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  • Does Xiaomi have the power to become a household name?

    28 August 2015, 4:01 am by: Roland Banks

    With little more than five years trading under its belt, Xiaomi has taken the Chinese smartphone market by storm. Earlier this year, it dethroned Apple to take the number one spot in the world’s largest smartphone market – China. The company has always…
  • Guest Post: Making Money in Mobile Requires Companies to Expand

    28 August 2015, 3:44 am by: Emma

    Our thanks today go to Steve Marks from Digital Content Zone for this article on how companies are adapting to make money from the rapidly expanding mobile market. —– Already a trillion dollar business, mobile computers (smartphones and tablets) and their…
  • Three launches new 40 GB mobile broadband plan, but is 40 GB enough?

    27 August 2015, 11:11 am by: Roland Banks

    Mobile phone company Three UK has recently added a new option for anyone looking to sign up for mobile broadband. There is now a 40 GB data plan, costing around £45 a month, double the previous allowance of 20 GB (which admittedly only cost between £21 and…
  • The World’s First Totally Custom Notebook

    26 August 2015, 4:37 pm by: Emma

    Hello, Dear Readers! This is Emma here.  I usually work behind the scenes here on Mobile Industry Review; managing the day to day running of the site and helping our editor, Ewan, to sift through his inbox. I often find some great little products and stories…
  • If you have an iPhone, now’s the time to sell (before the iPhone 6s is announced)!

    25 August 2015, 3:33 am by: Roland Banks

    With the next generation iPhone about to be announced — in a couple of weeks – now is the best time to sell your iPhone 6 if you’re intent on buying the new model whilst getting the best possible price for your existing handset. A recent report by…
  • The Telegraph Pole Appreciation Society

    24 August 2015, 7:01 pm by: Ewan

    I kid ye not. There is one. Perhaps slightly tongue in cheek, I imagine. But there is a Society dedicated to appreciating Telegraph Poles. Or, at least, there’s a website for the Telegraph Pole Appreciation Society (“TPAS”). And that, dear reader, was a…
  • Keep an eye on Wileyfox launching today

    24 August 2015, 5:17 pm by: Ewan

    The time is right for Wileyfox. Wileyfox is a super-stealth mobile handset startup focusing on Europe and North America. They’re backed by Venture Spring. They’ll sell online only and they’ll (probably?) only focus on Android devices. And that’s it.…
  • Can Windows 10 save PC sales (and Windows Phone)?

    21 August 2015, 9:38 am by: Roland Banks

    Now that Windows 10 has been available for several weeks, PC manufacturers will be hoping that Microsoft’s operating system will encourage consumers to splash out on new hardware. The US software giant is also pinning its hopes for mobile on Windows 10,…
  • My Top 7 apps: Chris Williams from B60 apps

    20 August 2015, 3:30 am by: Sarah

    Another Top 7 apps piece sees a new list from Chris Williams of http://www.b60apps.co.uk/. Here is his list; – – – – – Sky News: Despite there being a whole host of news apps out there, Sky News is my favourite. General, business and sports news is…
  • The emergence of social trading

    19 August 2015, 3:22 am by: Roland Banks

    Are you one of those people that likes to dabble in the stock market? Perhaps you’ve subscribed to market feeds and even do a little day trading when time permits? With the rise of the app culture and social media, there are more tools than ever in the…
  • Guest Post: How to Unlock Your Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge

    18 August 2015, 11:03 am by: Emma

    Today we have another guest post from the folks at UnlockUnit who provide a safe, fast and secure way to unlock your mobile device.  Below they share with us how to unlock two popular phones – online in just a few hours! According to a study conducted by…
  • Virtual Reality in mobile: When should you be buying one of those cardboard things?

    17 August 2015, 10:59 am by: Ewan

    Did you like the headline? Is it time for you to have a look at Virtual Reality in mobile in more detail? Well we discussed this issue in some detail in the latest episode of the 361 Podcast. Here’s the episode overview: We’re answering another listener…
  • Apps to Watch: Uber for smartwatches

    17 August 2015, 4:04 am by: Roland Banks

    Uber is probably the most well known of the various ride-sharing services around the world, with millions of users in dozens of countries. Despite the company’s ongoing problems with incumbent taxi firms in places like Paris and Connecticut —…
  • Smartphones have overtaken laptops as the most popular device for getting online in the UK

    15 August 2015, 8:23 am by: Roland Banks

    Smartphones are ubiquitous and are one of the primary means for us to get online these days – more so than laptops and computers for any people. Earlier this month, a key moment in smartphone Internet use passed most of us by…as the title suggests, more…
  • My Top 7 apps: Rune Sovndahl of Fantastic Services

    13 August 2015, 3:30 am by: Sarah

    I’m back with another Top 7 apps post. This week we have Rune Sovndahl who is the CEO at Fantastic Services. Fantastic Services is the UK’s one-stop shop, providing a wide range of top quality services for home and office maintenance including cleaning,…
  • Traditional signaling service takes the connected world back to the future

    12 August 2015, 1:10 am by: Roland Banks

    There aren’t many people outside of network specialists who are really aware what goes on behind the scenes in mobile operators’ networks. With the advent of 3G and 4G, networks have evolved beyond all recognition, but some of the more established…
  • Critical Kit: the Nest Cam

    11 August 2015, 2:18 am by: Roland Banks

    With Internet connectivity available just about everywhere, more and more people are buying connected home solutions for everything from monitoring their electricity usage to web-connected security systems that can be accessed when away from home. That’s…
  • Paying bills should be as easy as taking a photo

    8 August 2015, 7:54 am by: Ewan

    Just getting in touch with some mobile payment news from IT services company Virtusa.  They’ve recently launched an app that enables customers to pay a bill simply by taking a photo – love it! Recent research from the British Bankers’ Association (BBA)…
  • News: Lattice releases the world’s first superMHL solution for USB Type-C

    7 August 2015, 2:03 am by: Roland Banks

    Consumers today tend to connect their mobile devices, tablets, media players and all manner of portable electronics to their HD televisions and other video or audio sources. Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) is one of the de facto standards, and it’s…
  • Guest Post: Next Level Mobile Marketing – Find and Connect to Your Audience with ASO

    6 August 2015, 4:56 am by: Emma

    Our thanks to Dave Bell for sending over this post.  Dave is the Co-Founder and CEO of Gummicube, a top mobile marketing company focused on organic growth and App Store Optimization. —– A strong App Store Optimization strategy is the first step in a…
  • Wearables Wednesday: the Jawbone UP3 lifestyle tracker

    5 August 2015, 12:35 pm by: Roland Banks

    It’s Wearables Wednesday, and it’s time to take a brief look at one of the latest and most popular wearables, the Jawbone UP3. Jawbone has had a successful line of products in its UP lineup for some time now, and thankfully the latest model is no…
  • Qkr is one of the best restaurant payment experiences I’ve had

    4 August 2015, 5:08 am by: Ewan

    In Manchester this week for a meeting, I quickly popped out for lunch and noticed there was a Wagamama just round the corner from the office. I peered inside and saw it was quite busy. I only had 25 minutes but reasoned I could probably order a few starters…
  • Smartphones, tablets and smartwatches driving demand for cover glass

    4 August 2015, 3:34 am by: Roland Banks

    We don’t often cover such seemingly ordinary facets of smartphones and tablets as cover glass, but with increasing screen sizes, the proliferation of smartphones over the past few years had fed a huge demand for advanced glass technology. It has become…
  • Free roaming this summer on Carephone Warehouse’s iD network

    31 July 2015, 3:46 am by: Roland Banks

    Now that the summer holidays are well underway, a recent study claims that almost a quarter of UK holidaymakers will be burnt by the cost of data whilst they’re away. Unfortunately, they’re paying over the odds for playing games, using Facebook and just…
  • Case study: how Gett manages its SMS based communications via Nexmo’s Cloud API

    30 July 2015, 4:17 am by: Roland Banks

    Without doubt one of the advantages of having always-on, Internet-enabled smartphones is the ability to find relevant, timely and accurate information within seconds. With the rise of smartphones and the app economy, transport services such as Uber and…

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