Stock worth half as much again since London IPO
MegaFon’s CEO, Ivan Tavrin, has upped his stake in the company to 2.5 per cent, after purchasing an additional 1.25 per cent under a long term incentive plan. The value of MegaFon’s shares has risen by more than half since the part flotation in London last November when Tavrin bought his first tranche for $20 a share – the same price as his latest stake. Under the incentive plan he has the option to purchase up to 5 per cent of the operator’s capital. Continue reading
May now bring it forward rather than lose customers
Britain’s fourth biggest mobile operator, Three (3UK), may bring forward its introduction of 4G networks in a bid to counter the headstart gained by rivals. The carrier had originally intended to introduce 4G by the end of 2013, but now CEO, David Dyson, has revealed its customers could have access to the ultra-fast networks by this Summer if thought necessary. Continue reading
by Edin Crnolic, a techno freak & author of Best Bluetooth Headset
We all use wireless technology in our lives because it is the easier way to use something without any cables to lose. A wireless way to communicate in a quick and simple way – that is definitely Bluetooth. With Bluetooth these days you can connect anything – your laptop and your mobile phone; your mobile phone with another mobile phone; and a mobile phone with a headset. There are the numerous combination. The best way to make your life easier and – in some instances – safer is connecting your mobile phone with Bluetooth headset. When you have a Bluetooth headset you can walk and talk; drive and talk; or actually do whatever you want and talk. It is that easy. Continue reading
Usmanov alone set to pocket quarter billion dollars from controlling stake
MegaFon, the Russian mobile operator owned by controversial billionaire Alisher Usmanov, is to pay out a bumper $1.3 billion in dividends after beating analysts’ earnings estimates. It means Usmanov, who part floated the company in London last November, himself stands to become more than £250 million richer thanks to the payout. Continue reading
by Diyana Lobo, a blogger writing with ClickWorkForce
With Apple’s latest iOS, iPhone app development has achieved new heights in the mobile application development industry. Most tech savvy organisations and businesses are trying to associate themselves with iPhone apps development as the demand for these has gone much higher. It is the extreme popularity of this smart multimedia phone that allows iPhone application development companies to make a huge profit.
But if the website fails to be compatible with the OS and the platform of the iPhone, it will not be able to display properly on the screen. Continue reading
EE picks Glastonbury when it could have had the world
Backs popular UK music festival instead of WOMAD
It seems that EE (which owns the Orange brand as well as T-Mobile) has decided to maintain its establish links with the Glastonbury UK music festival. Here at GoMo News we were kind of hoping EE might have defected to WOMAD (the UK version of the World music festival event) that is. EE is, of course, hoping to showcase the fact that it is the only UK network capable of providing the festival with 4G coverage via 4GEE. You have to wonder, however, how many mud soaked revellers will realise they can stream their Glastonbury experiences live to friends who couldn’t get tickets. Continue reading
Ovum predicts Q5 is suitable successor to Curve
According to Adam Leach, principal device and platforms analyst at Ovum,”BlackBerry is clearly aiming to replicate the success of the Blackberry Curve in emerging markets, doing so will help the company establish the Blackberry 10 platform in the market.” Despite low average incomes,emerging markets accounted for roughly 17 per cent of the nearly 450 million smartphone shipments globally in 2011. In markets such as India. Smartphones are establishing themselves as the prime means of Internet access. Continue reading
No mention of WP8 version, though
In a typical if-you-cant-beat-em-join-em approach, BlackBerry has just announced plans to make its IMS facility BlackBerry Messenger BBM available to iOS and Android users. That is, of course, if Apple and Google allow BlackBerry to upload the apps to their resxpecitive app stores. There’s no mention of a Windows Phone 8 (WP8) client, of course. One UK publication described BBM as the “rioters’ texting toool” because BBM proved to be the IMS of choice amongst London rioters. Other observers take the view that WhatsApp is likely to have the most to lose. However, GoMo News believes that it’s the mobile operators who are most in danger as a universal BBM could seriously dent their SMS revenues. Continue reading
South Korea’s Samsung has further extended its lead over Apple as the world’s largest smartphone maker, taking a 31 per cent share of recent sales according to new data.
Research firm Gartner says the manufacturing giant sold 64.7 million smartphones in Q1 2013, against 38.1 million iPhone sales. It means Samsung is increasing its lead since a year ago when it sold 40.6 million smartphones to Apple’s 33.1 million.
Together, the two companies now account for nearly half the smartphone market which in itself is increasing by 43 per cent a year. Gartner says more than 200 million people bought smartphones in the quarter, and that the devices now account for just AMeanwhile, Nokia’s shares slump after release of latest WP8 model
South Korea’s Samsung has further extended its lead over Apple as the world’s largest smartphone maker, taking a 31 per cent share of recent sales according to new data. Research firm Gartner says the manufacturing giant sold 64.7 million smartphones in Q1 2013, against 38.1 million iPhone sales. It means Samsung is increasing its lead since a year ago when it sold 40.6 million smartphones to Apple’s 33.1 million.
Together, the two companies now account for nearly half the smartphone market which in itself is increasing by 43 per cent a year. Gartner says more than 200 million people bought smartphones in the quarter, and that the devices now account for just under half of total phone sales globally.under half of total phone sales globally. Continue reading