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  • Mozilla launches Firefox OS smartphones Mozilla launches Firefox OS smartphones

    Mozilla has launched the first of two smartphones that will run on the Firefox operating system. Details about the phone had been announced at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona earlier this year and buzz has been building in the industry since then. The initial release is in Spain only...

  • Blackberry shares take nosedive Blackberry shares take nosedive

    Shares in Blackberry have seen a huge drop in value since the firm confirmed that it experienced a significant loss in the three months to 1 June this year. The smartphone manufacturer reported losses of $84 million (£55 million), which was substantially better than the $518 million loss reco...

  • China's Huawei to launch first smartphone China's Huawei to launch first smartphone

    Huawei, China's telecoms giant, has launched its first smartphone today. The Ascend P6 is expected to be unveiled this afternoon and will make its debut in London. However, a leak has meant that a few details are already known. ICTech has published a handful of photographs showing an ultra-sl...

  • Apple launches OS redesign Apple launches OS redesign

    Apple has announced a major redesign of its mobile devices' operating systems in the form of iOS7. The system is the first redesign to have been overseen by Apple's design chief Jony Ive and takes a step away from skeuomorphism – the use of real-world inspired textures and artefacts...

  • Dim smartphone lights for better sleep, research suggests Dim smartphone lights for better sleep, research suggests

    Recent studies have suggested that dimming the light on a smartphone screen can result in a better night's sleep for those prone to using their phones in bed. Previous studies have suggested that using a smartphone in bed could result in poor sleep, but this latest research, from the Mayo Clin...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...