The price of an iPhone 4 on eBay and China's Taobao has actually increased since April.
FORTUNE -- Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster has performed a simple experiment that says a lot about the comparative value of Apple (AAPL) and Android smartphones.
Since April, he (or his team) has been monitoring the resale prices of six devices on eBay and China's Taobao Marketplace -- three iPhones and three Samsung smartphones running on Google's (GOOG) MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 7, 2013 7:26 AM ET
Google's phone-making division is planning to pursue emerging and prepaid markets.
FORTUNE -- Executives from Google and its Motorola Mobility handset maker unveiled a new premium phone, Moto X, in New York on Thursday. But Dennis Woodside, Motorola's CEO, and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt say they are eager to deliver lower-priced smartphones to what Woodside calls the "super value segment."
"If I'm a middle-class mother in Brazil I might not be able MOREStephanie N. Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor - Aug 1, 2013 3:46 PM ET
Its (false) claim that the Nexus 7 outsold Apple's iPad in Japan is par for the course.
FORTUNE -- Kudos to SlashGear's Chris Burns for declining to take at face value Google's (GOOG) claim, made at the launch of the new version of the Nexus 7 tablet last week, that the original Nexus 7 was more popular in Japan than Apple's (AAPL) iPad.
Burns ran the numbers past IDC -- a research firm MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 31, 2013 7:13 AM ET
For undergrads, finding new friends (and dates) may be as simple a smartphone alert.
FORTUNE -- For the average college freshman, the first few months are stressful as they navigate a new place and make new friends. Cory Levy, a University of Illinois student and co-founder of One, found that out for himself in 2010.
"My first day, I hardly knew a soul and had no idea what events were happening around MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 18, 2013 7:56 AM ET
StatCounter's "Internet Wars" report, if true, would be a big deal.
FORTUNE -- StatCounter, a Dublin-based Web traffic analytics company, reported Wednesday that Samsung has overtaken Apple (AAPL) for the first time to claim the No. 1 spot in worldwide mobile Internet usage.
If true, that would take the wind out of one of Apple's last bragging points -- a point that Tim Cook reiterated just last March at All Things D: MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 10, 2013 8:39 AM ET
The contrarians are being proved wrong.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE – It's getting hard again to be a believer in BlackBerry.
Friday morning, the company looking for a turnaround in the hyper-competitive smartphone market posted its earnings for the three-month period ended June 1, 2013. To say that Wall Street had been divided over how well or how poorly the company had performed in the quarter is a bit of an understatement.
Blackberry (BBRY) has MOREJul 1, 2013 10:17 AM ET
China's "white-box" manufacturers may now be the major engine of growth.
FORTUNE -- Consider the two charts at right.
Both were drawn from Gartner's worldwide market share data by Needham's Charlie Wolf, who issued his quarterly report on the smartphone market earlier this week.
The first shows Android cutting into the market share gains Apple (AAPL) made at the end of 2012 when it launched the iPhone 5 and cut the price of the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 29, 2013 10:53 AM ET
Android is tops in mobile phones, Windows in PCs. Apple has a pony in both races.
FORTUNE -- Worldwide shipments of PCs, tablets and mobile phones will grow 5.9% to 2.35 billion units in 2013, according to a report issued Monday by Gartner Inc.
But that growth is not uniform. Breaking down the 5.9% number, Gartner estimates that traditional PC shipments will fall 10.6%, mobile phone shipments will grow 4.3% and tablets MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 24, 2013 7:39 AM ET
There's a world of information in the metadata of 280 million Tweets.
FORTUNE -- Ex-Googler and self-proclaimed "map geek" Eric Fischer has done some stunning work over the years extracting socioeconomic patterns from Internet data, including the Geotaggers World Atlas and Locals and Tourists, which was featured in the Museum of Modern Art's 2010 "Talk to Me" exhibition.
But Fischer's latest project goes one step further.
First he figured out how to map MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 22, 2013 7:46 AM ET
Facebook's CEO reportedly approached Samsung about making the social network's next phone. Smart move.
FORTUNE -- Remember the first Facebook phone, the HTC First? Not many do -- despite its recent April launch.
The First was Facebook's (FB) first phone with Facebook Home, customized software that modifies areas of Google's (GOOG) popular Android operating system so users can readily check status updates and text friends. The phone is also one of Facebook's biggest MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jun 20, 2013 6:23 AM ET
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