Smartphones will make up more than half of all mobile phones shipped worldwide by the end of Quarter 1 this year.
Data from the 4th quarter of 2012 shows that smartphones shipments hit a record high of 44% of the overall mobile phone market of 472 million. With smartphone numbers growing by almost 40% year on year every quarter, while shipments of feature phones dropped by around 20% in the same period, this would put smartphones ahead of feature phones shipments (at 286 million vs. 211 million) during the first quarter of 2013.
The International Data Corporation’s (IDC) today released its Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report for Q2 of 2012. The report shows the breakdown of smartphone operating systems (OS) in all handset worldwide shipments over the months April, May and June, covering Android, iOS, BlackBerry OS, Symbian, Windows 7/Windows mobile and Linux. Continue reading →
Vodafone UK have released a new phone to the Pay As You Go market; the Smart II. At £70, this makes it one of the cheapest smartphones on the market today and is aimed at those who use mainly smartphones for social networking. Continue reading →
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. Continue reading →
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 several mobile networks, such as Deutsche Telekom, Etisalat, Smart, Sprint, Telecom Italia, Telefónica and Telenor. Continue reading →
At an event in Los Angeles on Monday night, Steve Ballmer, Microsoft’s chief executive, unveiled its new tablet called the Surface. The new device will come in two versions, an ARM-powered version running Windows RT and a Intel-based alternative with Windows 8 Pro. Continue reading →
Adam Phones Ltd is pleased to announce today that it has been accredited by AboveNet Communications as a Gold Partner. This new partnership enables Adam Phones to extend AboveNet’s broad range of high bandwidth connectivity solutions to clients at nearly 400 locations across London. As a Tier 1 carrier providing dedicated private optical circuits to businesses predominately in the finance and media sectors, AboveNet’s proposition is at the centre of Adam Phones desire to deliver high capacity, scalable and cost effective network solutions to its ever growing client base.
Adam Phones have been quietly revolutionising the way people are connected for over 23 years and is delighted that this new partnership with AboveNet continues to amplify its uncompromising approach to fusing leading connectivity products with a meticulous approach to service.
Abovenet’s Press Release at Reuters can be found here.