After a number of uncharacteristic leaks from Apple’s product development organisation, the newest Apple iPhone was officially announced by Steve Jobs this evening. It’s called the iPhone 4 and will be on sale in the UK and USA from 24th June. In addition, an 8GB iPhone 3GS model will go on sale at the same time.
Figures from Ovum and Verdict Research show that the value of internet shopping on mobile phones will more than double by 2013. The UK's m-commerce market was worth £122 million in 2009 – just 0.6% of the £21.2 billion spent on all online shopping - but is set to hit £275 million by 2013.
Although 28% of the UK adult population had internet access on their mobile phones in 2009, only 2.1% used this to shop online.
The BOLT mobile internet browser from Bitstream has rendered over a billion web pages. Launched in February 2009, it's now used by more than 7.3 million people in over 200 countries and has also streamed more than a thousand years of video.
As with rival mobile browsers from Opera and Skyfire, BOLT offers desktop-style page rendering by transcoding data via the company's own servers. It supports HTML5 & Flash video and is compatible with most mobile phones.
US mobile operator Sprint says the HTC EVO 4G broke sales records when it went on sale last Friday, although it's not quoted any specific figures. It says Friday sales of the HTC EVO 4G, which includes 3G and 4G technology along with a 4.3-inch screen and 8 megapixel camera, were the largest quantity of a single phone model sold in one day ever for Sprint.