Archive for March, 2010

  • Vodafone supports British Gas smart metering Vodafone supports British Gas smart metering

    It has been announced that Vodafone UK has won a multi-million pound contract to work with British Gas in its roll-out of smart metering across the UK. As part of the deal, Vodafone will provide almost 1 million GPRS connections for household meters to help people monitor the gas they use. It is ho...

  • Nokia to purchase mobile browser from Novarra Nokia to purchase mobile browser from Novarra

    It has been announced that the Finnish company, Nokia, has signed an agreement to purchase Chicago-based firm, Novarra, makers of the Vision mobile web browser and platform. The financial details of the deal have not been disclosed. This acquisition will allow Nokia to utilise Novarra’s capab...

  • Apple accepting iPad apps for review Apple accepting iPad apps for review

    Prior to the launch of the new iPad in the US on 3 April, Apple has begun accepting apps for the device for the company to review and approve. On 3 April, the iPad app store will go live and developers have been made aware that they must submit apps to Apple by 27 March to have a chance of being am...

  • Mozilla dumping development of Windows Mobile Browser

    Mozilla has announced that it is to dump development of a Windows Mobile browser. The company made it clear that the reason for its decision is due to Microsoft and that it believes it is completely futile to continue with its years-long development of a Firefox browser for Windows 6.5. The Mobil...

  • Google Nexus One lags behind Google Nexus One lags behind

    It has been reported that only 135,000 units of the Google Nexus One device have been sold since it was launched 74 days ago. These figures were released by the analyst firm, Flurry, and show that the Nexus One, the first mobile phone handset with the Google brand name, is not as popular with consu...

  • HTC responds to Apple's claim of patent theft HTC responds to Apple's claim of patent theft

    HTC has responded to Apple's claim of alleged patent theft, disagreeing with the company and making it clear that it intends to defend itself against the claim. It seems HTC may be gearing up for a court battle. Apple has claimed that the mobile company stole some of its patented ideas, includ...

  • No cut and paste on Windows Phone 7 No cut and paste on Windows Phone 7

    Microsoft has announced more details of its new Phone 7 operating system at the Mix10 developer conference. The news has not been warmly received by industry observers as the operating system will not have the functionality expected. The software giant announced that its new operating system will ...

  • iPad pre-orders now open in US iPad pre-orders now open in US

    From today, customers in the US may place their order for the highly anticipated iPad, which is due to be released officially in the country on 3 April. Pre-orders for the new device in the range of 50,000 have been estimated by analysts. News of the iPad launch was first announced to the public in...

  • Japanese develop mobile to keep tabs on staff Japanese develop mobile to keep tabs on staff

    The Japanese phone company, KDDI, has developed a mobile phone that can tell if an employee is working or idling. The phone works using accelerometers. It needs to be worn on the back of the employee's wrist and the accelerometers track the movements of the wearer. The phone can tell what kind...

  • No from the top on iPhone to iPad tether No from the top on iPhone to iPad tether

    Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, has confirmed that the iPad tablet, set to launch in the US on 3rd April, will not have the facility to tether to the iPhone to use its data connection. This news has come in a somewhat roundabout way: Slashat.se, a Swedish tech blog and podcast reported that a Swedish tra...