Articles in category: Smartphones
There’s a huge chance that you’ve noticed a trend on just released or soon-to-be released smartphones. And I’m not talking about 4G. More smartphones are coming pre-packaged with mobile payment capabilities, either via apps or Near Field Communication technology. Some … Continue reading →(Read Full Article)
- Contributor Gary Krakow has been testing the new Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G smartphone from MetroPCS. It's the first smartphone to feature over-the-air television reception. Of you're in the right spot. (Read Full Article)
- 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. (Read Full Article)
- The Apple-Samsung patent trial is expected to wind down this week, and legal experts say a victory for either company could have broad implications for makers of smartphones and tablet computers, Nick Wingfield reports in Monday's New York Times. (Read Full Article)
- Guest post written by Shing Yen Shing Yen is an analyst with Guggenheim Partners, a New York based investment firm. This piece was adapted from a research report he published earlier today five years from now. This was once cutting edge technology. August 17, 2017: In this issue of the Telecom Redial – [...] (Read Full Article)
- The previously-rumored release date of August 19 for the Motorola Photon Q 4G LTE, an Android smartphone with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard from Sprint, was officially confirmed by the carrier today. (Read Full Article)
- Mobile operator T-Mobile UK (Everything Everywhere) has scrapped tethering support for Mobile Broadband connections on its £36 per month Full Monty Plan, which originally claimed to offer unlimited calls, texts and data usage with “no fair use restrictions“. Tethering is the method by which a customer can effectively turn their Smartphone into a wireless (wifi) [...] (Read Full Article)
- Mobile App stores are gaining ground in the emerging markets of Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, South and Central America and Africa as smartphone penetration increases and users seek a richer experience on their mobile devices, says Ovum. (Read Full Article)
There’s no doubt about it, 4G mobile broadband offers unprecedented throughput and capacity and for bandwidth-hungry applications it would seem to be a panacea for enterprise IT. But just how practical is it for enterprises to set loose a flood of 4G mobile devices in the office, at home or on the road? For enterprises Wi-Fi offload is gaining both visibility and momentum as one element of the logical solution – but there’s no slam-dunk at present.
Delivering 4G ‘enterprise-class’ connectivity can very simply be defined as deploying a network and devices that can cost-effectively provide secure access to applications and information when and where a user requires it. The definition itself is simple enough but the challenges to deliver it can be daunting.(Read Full Article)
Both companies deserve our wrath as their patent trial gets under way. Why? They're propagating an intellectual property war with immense collateral damage.
Even though their federal courtroom battle is likely to continue for the next four weeks, the patent dispute between Samsung and Apple already has a loser. Three of them, in fact - you, your company, and our economy.(Read Full Article)
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 sued Samsung in the U.S. back in April 2011, accusing the company of "slavishly copying" the design and technology in products such as the iPhone and iPad. Apple charged that Samsung's smartphones and tablets stole their appearance from Apple's products, which predated many of Samsung's.(Read Full Article)
- Wi-Fi has become the predominant data connectivity technology for smartphone and tablet owners according to a new mobile consumption report by Deloitte. Read more... (Read Full Article)
- Awhile ago we had confirmation of the 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook, and not long after that we saw it visit the FCC. Well, it looks like the tablet is finally on its way to retail outlets. The folks over at Mobilesyrup managed to get their hands on a ... (Read Full Article)
- The device, which is the LG VS930, was originally known as Verizon’s version of the Optimus LTE II. It will replace the original LG Spectrum which launched in January of this year and is going to be getting the upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream ... (Read Full Article)
China's ZTE Corp. (Shenzhen: 000063; Hong Kong: 0763) is aiming to capitalize on the current woes of Nokia Corp. (NYSE: NOK) and Research In Motion Ltd. (RIM) (NASDAQ: RIMM; Toronto: RIM) by grabbing a greater share of the smartphone market and boosting its global brand.
"Knowing the dynamic in the mobile market, the situation is very fluid, with some going through dramatic decline. This is an opportunity for ZTE to establish its brand," said executive board director and vice president He Shiyou, speaking to Light Reading Mobile at the U.K. launch of its latest Android smartphone, Grand X, in London last week(Read Full Article)
- Finland and Japan take the third and fourth spot, with 87.8 and 82.4 percent respectively. The key to Korea’s success seem to be smartphones. Smartphone ownership rate in the country surpassed 50 percent and LTE use is booming. (Read Full Article)
More than half of all smartphones in the U.S. run Google's Android, while BlackBerry and others fall further behind.
The number of smartphone buyers continued its upward ascent during the second quarter of 2012, according to the latest data from Nielsen. It says the total penetration of smartphones in the U.S. has reached 54.9%, with two-thirds of all new cell phones purchased being the "smart" variety rather than feature or dumb phones.
Not surprisingly, Google's Android platform owned the largest share of the U.S. smartphone market at the end of June, with 51.8%. Apple's iOS platform followed, with 34.3% of the U.S. smartphone market, while RIM held onto 8.1%, and "others" constituted the remaining 5.9%.(Read Full Article)
Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft have already agreed to abide by the program, which requires all apps to clearly detail in their privacy policies which user data is collected, used, or shared.
Facebook has agreed to abide by California guidelines that are meant to protect the privacy of mobile application users.
In a letter to California's attorney general, the company said that its Facebook App Center, launched last month, would abide by a joint agreement that the state announced earlier this year with key mobile app distributors.(Read Full Article)
- Continuing our miniseries on how mobility is affecting the trend to bring a personal smartphone or tablet into the workplace, today we'll make some observations about obvious roadblocks with public Wi-Fi access that could slow the usefulness of mobile devices for unified communications. (Read Full Article)
- Taiwanese phone maker HTC which saw growth doubling in India last year is looking to expand further into the country. Faisal Siddiqui, country head, spoke to Beryl Menezes about the popularity of the HTC One series, brand strategy and what makes the brand ... (Read Full Article)