Amazon revealed how much it is losing on its Fire smartphone: at least $170 million to date.
Microsoft reported a jump in smartphone sales for the third quarter and also confirmed it will put its own brand name in place of the Nokia brand on its Lumia Windows Phone smartphones going forward.
Fundamental changes in demand will be very disruptive to smartphone suppliers. Smartphone vendors that want to succeed will need to make significant cost reductions while also adapting with new product offerings, changes in supply chains, and product distribution.
Telefónica Deutschland is ready to take a leading role in Europe as one of the first operators to deploy a commercial voice over LTE (VoLTE) service.
The Middle East and Africa (MEA) handset market grew to its largest size in 10 quarters in the second quarter of 2014, expanding 27 per cent year on year to total 64 million units.
Most indications so far have been that Amazon's Fire smartphone has been a dud in the market, but a new report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners indicates that Amazon may have sold only a few thousand units of the phone thus far.
Research firms Gartner and CCS Insight think much of the mobile phone shipment growth that will occur in 2014 will be driven by low-cost smartphones, underlining a shift down market that vendors and platform companies have been keen to take advantage of in their search for growth.
Verizon Wireless is still in love with "Droid." The carrier sent out invitations for a media event Oct. 28, where it is expected to launch a new Droid-branded Android smartphone from Motorola Mobility, rumored to be called the Droid Turbo.
It's not a smart watch, but HTC is making its first foray into wearable devices. The smartphone maker is releasing the RE camera, a small, portable camera that can capture still images or HD video and then sync with Android phones or iPhones to share the content.
Apple maintained its dominance in the U.S. smartphone market over the summer, according to the latest figures from research firm comScore. Given the boffo opening sales weekend Apple had for its new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, that lead is likely to swell through the fall.