Samsung has revealed two new products ahead of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona: an 8-inch Android tablet and an Android-powered smart TV device.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 has an 8-inch 1280x800 display running on a 1.6GHz quad-core processor. It’s expected to be available from the second quarter of this year.
Micro-blogging site Twitter has launched its own mobile video sharing service.
It’s called Vine and is currently only available as an app for the iPhone and iPod touch, although versions for other platforms are in the pipeline.
A new US-based study from the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has found that 63% of digital video watching on mobile phones happens at home, not when the user is ‘on the move’.
A significant portion (36%) of this home-based video watching takes place in a room where a TV, desktop computer or tablet is also available for viewing.
Barnes & Noble’s NOOK Media subsidiary says its NOOK Video service is now available in the UK for customers who have a NOOK HD or NOOK HD+ tablet. It means that a wide variety of films and TV shows are available to stream or download over WiFi.
NOOK ebook readers and tablets launched in the UK earlier this year, challenging Amazon’s Kindle devices.
Mobile Commerce, a UK-based business that provides mobile search services to a number of network operators and other sites, has published an analysis of the words and phrases used when searching on mobile phones.
The company handles over 25% of searches from mobile internet users via UK operator portals and deals with 5 billion requests a year across the UK and USA.