Smartphone sales are expected rise 49% this year to 450 million units, according to a new survey from electronics research firm IDC.
Apple has sued Amazon over the term "App Store." Apple says it holds the trademark and claims that an Amazon Appstore will confuse customers who will wonder if it is part of Apple.
The N8, Nokia's super-smartphone intended to rival the BlackBerry and iPhone, has run into battery problems.
Hewlett-Packard is unveiling the Palm Pre 2, a new version of the phone developed by Palm, which HP bought a month ago.
The tech giant's board gave Steve Ballmer high marks for the move into cloud computing and the successful releases of several server and enterprise software products. But his bonus took a hit due to the unsuccessful launch of the Kin handset.
The launch of the highly anticipated N8 smartphone was delayed again "to do some final amends." When it finally is released, users can look forward to more than 250 new features, including HD video playback.
Not too long ago, Research In Motion, Nokia and Motorola each enjoyed the sort of market-dominating mojo that Apple and Google boast today. But all three have slipped badly and their shares have tanked. The question now, is whether these companies can regain lost ground and if their fallen stocks are now good values for investors.
Nokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo could be out of a job soon. Analysts have been calling on the handset company's board to replace him for some time. The big complaint: Nokia lacks a phone that competes with Apple's iPhone and RIM's BlackBerry.