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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 BGR.com 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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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: Apple's $46 billion sales set new tech recordupdated: Tue Jan 24 2012 18:12:00

Ask Siri how Apple recorded the best quarter in history for a tech company, and her answer should be: "Me."

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.

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.

iPhone celebrates fifth birthday -- How has it changed?updated: Tue Jan 10 2012 07:48:00

Gadget fans may be focused on the CES trade show this week, but there's something else notable going on today: It's the iPhone's fifth birthday.

Future of Appleupdated: Tue Jan 10 2012 07:48:00

CNN's John King talks to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak about the future of Apple post-Steve Jobs.

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

Quick, name the last revolutionary consumer electronic device.

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.

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.

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.

The smartphone's smart mouthupdated: Wed Nov 09 2011 11:57:00

"Siri" on the iPhone 4S is poised to do a lot more, according to the one of its early backers. CNN's Dan Simon reports.

Consumer Reports: No battery-life problems with iPhone 4Supdated: Tue Nov 08 2011 12:27:00

Despite complaints by some owners about underwhelming battery life, the iPhone 4S scored "very well" in tests of its battery performance by Consumer Reports, which gave the device its official blessing Tuesday.

Introducing Apple's iPhone 4Supdated: Thu Nov 03 2011 11:19:00

Apple executive Phil Schiller launches the newest iPhone, the iPhone 4S.

Battery life on the iPhone 4S: the new 'death grip'?updated: Tue Nov 01 2011 16:19:00

It all sounds eerily familiar. A new iPhone. Massive sales. Then, an apparent glitch that, while it doesn't affect everyone, is prevalent enough to irk customers and catch the eyes of tech journalists everywhere.

Siri, Iris and the dream of just talking to our phones updated: Wed Oct 26 2011 10:42:00

The only scene I really loved in "Star Trek: The Voyage Home" was when Scotty tried speaking verbal commands to a Macintosh Plus. Keyboards always seem to get in the way of doing what I want to do -- and nowhere is this as apparent, or frustrating, as on smartphones and tablets.

CNNMoney: Sprint to lose money on iPhone until 2015updated: Wed Oct 26 2011 10:32:00

Sprint Nextel Corp. is still losing money and prime customers, but there are signs that the nation's third-largest wireless carrier has begun a turnaround.

CNNMoney: Verizon is chipping away at AT&T's iPhone leadupdated: Fri Oct 21 2011 11:53:00

AT&T remains the most popular iPhone carrier in the United States, but Verizon is catching up.

CNNMoney: AT&T's Android sales are catching up to iPhoneupdated: Thu Oct 20 2011 10:40:00

AT&T's wireless customer base topped 100 million for the first time this quarter, even as iPhone sales slowed while customers waited for the new model.

CNNMoney: Tiny regional carrier C Spire lands iPhone 4Supdated: Wed Oct 19 2011 16:55:00

C Spire, a wireless carrier you've probably never heard of, announced Wednesday that it will become the fourth U.S. wireless provider to sell the iPhone 4S.

With facial recognition, Google pins hopes on Galaxy Nexusupdated: Wed Oct 19 2011 14:08:00

Apple gave you FaceTime. Now Google is countering with Face Unlock.

CNNMoney: Google unveils new Nexus phone, redesigned Androidupdated: Wed Oct 19 2011 07:12:00

Google has revealed the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the latest "Google phone" that serves as the bench-setter for Android devices.

CNNMoney: RIM debuts its new BlackBerry OS: BBXupdated: Tue Oct 18 2011 15:41:00

Research in Motion spent about 120 seconds of its developer conference discussing last week's worldwide outage -- and then made it clear that the company is moving on.

CNNMoney: Motorola brings back RAZR brandupdated: Tue Oct 18 2011 14:31:00

Struggling Motorola Mobility is going retro by bringing back the RAZR, the best-selling cell phone brand of all time -- until the iPhone came along.

CNNMoney: Apple sells record 4 million iPhonesupdated: Mon Oct 17 2011 10:14:00

Apple said Monday that it has sold more than 4 million iPhone 4S smartphones since its launch three days ago, setting a sales record for the device.

Seriously?! The iPhone 4Supdated: Mon Oct 17 2011 07:36:00

Erin Burnett wonders if iPhone fans want new features...or simply the latest must-have toy. Seriously?!

For BlackBerry addicts, RIM is 'chipping away our faith'updated: Fri Oct 14 2011 16:53:00

The love affair between BlackBerry devotees and their mobile communicators is becoming strained, and some of them made the quarrel very public this week after a service outage.

CNNMoney: Thousands around the world line up to buy iPhone 4Supdated: Fri Oct 14 2011 12:58:00

Throngs of Apple fans lined up in the wee hours Friday outside the company's flagship store in Manhattan to be among the first to get their hands on the new iPhone 4S.

Why Android and iPhone won't go down like BlackBerryupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 16:37:00

Here's a little secret BlackBerry doesn't want you to know:

Millions of BlackBerry users lose serviceupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 15:08:00

Millions of BlackBerry users remained without service on Wednesday as a three-day outage spread to North America.

BlackBerry: 'We've now restored full services'updated: Thu Oct 13 2011 15:08:00

All BlackBerry service has been restored following the largest network outage in that smartphone's history, Research in Motion executives said in a conference call on Thursday morning.

CNNMoney: BlackBerry service restored after worst outage everupdated: Thu Oct 13 2011 14:10:00

RIM's BlackBerry service was fully restored around the world early Thursday morning after what the company called its largest-ever network disruption.

CNNMoney: BlackBerry outage is another black eye for RIMupdated: Wed Oct 12 2011 21:41:00

Research in Motion is suffering on all fronts. Its sales are flagging, investors are agitating for a management shakeup, the stock is down almost 60% this year, and now its BlackBerry service is down -- again.

BlackBerry outage spreadsupdated: Wed Oct 12 2011 16:57:00

Millions of BlackBerry users worldwide are without some services because of an outage.

BlackBerry outage blamed on 'extremely critical' network failureupdated: Wed Oct 12 2011 16:57:00

Millions of BlackBerry users remained without service on Wednesday as a three-day network outage spread to North America, causing massive frustrations for people who rely on these smartphones for business and personal communications.

CNNMoney: AT&T, Verizon and Sprint iPhone 4S plans: Which is cheapest?updated: Wed Oct 12 2011 05:54:00

If you're getting the new iPhone 4S, you now have three options for wireless service: AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. Unfortunately, there's no app for choosing the right plan.

Our future: Empty pockets, except for our phonesupdated: Mon Oct 10 2011 04:25:00

Here's a Googley vision for the future:

CNNMoney: Apple is becoming ordinary -- and that's OKupdated: Wed Oct 05 2011 20:23:00

Apple's iPhone 4S announcement on Tuesday was surprisingly, well, normal.

Features of iPhone 4Supdated: Wed Oct 05 2011 19:30:00

Apple marketing SVP Phil Schiller explains the features of the new iPhone 4S.

Five reasons people are calling the iPhone 4S a dudupdated: Wed Oct 05 2011 19:30:00

Usually a cause for techno-euphoria, Apple's iPhone-a-palooza event on Tuesday had an unintended and unlikely effect: It made some corners of the Internet mad.

Apple's Siri voice assistant based on extensive researchupdated: Wed Oct 05 2011 07:10:00

The iPhone 4S may not look any different from its predecessor, but it is Apple's only model with a sort of robot living inside.

CNNMoney: Apple's big iPhone disappointmentupdated: Tue Oct 04 2011 16:42:00

Apple on Tuesday unveiled the new iPhone 4S, the fifth update to its iconic smartphone. But many investors and analysts were disappointed that the company didn't display a more radically redesigned iPhone 5.

CNNMoney: IPhone may be a mixed blessing for Sprintupdated: Tue Oct 04 2011 14:49:00

Sprint hopes the iPhone is just what the doctor ordered. But it might just make Sprint even sicker.

iPhone prototype left in bar... againupdated: Tue Oct 04 2011 11:25:00

According to CNET an Apple employee left a prototype of the new iPhone 5 at a bar in San Francisco.

Selling an old iPhone? Do it nowupdated: Fri Sep 30 2011 12:57:00

If you're looking to unload your current iPhone or other smartphone, now's the time. Beating the potentially millions of folks who will be buying a new iPhone and selling their old one could put more money in your pocket.

iPhone not coming to T-Mobile this year, exec saysupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 17:03:00

A new iPhone is widely expected to debut next month for the three largest U.S. carriers, but T-Mobile will be left out, an executive for the carrier said at a technology conference on Monday.

CNNMoney: Apple to unveil new iPhone on Oct. 4updated: Tue Sep 27 2011 12:38:00

Apple confirmed Tuesday that it will hold a press event on Oct. 4 at its Cupertino, Calif., headquarters. Expected to be the star attraction: The long-awaited iPhone 5.

CNNMoney: RIM shares drop as sales and profit plungeupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 12:35:00

Research in Motion was once the king of the smartphone market. Now, it's looking like the next Palm -- a pioneer that fell hopelessly behind in a market it invented.

Only about half of smartphone owners use phone's GPS for directionsupdated: Wed Sep 07 2011 13:23:00

Virtually all smartphones now include a built-in GPS receiver to enable location tracking, but only 55% of U.S. smartphone owners have used their phone's GPS to help get local directions or recommendations.

Why smartphones still haven't taken over the U.S. market updated: Wed Aug 31 2011 09:28:00

Smartphones may attract nearly all of the marketing hype and news coverage, but comScore's latest statistics show that smartphones still comprise only a minority of the U.S. mobile market -- about 35%, as of July 2011.

CNNMoney: Sprint iPhone's unlikely cheerleader: AT&Tupdated: Fri Aug 26 2011 05:33:00

If Sprint gets the iPhone, it may be surprisingly good news for AT&T.

CNNMoney: The death of the text messageupdated: Mon Aug 22 2011 13:29:00

The smartphone boom is a mixed blessing for wireless companies. While the devices have boosted data plan sales considerably, they are threatening to kill another revenue stream dead in its tracks: text messaging.

How Americans really use cell phonesupdated: Tue Aug 16 2011 13:07:00

If you've ever pretended to be talking on your cell phone to avoid talking to, or acknowledging, someone nearby -- you're not alone. One in 13 Americans have used this ploy, a new survey says.

BlackBerry hacked for cooperating with London policeupdated: Tue Aug 09 2011 18:56:00

After three days of rioting and looting in the streets, London's unrest is moving to the Web.

As Android gets popular, so does Android malwareupdated: Fri Aug 05 2011 14:28:00

As Android devices get more popular (today comScore reports Android phones comprise 40% of the U.S. smartphone market), they're becoming a more attractive target for cybercriminals. If you use an Android smartphone, you are now 2.5 times more likely to encounter malware (malicious software) than you were six months ago.

CNNMoney: Apps make iPhone vulnerable to attackupdated: Thu Aug 04 2011 09:53:00

Apple introduced an important security feature in the latest version of the iPhone's software, yet it is rarely used by third-party applications, leaving users vulnerable to a targeted attack.

CNNMoney: RIM's new BlackBerry: Too little too late?updated: Wed Aug 03 2011 15:07:00

It's another tough day on Wall Street, yet Research in Motion shares are up more than 5% after the company said it would launch a new series of smartphones operating on its BlackBerry 7 OS.

CNNMoney: List of smartphone losers gets longerupdated: Fri Jul 29 2011 11:32:00

In the smartphone market, it's a great time to be Apple and Samsung. Nokia and Motorola? Not so much.

Motorola's Android tablet sales fizzle outupdated: Fri Jul 29 2011 08:06:00

Motorola announced dismal device sales in its earnings report on Thursday, with tablets faring near the worst among the company's products.

New iPhone 5 rumors: Leaked case suggests 'radical' redesignupdated: Thu Jul 28 2011 11:57:00

Another week, another round of iPhone 5 rumors. This time, it's an apparent case for the unreleased phone that has Apple fans buzzing.

Survey shows pent-up demand for next iPhoneupdated: Wed Jul 27 2011 14:56:00

It's a testament to your brand name and image when a plurality of consumers are willing to buy your product without even trying it... or even seeing it with their own eyes.

CNNMoney: BlackBerry maker RIM lays off 10% of workforceupdated: Mon Jul 25 2011 08:49:00

Research In Motion, the maker of BlackBerry devices, said Monday that it would cut more than 2,000 jobs as part of a previously announced cost-cutting effort.

CNNMoney: In iPhone battle, AT&T still outsells Verizonupdated: Fri Jul 22 2011 09:29:00

All that stuff about AT&T iPhone customers itching to switch to Verizon? If it's true, it hasn't happened yet.

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