Archive for April, 2012

  • O2 launches money transfer app O2 launches money transfer app

    O2 has launched an app designed for transferring money via the use of text messages. The service effectively 'digitises' the user's credit or debit cards to make it easier to make purchases online or in a high street store. But as well as using the new text message technique, the app...

  • HTC-Facebook project rumoured HTC-Facebook project rumoured

    A joint project between HTC and Facebook looks to be back on the cards as the firms are rumoured to be launching a jointly-developed smartphone. The phone is thought to provide its own platform exclusive to Facebook, rather than earlier HTC models, which just featured Facebook integration. DigiTime...

  • Chinese smartphone manufacturer predicts strong sales Chinese smartphone manufacturer predicts strong sales

    ZTE Corp, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer, could be shipping as many as 100 million handsets a year by 2015. The firm sold around 15 million smartphones last year after launching its operations around ten years ago with a range of basic models sold in Africa. This year, it is already hoping to ...

  • Nokia sees profits plummet Nokia sees profits plummet

    Nokia has seen its sales plunge in the first quarter of the year as the market continues to adapt to the new line-up of handsets on offer. The firm reported that it had lost €929 million in the first three months of 2012 as sales plunged by 29 per cent. The loss is in contrast to the €34...

  • Smartphone debt warning issued Smartphone debt warning issued

    A charity has issued a warning regarding the increasing levels of debt people are getting into through their smartphone contracts. The Money Advice Trust has noted that its National Debtline has seen a significant increase in the number of calls received from people with debts incurred through thei...

  • Facebook pays $1bn for smartphone app Facebook pays $1bn for smartphone app

    Social networking site Facebook has paid $1 billion for smartphone app Instagram, it has been revealed. Instagram is an app that allows users to easily make adjustments to the pictures they take with their smartphones, improving the appearance of the photographs or giving them a retro appeal. At th...

  • Google Currents launched in UK Google Currents launched in UK

    Google's smartphone app Currents has now been launched in the UK, allowing users to access more than 180 different publications through their phone. At the moment, Flipboard is the market-leading app that allows users to browse different magazines and digital content. Google will be hoping tha...

  • Shares in Nokia plunge Shares in Nokia plunge

    A shock warning of losses has prompted a plunge in Nokia shares, it has been revealed. The Finnish firm's shares dropped 17 per cent after it announced to investors that it is expected to make a loss in the first half of the year due to poor sales in India, the Middle East, Africa and China. ...

  • Android powers 'over half' of smartphones Android powers 'over half' of smartphones

    Over half of all smartphones in the US are powered by Google's Android operating system, recent figures have revealed. The data, compiled by comScore, found that between November 2011 and February 2012 the use of the Android platform rose from 46.9 per cent to 50.1 per cent. Meanwhile, RIM�...

  • Razr Maxx to launch in May Razr Maxx to launch in May

    A May launch has been set for the new smartphone from Motorola, the Razr Maxx, in the UK and Europe. The device was revealed earlier this year and features nearly twice the battery capacity of the original Razr, delivering 17.6 hours of talk time. However, the boost in battery power has been achi...