Archive for April, 2010

  • Palm to be sold for $1.2 billion Palm to be sold for $1.2 billion

    It has been announced that Hewlett Packard is to buy the smart phone pioneer, Palm, for $1.2 billion (£657 million). The US computer giant, HP, said that owning Palm’s webOS operating system would mean it would be able to expand in a more aggressive way in the rapidly-growing market for...

  • Nokia and Symbian unveil newest smartphone Nokia and Symbian unveil newest smartphone

    Nokia has unveiled the N8, its first smartphone powered by the Symbian 3 operating system. The Finnish phone giant is the first manufacturer to use Symbian 3, and hopes the handset – due for release in the third quarter of 2010 - will show off all its features and enhancements. Foremost on t...

  • Long-term study into health effects of mobile phone use Long-term study into health effects of mobile phone use

    A new international study is to be carried out into the long-term health effects of mobile phone use. The research will span a 20-30 year period and will track the health records of 250,000 million participants aged 18 to 69 years, in five countries, including the UK. Network operators, including O...

  • Disappointing profit report from Nokia Disappointing profit report from Nokia

    Nokia has reported lower than expected profits for the first quarter of 2010, leading the firm to blame the results on the challenging economic climate as well as strong competition from high-end competitor handsets. The results, while not disastrous, are likely to be disappointing for the handset...

  • iPhone is a magnet for women iPhone is a magnet for women

    A survey carried out by a UK phone retailer has found that women are more likely to date a man who owns an Apple iPhone than one who doesn’t. The survey was carried out for the high street mobile phone retailer, Phones4U, and 1500 women were questioned. The results, released today, showed tha...

  • Microsoft sexting controversy in Kin ad Microsoft sexting controversy in Kin ad

    Microsoft has apologised and pulled an ad from their official website in response to a claim that the ad encouraged ‘sexting’ amongst younger people. The Kin is Microsoft’s new mobile handset, targeted specifically at the younger end of the market. The ad shows groups of young peo...

  • Opera Mini iPhone app reaches 1 million downloads Opera Mini iPhone app reaches 1 million downloads

    It has been revealed that over one million people have downloaded the Opera Mini iPhone application since it was approved on Tuesday. This makes Opera Mini that most downloaded free app on the Apple App Store in 22 countries throughout the world, including the UK, the US, Australia, Germany and Jap...

  • Microsoft launches social marketing phone Microsoft launches social marketing phone

    Microsoft has launched a new phone called the KIN, which is targeted at younger users and geared specifically for social networking purposes. The software giant has said that the KIN, which has two handset versions, has been created with the particular aim of helping those who want to stay in touch...

  • Palm looking for buyer Palm looking for buyer

    According to Bloomberg, the makers of the Palm Pre are actively looking for a buyer and have hired Goldman Sachs and Qatalyst Partners to seek offers immediately. Palm predicted a poor outlook when it reported its last quarterly results and Jon Rubenstein, the company's CEO, hinted at that poi...

  • Phone companies may offer free tablet computers Phone companies may offer free tablet computers

    Broadcom Corp, the largest supplier of chips for TV set-top boxes, has said that phone companies throughout the world will soon be offering subsidised or free-of-charge tablet computers in a bid to retain customers. Apple’s tablet-style iPad has just been launched in the US and it is believed...