BlackBerry 10 platform. Unfortunately, RIM left too much out of sight and didn't deliver on enterprise focus.