Apple’s App Store reaches 25 billion downloads

Apple’s App Store reaches 25 billion downloads
Apple has announced that there has been more than 25 billion applications downloaded from its App Store from 315 million iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices worldwide. The App store offers more than 550,000 apps to Apple mobile phone product users in 123 countries around the world. The apps are split into 21 categories including Newsstand, games, business and sports. Bosses at the firm have…

Mobile phone industry shows no sign of slowing down

Mobile phone industry shows no sign of slowing down
The mobile phone industry is growing at an incredible pace and it appears that the market won't be slowing down any time soon, it has been claimed. With 6.6 billion connected mobile phones and global revenues raking in $1.5 trillion in 2011, the mobile phone industry is growing quicker than anyone could have ever imagined. According to new data from the GSM Association, mobile industry…

Firm introduces water-powered charger

Firm introduces water-powered charger
In the constantly evolving world of telecommunications people want to be able to use their smart mobile phones at all times but the battery power of devices is not always able to keep up. As a result, the launch of a new portable battery charger that can be powered by water is likely to be music to the ears of mobile phone users across the…

Budget Windows Phone announced by Nokia

Budget Windows Phone announced by Nokia
In a bid to claw back some of the support and sales that it lost last year, Nokia has launched its most affordable mobile phone with the Windows Phone 7 operating system. The new Nokia Lumia 610 is aimed at providing all of the Windows Phone 7 functionality of other Lumia models but at a less premium price for consumers. It is targeting a younger…

Vita Group launches mobile phone waterproofing solution

Vita Group launches mobile phone waterproofing solution
Vita Group will soon be offering a mobile phone waterproofing solution to the Australian market as it has become the exclusive distributor of Liquipel's new technology. This is likely to be a welcome boost as research has shown that water damage is the leading cause of mobile phone failure in Australia and affects 82 million devices each year worldwide. Liquipel announced the licensing agreement with…

Nokia is biggest Windows Phone vendor in Q4

Nokia is biggest Windows Phone vendor in Q4
By shipping 900,000 Windows Phones in the fourth quarter of 2011, Nokia managed to become the world's number one Microsoft smartphone vendor, it has been claimed. Latest research from Strategy Analytics has shown that Microsoft smart mobile phone shipments grew 36 per cent sequentially to reach 2.7 million units in the fourth quarter of 2011. Associate director at Strategy Analytics Alex Spektor said Nokia overtook…

LG launches quad-core smart mobile phone at MWC

LG launches quad-core smart mobile phone at MWC
This week's Mobile World Congress is likely to see the launch of several new mobile phones into the already crowded market and LG has announced it has launched its new quad-core Optimus 4X. The 4X is the firm's first quad-core processor powered smartphone and will combine NVIDIA's latest 1.5 GHz Tegra 3 with True HD IPS display to deliver high-speed PC-like performance in the palm…

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…