Samsung Electronics says its Galaxy S II Android-powered smartphone - also known as the GT-I9100 - has achieved 10 million global channel sales, just eight weeks after passing the five million mark.
JK Shin, President and Head of Samsung’s Mobile Communications Business, said "Since its launch in late April 2011, the GALAXY S II has seen continued sales success, demonstrating Samsung’s industry-leading capabilities in - and commitment to - the smartphone market."
Premium rate telephone service regulator PhonepayPlus has started a ten-week public consultation on app-based mobile payments.
The regulator introduced a new Code of Practice on 1st September. It’s now planning to add a guidance document on ‘Applications-based payments’.
Mark Bridge writes:
Welcome to a summary of last week’s mobile industry news from TheFonecast.com.
The biggest mobile-flavoured story from the past seven days was probably HP’s replacement of its president and CEO. Léo Apotheker is out after less than a year, replaced by former eBay CEO Meg Whitman. It’s not likely to affect the company’s plans for webOS tablets and phones… but it’ll be interesting to see what Ms Whitman does next.