Steve Jobs shifted the technology landscape countless times as Apple’s CEO. Now that he’s retired from that role, we’ll also miss the many great moments that his singular personality has brought us.
Verizon Wireless won’t be joining the release party for Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S II smartphone, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Apple’s long-running patent war with Samsung has led to another casualty. A Netherlands judge has issued a Europe-wide preliminary injunction against Samsung’s Galaxy S, Galaxy S II and Ace phones, which would effectively ban sales of the phones, reports FOSS Patents.
With the launch of the most recent iOS 5 beta release, Apple is now instructing third-party developers to stop using the unique device identifier (UDID) in iOS devices, which is often used to track user behavior.
AT&T has yet to launch its LTE 4G network, but we’re already seeing spy shots of possible models of its LTE phones.
Apple suppliers are currently in the process of building an iPhone 4 with a reduced 8 gigabytes of memory, Reuters reports.
An unnamed iOS app developer has provided further evidence that the iPhone 5 will be a dual-mode “world phone” that can work across both CDMA and GSM 3G networks, TechCrunch reports.
If recent news about HP’s bumbling of webOS is giving you a headache, you may want to stop reading right now.
Mobile manufacturer HTC will reportedly launch two new Windows Phone devices equipped with Mango, the first huge update to the Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system, at an event on Sept. 1.
Following HP’s swift destruction of its webOS ecosystem last week, Microsoft stepped up on Friday to give webOS developers a new home with free Windows Phone devices, training, and tools.
Surprise surprise, Android is still the leading US smartphone platform, with a 52 percent second quarter share, according to the research firm NPD Group.
Advanced Micro Devices is doing something today that seems rather unfashionable. The chip maker is announcing a series of new additions to its desktop and laptop microprocessors.
Just days after a photos of Motorola’s upcoming Droid Bionic leaked, new details have emerged that point to the anticipated device’s launch in Sept. with a $299 price tag.
In a move likely meant to stop employees from jumping out of windows, HP webOS VP Stephen DeWitt held a secret meeting with staff in the division yesterday to confirm that there is still a future for the OS, This Is My Next reports.
An AT&T vice president has apparently confirmed to some employees that the iPhone 5 is set for an early October release, a “high-level”source tells the mobile site Boy Genius Report.
After a German court granted that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 could be sold in most of Europe, Apple this week brought the case to the Netherlands to push for the ban of Samsung’s entire Galaxy line of smartphones and tablets.
BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion is working on its own digital streaming music service that would run specifically on its smartphones and tablets, according to CNET.
When HP says it’s exiting its hardware business, you’d best believe. The company confirmed today that in addition to spinning off its PC hardware business, it’s also killing its webOS devices, including the TouchPad tablet, as well as the Pre and Pixi phones.
Google may launch its third Nexus flagship Android phone, which is rumored to be called the Nexus Prime, earlier than expected this October, according to a report by the Korean site Electronic Times.
The release of Apple’s iPhone 4 on Verizon in February helped to seriously erode the carrier’s Android market share, market research firm Chitika revealed in a report yesterday.
Motorola Mobility and CEO Sanjay Jha have been sued this week by a shareholder who asserts Motorola didn’t get the best possible deal when it agreed to be purchased by Google, according to Bloomberg.
And the patent wars continue. Apple, Nokia, and Qualcomm are among many companies eying wireless telecom specialist InterDigital, holder of a major patent portfolio, Reuters reports.
Leaked photos of the new Motorola Droid HD smartphone appeared alongside the much-delayed Droid Bionic on technology blog Engadget today.
Sony’s upcoming PlayStation Vita portable gaming device will feature built-in 3G (in one model), and the ability to make phone calls using Skype — but don’t call it a smartphone.
Starbucks will soon begin offering free iPhone apps, just like it does for music from iTunes, at its checkout counters, CNet reports.
On the same day Google announced its plan to acquire Motorola Mobility, Motorola surprisingly introduced its new rugged Android-based Defy+ smartphone.
Somewhere out there, Apple is testing an iPhone with 4G LTE capabilities, according to the mobile site Boy Genius Report.
Android manufacturers like HTC, LG and Sony Ericsson sure seem excited about Google’s $12.5 billion Motorola Mobility purchase – even though it could mean friction down the line between Google and its Android partners.
Yowza. Google this morning announced that it will buy Motorola Mobility — Moto’s mobile device arm — for $12.5 billion.
Just in time to take on the iPhone 5, Samsung announced today that it will hold a media event in New York City on August 29 to announce its US Galaxy S II lineup — perhaps the biggest Android phone launch this year.
Apple is planning to hold its annual iPod media event on September 7, where it’s also expected to announce the iPhone 5, according to the Japanese site Kodawarisan.
Apple could be gearing up to release a low-cost “iCloud iPhone” alongside its flagship iPhone 5, in coming months, according to the site Apple’n'Apps.
Update: VP of Windows Phone Joe Belfiore tweeted this morning that the Sept. 1 release date is “just a rumor.” That’s still not an outright denial though. —
Smartphone sales continue to explode, increasing 74 percent in the second quarter compared to last year, according to research firm Gartner. But Microsoft continues to struggle with sales of phones using its Windows Phone platform, which was surpassed by Samsung’s low-end Bada platform.
The Federal Trade Commission’s large-scale probe into Google is focusing on its mobile device platform, Android, in addition to the way the company uses information from rivals, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Smartphone company HTC is investing $300 million in digital sound company Beats Electronics, the company told All Things Digital.
We’ve known this was coming for a while since Nokia jumped ship to Windows Phone 7, but today the company confirmed that it will be out of the Symbian phone business in North America once its new flagship Windows Phone devices launch this fall, All Things Digital reports.
RIM’s next-generation BlackBerry phone running the PlayBook’s QNX operating system has finally been revealed, thanks to the mobile site Boy Genius Report.