NEW YORK— Rumors of an Amazon smartphone reached a fever pitch this week, with The Wall Street Journal reporting that the device could be due out this year. Amazon hasn't confirmed that it has plans for a smartphone, and it isn't clear what such a device might offer in the way of distinctive features.» Read More
SAN FRANCISCO— A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that that nation's biggest mobile device manufacturers and carriers will soon put anti-theft tools on the gadgets to try to deter rampant smartphone theft.
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and San Francisco District Attorney, George Gascon welcomed the voluntary agreement but said it fell short of what they have advocated to prevent theft.
NEW YORK— Microsoft's new Windows system for smartphones addresses many of the shortcomings in previous versions. Meanwhile, Windows Phone's lack of a central hub for checking notifications from Facebook and other services has been addressed with a new Action Center. The Windows store is getting better and has many popular apps such as Facebook and Netflix.
Waterloo, Ontario- based BlackBerry, a pioneer in the smartphone industry, has fallen on hard times as its market share has waned in recent years.
Amir Anvarzadeh, Director of Japan Equity Sales at BGC Securities Singapore, discusses reports that Sharp may be considering a new round of share issues.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 11- Amazon.com Inc is preparing to launch its long-rumored smartphone in the second half of the year, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people briefed on the company's plans. Amazon has made great strides into the hardware arena as it seeks to boost sales of digital content and puts its online store in front of more users.
NEW YORK— There's a lot to like about Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone— among them, its relative lack of features. The company's new flagship smartphone has plenty of innovations, including water resistance, a heart rate sensor and a fingerprint reader to bypass security passcodes.
SAN JOSE, Calif.— So far one of the biggest problems for a federal judge overseeing a patent battle between the world's largest smartphone makers isn't about stolen ideas. It's getting the roomful of smartphone devotees to turn off their devices.
HELSINKI, April 8- Nokia has received approval from Chinese authorities to sell its mobile phone business to Microsoft Corp, it said on Tuesday, and added there had been no request for it to change its patent practices. Nokia agreed in September to sell the business to Microsoft in a 5.4 billion euro deal.
SEOUL, April 8- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Tuesday said it is on track to post its second straight quarter of profit decline, as margins in the key smartphone business come under growing pressure from cheaper Chinese rivals.
SEOUL, April 8- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Tuesday said it is on track to post its second straight quarter of profit decline, as slowing smartphone sales growth continued to weigh on earnings.
SEOUL, April 8- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd estimated that its January-March operating profit fell by 4.3 percent to 8.4 trillion won as easing smartphone sales growth continued to weigh earnings down.
SEOUL, April 8- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is expected to report its second straight quarter of profit decline as its high-end smartphone business loses steam, a trend likely to sharpen the firm's focus on costs and the cheaper phone market.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 7- Qualcomm gave details on Monday about a future high-end smartphone chip, including faster download speeds as well as 64- bit technology, which is quickly becoming standard.
NEW YORK/ SAN FRANCISCO, April 2- Amazon.com Inc made a play for the increasingly crowded home entertainment arena by unveiling the $99 "Fire TV" video and game streaming device on Wednesday, with hopes of boosting its main online retail business over the longer term.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 2- Microsoft Corp said on Wednesday it will give away its Windows operating system to makers of smartphones and small tablets as it seeks to grab a toehold in those fast-growing markets.
BlackBerry said it would not renew a deal allowing T-Mobile US Inc to sell its products.
TOKYO, April 2- The future of Apple Inc's supply chain for its flagship smartphones has come under industry scrutiny as people familiar with the matter said Apple is in talks to buy control of a Japanese venture that makes key semiconductors for its iPhone screens.
The move comes just six weeks after a public spat between the two companies, as T-Mobile offered its customers the Apple iPhone 5 s for free in February and touted the promotion as "great offer for BlackBerry customers."
Tom Linton, Chief Procurement & Supply Chain Officer at Flextronics, discusses the health of the electronics global supply chain amid a slowdown in China.