Archive for April, 2013

  • Nokia launches phone with WhatsApp button Nokia launches phone with WhatsApp button

    Nokia has unveiled the new Asha 201, a phone specifically designed for social media use, with a Qwerty keyboard and an integrated WhatsApp button. The Asha range is designed to be an affordable alternative to the premium Lumia range and is likely to be popular with a younger market keen to keep in ...

  • OFT launches investigation into smartphone apps OFT launches investigation into smartphone apps

    An investigation into smartphone applications advertised as free, which later run up large bills through add-ons, is being launched by the Office of Fair Trading (OFT). Thousands of apps are advertised as free. But in some cases, while they are free to download, people are running up large fees by ...

  • Galaxy Mega smartphone unveiled Galaxy Mega smartphone unveiled

    Samsung has revealed the biggest smartphone to date, its Galaxy Mega handset. The device boasts a 6.3 inch screen, making it perfectly designed for watching videos or for using more than one application at the same time. Samsung's 5.3 inch Galaxy Note handset was the original popular big-scr...

  • Amazon smartphone speculation mounts Amazon smartphone speculation mounts

    Speculation regarding the possible launch of an Amazon smartphone has increased with the company's appointment of an expert in the field. Charlie Kindel has been taken on by the business after his 20-year stint at Microsoft, where he most recently worked on the company's Windows Phone. M...

  • Supply problems see release of HTC One delayed Supply problems see release of HTC One delayed

    The release of the HTC One smartphone is due to be pushed back due to supply chain problems. Reports from the Wall Street Journal suggest that suppliers have started to lose faith in HTC after the telecommunications giant has experienced several years of slow business. An anonymous source informe...

  • Smartphone users checking Facebook '14 times a day' Smartphone users checking Facebook '14 times a day'

    Smartphone users are reportedly checking their Facebook accounts an average of 14 times a day. This is according to recent research conducted by IDC, which has revealed the extent to which smartphones have changed our relationships with social media. The study looked at nearly 7,500 iPhone and And...