The cellphone has been more than a cellphone for years, but soon it could take on an entirely new role — standing in for all of the credit and debit cards crammed into wallets. Instead of swiping a plastic card at the checkout counter, consumers would merely wave their phones, the New York Times reports.
The iPad 2, unveiled on Wednesday, offers several sleek improvements over its predecessor. But its most attractive feature is perhaps the same one its predecessor had: the price tag. The New York Times reports.
In a highly unusual move, Huawei Technologies, one of the most successful companies in China, has asked the U.S. government to investigate its background formally in the hopes of clearing the company’s path to expand and make deals in United States. The NY Times reports.
The company has unveiled the Xperia Play at the ongoing Mobile World Congress. Due in March, the device will be available exclusively through Verizon in the U.S. and will lead the charge of cell phones capable of playing PlayStation titles.
Mobile phone dead zones could be a thing of the past, if a new company called LightSquared lives up to its claims.
High consumer demand for broadband and mobile networks would offset any loss of margins for telecommunications equipment maker Ericsson caused, potentially, by AT&T's purchase of Deutsche Telekom T-Mobile USA, Ericsson’s CEO Hans Vestberg told CNBC Wednesday.
CNBC's Jim Cramer moderates a panel on the wireless industry and where it goes from here, live from CTIA Wireless in Orlando, Florida. Panel members include Dan Hesse, CEO of Sprint; Ralph de la Vega, AT&T CEO; and Dan Mead, Verizon CEO.
Despite the hype about mobile TV, until recently there hasn’t been the widespread adoption of handsets capable of receiving it. 2011 may finally be year mobile TV takes off.
The mobile phone as a tool for shopping actually has the potential to bridge traditional retail and digital retail in a way that couldn’t have been otherwise possible.
With consumer adoption of smartphones and tablets on the rise, demands on wireless data networks are escalating dramatically.
The iPad 2 is entering a much different world than its predecessor. And while Apple still holds a commanding market share position, it may be in for a much tougher fight this time around.
Need maps, wait times for rides and restaurant tips for Disney World and other atractions? There's an app for that.
Telemedicine has attracted major investments from some of the nation's largest companies over the past year. And it has been endorsed by doctors and care takers who believe patients fare better at home.
Cell phones are usually used to communicate with people far away. This year, they'll get the ability to do the opposite: communicate with things that are close enough to touch.
Several key trends will shape the growth and trajectory of the mobile market in 2011, making this an exciting year for brands and consumers alike.