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…

Motorola to cut 20% of workforce

Motorola to cut 20% of workforce
Motorola Mobility has told its employees that it will be laying off 20 per cent of its work force and nearly one-third of its 94 offices worldwide. These cuts are the first steps in Google's transformation of the ailing company, the New York Times reports. Google completed the purchase of Motorola Mobility in a deal worth $12.5 billion (£7.9 billion) in May and it represented…

Nokia’s future is ‘in question’

Nokia’s future is ‘in question’
Up until earlier this year, Nokia had been the largest mobile phone manufacturer in the world, however, it is now struggling to stay afloat in the hyper-competitive market. It hasn't been able to keep up with the strength in depth that Google's Android and Apple's iOS has and as such has had to deal with deepening losses and job reductions. Indeed, the company announced in…

Apple’s iPad can ‘benefit children’

Apple’s iPad can ‘benefit children’
Apple's iPad has become one of the must-have items for people all around the world since its inception in 2010. However, it isn't only adults that can get a great deal of satisfaction from using the tablets. Indeed, infant and child development psychologist Dr Jordy Kaufman told the Brisbane Times that using an iPad could help a child's development but more research is required. Despite…

Mobile phone recycling: Samsung launches Galaxy Note 10.1

Mobile phone recycling: Samsung launches Galaxy Note 10.1
Samsung has announced the eagerly anticipated launch of the Galaxy Note 10.1, which is the latest in the company's Note model range. It is outfitted with all the functionality and precision that you would expect from a pen and paper on a 10.1-inch large display screen. Featuring a unique user experience, the device is armed with a 1.4-GHz quad-core processor and 2GB RAM for enhanced…

Samsung ‘not considering’ purchasing RIM

Samsung ‘not considering’ purchasing RIM
Samsung has said on Thursday ( August 9th) that it is not considering purchasing the embattled Research In Motion (RIM) nor will it license its new operating system. Shares of RIM briefly shot up more than five per cent early on Wednesday after an analyst had claimed that it may license the BlackBerry 10 system to Samsung. Lee Sei-cheol of Meritz Securities said told Reuters…