It’s been rumoured for a few weeks... but Porsche Design and Research In Motion have now confirmed they’ll be producing a new luxury mobile phone.
The new device is officially called the Porsche Design P’9981 smartphone from BlackBerry - and will feature a stainless steel frame, leather back cover and distinctive sculpted QWERTY keyboard.
Strategy Analytics has calculated that global smartphone shipments grew by 44% year-on-year to reach 117 million units in the third quarter of 2011.
As a result, Samsung has overtaken Apple to become the world’s number one smartphone vendor.
Motorola Mobility has announced its results for the third financial quarter of 2011.
Net revenue was up 11% year-on-year to $3.3 billion, while the net loss in the third quarter was $32 million, slightly less than the net loss in Q3 2010.
Samsung Electronics has published its results for the third quarter of 2011, with revenue up 3% year-on-year to 41.27 trillion Korean won (£23.2 billion).
Net income was down 23% year-on-year to 3.44 trillion won.
Mark Bridge writes:
Two years ago we talked to Mark Smith about a new company he’d just launched. It was called ipadio and it offered a straightforward proposition: you made a phone call and ipadio would turn it into a live online broadcast with a permanent online recording - either as a free service for consumers or as a premium service for businesses.
This week I caught up with Mark again and started our conversation by asking him what had changed.