T-Mobile US and Sprint's Boost Mobile prepaid brand are unveiling dueling sets of promotions aimed at the prepaid market just ahead of Memorial Day weekend and the unofficial start of summer.
In reporting its most recent financial results, Lenovo said it will need to rework its smartphone strategy in its native China amid a slowing and saturating market there, but pointed to stronger sales through its Motorola Mobility brand.
AT&T Mobility customers will no longer be able to purchase smartphones with two-year contracts at some national retail and local dealer locations by June 1, according to multiple reports. However, AT&T will still be offering two-year contracts to customers in its other retail and online channels.
The value of smartphone sales increased 8 per cent year-on-year to a new record of $96.2 billion (€84.7 billion) in the first quarter of 2015, but the rate of growth slowed considerably from 2014 due to weaker demand in some key regions.
MediaTek is unveiling a new chipset platform designed to compete with Qualcomm at the high end of the smartphone market. MediaTek has been steadily moving up-market and gearing more of its silicon toward devices in the premier tier after breaking into the market supplying chipsets for entry-level devices.
BlackBerry and T-Mobile US have kissed and made up. A little more than a year after BlackBerry cut sales ties with T-Mobile amid a dispute over T-Mobile promoting the iPhone over BlackBerry's phones, T-Mobile is now going to start selling the BlackBerry Classic smartphone.
Smartphones keep getting bigger and bigger smartphones are delivering big sales, according to a new report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
Microsoft is going to release Windows 10, its next-generation, cross-device software platform, later this summer. But don't expect it to show up on smartphones immediately. The company is focusing on getting it onto PCs first, with other devices like phones and Xbox gaming consoles to follow.
Microsoft is working to address its most glaring deficiency in mobile—a lack of applications compared to other platforms. The company announced today that it will let developers that have written apps for Google's Android and Apple's iOS port those apps to become Universal apps for phones and tablets running Windows 10.
HTC said it expects sales to drop by as much as 29 percent in the second quarter, as the company's turnaround efforts appear to be in trouble. HTC just started selling its flagship One M9 smartphone globally earlier this month, so a weak sales forecast bodes ill for its prospects in a highly competitive market.