Opera is claiming to have seen “explosive growth” for its Opera Mini mobile phone web browser, with a massive uptake in use over the last year.
The company claims that the browser has seen a whopping 157% year-over-year growth, with more than 23 million people using Opera Mini in March 2009. This represents a 12.1% increase from February 2009 and more than 157% up from March 2008.
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When the Android OS was announced back in November 2007, we eagerly anticipated a stream of hot handsets from manufacturers like HTC, LG, Samsung and Motorola who had signed up to the Open Handset Alliance.
Despite positive reviews about the software and some interesting apps hitting the market, the total number of Android-powered handsets currently available stands at just one, the T-Mobile G1 handset, with the HTC Magic G2 follow up expected to be released next month.
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We’ve chewing our fingernails off waiting for the Palm Pre to finally land in the UK, but in the US a few celebs have been allowed to put their pampered paws on the phone – and it seems they’re liking what they see.
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The long awaited follow up to the T-Mobile G1 ‘Googlephone,’ the HTC Magic has now gone up for pre-order on Vodafone UK’s site.
The second Android-based phone in the known universe, the Magic dispenses with the slide out QWERTY keyboard of its predecessor, serving up a slimmer, sleeker package which Vodafone will sets shoppers pockets a-tingling.
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It’s had a bit of a spluttery launch, but the bigwigs at LG are now ready to lob their LG GC900 Viewty handset at the general public and hope they feel the love all over again.
The original Viewty proved to be one of LG’s biggest hitters, shifting over 6.5m units and the second version sees the high end handset get a comprehensive leg-up in the spec department.
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Following the piece we wrote on AudioBoo, there’s been a development.
Mark Rock, CEO of Best Before, told us that they have a new service in Beta that lets any phone – not just iPhones, as is currently the case – call in to leave a Boo. They’re playing with the name PhoneBoo to describe it.
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Apple’s runaway success of their App Store continues at a rate of knots, and to celebrate the one billionth download the company has released two lists showcasing the top 20 free and paid iPhone apps.
Incredibly, it’s just three months have passed since Apple’s iTunes store shimmied past the 500 million download landmark
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Google’s mobile phone operating system, Android, is about to launch its next release – version 1.5.
Details are emerging as to what will be included. Users of current release Android phones will be pleased to hear that there’s a number of improvements including – the Web Browser has been improved; video recording, playback and upload to YouTube; the whole interface (IU) has been given a polish. Here’s the full list of features
Google has just released the Software Development Kit (SDK) to give developers an early glimpse and get their software ready in advance of the general public having it on their phones.
Android 1.5 SDK
Well done to the Best Before team who are behind AudioBoo, they’re really building user numbers and adding features.
AudioBoo, if you haven’t come across it already, lets you record and post audio entries from your iPhone. These messages live on AudioBoo and can be integrated into your own blogs – giving you an audio blog post.
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We generally view new Motorola handsets with the same level of anticipation as when we’re about to bite into a cold, soggy burger at a footie match, and we fear their latest offering is going to be equally unsavoury.
Christened with the less-than-snappy name of the ‘Motorola QA4 Evoke’ moniker, the rounded, pebble-like CDMA mobile reminds us a bit of the Palm Pre – but with considerably less excitement.
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