Doctors, lawyers and businesspeople are using iPads to ease their workloads, but many observers say Apple's tablet isn't ready to replace laptops for functions such as writing long documents.
The iPad quickly became an e-book reading platform in the second quarter, while BlackBerry smartphones declined, according to cloud-based e-book provider Wattpad.
Doctors are finding new applications to provide shortcuts for their busy work days. That includes a new voice-enabled medical search app for the iPhone.
An HTC tablet running Google's Chrome operating system will be sold by Verizon Wireless in late November, according to a source cited by the blog Downloadsquad.
Droid 2 is an example of the way major U.S. carriers are trying to broaden the appeal of smartphones by offering devices that have both touchscreens and physical keyboards.
The Samsung Epic 4G will debut Aug. 31 for $250 after rebate and with a Sprint Nextel two-year agreement, the carrier announced.
Amazon.com may be considering building prototypes of gadgets other than its Kindle e-reader, according to a New York Times report.
Sam's Club locations nationwide will have Wi-Fi from AT&T by November that will provide customers with access to Web-based price comparisons via their smartphones.
Wi-Fi service is offered on more than one third of the nation's passenger planes, making it no longer rare to see business travelers, and others, connecting to the Internet in mid-flight.
Droid X, which may be the toughest smartphone yet to effectively challenge the iPhone, went on sale Thursday.
The Droid X smartphone ships Thursday, after an unusual pre-sales publicity campaign designed to entice the savvy tech crowd that might also include some in the iPhone 4 camp.
The death of the Kin smartphone doesn't bode well for Microsoft's future in the mobile device business, analysts say.
Borders has launched an e-book store with 1.5 million titles.
Articles by Matt Hamblen