Should we think of smartphones as providing "broadband access?" What about DSL service with speeds not far above dial-up access?
FORTUNE -- Broadband adoption in the U.S. continues to rise, according to a survey by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project. Among adults 18 and older, 70% have broadband access at home -- up from 66% a year ago.
As Pew notes, that's a significant increase. But a deeper MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Aug 27, 2013 4:08 PM ET
Dumb phones in blue, smartphones color-coded by vendor.
FORTUNE -- "Tracking the mobile phone market hasn't been getting any easier," writes Asmyco's Horace Dediu, who does it as well as anyone. "The lack of published data from many incumbents (including the largest) is compounded by the lack of visibility into entrants."
Nonetheless Dediu managed Tuesday to publish what he calls a "fuzzy picture" of the market as measured by unit sales.
If he MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 21, 2013 6:56 AM ET
A highly anticipated fall announcement from Apple could bring some of the long-awaited upgrades that fans and investors have been calling for.
FORTUNE -- Fall holds different meanings for different people, but for many technorati, this September will likely see the unveiling of another all-new iPhone. Indeed, next month's news may prove more newsworthy than years past if some of the speculation is right. Will Apple (AAPL) finally introduce a new, MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Aug 19, 2013 5:00 AM ET
Even as Lenovo was becoming the top seller of PCs, its sales of mobile devices were surpassing its sales of computers.
FORTUNE -- In yet another data point highlighting the worldwide shift from PCs to tablets and smartphones, Lenovo (LNVGY) says its sales of mobile devices have surpassed its sales of PCs.
Sales of "smart devices" (including phones, tablets, and PCs) rose by 41% in over the past year, Lenovo said in MOREDan Mitchell, contributor - Aug 15, 2013 1:13 PM ET
Bring your own device to the office is becoming the norm. Can't employees and IT departments just get along? (Maybe at the bar after work.)Aug 7, 2013 12:53 PM ET
A surge in mobile devices is helping offset the decline of desktop computers.
By Peter Suciu
FORTUNE -- While the chips were down -- or rather flat -- in 2012, the global purchasing of semiconductors could see growth in 2013 as the world's top electronic brands ramp up spending. Apple and Samsung are now contending to claim the title of biggest spender.
That is good news for chipmakers in particular. The total MOREAug 5, 2013 9:57 AM ET
Remember those headlines about Samsung "dethroning" Apple in profits? Forget them.
FORTUNE -- If anyone can draw a picture that puts to lie Strategy Analytic's claim -- widely reported in the tech press -- that Samsung has become the world's most profitable smartphone vendor, Horace Dediu can.
The chart above was adapted from That Competition Thing, a post on his Asymco.com blog that compared the top and bottom lines of Apple (AAPL), Amazon MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 4, 2013 6:20 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
Tracking the meteoric rise of Lenovo, LG, ZTE, Huawei, Alcatel et al.
FORTUNE -- "How Samsung is beating Apple in China," read the headline on the Reuters newswire Friday. The piece quoted Tim Cook high up describing China as a huge opportunity for Apple "over the arc of time."
"But time looks to be on the side of rival Samsung Electronics Co Ltd," the story continued, cleverly using Cook's words against him MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 27, 2013 8:22 AM ET
One field still counts on them.
By Verne Kopytoff
FORTUNE -- Pagers seemed like a fabulous invention in the years before mobile phones. To reach someone, all you had to do was call their number, enter your contact information, and hit the pound sign to send. The pager's owner, alerted by a symphony of beeping, would then return the call. Mobile phones, of course, eventually drove the technology to near-extinction.
But pagers, MOREJul 16, 2013 11:19 AM ET
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