Microsoft and RIM could grab enterprise market share by 2017

Microsoft and RIM could grab enterprise market share by 2017
New data compiled by ABI Research has estimated that by 2017 there will be 2.4 billion employees using smartphones. This represents a growth rate of 17 per cent and is nearly three times more smartphones that is currently used by today's corporate world. Currently Android is the dominant leader of the global workforce and this share is expected to grow to 56 per cent by…

Apple seeks ban on 8 Samsung phones

Apple seeks ban on 8 Samsung phones
Apple has asked a US court to ban up to eight of Samsung's mobile phones in the country after it was found guilty of infringing on design patents. The South Korean firm was ordered to pay US$1.05 billion ($1.01 billion) for copying the patents and now Apple is seeking a ban on a number of devices. These include the Galaxy S 4G, Galaxy S2 AT&T…

Mobile phone recycling: Facebook recodes iOS app to up speed

Mobile phone recycling: Facebook recodes iOS app to up speed
Facebook has rewritten its iPhone and iPad app from scratch after consumers had complained that it was too slow to use. The program had previously been created in HTML5 language but engineers at the social network has now rewritten it in Objective-C. Facebook now claims that the app will respond to commands twice as quickly. Product manager at Facebook Mick Johnson said the rewrite should…

Mobile phone recycling: Smartphone sales ‘on the wane’

Mobile phone recycling: Smartphone sales ‘on the wane’
New figures have shown a large slowdown in Australian smartphone sales revenue for the first time since Apple launched the iPhone. Telcos and retailers will be hoping the release of the new iPhone in the coming weeks will offer some respite, but some people have suggested the market may be getting close to saturation in the country. New figures from the retail analyst company GfK…

BlackBerry shows new smartphone to carriers

BlackBerry shows new smartphone to carriers
Research In Motion has begun to show its new BlackBerry smartphone to wireless carriers around the world, though it is still months away from selling them. The mobile phones will be running the new BlackBerry 10 operating system and are seen as critical to RIM's survival given the loss of value the company has faced in recent times. Indeed, Reuters news agency stated earlier this…

Government calls for crackdown in mobile roaming charges

Government calls for crackdown in mobile roaming charges
The government are set to force telecommunications companies to tell consumers exactly how much international calls and texts costs to prevent bill shock. Communications minister Stephen Conroy made the announcement earlier today (August 23rd) and it is expected to come into force within a year. Companies will be required to send an alert to their customers travelling abroad telling them how much it will cost…

Apple and Samsung give closing statements in trial

Apple and Samsung give closing statements in trial
Closing arguments were delivered by Apple and Samsung representatives before the case was handed over to the jury for deliberation. The two companies have been locked in a bitter patent dispute for months and this landmark trial in the US is into its fourth week now. Apple lawyers are accusing Samsung of copying the company's designs after realising that it wasn't able to compete in…

Apple becomes ‘most valuable company of all time’

Apple becomes ‘most valuable company of all time’
Apple has reportedly become the most valuable company of all time, with an estimated market value of approximately US$623 billion ($592 billion). The company made famous by the Macintosh computer and iPhone has now surpassed Microsoft's record of $620.58 billion, which was set in 1999. This figure, however, has not been adjusted for inflation. Apple shares hit US$664.74 in New York Monday's (August 20th) midday…