Windows Phone 8.1, expected to launch in the spring, will be backwards compatible to Windows Phone 8.0, contrary to some earlier reports from industry sources, a Microsoft official told Computerworld today.
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Recently-installed BlackBerry CEO John Chen is on a mission to restore the ailing company to financial health, largely by restoring faith in BlackBerry among corporate CIO's and other traditional enterprise customers.
Smartwatches and other wearable computing devices are getting plenty of buzz at International CES this year, but it remains to be seen if, and when, the gadgets will achieve broader consumer interest.
Samsung introduced a 105-inch, curved-screen, Ultra High Definition TV at a pre-International CES news event, but the new product was upstaged when movie director Michael Bay walked offstage because of a problem with a teleprompter.
Making voice calls via cell phone aboard a plane doesn't hold much interest for U.S. airline passengers or airlines, but there isn't a technological reason to ban them, according to federal authorities.
Qualcomm Monday announced the availability of a far-reaching proximity technology similar to what's already been deployed by Apple and other retailers to reach out to customers at store locations.
The Windows Phone operating system still ranks third behind Android and iOS, but it is slowly seeing growth in the U.S. and Europe, and its eventual convergence with the Windows OS could mean even greater momentum.
Google has been selling its Nexus series of smartphones and tablets for nearly four years. While the devices aren't big sellers, they are still challenging other Android makers.
Real-life smartphone mini-disasters are widespread. They can be maddening and often amusing.
Web usage in North America by Motorola smartphone users is closing in on HTC for second place behind Samsung, according to Chitika Insights, which samples millions of online ad impressions to reach its conclusions
Android grew to 81% of all smartphones shipped globally in the third quarter, while Apple's iPhones slipped to 12.9% compared to 14.4% a year ago, according to IDC.
Google already has Google Glass, but now it's taking the wearable technology concept a big step further: It's developing an electronic skin tattoo for the throat that can act as a microphone for a smartphone, tablet or other device.
Researchers have found a new way to tune the radio frequency in smartphones and other wireless devices that promises to reduce costs and improve performance of semiconductors used in defense, satellite and commercial communications.
BlackBerry's appointment Monday of former Sybase CEO John Chen as its next executive board chair and interim CEO could be the best news in months for the struggling smartphone company, analysts said.
Smartphone shipments grew by 9 per cent in the third quarter, a record for a single quarter, which continues a record-setting trend, according to research firm, IDC.