Consumer Electronics


  • Apple's rank in China's smartphone market, which is set to become the world's largest this year, fell to No.6 in the third quarter as it faces tougher competition from Chinese brands, according to research.

  • Samsung's New Galaxy Phone May Have Unbreakable Screen Thursday, 6 Dec 2012 | 4:45 AM ET
    Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone

    Samsung is likely accelerating the launch of its next-generation Galaxy smartphone- which may come with an unbreakable screen.

  • Google's Android Is Stealing Apple's Tablet Share Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 10:48 AM ET
    Apple iPad

    Apple iPad and iPad mini tablets would lose some market share to devices running on Google Android platform.

  • Nokia to Launch Lumia Windows Phone With China Mobile Wednesday, 5 Dec 2012 | 4:52 AM ET

    Nokia will partner with China Mobile to launch a version of its new flagship Lumia smartphone tailored for the world's largest cellular market, the Finnish company said on Wednesday.

  • Apple’s iPhone 5 Is Set to Debut in China on Dec. 14

    Apple's iPhone 5 will be available for sale in China on Dec. 14.

  • Technology Has Much More to Offer: Will. I. Am   Thursday, 29 Nov 2012 | 4:53 AM ET
    Technology Has Much More to Offer: Will. I. Am

    Famous musician Will. I. Am tells CNBC about the first product in his new line of consumer electronics, and also shares his thoughts about the increasing role that modern technology can play in our lives. f

  • Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone

    South Korea's Samsung Electronics is taking aim at its Japanese rivals with an Android-powered digital camera that allows users to wirelessly upload pictures to social networking sites.

  • Apple's iPad Owns Tablet Market...But Not For Long Wednesday, 28 Nov 2012 | 1:46 PM ET
    Battle of the Tablets: Who Will…Come in Second?

    Apple's iPad reign over the tablet market isn't as strong as it used to be and Google is to blame, according to ABI Research.

  • Virgin America Sells $49,000 'Nerdbird' Flight on Cyber Monday

    Virgin America sold a $49,000 package to one traveler on Monday. The deal includes a private charter flight and 136 tickets to January's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

  • Next Up: The 'Industrial Internet' Monday, 26 Nov 2012 | 11:49 AM ET
    Playing With Big Data

    What’s the next economic revolution? According to General Electric Chief Economist Marco Annunziata, it’s the “industrial Internet” — intelligent machines such as jet engines, power turbines and medical devices.

  • Shoppers Line Up For Doorbuster Deals at Best Buy

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports long lines are forming outside the struggling electronics chain, as the official start to the holiday buying season begins.

  • Talking Numbers: Bottom for Best Buy?   Tuesday, 20 Nov 2012 | 3:30 PM ET
    Talking Numbers: Bottom for Best Buy?

    Shares of Best Buy are down 13 percent today after a massive earnings miss. So is Best Buy a value at this level? Jeff Kilburg, Killir Capital and Richard Ross, Auerbach Grayson, discuss.

  • Avoiding Holiday Package Theft Friday, 16 Nov 2012 | 4:51 PM ET
    Avoiding Holiday Package Theft

    Online shopping offers a safe and comfortable respite from unruly crowds, but many people who have gifts shipped to them have the packages left at their doorsteps, and these parcels prove irresistible to thieves.

  • Talking Numbers: Trading Apple's Selloff   Friday, 16 Nov 2012 | 3:35 PM ET
    Talking Numbers: Trading Apple's Selloff

    Shares of Apple hit a 9-month low. Richard Ross, Auerbach Grayson, and Zachary Karabell, River Twice Research, discuss whether the sell off creates a buying opportunity.

  • Post-Election Tech Wreck   Wednesday, 7 Nov 2012 | 2:50 PM ET
    Post-Election Tech Wreck

    Apple's steady slide since its all-time highs on September 21 has now hit bear market territory. Discussing the trade in tech stocks after President Obama won a second term, with Robert Cihra, Evercore Partners and Brian Marshall, ISI Group.

  • Can Apple Afford to Ignore Emerging Markets? Friday, 2 Nov 2012 | 4:25 AM ET
    Can Apple Afford to Ignore Emerging Markets?

    From India and Indonesia to Brazil, the cost of an iPhone is often double or triple, the price in developed countries, due mostly to a lack of availability and subsidies from mobile network operators.

  • History Comes Back to Haunt Japan Electronics Makers Thursday, 1 Nov 2012 | 3:22 AM ET
    History Comes Back to Haunt Japan Electronics Makers

    History is repeating itself in the global consumer electronics space, with newer players threatening the dominance of older established brands -  that is Japanese electronics makers.

  • Tough Time for Chipmakers: Pro   Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 8:30 PM ET
    Chip Sector's Having a Tough Time

    Craig Berger, MD & Senior Semiconductor Analyst, FBR Capital Markets discusses Apple's and Samsung's latest earnings, adding that chip makers are having a tough time as global demand remains weak.

  • Rough Results from Apple, Amazon May Shake Market Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 7:07 PM ET

    Earnings disappointments from Amazon and Apple could make for a sour start for stocks Friday. One analyst expects Amazon shares could take the brunt of it.

  • Is Windows 8 the PC's Best Chance to Stay Relevant? Thursday, 25 Oct 2012 | 8:09 AM ET
    Frankenfield: Windows 8 Will Be a Hit With Consumers

    Here's what makes Microsoft's Windows 8 so important: It might be the PC's best chance to maintain its dominance in computing.