CNN's Richard Quest puts three translation apps to the test in Beijing and Ayesha Durgahee talks to pianist Lang Lang.
Amazon may be coming out with its own smartphone, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The company reportedly is working with Foxconn to develop the hardware, which will likely run Amazon's version of the Android operating system.
Smartphones are now more common than "dumb" phones.
According to comScore's new Mobile Metrix 2.0 report released Monday, Facebook's mobile usage is on the rise. In fact, the report revealed that Facebook users spent more time accessing the social network on smartphones than on computers in March.
It's hard to find a stock that is hated more on Wall Street -- and, for that matter, on Bay Street in Toronto -- than Research in Motion.
Samsung has launched its Galaxy S III smartphone, which it hopes will help solidify the company as the leading challenger to Apple and its iPhone 4S.
If Apple were to challenge its smartphone competitors to a contest with its all-conquering iPhone 4S, Samsung's Galaxy S would probably be the model thrown into the arena to compete.
Shares of Finnish mobile phone giant Nokia plummeted Wednesday after the company yet again said it expects financial results to miss prior forecasts.
A rise in the theft of smart phones, cell phones and tablets across the country has prompted the wireless industry to take steps aimed at minimizing the usefulness of a stolen device.
If you're at a coffee shop, anywhere in Philadelphia, or if it's late at night, hang on to your smartphone.
The latest phones released at the 2012 Mobile World Congress include high resolution cameras and built-in projectors.
As of February, more U.S. adults own smartphones than simpler feature phones, according to new research from the Pew Internet and American Life Project.
Schaumburg police bought 24 iPhones with federal drug-seizure money to use as crime-fighting weapons. WBBM reports.
In a smartphone world dominated by Google and Apple, Firefox browser maker Mozilla thinks it can offer something better.
HTC has launched a new flagship Android smartphone, the HTC One X, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The blogosphere -- arguably the first engine of the new-media age -- is becoming more female, while traditional media is horning in on the blogging action, a new study said Friday.
AT&T handily beat Verizon in the battle for iPhone customers last quarter, but the company lost $6.7 billion in large part due to its failed merger with T-Mobile.
The holidays are over, and the slew of smartphone debuts at the Consumer Electronics Show have come and gone. It's now safe for retailers and carriers to start dropping prices on 2011 and early 2012 smartphone inventory, and that's great news for those looking for a good deal.
For Americans who own cell phones or other mobile devices (at least 85% of the adult population, according to a new survey), 2011 ushered in a whirlwind of news.
When she stepped down as CEO of eBay in early 2008 after a decade, Meg Whitman said it was time for a new voice at the ecommerce company.
The Web fallout continued Friday over news that a hidden app could be tracking smartphone users' activity.
As a growing number of people bring their iPhones, iPads and Android devices to work, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion wants to make sure it still has a place in the office technology landscape.
"Siri" on the iPhone 4S is poised to do a lot more, according to the one of its early backers. CNN's Dan Simon reports.
You don't win anything for fourth place. In the world of smartphones and tablets, investors seem increasingly nervous that BlackBerry maker Research in Motion will not make it to the medals podium.
How do you say "here goes nothing" in Finnish?
Virtually all smartphones now include a built-in GPS receiver to enable location tracking, but only 55% of U.S. smartphone owners have used their phone's GPS to help get local directions or recommendations.
In the pre-iPad world, skeptics predicted that consumers would have no need for tablets. Then Apple unleashed the iPad -- and immediately sold millions of them.
The smartphone boom is a mixed blessing for wireless companies. While the devices have boosted data plan sales considerably, they are threatening to kill another revenue stream dead in its tracks: text messaging.
If you've ever pretended to be talking on your cell phone to avoid talking to, or acknowledging, someone nearby -- you're not alone. One in 13 Americans have used this ploy, a new survey says.
Google Android captured 48% of the smartphone market in Q2 of 2011, hitting an all-time high, according to a report by market research firm Canalys.
Few people would say they actually enjoy contacting their wireless carrier for customer service. But if you have a contract for your cell phone, you'll probably get slightly better service, according to a new survey from J.D. Power and Associates.
In the smartphone market, it's a great time to be Apple and Samsung. Nokia and Motorola? Not so much.
There I was at a long-awaited dinner with friends Saturday night, when in the midst of our chatting, I watched my right hand sneaking away from my side to grab my phone sitting on the table to check my e-mail.
According to a new report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project, 35% of U.S. adults own a smartphone.
If you are looking to invest in a smartphone maker, your choices at first seem limited to Apple and a bevy of also-rans that are taking turns auditioning for the dubious distinction of becoming the next Palm.
Sony Ericsson's new smartphone was made for two kinds of people: sporty jogger types and those who sweat profusely.
Universal remotes cut down on electronic clutter, but can be clumsy to use. A new device that lets you turn your smartphone into a remote is a better solution.
The more people rely on cell phones and tablets, the more attractive these devices become as targets to thieves and other nefarious types.
Verizon's latest 4G-LTE smartphone launch was delayed after the new, ultra-fast network suffered a major outage Wednesday and Thursday morning.
Is Android "the new black"? New research from Nielsen indicates that consumer tastes in smartphones may be as variable as fashion trends.
I was recently in Fort Knox, Kentucky, to visit my nephew in Army Basic Training, where my sister gave him a basic Tracphone so he could call home more easily.
By the end of 2011, Android will be the most popular smartphone platform worldwide. At least that's what the International Data Corporation predicts in its latest worldwide quarterly mobile report.
Despite online security concerns, the number of Americans who use mobile devices to access financial services is growing fast, according to new data from comScore.
Predicting trends in the technology field can be a fool's errand, but forecasting the rapidly changing wireless space is particularly perilous.
If apps were taken out of the equation, would you consider buying a Palm Pre? What about a BlackBerry Torch? Or a Windows Phone?
Android is now the most-used smartphone operating system in the United States -- a stunning race to the top from a platform that didn't exist just 27 months ago.
The smartphone market is pretty competitive, which can make choosing a phone challenging for consumers who just want a clear answer on which of these pricey devices they should buy.
A new survey from casual gaming company PopCap shows that an incredibly high percentage of adults in the UK and U.S. is into mobile gaming.
Love ETFs? Love your smartphone? Well break out your iPhone, Droid or BlackBerry. Starting today, you can buy a smartphone ETF.
It was a fateful day back on Feb. 16, 2009. That's when LG Electronics' then-vice chairman and CEO Nam Yong met with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in Barcelona, Spain. There, at the world's largest mobile industry trade show called the Mobile World Congress, LG Electronics and Microsoft inked an agreement for strategic collaboration. LG wanted to use Microsoft Windows Mobile OS as its platform for some 50 types of smartphones by 2012. The decision by the world's third-largest handset manufacturer to select Microsoft as the operating system for its smartphones was one of the most puzzling announcements to come out of the confab.
It was a fateful day back on Feb. 16, 2009. That's when LG Electronics' then-vice chairman and CEO Nam Yong met with Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer in Barcelona, Spain. There, at the world's largest mobile industry trade show called the Mobile World Congress, LG and Microsoft inked an agreement for strategic collaboration. LG wanted to use Microsoft Windows Mobile OS as its platform for some 50 types of smartphones by 2012. The decision by the world's third-largest handset manufacturer to select Microsoft as the operating system for its smartphones was one of the most puzzling announcements to come out of the confab.
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop announced Friday that the Finnish mobile phone maker would make a radical shift in its business strategy, highlighted by a switch to Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 smartphone platform.
This week comScore published its 2010 Digital Year in Review report, which covers topics ranging from e-commerce to consumer electronics.
A long-anticipated milestone was hit late last year: Smartphone shipments overtook PCs.
Verizon Wireless is readying a new cellular calling service that offers better sound quality than its current network and is capable of doing video chat.
AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile are fighting a losing battle.
If you bought a smartphone within the past year, you might already have noticed that your once-cool superdevice is feeling outdated.
Google's mobile platform Android has overtaken Symbian to become the top smartphone platform in Q4 2010, research firm Canalys reports.
Lately, Verizon and AT&T have been sending confusing signals to current and would-be iPhone users about how much data service for this trendy device will cost.
AT&T, which has been late to the 4G race, announced detailed plans for its faster, fourth-generation network on Wednesday while showing its first 4G smartphones.
Expect mobile phone security to become a hot topic in 2011, with vulnerabilities emerging for complex smartphones and simple "feature phones" alike.
Ahead of the annual New Year's Eve celebration, wireless provider AT&T says it will expand a Wi-Fi hotspot in New York City's Times Square.
App stores are booming, but there may not be enough applications to fill them all.
Young people around the world love their cell phones -- and a new Nielsen report sheds light on which phones they're using, how they choose their phones, and how they use them.
Nokia is still the Titanic of the cell phone world, but in the past few years the Finnish company is having to steer around a lot more icebergs.
Around the world, smartphones are gaining ground fast. But they're not yet the norm.
Android smartphone market share trails iPhone market share by a scant 9 percentage points in a recent study from analysis giant Nielsen.
Android smartphones can do a lot, but unless you're already an Android power user or enjoy configuring a sophisticated device, getting set up on your first Android phone is probably a bit of an ordeal.
Halloween is supposed to be fun, but it is also the one night every year that many parents allow their kids to wander the streets of town alone for an entire evening.
Our weeklong series on the emergence of smartphones, Our Mobile Lives, prompted plenty of discussion from our readers.
In the ever-growing world of smartphones and smartphone users, one thing has become fairly clear: We all love our own phone, but we hate yours.
Make your choice about buying a smartphone based on how you will use it, not on how it looks or what the most popular model is.
Matthew Callahan's laptop is sitting in its case, which is most likely where it will stay for the next nine months he's on the road.
The term "smartphone" may sound cool and hip, but it's actually been around since at least the mid-1990s.
Editor's Note: This is part of a five-day CNN.com series about smartphones and their impact on our lives and culture.
CNN's Errol Barnett shows us a tech analyst's demo of the iPad and discusses the device's pros and cons.
Apple's Steve Jobs gave quite a monologue Monday, dressing down competing makers of smartphones, tablets and software.
While the Android mobile operating system is free, the smartphones and tablets that use it have generally been rather pricey and thus out of reach for many consumers.
If you're a tech news junkie (and that's why you're reading CNN.com Tech, right?), you might have gotten the impression that everyone already has -- or at least wants -- a smartphone. Or that smartphones and tablets are the only mobile devices that matter.
CNN's Ayesha Durgahee went to the 15th Nokia World conference in London.
Finnish cellphone giant Nokia on Tuesday unveiled its latest range of smartphones as it bids to recover lost ground to rivals Apple and Blackberry.
A hot new smartphone can be Incredible, Vibrant, Epic or just "eh," but no matter how it stacks up, it's a safe bet that it will start selling at $199.
The success of the iPhone and Google's Android platform spotlights the real "killer app" in the smartphone market: having apps.
BlackBerry, Droid, iPhone -- no matter which smartphone you have, it's the apps, not the features, that make your phone unique.
Smartphone users in countries all over the world could lose some privacy if threats and promises by foreign nations to shut down BlackBerry services goes through, analysts say.
Research In Motion unveiled the much-hyped BlackBerry Torch 9800 on Tuesday, a new touch-screen BlackBerry smartphone with a pull-out keyboard and a significantly updated operating system that is designed to compete with the likes of the iPhone and Android smartphones.
Momentum in the smartphone market has shifted in favor of Apple and Google, but BlackBerry maker Research In Motion hopes it can still reverse course before it's too late.
Despite all the hoopla about the new iPhone 4, Google Android phones outsold Apple's iPhones during the first six months of this year, according to market data released on Monday by the Nielsen Company.
Verizon Wireless smartphone customers use 25 percent more data than AT&T iPhone customers, thanks in large part to new Verizon's new Android smartphones, a recent study indicates.
Research in Motion shares jumped 4% Wednesday on speculation that the BlackBerry maker will unveil a new smartphone next week.
Despite a very vocal group of detractors, the vast majority of iPhone users love AT&T.
Editor's note: Amy Gahran writes about mobile tech for CNN.com. She is a San Francisco Bay Area writer and media consultant whose blog, contentious.com, explores how people communicate in the online age.
More Americans are using more and smarter mobile phones, and consuming more data via those devices. But can wireless broadband service keep pace with this growing need?
Verizon Wireless unveiled the latest addition to its a successful line of Droid smart phones on Wednesday afternoon -- preempting Apple's eagerly anticipated iPhone 4 launch by a day.
While Apple and Google have been getting the lion's share of attention in the smartphone world of late, Research In Motion isn't going quietly, according to a report.
For months, the tech press has been drooling over details of a next-generation Apple iPhone, which likely will be unveiled on Monday at an event in California.
AT&T announced new 3G pricing plans Wednesday that will make iPhone and iPad bills less expensive for most customers, but will also put a stop to unlimited data plans.