Archive for March, 2012

  • Nokia to break China with smartphones Nokia to break China with smartphones

    Nokia is pinning its hopes on developing its smartphone market in China, releasing its first design in the country this week (27 March). The Lumia 800C is designed to run on CDMA networks in China and will be supported by one of the three major state-owned carriers, China Telecom. Stephen Elop, N...

  • Dell halts smartphone offerings in US Dell halts smartphone offerings in US

    Dell has stopped selling its smartphones in the US, claiming that a change in its mobile strategy is behind the action. A spokesman from the firm stated: “Mobility products have shorter lifecycles than laptops and desktops.” PC World reported that the last Venue and Venue Pro smartphon...

  • Microsoft targets Chinese smartphone market Microsoft targets Chinese smartphone market

    Microsoft's latest move in its smartphone division appears to be to target the burgeoning Chinese market. The technology giant has unveiled its localised Windows Phone 7.5 operating system for China, displaying handsets from both Nokia and HTC with the OS installed. The unveiling took place ...

  • Windows Phones start to gain ground in UK Windows Phones start to gain ground in UK

    The partnership between Nokia and Microsoft appears to be paying off as sales of Windows Phones in the UK have edged ahead of those of Symbian devices for the first time. Figures from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech revealed that the Nokia Lumia 800 accounted for 87 per cent of Windows Phone 7 (WP7) sale...

  • iPhone app proves popular with photographers iPhone app proves popular with photographers

    An iPhone app designed to adjust images taken with the device has proven incredibly popular with people from all walks of life. Instagram has been free up until recently and around 27 million people are thought to have taken advantage of its service, which also allows users to upload and share thei...

  • Smartphone owners call for larger screens Smartphone owners call for larger screens

    Smartphone owners are keen to have larger screens on their smartphones, recent research has revealed. The Strategy Analytics Wireless Device Lab report revealed that the preferred screen size is between four and 4.5 inches. However, this only counts if the device itself also remains thin. But the ...

  • Smartphone device launched to manage diabetes Smartphone device launched to manage diabetes

    A new smartphone device has been launched to help diabetics to manage their condition and check their blood sugar levels. The glucose monitor, which can attach to the Apple iPhone or iPod touch, is called the iBGStar and comes with a Diabetes Manager App that allow people to store, track and analys...

  • Smartphones account for rise in burglary claims Smartphones account for rise in burglary claims

    Recent research has revealed that home theft claims have risen over the past two years, with expensive smartphone devices partly to blame. Conducted by the Co-operative Insurance, the study found that home theft claims cost £225 more than they did two years ago. Indeed, there was an eight per...

  • Smartphones play important role in office life Smartphones play important role in office life

    Smartphones are playing an increasingly important role in office life for many people, as work life is forced to become more and more flexible. A recent study of 1,000 workers from a diverse range of job functions revealed a tendency for workers today to see multi-tasking as a way of life, with a m...

  • Ofcom to tackle mobile phone bills Ofcom to tackle mobile phone bills

    Ofcom has announced an action plan designed to tackle the problem of surprisingly high mobile phone bills. The regulator is launching the plan in the wake of a review into the problem of 'bill shock', which leaves many customers on mobile phone contractors shocked by their high charges. ...