Elizabeth Woyke has covered the telecom and mobile industry since 2007. A former Businessweek and Forbes staff writer, she has also written for Money and Time Asia. In 2011, she was voted a top twenty "Smart Mobile Pundit" by readers. She has appeared on the BBC and other news broadcasts to comment on technology. Woyke lives in New York.
"Readers who fully absorb the more disturbing details of Woyke's report will never be able to download a new app or listen to a podcast without a twinge or two of consumer guilt." --Booklist "A smartphone full monty that will appeal mostly to the device's users--all 1.75 billion of them." --Kirkus Reviews "A well-reported comprehensive overview of the smartphone's innovators and the challenges surrounding the industry. A deeply worthwhile read for anyone interested in the socioeconomic impact of a device that has become so prevalent in our lives." --Yukari Iwatani Kane, author of Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs "I learned more from Elizabeth Woyke's The Smartphone than I have from any two or three other books on digital communication I have read in the past few years. A superior reporter, Woyke brilliantly presents a clear-eyed view of this new communication device that has conquered everything in sight. This book is an eye-opener." --Robert W. McChesney, author of Digital Disconnect