Google's Android continued as the top smartphone operating system in the U.S. in ComScore's latest ranking, while Apple's iPhone displaced the BlackBerry for second place.
Research in Motion said it has recalled an estimated 1000 PlayBook tablets, indicating a small number had reached customers who were unable to properly load software at setup.
Apple's iPhone is inching closer to Nokia's top spot in smartphones globally, according to first-quarter 2011 results reported by IDC on Thursday.
Verizon Wireless, AT&T and T-Mobile are reportedly blocking access to free phone tethering apps on their wireless networks.
Microsoft will invest in the BlackBerry platform from Research in Motion, becoming the default search provider in BlackBerry browsers and maps, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced Tuesday.
Verizon Wireless and Sprint said they will start selling new Android-based smartphones on April 28 and May 8, respectively.
Barnes & Noble announced a major update to its Nook Color tablet that includes access to a new app store, including an e-mail app. The upgrade also features Android 2.2 with Adobe Flash Player.
iPhone sales at both AT&T and Verizon Wireless were healthy enough in the first quarter of 2011 to suggest that the phone itself is more important than the network it runs over.
Several analysts have described disappointing early sales for Motorola's Xoom tablet and Atrix smartphone, but Verizon and A&T say they're pleased with customer response to the Android products.
While speed tests for the HTC ThunderBolt smartphone show speed improvements, Computerworld also has recorded shorter battery life than what's advertised for the Android device.
IDC made a bold prediction Tuesday, forecasting that Windows Phone will surge ahead to become the No. 2 smartphone operating system by 2015 behind Android.
American Express now allows users to make online payments on iOS- and Android-based devices.
AT&T's move to buy T-Mobile -- and the effect it will have on Sprint -- was on the mind of many attendees at the CITA mobile telephony conference this week.
Samsung expanded its Galaxy Tab line with a new model with an 8.9-inch screen.
All U.S. cell phones will have a common USB interface by the start of 2012, CTIA Chairman Dan Hesse told a CTIA audience Tuesday.