Apple reigns as chief U.S. smartphone maker
New ComScore data shows that Apple is enjoying 36.3 percent of the smartphone market, while Google Android still dominates as the leading smartphone platform with 53.4 percent share. [Read more]
The U.S. Likely Won't Get Its Thumbs On The Hardware QWERTY-Sporting BlackBerry Q10 Until May Or June
When BlackBerry unveiled its new BB10 line of devices and mobile OS, the company showed off both the Z10 and Q10 smartphones. The Z10 was released shortly after the announcement in many markets (the next day in the U.K., this week in Canada) and will hit the U.S. in March, but the Q10 with its hardware QWERTY keyboard was said to be hitting markets beginning in April. The key word there was "beginning," however, as in a follow-up interview BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins reveals Americans likely won't get the device until May or June.
Microsoft and Huawei debut Windows Phone for Africa
Looking to get an edge on one of the world's most rapidly growing markets, the software giant teams up with the Chinese phone-maker to sell low-cost smartphones to African consumers. [Read more]