Archive for January, 2011

  • Nokia named top mobile phone vendor Nokia named top mobile phone vendor

    Nokia is the top mobile phone vendor worldwide, according to the latest Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker released by IDC. According to IDC’s report, Nokia shipped over 123 million units in the fourth quarter of 2010. This was a fall from the same quarter in 2009, when it shipped 126 ...

  • One in five mobile phones now a fake One in five mobile phones now a fake

    One fifth of all devices sold in the global mobile phone market are illegal or unlicensed imitations, according to a senior figure at leading phone manufacturer, Nokia. Esko Aho, who sits on the executive board of the Finnish market-leading phone maker, said that the world trade in knock-off hands...

  • Samsung's GALAXY S sells 10m units in seven months Samsung's GALAXY S sells 10m units in seven months

    More than 10 million units of Samsung's Android-powered GALAXY S smartphone have been sold since the handset was launched less than seven months ago in June 2010. The head of mobile communications business at the South Korean company, JK Shin, said the heritage of the brand was paying dividen...

  • Burglar caught by his misplaced phone Burglar caught by his misplaced phone

    A bungling burglar in Florida has been caught after dropping his mobile phone at the scene of his crime. Police examining the crime scene in Edgewater found the phone at the scene of a burglary that was being linked to eleven other burglaries in the same area. It took them barely any time at all...

  • Record numbers of people make mobile purchases Record numbers of people make mobile purchases

    Retail industry figures have shown that a record number of people are now turning to their smartphones to make online purchases - or at least to research what it is they want to buy. Industry research firm, ForeSee Results, said that one of its recent surveys found that around 32 per cent of people...

  • Man saved by bullet-deflecting mobile phone Man saved by bullet-deflecting mobile phone

    A man in Atlanta, Georgia has his life saved by his mobile phone, when it came between him and the bullet headed straight for his chest. Nightclub valet, John Garber, was working outside the city's Halo night spot at 3am one night over the New Year period, when trouble erupted with some dis...

  • The realm of the mobile phone shows significant expansion The realm of the mobile phone shows significant expansion

    A new survey has found that British people will not hesitate to take their mobile technology to bed with them - or into the bath either. The figures - collected by electronics retailer, PC World - show that 50 per cent of customers questioned spend up to half an hour a day on their mobile phone wh...