tag: iphone

Can Android’s rising tide lift Motorola?

Android’s march towards market dominance continues apace with reports from ABI Research that the collective share of the smartphone market held by Android-based phones has increased from 4 percent to 24 percent in the past year.

Vodafone UK launches enterprise smartphone offering

Vodafone UK has launched an enterprise smartphone service allowing corporate customers to manage and secure their data over a range of high end devices. The service, dubbed Smarthphone Professional, uses a solution from mobile security firm Good Technologies, which aims to provide security across a variety of devices at the kind of level that has made RIM’s Blackberry solution so popular with enterprise customers.

Smartphone traffic to grow 700% in five years

Smartphone use accounts for 65 per cent of all mobile cellular traffic worldwide, despite smartphone penetration running at just 13 per cent, according to research released today from Informa Telecoms & Media. Usage is set to increase exponentially over the next five years, Informa found, with average traffic per smartphone user increasing by 700 per cent by 2015.

Apple breaks into top five handset vendor rankings

Strong sales of Apple’s iPhone during the third quarter have propelled the Californian vendor to fourth place in the global handset vendor rankings, according to data from IDC. While Apple has had a strong position in the smartphone segment since the launch of the first iPhone, this is the first time that it has made the top five in terms of overall shipments.

HTC calls for Apple ban

Taiwanese handset vendor HTC, the first company to release an Android handset, has taken legal action against Apple for patent infringement, filing a complaint with the US International Trade Commission, asking it to “halt the importation and sale of the iPhone, iPad and iPod in the United States.”

Apple buys mobile search firm

Apple added another string to its bow this week with the acquisition of a mobile search service which pitches itself as a “virtual digital assistant”.

Apple profits up 90 per cent

The iPhone continues to reap significant rewards for Apple, with the Californian firm posting fiscal Q2 results on Tuesday that saw profits leap by 90 per cent year on year to $3.07bn.

Apple thwarts location-based advertising

Apple will prevent third party developers from using its iPhone platform to enable location based advertising, in a move which is perhaps designed to protect its own future plans in the mobile ad space.

iPhone comes to the UK masses

Mobile carrier Vodafone UK will begin selling the Apple iPhone on January 14, making it the third carrier out of the big five to offer the device.

Tesco iPhone undercuts on price

UK supermarket Tesco began selling the Apple iPhone on Monday, at the lowest monthly contract price in the UK market.

iPhone to hit Tesco shelves

iPhone exclusivity is well and truly over, in the UK at least, with the news that supermarket Tesco is to stock the device and might even do so in time for Christmas.

iPhone a winner for mobile advertising

The iPhone’s screen still appears to be the most prominent real estate for mobile advertising according to figures released this week.

O2 UK beefs up its data network

Anticipating increased demand for mobile data services, and perhaps seeking to offset criticism over congestion, O2 UK has announced plans build out 1,500 new network sites in 2010.

Droid may save Motorola

Motorola’s big bet on the Android-powered Droid device may just pay off and help the reinvented company turn its fortunes around.

Apple goes Orange in UK November 10

Californian manufacturer Apple is preparing to unleash its iconic handset on the mass market, with UK mobile carrier Orange set to sell the device from November 10.

AT&T allows cellular VoIP apps on iPhone

US mobile operator AT&T Wireless must be feeling the need to be more open. Not only has it recently enabled MMS on its network, but this week it allowed previously outlawed VoIP apps to run on the iPhone.


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