Although research firm IDC is predicting the global smartphone market will continue to grow by leaps and bounds in the years ahead, the firm is also cautioning that that growth won't occur through sales of expensive phones. Instead, IDC is forecasting the average smartphone will cost just $265 by 2017.
Best Buy, which has suffered from recent financial struggles, is the largest single retailer for mobile phones in the United States with 13 percent of sales, according to a survey from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners.
Apple confirmed yesterday that it is the new owner of PrimeSense, the Tel Aviv-based developer of 3D-based gesture recognition technology.
Apple won $290 million in damages from Samsung Electronics after a jury ruled in its favor in a retrial of the smartphone titans' 2012 patent infringement clash.
HBO said its HBO Go TV Everywhere app can now be accessed on Google's Chomecast device, which allows subscribers using Apple iOS or Android devices to mirror content from several applications they are viewing on a smartphone or tablet on an HDTV.
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A senior Apple executive said Samsung Electronics' alleged copying of Apple's products subsequently made selling the iPhone and iPad more difficult.
Apple may be preparing to add 3D and gesture-recognition capabilities to its devices if the rumor is true that it is negotiating a deal to pay $345 million for Tel Aviv-based PrimeSense.
Including more Internet companies in the GSMA membership would get the carriers out of an insular mindset that treats over-the-top players as enemies. On the flipside, social networking and media distribution companies would benefit from having a seat at the table with wireless carriers.
Apple's iPhone 5s and 5c have only been avaialble for a few months, but the rumor mill is already cranking out speculation on Apple's upcoming iPhones. According to a Bloomberg report, Apple is developing new iPhone designs that feautre larger screens with curved glass and enhanced sensors that can measure different levels of pressure.