Phone operators push for better speed on mobile phones

Phone operators push for better speed on mobile phones
The biggest three mobile phone operators in Australia are urging the government to give them early access to faster wireless broadband in a new tussle. Each mobile firm is seeking a deal with Canberra to bring forward the release of spectrum that will allow people to download much quicker using their phones. Subscribers would benefit as it would add capacity and enable the launch of…

Smartphone sales boost Samsung profit surge

Smartphone sales boost Samsung profit surge
Samsung has said that it expects its profits for the second three months of the year to surge 79 per cent and points to smartphone sales as one of the main reasons. The company has forecast an operating profit in the region of 6.7 trillion won (£3.8 billion) for the second quarter, which represents its highest quarterly profit since 2008. This is at odds with…

HTC adjudged to not have infringed Apple’s patents

HTC adjudged to not have infringed Apple’s patents
HTC has claimed an important legal victory over Apple in their long-running patent dispute as a High Court in London has ruled in its favour. The judge ruled that HTC had not infringed four technologies that Apple had claimed as its own including its slide-to-unlock feature. He said that the feature was an "obvious" development in the light of similar technology seen on an earlier…

Mobile phone recycling: Telstra ‘risking customer growth’ with price hikes

Mobile phone recycling: Telstra ‘risking customer growth’ with price hikes
Telstra is risking alienating its current customer base and putting off others from joining the firm with its recent price hike, according to analysts. The mobile phone operator announced it would be significantly increasing the cost of mobile phone contracts with tariffs on the up. Entry-level Telstra smartphone plans will now start at $60 - up from $49 - while it has cut its data…

Telstra increases mobile phone contract rates

Telstra increases mobile phone contract rates
Telstra has announced that it has abandoned plans it had offered for new mobile phone contracts over the last 12 months, choosing instead to introduce a new billing scheme. The cost of making a call has jumped ten per cent from 90c to 99c a minute, while connection fees have also gone up by 5c. Because mobile phone calls are billed by the minute, leaving…

Sell my mobile: Judge bans Samsung Galaxy Nexus in US

Sell my mobile: Judge bans Samsung Galaxy Nexus in US
A US judge has surprisingly once again granted Apple's request for a pre-trial injunction against the sale of Samsung's Galaxy Nexus mobile phone. This represents the second major legal victory against Samsung in less than a week after US District Court judge Lucy Koh banned the sales of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 while litigation is resolved between the two firms. What makes these two rulings…

Mobile phone recycling: There will never be one ‘winning’ mobile platform

Mobile phone recycling: There will never be one ‘winning’ mobile platform
There are a huge number of mobile phone operating systems and manufacturers that people can choose from. Consumers have such a wide variety to decide between that it is difficult to ascertain which phones are definitively the most popular. Google Android is currently the most used operating system, while Apple's iOS is also very strong and Microsoft has high hopes for the integration of its…