Despite Windows 10 Mobile's rocky start, yet another manufacturer has signed up to make a smartphone running the mobile operating system. The manufacturer is none other than VAIO, the former laptop unit of Sony that is now owned by Japan Industrial Partners, which just launched its VAIO Phone Biz.
Gartner is forecasting that by the end of this year, 82 percent of mobile phones shipped worldwide will be smartphones, up an impressive 12 percent from last year.
Microsoft is working on a "breakthrough" smartphone, according to Chris Capossela, chief marketing officer at Microsoft.
Mozilla has decided to stop selling Firefox smartphones through carriers, according to Ari Jaaksi, senior vice president of connected devices at Mozilla.
Startup Sonavation promises to build the fingerprint scanner right into the phone's glass and make it available for mobile devices or even Internet of Things devices.
Fossil is giving folks a look at its Fossil Q line of connected wearables that was developed with chip giant Intel.
The rugged smartphone is gaining popularity in the enterprise, providing a more ergonomic and touch-centric alternative to rugged "brick-style" handheld computers, observed Kathryn Nassberg, an analyst with VDC Research.
Using location information in a person's smartphone, Amazon's drones will be able to deliver packages wherever the recipient is located--at home, on the job, out for a walk, or on a boat--according to a patent application Amazon submitted to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Google unveiled Wednesday handwriting input for Android apps, which enables users to handwrite text and emojis into any Android app in 82 languages and using 20 distinct scripts.
While BlackBerry has abandoned any hope of being a mobile handset leader in the consumer market, the enterprise mobility company is still cranking out smartphones and tablets. Its latest effort is the Leap smartphone, which has a distinctly enterprise feel to it.