Archive for November, 2011

  • iPhone grabs large proportion of October sales iPhone grabs large proportion of October sales

    A large proportion of smartphones sold in October were Apple iPhones, recent research has confirmed. Conducted by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, the study found that the iPhone 4S accounted for 42.8 per cent of all sales during the last month. Google Android devices were the second most popular, clocki...

  • Low-cost smartphone launched by T-Mobile Low-cost smartphone launched by T-Mobile

    T-Mobile has launched a smartphone specifically designed for buyers on a budget, pricing the device at just £99. The Vivacity is powered by Android 2.3 and, although it does not have a quad core processor or a titanium case like several other smartphones on the UK market, it does benefit from...

  • Brits charging mobile phones at work Brits charging mobile phones at work

    Cash-strapped people in the UK are starting to charge their smartphones and other mobiles at work in a bid to save money. This is according to recent research conducted by uSwitch.com, which revealed that 49 per cent of people admit to charging up their phones or other gadgets at work. Twenty per c...

  • China becomes leading smartphone market China becomes leading smartphone market

    China has overtaken the US to become the world's largest smartphone market, recent figures have revealed. Research conducted by Strategy Analytics found that smartphone shipments to China reached 24 million in the third quarter of 2011. This compares to the 23 million shipments recorded to the...

  • Smartphone security highlighted Smartphone security highlighted

    As an increasing number of employees use their smartphones with company information and data stored on them, the security risk of these devices has been put under the spotlight. Ian Kilpatrick, chairman of VAD Wick Hill Group, specialists in secure infrastructure solutions, stated that UK businesse...

  • Smartphone under consideration by Amazon? Smartphone under consideration by Amazon?

    Amazon is thought to be considering developing a smartphone that could be a viable rival to the Apple iPhone. The online retailer is thought to be working with Apple's iPhone assembler Foxconn on the project, with the hope of releasing the smartphone in time for the 2012 Christmas holiday seas...

  • 4G network to be trialled 4G network to be trialled

    One phone company is keen to push forward in communication technology and is set to trial a 4G network to see how the systems are progressing. O2 is in the process of creating a 4G network across 40 square kilometres of London for a nine-month trial. In the process of doing so, it will provide con...

  • Smartphone users offered free internet access Smartphone users offered free internet access

    One mobile phone shop is offering customers three months free Wi-Fi in a bid to draw in business for Christmas. Phones4U will provide new pay-as-you-go smartphone and contract customers three months of the service for free if they purchase a Wi-Fi enabled smartphone during the Christmas period. Th...

  • Bendable smartphone in developments Bendable smartphone in developments

    Nokia has been making the headlines recently with the launch of its tie-up with Windows and the release of the Lumia 800. While the Lumia device is receiving relatively positive review, with particular praise being offered for its solid build, the Finnish firm is looking to the future with somethin...

  • Huge surge seen in smartphone malware Huge surge seen in smartphone malware

    Malware designed to attack smartphones has increased substantially over the past four months, according to recent research. Conducted by a national online security initiative and published as part of the Get Safe Online week, the study found that malware on smartphones has risen by 800 per cent as...