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.
Sales of smart devices such as smartphones and tablets are poised to pass the one billion mark in 2013, as the consumerisation trend hits businesses with an “unstoppable force” according to a recent survey. Continue reading →
After our news post on Wednesday, it has emerged that an invite has been received by members of the press to a joint Nokia and Windows media event in New York on 5th September. The event also coincides with the opening of Nokia World, Nokia’s major showcase in Helsinki. Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
According to a report published this week by security vendor Trend Micro, BlackBerry 7 was rated the most secure OS on the market, with Apple’s iOS trailing in second place. Windows Phone 7.5 managed to stay ahead of Android 2.3, which ranked last overall.
The report concluded that the corporate-grade security and manageability of BlackBerry made it the best option for the most stringent mobile roles, especially within a corporate environment. Continue reading →
Microsoft and Nokia have announced an alliance whereby Microsoft will produce business-grade applications for mobile productivity.
The agreement aims to take mobiles to the next level for professionals. Microsoft Office Mobile is one major software package that will arrive as well as Microsoft Business Communication software to Nokia’s Symbian mobiles. Continue reading →
Mozilla has released their second alpha milestone of the mobile version of Firefox, codenamed Fennec, on the Windows Mobile 6 platform. This release is provided for testing purposes only and is intended to:
get wider feedback on Mozilla’s approach to the user experience;
engage Mozilla community teams, including localizers, and testers;
get feedback from Web developers;
encourage add-on developers to port existing add-ons and invent new ones for mobile. Continue reading →