Galaxy SIII could be out by June

Galaxy SIII could be out by June
People waiting around to sell their mobile phones to fund a splurge on a new handset might want to wait until June as the eagerly-anticipated Samsung Galaxy SIII is set to be released then. Samsung's update to the hugely successful Galaxy SII had been expected to be launched at this month's Mobile World Congress 2012 but the company has confirmed that it will be unveiled at…

NRL and AFL could be on all Aussie mobiles

NRL and AFL could be on all Aussie mobiles
It is thought that Telstra and Vodafone could be looking to follow the lead of Optus and show coverage of the NRL and AFL on their mobile phones if court action against the firm comes to nothing. The Federal Court ruled on Wednesday that Optus was not in breach of the law by providing its phone customers with close-to-live broadcasts via its TV Now service.…

Nokia could find it tough going in Australia

Nokia could find it tough going in Australia
Nokia could struggle to break into new territory in terms of sales with its new Lumia 800 mobile phones that are being released in this country in March, an expert has claimed. Mobility and media analyst at research firm Telsyte Foad Fadaghi told the Sydney Morning Herald that Nokia could find it challenging to break into the Australian smartphone market as people will be more…

New Lumia could have NFC and wireless charging

New Lumia could have NFC and wireless charging
The latest windows-powered mobile phone offering from Nokia in the Lumia series could have Near Field Communications technology, which would allow it to connect to external accessories, and wireless charging. According to Nokia's head of design Marko Ahtisaari, the company is working closely with Microsoft in order to coordinate software details such as tile colour to match its hardware accessories. Nokia has shipped more than…

Samsung launches Galaxy S Advance

Samsung launches Galaxy S Advance
Samsung has announced the launch of its latest smartphone, the Galaxy S Advance, which could inspire a great number of people to try and recycle their mobile phones in order to purchase the latest handset. The new device will be powered by a dual core 1.0 GHz processor and HSPA 14.4 Mbps connectivity. Its curved glass design will enhance handling of the phone and fits…

Lumia 800 to make it to Australia in March

Lumia 800 to make it to Australia in March
Nokia has claimed that it is finally set to release its Windows-powered Lumia 800 in Australia by March, which could see an influx in people looking to sell their mobile phones to get the handset. The Finnish company's smartphone has been out for over a year overseas and Nokia Australia's managing director Chris Carr said interest in the Lumia has been extremely positive. Mr Carr…

AT&T ships record number of smartphones

AT&T ships record number of smartphones
AT&T has reported its figures for the fourth quarter of 2011 which show that the company achieved a record number of smartphone activations, which could be as a result of more people looking to recycle their mobile phones in favour of the devices. The firm reported consolidated revenue of US$32.5 billion ($30.5 billion), up 3.6 per cent or $1.1 billion when compared with the same…

Nokia sales take hit in 2011

Nokia sales take hit in 2011
The world's leading mobile phone manufacturer Nokia has posted deep losses amid slumping handset sales and despite releasing its new line of Windows-based smartphones. Figures for the whole of 2011 found the company had posted a net loss of €1.2 billion ($1.47 billion) which compared to a net profit of €1.8 billion the previous year. The final quarter of the year showed a €1.07 billion…