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Eric is a freelance writer for InformationWeek specializing in mobile technologies.
Articles by Eric Zeman
posted in June 2012
Research In Motion has postponed the release of its next-generation smartphone platform to 2013 and plans to lay off 5,000 employees. Is there any hope left?
Google Drive for Apple's iOS platform hits the iPhone and iPad, but you're better off using the browser-based version.
Google's Nexus Q home media device lets Android phone and tablet users push content from their handhelds to a TV or stereo system.
Via the Google Play Store, Google now sells smartphones, tablets, a funky media device, and even accessories. Day one of Google I/O made the company's hardware player ambitions clear.
Google's newest OS sports fewer new features than previous updates. Instead, Android 4.1 focuses on improving core features and making the platform faster.
Google's new Nexus 7 tablet, announced at Google I/O, doesn't try to be an iPad killer. Instead, it aims to supplant Amazon's Kindle as a media consumption device.
Mere hours before Google is set to take the stage at its developer conference in San Francisco, sources say its new 7-inch tablet will be the highlight of the show.
Research In Motion hires bankers to help it explore strategic options moving forward, but those bankers aren't too optimistic about the company's chances.
Samsung says its 2012 flagship smartphone will sell briskly through the summer, despite supply limitations.
Specs for the Nexus 7, a Google-branded tablet with a seven-inch display, sneak out, pointing to a mid-level device with a competitive price.
Microsoft might rile its hardware partners again by developing and bringing to market its own Windows Phone 8 smartphone.
Google accidentally spilled some beans about Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ahead of its official Google I/O debut. Here's what Google's slip-up says about the next version of Android.
Three-quarters of Americans would feel "panicked" about a lost
smartphone, new study says.
iPhone 5 will "put Samsung's Galaxy S III to shame," according to
Foxconn CEO Terry Gou.
As exciting as the new features for Windows Phone 8 are, here are several reasons for Windows Phone 7 users to get angry.
Microsoft revealed many new details of Windows Phone 8, its smartphone platform due later this year. Here are the cool new features that will make developers and users happy.
Research In Motion confirmed Wednesday that it is reducing its headcount further, though it wouldn't state specific numbers.
Google is expected to follow Microsoft's lead and announce its
own branded tablet hardware next week. Why the change in tactics? Google and Microsoft hope to replicate Apple's successful iPad strategy of controlling every aspect of the product.
Mozilla's new browser called "Junior" isn't just a version of Firefox for the Apple iPad, it's a brand new take on browsing from a tablet.
New CEO of Samsung says the company needs to customize its software better if it wants to stay ahead of competitors such as Apple.
What's the best way to reward executives for lighting a company on fire and burning it to the ground? Give them multi-million dollar golden parachutes, naturally.
Microsoft has scheduled a "major announcement" event Monday in Los Angeles. Industry watchers say it will reveal the first Windows 8
tablet made by Microsoft itself.
Samsung denies reports that it is building a social network to compete with Facebook. Apple's Ping experiment shows why this would have been a bad move.
Watching Nokia slowly fall from the leadership role in the mobile industry is gut-wrenching. The company is at real risk of becoming a has-been like Palm.
CEO says HTC will not stoop to creating entry-level devices and will instead target wealthier consumers.
Some of the best features of iOS 6 won't work on older iOS hardware. The same issue is true for other mobile platforms and new software. Is fragmentation inevitable?
N.J. university provides incoming students with Nokia Lumia 900 smartphones complete with AT&T service.
Apple revealed a preview of iOS 6 during its WWDC keynote. As great as the improvements are, Apple didn't deliver everything we wanted, such as a mobile wallet.
Apple showed off tons of new features in iOS 6 at WWDC, including some hoped-for improvements and several complete surprises.
Google's Android platform has reached a new adoption milestone, says chief architect Andy Rubin. How long before it reaches 1 million?
More than twice as many new app projects target Apple's iOS over Android, new research says. Apple's iPhone is also winning over former Android users.
Apple iPhones soon will be available from at least two prepaid providers, so we crunch the numbers to find the least expensive option.
Nokia says it's been doing offline maps for years, and that it offers much more than just locally cached maps.
Research In Motion confirmed plans to stop selling the 16GB PlayBook, but says it is still committed to selling tablets.
HTC cut its sales targets for the second quarter, as the U.S. import ban on its products, slow European sales, and a new Apple lawsuit hurt its recovery efforts.
Google's Android platform market share will slowly erode as Microsoft's Windows Phone begins to gain.
Microsoft hits key milestone for Windows Phone app store as its U.S. market share also rises a bit.
Apple will oust Google's mapping service from the iPhone and iPad, say Apple employees, in a move that could further strain the relationship between the two companies.
Why might Apple choose to bring a smaller iPad--an idea Steve Jobs hated--to market? The growing spate of smaller tablets from the likes of Amazon might force the decision.
Samsung's Galaxy S III goes on sale in the U.S. later this month, with Qualcomm's dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor providing the power behind its performance.
Do you want a Cricket Wireless iPhone? Prepaid smartphones can save you money, but enterprise users need to weigh some important issues before going contract-free.
Combined sales of the Galaxy S, Galaxy S II, and Galaxy Note show that Samsung's smartphones are popular the world over--and strong competitors to Apple's iPhone.