Tablet Sales Expected to Surge, While Netbooks Fade Away

The tablet market is expect to dominate PC sales for a number of years to come, but forecasts about consumer electronics products are often wrong. It was only two years ago that the industry and researchers expected netbooks would become the growth sector of the market. That turned out to be way off.

Stocks Close Higher for the Week, Once Again

The last full trading week of 2010 has closed and stocks were modestly mixed trading on light volume. While pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and Merck put a damper on the Dow, robust earnings from Oracle and Research In Motion helped lift tech stocks.

Android OS Gains in Smartphone Race as All Others Slip

Apple's iPhone operating system software stumbled in the third quarter, losing year-over-year quarterly market share for the first time, as Google's Android mobile operating system pulled further ahead, according to a Gartner Research report released Wednesday.

Apple's Stock May Have Run Out of Gas

Apple Inc shares are off from their all-time high of $319 after a rally that lifted them from $250 at the beginning of September. With no new sources of growth in the pipeline, and increasing competition from Google, Apple's stock may have run out of gas.

A Busy Selling Season Ahead for Motorola's Sanjay Jah

Co-CEO Jha not only has to persuade consumers to buy the new smartphones he just unveiled. He also has to convince investors to buy Motorola stock as it prepares to divide into two companies, Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions. He'll be CEO of Motorola Mobility.

Research In Motion to Launch iPad Rival: 'BlackPad'

As early as next week, Research in Motion plans to unveil its new tablet PC, unofficially known as the BlackPad. But why would anyone buy the BlackPad when there is the iPad, the Dell Streak, and others on the way?

Motorola Buys Location-Based Software Firm Aloqa

Motorola is snapping up location-based software maker Aloqa as part of its strategy to differentiate its smartphones with the help of software. Aloqa's technology pushes information to smartphone users about events or special offers from merchants near their locations.

It Could've Been You: Five Wrongly Convicted People

Some of the best reads for investors from around the Web, including posts about the market rising in spite of the Hindenburg Omen, 10 high-yield stocks and signs we're in a depression instead of a recession.

Google's Android to Become World's No. 2 Mobile OS

Google's Android mobile operating system continues to make major inroads in the cell phone market, and will shoot from a mere 3.9% global market share in 2009 to an estimated 17.7% this year, ahead of RIMM and Apple, according to a new report from research firm Gartner.

Face-Off on Stocks: Research In Motion, Nokia, Motorola

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.

RIM slashes BlackBerry Torch price?

In the market for a fancy cell phone at a decent price? The Blackberry Torch 9800 may be of interest to you, now that Research in Motion has halved...

India Takes Aim at Google, Skype and the BlackBerry

Earlier this week, smartphone maker Research In Motion agreed to provide Saudi officials with keys that would enable them to track user messages sent via BlackBerry. Now India wants in. The Indian government has said it might block BlackBerry use unless it, too, can monitor messaging. It has also threatened to curtail the activities of Skype and Google.

Saudis Give BlackBerry a Stay of Execution

Saudi Arabia will not ban the Research In Motion's Blackberry -- for now. The Canadian company appears to have agreed to meet security requirements demanded by the Saudi government, which seeks access to data on BlackBerry users.

RIM's Saudi Arabia Deal Gives Up Privacy

BlackBerry maker RIM reached a deal with Saudi Arabia, averting a ban on its service in the country. The pact gives the country's government the ability to monitor messages to and from RIM's smartphones.

Nokia Begins CEO Search

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.

Microsoft to Change Device Division Management

Microsoft will change management at its device division. The actions are, according to early speculation, a reaction to the rise of Apple and Google in the consumer electronics sector. But the trouble goes deeper than that.

Will Google's Next Phone Be A BlackBerry Killer?

On the heels of the debut of the Nexus One handheld,Google is now targeting the business market. The company says that the next version of the Nexus One will probably come with a physical keyboard like the BlackBerry. Research In Motion has reason to be concerned.