Mobile phones

Ubuntu smartphone coming in the first quarter, despite crowd-funding failure

Ubuntu for smartphones
But the phone won't be the fancy, high-end device promised on Indiegogo
23 Aug 2013

BlackBerry slashes phone production in half after putting itself up for sale

RIM CEO Thorsten Heins Keynote
Production cut from two million to less than one million, claims analyst
22 Aug 2013

Self-powered computer chip that 'forms a network out of thin air' revealed at University of Washington

Crossbarr RRAM
Chip draws energy from Wi-Fi and TV signals in the air around it
19 Aug 2013

Samsung and Android dominate global smartphone market – but Lenovo is growing fast

Gartner figures show commanding market share leads for Samsung and Android - with Motorola nowhere to be seen
14 Aug 2013

iPad mini with retina display and thinner iPad 'will be unveiled on 10 September'

New iPad, iPhone and iPad mini models all likely to launch next month
13 Aug 2013

ZTE to sell Firefox OS ZTE Open on eBay for £60

Budget smartphone model will retail exclusively on auction site
13 Aug 2013

BlackBerry 'exploring strategic alternatives' – including break-up, sale or privatisation

Special board committee established to explore options for struggling smartphone maker
12 Aug 2013

Apple beats Samsung in US patent import case

Older Samsung devices to be banned from US shores after a 'review period'
12 Aug 2013

New iPhone to be unveiled 10th September

Long-awaited new device - or devices - will have to take on a plethora of competitive Android devices
12 Aug 2013

Android and Windows increase smartphone market share at expense of Apple and BlackBerry

Figures by IDC show Android dominance in the world of smartphones
08 Aug 2013

Bloomberg pays $80,000 to back Canonical's Ubuntu Edge smartphone project

$80,000 buys 100 devices for Bloomberg – but Canonical still needs just over $23.5m to go into production with 14 days left
08 Aug 2013

Force India IT chief full of praise for BlackBerry and BB10

Adrian Collinson, Head of IT for the Force India F1 team tells Computing BlackBerry doesn't deserve such a bad rap
06 Aug 2013

Panasonic becomes latest smartphone maker to withdraw from the market

Panasonic follows NEC out of the market as global standardisation continues to squeeze uncompetitive manufacturers
06 Aug 2013

Apple iPad and iPhone ban overturned by Obama

Older Apple models allowed back in US as Samsung case overturned
05 Aug 2013

Android claims 80 per cent share of smartphone market

Apple's share dips as Google device popularity climbs
02 Aug 2013

Google 'self-driving' Moto X smartphone to be released this month

Advanced voice control and long battery life promised, but no European release date yet
02 Aug 2013

Britvic dumps BlackBerry for Windows Phone

Staff to use Nokia Lumia 720s to replace BlackBerry 7 smartphones
01 Aug 2013

Intel Atom-based Prestigio MultiPhone - Review

How does one of the latest generation Intel Atom-based smartphones compare with its ARM rivals? Computing has got its hands on the new 'Intel Inside' Prestigio MultiPhone to see how its performance, battery life and all-round usability shape up
30 Jul 2013

Apple responds to claims over labour abuses at contract manufacturer Pegatron

Apple to investigate supplier over alleged labour abuses
30 Jul 2013

ARM beats Imagination to provide graphics for Samsung's flagship Exynos 5 Octa

Samsung uses ARM Mali graphics processing in latest Exynos 5 in preference to Imagination's PowerVR
24 Jul 2013

Apple iPhone sales up – but iPad sales and net profit down – in third quarter

Cheaper Apple iPhone 4 boosts entry-level sales, but cuts average selling prices
24 Jul 2013

Ubuntu starts $32m crowdsource on Indiegogo to fund its Edge smartphone

Most audacious fundraising attempt ever hopes to raise enough to produce 40,000 phones
23 Jul 2013

Bridging the mobile generation gap

A Computing survey finds that the urge to lockdown or ignore mobile technologies remains strong; but IT needs to get hip to the new breed
23 Jul 2013

No BlackBerry 10 for Southern Health until platform proves itself

'More demand for Android and Apple' says security manager
19 Jul 2013