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Eric is a freelance writer for InformationWeek specializing in mobile technologies.
Articles by Eric Zeman
posted in September 2012
After spending a week with the Apple iPhone 5, I have a clear picture of what has improved, evolved, and gone sideways.
RIM surprised analysts and investors by reporting a smaller loss than expected for its second fiscal quarter. What saved it? Emerging markets.
Research In Motion reports quarterly earnings Thursday, and the news could erase the gains its stock price made this week on news of its BlackBerry 10 platform.
Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 go on sale in select European markets come November, with initial prices that are troublingly high.
Android and iOS device users overwhelmingly prefer the stock browser on their mobile devices, where Google's Chrome browser barely registers, study says.
Google has nearly caught up with its Apple iTunes rival, plans to put apps on sale to celebrate.
Research In Motion CEO gives away a clue that the earliest possible sale date for BlackBerry 10 devices is mid-January. Can RIM hold on that long?
Apple's suppliers are having trouble producing enough displays for iPhone 5 to meet demand, thanks to new in-cell technology. The good news: Apple has a new reservation system to help score an iPhone 5.
Remember Antennagate? Apple can't launch an iPhone without coming under fire for some reason. Now it's chipped paint on the iPhone 5.
Apple supply constraints seemed to limit new iPhone sales, while 100 million Apple devices got the new mobile operating system over the weekend.
Apple issued a mea culpa late Thursday in an attempt to deflect criticism of its Apple Maps application, which is a core part of iOS 6. Nokia took the opportunity to jump on Apple's mistake.
Apple's newest smartphone is being welcomed the world over with large crowds and long lines.
Apple's new mobile operating system offers some much-needed improvements, but plenty of things still need polish.
Apple's new mobile operating system is finally available. Here are five great things about iOS 6.
HTC hopes to resurrect sales with Windows Phone 8X and 8S smartphones, which have vibrant colors, Beats Audio, and Gorilla Glass.
Apple's iPhone 5 receives nothing but glowing early reviews. Everyone who's used it loves the bigger screen and LTE, but dings Apple Maps as inferior to Google's navigation app.
Photos of what appear to be a smaller Apple iPad come close to confirming that the device is real.
Samsung wants to sell its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in the U.S. again, but judge says jury's exoneration is not enough to lift injunction.
Samsung releases attack ad pitting the Galaxy S III against the iPhone 5. Parodies of the ad are quickly conjured up by Apple and Nokia fans in response.
Apple said more than two million preorders for the iPhone 5 were placed during the first 24 hours of availability. AT&T also said the iPhone 5 is the fastest-selling version of the iPhone yet.
Before you decide on an iPhone 5, check out the top smartphone alternatives.
Apple's website sold through its initial stock of iPhone 5s in about an hour, but carrier sites still offer the new smartphone for Sept. 21 delivery.
iPhone 5's evolutionary hardware update may disappoint some, but the real problem lies with Apple's failure to improve iOS 6.
iPhone 5 delights on a device level, but has plenty of rivals to worry about. Take a look at our competitive assessment.
Though most of the new iPhone 5 features--including the design and appearance--were leaked in advance, Apple managed to offer a few hidden gems.
Google has now activated 500 million Android devices and is expected to hit 1 billion activations by the end of 2013.
Nokia Lumia 920 smartphone can be used while wearing gloves, but that isn't enough to cause most consumers to buy one, a new survey indicates.
It's iPhone 5 eve, and analysts are rolling out their predictions for the new Jesus phone from Apple. According to these soothsayers, the iPhone 5 is going to have a big, big impact.
Apple will unveil the iPhone 5 September 12. Here's a primer on what Apple's likely to show.
Nokia got caught red-handed with faked video and photo samples purportedly taken with the Lumia 920. The company has issued apologies and launched an ethics investigation, but the damage has been done.
After Uber released a mobile app that aims to help passengers and drivers locate one another, New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission quickly told taxi drivers to steer clear of such apps.
Nokia's new Lumia smartphones probably won't be available until well after Apple's iPhone 5 hits the street.
One in five Android smartphones now runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich; Gingerbread still leads.
Sales of Samsung's 2012 flagship smartphone surpassed 20 million in 100 days, making it Samsung's most successful device.
Motorola trotted out a trio of Android-based Razr smartphones for Verizon Wireless. Check out the Razr HD, Maxx HD, and Razr M's display and battery prowess.
Nokia's Lumia 920 and 820 smartphones have innovative features. But it's disconcerting that Microsoft isn't ready to show all that Windows Phone 8 has to offer.
Motorola will stick with Android and Nokia will make a Windows Phone 8 splash as both announce new devices at separate events on September 5.
Samsung Galaxy S 3 now top selling smartphone in the U.S., as consumers pass on aging iPhone 4S and eye iPhone 5 debut.