Archive for May, 2011

  • Vodafone to launch own-brand smart phone Vodafone to launch own-brand smart phone

    Vodafone has today announced plans to launch the Vodafone Smart, its latest own-brand smart phone. The Vodafone Smart will be available on pay-as-you-go contracts from this summer. It runs on Android 2.2 software, allowing access to 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, as well as the Android Market, Gmail, Go...

  • BlackBerry smart phone featured on The Apprentice BlackBerry smart phone featured on The Apprentice

    BlackBerry smart phones featured notably heavily in a recent episode of The Apprentice. The BlackBerry smart phones were shown in lingering close-up shots in the second episode of the new series, in which candidates had to develop a mobile phone app. The girls’ team was shown huddled around ...

  • Ofcom to investigate unexpectedly high bills Ofcom to investigate unexpectedly high bills

    Ofcom has announced that it is to launch an investigation into ‘bill shock’. 'Bill shock’ is when consumers get a much higher mobile phone, landline or broadband bill than they were expecting. This can be because of making calls abroad, downloading data, particularly via mob...

  • Motorola smart phone uses fingerprint recognition technology Motorola smart phone uses fingerprint recognition technology

    The new Motorola ATRIX phone is the first to use fingerprint recognition technology to allow user access. Instead of punching in a pin number, users just need to run their finger across a scanner on the back of the phone to unlock it. The Daily Mail has dubbed it a phone "that James Bond would...

  • Paper smartphone to debut Paper smartphone to debut

    Canadian researchers have developed a prototype smartphone which is made out of specialist electronic paper. The PaperPhone has much of the same functionality as existing smartphones and is able to make and receive calls and texts, play music and act as an e-book reader. Different functions and fea...

  • New data-crunching app could cut smart phone bills New data-crunching app could cut smart phone bills

    An new app could enable smart phone users to slash their bills by cutting their data usage. The Onavo app compresses the data usage of other apps, meaning users could get two or three times as much data use from their existing plan. The app runs in the background on the smart phone and provides a m...

  • Councils await news on broadband funding Councils await news on broadband funding

    Local authorities are eagerly awaiting news from Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) this week on whether they have been shortlisted to receive Government broadband funding. An official announcement on which broadband funding applications have been successful is expected by 27 May, but there have been ind...

  • Internet provider begins capping broadband use Internet provider begins capping broadband use

    US broadband provider AT&T has confirmed that it is now capping broadband use for home DSL and U-Verse customers. DSL broadband use will now be capped at 150GB per month, whilst U-Serve customers will have a limit of 250GB. Any consumers who exceed these limits will be charged $10 for each addi...