The numbers are in, and it's time to make sense of the data. ABI Research's Michael Morgan checks out the world's 11 largest branded cell phone makers in the third quarter of 2012, providing sales data as well as insight into their strategy and competitive position in the market.
The mobile industry is in a state of constant change, and CCS Insight's top 12 predictions for 2013 and beyond have taken into account a vast and growing environment where connectivity is critical. What is in store for next year and beyond?
HTC named Benjamin Ho as its new CMO. The action comes as the Taiwanese smartphone maker looks to gain back its edge in the market and reverse declines in sales.
Apple asked a federal court to add six more Samsung Electronics devices to the list of gadgets that Apple claims infringe on its patents, the latest escalation in the companies' ongoing patent battle. Meanwhile, a U.S. judge said last week that Apple needs to disclose to Samsung the details of its separate patent settlement with HTC.
HTC CEO Peter Chou said that the Taiwanese smartphone maker is happy with the terms of the patent litigation settlement it inked with Apple earlier this month, and he called media speculation about the terms of the deal "outrageous."
Consumers are reporting random reboot and freezing issues impacting smartphones running Microsoft's new Windows Phone 8 operating system.
Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer said that the software giant's Windows Phone 8 platform is the happy medium between the uncontrolled ecosystem on Google's Android and the tightly controlled ecosystem of Apple's iPhone. Ballmer's comments come as Microsoft ramps up advertising for its Windows Phone and Windows 8 platforms.
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop said the handset maker's relationship with Microsoft remains "special" and unchanged despite the software company boosting its Windows Phone 8 partnership deals with other handset vendors.
Samsung Electronics has ruled out a patent litigation settlement deal with Apple akin to the one Apple and HTC announced last weekend, according to a senior Samsung executive.
HTC revealed it will not update devices with 512MB RAM or less to run Google's Android 4.1, a.k.a. Jelly Bean, citing user experience concerns.