Sell my mobile: Australians to benefit from cheaper mobile phone calls

Sell my mobile: Australians to benefit from cheaper mobile phone calls
Australians thinking of travelling to Europe from July onwards will be able to enjoy cheaper mobile phone calls. Regulations to make using a mobile device in the EU significantly cheaper have been passed by the European Parliament. The plan was initially proposed back in March and now European representatives have passed the motion by a huge majority. From July, using mobile data in Europe will…

Optus to appeal to High Court in mobile phone highlights row

Optus to appeal to High Court in mobile phone highlights row
Optus has confirmed it will take its fight over showing sports highlights on mobile phones to the High Court. It will appeal a Federal Court ruling that effectively ended the firm's TV Now service for mobile phone customers that allows them to watch recorded programs on their devices. Optus has been embroiled in litigation with Telstra, the NRL and AFL since February over whether its…

Mobile phone recycling: Optus profits boosted by mobile phone revenue

Mobile phone recycling: Optus profits boosted by mobile phone revenue
Optus has announced a rise in annual net profits by 1.5 per cent to $787 million despite increased competition from its rivals, regulatory changes and tough economic conditions. In the year to March 31st, the telecommunications firm's operating revenue was up 0.9 per cent to $9.37 billion, helped by mobile phone revenue growth of 1.6 per cent. Optus chief executive Paul O'Sullivan said its revenues…

RIM releases BlackBerry Curve 9320

RIM releases BlackBerry Curve 9320
Research In Motion (RIM) has unveiled the latest model in its low-end smartphone range - the BlackBerry Curve 9320. The firm announced yesterday (May 9th) that its latest mobile phone offering would be looking to tap into the social media market by making connectivity as easy as possible. It will have preloaded apps for Facebook and Twitter, as well as having the new Social Feeds…

The iPhone 5 will be immensely popular

The iPhone 5 will be immensely popular
Those thinking that the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S3 would see swathes of people joining the Android operating system could be mistaken. To great fanfare, the Galaxy device was unveiled at an event last week and Samsung has high hopes it will be as popular as its predecessor - the Galaxy S2. However, BBC News website business editor Tim Weber doubts whether the device…

Recycle mobile phone: Smartphone sales to top 1.7bn by 2017

Recycle mobile phone: Smartphone sales to top 1.7bn by 2017
Research firm Ovum believes the smartphone market will sell 1.7 billion devices by 2017, with a large rise in the number of people purchasing Google Android-operated devices. According to the group's research, smart handsets will outperform the rest of the mobile phone market, growing at a compound annual rate of 24.9 per cent in the period between 2011 and 2017. It expects that by 2017,…

Samsung Galaxy S3 is finally launched

Samsung Galaxy S3 is finally launched
Samsung has unveiled its eagerly anticipated latest flagship smartphone the Galaxy S3. Its predecessor - the Galaxy S2 - was an overwhelming success for the company, having sold more than 20 million units since its release in April 2011. Many analysts claimed the brilliant sales of the device had a large bearing on Samsung overtaking Nokia as the world's leading mobile phone maker. The new…

Samsung ready for Galaxy launch

Samsung ready for Galaxy launch
Samsung is just about ready to put all the rumours and alleged leaks to bed about its latest flagship smartphone when it unveils it at a launch event in London. The new Galaxy SIII is the follow up to the hugely successful mobile phone that has sold 20 million handsets worldwide since its launch in April 2011. Analysts have suggested that its success had a…