Archive for July, 2010

  • India mobile phone sales to top 138 million in 2010 India mobile phone sales to top 138 million in 2010

    Sales of mobile phones in India are predicted to reach 138.6 million in 2010, rising 18 per cent from the 117 million units sold in 2009, research company Gartner has revealed. Information compiled by Gartner shows that the market has been buoyed by new carriers and new manufacturers, increasing co...

  • Google Android sales up by 350 per cent Google Android sales up by 350 per cent

    The number of people buying smartphones running on Google's Android operating platform jumped by 350 per cent in the first six months of this year. German research group, GfK, found that Android's share of the contract mobile phone market is now 13 per cent, shooting up from three per ce...

  • Mobile phones increasingly indispensable to British public Mobile phones increasingly indispensable to British public

    The mobile phone has become practically indispensable to British consumers, with 51 per cent of respondents in a new survey saying they never leave the house without it and 44 per cent admitting that they could not live without it. The figures from the poll by BM Savings, the new personal finance ...

  • Good things come in the Xperia X10 Mini package Good things come in the Xperia X10 Mini package

    Sony Ericsson's new Xperia X10 Mini is one of the tiniest model to come from the handset pioneers, but reviewers are saying it has all the features thаt turn a simple mobile phone into a high-technology smart phone. Renowned for their innovative designs, the X10 Mini once again demonstrates...

  • Phone operators must be correct on cancellation policies Phone operators must be correct on cancellation policies

    Mobile phone companies have been warned to make sure they give customers accurate information on contract cancellation, after a consumer study uncovered alarming inaccuracies. Secret shopper tests by the Communications Consumer Panel found that more than half of the shoppers came away with inaccur...

  • Microsoft will recapture lost generation with Phone 7 Microsoft will recapture lost generation with Phone 7

    Microsoft has acknowledge that its delay in joining the race to capture the mobile phone market has cost it a whole generation's worth of customers. Chief executive officer, Steve Ballmer, said they had an awful lot of catching up to do when it came to smartphones, when he addressed Microsoft...

  • Mobile phone subscriptions exceed 5 billion Mobile phone subscriptions exceed 5 billion

    Global mobile phone subscriptions have reached the 5 billion mark, and industry experts believe the emerging markets of China and India will take that figure to 50 billion by 2020. In figures researched by Swedish mobile technology company, Ericsson, 2 million new subscriptions are apparently made...

  • Leaked schedule reveals highly-anticipated mobile releases Leaked schedule reveals highly-anticipated mobile releases

    A document has leaked online detailing the UK release dates for many of the most hotly anticipated mobile phone handsets for the rest of the year. The mobile phone comparison site Omio has published what is purportedly a schedule for all mobile phone manufacturers. Crucially it reveals that the HT...

  • Mobile phone contracts causing £800 million over-spend Mobile phone contracts causing £800 million over-spend

    Confusing contracts are causing a £800 million over-spend by British mobile phone users who have subscribed to unsuitable tariffs. In a survey carried out by the Top10.com comparison site, 42 per cent of people surveyed admitted to finding their contracts confusing. 46 per cent also admitted...