Android overtakes iPhone for US handset sales
Google's Android was the second largest smartphone OS in the US in the first quarter of this year, according to NPD Group. It claims Android took a 28% share of new smartphone sales there, behind BlackBerry's 36%, but ahead...
May 11, 2010
HP to buy Palm for $1.2bn
Smartphone maker Palm's long search for a suitor has reached a conclusion: the company is to be bought by HP for $1.2 billion. HP sees the acquisition as its way into the smartphone market, using Palm's webOS software to...
April 29, 2010
Microsoft reveals Kin social/music handsets
Microsoft has unveiled two new smartphones aimed at teenagers. The Kin One and Kin Two have touchscreens and slide-out keyboards, and are the spiritual successors to Danger's SideKick, which was hugely popular with young...
April 14, 2010
Sony Ericsson shows off two new Walkman phones
It's been routed in the smartphone market, but Sony Ericsson continues to push its Walkman line of feature-phones, with two new models unveiled yesterday. The Zylo and Spiro offer the usual music features, as well as built-in...
April 14, 2010
New Zune HD coming later this month
Microsoft's investment in its Windows Phone 7 Series smartphone OS made some gadget-watchers wonder if its Zune devices were on the way out - the Zune software is a key part of the WinPho 7 platform.
April 1, 2010
Windows Phone 7 Series signs up music services
Microsoft revealed more details about its upcoming Windows Phone 7 Series smartphone OS, including some of the companies already signed up to make apps for it.
March 16, 2010
Nokia talks up its smartphone prospects
Nokia will sell more than 500 million handsets this year, according to its new mobile unit head Rick Simonson. He is also bullish about Nokia's chances of competing in the smartphone market.
January 5, 2010
Talking of touchscreen Sony Ericsson phones…
Hopefully users will be less disappointed with SE's latest touchscreen handset, the Xperia X10.
November 3, 2009
Sony Ericsson warns of huge loss for Q1
Handset maker Sony Ericsson expects to sell just 14 million mobiles in the first quarter of this year - barely half of the number it sold in the last quarter of 2008. Even more worryingly, the company expects to report a...
March 23, 2009