Slow start for Nokia’s music plan

Nokia’s all-inclusive Comes With Music mobile service has been much slower to attract UK consumers than expected, according to an industry consultancy.

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Mobile Operators to share

The government may intervene in a dispute between UK mobile operators over the way spectrum is allocated.

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Skype on the Iphone but not quite!

Skype has said that iPhone users will be able to use its internet telephony service to make calls, but only using wi-fi and not the mobile network.

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Firms ‘miss’ huge social site success

Businesses are missing out on the huge potential that social networks present, a leading information technology company has warned.

Researchers for Gartner found that huge opportunities for improving the management of large firms exist.

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‘Lower prices’ boost mobile data

Price cuts and the popularity of 3G are prompting Europeans to use mobile data like never before, says a survey.

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I Phone 2 launch due to be announced!

The launch of Apple’s second generation of its iPhone device is espected in San Francisco this week at the Apple World Wide Developers’ Conference.

Analysts predict the new iPhone will have faster 3G wireless connectivity after the original was widely criticised for its much slower 2G connectivity.

 

Apple has sold more than five million iPhones since June last year and the firm says it is on course to sell 10m iPhones by the end of 2008. Raising its share of the global market (currently 5%)is a key target. It is also anticipated that the company will allow mobile network partners to subsidise the cost of the iPhone to achieve this aim by reducing the cost to teh consumer dramatically!

‘Txting and Ltrcy’ – expert says it’s great!

Text messaging has sometimes had a bad press, with some commentators calling it a ‘linguistic disaster’ and predicting ‘the end of literacy as we know it’. At Bangor Univesity this month, David Crystal, professor of linguistics at Bangor University,  discusses the origins and motivations lying behind texting, dispels the myths surrounding it, and draws on numerous studies to illustrate its linguistic reality. Texting turns out to be not as revolutionary as people think: the distinctive abbreviations have in fact a long history. His conclusion is that, far from being a disaster, text messaging actually helps rather than hinders literacy. Read more….