Report: Samsung preps high-end Tizen phones

Samsung is reportedly preparing to launch at least two smartphones powered by Tizen, the very same Linux-based mobile operating system currently running on the company's Gear 2 lineup of smartwatches.

LG ponders a return to making tablets

Consumer electronics giant LG is rumored to be going back into the tablet market, which it ditched two years ago.

Samsung and Best Buy host mini-stores

Samsung is planning to set up mini stores in Best Buys across the United States later this year. Samsung said it would open 1,400 stores by the end of June, and now that Apple has failed to trademark the word “mini,” we can actually call them “mini stores” without being dragged to court. 

Polaroid plans stores to turn your photos into art

Polaroid - which in the era of the smartphone camera has been struggling to survive for some time now - is aiming to persuade customers that the proper place for photographs is on the wall.

Samsung beats Nokia as top cellphone brand

After 14 years as the world's best-selling phone brand, Nokia has finally slipped from the top spot. Samsung's taken over, with its market share hitting 29 percent, up from 24 percent last year.

FAA reviewing device use on planes

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is re-examining its rules on using electronic devices in the air - but don't expect to be making voice calls mid-air any time soon.

Now your car can report you for cellphone driving

As governments around the world struggle to dissuade people from using cellphones while driving, Indian researchers have cut the Gordian knot.

Intel vows to outgun rivals as mobile chip war heats up

Intel has vowed to outperform its chip rivals in multiple markets, including in the traditional PC space - which Intel currently dominates - as well as the ARM-controlled mobile sector. 

FCC database to track stolen phones

The Federal Communications Commission is hoping to drastically reduce cellphone theft with the introduction of a new, national database of phone IDs.

Where you (probably) lost your phone

People in Manchester, England, are the likeliest in the world to lose their mobile phones; in the US, Philadephians are the doziest.

Bigger is better, say phone users

So what do you think is the perfect size? An inch or so bigger than you've got at the moment? Then join the club.

Symantec tempts people with 'lost' phones - and finds them wanting

Lost your phone? There's a very high chance that whoever found it has been nosing around in your personal data.

Safety board calls for phone ban while driving

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has called for a full,  nationwide ban on using any sort of electronic device, including phones, while driving.

AT&T reveals hacking attempt

AT&T has warned customers of an attempt by hackers to access online account information.

Software remotely puts phones under lockdown

New software could help keep sensitive information safe, by preventing certain data to be accessed outside a particular room.

California to allow warrantless phone searches

California governor Jerry Brown has vetoed legislation that would have banned police from searching suspects' phones and even PCs without a warrant.

Dell gets serious about China with Baidu deal

Dell is signaling that it is serious about tapping the lucrative Chinese market by clinching a deal with Baidu to jointly develop tablet computers and mobile phones.

Wifi turn-taking could double phone battery life

A Duke University graduate student has found a way to double the battery life of mobile devices with a small alteration to Wifi technology - and it all depends on cooperation.

MP3 for phone calls?

Today's cellphones come with some fantastic features - touch screens, whizzy apps, you name it. The one thing, though, that they often fail to offer is the ability to make yourself heard clearly.

Phone battery life extended by 100 times

Mobile devices could have a dramatically longer battery life, thanks to a new form of ultra-low-power digital memory that is faster than current memory types and uses 100 times less energy.