Mobile phones

First Fairphone sells out

Initial batch of crowdfunded ethically-sourced smartphone snapped up
13 Nov 2013

Apple "working on curved screens" while Motorola patents "throat tattoos"

Apple holding page before live streaming event
Apple curved screens follow-on from Samsung and LG curved-screen releases
11 Nov 2013

Lenovo bid for BlackBerry 'rejected by Canadian government'

Lenovo's bid to acquire smartphone maker BlackBerry was rebuffed by the Canadian government on security grounds
06 Nov 2013

BlackBerry takeover deal off as CEO Thorsten Heins is replaced by John Chen

BlackBerry backtracks on privatisation plan and opts for $1bn debt sale instead
04 Nov 2013

Apple is deleting negative iOS 7 messages on its forums, says Lawrence Lessig

Creative Commons founder 'astonished' to find discussions of faulty Wi-Fi being scrubbed
01 Nov 2013

Nortel patents group Rockstar hits Google and other phone makers with lawsuits

Apple, Microsoft, BlackBerry, Ericsson and Sony-owned consortium accuses seven patent infringements
01 Nov 2013

Google Nexus 5 smartphone with Android KitKat goes on sale in UK

LG-built smartphone showcasing Android 4.4 released in the UK
31 Oct 2013

Increase in Lumia sales fails to offset plunging feature phone sales for Nokia

Third quarter revenues continue to decline as Nokia's feature phone business plunges more than 35 per cent
29 Oct 2013

Apple profits fall as sales growth levels off and margins decline

Apple sells more iPhones and iPads, but Mac sales fall
29 Oct 2013

Lenovo weighs up bid for BlackBerry

China's biggest PC vendor – and second largest smartphone maker – given permission to examine BlackBerry's finances
18 Oct 2013

KPMG buys 3,500 BlackBerry 10 smartphones and commits to BES 10

Says BlackBerry 10 is 'the best solution in terms of usability, security, connectivity and price'
16 Oct 2013

BlackBerry tells customers: We're not going out of business – honest!

Smartphone maker writes to customers to tell them everything's just fine in another PR-fail by BlackBerry
15 Oct 2013

Home Office working with Google, Apple, Samsung to tackle growing number of mobile thefts

Government wants new security features to make handsets less attractive to thieves
14 Oct 2013

BlackBerry's ousted co-CEO and co-founders considering bid for company

Mike Lazaridis, the co-CEO ousted by Thorsten Heins, is weighing up a bid for BlackBerry with co-founder Douglas Fregin
11 Oct 2013

Microsoft’s 'brand perception is its main barrier' says Gartner

'This next year is fundamental for them to change this perception around,' states analyst
30 Sep 2013

Malware writers move in for the mobile kill

Mobile security resembles PC security in its early days, warns McAfee’s Jason Brown at the Computing IT Leaders’ Forum
27 Sep 2013

BlackBerry accepts $4.7bn bid from consortium led by largest shareholder

As expected, Toronto-based Fairfax leads bid to take struggling smartphone maker private
24 Sep 2013

Hackers crack Apple iPhone 5S with warning that biometrics are 'inherently insecure'

Chaos Computer Club posts video of iPhone 5S breach to claim $13,000 reward for cracking Apple's security
23 Sep 2013

Hackers offered cash prize for cracking iPhone 5S fingerprint security

#istouchidhackedyet challenges hackers to lift fingerprints from phone 'like from a beer mug'
20 Sep 2013

Ballmer sees Microsoft's 'almost no share' of mobile as an opportunity

Microsoft CEO tells analysts of regret for focusing on Windows Vista when he should have been focusing on mobile
20 Sep 2013

Apple iOS 7.0 'doesn’t address dangers' in risky apps, says Veracode

'Details are thin on the ground' for new security features in mobile OS update, says senior security architect
19 Sep 2013

Getting touchy-feely with the Fairphone

Computing checks out a prototype of the new crowd-funded ethically sourced smartphone
19 Sep 2013

BlackBerry unveils flagship Z30 five-inch screen device with stereo speakers

New antenna will offer better reception, a bigger battery and 4G - in addition to the large screen
18 Sep 2013

Driven towards simplicity: Computing meets Ferrari CIO Vittorio Boero

Ferrari CIO Vittorio Boero tells Danny Palmer how he’s simplifying IT infrastructure and solutions at the iconic car manufacturer and why he decided to drop SAP ERP
18 Sep 2013