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  • Vodafone Onenet user total reaches 10,000

    by PYB James
    British-based telecommunications provider Vodafone has reported that its Onenet service has reached 10,000 users spread over 1,000 business contracts in the UK alone. The service, which streamlines business landlines and employee’s mobiles to make them far more accessible, was launched in 2009. The company aims to spend £1.5 million in Feburary 2011 on marketing and […]
  • Orange To Sponsor UEFA 2012

    by PYB James
    Mobile phone tariff provider Orange will be the official sponsor of the UEFA football tournament in 2012. The tournament is being held in Poland and Ukraine. The sponsorship will provide the French company – who have one of the largest market shares in the UK – with access to promotional material and exclusive mobile coverage […]
  • Britain to send mobile phones into space

    by PYB James
    British scientists are planning to send mobile phone technology into orbit to test its durability and usefulness in the vacuum of space. The Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) at Guildford will be sending an unknown make of phone running the Google-developed Android operating system into space. The mission is dubbed the Surrey Training Research and […]
  • HTC show healthy profits rise for 2010 Q4

    by PYB James
    Taiwanese smartphone developer HTC have reported a 160% profit rise in the financial quarter from October to December 2010 compared to the same period last year, cementing their reputation as a serious contender to Apple’s iPhone and associated devices domination. Net profits rose to $500 million for the period and the company reported a total […]
  • Ten billion app downloads from Apple App store

    by PYB James
    Briton Gail Davis from Orpington in Kent has won an iTunes gift card worth $10,000 (£6,200) for ordering the ten billionth app download from the Apple App Store. Though she is the account holder, the download of the free Paper Glider app was made by her daughter, and when Ms. Davis received a congratulatory phone […]
  • Chinese mobile manufacturer Huawei to push ahead in UK

    by PYB James
    Chinese mobile technology developer Huawei are looking to promote their brand as well as their new line of smart-phones, dubbed the Ideos, in the UK, with a number of marketing strategies and promotional campaigns. The company has previously only worked on development for other operating providers, but their Ideos brand, running Android and designed to […]
  • Motorola to expand in the UK

    by PYB James
    Mobile phone manufacturer Motorola has initiated plans to dramatically step up both marketing and distribution within the UK. Motorola recently launched their Defy smart-phone, a unit that is reportedly selling tens of thousands a week internationally, and are to promote the launch of their new unit, the ATRIX on Orange, to be released in Spring/Summer […]
  • Orange to introduce teen-targeted 10p top-ups

    by PYB James
    Popular UK mobile service provider Orange are to take the landmark decision to introduce much smaller top up minimums of ten pence on Pay-As-You-Go tariffs called Tiny Top Ups, citing economic downturn and a burgeoning youth market as reasons for the move. Many service providers set the minimum top up at £5 to £10 to […]
  • BBC i-Player inundated with requests for repeats

    by PYB James
    The BBC’s online video streaming and catchup service i-Player was swamped with a record number of requests over the Christmas period, with over 145 million requests for television and radio programmes to be repeated and made available online, a nearly 30% rise over the same period last year. The radio coverage of the cricket action […]
  • Verizon iPhone deal could provide massive sales boost

    by PYB James
    The largest mobile phone network in the United States, Verizon, is set to boost sales of the iPhone after it reached a deal with Apple to begin selling the iconic smartphone. The iPhone had previously only been available in the States with the network AT&T, America’s second-biggest carrier, which helped Apple reportedly sell more than […]
  • Nintendo 3DS launch date and games revealed

    by PYB James
    Games console and video games giant Nintendo have announced that their new Nintendo 3DS product will be released for sale in Japan on 26th February with US and European launches expected in May. The initial line-up of games for the machine will include Samurai Warriors: Chronicle, Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition, Ridge Racer 3D […]
  • Firefox now bigger than Internet Explorer in Europe says research

    by PYB James
    Mozilla’s Firefox web browser is now more popular than Microsoft’s Internet Explorer according to statistics published by Irish research company StatCounter. Although the stats were questioned by other sources, the Dublin based researchers’ study on internet use in December showed that Internet Explorer’s market share in Europe is now 37.5 percent, just behind that of […]
  • QR codes for business cards and social media

    by PYB James
    Traditionally thought of as simply a matrix barcode for tagging products, QR codes are now being added to business cards and flyers by web-savvy individuals and companies as they look to increase their digital footprints. QR codes first appeared in Japan in 1994 and are designed for quick response (hence the name QR), allowing their […]
  • Tablet fever at CES 2011 show in Las Vegas

    by PYB James
    If the buzz at the 2011 Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas over the last few days has been anything to go by, 2011 will be the year of the tablet. A massive range of new devices were on display as manufacturers look set to flood the market, which has so far been dominated by […]
  • TV manufacturers Vizio to enter smartphone and tablet market

    by PYB James
    US manufacturers Vizio, best known for their production of affordable cutting edge television technology, look set to enter the smartphone and tablet marketplace with new products to be launched this week ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Vizio describe themselves as ‘America’s number one LCD HDTV company’ and having built up their […]
  • Will Google Chrome OS affect laptop sales?

    by PYB James
    If you know the answer to that question, then people such as Microsoft, Google and many in the laptop insurance marketplace would just love to hear from you! If you are old enough to remember the 1970s and early 1980s (from a technology viewpoint) you may remember the huge debate at the time about the […]
  • YouTube movie almost complete

    by PYB James
    Scottish director Kevin Mcdonald is putting the final touches to his latest film Life In A Day, created entirely from submitted YouTube clips, to be premièred at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Each clip is a few moments in the life of a YouTube user on the 24th July, 2010. Mcdonald set up a […]
  • Xbox Kinect being developed for PC

    by PYB James
    The Israeli company Primesense, that developed the hi-tech motion sensor chips found in the Xbox 360 peripheral Kinect, is selling a version of the device called the Primesensor that works with personal computers, as well as releasing the accompanying software as an open-source project, which means that anyone can develop for the device on any […]
  • Apple launch app store for Macs with 1,000 apps

    by PYB James
    Having announced the development in October of last year, Apple launched an applications store for Macintosh computers on Thursday (6th Jan) in a move to try and replicate the massive success the California based company has had with apps for the iPhone and the iPad. Apple want to take the ‘easy-to-use’ and easy to download […]
  • iPhone vs Android

    by PYB James
    If you’ve been looking for iPhone insurance, you may also have seen a lot of press relating to the great iPhone vs Android debate. A recent report*, for example, highlights how in the US, Google’s Android operating system beat Apple’s iOS in U.S. smartphone market share by one percentage point. So, what is it all […]

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