Tag Archives: ' Smartphones and Devices'

For wireless carriers, the smartphone party is ending

According to a detailed report from New Street Research analyst Jonathan Chaplin on wireless carriers in the first quarter, fewer people are buying smartphones. This means that wireless carriers as a group will no longer benefit [...]

Growth in overall wireless network traffic slows by 60%, PwC survey finds

According to a new survey of all of the major North American wireless carriers, smartphones remain incredibly popular among subscribers, who are consuming an average of 694 MB per month in postpaid data. At the same [...]

LG plans up to 600 new retail stores to goose smartphone sales

LG Electronics plans to increase the number of its branded retail stores in emerging markets this year as part of an effort to boost its smartphone sales and market share amid intensifying competition. In an interview [...]

HD Voice: AT&T, Sprint promise it this year, but Verizon targets late 2013, early 2014

AT&T (NYSE:T) reaffirmed its plans to launch HD Voice service on its LTE network this year, but other Tier 1 carriers are not rushing to embrace the technology. Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ), for example, will not push [...]

BlackBerry Z10 sales get off to slow start at AT&T, but more U.S. carrier support coming

Sales of BlackBerry's (NASDAQ:BBRY) flagship Z10 smartphone got off to a relatively slow start over the weekend at AT&T Mobility (NYSE:T) stores, according to analysts and media reports, but Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ) and T-Mobile USA will [...]

Samsung developing smart watch that may rival Apple

Samsung Electronics confirmed it is working on a smart watch which may rival a similar product that Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is reportedly working on as the race to develop wearable computing devices heats up. "We've been preparing [...]

Judge cuts damages in Apple/Samsung patent case by $450M

The judge who oversaw the $1.05 billion blockbuster patent infringement case between Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Samsung Electronics slashed the damages in the case by $450.5 million and ordered a new trial, giving Samsung a victory in [...]

Microsoft’s initial mobile strategy ‘clearly a mistake,’ Bill Gates says

Microsoft's (NASDAQ:MSFT) co-founder and chairman, Bill Gates, called the company's initial efforts to dominate the smartphone market "clearly a mistake." In an interview with CBS This Morning's Charlie Rose, Gates acknowledged mounting media and investor criticism [...]

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