Archive for October, 2009

  • Apple iPhone closes in on Blackberry's smartphone market share Apple iPhone closes in on Blackberry's smartphone market share

    The Blackberry may still be the consumer smartphone of choice but the Apple iPhone is rapidly catching up, new figures show. ChangeWave Research has published data indicating that Blackberry manufacturer RIM retains a 40 per cent share of the smartphone market, but this marks a dip of one percentag...

  • Mainstream Nokia Maemo mooted as 2010 iPhone competitor Mainstream Nokia Maemo mooted as 2010 iPhone competitor

    A mass-market, Linux-based Maemo smartphone could emerge from the Nokia stable during the second half of next year, representing yet another viable competitor to the Apple iPhone. UBS analyst Maynard Um says the upcoming smartphone would target the iPhone more directly than the premium N900, Nokia&...

  • Google releases Android 2.0 SDK ahead of Droid launch Google releases Android 2.0 SDK ahead of Droid launch

    The software development kit (SDK) for the Android 2.0 operating system has been officially launched by Google. Codenamed "Eclair", the latest version features support for multiple email account synchronisation, HTML 5 and Bluetooth 2.1, as well as complete support for Microsoft Exchange....

  • Cross-platform mobile apps made easier with new smartphone SDK Cross-platform mobile apps made easier with new smartphone SDK

    Cross-platform mobile apps specialist Ideaworks Labs is seeking to make it easier for smaller developers to produce applications, with the release of version 4.0 of its Airplay software development kit (SDK) for smartphones. According to representatives for the technology firm, they want to facilit...

  • Apple sued by Nokia over iPhone patent infringement Apple sued by Nokia over iPhone patent infringement

    Mobile communications giant Nokia is taking court action against iPhone manufacturer Apple, claiming the smartphone infringes ten of its patents. The lawsuit filed by Nokia – the world's biggest maker of mobile phones – could cost Apple tens of millions of dollars, as it stands acc...

  • Orange unleashes revamped home broadband Orange unleashes revamped home broadband

    All Orange home broadband packages are to have standard download speeds of up to 20MB as part of revamped price plans that take immediate effect. The company says its aim to give faster download speeds to all customers within the broadband network area builds on commitments to enhance Orange's...

  • Free Spotify subscription bundled with HTC Hero Free Spotify subscription bundled with HTC Hero

    The HTC Hero will come with a free subscription to Spotify, thanks to the music streaming service's collaboration with mobile operator 3. Already available on the Apple iPhone through O2, Spotify Premium enables smartphone users to stream unlimited music for £10 per month, with the HTC m...

  • Sony Rachael smartphone to launch as X10 on Android 2.0 Sony Rachael smartphone to launch as X10 on Android 2.0

    Sony Ericsson's first Android smartphone, the Xperia X10, is set to hit shelves next year, according to reports. There had been suggestions the device, codenamed "Rachael", would be released in time for Christmas, but Sony is believed to want to focus on its Xperia X2, based on the W...

  • Digital Britain set for mobile broadband boost Digital Britain set for mobile broadband boost

    The UK is set for a major mobile broadband boost, as the government reveals plans to roll out next-generation wireless services and enhanced 3G coverage to as much as 90 per cent of the country. In a report entitled "Digital Britain", officials set out their intention to implement recomme...

  • Green mobile handsets popular if price is right Green mobile handsets popular if price is right

    Just under half of American mobile phone owners would choose an eco-friendly handset over a conventional one, though a considerably smaller proportion would be willing to pay a premium for such a device. New data from ABI Research show that 40 per cent of 1,000 adults questioned would opt for a gre...