Amazon’s Fire HD 10 Tablet a Rare Misfire for Company

(Fortune) – There’s amazing value packed into Amazon’s latest tablet, but a slow processor and low resolution sour the deal. For anyone in the market for a 10-inch tablet—one that can sling media and perhaps even pull occasional laptop duty—Amazon’s new Fire HD 10 demands consideration. The Read More


Carriers Reject Kill Switch for Stolen Smartphones

TERRY COLLINS Associated Press Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest mobile phone manufacturer, has proposed installing a built-in anti-theft measure known as a “kill switch” that would render stolen or lost phones inoperable, but San Francisco’s top prosecutor says the nation’s biggest carriers have rejected the Read More


Analysis: In China’s Smartphone Boom, Market Share Trumps Margins

(Reuters) – Savvy U.S. chipmakers are hitching their wagons to Chinese smartphone makers, willing to sacrifice profit margins to boost sales volumes in the world’s second-largest mobile phone market. As demand in developed economies stagnates, a handful of component suppliers, including Qualcomm Inc and Synaptics Inc, have left Read More


Samsung Makes Quiet Push for New Mobile OS

YOUKYUNG LEE, AP Technology Writer SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Most mobile phone users have never heard of Tizen. Neither have car owners or anyone with a fridge. Samsung Electronics Co. wants to change that. The South Korean electronics giant is in a quiet push Read More

Model with Lumia 1320

Nokia Launches Tablet to Join Microsoft Gadget Push

[Reuters] Nokia has unveiled its first tablet and large-screen smartphones, which will form part of Microsoft’s global push to become a leading player in consumer devices when it takes over the Finnish company’s handset business. The Lumia 2520 tablet, along with the Lumia 1320 and Read More


Samsung Said to Introduce Watch-Like Phone Next Month

[Bloomberg] Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) will introduce a wristwatch-like device named the Galaxy Gear next month that can make phone calls, surf the Web and handle e-mails, according to two people familiar with the matter. The Galaxy Gear will be powered by Google Inc. (GOOG)’s Android operating Read More


iPhone 6 and Samsung: Not Much in Common

[CNet] What do the iPhone 6 and Samsung have in common? Not much, according to a report. Samsung will not be making processors for Apple’s iPhone 6, so says the Korea Economic Daily in a report dated Wednesday. To counter the “damage caused” by “Apple shunning Samsung” Read More


Mobile Device Management: BYOD gets religion

[ZDNET] Around 1.2 billion Catholics will wait on pins and needles as the Cardinals enter the Sistine Chapel in Rome’s Holy See during conclave in order to elect the new Supreme Pontiff, for as much as two weeks or maybe even a month, according to Read More