Archive for July, 2011

  • Android OS overtakes Apple Android OS overtakes Apple

    The Google Android operating system has now overtaken Apple in terms of market share in the US smartphone market. According to the latest figures from Nielsen, Android now claims 39 per cent of the market, while Apple holds 28 per cent. Meanwhile, RIM Blackberry is in third place with 20 per cent. ...

  • Average broadband speeds increasing Average broadband speeds increasing

    The average speed of broadband in the UK appears to have increased slightly over the course of the past six months. According to a report from Ofcom, speeds are up around ten per cent and now stand at an average of 6.8Mb. In spite of this improvement, consumers are still seeing a rise in the gap be...

  • Consumers turning away from PCs Consumers turning away from PCs

    A recent report suggests that consumers are turning away from traditional desktop PCs and embracing more mobile solutions, such as tablets. Compiled by Strategy Analytics, the research found that global tablet shipments reached 15 million units in the second quarter of the year. This is a remarkabl...

  • 1bn smartphones a year to ship by 2016 1bn smartphones a year to ship by 2016

    Sales of smartphones look set to takeoff, with shipments expected to reach one billion per annum by 2016. The figure, obtained through studies by Juniper Research, is a substantial increase on the 302 million smartphones that shipped in 2010. However, is thought that around a third of the 2016 ship...

  • Rural broadband services set to improve Rural broadband services set to improve

    Rural homes and businesses look set to benefit from better value broadband services by the end of the year. Ofcom has decided to significantly reduce the prices that BT Wholesale is allowed to charge internet service providers (ISPs) in rural and less densely populate areas. It is hoped that the pr...

  • iPad2 shipping issues solved iPad2 shipping issues solved

    Apple fans should finally be able to get their mitts on a shiny iPad2 as the device’s shipping problems appear to have been solved. The tablet has been available for several months, but a huge backlog of orders has meant that customers have been forced to wait before receiving the desired ite...

  • Smartphone market in need of a boost Smartphone market in need of a boost

    The smartphone market in the UK is need of a boost, with the growth of users becoming somewhat stagnant. Recent research from YouGov has revealed that just 35 per cent of UK adults actively use smartphones. This is just minor improvement on the 33 per cent recorded in the previous quarter. Russel F...

  • First Nokia Windows phone leaked online First Nokia Windows phone leaked online

    Nokia’s first mobile phone which will run on the Windows Operating System has been leaked online. The handset, which has been given the codename SeaRay, was recently unveiled by Nokia’s Chief Executive Stephen Elop. Although he specified that photographs and videos could not be taken an...

  • Google Maps listed as top smart phone app Google Maps listed as top smart phone app

    Google Maps has come top of a list of favourite smart phone apps, followed by the Yahoo weather app and Facebook. The GSMA and comScore study found that in April, four in ten mobile broadband users had downloaded and used apps. Of those who had used mobile apps, almost three-quarters, or 6.4 millio...

  • myTouch 4G claims most advanced smartphone camera myTouch 4G claims most advanced smartphone camera

    The myTouch 4G claims to boast the “most advanced camera of any smartphone”. It’s creator, T-Mobile USA, highlighted the 4G Slide’s backside illuminated sensor, premium digital camera features and zero shutter lag. The illuminated sensor means that the camera will perform we...