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  • At a developers' conference in Japan, Steve Ballmer revealed two points about the next version of Windows. It's called Windows 8 -- at least now -- and it's coming out in 2012. He also reiterated that it's going to show up on tablets and slates, as well as traditional PCs.   Here's what he said: And yet, as we look forward to the next generation of...
    24 Mai 2011/ Continuare
  • Orange UK has teamed with credit card provider Barclaycard to launch what they claim is the UK’s first nationwide contactless mobile payment service. Launched today, the NFC-based ‘Quick Tap’ service will initially be available on the Samsung Tocco Lite device, though Orange said that further devices will be supported soon. The two firms claim that 50,000...
    23 Mai 2011/ Continuare
  • HTC will release a range of tablets this year in a bid to tap into the growing market, an HTC executive confirmed, though he declined to provide specifics on the company's tablet plans. "I really believe that the tablet market is really going to be a big market in the future and this is just the start," Florian Seiche, HTC's European president, said at the...
    20 Mai 2011/ Continuare
  • Telco claims regulator went too far in forcing operators to establish agreements with rivals. Verizon Wireless has sued the U.S. Federal Communications Commission in a bid to overturn the regulator's recently-adopted rules on data roaming. In a court filing seen by Total Telecom the operator accused the FCC of overstepping its jurisdiction, alleging that...
    19 Mai 2011/ Continuare
  • Implementing the right policies in the field of transport and logistics could add up to 25 bln. EUR by 2025 to Romania’s GDP and create 150,000 new jobs. These are the main conclusions of the transport and logistics seminar "Romania’s next step in becoming the Eastgate Trade Hub of Central and Eastern Europe", organized by Archicom, European Gateways...
    18 Mai 2011/ Continuare
  • Alcatel-Lucent today released findings of new research that shows the global workforce is struggling to keep up with high volumes of communications and needs access to better technology tools to effectively communicate and collaborate. The findings come out of two global research studies the company commissioned in first quarter 2011 to better understand...
    18 Mai 2011/ Continuare
  • Nokia is to phase out its Ovi brand, renaming the various online services under the Ovi umbrella simply as ‘Nokia’ services. In an official Nokia blog post this morning, Nokia’s EVP and CMO, Jerri DeVard (foto), said the move was designed to "centralise our services identity under one brand, not two", and "reinforce the powerful master brand of Nokia and...
    17 Mai 2011/ Continuare
  • Smaato – a mobile ad optimizer and mobile advertisement platform – says its new mobile metrics report for Q1 2011 shows Windows Phone 7 to be the top performer globally in mobile advertising based on click-through rates. Nokia’s Symbian OS is second and Google’s Android actually ranks at the bottom of the list, according to the Smaato study. So Microsoft’s...
    16 Mai 2011/ Continuare
  • As mobile usage moves towards streamed content and the cloud, the lead in browser development is being taken by the mobile experts. Ericsson has revealed trials to push the limits of the emerging HTML5 standard, while LG is blazing a trail in smartphone augmented reality (AR). LG Electronics is working with AR developer Wikitude to offer the world's first...
    13 Mai 2011/ Continuare
  • COSMOTE Romania launched a new promotional offer: Free Gold Number, providing new customers with phone numbers with special combination of figures. "Gold Numbers are available all over the world as a premium service, available for customers who seek to express their personality through their phone numbers. We introduce them now to Romanian customers...
    12 Mai 2011/ Continuare

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