Archive for April, 2011

  • Two new BlackBerry smartphones unveiled Two new BlackBerry smartphones unveiled

    Research in Motion has this week unveiled two new BlackBerry smartphones. The mobile phone firm promises that the new BlackBerry Bold 9900 and 9930 are the “thinnest and most powerful BlackBerry smartphones yet”. Both the new models feature the well-recognised BlackBerry keypad, as well...

  • Mobile broadband demand boosts Ericsson’s profits Mobile broadband demand boosts Ericsson’s profits

    Telecoms equipment firm Ericsson has exceeded profit expectations for the first quarter of 2011, mainly thanks to strong mobile broadband sales. Group sales increased by 17 per cent during the first three months of 2011, whilst Ericsson shares were up 7.4 per cent on the day the figures were releas...

  • New Service Allows users to Swap their Mobile Phone New Service Allows users to Swap their Mobile Phone

    A brand new service has been launched by mobile phone recycling company MoneyForYourPhone.com which allows users to swap their phone for another one of their choosing, whether they want an upgrade, their phone has broken or they just want a change. The mobile phone swap service, which is the first ...

  • One in five smart phones to have NFC technology by 2014 One in five smart phones to have NFC technology by 2014

    A fifth of smart phones will have Near Field Communication Technology (NFC) by 2014, according to a market forecast from Juniper Research. The technology, which uses short-range wireless systems to send data back and forth, will make contactless payments more widely available. These allow consumers...

  • Android to become dominant smart phone Operating System Android to become dominant smart phone Operating System

    The majority of smart phones will run on an Android Operating System by the end of 2011, according to Gartner analysis. The report, published today, predicts that smart phone sales will rise 57.7 per cent this year, with 468 million expected to be sold. It is predicted that by the end of 2012, Andr...

  • Cyber attacks on smart phones predicted to rise Cyber attacks on smart phones predicted to rise

    Vulnerabilities in smart phone software are making mobile devices increasingly susceptible to attacks from cyber-criminals, anti-virus firm Symantec has warned. Symantec said that it expects attacks on mobile platforms to rise this year. It warned that most malware attacks on mobile phones come in...

  • PlayStation smart phone launches PlayStation smart phone launches

    The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play, the world's first PlayStation-certified smart phone, has this week gone on sale in shops around the world. The Android-based smart phone is now for sale in 11 different countries and will be available in six more within the month. The Experia Play has been launch...

  • One in five smart phone users shopping through apps One in five smart phone users shopping through apps

    A fifth of smart phone owners use apps to buy goods, new research has found. A new study from marketing firm the Bio Agency finds that British people spend £581 million a year shopping through apps, with each person spending an average of £30 per month. Groceries, DVDs, cinema and trai...