Archive for May, 2013

  • New smartphone emerges from ex-Nokia team New smartphone emerges from ex-Nokia team

    A new smartphone has emerged onto the market after a team of ex-Nokia employees founded a company to make use of the abandoned MeeGo project. MeeGo was a smartphone operating system being pursued by Nokia prior to its decision to unite with Microsoft and deliver Windows Phone handsets. It was sat...

  • France ponders smartphone tax France ponders smartphone tax

    The French Government is reportedly considering introducing a tax on the sale of smartphones and tablets. The tax would be one per cent of the sale price of gadgets and would be used to help fund French culture, such as film, music and art. Former chief executive of French pay-TV channel Canal Plu...

  • Children racking up millions in smartphone app charges Children racking up millions in smartphone app charges

    Young people are running up huge bills that their parents are left to pay due to unexpected charges on smartphone and tablet apps. Windows Phone UK commissioned research which found that 28 per cent of parents have been the victim of unexpected costs from their children buying apps or spending extr...

  • Smartphone internet use on the rise Smartphone internet use on the rise

    Research has found that more and more people are turning to their smartphones to conduct research online. Conducted by Telmetrics and xAd, the study found that 46 per cent of respondents use mobile exclusively when researching online. Meanwhile, 50 per cent said that they start their search with a ...