Archive for August, 2011

  • Nokia launches most affordable phones yet Nokia launches most affordable phones yet

    Nokia has launched two of its most affordable phones yet in a bid to reach the a new customer group. The Finnish giant released the Nokia 101 and Nokia 100 phones to offer a range of “practical and fun features” in a modern and attractive design. The company is hoping to extend the valu...

  • Motorola centre of smartphone debate Motorola centre of smartphone debate

    Motorola has become the focus of debate on which is the world's most powerful smartphone. The company, recently acquired by Google, had launched an advertising campaign claiming that its Atrix handsets are the most powerful smartphones in the world. But the adverts have since been banned follo...

  • RIM introduces social smartphones RIM introduces social smartphones

    The latest smartphones to be launched by Research in Motion (RIM) are the new BlackBerry Curve handsets. Featuring the BlackBerry 7 Operating System, the models are aimed at people who are keen to have an affordable but fully-connected phone. They boast the “comfortable and iconic” Blac...

  • Nokia software update launched Nokia software update launched

    A software update for Nokia phones has been launched by the Finnish mobile phone company. The Symbian Anna is the latest update for the Nokia N8, C7, C6-01 and E7 devices. Users can download the software to the handsets in order to improve operations on their smartphones. A new user interface is o...

  • Apps prove more popular than web on smartphones Apps prove more popular than web on smartphones

    Applications appear to be a more popular way of spending time on a smartphone than the web itself. This is according to recent research from Nielsen Smartphone Analytics, which revealed that Android users spend around 56 minutes a day actively interacting with the web and apps on their phone. Of th...

  • HP Pre3 smartphone set for UK launch HP Pre3 smartphone set for UK launch

    The HP Pre3 smartphone is starting to filter through to UK stockists, with online store Clove announcing that the handset is available this week (17 August). HP's latest offering is one of its most powerful incarnations yet, boasting a 1.4GHz dual-core processor, a 3.6 inch touchscreen and the...

  • Tablet shipments to exceed PCs, research predicts Tablet shipments to exceed PCs, research predicts

    A recent research project has predicted that shipments of tablets will soon exceed those of PCs. The IHS iSuppli Consumer Platforms Report suggested that shipments of internet-enabled consumer electronics devices will surge to 503.6 million units by 2013, compared to the 161 million shipped last ye...

  • Smartphone sales rise significantly Smartphone sales rise significantly

    Sales of smartphones have risen significantly over the course of the past year, recent research has revealed. Conducted by Gartner, the survey found that sales of the devices increased by 74 per cent in the year to the second quarter of 2011. Indeed, in the last three months, 25 per cent of overall...

  • Brits reportedly wasting money on home phones Brits reportedly wasting money on home phones

    Britons are reportedly wasting a substantial amount of money on their home phone packages. A recent survey from Ofcom-accredited price comparison website, Homephonechoices.co.uk, found that nearly half (48.5 per cent) of British home phone customers could be losing out by sticking with outdated dea...

  • Substantial growth recorded in mobile phone shipments Substantial growth recorded in mobile phone shipments

    Shipments of mobile phones have increased substantially over the course of the past year, recent figures have revealed. Compiled by the International Data Corporation (IDC), the data showed that the market grew 65.4 per cent in the year to the second quarter of 2011. Meanwhile, IDC predicts that th...