China Mobile said it has not yet finalized a deal with Apple to support the company's iPhones on its network. This statement seems to undercut a Wall Street Journal article from earlier this week that reported a deal had finally been struck after years of wrangling.
Google's Android regained some U.S. market share as of the end of October after losing share last spring, according to a new report from digital research firm comScore. The firm also reported that Apple is the No.1 smartphone maker in the U.S. with 40.6 percent share.
Apple struck a long-sought deal with China Mobile for the world's largest carrier by subscribers to carry its iPhones, according to a Wall Street Journal report, which could give Apple a major boost in the world's biggest smartphone market.
AT&T Mobility tweaked the pricing of its Mobile Share shared data plans for contract customers, and also introduced new "Mobile Share Value" shared data plans that are less expensive and are targeted at no-contract customers. The actions are likely a response to the success rival T-Mobile US has enjoyed this year since removing handset subsidy costs and two-year contracts from its pricing plans.
Finnish startup Jolla this week started shipping its first smartphone, called the Jolla, running its open-source Sailfish operating system, and the company has grand ambitions for where it can take its niche product.
Apple's lower-priced iPhone 5c was more expensive than many analysts had anticipated, but demand for the gadget, at least in the U.S. market, is coming strongly from lower-income consumers, according to a new report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
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.
Microsoft envisions a future where it offers fewer versions of its Windows operating system, according to a senior company executive.
LG Electronics sharply refuted a report from a South Korean publication that it was considering exiting the smartphone market, dismissing it as "completely false."
Apps for Instagram and Vine are now available on Microsoft's Windows Phone platform, giving the OS a needed boost in the app market. The apps, especially Instagram, have been missing from Windows Phone and long coveted by Microsoft.