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Eric is a freelance writer for InformationWeek specializing in mobile technologies.
Articles by Eric Zeman
posted in August 2011
Do these Android Honeycomb tablets have a chance against the iPad?
AT&T and HTC announced a new Android tablet that features a 10.1-inch display, 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and Long Term Evolution 4G.
Want to know what Nokia's first Windows Phone 7 will look like? Take a peek at the MeeGo-based N9 for a pretty good idea.
HP preps a software update and new apps after a surge of interest in the $99 tablet. Will HP resurrect it in some way?
Another report suggests that the iPhone 5's display may be smaller than initially thought.
Apple lawsuits have mangled the Tab's release date, just as the Korean electronics maker announced a 4G version of its 8.9-inch tablet.
Research In Motion's new Blackberry Messenger-based music sharing service will flop. Here's why.
Long Term Evolution 4G is on tap for Samsung's next super phone, expected to be unveiled next week.
Clues suggest Samsung will roll out three new devices, including yet another Android-based tablet, at the IFA event in Berlin on September 1.
Checks with AT&T and Sprint retail stores indicated that Research In Motion's new line of BlackBerry 7 smartphones is garnering interest from consumers.
If the Apple iPhone becomes available from three of the top four U.S. wireless network operators--AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon Wireless--watch for pricing and plan changes.
Research In Motion is rolling out some significant updates to its tablet today. It also made the beta of the Native SDK for BlackBerry Tablet OS available to developers.
Apple has won a strategic battle against rival Samsung--and
Android--in a Dutch court, which has told the Korean company to stop importing select smartphones.
A less expensive iPhone 4 with only 8GB of storage is already being manufactured in Asia, reports say. Sprint looks to be in line to distribute the iPhone 5.
Research In Motion is demonstrating a new concept this week: a police cruiser with a built-in PlayBook tablet.
Microsoft is promising free handsets and other perks to WebOS developers who switch to Windows Phone 7.
An AT&T executive let slip that Apple's iPhone 5 may launch in early October. That's also when the Google Nexus Prime is expected.
Apple looks to outpace competition by releasing an iPad with a high-resolution display in early 2012.
The top 50 apps consume most of users' time; other apps and the mobile Web can't really compete, reports Nielsen.
Android device makers should be wary of how Google's acquisition of Motorola will affect their relationship with Google, says Nokia CEO Stephen Elop.
Research In Motion's new BlackBerrys reach store shelves in the coming days, but they cost 50% more than most other smartphones.
Best Buy has received 270,000 TouchPads from HP but has only sold 25,000 of them, report says.
The court that banned Samsung from selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 across the European Union has reversed course. Did reports of alleged evidence tampering play a role?
Google said its handset partners were "excited" by the deal to buy Motorola Mobility. I bet--but probably not in the way Google wants to believe.
Apple's wireless network operator partners are already conducting field tests of an iPhone with high-speed Long Term Evolution technology on board.
Tablet makers have been busy with lawsuits, price drops, software updates, and new models.
With major system updates on the way from Apple, Google, and Microsoft, there's good reason to put the brakes on your purchase.
Motorola Mobility CEO Sanjay Jha recently hinted that the company would consider using its formidable patent portfolio to collect royalties.
Documents uncovered on the FCC website reveal an unannounced, miniature version of HP's webOS-based TouchPad.
Verizon Wireless blames slower smartphone growth on iPhone 5 not launching in June as expected. But was Verizon legitimately surprised?
Samsung barred from selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in most of the European Union.
Google has updated the iOS version of its Google+ mobile application with iPad support, but the Safari-based Web browser experience is much more fulfilling.
In an experiment with smartphone novices, Microsoft's WP7 and Apple's iOS mobile platforms outshine BlackBerry and Android, say Harvard researchers.
In a scene stolen from The Dark Knight, electronics smugglers in Hong Kong used a faux-zipline to ferry iPads and iPhones across the river to mainland China.
A beta version of iOS 5 released to developers over the weekend contains mostly bug fixes, but a few new features have been spied.
Wireless costs are about to go up for AT&T users that tether their iPhones without paying for the plan.
Will deep discounts spur sales, or do they signal doom for the relatively new tablet?
Apple, Samsung, and HTC all saw impressive second quarters, while Nokia and RIM lost ground, latest stats show.
Unimpressed by RIM's new BlackBerrys, at least one analyst says RIM's co-founders will run the company into the ground.
System update for Galaxy Tab 10.1 offers new look and feel via Samsung's TouchWiz custom user interface over Android Honeycomb 3.1.
Research In Motion's updated smartphones will excite enthusiasts, but won't solve the company's long-term problems.
HP pushes webOS 3.0.2 out to the TouchPad tablet, in its first major software update; retailers Amazon and Best Buy drop prices.
Apple users stay committed to their phone brand, says Piper Jaffray analyst. Android and BlackBerry owners? Not so much.
During the 2011 fiscal year, Microsoft Windows Phone 7 platform revenue never added up to much.