Looking at a smartphone while operating a motor vehicle is not automatically illegal because the law does not specify that all activities are banned, ruled a California appeals court.
The European Commission is the latest government body to examine how Apple and Google, the two largest forces in mobile app and game distribution treat in-app purchases.
T-Mobile's marketing department upset everyone firmly in BlackBerry's corner, including its very vocal fans and the man tasked with letting people other than those fans care about the struggling smartphone vendor once again. What did T-Mobile do to upset so many people? The company told them all to buy an iPhone.
Remember Nvidia? That's the company that once ran the spec wars among Android smartphones and tablets before watching competitors surpass it. It now has a plan to get its foot back in the door.
Google owned Motorola for two years before deciding to sell the company to Lenovo after billions in loses. When Lenovo takes ownership pending regulator approval, CEO Yang Yuanqing says his company will be hurt by Motorola's poor performance but can see a turnaround happening in a less than a year.
HTC today reported its earnings for the fourth quarter of 2013. The company managed to net a small profit ahead of expected losses in the next quarter, but the company has announced a plan to sell cheaper phones as a way to rebound.
The days of the Sony VAIO are coming to an end. Sony today announced that it has sold its PC business to Japan Industrial Partners (JIP) as part of a strategy to focus on other areas, including its mobile division.
Since Google announced that it would sell Motorola to Lenovo for $2.91, a paltry sum considering that the company paid $12.5 billion to acquire Motorola just two years ago, reports have popped up suggesting that the losses are not that bad because of the patents that Google gets to keep. Even with the patents, buying Motorola is still a big loss.
Samsung Electronics and retailer Carphone Warehouse Group have announced a new deal that will see the creation of 60 stores dedicated to promoting, selling, and support Samsung products.
In what may be the final financial period as an independent phone manufacturer, Nokia today released its financial report for 2013, and the news was not very encouraging for its future owner Microsoft.