Juniper Research is scaling back its expectations for the global Near Field Communications retail transactions market by $70 billion, contending that Apple's decision to omit an NFC chipset from its new iPhone 5 has undermined retailer and brand confidence in the mobile payment technology.
AT&T Mobility is on track to have a "record" quarter in the fourth quarter in terms of smartphone sales, according to AT&T Mobility CEO Ralph de la Vega. He said that in the first two months of the fourth quarter the carrier sold 6.4 million smartphones, more than the 6.1 million it sold in all of the third quarter.
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?
There has been another flurry of speculation that T-Mobile USA will soon announce a deal to carry Apple's iPhone. And while it is likely just speculation, the carrier's network is certainly getting primed for such a development.
Apple's iPhone and smartphones running Google's Android will outgun Research In Motion's BlackBerry for the first time in 2012 in the enterprise device market, according to research firm IDC.
General Motors is the first automaker to integrate Apple's Siri voice assistant technology into its vehicles, enhancing its Chevrolet MyLink in-car infotainment system to offer drivers a hands-free option for accessing mobile communication and multimedia services.
Cox Communications has bulked up its IPTV service, already available to iPad users and now launched to iPhone as well, by adding 50 live channels to bring the total channel lineup to 90. In addition to the iPhone and iPad offerings, the service will also be available to Android users in the first half of 2013.
T-Mobile USA has lost customers because it does not carry Apple's iPhone, but the company is not willing to make major sacrifices to add the device to its portfolio, said a T-Mobile executive
The effort and technical skills needed by cybercriminals to wreak havoc in mobile banking accounts are likely to be considerable, but I would guess they don't commit resources unless the returns are achievable and significant. Yet smartphone owners seem aware of this threat, and for them it might pay to be a little cautious.
Samsung Electronics' flagship smartphone model, the Galaxy S III, surpassed Apple's iPhone 4S as the world's most popular smartphone by sales in the third quarter, according to research firm Strategy Analytics.