The latest numbers from Gartner show how big a business apps have become, with $5.2 billion generated in 2010. The revenue generated by apps, both direct sales and ad revenue, is expected to almost triple in 2011 to over $15 billion.
The mobile space is exploding with smartphones in every pocket and tablets on the horizon. James Kendrick brings you the latest news from the mobile world and a breakdown of what it means to you.
James Kendrick has been using mobile devices since they weighed 30 pounds, and has been sharing his insights on mobile technology for almost that long. Prior to joining ZDNet, James was the Founding Editor of jkOnTheRun, a CNET Top 100 Tech Blog that was acquired by GigaOM in 2008 and is now part of that prestigious tech network. James' writing has appeared in many print publications: Smartphone and Pocket PC Magazine, Information Week and Laptop Magazine to name a few. James' coverage of the mobile technology sector has regularly appeared in the New York Times, Salon.com and CNN/ Fortune online. Not just a writer, James has filmed numerous video reviews and how-tos that have garnered well over a million viewers. He has appeared on local news segments and been interviewed by the Associated Press on mobile technology topics. Additionally, James has been podcasting about mobile technology for years.
If you have a BlackBerry Bold 9650 or a Curve 3G on the Verizon network, tonight you get the equivalent of a new phone.
One group has its eyes on the tablet space, and that is app developers, according to a new IDC survey. Developers are far more likely to make tablet apps than apps for the BlackBerry and Windows Phone.
The XOOM is definitely loaded to the gills with features and hardware components, but what OEMs like Motorola are about to discover is that different pricing rules apply for tablets.
Word is leaking that the Motorola XOOM will be available in Best Buy for $699, and at that price I'm not going to get one. Here's why.
Too many customers are not happy with lack of updates for Android phones. It's time for Google to step in and take control over the Android update process, no matter how many partner feathers get ruffled.
Toshiba has fired up a web site to tease us with its upcoming Android tablet. This Honeycomb tablet is the first with a user replaceable battery and SD card slot.
Spending far too much on gadgets should be enough proof of your addiction to gadgetry, but there's one piece of evidence that you can't ignore, the bag tree.
Reports of Rep. Giffords' progress with an iPad are not surprising, as Apple's tablet is playing a role in the treatment of patients with a variety of illnesses and injuries, with good results.
This is a peek into a technology writer’s home office, aka Mobile News Manor, discussing gadgets, apps, best practices using same, and ebooks. This week the Motorola XOOM got some hands-on time.
Popular online speed trap locator Trapster has been hacked and is notifying its 10 million users their email and password may have been compromised.
A big draw to the Android platform is the ability to apply custom ROM images. I have been using the VaelPak ROM on my HTC EVO 4G for months, and I can highly recommend it for EVO owners.
HP/Palm is getting set to unveil the anticipated line of webOS tablets in just a few weeks, but there's something missing that is going to impact adoption.
The Android update cycle will continue to frustrate users, based on the flawed update process that Google has failed to address.
Verizon will be offering a couple of MiFi-like devices, or mobile hotspots, that will share the new 4G (LTE) network with up to 5 devices. I captured the Samsung model on a brief video.