New research from the Internet Advertising Bureau – the trade association for online and mobile advertising – reveals that mobile commerce has already become widely adopted in the UK, with 51% of mobile owners (23 million people) using their device to make payments, redeem coupons or research products and services.
The number of smartphone users is forecast to reach 29 million by 2015 globally, but the percentage of smartphone users adopting video calling will remain below 10% by 2015 in all markets, according to a new study.
As demand grows for high-speed web connections on the move, just what is the future of mobile broadband? Julia Kukiewicz, editor of Choose.net, examines if external broadband routers (otherwise known as Mi-fi) really do offer value for money to consumers.
After rumors of new ‘Facebook Phone’ getting ready to take on other smartphones in the market, Facebook has released an official statement, debunking rumors, saying it has no plans to develop such a device.
Smartphones are rapidly gaining popularity in Brazil as recent price reductions have made these devices more accessible to people of all economic levels according to new research from The Nielsen Company.
After new versions of the iPod were recently launched, the portable media playing devices have been voted ‘most prized possession’ amongst Facebook users, coming out just on top ahead of the Blackberry and closely followed by iPhones and laptops, and ahead of their cats and dogs.
Around half (48%) of UK small businesses are using smartphones for email or to use the Internet for business purposes, with a further 9% planning to adopt the technology this year, according to new research.
CreditCall is developing a payment app called CardEase Mobile that allows fully secured Chip & PIN (EMV) or magnetic-stripe transactions to take place on BlackBerry and other smartphones becoming available in autumn 2010 from the usual online resources.
Google has released the latest voice based control applications for Android-based smartphones.