If she dared develop an Android device, says an expert tracking the latest patent suits
"Instead of pursuing independent product development, Samsung has chosen to slavishly copy Apple's innovative technology, distinctive user interfaces, and elegant and distinctive product and packaging design, in violation of Apple's valuable intellectual property rights."
Strong language for something as dry as a patent and trademark infringement suit, but that's the kind of rhetoric Apple (AAPL) legal used MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 19, 2011 6:26 AM ET
The newly released HTC Thunderbolt is keeping pace with the Verizon iPhone, at least according to Verizon store reps.
Some people have just got to have them. Most people agree that the ThunderBolt isn't the best Android device on the market today, but its ability to get speeds of over 20Mb/second, faster than many wired ISPs, have people snapping them up.
Barron's quotes BTIG Research analyst Walter Piecyk who ran checks on 150 different MORESeth Weintraub - Mar 31, 2011 4:03 PM ET
As part of their CTIA package, NPD group posted some positive numbers for Android and its vendors.
Taiwan's HTC overtook Apple (AAPL) and RIM (RIMM) to become the leading manufacturer of US smartphones in Q4 2010 according to a report by NPD Group.
HTC's share of the US Market crossed 20% while BlackBerry and Apple slipped to 19%. Motorola(MMI) rounded out the top four at 16%. Samsung, LG, Nokia(NOK), HP/Palm (HPQ) and MORESeth Weintraub - Mar 22, 2011 12:17 PM ET
According to NPD, a quarter of all smarphones are now four inches and above.
A report today from NPD shows that the face of the smartphone industry is changing, for the bigger. "The explosion in Web and video content available for smartphones has caused consumers to rethink their phones' sizes," said Ross Rubin, executive director of industry analysis for NPD. "Larger displays offer a richer media experience, as well as a MORESeth Weintraub - Mar 21, 2011 2:07 PM ET
Two Android phone makers lose ground in the most recent consumer satisfaction survey
The iPhone's dominance of J.D. Power's semi-annual consumer satisfaction surveys has become so routine that the venerable marketing company's press release Thursday buried the news after six paragraphs about how owners who use their phones for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and the like are measurably happier with their smartphones than those who don't.
What struck me was not how many MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 18, 2011 11:16 AM ET
Facebook's devices seem to be complementary to Google's mobile and search ambitions, but the two companies could butt heads down the road.
Mark Zuckerberg was on hand (virtually, below) at HTC's Mobile World Congress event this morning to personally introduce what Facebook refuses to call the Facebook Phone. The "mobile social phones" from HTC (Salsa and Cha Cha pictured, right) look like your garden variety mid-range HTC Sense-laden Androids.
But, they have a MORESeth Weintraub - Feb 15, 2011 12:33 PM ET
International Data Corp is showing that in the final quarter of 2010, smartphones passed global PC shipments for the first time in history.
As predicted a few months ago, Smartphones have passed PCs in global numbers. Today's IDC numbers have Smartphones climbing to over 100 million units for the quarter with Nokia (NOK), RIM (RIMM) and Apple(AAPL) bringing in the majority of those unit shipments. However, as you can see from MORESeth Weintraub - Feb 7, 2011 3:01 PM ET
Both are not entirely new or incredibly groundbreaking but are both interesting for the reasons outlined below.
AT&T (T) was first up today with the announcement of the Inspire 4G, the company's first 4G phone. As far as specs and aesthetics are concerned, it is pretty much on par with Sprint's (S) EVO 4G, with an 8 megapixel camera, 1GHz Snapdragon processor, a 4.3" screen, etc. The Inspire doesn't have a front-facing MORESeth Weintraub - Feb 2, 2011 12:52 AM ET
HTC has jumped the gun in a pretty big way.
Android Central posts an HTC ad which appears in this month's Rolling Stone where HTC brags about being the first 4G phone on each of the four major US networks. The EVO and G2 have been out for months on Sprint and T-Mobile's '4G' networks. However, the Verizon (VZ) Thunderbolt looks like an unannounced phone that borrows heavily from the design MORESeth Weintraub - Jan 5, 2011 12:31 AM ET
Ever-improving networks and a big hardware announcement that will send handset prices plummeting both point to smartphone growth in 2011 that could totally eclipse anything we've seen before.
Smartphones have been growing at an unbelievable clip over the past year but they still account for only around a third of all phones in the US and an even smaller percentage internationally. In developing countries, the price of smartphones, aside from some MORESeth Weintraub - Dec 22, 2010 2:50 PM ET
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