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  • Rising sales of tablet devices coming at the expense of conventional netbook PCs will contribute to a low single-digit decline in shipments of hard disk drives (HDDs) for the first quarter of this year, according to new IHS iSuppli research. HDD shipments in the first quarter of 2011 are anticipated to reach 160.9 million units, down 3.9 percent from 167....
    03 Martie 2011/ Continuare
  • Welcome to disruption. 26-year old Amanda Hocking (photo) is the best-selling "indie" writer on the Kindle store, meaning she doesn't have a publishing deal, Novelr says. And she shouldn't. She gets to keep 70% of her book sales -- and she sells around 100,000 copies per month. By comparison, it's usually thought that it takes a few tens of thousands of...
    02 Martie 2011/ Continuare
  • According to new a research report from the analyst firm Berg Insight, 2.0 percent of the mobile network connections worldwide were used for wireless machine-to-machine (M2M) communication at the end of 2010. The number of M2M subscribers increased by 46 percent year-on-year to an estimated 81.4 million. In the next five years, the total number of wireless...
    01 Martie 2011/ Continuare
  • Nokia customers have been surveyed by the company as to what appealed to them about its recent partnership with Microsoft for Windows Phone 7 (WP7). One highly topical option, regarding which OS they preferred, leaned heavily towards keeping Symbian and MeeGo, with little support for WP7.The aim of the research, conducted on Nokia's blog, Nokia...
    28 Februarie 2011/ Continuare
  • Canalys published its final Q4 2010 global country-level smart phone market data, which revealed that Google’s Android has become the leading platform. Shipments of Android-based smart phones reached 32.9 million, while devices running Nokia’s Symbian platform trailed slightly at 31.0 million worldwide. But Nokia did retain its position as the leading...
    28 Februarie 2011/ Continuare
  • Market research firm Infonetics Research (http://twitter.com/infonetics) released its fourth quarter 2010 (4Q10) IMS Equipment and Subscribers market share and forecast report. "Fixed-line network deployments, including those by mobile operators, drove the IMS equipment market in 2010, while equipment spending for mobile services (PoC over IMS, mobile IM,...
    24 Februarie 2011/ Continuare
  • Vodafone today congratulated the winners of the Vodafone-sponsored GSMA mWomen Base of the Pyramid Apps Challenge at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2011. The competition is a key component of the GSMA mWomen Programme and has drawn high quality entries from developers across the world, seeking to provide original mobile solutions targeted at the specific...
    18 Februarie 2011/ Continuare
  • HTC announced what Peter Chou (photo), its CEO, described as "the broadest lineup of phones we have ever announced at one time." The company unveiled five Android smartphones plus its first tablet device, HTC Flyer. Among the updated smartphone portfolio are two devices (pictured) which feature a dedicated, "contextual" Facebook button, which has been...
    16 Februarie 2011/ Continuare
  • HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today announced its first tablet, the HTC FlyerTM. HTC Flyer blends HTC’s trademark design language with an all-new HTC Sense user experience that has been reimagined for the tablets. Using an intuitive and innovative approach to tablets, HTC Flyer combines natural touch and pen interaction. HTC also...
    15 Februarie 2011/ Continuare
  • Fastest mobile operator in South Africa Cell C has partnered with network optimisation specialists AIRCOM International to empower its customers to play a direct role in enhancing user experience. By using AIRCOM’s Customer Experience Monitoring tool, Cell C customers will have the capability to report dropped calls, poor network signal and other issues to...
    15 Februarie 2011/ Continuare

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