Archive for September, 2009

  • Smartphone batteries cannot keep up with handset power Smartphone batteries cannot keep up with handset power

    The current handset power of smartphones is growing at a faster rate than the devices' batteries can handle. According to IMS Research, the resulting gap between available power and that which is required by handsets could leave consumers having to curb their "connected and mobile lifesty...

  • Vodafone to become third iPhone seller in UK Vodafone to become third iPhone seller in UK

    A day after Orange announced plans to start selling the Apple iPhone 3G and 3GS in the UK later this year, Vodafone has revealed that it too will be stocking the smartphone from early 2010. Representatives for the mobile network say they will be targeting existing customers with the device, in cont...

  • Orange to sell iPhone to UK customers Orange to sell iPhone to UK customers

    Orange has unveiled plans to start selling Apple's iPhone in the UK, an arrangement which marks the end of O2's exclusive rights to the smartphone. In a statement, Orange did not reveal pricing plans or the exact date when sales will begin, but it has set up an area on its website where c...

  • Palm Pre to reach UK in October Palm Pre to reach UK in October

    The Palm Pre smartphone, widely mooted as a competitor to the iPhone and Blackberry, will reach UK stores on 16th October. Representing the first device to feature Palm's new WebOS platform, the Pre, which is linked exclusively to the O2 network, will be available in O2 stores, Carphone Wareho...

  • Google push mail released for iPhone and Windows Mobile Google push mail released for iPhone and Windows Mobile

    Windows Mobile-based smartphone and iPhone users will be able to synchronise their emails, contacts and calendars with their handsets from now on. Google has released push mail support for the devices via its Google Sync product, meaning messages that contact mail servers will automatically be push...

  • Mobile broadband speeds not up to scratch Mobile broadband speeds not up to scratch

    Mobile broadband customers in the UK are receiving speeds that are significantly less than those advertised by providers, new research suggests. The study by comparison site Broadband Expert shows that, on average, mobile broadband providers are delivering just 24 per cent of advertised speeds. In...

  • Net neutrality decision provokes wireless debate Net neutrality decision provokes wireless debate

    Barack Obama is among those who have welcomed plans to protect the neutrality of the internet in the US. The president praised action by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to prevent wireless carriers from blocking particular types of traffic moving through their networks. FCC chairman Ju...

  • Smartphone move made by Vodafone Smartphone move made by Vodafone

    Vodafone is aiming to encourage more of its customers to make the switch to smartphones with the rollout of a new service integrating social networks like Facebook and Twitter. The applications service, named Vodafone 360, is intended to rival Apple's iPhone, the Palm Pre and other handsets wh...

  • Palm focuses on smartphone growth after shipment drop Palm focuses on smartphone growth after shipment drop

    The launch of the Pre smartphone has failed to boost financial results for mobile phone maker Palm, it has emerged. In its results for the three months to August, the firm revealed that revenues dropped 82 per cent on the same period last year. The Pre, which hit American stores in June and is due...

  • Opera Software launches Mini 5 beta Opera Software launches Mini 5 beta

    Opera Software has launched Opera Mini 5 beta, the next edition of its popular mobile phone browser Opera Mini 5. Available free of charge for Java-enabled handsets and all Blackberry smartphone models, the new version can be downloaded directly from the Opera website. New features include tabbed ...