Trouble may be brewing at HTC, or are we overhyping?
There could be trouble at Taiwanese manufacturer HTC, according to The Verge. Amongst staff departures, production failures, and the recent disastrous launch of the “First” Facebook phone...is there actually trouble, or are we putting the nail in the coffin too early?
Analyst says Samsung is “tail wagging the dog” as Droid profits creamed
It’s common knowledge Samsung is Android’s biggest player – just this month shipping 10 million of the South Korean giant’s latest ‘S4’ flagship – but just how much does the hardware manufacturer take away from Android?
BT heads into the 4G market, whilst Samsung readies 5G
For the first time in over a decade, consumers could be receiving a BT-branded mobile signal, along with the latest 4G-capabilities. But a particular South Korean company is already testing ahead...
Nokia aims to conquer low and mid-range, but is there any chance of success?
The Nokia Asha 501 was announced at a global launch event in New Delhi earlier this week to much praise, mainly regarding the Lumia-esque differential styling, the “swipe” UI, and the price.
LTE in China: What to expect?
If everything goes as planned, LTE will be deployed in more than 340 cities but the focus is in some 100 major markets where demand for wireless broadband is strong. China Mobile wants LTE to cover as many as 300 million people.
Does free mobile messaging mean goodbye SMS?
Receiving your very first SMS – at the time it seemed such a marvel of modern technology. These days it’s something we take for granted as ever more advanced features are released for our daily use, but is the era of SMS over?
EE expects to hit 1m customers by end of 2013
After only five months, alongside extensive development and rapid deployment, the UK’s first 4G network Everything Everywhere (EE) has announced hitting 318,000 customers.
What are the effects for telecoms after Facebook goes ‘home’?
Facebook has this week launched ‘Home’, software running on Android which turns a user’s phone lock screen into a news feed and a user interface for the social giant. But how does this align with other Facebook strategy, and what are the wider implications for the telecoms industry?
Consumer willingness to purchase on smartphones goes up and up
A new report from performance marketers Intela has revealed that more than two in five UK smartphone users said they were more likely to purchase goods over mobile than this time last year. Nearly one in two US consumers (44%) agreed that they were more likely to buy through mobile this year than compared to 2012.
Emerging markets call for mobile services from brands and operators
Mobile has been the hot topic for quite some years now especially with the smartphone revolution and constant developments from apps to mPayments. But have we in the west reached that mobile milestone where the advancements and the monetisation opportunities have started to slow because consumers are nearly at saturation point?