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Eric is a freelance writer for InformationWeek specializing in mobile technologies.
Articles by Eric Zeman
posted in September 2010
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft and AT&T will jointly announce the first three Windows Phone 7 devices -- made by HTC, LG and Samsung -- at an event in New York on October 11.
Samsung has announced that it will debut several new smartphones this year with Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 platform on board.
InformationWeek has learned that U.S. customers won't receive the Symbian^3-based N8 smartphone from Nokia until the end of October.
AT&T announced plans to add the BlackBerry Curve 3G and Pearl 3G to its lineup of smartphones.
In addition to the PlayBook and BlackBerry Messenger Social network platform, Research In Motion also introduced a host of new developer tools in hopes of boosting developer enthusiasm.
Research In Motion backed away from a statement made by one of its VPs that the new QNX operating system would replace BlackBerry OS.
At Research In Motion's DEVCON, InformationWeek had a chance to use BlackBerry 6 on the Bold 9700 and Pearl 3G. Does the OS translate well to non-touch devices?
Mozilla has said that it is not working to bring a mobile version of Firefox for the iPhone. Mozilla is "investigating" the iPad.
Best Buy has announced a new promotion that sees the retailer selling four different phones for free on each Friday for the month of October.
Research In Motion's new PlayBook tablet has some tough competition. Here are five ways the iPad bests the PlayBook.
Research In Motion's new PlayBook tablet computer has a lot going for it. Here are five ways it bests the Apple iPad.
Research In Motion kept its PlayBook tablet computer locked behind glass, but InformationWeek still gave it a good once-over to see what it is all about. Read our thoughts here.
Research In Motion on Monday announced the PlayBook tablet device. RIM said the QNX-based tablet is fully ready for the enterprise.
Research In Motion on Monday announced WebWorks, a new set of developer tools to create HTML5 and other standards-based Web applications for BlackBerry devices.
Research In Motion on Monday announced the new BlackBerry Messenger social networking platform. With it, developers will be able to include BBM functions and features on their web sites and applications.
According to T-Mobile, the G2 Android phone made by HTC won't be able to tether when it launches.
RIM's developer conference kicks off in San Francisco this week. Here are three things RIM needs to target to win developer enthusiasm.
Wrapping up this week's adventures in the mobile industry includes lots of juicy tidbits. Here's some information about HTC, Sony Ericsson, Microsoft, and Clearwire.
HTC CEO Peter Chou recently said that he expects the company to produce its first Long Term Evolution smartphone in 2011
Reports suggest that Nokia's new CEO has been given the power to change the company's OS strategy, and is already considering Microsoft's Windows Phone platform.
A data sheet on the unannounced Windows Phone 7 device, the HD7, was recently discovered and shows that the new HTC smartphone is headed to T-Mobile with 3G in tow.
Sprint CEO Dan Hesse and Verizon Communications CEO Ivan Seidenberg both recently spoke publicly of their respective firms' plans to introduce tiered pricing models.
Nokia has issued conflicting statements over the possible ship date for its N8 smartphone. A record number of pre-orders may delay the N8's arrival in some markets.
A short blurb in a press release from Google today has Google Docs users very excited. Google says that soon users will be able to edit Google Docs from their iPad or Android phones.
Reports over the weekend suggested that Facebook was working on its own, branded mobile phone. Facebook later said the story wasn't true. So, which is it?
Samsung's Galaxy Tab hits all four major U.S. carriers later this fall. Here are the must-know details that interested buyers need to consider.
Microsoft on Thursday published the final set of Windows Phone 7 tools for developers. With the Marketplace for Mobile opening for submissions in early October, Microsoft wants to kick-start the app certification process.
Online retailer Wirefly.com published a list of its top-selling handsets for the 2010 summer months. Android phones made up 6 of the top 10.
Clearwire has tentatively begun selling WiMax equipment in the New York City and Los Angeles markets, where it has yet to fully deploy its WiMax network.
Nokia on Tuesday introduced three new smartphones running the Symbian^3 platform. The E7, C7 and C6-01 all have AMOLED displays, 8-megapixel cameras, and Bluetooth 3.0.
The Samsung Galaxy S Android 2.2 Froyo tablet will be available from not one but three network operators in the U.S. It will debut September 16.
Motorola on Monday announced the latest addition to its growing lineup of Android-powered smartphones. The Defy features a rugged design and a 5-megapixel camera.
Google has released the latest report on fragmentation of its Android platform, and the numbers show a huge leap in the percentage of devices running Android 2.2 Froyo.
Nokia, the world's largest maker of mobile phones, ousted its CEO of four years in favor of a former Microsoft exec. Here's what Stephen Elop needs to do when he takes over if Nokia wants to re-conquer the U.S.
Apple's newly revised developer guidelines have given hope to the creator of Google Voice for the iPhone, who believes his application now has a good chance of being approved.
A Google exec has indicated that the company never intended Android to be used on tablet-sized devices, and that the Android Market won't function properly on iPad competitors.
Informed sources have confirmed to a U.K.-based Web site that Microsoft will launch Windows Phone 7 on October 11 with a big event in New York City.
T-Mobile announced on Thursday its first HSPA+ smartphone, the HTC-made G2. It will have a 3.7-inch screen, 800MHz Snapdragon processor, and 5-megapixel camera with 720p HD video capture
The Samsung Fascinate Android smartphone went on sale from Verizon Wireless today for $199. Not included? Google Search.
Research In Motion has confirmed that its BlackBerry App World finally surpassed the 10,000 app mark.
According to a survey conducted by analyst firm Piper Jaffray, 20% of respondents decided not to buy the iPhone 4 due to its antenna problems.
LG has announced that it will brand its Windows Phone 7 devices "Optimus 7" and that they will ship during the fourth quarter of 2010.
Speaking in an interview, a Samsung executive said the company believes it will sell 10 million Android-powered Galaxy Tabs by this time next year.
Verizon Wireless and Samsung on Tuesday announced that the Fascinate variant of the Galaxy S Android line will hit Verizon stores on September 9.
Samsung has not released official pricing for its new Android tablet, but its business partners are publishing prices that exceed $1,000 for the seven-inch Tab.
Motorola has published another full-page ad for one of its Android devices, and takes a poke at the iPhone's inability to access Flash.
Sprint on Friday announced that the new Samsung Galaxy Epic 4G Android phone is one of its best sellers.
Starbucks and Research In Motion on Thursday announced a new Starbucks application for BlackBerries. The app lets BlackBerry users manage their Starbucks account and make purchases at select stores.
During Wednesday's Apple press conference, CEO Steve Jobs took a not-too-subtle shot at Google and its Android platform. Google responded.
Samsung today officially unveiled its iPad competitor, the Galaxy Tab. The new tablet from Samsung runs Android 2.2. Froyo and features a seven-inch display.
During Apple's event on Wednesday, it said iPhone users can expect iOS 4.1 to arrive next week with new features. iPad owners will need to wait a bit longer for iOS 4.2 to arrive.
Braving the murky waters of Apple's iPhone app approval process, mobile browser maker Skyfire has submitted its software to Apple.
T-Mobile has announced the latest round of cities to receive a wireless networking upgrade to HSPA+, which pushes mobile downloads to a theoretical max of 21Mbps.