HTC offers Canadians a ‘quietly brilliant’ Hero

Smartphone maker HTC Corp. unveiled an exclusive device with Telus Mobility backed by a major ad campaign in a bid to raise its brand awareness levels to rival those of Apple Inc. and

Published on: November 12th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Experts say Android development not really open, but Google disagrees

Onlookers say that Google is in charge of Android development, despite pitching the software as a community project. But experts say that could be the only way Google can ensure that the software

Published on: November 11th, 2009 Nancy Gohring and Juan Carlos Perez

Top 10 free Android apps that let you work smart, play hard

Google's Android operating system, native to T-Mobile's G1 and myTouch smartphones and due out soon in a number of new phones and even netbooks, is an impressively open and versatile platform. As with

Published on: October 5th, 2009 Logan Kugler

Smartphone application helps drivers avoid speeding tickets

A smartphone application coming this fall could help drivers use GPS to detect speed traps, cameras at red lights and more than 200,000 related alerts based on a database of locations compiled with

Published on: September 16th, 2009 Matt Hamblen

Mobile device deathmatch – Will the Palm Pre blow past the iPhone?

There's been one promised iPhone killer after another - the Google Android-based HTC Dream and Magic, the RIM BlackBerry Storm, the yet-to-ship, years-delayed Windows Mobile 7 - but none has given it worthwhile

Published on: July 7th, 2009 Galen Gruman

Samsung Galaxy offers stiff competition to iPhone 3G

Samsung Electronics gave the world a first look at its upcoming Galaxy handset, which runs Google's Android operating system, at the CommunicAsia exhibition in Singapore, where I had a chance to try it

Published on: June 17th, 2009 Sumner Lemmon

Google conference aims to woo developers

Google will hold on Wednesday and Thursday its largest event of the year for external developers, a constituency that it views as critically important for the health of its business and online services.About

Published on: June 2nd, 2009 Juan Carlos Perez

iPhone step aside – Google Android expected to be spectacular success

The number of mobile phones using the Android operating system will eventually be huge, even if the number of Android smartphones shipped doesn't grow by 900 per cent this year as one research

Published on: May 15th, 2009 Matt Hamblen

iPhone, BlackBerry Curve win out in smartphone showdown

Enterprises and professionals looking to purchase new mobile devices can make choices, as consumers do, based on the first couple of weeks of positive hype and buzz. But unlike consumers, professionals' investment in

Published on: May 5th, 2009 Tom Yager

Phones of the future: a glimpse at 10 devices

So you decided to take the smart-phone plunge in 2008 and pick up an iPhone 3G or a T-Mobile G1, based on Google's Android. That's great. But consider yourself warned: You might soon

Published on: November 26th, 2008 Daniel Ionescu

Smartphone OS showdown – What mobile platform reigns supreme?

Remember when a phone was just a phone? You'd no more give thought to its operating system than you would to the one that your microwave oven ran. Boy, have times changed. Today's

Published on: November 24th, 2008 Harry McCracken

How the BlackBerry, iPod and other blockbuster products got their names

Coming up with a great technology product or service is only half the battle these days. Creating a name for said product that is at once cool but not too cool or exclusionary,

Published on: November 17th, 2008 Thomas Wailgum

Google’s Dream to take on the iPhone

Tuesday marks the long-awaited introduction of the first phone running Google's Android software, but some experts warn phone users not to get their hopes up too high. T-Mobile's launch of the Dream --

Published on: September 23rd, 2008 Nancy Gohring

The scoop on Google’s hottest projects

With a skyrocketing stock price, fanboy hysteria and – most importantly – really useful products, Google Inc. is the prima donna of tech for the new millennium. The company is so active that

Published on: July 7th, 2008 John Brandon