After months of speculation following an announcement at Mobile World Congress, Microsoft has confirmed that its Windows Phone 7 mobile operating system will be launched on Monday 11th October 2010. It's holding the 'Windows Phone 7 Worldwide Launch Event' in New York at 3.00pm local time (8pm UK time).
Research company comScore says the majority of people accessing mobile content through browsers and applications are now using smartphones. Its US-based research found that 55% of people using a mobile browser and 60% of those downloading a software application were doing so on a smartphone. Those figures were up year-on-year from 41% and 44% respectively.
US network operator Verizon Wireless is preparing to issue refunds to around 15 million customers due to what it describes as 'mistaken data charges'.
Clothing and homewear retailer Next has started selling its own-brand tablet device. The Next 10-inch Tablet runs the Android operating system with an ARM11 processor, has 2GB of expandable memory and offers WiFi (but not mobile) connectivity. Pricing is £180.00 plus delivery.
UK-based MePlease has officially launched a unique mobile social platform that makes it easy for businesses to connect with their customers – and easy for customers to choose which restaurants and shops can send treats and special offers to their mobiles. The platform is capable of supporting mobile voting, competitions, customer feedback, location check-ins and promotional offers.