Categories: Smartphones

Apple's Holiday Shutdown Puts Rush on App Developers

Posted by: Rachael King on December 14

By Adam Satariano Apple has given developers a holiday deadline if they want the most recent versions of their games, photography, productivity or other applications available in the App Store...

INQ Says Is Working With Spotify on Phones

Posted by: Olga Kharif on October 07

British cell-phone maker INQ is developing phones that make it easy for owners to use Spotify, an online music service that's amassed millions of users in Europe, said INQ...

Hands on: BlackBerry Bold 9700

Posted by: Stephen Wildstrom on November 16

After a big run of flashy smartphone announcements, including the Motorola Droid/Milestone and even the BlackBerry Storm2, it was easy for the BlackBerry Bold 9700 to slip in under the...

UPDATED First Look: Palm Pixi, a Smaller, Less Capable Pre

Posted by: Stephen Wildstrom on November 12

UPDATED with battery specs The Palm Pre has gotten a little brother, the Pixi. And as is often the case with younger siblings, it wouldn’t be surprising if the Pixi,...

Google Buys AdMob in Bid to Boost Mobile Ads

Posted by: Rob Hof on November 09

In its third-largest acquisition to date, Google announced it's buying AdMob, a provider of mobile ad technologies, for $750 million in stock. The purchase, announced this morning, could give the...

Droid & iPhone: Platform vs. Integration

Posted by: Stephen Wildstrom on October 30

A couple of weeks ago, I sat down with Andrew Lees, senior vice-president for Microsoft's Mobile Communications Business unit to talk about Windows Mobile and the future of smartphones. Lees...

Million-Dollar Apps

Posted by: Douglas Macmillan on October 23

In the course of reporting my feature story on apps for the Web and mobile phones, I asked developers how much money these little pieces of software are actually bringing...

Samsung Does Android With I7500 Smartphone

Posted by: Cliff Edwards on April 27

When's the first Samsung Android-powered smartphone coming? The standard refrain from the folks at Samsung recently has been "soon." In Europe, at least, that timeframe has been narrowed a bit...

CTIA: Palm Pre Anticipation, Frustration Grow

Posted by: Stephen Wildstrom on April 02

Not since the gap between the announcement of the original Apple iPhone and its release has the waiting been as hard as for the Palm Pre. At the CTIA Wireless...

Intel Snags a Cell Phone Partner

Posted by: Cliff Edwards on February 16

There's been a great deal of skepticism about the potential for a new class of Web-surfing devices called Mobile Internet Devices. Chipmaker Intel has been touting them as an option...

CES: Palm: Revival of the Fittest?

Posted by: Cliff Edwards on January 08

I'm sitting in the ballroom at the Venetian Hotel here in Vegas, and you'd think from the crowds with me that we are witnessing the second coming of Apple. It...

How the BlackBerry Storm Became the Storm

Posted by: Stephen Wildstrom on October 07

There’s been a lot of confusion about the name of the new BlackBerry Storm. During development, it was known by the two code names, Storm and Thunder. This led to...

BlackBerry Flip Phone Arrives

Posted by: Stephen Wildstrom on September 10

I had a quick look at the new BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220, announced Sept. 9 and available later in the fall from T-Mobile in the U.S. Think of it as...

Palm Goes Pro

Posted by: Cliff Edwards on August 20

Ever heard of a little handheld company called Palm? The company that helped popularize smartphones with the executive set even before the word smartphone was born is trying to get...

Six Questions (So Far) About the New iPhone

Posted by: Rob Hof on June 09

Now that I'm out of Steve Jobs' famous reality distortion field, I have a few questions about the iPhone 3G announcement. But please add your own as well, since you...

Mobile World Congress--Hands On With Android

Posted by: Cliff Edwards on February 12

Here I was, wandering through the halls at the Mobile World Congress tradeshow in Barcelona, waiting for my moment in the sun. Chip licensing company ARM Ltd, you see, was...

Mobile World Congress--Take That, Apple!

Posted by: Cliff Edwards on February 11

What's the big message out of the giant Mobile World Congress cellular trade show in Barcelona this week? If press conferences from Sony Ericsson, Nokia and Samsung are any indication,...

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