Recycle mobile phone: iPad and Kindle Fire not ready to overtake laptops

Recycle mobile phone: iPad and Kindle Fire not ready to overtake laptops
Despite taking all the headlines late in 2011 and earlier this year with the launch of both Amazon's Kindle Fire and Apple's latest iPad, the devices' popularity do not match up with laptops just yet. One in three respondents in an ongoing tracking study conducted by ABI Research said they plan on purchasing a laptop computer in the first half of 2012. This compares to…

Nokia and Microsoft can ‘make partnership work’

Nokia and Microsoft can ‘make partnership work’
Nokia took a huge gamble last year to abandon its own operating system (OS) Symbian in favour of moving forward with Microsoft's Windows Phone.It hasn't immediately provided rewards for the Finnish company as it has continued to struggle to deal with the increasing power of the likes of Samsung, Apple and HTC.Nokia was even usurped at the top of the global mobile phone shipments market…

Mobile phone use taking over home handsets

Mobile phone use taking over home handsets
The meteoric rise in the popularity of mobile phones throughout the world has seen the number of people using landlines lessen to a great extent.Latest findings from the Roy Morgan Research Single Source Survey found that as of December last year 88 per cent of Australians owned a mobile phone.This compares to 80 per cent of the population who have a home phone connection in…

Sell my mobile: Voice over Internet Protocol could spell end to landlines

Sell my mobile: Voice over Internet Protocol could spell end to landlines
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology that includes the likes of Apple's Siri software could sound the death knell for landlines when it is made more accessible to mobile phone users.It is currently used in social networking and new generations of smartphones, which have easily downloadable apps that people can use on Wi-Fi.However, chief technology officer of Timico and council member of the Internet Telephony…

Sell my mobile: Telstra to launch 4G Windows mobile

Sell my mobile: Telstra to launch 4G Windows mobile
Microsoft has been soaking up far less of the smartphone market share than rivals Apple and Google, but the firm is still innovating in the mobile space.According to WPDownUnder, the new HTC Titan II 4G, which is powered by the Windows 7 operating system, will soon be released by Telstra.The website claims to have seen a catalogue from Telstra - Let's Connect No #9 -…

Samsung ‘overtakes’ Nokia in mobile phone shipments

Samsung ‘overtakes’ Nokia in mobile phone shipments
Samsung has overtaken Nokia to become the world's largest manufacturer of mobile phones, research firm Strategy Analytics has confirmed.A number of analysts had announced earlier this month that they believed the first quarter figures would show that Samsung had sold appreciably more handsets that their Finnish rival.Nokia had been sitting at top spot since 1998 after overtaking Motorola, however its 83 million shipments in the…

Sell my phone: Melbourne underground could go mobile

Sell my phone: Melbourne underground could go mobile
Melbourne's Underground Rail Loop could soon boast mobile phone coverage - if public demands are heeded, that is.According to new research from the Tourism and Transport Forum (TTF), improving communications coverage on the network would make commuters' lives easier by boosting the travel experience.Commuters in Sydney will be able to use their mobile phones on the city's underground network as soon as June this year,…

Sell my mobile: 4G to take off in Australia

Sell my mobile: 4G to take off in Australia
4G LTE promises to revolutionize the way Aussies use their mobile phones.The technology provides cutting-edge handsets with lightning-fast internet connectivity and could be one of the key reasons people sell their old mobiles and upgrade.Widely tested already, the technology is expected to go mainstream in the next few years and, according to a new report from Telsyte, there will be seven million 4G-ready devices on…