Nokia’s new Windows Phones expected to be Europe-only for this year
Tomorrow, Nokia will finally unveil its first Windows Phone handsets at its Nokia World conference in London. It’s a big day for the company, which has effectively staked its future on its Microsoft partnership helping...
October 25, 2011
Google’s Android gets Ice Cream Sandwich update and Galaxy Nexus smartphone
It was a big day for the smartphone space yesterday, with Apple's financials, BlackBerry's next-gen OS and Google's Android update. The next version of Android - 4.0 - is codenamed Ice Cream Sandwich, and will run across...
October 19, 2011
New Windows Phone Mango handsets from HTC
Microsoft is making strenuous efforts to pitch its Windows Phone smartphone OS as a viable competitor for iPhone and Android, with much attention focused on its upcoming Windows Phone Mango software update, and handsets from...
September 2, 2011
More smartphones being sold in the US than feature phones
55% of new phones bought in the last three months in the US were smartphones - the first quarter in which they have been ahead of traditional 'feature phones'. That's according to research by Nielsen, which has also published...
July 1, 2011
Vevo launches Windows Phone 7 app
Music videos service Vevo has launched on another mobile platform: Microsoft's Windows Phone 7. As with other apps on the OS, it fits in with Microsoft's visual aesthetic for its smartphones.
July 1, 2011
64% of iPhone users are watching mobile video
A new study by Futuresource has put numbers to the growing interest in watching videos on smartphones. The topline stats: 64% of iPhone users do it, but only 32% of other smartphone users do. This is based on a survey of...
June 30, 2011
Analyst claims mobile apps will generate $14.1bn in 2012
Another day, another meaty analyst prediction for the booming mobile apps market. This time it's Canalys providing its forecasts, claiming that mobile apps will make $7.3 billion in revenues this year from downloads, in-app...
June 30, 2011
Nokia falling fast in smartphone wars, but inks patent deal with Apple
There is good and bad news for Nokia this morning. First, the bad: analyst Nomura expects Nokia to lose its crown as the world's biggest smartphone maker this quarter - a position it has held since 1996. In fact, Nomura thinks...
June 14, 2011
Global smartphone market to grow by 55% in 2011 says IDC
Analyst firm IDC has published its latest smartphone predictions, claiming that manufacturers will ship 472 million of them in 2011 - up 55% on last year's 305 million. IDC expects this to continue to grow too ...
June 13, 2011
Gartner publishes stats on global smartphone sales in Q1 2011
427.8 million mobile phones were sold around the world in the first quarter of this year, with 100.8 million of them being smartphones. That's according to analyst firm Gartner's latest figures.
May 20, 2011
A blizzard of stats on the mobile phone market
Want more mobile numbers? You got 'em! IDC has published its smartphone market share stats for Q1 2011, saying that 99.6 million devices were shipped during the quarter...
May 9, 2011
Android took 35% share of new smartphone shipments in Q1 2011
Now that all the mobile handset makers have announced their latest quarterly financials, analysts are picking through the figures to make wider judgements. Canalys is the latest, reporting that 101 million smartphones were...
May 5, 2011