Archive for February, 2010

  • Pocketgear acquires Handango to create giant app store Pocketgear acquires Handango to create giant app store

    It has been announced that independent application store, Pocketgear, has bought up another independent, Handango, creating an app store to rival the giants. The financial details of the acquisition have not been released. The new merged store will have a combined content in excess of 140,000 premi...

  • Vodafone fastest for browsing says survey Vodafone fastest for browsing says survey

    A recent independent survey, carried out by network measurement specialists SIRODA, has found that Vodafone is the fastest network provider in the UK for browsing the internet. However, O2 comes out on top for music downloads. The research was commissioned by O2 to compare the data speeds of the fi...

  • Apple, Android and RIM top for smartphone growth Apple, Android and RIM top for smartphone growth

    Analyst firm Gartner has announced its figures for 2009 mobile phone sales to end-users. Nokia and Symbian still dominate the market but Apple, Android and Research In Motion (RIM) are top for smartphone growth. The figures released today show that for smartphone sales to end-users by operating sys...

  • OFT wants control Orange and T-Mobile investigation OFT wants control Orange and T-Mobile investigation

    The Office and Fair Trading (OFT) has requested that it takes control of an investigation into the merger between T-Mobile and Orange. The news has of course been welcomed by the two firms’ competitors as it suggests a quick decision on the merger is extremely unlikely. The OFT has asked th...

  • BBC is to launch news and sport iPhone apps BBC is to launch news and sport iPhone apps

    From April this year, BBC fans will be able to keep up with the latest news and sport through the broadcaster’s own iPhone apps. The free applications will take advantage of the fact that more people now have “sophisticated handheld devices”, according to a BBC spokesperson. The a...

  • MeeGo promises 'new era' of mobile computing MeeGo promises 'new era' of mobile computing

    Nokia and Intel have revealed plans for a new smartphone operating system made by combining their respective Maemo and Moblin Linux-based platforms. Already labelled by analysts as an attempt to catch up with the Apple iPhone and Google Android platforms, the creation of MeeGo could also challenge ...

  • Microsoft takes on Apple with Windows Phone 7 Microsoft takes on Apple with Windows Phone 7

    Microsoft's new mobile phone operating system, called Windows Phone 7 Series, has been unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Although it won't make its official debut until later this year, with the first devices hitting shelves in time for Christmas, the platform has alread...

  • Open platform to tackle Apple mobile app dominance Open platform to tackle Apple mobile app dominance

    Plans have been unveiled to create a common platform for mobile apps in a move that would enable mobile phone owners to install a wider variety of software on their handsets. Already mooted as a competitor to Apple's iPhone App Store, the Wholesale Applications Community (WAC) would provide a ...

  • South Koreans develop meat stylus for iPhone South Koreans develop meat stylus for iPhone

    Anyone who has ever tried to use an iPhone on a freezing cold day will understand the frustration of having to remove their gloves to do so. However, it seems that Apple fans in South Korea have developed an ingenious, and edible, alternative – sausages. Snack sausages made by the CJ Corporat...

  • YouTube and Skype drive mobile internet traffic growth YouTube and Skype drive mobile internet traffic growth

    Skype, YouTube and Facebook are driving "continued momentum in mobile broadband growth", according to research. Allot Communications analysed mobile traffic during the second half of 2009 and found that YouTube accounted for a tenth of all data consumed on the move. Its Global Mobile Bro...