September 26, 2011

Huawei Honor smartphone unveiled

by Darren Allan

Huawei has big plans in the smartphone sphere. Previously it has manufactured phones which have been sold in the UK, but under carrier brands. This year, however, it intends to bring out its own Huawei handsets, the first of which is the Blaze, due to appear at the end of this week. One phone alone […]

September 13, 2011

Orange to bring Samsung Wave 578 to UK

by Darren Allan

Orange has announced that it’s bringing the Samsung Wave 578 smartphone to the UK by placing the handset up on its “coming soon” page. We first heard about the Wave 578 at the start of the year, although the European release was pegged at May. It was also uncertain whether it would be coming to […]

September 21, 2010

1 in 5 LTE subscribers will be on 4G LTE netbooks and tablets come 2015

by Darren Allan

A new report from Juniper Research suggests that as many as 20% of LTE subscribers will be surfing on 4G LTE netbooks or tablets in 2015. LTE mobile broadband, with its reduced latency and increased bandwidth, will obviously be an ideal proposition for new upgraded devices such as slates and netbooks, or handhelds and digital […]

September 14, 2010

New Ovi Maps unveiled at Nokia World 2010

by Darren Allan

Nokia has predictably had plenty to show off at its Nokia World 2010 conference this week. The launch of a triplet of new Symbian^3 smartphones, for starters, including the business oriented Qwerty slider the Nokia E7, plus two social networking oriented handsets, the C7 and C6. The company also unveiled a new version of Ovi […]

September 7, 2010

UK councils save £230m with smartphone apps

by Darren Allan

Here’s an interesting one – councils around the UK have actually managed to save money, and quite a lot of it, via the medium of the smartphone. According to the Local Government Association, the clever use of the latest mobile technology in the everyday running of council operations saved a hefty £230 million in 2009. […]

August 11, 2010

First SMS trojan hits Android smartphones

by Darren Allan

Security firm Kaspersky has spotted the first SMS trojan to hit the Android platform, owners of the Google OS powered phones should be aware. The trojan comes in the form of a fake media player. Once installed on a handset, it surreptitiously sends text messages to premium rate numbers, piling up the charges on your […]

July 2, 2010

Apple iPhone 4 sells out everywhere

by Darren Allan

Despite niggles with the smartphone’s antenna, which Apple claims is merely a software glitch, the new iPhone has been selling very strongly. According to the company’s initial figures, it shifted 1.7 million units in the first three days, quite a mind boggling figure. Analysts had guessed the quantity sold would be more in the order […]

June 16, 2010

Consumer poll says OS most important facet of smartphone

by Darren Allan

A poll conducted by has revealed that UK consumers believe that the operating system, not the hardware or price, is the most important feature of a smartphone. So OS 4.0 could be the biggest reason why folks are leaping to snap up Apple’s new iPhone 4 on pre-order. OS 4.0 contains a whole slew […]

June 10, 2010

iPhone 4 display exaggeration?

by Darren Allan

This week was, of course, the launch of the iPhone 4, which will be on sale in the UK on June 24th via all the major operators. The latest turkey to be talked is about the new iPhone’s enhanced display. If you watched Steve Jobs doing his spiel at WWDC on Monday, you may recall […]

April 16, 2010

Nokia N8 smartphone launch delayed

by Darren Allan

Nokia’s N8 has caused quite a stir recently, due to the rather chunky and impressive spec the phone is rumoured to carry. But those keenly awaiting the next big thing from Nokia best brace themselves for a disappointment on the launch schedule front, if the grapevine is to be believed. It was hoped the N8 […]