Articles about Smartphones
News in the Android world this week had reports that Android Wear may get phone calling, Android phones got a preview version of Microsoft Office, factory resetting some phones leaves owner info, and no Galaxy Note 5 in June.
The competition for the best Android smartphone is heating up. While the Samsung Galaxy S6 is an excellent choice, I think the LG G4 is the best choice for the business world.
Best Buy CEO Hubert Joly credited the chain's omnichannel efforts to merge in-store and digital operations as "what has allowed us to consistently outperform the market."
You can save money and pick up some quality hardware if you know where to shop and what to avoid. Matthew Miller has the details.
Chinese smartphone maker Oppo has introduced the R7 and R7 Plus, its latest high-end offerings.
The firm has become the top seller of personal computers for the first time in the country, according to IDC.
Now that all the latest and greatest smartphones have been announced and in my hands, it's time to see which are the best available.
Microsoft is continuing to roll out monthly updates for its Intune device-management service. Here's what's in the batch for May.
Microsoft is rolling out test versions of its standalone, touch-first Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps for Android phones.
Want a phone that lasts for days? The YotaPhone 2 and its innovative e-ink rear display might fit the bill for consumers and office workers alike.
LG has released cheaper smartphone options for consumers without the budget to splurge on the G4.
Starbucks is known for promoting music to customers so this new partnership with Spotify makes sense. Rewards program members may also earn drink stars for using Spotify Premium.
Is it finally Intel's time to shine in mobile devices with an inexpensive off-contract phone that has 4 GB of memory and a quad-core Atom processor?
Foreign exchange hedging mechanisms helped the company - but sales targets for 2015 were revised
Don't let the elements slow you down with Catalyst, LifeProof, and Seidio cases for the Apple iPhone 6 Plus
Many of us take our iPhones everywhere, including our outdoor adventures. Whether you run, cycle, ski, ride, boat, or take part in some other outdoor activity there are a few solid choices to protect your iPhone 6 Plus from the toughest elements.
Take your Android tablet to work with these apps. Track your time, stay on top of what you need to do, and collaborate with colleagues.
Samsung is rolling out its Android Lollipop update for existing Galaxy S5 owners. The update integrates Material Design with Samsung TouchWiz and things look great.
Whether you're working remotely for the day or on an extended business trip, packing the right tools can make you a lot more productive.
The Samsung Galaxy Note Edge has a unique form factor and the iPhone 6 Plus has a slippery long metal frame. UAG offers solid protection for both and Matthew has been testing them out.
A mix of compromises and extras makes one of the last Nokia smartphones an intriguing proposition.
WaterField Designs Bolt Briefcase hands-on: High quality functional design for the business traveler
WaterField Designs continues to offer well-designed bags for the professional. The soft Bolt Briefcase looks great at meetings, conferences, and in the airport.
The Fitbit Charge is the best daily activity tracker for the masses and Fitbit sets the bar for its powerful ecosystem and reliable tracker lineup.
Sony continues to launch unique mobile designs with a focus on helping you manage your life in any environmental condition.
iPhones are the most expensive smartphones today and we often see broken screens. It makes sense to pay for some peace of mind and the mPact is a worthy option.
The biggest tech expo of the year is drawing to an end. Here's the very best tech we've seen -- including virtual reality, wearable tech, PCs-on-a-stick, and next-generation chips.
New year + new tech = new (productive) you.
With Apple Pay providing your digital wallet, it is handy to have a phone case to carry your other physical cards around.
Buying tech on a budget? These 15 gadgets are the very best on the market for their price — from speakers to content streamers, coffee machines, and computer peripherals.
The mobile landscape is changing, and the Android ecosystem will need to change and adapt over the coming year to face challenges ranging from getting updates to users to malware.
Updated: Take a tour of BlackBerry's most iconic handsets, from 2000's mobile connectivity-less 957 to the latest crop of BlackBerry 10 devices.
In the second part of ZDNet UK's interview with Charlie Kindel, Microsoft's mobile development chief explains what his company means when they say Windows Phone 7 'multitasks'
Apple CEO Steve Jobs announces multitasking support in the newest iPhone operating system. Users will finally be able to switch back and forth between applications like Pandora and Skype without having to shut down the app entirely to enter a new one.
At Macworld 2010, Gregg Fiddes and David Halpin of Quickoffice demonstrate the company's new mobile productivity application for Apple's iPhone. Users are able to read and edit Microsoft Word and Excel documents and access cloud services like Dropbox, Google Docs, and Box.net.
At Macworld 2010 in San Francisco, Tim DeBenedictis, product architect of Carina Software, unveils the company's SkyVoyager iPhone app, which enables users to find stars, clusters, and galaxies in the night sky. He also demos SkyFi, a device that offers users the ability to use their iPhone as a telescope controller.
This affordable smartphone includes a Simple Android Interface, but it's only skin-deep, and to access it you need to be able to navigate the standard UI.
There's more to this phablet than its curved chassis, although the moderate screen resolution and lack of storage expansion are disappointing. On the plus side, battery life is good and LG's Android tweaks are largely successful. Overall though, the G Flex is simply way too expensive.
This phablet offers flexible dual SIM support, an 8-megapixel front camera, NFC and a screen/stand, all for an affordable price. On the minus side, there's an imbalance between the paltry 4GB of internal storage and the generous software bundle, and the screen resolution is moderate considering its size.
The Moto G has its drawbacks, but it's well built, and if its features are sufficient for your needs, then it delivers superb value for money. If you're looking to equip a workforce with a basic Android phone, it's arguably the best choice currently available.
LG has done a great job with the 5.2-inch G2, whose battery life is a big plus. The power button placement is odd, but the G2's main drawback is its lack of MicroSD storage expansion. If don't need this, then it's well worth shortlisting.
Given its specification and performance, the Nexus 5 delivers great value for money — if you can live with its (few) drawbacks. The middling-quality camera and uninspiring chassis design don't worry us, but the lack of MicroSD card storage expansion and moderate battery life are more serious minus points.
The Galaxy Note 3 is a clear step up from its predecessor, with a larger screen in a smaller, thinner, lighter chassis, plenty of usability enhancements, plus impressive performance and battery life. The price tag is the only serious drawback.
The 6.3-inch Galaxy Mega isn't easy to carry around or use one-handed and is short on internal storage. Having said that, it's the obvious handset for anyone who likes Samsung's 'Android-on-steroids' approach and is attracted by the Galaxy Note 3's size, but doesn't need stylus support.
Want to dock your smartphone? Does it live in a protective case and not work with standard OEM docks anymore? Check out this Kickstarter project.
The Lumia 1020 has a truly impressive 41-megapixel camera and a high-quality 4.5-inch AMOLED screen, but many Windows Phone fans might do better with the 920 and a good dedicated camera.
If you're an existing iPhone user and weren't tempted by the iPhone 5, then the colourful 5c is worth considering as an upgrade. However, iPhone 5 owners should think carefully: there's very little difference between the core specifications of the two handsets, and iOS 7 is just a download away.
The Lumia 925 is a slimmer and lighter Windows Phone 8 handset than its 920 predecessor, with a neater and more ergonomic design. It lacks integrated wireless charging but supports LTE and NFC, and has an excellent 4.5in. AMOLED screen.
With the Galaxy S4, Samsung has squeezed a superb 5-inch screen and a host of high-end features into a slightly slimmer, thinner and lighter chassis than its S III predecessor. It's an excellent handset, but some will find the S4 overladen with unnecessary features and too expensive.
If you're a fan of keyboard-equipped BlackBerry smartphones, you won't be disappointed by the Q10. However the app store needs filling out and the small, square screen isn't ideal for some uses.
HTC has pulled out all the stops with the One, which looks great, performs well and includes some clever features. The lack of storage expansion and the persistence of BlinkFeed are irritations, but overall the HTC One stands up well against rival flagship handsets.