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…

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…