Verizon defends its new 'Share Everything' data plan that would require unlimited data plan customers to pay the full unsubsized iPhone price of $649 to keep their existing plan, among other things.
The new Verizon Wireless Share Everything plan unveiled Tuesday shocked and angered many longtime Verizon customers, including those with unlimited data plans.
The pressure is on Microsoft to expand its young phone OS and its influence with app developers.
There are a lot of details in Verizon's new Share Everything data, voice and text sharing plans, some of which are mentioned in footnotes on Verizon's Web site.
Apple hasn't defined how much bandwidth a typical video call will take, so "there is no good way to know what it will cost users," an analyst says.
A judge in Massachusetts ordered a teen driver to one year in a county correctional center for texting while driving that led to a fatal crash.
Microsoft needs to drop the Windows name from its new consumer products, such as Windows RT tablets and smartphones, an industry analyst says.
The phone will go on sale after a two-week delay caused by a U.S. Customs review of shipments.
IDC says the iPhone's growth will moderate because the popular device will have saturated many markets around the world.
Windows RT tablets could cost $500 to $700 -- too high to make them viable in a market filled with less expensive tablets, according to an IDC analyst.
The LTE smartphone survives its immigration challenge and becomes available to customers this weekend; the LTE network requires a longer wait.
Even if the next iPhone has a mobile wallet app and a Near Field Communication chip inside, don't expect contactless payments to suddenly explode in the U.S.
Mobile payments will reach $171 billion globally in 2012, and $617 billion in 2016, according to research firm Gartner.
Samsung, the biggest maker of Android devices, is already trying to sell both tablets and smartphones for workplaces, while Lenovo is doing the same with tablets.
Apple and Android devices make up 82% of those shipped to retailers in the first quarter of 2012, IDC reports.