Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S III and Galaxy Note II were the top-rated smartphones in terms of customer satisfaction, beating out Apple's iPhone 5 and other recent iPhones, according to a new report from the American Customer Satisfaction Index.
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop said he is confident that the company's Lumia smartphones running Microsoft's Windows Phone can help the platform grab more market share, and said he is focused on the enterprise market as a major opportunity. However, analysts are worried that Nokia's lack of a 5-inch superphone to compete with the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S4 may be holding the company back.
T-Mobile USA confirmed it will launch its first LTE markets by the end of March. The carrier is also issuing a software update to its Galaxy Note II to allow the device to connect to its new LTE network.
T-Mobile USA will launch a handful of LTE devices in March, according to the blog TMoNews. The device introductions will coincide with the launch of the operator's LTE network.
Samsung Electronics maintained its status as the world's largest handset and smartphone maker in the fourth quarter, according to analysts' estimates, en route to another record quarter in terms of sales and profits. However, financial analysts and even the company itself warned that Samsung's meteoric smartphone growth is likely to slow in the months ahead.
FierceWireless compiled a list highlighting the smartphones and tablets that the Tier 1 carriers are promoting during the holidays. This list is not comprehensive, but designed to give you a cross-section of the top devices that carriers are heavily promoting, and in some cases discounting to consumers.
At the European-focused trade show IFA, Samsung and Sony each announced a range of new electronics including new Android- and Windows-powered smartphones and tablets. Key among those announcements were Sony's first branded Xperia tablet, the new version of Samsung's Galaxy Note and the world's first official Windows Phone 8 device.
Samsung and Sony Mobile released a range of new products at the IFA trade show in Europe, including new Android- and Windows-powered smartphones and tablets. Check out the companies' most...