Tuesday 20 March 2012


Windows Phone outsells Symbian in the UK!
   Finally, Stephen Elop has a reason to justify that humongous grin he had on his face when him and Steve Ballmer announced to the world Nokia was taking the WindowsPhone plunge. The news is that Nokia Windows phones have started outselling their Symbian counterparts... in the UK.
   The first thing is that this is not totally surprising we do have a soft spot for Nokia on the side of the Atlantic and with Symbian losing 10% of it's market share in the last year to February (dropping to 0.5%) the challenge was not too great for Nokia to manage that 'change around'. 
    Windows Phone now holds a 2.5% share of the UK market and 87% of that is Nokia's, it is a start for the Finnish giants.

Three UK push out ICS before Unlocked phones get theirs!
   3 is apparently the 'UK's fastest growing network', but they have another title to add to that crown; they're also unbelievable fast at pushing out Samsung's Android 4.0 update to the Galaxy S2. So fast infact that 3 customers are getting their update before people who have a sim unlocked Galaxy S2. And that ladies and gentlemen is how you do an update!
   Vodafone meanwhile have only just released a 'preparatory update' for the update which is 'coming soon', soon indeed.....
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Apple says it's warm because it's good!
   Yesterday it was widely reported that Apple's new iPad was getting rather warm under strain and today, in typical Apple fashion they have dismissed this as nothing. The company issued a statement that explained that with all the added specifications the tablet was still 'well within' it's heat emitting guidelines. So if you don't like how hot the tablets is getting (10degrees warmer than your old iPad2) well erm take it to the Applecare guys and you will be told whether it's normal or you do have a faulty unit.

In other news.
  • Samsung and RIM face a lawsuit over their use of emoticon pop up menus.
  • Samsung may be planning wireless charging for their upcoming Galaxy S3.
  • Google files a brief to defend Hotfile!
  • Windows 8 is rumoured to be ready for an October launch, just missing the start of the new academic year.
  • BBC iPlayer is now finally available for Xbox 360's in the UK.


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