Archive for May, 2010

  • iPhone users’ concern at 3G charge for iPads iPhone users’ concern at 3G charge for iPads

    Apple users have called for fairer pricing for the iPad following the device’s launch on Friday. It was revealed last week that customers wishing to browse the net using the 3G phone network will have to pay for this, even if they already pay for 3G access through their iPhone or using a mobil...

  • MeeGo launched by Nokia and Intel MeeGo launched by Nokia and Intel

    Nokia and Intel have released the first code from MeeGo, their first joint mobile device Linux project. It is seen as an effort on their part to challenge Android, by Google. The joint project was announced three months ago, and now the two IT companies have launched MeeGo 1.0. MeeGo for touch-base...

  • New Sony Vivaz Pro begins roll out in Europe New Sony Vivaz Pro begins roll out in Europe

    Strong advanced reviews are preceding this month's launch of Sony Ericsson's new Vivaz Pro phone. The company has begun shipping the business-focused smartphone to distributors around Europe, where they hope it will prove a substantial rival to the BlackBerry and iPhone. It should be wid...

  • Wave smartphone from Samsung arrives in UK Wave smartphone from Samsung arrives in UK

    Samsung has announced that the Wave, its first Bada-based smartphone, has begun shipping to UK telecom companies, so will soon be available to UK consumers. Bada is the new smartphone OS from Samsung and will offer a range of downloadable apps, similar to the App Store concept from Apple. Apps for ...

  • British bank to use iPhones for all corporate mobiles British bank to use iPhones for all corporate mobiles

    A British bank has switched allegiance from BlackBerry to Apple for their standard issue employee mobile phone. Standard Chartered is now issuing its staff with iPhones as work mobiles, becoming one of the first major companies to use the device as a corporate handset. A quarter of the company...

  • Google backtracks on Nexus online sales

    Google will halt online sales of its Nexus One smart phone through its website, after admitting that the sales medium had failed to live up to its revolutionary potential. Speaking at the US launch of the phone in February, Google's head of mobile, Andy Rubin, said the Nexus would be the fir...

  • China launches into the smartphone fray

    China's Lenovo Group – the fourth largest PC maker in the world – will start shipping its first smartphone to consumers across the country in the next week. The 'LePhone' will cost 2,899 yuan (€339) and is around half the price of its intended competition, Apple'...

  • Android outsells iPhone in US for first time Android outsells iPhone in US for first time

    Apple's iPhone has been outsold in the US by phones using Google's Android operating system for the first time, a leading research company has revealed. NPD said handsets using the Android system now accounted for 28 per cent of the smart phone market, compared to the iPhone's 21 pe...

  • Fines for motorists using mobile phones on decrease

    The number of motorists using mobile phones while driving is on the increase, but despite this, official figures indicate that the number of drivers being fined for this offence is actually falling. Home Office figures show that the number of on-the-spot penalties given to drivers caught using a ha...

  • Orange revives TV broadband interest Orange revives TV broadband interest

    Mobile phone operator Orange has resumed its intentions to provide television services via broadband. The company outsourced its fixed-line network to BT last month, which can now enable it to piggyback on BT's network, which is one of the most advanced and comprehensive in the nation. Oran...