Aussie Apple iPhones get turn-by-turn navigation

Aussie Apple iPhones get turn-by-turn navigation
Aussie Apple iPhone owners who have upgraded to iOS 6 will finally be able to utilise turn-by-turn navigation, a feature previously unavailable in the country.The American manufacturer released its latest operating system on September 19th, allowing those with iPhone devices to upgrade and benefit from improved performance and added features.Apple's newest mobile phone, the iPhone 5, was released on September 21st with the software pre-loaded.One…

BlackBerry Messenger update allows free voice calls

BlackBerry Messenger update allows free voice calls
A BlackBerry Messenger 7 (BBM7) update allows users to make free voice calls when they are connected to the internet through Wi-Fi.The service previously only allowed customers to share text messages and pictures, so this added functionally may help to boost the manufacturer's currently-flagging customer base.Research in Motion (RIM), the creator of BlackBerry devices, is currently struggling to compete with technology-market rivals Samsung and Apple.Owners…

Will 4G mobile phones top Aussie Christmas wish lists?

Will 4G mobile phones top Aussie Christmas wish lists?
Telstra believes that 4G mobile phones will be top of many Aussie's wish lists this Christmas, and is offering a range of these devices for different tastes and budgets to keep up with demand.One of the most popular smartphones utilising the new high-speed internet service is the Nokia Lumia 920, a much-anticipated high-end gadget from the Finnish company.This will make a great gift for snap-happy…

HTC confirms Android Jelly Bean update for One X and One S

HTC confirms Android Jelly Bean update for One X and One S
HTC has officially confirmed that HTC One X and One S mobile phone owners will benefit from an Android Jelly Bean update.The devices currently run Ice Cream Sandwich, but users should soon be able to download version 4.1 of the Google operating system and take advantage of improved performance.The Taiwanese manufacturer has not confirmed dates for the roll-out yet, claiming that they want to conduct…

RIM to introduce BlackBerry 10 mobile phones January 30th

RIM to introduce BlackBerry 10 mobile phones January 30th
Research in Motion (RIM) has announced that BlackBerry 10 (BB10) launch events will take place on January 30th, where the operating system and two new mobile phones will be showcased.Thorstein Heins introduced the press to a prototype version of the software at an event in September, and speculation surrounding compatible devices has been rife ever since.Details, pictures and videos have been leaked regarding alleged BB10…

Sony Yuga to feature 5-inch screen?

Sony Yuga to feature 5-inch screen?
Sony's upcoming Yuga phone could usurp the Samsung Galaxy S3 in terms of screen size by boasting a five-inch display.Images of the device, which is also known as the C6603, have appeared online on the Swiss website Android-Schweiz.It is reported that the full-HD display will boast a resolution of 1920 x 1080, and the smartphone will come with Android 4.1.1 on board. A 12MP camera…

Samsung Galaxy S3 is best-selling mobile phone in Q3

Samsung Galaxy S3 is best-selling mobile phone in Q3
The Samsung Galaxy S3 was the world's best-selling mobile phone in quarter three, as the South Korean manufacturer shifted 18 million units in the three-month period.The award-winning device managed to achieve three-times better sales than its closest rival, the Apple iPhone 5, figures from Strategy Analytics show.This is likely to be because the American firm's handset only went on sale in September, while the Samsung…

ZTE to release sizable Windows Phone phablet

ZTE to release sizable Windows Phone phablet
ZTE head of marketing strategy Lu Qian Hao posted an image of two mobile phones on Chinese Twitter equivalent Weibo seemingly showcasing a Windows Phone phablet currently in development.There is speculation that the smartphone-come-tablets will run Windows Phone 8 (WP8), but the casings seem to be adorned with the older Microsoft operating system logo.The devices will apparently have 5.9-inch displays, meaning users will have more…