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On August 24, a jury of nine in a California federal court handed down a ruling that sent shockwaves through the global wireless phone industry. Samsung, the world's largest phone maker, was found guilty of infringing on key Apple hardware design and software elements. Samsung got Apple's attention because of its size, but every Android device manufacturer now needs to consider potential exposure areas that could put them in the crosshairs as Apple tries to slow Android growth.

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Apple and Samsung make final cases to jury in patent trialupdated: Wed Aug 22 2012 02:17:00

After three weeks, the closely watched Apple versus Samsung patent trial wound down Tuesday with four hours of closing arguments.

RIM prepares next BlackBerry generationupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 05:52:00

Research In Motion has begun manufacturing "beta" or test units of its next generation BlackBerry 10 devices, signalling that the Canadian manufacturer of the BlackBerry family of smartphones is on track to begin sales of the new handsets early next year.

RIM has a case of the BlackBerry bluesupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 05:52:00

Kristie Lu Stout examines RIM's potentially grim future with Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Geller.

2007: First iPhone announcementupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 05:35:00

In 2007, Steve Jobs announces the revolutionary iPhone.

Report: Next iPhone goes on sale September 21updated: Wed Aug 15 2012 05:35:00

More details about the presumably imminent release of the next iPhone have emerged, if the typically anonymous spate of Internet sources are to be believed.

FCC asked to consider raising limit on cell phone radiationupdated: Wed Aug 08 2012 16:23:00

The U.S. government is being asked to update its 16-year-old cell phone radiation standard to bring it in line with current research and the way people use smartphones.

Trial gives sneak peek into Apple's inner workingsupdated: Fri Aug 03 2012 23:37:00

Apple, one of the most famously secretive companies in the world, is giving the public a rare peek into how it makes and markets its products.

Smartphone users report more phone problems, survey saysupdated: Fri Aug 03 2012 11:01:00

Nearly nine out of 10 U.S. adults have a cell phone -- and they're having a lot of problems with them. New research from the Pew Internet and American Life Project found that almost three-fourths of phone users experience dropped calls at least occasionally.

Reports: iPhone 5 to be unveiled Sept. 12updated: Wed Aug 01 2012 07:33:00

Gadget fans waiting anxiously for the next iPhone to be released may be reaching the home stretch.

A future with fewer mobile apps?updated: Fri Jul 27 2012 12:25:00

How many apps do you have on your smartphone? If that's an unwieldy number today, expect it to slim down considerably in the future.

Translation apps for Chinese travelupdated: Fri Jul 27 2012 12:25:00

CNN's Richard Quest puts three translation apps to the test in Beijing and Ayesha Durgahee talks to pianist Lang Lang.

Falling out of love with my iPhoneupdated: Wed Jul 25 2012 07:31:00

I feel guilty. My iPhone has been great to me. Loyal. Hard working. Holds a charge well. Sure, we had some dropped calls, but who hasn't?

The myth of the 'drunk phone'updated: Thu Jul 19 2012 11:54:00

Some young adults are so fond of their expensive smartphones that they take a cheaper backup phone with them to bars and leave their fancier phones at home where they are safe from spilled vodka tonics, pickpockets and uncoordinated drunk people.

AT&T introduces data-sharing planupdated: Wed Jul 18 2012 11:07:00

Welcome to the multiple-mobile-gadget world.

Report: Amazon is planning to sell its own smartphoneupdated: Fri Jul 06 2012 18:23:00

Amazon may be coming out with its own smartphone, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The company reportedly is working with Foxconn to develop the hardware, which will likely run Amazon's version of the Android operating system.

Review: Nexus 7 is best Android tablet yetupdated: Thu Jul 05 2012 15:27:00

Note to all tablet makers not named Asus: This is how you make a 7-inch tablet.

Kindle Fire: Good, but no iPad killerupdated: Thu Jul 05 2012 13:08:00

Amazon's Kindle Fire is a solid tablet, and a relative bargain at $199. But, Apple's iPad is still ahead of the field.

5 ways the iPhone changed our livesupdated: Thu Jun 28 2012 16:19:00

On June 28, 2007, Nokia was the top selling mobile-phone company in the world, people stopped working when they left their computers, Android phones didn't exist, and high-powered executives were addicted to thumbing on their BlackBerrys.

E-book lending: Your public library's best kept secret?updated: Tue Jun 26 2012 18:24:00

About three quarters of American public libraries currently lend out e-books, and in the past year libraries have seen a sharp growth in e-book borrowing. Still, well over half of U.S. library card holders don't know whether their local public library lends e-books, according to a new Pew report.

Review: Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone aims high, falls shortupdated: Wed Jun 20 2012 11:43:00

Samsung rightfully enjoys pointing out that it ships more Android smartphones than anyone else. And, with its new Galaxy S III, the South Korean electronics giant has accomplished something only Apple has been able to do so far: sell the same exact phone at the same price across major U.S. carriers without letting them slap their logos on the front of the device.

Memo to Microsoft: Today's announcement better be big dealupdated: Mon Jun 18 2012 15:28:00

When Microsoft says you really don't want to miss something, does that make it a can't-miss event? Or is the company capable of -- whisper it low -- crying wolf?

Windows 8 tablet can compete with iPadupdated: Mon Jun 18 2012 15:28:00

Microsoft's tablet OS can run as a desktop, making it an all-in-one machine for use at home or on the go.

Barcelona FC backs bid to send one million e-books to Africaupdated: Thu May 24 2012 09:36:00

Stars from one of the world's great soccer teams will be encouraging reading as part of a new project to put one million digital books in the hands of African children.

Smartphone patent warsupdated: Sun May 20 2012 21:26:00

Kristie Lu Stout explains the long-running legal fight between Apple and Samsung

Apple and Samsung begin settlement talksupdated: Sun May 20 2012 21:26:00

"It's very important that Apple not become the developer for the world," Tim Cook, Apple chief executive, told analysts last month. "We need people to invent their own stuff."

CNNMoney: Half of U.S. cell phones are now smartphonesupdated: Wed May 16 2012 12:48:00

Smartphones are now more common than "dumb" phones.

Panasonic shares hit 30-year low on lossupdated: Fri May 11 2012 06:16:00

Japanese electronics company Panasonic has plunged from profit to a record annual loss of 772.2 billion yen ($9.68 billion), prompting its shares to fall to a 30-year low.

Own an iPod? Then you're suing Apple updated: Thu May 10 2012 15:05:00

If you're one of the millions who purchased an iPod between September 12, 2006, and March 31, 2009, you might be in for a surprising email from RealNetworks.

Report: Smartphones, not computers, drive most Facebook useupdated: Wed May 09 2012 05:35:00

According to comScore's new Mobile Metrix 2.0 report released Monday, Facebook's mobile usage is on the rise. In fact, the report revealed that Facebook users spent more time accessing the social network on smartphones than on computers in March.

CNNMoney: Research in Motion: Just call it the BleakBerryupdated: Mon May 07 2012 15:51:00

It's hard to find a stock that is hated more on Wall Street -- and, for that matter, on Bay Street in Toronto -- than Research in Motion.

Why you should believe the 4-inch iPhone rumorupdated: Fri May 04 2012 12:34:00

On Thursday morning, iLounge released mockups of what it says the next iPhone is going to look like, according to the site's own unnamed sources. The main differences in appearance between the next iPhone and the current iPhone 4S? A metal back, a smaller dock connector, a 20 percent decrease in thickness, and a longer 4-inch display.

Samsung unveils Galaxy S III smartphone with face, voice recognitionupdated: Fri May 04 2012 07:49:00

Samsung has launched its Galaxy S III smartphone, which it hopes will help solidify the company as the leading challenger to Apple and its iPhone 4S.

Samsung set to unveil iPhone challengerupdated: Tue May 01 2012 22:56:00

If Apple were to challenge its smartphone competitors to a contest with its all-conquering iPhone 4S, Samsung's Galaxy S would probably be the model thrown into the arena to compete.

How Microsoft's cash will bolster Barnes & Noble e-readersupdated: Mon Apr 30 2012 18:09:00

News that Microsoft has sunk $300 million into a venture with Barnes & Noble sends a clear signal that the computing giant and the bookseller aim to shake up the e-book market with new ammo in their fight against Amazon and Apple.

Review: Barnes & Noble's new glowing Nook is a winnerupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 17:28:00

Sometimes you just want to read. Digital's best answer for that simple urge is the now venerable E Ink e-reader. These monochromatic devices are not only holding on in the face of stiff LCD-based tablet competition, they're innovating. The latest update comes from Barnes & Noble, which added an LED-based "GlowLight" to its Nook Simple Touch e-reader.

MYB: Apple's stellar earnings reportupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 12:47:00

Poppy Harlow looks at how Apple was able to double its profits in the second quarter due to strong iPhone sales.

CNNMoney: Apple literally does rule the worldupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 08:01:00

If you are waiting for the Apple "bubble" to pop, you might be doing so for a very long time. Apple defied the skeptics Tuesday, blowing away earnings and sales forecasts.

The Galaxy S III: Samsung's next flagship phone?updated: Tue Apr 17 2012 10:25:00

Samsung emailed, tweeted and blogged Monday about a May 3 event in which reporters are being invited to "come and meet the next Galaxy." At this shindig in London, we expect Samsung to unveil the Samsung Galaxy S III -- though where this smartphone sits in Samsung's larger handset ecosystem isn't entirely clear.

Will Apple lawsuit mean cheaper e-books?updated: Wed Apr 11 2012 18:44:00

For consumers, the news that the Department of Justice is suing Apple and several publishers, accusing them of price-fixing, boils down to one kitchen-table question: Will this mean my e-books will get cheaper?

CNNMoney: Nokia plunges to 14-year low after another profit warningupdated: Wed Apr 11 2012 16:13:00

Shares of Finnish mobile phone giant Nokia plummeted Wednesday after the company yet again said it expects financial results to miss prior forecasts.

Wireless carriers join forces to fight theftupdated: Tue Apr 10 2012 16:38:00

A rise in the theft of smart phones, cell phones and tablets across the country has prompted the wireless industry to take steps aimed at minimizing the usefulness of a stolen device.

E-Reader or iPadupdated: Thu Apr 05 2012 05:34:00

Which one is right for you? HLN's Jennifer Westhoven visits Consumer Reports to find out.

E-books spur reading among Americans, survey showsupdated: Thu Apr 05 2012 05:34:00

E-books aren't just becoming increasingly popular. They also appear to be promoting reading habits among American adults.

Smartphones let retailers target deals to shoppersupdated: Wed Apr 04 2012 16:35:00

Your smartphone might help retailers to be smarter about your purchasing habits and even let them send you targeted discounts while you shop.

Size matters: Why tablets are shrinking, growingupdated: Wed Apr 04 2012 09:29:00

When it comes to tablet computers, size matters -- a lot. But these devices are definitely not one-size-fits-all. And like Alice in Wonderland, the "right size" for tablets keeps shifting.

'Harry Potter' series finally available as e-booksupdated: Tue Mar 27 2012 15:57:00

Finally, fans of the world's most famous boy wizard can follow his fight against the evil Lord Voldemort on their e-readers.

Which cities lose cell phones the most, and when?updated: Sat Mar 24 2012 09:06:00

If you're at a coffee shop, anywhere in Philadelphia, or if it's late at night, hang on to your smartphone.

The best of what's new in mobile phonesupdated: Sat Mar 24 2012 09:06:00

The latest phones released at the 2012 Mobile World Congress include high resolution cameras and built-in projectors.

What to expect from the iPad 3updated: Fri Mar 02 2012 12:46:00

When Apple holds a press event Wednesday, everyone who's paying attention expects to see the much-anticipated iPad 3.

2011: Apple launches iPad 2updated: Fri Mar 02 2012 12:46:00

With a surprise appearance by Steve Jobs, Apple debuts its iPad 2, the company's successful tablet computing gadget.

Survey says most U.S. cell phone owners have smartphones; so what?updated: Fri Mar 02 2012 10:05:00

As of February, more U.S. adults own smartphones than simpler feature phones, according to new research from the Pew Internet and American Life Project.

How iPhones are fighting crimeupdated: Fri Mar 02 2012 10:05:00

Schaumburg police bought 24 iPhones with federal drug-seizure money to use as crime-fighting weapons. WBBM reports.

Gaming is a top priority for mobile-tech makersupdated: Thu Mar 01 2012 22:10:00

The smartphones and tablets debuting at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week share one very important ingredient that has allowed Apple's iPad and iPhone devices to become mainstream cash cows: videogames.

Mobile phone boasts built-in projectorupdated: Thu Mar 01 2012 22:10:00

CNN's Jim Boulden tries out one of the hottest new mobile gadgets, a phone with a built-in image projector.

Tablet reading is becoming the normupdated: Wed Feb 29 2012 19:20:00

Are you reading this article on your cell phone or tablet? These days, that makes you pretty normal, especially if you're American, according to a recent report from comScore.

CNNMoney: Intel's secret phoneupdated: Tue Feb 28 2012 12:13:00

The hottest smartphone maker at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona isn't Samsung, HTC, Nokia or Motorola. It's Intel.

CNNMoney: Mozilla has a plan to outduel iPhone and Androidupdated: Tue Feb 28 2012 07:58:00

In a smartphone world dominated by Google and Apple, Firefox browser maker Mozilla thinks it can offer something better.

HTC launches new HTC One line of smartphonesupdated: Mon Feb 27 2012 11:14:00

HTC has launched a new flagship Android smartphone, the HTC One X, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

CNNMoney: Barnes & Noble unveils $199 Nook Tabletupdated: Tue Feb 21 2012 11:24:00

Barnes & Noble will sell a cheaper version of its Nook Tablet for $199, the same price as Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet.

Battle of the Smartphonesupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 07:29:00

iPhone vs. Android - which wins? HLN's Jennifer Westhoven went to the Consumer Report labs to find out.

Why 'Android fragmentation' isn't so badupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 07:29:00

Even though Android is the most popular smartphone platform in the U.S., and even though there were 10 billion Android app downloads as of December 2011, many Android users are frustrated that they're still treated like a second-class app market. That's because "fragmentation" makes it more complicated to develop Android apps that will run on most Android phones.

CNNMoney: How the iPhone 4S boosted Kindle Fire salesupdated: Thu Feb 16 2012 14:18:00

Amazon set out to win the tablet market by beating Apple the way no one else could: pricing the Kindle Fire at just $199.

Study: More women, traditional media are bloggingupdated: Mon Feb 13 2012 19:11:00

The blogosphere -- arguably the first engine of the new-media age -- is becoming more female, while traditional media is horning in on the blogging action, a new study said Friday.

CNNMoney: The iPhone is a nightmare for carriersupdated: Wed Feb 08 2012 11:43:00

The iPhone may be great for consumers, but takes a nasty toll on wireless carriers' bottom line.

CNNMoney: Sprint sells 1.8 million iPhones but posts huge lossupdated: Wed Feb 08 2012 10:33:00

With the iPhone, Sprint is learning that it should be careful what it wishes for.

U.S. government, military to get secure Android phonesupdated: Fri Feb 03 2012 15:49:00

Some U.S. officials this year are expected to get smartphones capable of handling classified government documents over cellular networks, according to people involved in the project.

CNNMoney: Amazon earnings OK, but stock slides 10%updated: Tue Jan 31 2012 18:38:00

Amazon's fourth-quarter sales results weren't awful, but investors went ahead and punished the stock severely anyway.

Should you feel guilty for buying your iPhone?updated: Tue Jan 31 2012 09:36:00

Last week, The New York Times gave us an inside look at what it's like to work at Foxconn, the manufacturing company that owns several China-based factories that crank out Apple's iPads, iPhones and iPods by the millions.

CNNMoney: AT&T outduels Verizon in iPhoneupdated: Thu Jan 26 2012 11:20:00

AT&T handily beat Verizon in the battle for iPhone customers last quarter, but the company lost $6.7 billion in large part due to its failed merger with T-Mobile.

CNNMoney: Verizon's 4.2 million new iPhones came at a steep costupdated: Tue Jan 24 2012 10:57:00

Verizon's record iPhone sales last quarter came at a steep cost.

Ownership of tablets, e-readers almost doubles in one monthupdated: Mon Jan 23 2012 11:49:00

A new report from one of the Web's leading researchers spells out what news reports have suggested: that tablet computers and e-readers made a huge leap in popularity this holiday season.

CNNMoney: BlackBerry CEO shakeup isn't a smoothieupdated: Mon Jan 23 2012 09:50:00

BlackBerry smartphone maker Research in Motion, which has fallen far from its once-dominant position in the industry, is shaking up its executive ranks.

This is the year Microsoft fights backupdated: Thu Jan 19 2012 14:11:00

Microsoft's revenue has been growing -- slowly, but growing.

Smartphone prices slashed after CESupdated: Thu Jan 19 2012 09:01:00

The holidays are over, and the slew of smartphone debuts at the Consumer Electronics Show have come and gone. It's now safe for retailers and carriers to start dropping prices on 2011 and early 2012 smartphone inventory, and that's great news for those looking for a good deal.

Really? IBM predicts the end of the digital divide in 5 yearsupdated: Tue Jan 17 2012 16:38:00

IBM recently released its annual 5 in 5 list, in which the technology company tries to predict emerging trends and technologies that will transform our lives over the next five years.

How the Consumer Electronics Show lost its sparkupdated: Fri Jan 13 2012 13:03:00

No American city does unintentional irony quite like Las Vegas. And Las Vegas is always at its most unintentionally ironic during Consumer Electronics Show (CES) week, the January extravaganza that annually draws over 150,000 techno-tourists like myself to the seductively coercive city in the Nevada desert to pay homage to the hottest new electronic products on the planet.

CNNMoney: CES and the death of hardwareupdated: Tue Jan 10 2012 05:23:00

Quick, name the last revolutionary consumer electronic device.

CNNMoney: Barnes & Noble may spin off Nook e-readerupdated: Thu Jan 05 2012 17:52:00

Barnes & Noble is considering spinning off its Nook business, the company said Thursday in an announcement that sent investors reeling.

Why 3-D TV still hasn't caught on updated: Thu Jan 05 2012 10:49:00

3-D television was heralded as the breakthrough technology of the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show. Hot on the heels of James Cameron's eye-opening Avatar, 3-D HDTVs were everywhere on the show floor.

Gaming preview 2012: From PlayStation Vita to 'Halo 4'updated: Thu Jan 05 2012 07:07:00

Gaming in 2012 is going to be a very wild ride, with the introduction of two new consoles, a return to the "Halo" universe and the potential for even more entertainment choices.

Analyst: iPads, Kindles, GPS units to be cheaper in 2012updated: Thu Jan 05 2012 07:05:00

As the tough economy drags on, cost remains a leading consideration that people use to decide which mobile devices and wireless services they'll purchase.

The 10 biggest stories of 2011 in mobile techupdated: Wed Dec 21 2011 11:11:00

For Americans who own cell phones or other mobile devices (at least 85% of the adult population, according to a new survey), 2011 ushered in a whirlwind of news.

CNNMoney: RIM delays BlackBerry 10 until late 2012updated: Thu Dec 15 2011 17:43:00

As expected, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion said Thursday that it had a miserable past three months, reporting a quarterly profit that got squeezed by slumping sales and service outages.

CNNMoney: Time for a leadership change at RIMupdated: Thu Dec 15 2011 09:44:00

When she stepped down as CEO of eBay in early 2008 after a decade, Meg Whitman said it was time for a new voice at the ecommerce company.

Are we too hooked on our phones for a driving ban?updated: Thu Dec 15 2011 06:09:00

A federal agency in charge of safety on the roads wants an outright ban on using mobile phones while driving. But what if we're just too hooked on our smartphones and other digital gadgets to care?

NTSB compares phone use to driving drunkupdated: Thu Dec 15 2011 06:09:00

An NTSB spokeswoman compares cell phone use in the car to drinking and driving.

Put e-gifts in virtual stockings this holidayupdated: Wed Dec 14 2011 07:23:00

Digital gifts may be tough to wrap. But they can be more convenient for both givers and recipients.

Amazon planning Kindle Fire updates to fix complaintsupdated: Tue Dec 13 2011 11:15:00

Kindle Fire, the stripped-down tablet computer that is emerging as perhaps the most popular rival to Apple's iPad, will be getting an update soon to address some early user complaints, Amazon said.

Google Music: iTunes for Android or something more?updated: Tue Dec 06 2011 10:41:00

Google Music, an online music store and "free locker" for digital music, was rolled out to the public on Wednesday.

Fallout continues over smartphone tracking appupdated: Tue Dec 06 2011 10:37:00

The Web fallout continued Friday over news that a hidden app could be tracking smartphone users' activity.

CNNMoney: RIM to miss forecasts due to poor PlayBook salesupdated: Fri Dec 02 2011 10:34:00

The bad news just keeps piling up for BlackBerry maker Research In Motion, as the company said Friday that worse-than-expected sales of its PlayBook tablet will cause the company to fall short of its own financial estimates for the latest quarter.

CNNMoney: New BlackBerry tool to support iPhone and Androidupdated: Thu Dec 01 2011 14:31:00

As a growing number of people bring their iPhones, iPads and Android devices to work, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion wants to make sure it still has a place in the office technology landscape.

Review: Kindle Fire a worthwhile bargainupdated: Fri Nov 18 2011 12:38:00

If you view a tablet as a guilty pleasure, like I do, then buying the Kindle Fire should make you feel a little less guilty.

Would you want to buy an Amazon phone?updated: Fri Nov 18 2011 10:19:00

Amazon is rumored to be making a phone.

CNNMoney: Kindle Fire sales forecasts: 5M by end of yearupdated: Tue Nov 15 2011 09:37:00

Amazon's Kindle Fire launched Tuesday with only six weeks left in the year, but analysts still think 5 million of the tablets could sell by the end of 2011.

Apple patent suggests new iPod featuresupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 09:25:00

Passing earwax-tainted earbuds between friends is nobody's favorite way to share iPod tunes. An integrated speaker in the smaller iPod nano and iPod shuffle models could end that practice for good, and provide opportunity for a host of new iPod possibilities.

2009: Jobs unveils new iPodupdated: Fri Nov 11 2011 09:25:00

Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs announces the new iPod nano in a keynote address at an event in San Francisco.

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