Mobile broadband laptop and netbook users to consume 1.3 exabytes of video per month worldwide by 2017
Newly released forecasts by technology and media specialist Coda Research Consultancy show that portable laptop and netbook users will access 1.3 exabytes of video content per month by 2017 – a sixty fold increase over 2009. This figure will account for nearly three quarters of all global traffic via mobile broadband portables. The top region for video consumption will be Asia Pacific, which will account for just over half (53%) of all video traffic globally. To contrast, Europe will account for 26% of all global video traffic, and North America 14%.
The news doesn’t come as much surprise. Ever since O2 won exclusive rights to selling the iPhone here in the UK its gained a tremendous number of new customers but its also been a controversial topic amongst users especially when talking about how its iPhone tariffs are arranged and offered. The confusing deal between the UK network giant and Apple gives O2 the right to offer the iPhone until 2012, although being the only operator in the UK that can sell Apple’s iPhone is only a 2-year deal. To make this more clear, the bottom line is that O2 will soon need to be prepared to sell iPhones along side its rival networks here in the UK. Its exclusive iPhone contract will end officially by the 9th of this October. Analysts say specifically Orange and T-Mobile will be the networks we should look out for as they have already got agreements with Apple for the iPhone in France and Germany.
Check out some quick hands on photos of the new Sony Ericsson W995 or W995a which has recently launched worldwide as well as the UK.
If you’ve been looking for an all round multimedia, music orientated phone equipped with WiFi, bluetooth and a good high resolution camera, the W995 does have a nice 8.1 megapixel camera with flash making it a strong alternative for anyone who doesn’t fancy being stuck with contracts like those of iPhones’. Continue reading »
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Looks like Vodafone and Orange lost out once again on an opportunity to gaining more customers. The UK’s largest mobile network O2 has won their bid to bring the Palm Pre to the UK. According to the Guardian, with already more than 20 million customers, O2 looks to stock up the device by the coming holiday season.
Last week, Palm announced that the Pre will be available in the US from next month under an exclusive deal with Sprint for $199.99 (£129) on a two-year contract. While its not yet been revealed what pricing will be like here in the UK. It will be
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Keen on taking good pictures and HD videos with a mobile phone? The Samsung Omnia HD i8910 is now out in the UK, and we definitely recommend you head to your local shop to check it out. According to the sources we’ve looked at, the new i8910 appears to be available only via Orange at this point.
Orange has yet again launched something wonderful for the iPhone, but making it only available to France. French Orange iPhone users will have access to 60 TV channels, live, in high definition quality, over their local 3G network.
The application in question will be free from Apple’s App Store, whilst several of Orange’s pricey tariffs will incorporate unrestricted access to the service itself. For those without the relevant tariff, an add-on will be available for purchase for 9 euros per month.
Navigating the channels takes full advantage of the iPhone’s interface. They can be browsed in the extensively used Apple coverflow fashion, double tapping the screen will bring you out of the full screen view to access details of the programme, or alternative options.
As for those in the UK, you’re probably wondering whether something this cool may arrive across the channel anytime soon. The bad news is, because iPhones in the UK are sold through O2, this exclusive live TV service is unlikely to become available. Orange haven’t got a deal with Apple for the iPhone in the UK and therefore don’t have the rights to provide this service, sorry folks!
Here’s a video of what the iPhone TV app in question looks like, yes, its just made me even more jealous:
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It was a great opportunity for us to be able to take part in the launch of the LG Arena KM900 blogger event last night in London. We know from some of your messages that there’s been quite alot of interest in the phone since it was first announced during the Mobile World Congress (MWC), we’re happy to tell you all that the Arena will officially be available by the end of this weekend.
We were told at the event by LG Sales and Marketing Director, John Barton that the Arena will be arriving the UK mobile networks, Orange and T-Mobile, not surprisingly Phones4u and the Carphone Warhouse will also be involved in retailing.