MALTA--Declining smartphone prices will spark demand and result in smartphones being the leading consumer electronics category in 2015, according to global research firm GfK.
MALTA--ZTE continues to make inroads in the U.S. prepaid device market. Speaking at the IFA 2015 trade show here, Waiman Lam, senior director of technology and partnerships at ZTE, said that the company has 21 percent of the U.S. prepaid device market, making it the No. 2 player in the space. The company commands 7 percent of the overall device market in the United States.
Apple remained tight-lipped when asked for its reaction to an announcement by Israel-based security company Skycure that it had discovered a security breach in the company's iOS 8 platform.
EE expanded the range of smartphones capable of accessing its Wi-Fi calling service with the launch of two new own-brand devices that CMO Pippa Dunn said offer premium-level features at low prices.
An app that helps people with arm paralysis use smartphones is expected to be released to the Samsung Apps platform in a few months.
Nokia reportedly attracted four potential bidders for its HERE mapping business, after announcing it is reviewing the division's future alongside a proposed acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent.
The addition of 1,356 products since March 2014 has increased the total number of announced LTE user devices to 2,919.
With the global launch of Apple's smart watch now only days away, analysts are unclear on whether the device will be the company's biggest earner to date, or its greatest consumer challenge.
Most of the growth in the U.S smartphone market is coming from buyers over the age of 55 and from those making under $30,000 per year, according to new report from the NPD Group.
Although Verizon Wireless reported improving margins, the carrier added fewer postpaid customers in the period than many financial analysts had expected. The company also lost 3G smartphone and prepaid customers in the quarter. In the past, Verizon executives have said they are willing to part with such customers and not get bogged down in a price war to retain them.