News and Articles About Smartphones

In a Catch-22, This App Rewards People for Setting Down Their Phones
Mobile

In a Catch-22, This App Rewards People for Setting Down Their Phones

A trio of Singaporean entrepreneurs just won $30,000 in funding for an app called Apple Tree, which is designed to encourage face-to-face interaction.
Geoff Weiss
Starbucks Stores in This City Now Have Phone Charging Stations for Customers
Starbucks

Starbucks Stores in This City Now Have Phone Charging Stations for Customers

With an upcoming national rollout, dead battery anxiety is soon to be a thing of the past -- as long as you're near a Starbucks.
Kate Taylor
Soon, Almost Everyone Over the Age of 6 Will Have a Mobile Phone: Report
Mobile

Soon, Almost Everyone Over the Age of 6 Will Have a Mobile Phone: Report

The report by communications giant Ericsson also stated that mobile growth is happening the fastest in India and China, with video comprising the largest segment of data traffic.
Geoff Weiss
BlackBerry Recruits Major Partners in New Mobile Solutions Push
Mobile

BlackBerry Recruits Major Partners in New Mobile Solutions Push

The company unveiled its new mobile-device management and security platform, and hopes new wide-ranging partnerships will bolster its capabilities.
Samsung Chases Curved Smartphone Wave
Smartphones

Samsung Chases Curved Smartphone Wave

To gain stronger footing in the ultra-competitive smartphone race, Samsung ramps up on high-end devices.
Gold? Silver? Pffft. This Necklace Is Pure Illumination.
Next Big Thing

Gold? Silver? Pffft. This Necklace Is Pure Illumination.

This high-tech necklace is made out of light and morphs with your every move. You have to see it to believe it.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
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BlackBerry CEO Says Focus Is On Profitability, Fewer New Devices
BlackBerry

BlackBerry CEO Says Focus Is On Profitability, Fewer New Devices

The company is entering the second phase of its two-year turnaround plan.
This Major Hotel Chain Now Lets You Access Your Room by Smartphone
Mobile Technology

This Major Hotel Chain Now Lets You Access Your Room by Smartphone

Starwood just became the first hotel chain to allow guests to use their smartphones as keys to their hotel rooms.
Kate Taylor
Apply the Brakes Before You Break
Work-Life Balance

Apply the Brakes Before You Break

Instead of keeping a constant connection to smart devices, many professionals might benefit from taking time to chill, move and unplug.
Scott Eblin
Watch: Google Unveils Working Prototype of Project Ara, Its Modular Smartphone
Technology

Watch: Google Unveils Working Prototype of Project Ara, Its Modular Smartphone

The device would allow for radical personalization in terms of both functionality and aesthetics.
Geoff Weiss
So What If Its First Phone Flopped? Amazon Is Keeping the Fire Alive Anyway.
Amazon

So What If Its First Phone Flopped? Amazon Is Keeping the Fire Alive Anyway.

Once burned, twice shy doesn't apply. Amazon's not tapping out of the smartphone market just yet.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Lenovo Officially Closes $2.91 Billion Acquisition of Motorola Unit From Google
Acquisitions

Lenovo Officially Closes $2.91 Billion Acquisition of Motorola Unit From Google

Deal paves the way for a fresh assault on the U.S. smartphone market.
Samsung Seeks Smartphone Revamp to Arrest Profit Slide
Smartphones

Samsung Seeks Smartphone Revamp to Arrest Profit Slide

The Seoul-based tech company says it needs to change up its smartphone line-up to take on competitors in the rapidly growing mid-to-low range segment.
BlackBerry CEO: Don't Be Tempted By Trendy, Popular Phones. Buy Ours Instead.
Innovation

BlackBerry CEO: Don't Be Tempted By Trendy, Popular Phones. Buy Ours Instead.

The struggling phone maker is setting up for the 'Classic,' a throwback to the BlackBerrys of yore.
Jason Fell