Amazon could launch new smartphone next year

Amazon may launch a new smartphone by the end of next year, following its success with the Kindle E-reader and Kindle Fire tablet, according to reports.

Based on supply chain checks in Asia, research firm Citigroup found that Taipei-based company. Foxconn, which helped develop the iPhone for Apple, may be working with Amazon to help produce the device.

It’s believed that the smartphone will use Texas Instrument’s OMAP 4...

By Dani Millward, 21 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Development, Mobile, Research, Tablet.

Amazon Kindle Fire gets 1000s more apps

Thousands more applications and games will be available to use on the Amazon Kindle Fire when it's launched next week.

People across the US will be able to access many Android apps, including Netflix, Twitter, Facebook and The Weather Channel, alongside games from Zynga, EA and Rovio.

Customers will also be offered a paid app for free every day. All apps downloaded from the Amazon

By Dani Millward, 10 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Android, Enterprise App Stores, Research, Tablet.

New apps to aid Walmart's holiday shopping experience

Walmart Inc has released new mobile applications to help customers plan their weekly food shop and have a better and seamless shopping experience online.

The American retail giant has designed the apps for millions of customers, in order to give better access to its 3,800 US stores, and Walmart.com, through smartphones and media tablets.

The free iPhone and

By Dani Millward, 09 November 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Marketing, Mobile, Research, Tablet.

Android OS making great market strides

The Android operating system has taken the lion's share of the mobile phone market over the past 12 months, according to the latest research from Gartner. Google's operating system, which runs on devices from manufacturers including Motorola, HTC and Samsung, is now the most widely installed in the world, appearing on 43.4 percent of all new smartphones sold in the first two quarters of 2011.

Of the 107.7 million smartphones shipped to the UK over the period, 46.8 million were Android devices - a complete...

By Matthew Henkes, 15 August 2011, 0 comments. Categories: Android, iOS, Research.