O2 has been voted the best mobile broadband provider in an independent survey by JD power.
The bubbly brand beat off competition from Orange and T-Mobile to be dubbed top dog, with a customer satisfaction score of 653 out of a possible 1,000.
Orange was close behind with 650, and T-Mobile managed 644, on a scale that measured performance, reliability, cost, offers and promotions and customer service.
It was also ranked by customers as among the best in the industry, along with Orange. T-Mobile was next up, followed by Vodafone and 3.
In fixed broadband, O2 was once again top of the [...]
3 has announced that it will be the first UK network to offer the Android Eclair-toting Samsung Galaxy Portal.
Available in red and black or white and green, the Samsung Galaxy Portal – or i5700 to give its pedigree name – comes complete with all the loveliness of Android 2.1
3 is keen to point out that the phone will also ship with the Layar augmented reality app, which utilises the phone’s camera, compass and GPS data to point you to your nearest watering hole or cash machine.
How do you want to use it?
“The Samsung Galaxy Portal is all about letting people shape a phone [...]
Apple is working on the next generation of iPhone, according to the Wall Street Journal, and could be developing a special edition for US network Verizon.
Although it was widely expected that another year would see a fourth version of Apple’s popular iPhone, the WSJ’s story will ramp up the excitement ahead of the US iPad launch at the weekend.
The fourth iPhone is expected to arrive in the summer – a year on from the arrival of the 3GS – and predictions and hints are raining in as to what it will bring.
John Gruber on Daringfireball.net suggests that the fourth iPhone [...]
The BBC’s big push on to the iPhone is facing a delay, after the BBC Trust announced it is reviewing the broadcaster’s mobile-based proposals.
The BBC made headlines last month, when it announced it was to launch free apps for its News and Sports service.
Both BBC News and BBC Sports Results are to be updated feeds of the broadcaster’s web pages, with the sports app to offer real-time data of Premiership football matches and the like.
The apps were scheduled to launch in April (News) and May (Sports), but this is now not going to happen.
“There remains some [...]
[UPDATE - the new Digg app for iPhone is now available at the App Store]
Digg’s highly anticipated native iPhone application is set to hit the Apple App Store at some point later today.
Mashable got the exclusive tip on the launch of the new Digg application for iPhone, which is sure to be a hugely popular news app for the hardcore news junkies amongst us.
Search, bury, comment
Digg’s Kevin Rose first mentioned that they were planning an iPhone app late last year, with the new app supporting browsing popular, upcoming, and recent stories across topics and giving users the chance to [...]
Spotify CEO Daniel Ek has revealed that the company has been working on a next generation of Spotify for a number of months and that music management is the key to making Spotify even more successful.
Speaking at SXSWi in Texas, Ek told crowds that: “What we have been working on in the past six to eight months is the next-generation of Spotify.
“[We are asking] how can we make Spotify more connected, how can we enable the easier sharing of music and make the management of music?
“One of the things that we have realised is that people spend a lot of time on Spotify and they intend [...]
Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Phone 7 Series will not support full multitasking, with critics likening this important feature omission to Apple’s iPhone.
For Windows Phone 7 Series, the OS will process Microsoft’s core integrated experiences, including music and phone calls, in the background, but NOT those of third-party apps – very much like the iPhone.
Unless you have jailbroken your iPhone, you will only be able to run certain things (such as the iPod music option) in the background while you do other stuff on the device, such as surfing the web via the Safari browser.
The amount of consumers using mobile phone boarding passes has dramatically risen, with one company quoting a 1,200 per cent increase.
UK-based company Trinity Mobile is reporting that it has found that more and more people are using its phone-only boarding pass service, which negates the need for paper passes.
Instead of security scanning your boarding pass, they can do it straight from your phone.
When this service is offered, Trinity Mobile found that 600,000 people chose to opt-in in 2009, compared to a mere 50,000 in 2008.
“The massive growth in mobile ticketing is completely [...]
Qualcomm has announced that it will be showing off its FLO enabled smartbook applications at MWC, uniting Live TV viewing with ‘real-time Web content, social networking capabilities and personalized digital media stored on the device that can be accessed at anytime’.
The FLO applications run on devices sporting the Snapdragon processor from Qualcomm and are designed to offer what the company is caling ‘powerful’ new consumer experiences.
“The technology seamlessly combines live mobile TV programming with personalized, real-time streaming data and access to popular [...]
Opera Mini will be shown running on an iPhone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this month, although the company have yet to get the application through Apple’s rigorous vetting process.
Apple has been anything but accommodating when it comes to allowing rival browsers onto the iPhone, but Opera’s open statement of intent over the platform does, at the very least, sound confident of success.
Opera Mini is a popular mobile browser, and could prove a competitor to the pre-installed Sarafi browser that is already on the iPhone.
John von Thrilled
“We are thrilled to offer [...]