Archive for March, 2011

  • iPhone 4 back in UK’s top three mobile phones iPhone 4 back in UK’s top three mobile phones

    The iPhone 4 has jumped back into the UK’s top three mobile phones, the latest data from uSwitch suggests. The uSwitch Mobile Tracker analyses searches and sales on a monthly basis to rank the popularity of mobile phones. HTC’s Desire and Desire HD handsets hold on to the top two spots ...

  • Android smart phones to be used for contactless payment Android smart phones to be used for contactless payment

    Google could be set to team up with Mastercard and Citigroup to allow contactless payments using Android smart phones. The Wall Street Journal reports that Google is planning the project in a bid to increase advertising revenue. The payment system would mean Google could give retailers more inf...

  • Tablet sales to boost PC market Tablet sales to boost PC market

    Analysts have suggested that the PC market is set to grow by 14 per cent in 2011, fuelled largely by tablets. New analysis from Canalys predicts that sales of tablets will rise to 52 million units globally this year and that three-quarters of the market share will go to Apple. Canalys expects the s...

  • Smart phone prices to be used to measure inflation Smart phone prices to be used to measure inflation

    The price of smart phones and smart phone apps is going to be used for the first time to help measure UK inflation rates. Android phones and iPhones will now be included amongst the 650 consumer items used to track the cost of living. They will replace mobile phone downloads such as ringtones and w...

  • PlayStation phone to launch this month PlayStation phone to launch this month

    The long-awaited PlayStation phone will launch in the UK on Thursday, 31 March, it has been announced. Sony Ericsson's local marketing director David Hilton has promised that the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play will benefit from "the biggest marketing campaign we have had in the UK" and it...

  • Mobile phone charge could soon last for months Mobile phone charge could soon last for months

    Mobile phones could soon last for months rather than days before they need to be charged, following new research from America. Researchers at Illinois University believe a new method they have discovered could see mobile phone and laptop charges lasting 100 times longer than they currently do. The ...

  • Google removes malicious apps from Android smartphones Google removes malicious apps from Android smartphones

    Google has used a “kill switch” to remove malicious apps from Android phones. Around 58 infected apps were found in the Android marketplace earlier this month and estimates suggest that as many as 200,000 smartphone users may have downloaded them. The programmes included games and other...

  • Smartphones and tablets becoming more popular with mobile workers Smartphones and tablets becoming more popular with mobile workers

    Tablets and smartphones are becoming increasingly popular with mobile workers, whilst laptop use is declining, new research has suggested. The study from enterprise mobility service provider iPass found that the use of laptops by mobile workers fell by 10 per cent last year, whilst the popularity ...

  • Three-quarters play games on their mobile phone Three-quarters play games on their mobile phone

    Almost three-quarters of UK mobile phone users have used their phone to play games, new research from gaming site PopCap has revealed. The study found that a third had played games on their mobile phone in the last four weeks, while a quarter identified themselves as “avid gamers” and ...