The days when the only mobile devices were cellphones are over. First there were netbooks and PCs with integrated wireless; now there are a variety of products with 3G and/or Wi-Fi included. These include smartphones, tablets, cloudbooks, media players and enterprise products. The next wave will be embedded and machine-to-machine platforms for industrial, home and in-car usage.
This means the wireless device map gets ever more complicated and confusing. The more uses for mobile devices and always-on connections, the more different standards and technologies are involved. To bring order out of this chaos, Rethink Wireless provides daily news updates on all the key elements of the new devices, as well as software platforms underpinning their user experiences and services.
Among the technology areas that are covered on a regular basis are chips, touchscreens, form factors, key vendors, user experiences and the rise of embedded devices.
BlackBerry has announced two major products to try to expand its market reach - a handset aimed at the prepaid or emerging markets, and a version of its popular BBM messaging service for Android and i ...
- BlackBerry shares rally despite muted US launch
- BlackBerry brings Balance to Android and iOS
- BlackBerry crosses starting line with Z10
21 May, 2013
Smartphone will ship in Europe this year though major carrier deals will be needed by then to establish the platform
17 May, 2013
Newly retired Intel CEO says he failed to see the volume potential of the iPhone, and "passing on" the contract
14 May, 2013
Retailer may incorporate low power display technology in future Kindles, to introduce color e-ink and boost battery life
13 May, 2013
Chinese vendor looks for growth by bypassing cellcos and stealing a march on Samsung in 'open' African economies
9 May, 2013
Japanese giant back in profit, credits growing success of Xperia line and targets 42m smartphone sales this year
3 May, 2013
Nook tablets will now feature full access to Google Play, ignoring ties with B&N's digital partner Microsoft
- New Intel chief shakes up mobile activity - 22 May, 2013
- Vodafone suffers first ever annual revenue decline - 21 May, 2013
- Aruba buys Meridian for indoor venue smarts - 20 May, 2013
- Google promises to address fragmentation - 17 May, 2013