Court allows Apple to continue selling iPads

Court allows Apple to continue selling iPads
A Shanghai court has rejected a request from Proview to prevent Apple selling its iPads in the country in a trademark case. The Shanghai Pudong New Area People's Court denied the injunction and agreed to Apple's request that the trademark infringement case be suspended pending a ruling from another court. Lawyer at Guo Ce Law Office - which is not involved in the Proview-Apple dispute…

Mobile phone companies losing out to social messaging

Mobile phone companies losing out to social messaging
It has emerged that people who prefer to use social messaging services such as BBM and WhatsApp are costing mobile phone companies throughout the world millions. Research conducted by analyst firm Ovum found that the increasing use of IP-based messaging services on smartphones cost mobile phone operators US$13.9 billion ($13 million) last year and a further US$8.7 billion in 2010. Consumer analyst at Ovum and…

Nokia set to unveil cheaper Windows mobile phone

Nokia set to unveil cheaper Windows mobile phone
Nokia will next week unveil a new, cheaper Microsoft Windows mobile phone aimed at targeting a wider market for its new range of smartphones. Cheaper phones are the key for Nokia and Microsoft in their battle to win a larger share of the market, which was depleted in the last year. In addition to the new Lumia 610, Nokia will also unveil a global version…

BlackBerry launches PlayBook OS 2.0

BlackBerry launches PlayBook OS 2.0
People will now be able to download Research In Motion's updated BlackBerry PlayBook, the company has announced. The new software will offer an enhanced tablet experience and allows people to use the PlayBook in many different ways throughout the day be it at work or in your leisure time. People that download this update will be able to get their hands on a number of…

LG unveils 4:3 ratio Optimus Vu:

LG unveils 4:3 ratio Optimus Vu:
LG has unveiled plans to launch one of the most anticipated LTE devices, the Optimus Vu: at this month's Mobile World Congress 2012. The new device will be equipped with LG's advanced LTE and IPS display technology, which helps offer a unique combination of tablet-like viewing with smartphone portability. It will be run on a powerful 1.5 GHz dual-core processor, 32 GM internal memory and…

Australians watching more videos on mobile phones

Australians watching more videos on mobile phones
Australians are watching more than twice as much video content on mobile phones as they were just nine months ago, according to recent research. In the first three months of 2011, people in the country consumed an average of just 35 minutes per month of video on mobile phones. By the final quarter of the year this figure had risen to one hour and 20…

Apple iPhone is world’s most popular smartphone

Apple iPhone is world’s most popular smartphone
Recent figures suggest that Apple's iPhone is the most popular mobile phone in the world. Research compiled by analyst firm Gartner suggests that the iPhone accounted for 23.8 per cent of all smartphones sold during the last quarter of 2011. According to the research group, 149 million smartphones were sold across the globe during the fourth quarter, which took the total to 472 million devices…

Mobile phone towers planned for oval

Mobile phone towers planned for oval
Telstra and Optus will work together on the 30-metre mobile phone tower sandwiched between the Birallee sporting fields in Wodonga, Victoria. The companies say that data usage has doubled in the past year due to the uptake in smartphones and tablets and the towers are necessary to deal with the additional pressure. Telstra Riverina Murray Region general manager Loretta Willaton told the Border Mail that…