Mobile news roundup for Monday 10/7.
Samsung is expecting record operating profits in the third quarter on the back of strong smartphone sales, The Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch reports.
Samsung Electronics is now accepting PayPal as a payment option across its mobile ecosystem, allowing users to securely purchase applications, e-books and multimedia content from the Samsung Apps and Samsung Hub storefronts in a matter of seconds.
BlackBerry bet that the slick new all-touch Z10 would become the firm's new flagship smartphone, giving it the edge to regain its position in the consumer smartphone market lost to the likes of Apple and Samsung. Instead, the company is now writing off $960 million for unsold Z10 inventory and cutting 40 percent of its workforce.
Apple iPad owners use their tablets more often than other tablet owners, and 80 percent are heavy users, according to a survey by Gartner.
Qualcomm gained 43 percent of the market for multi-core smartphone applications processors in the first half of 2013, after passing Apple for the lead in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to the latest stats from Strategy Analytics.
Samsung is the market leader in memory, while Apple has no memory making capabilities and refuses to use Samsung as a memory supplier, limiting Apple's ability to innovate, according to a new report by IHS.
As expected, Samsung took the wraps off its Galaxy Gear "smartwatch" at the IFA consumer-electronics show on Wednesday.
Samsung is expected to announce Wednesday that it is beefing up security for its Android phones by teaming with anti-virus software firm Lookout, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal.
Additional details about the Samsung Galaxy Gear "smartwatch" have leaked.