Posts Tagged ‘iphone’

What is the future for Nokia Mobile Phones?

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

A recent article that I happened to read stated that Nokia has had a terrible year with profits down by 40%, what do they have to do to compete with the IPhone and BlackBerry handsets that are proving so popular today?

Nokia Mobile phones used to be the norm, everybody would have one, and when you walked down any high street it would be full of people on their phones. All of the mobile phone shops would have offers for mobile phones and accessories all based around Nokia products. Last week I took the time to look at the offers and they were all based around iPhone accessories and BlackBerry accessories.  I would be interested to see if anybody else has found the same ?

Mobile Phones – Apple Records Sales of 8.7 Million iPhones in Q4 2009

Friday, January 29th, 2010

Apple smartphones continue to do a roaring trade after record revenue sales in the final quarter of 2009. A combination of iPhone and Mac computers saw earnings boosted by up to 50% and despite increasing competition from smartphone and computer manufacturers it is their most profitable quarter so far.

Apple revealed that it had sold 8.7 million iPhones – a 100% increase on last year’s unit sales. Nevertheless experts had previously predicted sales over 9 million but this remains a figure not to be sniffed at.

Overall revenue improved by an impressive 32%, raking in more than $3 billion more than the previous quarter. With Apple’s new tablet device set for release in the coming months these latest figures seem to have been revealed at just the right time to show a period of great strength.

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Mobile Phone Accessories – Physical iPhone QWERTY Keyboard Soon Available

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

Apple iPhone users will soon be able to call upon a physical QWERTY keyboard to use for texting and web browsing. The latest in the line of mobile phone accessories from Ion has arrived, with the iTYPE providing a considerably quicker solution to touch-screen typing.

Users wishing to purchase the iTYPE will have to download a free application in order to use the accessory. The keyboard will be a welcome addition to the iPhone as a means of sending messages via e-mails and numerous other applications.

The iTYPE keyboard has been designed with the aim of attracting PC users towards using a smartphone of this calibre. The portability and design of the iPhone is an attractive feature to most mobile phones consumers but the added option of using a keyboard will allow businessmen and socialites to keep on top of their e-mails on the move with an efficient keyboard system.

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Mobile Phones – iPhone Remains Highly Desirable to Consumers

Monday, January 25th, 2010

The opening sales figures from Vodafone’s iPhone last week would suggest that the Apple smartphone remains highly desirable to UK mobile phones consumers. Over 100,000 units were sold across the nation last week, as Vodafone’s pay-monthly customers well and truly caught the iPhone bug.

The iPhone has been on the market for almost three years now and it shows no signs of weakening in demand despite the influx of smartphones across a broad range of manufacturers including HTC, Palm and Nokia.

Despite the fact that many rival smartphones offer greater practicality and connectivity than an iPhone, its stylish looks and general persona has ensured that it remains at the forefront of the UK market.

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Mobile Phones – Vodafone Launch Day Arrives For iPhone

Friday, January 15th, 2010

The Apple iPhone continues to take the mobile phone market by storm across a number of mobile phone carriers. This week it is Vodafone’s turn to stake their claim as the launch day for its Apple iPhone release arrives today.

Vodafone will become the fourth mobile phone carrier to distribute the iPhone and iPhone 3GS, following Orange, Tesco Mobile and O2’s distribution agreements. Thousands of UK consumers will receive their new iPhones today, with over 50,000 handsets pre-ordered via the Vodafone website to be delivered nationwide.

Vodafone CEO, Guy Laurence said: “The main reason for the exceptional demand was customers wanting to use the phone on our outstanding network.”

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Mobile Phones: iPhone 3G Secured by Tesco Mobile Operator

Friday, November 27th, 2009

It appears that the iPhone 3GS will become the most common smartphone of 2010 as yet another mobile service provider has unveiled plans to sell the Apple device. Tesco Mobile is the latest to grab the opportunity to boost its client base by revealing a pre-registration page for consumers to sign up and receive their handset in the lead-up to the Christmas period.

Tesco Mobile is a Mobile Virtual Network Operator that is run on the O2 network. Tesco is famed for providing text and call bundles that have been attractive to the pay-as-you-go market; however it will be interesting to see what kind of deals they engineer for their latest premier handset.

The iPhone 3GS will be available on Tesco Mobile on a pay-as-you-go and pay-monthly basis, which may attract users who do not wish to enter into a contractual agreement, using their smartphone as and when they please. Although not as advertised as many other mobile phone networks, Tesco Mobile was recently voted as the number one network for customer satisfaction by Which? Magazine in early 2009.

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Windows Mobile 6.5 Challenges iPhone & Android Operating Systems

Monday, October 12th, 2009

The strength of the Apple iPhone and Google Android operating systems in the mobile phone market gives Microsoft a significant challenge to force their way back into the reckoning. Its latest Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system is set for release, with mobile consumers looking on intriguingly with interest as Microsoft seeks to find its place in the market.

As a multimedia mobile device, the iPhone and the latest Google Android handsets such as the HTC Magic and HTC Hero are very highly rated and enjoy a stronghold with users that wish to enjoy compatibility and flexibility both in the home and at work. Yet Microsoft is keen to target this same crowd by offering Exchange email software and database access at work as well as connectivity to social networking and music applications at the touch of a button at home.

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Mobile Phones – iPhone Set for Price War in UK Market

Friday, October 2nd, 2009

The impact on the UK mobile phone market could be catastrophic over the coming months as Britain’s network providers continue to battle over the rights to Apple’s iPhone 3G and 3G S handsets. With Vodafone and Orange securing the rights to sell Apple’s latest mobile handsets and the likes of T-Mobile and 3 waiting in line for the beginning of 2010, there is a widespread fear that contracts for the iPhone will soar as competition increases.

It is an increasing worry for consumers, with the iPhone currently the most popular smartphone across the United Kingdom. However, even greater concern surrounds the fact that rival brands such as HTC and Samsung are likely to push the budgets of their latest smartphones higher to counteract the expected iPhone war.

News of O2’s loss to exclusive rights over the iPhone has seen the network giant seek new avenues of income, largely via the new Palm Pre mobile phone. Nevertheless, the loss of income from iPhone customers will be a significant dent to O2’s reputation. The competition over prospective contracts from Vodafone and Orange will naturally see a percentage of O2 users gravitate towards their opponents.

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Mobile Phones – Vodafone Reach iPhone Agreement

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

With the recent news this week regarding Orange and T-Mobile’s agreement to stock Apple’s iPhone handsets this Christmas, it was almost inevitable that Vodafone would soon follow suit. In an effort not to get left behind in the mobile market, Vodafone’s deal once again brings an end to O2’s exclusivity of Apple mobile phones.

It would appear that Vodafone have clinched a deal that will see them sell iPhone handsets from the beginning of 2010, although interested consumers can already register their interest online over the coming months.

This latest announcement sees Apple extend its branches in the mobile market, potentially attracting a further 300 million users that are currently contracted with Vodafone worldwide. Both the iPhone 3G and the latest iPhone 3G S are to be sold by both Orange and Vodafone. There are a number of benefits for the consumer with these latest breakthroughs, being able to enjoy the use of an iPhone on a wide range of UK networks.

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Mobile Phones – iPhone Set for Launch on Further Networks

Monday, September 28th, 2009

There have been persistent murmurings over the last couple of months, but finally this week Orange revealed that it would be launching the iPhone 3G and 3G S handsets on its network from October. Following the expected merger of Orange and T-Mobile, it is likely that the latter will also launch Apple mobile handsets before the Christmas period.

This latest move is expected to see Apple take its share of the mobile contract market to 10%, a rise of 4% in the last three months. O2 have enjoyed exclusivity for the Apple iPhone since its initial release but with their current deal expiring in November, Apple has the opportunity to capitalise on a variety of UK networks prior to the Christmas buzz.

Perhaps the most interesting outcome of this development is that competition for attractive iPhone deals will most certainly become fierce in the lead up to Christmas. With net profits of around £750m revealed by Apple at the end of June, there appears to be no let up in the success of their mobile handsets. Apple sold 5.2m iPhones in the last quarter, a staggering 656% increase on this time last year – highlighting its undeniable demand.

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