Apple was able to shrink both the LED backlight assembly and the display significantly, allowing the company to reduce the size of the battery and thus the size of the device.
Only 178,000 of the company's 1 million net new customers signed a contract to get a smartphone, with much of its growth coming from tablets and pre-paid customers.
While its customer growth has slowed dramatically from a year ago, the number of new customers the carrier boasts likely compares favorably to its competitors.
Consider Aio's ZTE Altair if you need an inexpensive QWERTY phone, but if you want a typical smartphone experience, shop around.
While investors were expecting and hoping for a deal, Sprint won't engage in other transactions until the SoftBank deal is complete.
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HP's third quarter results are, well, not good. The company is "still in the early stages of a multi-year turnaround," CEO Meg Whitman says.
The chipmaker's shares drop in after-hours trading amid a weak forecast for current-quarter earnings, yet Qualcomm still reports healthy projections for the full year.
Sony drops a salvo of Walkman personal media players, including a new Android 4.0-powered device with FLAC support, a thin S-series with included Bluetooth earbuds, and a couple of budget-friendly E-series players.
Samsung is launching two phones with U.S. Cellular--the Samsung Trill and the Samsung Caliber.