Smartphone market defies global economic recession

The global smartphone market - driven by Apple, Nokia and RIM - has apparently managed to defy the crushing economic recession.

iPhone users worry about hurting its feelings

Three-quarters of iPhone users love the thing so much that they actually sleep with it, according to a Stanford University study.

Sprint shifts into Overdrive with 4G mobile broadband

Sprint has confirmed plans to expand its 4G mobile broadband service to several major cities during 2010, including Boston, Denver, New York and San Francisco.

Apple and RIM take a bite out of Palm

Palm has been forced to revise its initial sales forecast due to stiff competition from RIM and Apple.  

The Dell Mini 5 vs. the Apple iPad

I’ve been using the Dell Mini 5 for a number of weeks now in stealth mode. I also carry the Kindle DX which has a similar sized screen to the iPad and think Apple may have guessed wrong on this product.

Cellphones vulnerable to rootkit attacks

Computer scientists at Rutgers University say they've found a major security threat to smartphones that could cause them to eavesdrop on meetings, track their owners' travels, or rapidly lose all battery power.

AT&T targets Android market with Motorola BackFlip

AT&T has finally taken a small step towards embracing the wider Android market by agreeing to sell Motorola's BackFlip smartphone.

Smartphone UI lives your life for you

As if predictive text wasn't bad enough, an Israeli company has launched a totally predictive interface for Android phones.

Google slashes Nexus One early termination fee


A recent FCC inquiry has apparently prompted Google to slash its Nexus One early termination fee (ETF) from $350 to $150. 

Meanwhile, a $250 fee for existing T-Mobile customers upgrading to the  smartphone was lowered to $50. 


Apple makes gains in smartphone market

Apple now has more than a quarter of the US smartphone market, according to the latest figures from ComScore.

Linux Godfather endorses Nexus One smartphone

Linux Godfather Linus Torvalds has offered a ringing endorsement of Google's Nexus One smartphone.