Archive for January, 2010

  • Apple iPhone and iPad made into web phones with 3G VoIP move Apple iPhone and iPad made into web phones with 3G VoIP move

    While all eyes were on Steve Jobs and his iPad on Wednesday, Apple quietly updated the beta version 3.2 of the iPhone software development kit which, in effect, unlocks both the smartphone and the new tablet to be used as web phones. Following the revelation that internet telephony apps will be abl...

  • Apple iPad finally unveiled by Steve Jobs Apple iPad finally unveiled by Steve Jobs

    Apple's claiming it bridges the gap between laptops and smartphones, and we now know it's neither an iSlate nor an iTablet but an iPad. The iPhone manufacturer's chief executive, Steve Jobs, finally revealed his latest creation to the world yesterday and confirmed it can be used for...

  • Apple reveals profit boom ahead of tablet launch Apple reveals profit boom ahead of tablet launch

    As the world awaits the unveiling of the Apple tablet - dubbed the iSlate, the iPad or the iBook, depending on which reports you read - it's emerged that the iPhone manufacturer has experienced its best-ever financial results in a three-month period. Ongoing strong demand for the iPhone in the...

  • Smartphones and mobile internet not actually that popular? Smartphones and mobile internet not actually that popular?

    Despite the proliferation of smartphones like Apple's iPhone, the HTC Hero and the array of Google Android handsets, under a quarter of Brits actually use their mobiles to access the internet, a new survey suggests. Out of 2,000 mobile phone owners questioned about their internet usage habits ...

  • Android mobiles held back amid Google China row Android mobiles held back amid Google China row

    Google's censorship row with China has resulted in the postponed launch of two Android mobile phones in the country, which was due to happen on Wednesday (20 January). Last week, Google said it had been subject to a cyber attack - believed to have originated in China - that targeted the webmai...

  • New version of Ovi Maps unveiled by Nokia New version of Ovi Maps unveiled by Nokia

    Mobile phone giant Nokia has unveiled a new version of Ovi Maps for its smartphones, including "high-end walk and drive" navigation at no extra cost to users. The firm says the move marks part of its strategy to lead the market in mobile maps, navigation and location-based services. While...

  • Nokia announces release of new Symbian OS version Nokia announces release of new Symbian OS version

    A new fourth version of the Symbian operating system has been announced by handset manufacturer Nokia. The operating system is being aimed at Android-powered smartphones including those by Research in Motion and Apple. Nokia submitted proposals for the creation of an advanced user interface last we...

  • Kodak sues Apple and RIM over patent breaches Kodak sues Apple and RIM over patent breaches

    Camera maker Kodak has announced it is to sue both Research in Motion (RIM) and Apple over technology used in their Blackberry and iPhone handsets. Kodak has lodged a complaint with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) claiming that the technology used by the handsets for viewing pictures in...

  • Vodafone starts selling iPhone today Vodafone starts selling iPhone today

    Vodafone is the latest mobile network to offer the iPhone and will be selling the device in its shops from today. The network is selling the iPhone for the same kind of price as competitors O2 and Orange, but each has slightly different packages. Vodafone is offering 1GB of 3G data each month in ...

  • Ovi Store now soon to be open to N900 Ovi Store now soon to be open to N900

    The Ovi Store is now going to be available for the N900, allowing users to download the latest apps to their handsets. The news follows yesterday’s announcement that there is to be an over-the-air software upgrade for the N900. In fact it is only those who have updated their operating system ...