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Eric is a freelance writer for InformationWeek specializing in mobile technologies.
Articles by Eric Zeman
posted in July 2012
Now that Mountain Lion offers iMessage and iOS-like notifications, is keeping everything in sync really all it's cracked up to be?
Samsung and Apple both gained ground on their smartphone competitors, while Chinese firm ZTE jumped into the top five vendors.
Facebook is reportedly working with HTC to bring a Facebook-branded phone to market by the middle of 2013. Surely Facebook knows by now that this is a bad idea.
Samsung sold twice as many smartphones as Apple in the second quarter. No wonder Apple's trying to protect its turf in court.
The smartphone giants have been preparing for this IP battle, which kicks off July 30, for more than 14 months. Here's what they want.
Apple's latest quarterly earnings revealed tremendous iPad sales, solid Mac sales, and good iPhone sales, but fell short of analyst expectations.
AT&T's second-quarter earnings show strong growth in its wireless business, with 5.1 million smartphones activated between April and June.
German court bans Samsung from selling its Galaxy Tab 7.7 across the European Union, but allows Samsung to continue selling its Tab 10.1N.
A smaller dock connector means the iPhone 5 will be incompatible with accessories made for Apple products going back nearly 10 years.
Samsung reached its 10 million unit sales goal for the Galaxy S III smartphone more than a week early, an executive says.
Apple's 9.7-inch iPad set the gold standard on tablet size. Competitors have offered a variety of different screen sizes, but none have had as much impact as the Google Nexus 7.
Apple and Samsung were each handed victories and defeats in court this week ahead of a patent trial scheduled to begin July 30.
Android sales surpass iPhone as Verizon's wireless unit reaches an important milestone during the second quarter.
Nokia recorded a loss of $1 billion on combined smartphone sales of 10.2 million--only 600,000 of which were shipped in the U.S.
AT&T's new Mobile Share plans offer buckets of data that can be accessed by a number of devices on a single account. They might work for consumers and small businesses, but they're not for large enterprises.
T-Mobile USA says 77% of consumers prefer devices with screens larger than 4.5 inches. Where is the real sweet spot?
Apple's iOS 6 operating system offers you the new ability to make FaceTime calls over 3G. But AT&T might charge extra for this feature.
Apple's next-generation iPhone will sport new screen technology that allows Apple to shave about half a millimeter from the thickness of the device.
Next-generation iPhone hits production for an expected fall release. Images of components point to a larger screen, but a similar design to the iPhone 4/4S.
Apple's iPad Mini won't offer just a smaller footprint than today's iPad, it will be priced to compete with tablets such as Amazon's Kindle Fire and Google's Nexus 7, reports say.
Research In Motion's Alec Saunders Friday fired back at reports suggesting developers no longer care about BlackBerry OS.
More than half of all smartphones in the U.S. run Google's Android, while BlackBerry and others fall further behind.
Research In Motion CEO Thorsten Heins insists RIM has larger and more active installed base of smartphone users than Nokia. He doesn't think much of Android, either.
Analysts estimate about 6 million Galaxy S III units sold in first few weeks, putting it on track to reach 20 million by the end of Q3.
Amazon still testing its first Android smartphone, and production might not start until late this year or early 2013, suggest sources.
Google's new Amazon Kindle rival costs about $152 to manufacture, according to iSuppli, and is now being updated to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean.
Google updated the official Google+ application for iOS devices and offered a dedicated version to Apple's iPad for the first time. Is it worth the year-long wait?
Research In Motion's CEO and board of directors faced investor backlash today at the company's annual gathering in Waterloo, where they promised to use RIM's strengths to 'right the ship.'
Judge ruled that the Samsung Galaxy Tab doesn't infringe on Apple's design patents because it isn't as 'cool' as the iPad.
HTC reports 58% profit plunge, blames patent litigation and weak consumer demand. But its overall strategy may be the problem.
Amazon is working on its own Android-based smartphone to compete with Apple and Google in the digital content arena.
HTC's Droid Incredible 4G LTE reaches Verizon Wireless stores Thursday, while the Samsung Galaxy S III arrives July 10.
Rumors of a 7-inch iPad resurface, mere days after Google announces its own 7-inch tablet. Anyone care for a helping of fear, uncertainty, and doubt?
RIM chief executive Thorsten Heins offered some damage control during a radio interview and vowed to turn the company around.
Nokia says the just-announced Nexus 7 tablet from Asus violates its Wi-Fi patents. Maybe this is a hint of Nokia's 'contingency plan?'
Android 4.1, a.k.a. Jelly Bean, is the best version of Google's smartphone operating system yet, but most users won't see it for at least six months.
Nokia chairman suggests the struggling smartphone maker has a contingency plan in the works should its Windows Phone business fail.