Mobile carriers in Europe have started building stock of the new ‘nano SIM’ amid expectations it will be used in the next generation of Apple iPhone, the Financial Times reports. While Apple has yet to give any details of the new device, the new SIM card design was recently approved by the European Telecommuncations Standards [...]
Communications regulator Ofcom has awarded a contract worth £238,100 to broadband performance company SamKnows Ltd, to carry out research on mobile broadband performance in the UK. The aim of the research, which will be conducted between Autumn 2012 and Spring 2015, is to obtain a greater understanding of the performance of mobile broadband services delivered [...]
In preparation to the development of the 4G network, Vodafone and Three have announced plans to share their networks in 2,000 plus sites over Ireland. This follows a similar announcement that O2 and Vodafone will merge in the same way in the UK.
BlackBerry Protect is a service that RIM tightly integrates into BlackBerry 7 handsets. They pushed out a new update for BlackBerry smartphones bringing it to v18.104.22.168. This update brings improvements and fixes including: Support for backing up additional databases like password keeper and Wi-Fi network profiles Improvements to backup and restore feature Enhancements to application deletion protection Ability to [...]
The European Union says it will force incumbent telcos to open up their networks to competitors on a like-for-like basis in a bid to improve competition. The move could potentially lead to BT being forced to give competitors access to its so-called “dark fibre”, according to industry experts.
Research In Motion announced on Saturday that BlackBerry App World had passed the 3 billion downloads landmark since its launch in April 2009. This only counts the apps downloaded directly from the store to handsets or PlayBooks, and not those downloaded from the web, 3rd party app stores or pushed down internally by companies.
Describing MeeGo as “something Wonderful”, news for MeeGo fans came when it was reported that ex-Nokia engineers are banding together to build MeeGo-based smartphones. The new company is called Jolla and is led by Chief Operating Officer Marc Dillon, who was the principal engineer for MeeGo/Maemo since 2006.
O2 UK have brought out a solution to those customers who experience a low network signal, the O2 Boostbox. The device, which is released today, acts as a miniature 3G mobile cell tower within either the customer’s home or at their work. Similar to Vodafone Sure Signal, the Boostbox connects to the O2 network via [...]
UK communications regulator Ofcom has proposed control on the wholesale prices charged by BT for products using leased telecoms lines. The proposed controls come after Ofcom concluded that BT had significant market power in a number of wholesale leased line services, and that charge controls should be imposed in the relevant markets to protect purchasers [...]
Mozilla has for a while been working on a project called Boot to Gecko which focussed on HTML5 in order to enable app developers and designers to only have to create one program to run across several platforms. From this project has come a new OS for mobile phones, Firefox and has attracted backing from [...]