Archive for Telecoms News

  • Mobile phone insurers urged to take on home insurance Mobile phone insurers urged to take on home insurance

    Many consumers still view mobile phone insurance as superfluous if they have home content insurance. However, industry group Defaqto is encouraging the market to highlight the benefits in taking out both. According to research conducted by the independent company, around 25 per cent of all mobile p...

  • Mobile devices help with Christmas shopping Mobile devices help with Christmas shopping

    With less than a week to go before Christmas day, the race is on to finish the shopping in time. To help in this task, it appears that many individuals are starting to use mobile devices and smartphones to make purchases. Research conducted by Ofcom revealed that more and more consumers are opting ...

  • Panasonic rejoins smartphone market Panasonic rejoins smartphone market

    Technology firm Panasonic is set to rejoin the smartphone market, with the launch of its first global smartphone in March of next year. Very few specifications of the device were confirmed, but it was announced that it will feature a 4.3 inch OLED screen and will be waterproof and dustproof. In add...

  • Teenagers more likely to miss mobiles than TV Teenagers more likely to miss mobiles than TV

    Teenagers appear to be more likely to miss their mobile phone than their televisions, according to recent research. Conducted by Ofcom, the survey found that 28 per cent of teenagers would miss their mobile phone most, while just 18 per cent would miss watching television. The internet was also a p...

  • Nokia struggles to keep up in smartphone market Nokia struggles to keep up in smartphone market

    Nokia appears to be struggling to keep up with its big name rivals such as Apple and Samsung as its latest financial figures reveal a loss for the third quarter of the year. The data showed that net sales totalled €8.98 billion, which is a 13 per cent drop year-on-year. It also made a group op...

  • Online traffic from smartphones on the rise Online traffic from smartphones on the rise

    Online traffic from smartphones and even tablets is starting to increase, according to the latest research from comScore. The study found that the share of non-computer traffic for the US in August stood at 6.8 per cent. Around two thirds of this came from mobile phones, with the remainder accounte...

  • Almost a third of adults own smartphones Almost a third of adults own smartphones

    Almost a third of adults in the UK own a smartphone, according to the latest figures from Ofcom. The Communications Market Report for 2011 revealed that 27 per cent of adults own a smartphone, along with 47 per cent of teenagers. However, the increasing level of ownership has resulted in a substant...

  • Brits using smartphones for ecommerce Brits using smartphones for ecommerce

    Smartphones are being used by Britons to participate in ecommerce, either to buy a product or just to research it. This is according to the latest data from the MEF’s Global Consumer Survey. The group, which provides a global community for mobile content and commerce, found that 91 per cent o...

  • Smartphone popularity to increase with unlimited data? Smartphone popularity to increase with unlimited data?

    Smartphones could become increasingly popular this summer as T-Mobile launches its unlimited data plan. The mobile phone network is offering customers the chance to receive unlimited internet access through their mobiles or smartphones for the duration of their plan if they sign up between today (1...

  • myTouch 4G claims most advanced smartphone camera myTouch 4G claims most advanced smartphone camera

    The myTouch 4G claims to boast the “most advanced camera of any smartphone”. It’s creator, T-Mobile USA, highlighted the 4G Slide’s backside illuminated sensor, premium digital camera features and zero shutter lag. The illuminated sensor means that the camera will perform we...