Category Archives: Mobiles

Are Smartphones in the Decline?

Apple Inc reported less than expected quarterly results. Many people are starting to question if Apple Inc relied to heavily on their smartphone and if the global smartphone industry is becoming more vulnerable to economic shocks than it was during … Continue reading

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Nokia & Microsoft Pair-Up

Recently, Microsoft and Nokia have met numerous times over the past months to discuss a joint venture in smart phones.  They hope that their strengths converged will produce a line of cell phones that will quickly grab market share from other industry leaders like … Continue reading

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New Messaging Platform for Facebook

Facebook Messenger, a new smartphone app released by Facebook, ties smartphone instant messaging and SMS.  Facebook has added to their existing superiority with an app that is separate from their ‘Facebook’ application in that the app is solely for instant … Continue reading

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BlackBerry maker Research In Motion cuts 2000 jobs

BLACKBERRY maker Research In Motion are struggling to deal with the sagging demand for its aging Smartphone line. As a result it has been reported that it will cut its global workforce by about 2000, leaving it with about 17,000 … Continue reading

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Ofcom and mobile operators, another battle over termination rates.

   The UK’s bigger operators (Vodafone and Everything Everywhere) are taking Ofcom to the Competition Appeals Tribunal, arguing for higher termination rates – except Three, which wants the opposite. Termination rates are the fee paid by the caller’s network to … Continue reading

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Vodafone sells its shares of SFR, it reports on performance and strategy

Smartphones are bad for telecom providers, like Vodafone. When the mobiles were novelty, the telecom companies like Vodaphone grew very quickly and very fast. However, today everyone has a phone and with fierce competition it is hard to find a … Continue reading

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118 118 directory calls, cost more than £2!

66% of British consumers think that calling directory calls costs less than £1. Wrong. It is from £2. Calling “directory enquiries” from a mobile can cost more than £2, while a typical 45-second 118 call costs an average of £1.75 … Continue reading

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