It's the best of times to be a smartphone buyer. The competition is cutthroat, innovation reigns and multiple companies are vying for attention. The smartphone market is developing rapidly and arguably the most interesting tech sector to watch.
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Much like cloud computing and big data, bring your own device has become an irritating buzzword that is being tossed around with unrelenting vigour in the IT industry, but mobility isn't just about BYOD.
Microsoft just released Office Mobile for the iPhone and after comparing it with what we see on Windows Phone, the capabilities are the same. There is no advantage going to Windows Phone in this case.
Apple seems to be planning to model its iPhone sales model after what it did with the iPod. That move could be a boon for emerging market growth.
Rumors always fly around before Apple announces their new iPhone line. Latest indications state that Apple may launch an iPhone with a 4.7-inch or 5.7-inch display, but I am not convinced that's their strategy.
More details of the rumored HTC One Mini appeared yesterday. Samsung is releasing the Galaxy S4 Mini and I wonder if we are starting to see a trend towards smaller smartphones.
The currency has taken a tumble in the past few months against the U.S. dollar. This could hurt mobile handset makers who already have small margins and rely on volume sales in India.
Some have accused Apple of copying the user experience of its competitors for the latest version of its mobile OS. Some are complaining that the changes are too drastic, or have not gone far enough. The reality is that the future of computing has one ultimate and common goal, which is to eliminate the user interface altogether.
If you have a mobile app, now is the time to pitch it to Yahoo.
Actually, Apple's forthcoming iOS 7 isn't so much an Android clone as it is a mashup of everyone else's mobile operating systems.
There will be no send-off for the last of Nokia's Symbian shipments.
Innovation is hard, especially with an established product and a satisfied customer base. Can Apple do anything radical with iOS 7? Do they even need to?
Patent licensing deal will incorporate Dolby's high efficiency advanced audio coding technology for ZTE's products, to boost audio capabilities of its smartphones and tablets.
Apple is going to improve the camera and photo experience with iOS 7, including new image filters and viewing tools. The HTC One already has these capabilities and a whole lot more.
The Finnish smartphone startup founded by ex-Nokians is closing in on another round of investment, according to its CEO.
Analysts warned that media and entertainment companies will only have a narrow window of opportunity to extend their lead or catch up with the digital transformation underway.