Sell my mobile: Tablets take larger share of retail market

Sell my mobile: Tablets take larger share of retail market
A new survey has shown that while more people might own smartphones, tablets are being used more often for online shopping purposes than mobile phones. The rise of smartphones has been put down to a number of reasons, one of which is the ease of use of the internet. However this survey, undertaken by mobile ad network InMobi, found that more people are interested in…

Mobile phone recycling: HTC invests $35.4m in enterprise firm

Mobile phone recycling: HTC invests $35.4m in enterprise firm
HTC has confirmed that it will purchase a 17.1 per cent stake in a US next generation enterprise platform company for $35.4 million (£22.5 million). It has said that the investment has been made in order to enhance offerings to its mobile enterprise customers. The firm - Magnet Systems - is a platform builder of next generation enterprise applications that accelerates the development and delivery…

Mobile phone recycling: New BlackBerry 10 handsets will come with HD screen

Mobile phone recycling: New BlackBerry 10 handsets will come with HD screen
Research In Motion (RIM) has revealed that its next generation operating system BlackBerry 10, which is likely to be released next year, will be supporting high definition screens (HD). In a blog post aimed at developers, the manufacturer said that the screens on the first smartphone offerings will be HD. The post also confirmed that the firm won't just be bringing out one mobile phone…

Apple lawyer receives ‘smoking crack’ jibe from judge

Apple lawyer receives ‘smoking crack’ jibe from judge
The judge in the high profile US patent trial involving both Apple and Samsung said the iPhone manufacturer's lawyer must be on drugs if he thought she accept his witness list. William Lee named 22 people he wanted to rebut testimony given by Samsung's choice of experts in the trial. The clash, reported by the Verge news site, took place towards the end of the…

Samsung’s turn to accuse Apple of infringing patents

Samsung’s turn to accuse Apple of infringing patents
Samsung has taken its turn in court to accuse Apple of infringing on patents related to emailing photographs and 3G wireless technology. Electrical engineering professor at Harvard Dr Woodward Yang claimed that Apple's products use Samsung-patented features for mobile phones. Talking of patents that cover technology for easily finding photos in an album, Yang added: "The idea here was, let's have a bookmark." He was…

Apple vs Samsung judge urges ‘peace’

Apple vs Samsung judge urges ‘peace’
The US judge presiding over the high-stakes patent trial between Apple and Samsung has suggested that "it's time for peace" between the two firms before the verdict is handed over to the jury. US District Judge Lucy Koh is in charge of the case where both companies are suing one another over a number of different design and wireless patents. With time running out for…

Nokia promises new Windows phone ‘soon’

Nokia promises new Windows phone ‘soon’
Nokia chief executive Stephen Elop has suggested that the Finnish company is close to unveiling a new mobile phone using Microsoft's latest Windows Phone 8 software. The company is due to hold a trade show in Helsinki on September 5th and 6th and it is thought that a new smartphone could be released before Apple's new iPhone on September 12th. Mr Elop said that a…

Worldwide mobile phone sales decline in Q2

Worldwide mobile phone sales decline in Q2
New research released by Gartner has revealed that worldwide sales of mobile phones have declined by 2.3 per cent in the second three months of the year. A total of 419 million units were shipped in the second quarter, of which 42.7 per cent was accounted for by smartphones. This represents an increase of six percentage points when compared to last year. The challenging economic…