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China's Huawei overtakes Microsoft as world's No. 3 mobile phone vendor

A higher market share for Huawei and a lower one for Microsoft have reversed the global rankings of the two, says research firm Strategy Analytics.

By 31 July 2015


Microsoft feels the pain of a failed mobile-phone business

The company swings to a loss on the weight of layoffs and a writedown of its Nokia handset division.

By 22 July 2015


Europe to kill mobile phone roaming fees in 2017

The European Commission's decision means that Europeans who travel within the EU will pay the same mobile phone charges they do in their home country.

By 1 July 2015


Uber dodges 'covert' transport regulators by blocking mobile phones

State transport regulators in Australia have gone undercover in an attempt to fine UberX drivers for ridesharing, but Uber has thwarted these attempts by blocking their mobile phones from accessing the service.

By 15 January 2015


A mobile phone with a rotary dial: Retro cool or retro fool?

You don't have to be a hipster to want a cell phone that dials like a rotary landline telephone, but it helps.

By 18 June 2014


Sennheiser lends ears to Phonebloks modular mobile phone

The audio experts at Sennheiser are lending an ear to the Lego-like bolt-together Phonebloks modular mobile phone backed by Google.

By 12 May 2014


Nokia hangs on to second place in mobile-phone market

Apple took third place last quarter but was hot on the heels of Nokia, according to research firm Strategy Analytics.

By 30 April 2014


Eye Tribe shows off working eye-tracking on a mobile phone

Earlier demos were done on Android tablets, but the software company showed off a proof of concept using a modified Samsung Galaxy Note II to demo its eye-tracking software at Showstoppers.

By 24 February 2014


Making snow with a mobile phone

On the slopes of Sochi, Olympic organizers have more than 400 snow-making machines on stand by. Technology is making it easier and more efficient to make snow, even from a mobile phone. CNET's Sumi Das visits Lake Tahoe to find out what it takes to create a winter wonderland when nature isn't cooperating.

By 6 February 2014


Best Buy to give mobile phone buyers a $50 gift card

Buy and activate a new phone with a two-year agreement before the year is over, and the gift card is yours.

By 1 February 2014