Mobile Phones

Latest Figures Show Huge Smartphone Growth

It almost goes without saying that the smartphone has been a huge success, but with these new figures from Gartner, it becomes clear just how much of a success they really are. The first quarter figures for 2010 show a world recovering from recession, as sales of mobiles in general have risen by 17% to 314 million global sales, however after isolating the smartphones, we see a jump of 49% over this time last year and a total of 54.3 million sold! This equates to the best performance since 2006. In terms of manufacturer market share, Nokia remain top dog, but […]

Top Ten Mobile Phone News Stories of the Week

Enjoy our roundup of some of the best mobile phone stories that you may have missed this week: 1.  Office 2010 for WinMo6.5! There is life in the old OS yet, especially as the latest version of Microsoft Office 2010 – the mobile version at least – is available as a free download through Windows Marketplace. We’re willing to bet this boosts business sales of 6.5 based handsets, as all of the 2010 editions handle cloud computing and Outlook 2010. 2.  Nokia Remembers the Good Old Days, Wants Them Back. Nokia have put Anssi Vanjoki in charge of a sector of […]

Top Ten Mobile Phone News Stories of the Week

Enjoy our roundup of some of the best mobile phone stories that you may have missed this week: 1.  Freedom is the Right of All LG Phones. LG have announced a starter Android mobile phone called the LG Optimus.  The touchscreen phone has a 3 megapixel camera, DivX/XviD support, a microSD card slot, GPS and 3.5mm headphone socket.  The Optimus has the model number of GT540, which was previously associated with the LG Swift and is out in Europe next month.  ‘Till all are one! 2.  Nokia X2 Debuts, Confuses Everyone. So now we have two phones called the X2.  […]

Top Ten Mobile Phone News Stories of the Week

Enjoy our roundup of some of the best mobile phone stories that you may have missed this week: 1.  Nokia X5 Announced.  Not for Europe Yet. We published a few details on the X5 earlier in the week, not expecting to hear much more for a while, however Nokia have just made the X5 official but at this point it’s only destined for China.  The candybar phone should be coming out there during Q2 and it features a 2.4″ screen, a 5 megapixel camera, video shooting a 30fps and the Symbian S60 operating system. 2.  Watch Out for ZTE. Never […]

Top Ten Mobile Phone News Stories of the Week – 16th April 2010

Enjoy our roundup of some of the best mobile phone stories that you may have missed this week: 1.  First Microsoft Kin Advert Debuts. This week saw Microsoft announce the Kin One and Kin Two and now we can see them in action in their very own TV advert! At least we could if it wasn’t filled with singers, people with bear costumes and others creepy individuals taking pictures under their shirts. The phones? They made an appearance for about three seconds and would be missed if you happened to glance the other way. 2.  UK iPad Release Delayed. It […]

Top Ten Mobile Phone News Stories of the Week

Enjoy our roundup of some of the best mobile phone stories that you may have missed this week: 1.  Palm Planning Second UK Assault? The Palm Pre could hardly be described as a big seller in the UK, but this doesn’t look like it has put Palm off bringing their Pre Plus and Pixi Plus to our shores in the future.  Dates have not been talked about as yet, but the phones have both been approved for sale in the EU, so it could be soon. 2.  Symbian^3 Feature Poll Revealed. Nokia asked readers of its Conversations blog to tell […]

Top Ten Mobile Phone News Stories of the Week

Enjoy our roundup of some of the best mobile phone stories that you may have missed this week: 1.  Another New LG Phone Revealed! Obviously the massive amount of new LG phones spotted this week wasn’t quite enough, as we have another to add to the list.  The GW370 Shannon is a side-slider with a QWERTY keyboard and a touchscreen.  Little else is known at this stage, but this could be the official replacement for the KS360. 2.  HTC Supersonic On Video. This is potentially the next superphone from HTC.  The Supersonic is rumoured to be an Android phone with […]