• Bandwidth hogs - iPhone and other smartphones

    The way consumers use Apple's mobile phone (i.e., constantly) means big headaches for carrier AT&T. And more smartphones are on the way.

    At the South by Southwest music, film, and interactive fest in Texas earlier this year, the iPhone was all the rage -- and not in a good way.

    The device proved so popular with Internet-addicted attendees that AT&T's wireless network in the city of Austin buckled under the strain, all MORE

    - Aug 28, 2009 9:33 AM ET
  • J.D. Power survey: iPhone tops in all but battery

    Apple's (AAPL) iPhone took first place in J.D. Power's 2009 smartphone consumer satisfaction survey released Thursday.

    The iPhone ranked highest in every category except battery life, where it was tied for last place with Motorola (MOT).

    Research in Motion's (RIMM) BlackBerry, by contrast, scored highest in battery life but ran with the middle of the pack in the other categories (physical design, ease of operation, features, operating system and overall satisfaction).

    The survey MORE

    - May 1, 2009 9:54 AM ET
  • Motorola takes last place among the big five phonemakers

    By Scott Moritz

    Motorola, the flailing No. 3 mobile phone maker, is dropping like a lead handset in industry rankings.

    Skipping the No.4 slot, Motorola (MOT) is set to land at the back of the pack at No. 5, according to second quarter shipment numbers. Motorola shipped between an estimated 22 million and 23 million phones in the second quarter, say industry sources cited in a DigiTimes story Thursday. Those numbers compare with MORE

    - Jul 10, 2008 11:42 AM ET
  • Motorola still on the skids

    By Scott Moritz

    Motorola's (MOT) tailspin is looking more like a nose dive as the mobile phone maker's market share dips more than 50% below its 2006 level.

    At this rate, Motorola is on track to fall to the back of the five-player pack this year as its first-quarter phone sales fell to 29.9 million units. The slip gives Motorola a 10.2% share of the total cell phone market, down from 18.4% MORE

    - May 28, 2008 2:48 PM ET
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  • Motorola not ready to hang up on phone business

    By Michal Lev-Ram

    Is Motorola really considering getting rid of its cell phone business? Don't count on it -- at least not anytime soon. Despite mounting pressure from activist investor Carl Icahn to sell or spin off the money-losing division, the company still seems convinced it can revive the once high-flying division.

    Since January, when it issued a vaguely-worded statement that it would explore "the structural and strategic realignment of its businesses," MORE

    - Mar 7, 2008 8:27 AM ET
  • Korean phonemakers on the rise, but have nothing new to show at CES

    By Michal Lev-Ram

    LAS VEGAS -- While Korean mobile phone manufacturers LG and Samsung Electronics made significant headway in mobile sales last year, they've come empty-handed to the Consumer Electronics Show, a showcase for companies to introduce their hottest new gadgets.

    Ehtisham Rabbani, vice president VP of product strategy and marketing for LG's mobile phone business, said cell phone sales rose 28 percent in 2007 but he was vague about what new MORE

    - Jan 7, 2008 2:32 AM ET
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