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Eric is a freelance writer for InformationWeek specializing in mobile technologies.
Articles by Eric Zeman
posted in August 2012
Sharp Display has not been able to begin production of iPhone 5 displays because of manufacturing problems.
Leaked press shots of Nokia's next-generation Lumia devices show Windows Phones that will stand out from their peers.
China will race past the U.S. in smartphone adoption this year, thanks to inexpensive Android devices.
Samsung's new Android phablet and Windows Phone 8 smartphones impress, but Nokia is gunning for Samsung.
Sony unveiled a new Android-based tablet and smartphones at IFA Wednesday. Check out the Xperia S and its siblings.
Trade-in sites, research firms suggest consumers are unloading their Samsung phones in the wake of the courtroom loss to Apple. But some are just upgrading.
T-Mobile is preparing its retail staff for the iPhone 5's arrival--even though it won't be selling the device. For example, it can woo unlocked iPhone owners.
Motorola's next high-end smartphone for Verizon Wireless boasts a solid set of specs.
Of all the features rumored to be in the iPhone 5, near-field communications steals the show for its potential to bring mobile payments to the masses.
Here's how Apple's courtroom win against Samsung might impact Microsoft's Windows Phone platform and RIM's BlackBerry 10.
Other smartphone platforms offer more secure SMS than iPhone, says mobile security firm.
Research downplays user interest in LTE 4G mobile broadband, one of iPhone 5's selling points. The catch: Most people don't know what real 4G is -- and that's the fault of U.S. network operators.
Verizon Wireless will be one of several U.S. carriers offering a Nokia-made Windows Phone 8 device later this year.
Galaxy Note 10.1's defining feature, the S Pen stylus, isn't popular with a majority of young tablet users, who call the accessory "outdated," survey says.
Samsung touts paltry sales figures as it tries to overturn a U.S. ban on Galaxy Nexus smartphone.
Nokia owns the largest market share among Windows Phone manufacturers, but that's not saying much.
Rather than fixing a security problem discovered last week, Apple tells users concerned with SMS spoofing to use its iMessage product instead of text messages.
Nokia and Microsoft, and Motorola and Verizon Wireless have scheduled back-to-back press conferences on September 5 in an apparent attempt to outflank Apple's expected iPhone 5 debut.
New version of RIM's contact management application in BlackBerry 10 will take a page from Google's Android platform.
Vulnerability in Apple's iOS platform could allow hackers to send phishing messages via text, but there's no need to panic. Yet.
Samsung's $499 iPad competitor reaches store shelves across the U.S. Thursday. Look for two main differences.
Microsoft and Nokia plan a joint press conference in early September, where Windows Phone 8 and new Lumia devices are expected to debut.
Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet goes on sale Thursday. The company hopes the revised tablet's S Pen will prove mightier than the swipe.
RIM CEO Thorsten Heins is on a five-week mission: Convince U.S. wireless network operators they need to sell RIM's new BlackBerry 10 smartphones.
Samsung, HTC, and other hardware makers deliver Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update to device owners.
As part of its turn-around strategy, Google subsidiary Motorola will make fewer phones of higher quality. This strategy hasn't exactly panned out for some of Motorola's competitors.
iPhone 4/4s markdowns have started to show up in anticipation of the iPhone 5's launch. Do yourself a favor and fight the urge to take advantage of the lowered prices.
Research In Motion considers divesting mobile content service provider and other assets as it pares down ahead of BlackBerry 10 launch.
Images said to show the Apple iPhone 5's battery prompt concerns about the upcoming smartphone's staying power.
Apple vs. Samsung trial documents show that Apple's iPad has crushed sales of Samsung's Galaxy tablets in the U.S. to date.
Apple is widely expected to debut a smaller version of the iPad alongside the iPhone 5 next month. A new survey points to consumer disinterest--but the logic doesn't work for me.
Samsung says it has not considered purchasing Research In Motion, nor licensing its forthcoming BlackBerry 10 platform.
Research In Motion may need to license its forthcoming BlackBerry 10 platform to survive, and hopes Samsung will play the role of savior.
Google's Android and Apple's iOS accounted for 85% of all smartphones shipped in the second quarter. Microsoft's Windows Phone made gains, but BlackBerry OS and Symbian lost ground.
Almost half of shoppers use mobile apps when they cruise retail aisles. Often, they leave to find cheaper prices.
The next-generation iPhone, which is expected to sport a larger screen and faster wireless powers, could sell as many as 170 million units during the next 12 months, a research firm predicts.
First Windows Phone 8 devices will be introduced before Apple's expected mid-Sept. iPhone 5 launch, tipsters say.
Samsung tablet will go head-to-head with the new iPad. The stand-out feature is the same note-taking technology found on the Galaxy Note smartphone.
Research In Motion CEO Thorsten Heins admits the company is exploring a licensing model to help scale up BlackBerry 10. Could this really help RIM's smartphone business?
Samsung confirmed it will announce something Aug. 29, but its spokespeople disagree whether it will be its next-generation Galaxy Note.
Latest stats from Google show that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich increased its share to 15.9% of all Android devices, as Android 4.1 Jelly Bean debuts at 0.8%.
Research In Motion announces new LTE 4G-compatible PlayBook. Tablet goes on sale in Canada August 9, but it's unclear when it will be sold in the U.S.