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
Nokia's new Lumia 1020 features a 41-megapixel camera.
By Matt Vella, senior editor
FORTUNE -- Nokia is doubling down on one of the oldest features of the smartphone: the camera.
At a press conference on Thursday, the struggling Finnish electronics giant unveiled its latest smart phone, the Nokia (NOK) Lumia 1020. Its marquee feature: a built-in camera that packs a 41-megapixel sensor. The device, which the company had been teasing ahead of MOREJul 11, 2013 12:23 PM ET
It's over for the struggling phone maker, right? Not so, says a vocal contingent of analysts and investors. They think the company's worst days are behind it.
Note: This story has been updated to reflect BBRY price changes on June 19.
By Kevin Kelleher, contributor
FORTUNE -- Has any company in the technology sector seen higher highs and lower lows in the past decade than BlackBerry?
If you remember, BlackBerry (BBRY) -- which earlier this MOREJun 19, 2013 5:00 AM ET
The world's smartphone market leader gets a taste of what Apple has been going through.
FORTUNE -- Confession: Between Apple's (AAPL) developers conference (which I watched from afar) and the e-book antitrust trial (which I've been attending), I must have taken my eye off the Apple v. Samsung smartphone wars.
Otherwise, how could I have missed Miyoung Kim's report Sunday out of Reuters' Seoul bureau that triggered such memorable U.S. headlines as
Wall MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 18, 2013 5:11 PM ET
The current state of affairs, writes an analyst from Hyderabad, is untenable.
FORTUNE -- In the midst of a loud debate over which matters most in the smartphone wars -- market share or profit share -- Sameer Singh calmly analyzes the situation from the perspective of disruption theory.
Writing on his Tech-Thoughts blog, the Indian analyst from Hyderabad describes the current state of affairs -- where Apple (AAPL) and Samsung share between MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - May 28, 2013 11:36 AM ET
Its free messaging service is one of the struggling company's most valuable assets.
By Cyrus Sanati
FORTUNE -- Blackberry's decision to make its free messaging service, BBM, available on other mobile phone platforms is a Hail Mary play for a damaged company that pretty much has nothing to lose at this point. By giving away the stickiest feature available to Blackberry's dwindling consumer base to Android and iOS users for free, the company MOREMay 17, 2013 10:24 AM ET
Google's mobile operating system may be getting a boost from -- of all places -- Blackberry.
FORTUNE -- This week's Google I/O conference in San Francisco was disappointingly light on Android news. And it was especially light on new, enterprise-friendly features for Android devices. Instead, it showed improvements aimed at consumers and education institutions. But while Google may not seem focused on making its mobile operating system more attractive to IT departments, MOREMichal Lev-Ram, writer - May 17, 2013 9:23 AM ET
Google's Android and Apple's iOS still make up the vast majority of the market.
FORTUNE -- There's a new number three.
Microsoft's (MSFT) Windows Phone operating system has overtaken BlackBerry (BBRY) for the first time, according to researcher IDC. The firm released its quarterly report on the smartphone market, showing that during the first quarter of 2013, Windows devices made up 3.2% of all smartphones shipped. BlackBerry devices accounted for 2.9% of MOREMatt Vella - May 16, 2013 10:46 AM ET
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