Statistics archive

  • Opera touts Mini stats
    Phones

    Opera touts Mini stats

    By 27 April 2009

    Opera is boasting "explosive growth" for its Opera Mini mobile phone web browser, claiming it has seen usage up 157% year-over-year. In March 2009, more than 23 million people used Opera Mini, a 12.1% increase from February 2009 and more than 157% increase...

  • Virgin Media to offer "broadband schools"
    Online

    Virgin Media to offer "broadband schools"

    By 27 April 2009

    Virgin Media has announced plans to trial free "broadband schools" to help tackle the fact that apparently "Britain is baffled when it comes to broadband". A study of 3000 internet users has apparently revealed people are both puzzled by broadband jargon...

  • 3 confirms new Skype phone
    Phones

    3 confirms new Skype phone

    By 23 April 2009

    Mobile phone operator 3 has confirmed that it will be launching a third Skype phone later this year. Speaking at the launch of a new pricing tariff in connection with Skype, Kevin Russell, the operator's CEO here in the UK told journalists, including...

  • 32 million consoles sold in the UK in the last decade
    Gaming

    32 million consoles sold in the UK in the last decade

    By 23 April 2009

    The UK has splashed out for a whopping 32 million games consoles as of January 2009, states stats company Gfk Chart Track. The figure is the combined UK lifetime sales of the PS2, DS, PSP, Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii consoles, but does not take into account...

  • Skype iPhone app downloaded 2.8 million times
    Phones

    Skype iPhone app downloaded 2.8 million times

    By 23 April 2009

    Skype has confirmed that the new iPhone app, that it launched earlier in April, has beaten expectations. "We knew it was going to be popular, but these figures really back that feeling up", a spokesman told Pocket-lint. And those numbers? It seems the...

  • eBay struggles as Skype continues to grow
    Online

    eBay struggles as Skype continues to grow

    By 22 April 2009

    eBay has confirmed what many analysts were thinking, that its core business of auction listings isn't doing as well as it should be. Blaming "the impact of the strengthening dollar and the decline of the core business in difficult macroeconomic conditions",...

  • Apple Q2 results boosted by iPhone
    Online

    Apple Q2 results boosted by iPhone

    By 22 April 2009

    Apple has announced that it has had its best 2nd quarter ever as the company shifted more iPhones and iPods than ever before. Apple says that the company sold 3.79 million iPhones, a whopping 42,000 a day, representing a 123% unit growth over the year-ago...

  • The Oprah effect on Twitter revealed
    Online

    The Oprah effect on Twitter revealed

    By 22 April 2009

    Speculation in the Twitterverse has been rife as to what effect Oprah Winfrey's Twittering would have on the micro-blogging service's popularity, and now Hitwise has stepped in with some stats. Twitter hardliners had been moaning that the influx of "soccer...

  • Kodak boasts printer ink savings of £75 a year
    Cameras

    Kodak boasts printer ink savings of £75 a year

    By 21 April 2009

    Kodak is making the bold boast that choosing its printing products over those of competitors can save consumers an average of £75 a year. Apparently in 2008 Brits spent £600 million on printer ink, a figure thought to have grown with the increase of...

  • Facebook dominates Europe
    Online

    Facebook dominates Europe

    By 16 April 2009

    Facebook has nearly 100 million users in Europe, according to web metrics co comScore. Of 17 European countries that comScore studies, Facebook nabbed the top position in the social networking category in 11 of them. The average European Facebooker spends...

  • Nokia reveals grim Q1 results
    Phones

    Nokia reveals grim Q1 results

    By 16 April 2009

    Nokia has revealed its financial results for the first quarter of 2009, and the news is pretty grim and lower than analysts expected with a 90% drop in net profit. Nokia achieved overall net sales of 9.3 billion euros, down 27% from the same time last...

  • LG sells 2 million Cookies
    Phones

    LG sells 2 million Cookies

    By 9 April 2009

    LG Electronics has announced its LG "Cookie", the LG-KP500, has seen worldwide sales of over two million units. This milestone was hit in 5 months since the phone launched last October. In the UK the Cookie went on sale in November. The Cookie is angled...

  • Facebook boss blogs 200 millionth member
    Online

    Facebook boss blogs 200 millionth member

    By 8 April 2009

    Facebook is now 200 million members strong, arguably phenomenal growth since the site's launch as a campus tool 5 years ago. Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has blogged the occasion, while the company's PR agency says that "the Facebook community is so...

  • Nintendo DSi sells 92,000 in 2 days
    Gaming

    Nintendo DSi sells 92,000 in 2 days

    By 8 April 2009

    Nintendo's launch of its new DSi handheld gaming console has been deemed a success in the UK. The revamped dual-screen device went on sale in the UK on Friday 3 April and GfK Chart-Track has now revealed sales stats to Pocket-lint. GfK Chart-Track recorded...

  • Most popular iPhone app revealed
    Gaming

    Most popular iPhone app revealed

    By 7 April 2009

    comScore has revealed what it states is the iPhone application with the "largest installed base among applications downloaded from the Apple App Store". It seems that the most popular iPhone app crown goes to Tapulous' "Tap Tap Revenge" with 32% of Apple...

  • Amazon MP3 hits 5 million tracks milestone
    Online

    Amazon MP3 hits 5 million tracks milestone

    By 6 April 2009

    The Amazon.co.uk MP3 store has hit the five million tracks offered milestone since its launch in December 2008, the etailer has announced. To celebrate Amazon is now offering a selection of over 100 top-selling MP3 tracks for 29p per track. "Our aim is...

  • 72% prefer gaming to girlfriends
    Gaming

    72% prefer gaming to girlfriends

    By 2 April 2009

    1 in 3 British men would prefer to play video games than sleep with their partner, with 72% claiming they'd shun their missus for the night to play a new release. From a study of 1130 British men, of those in relationships, 32% that said they would prefer...

  • Firefox nabs top spot in Europe
    Online

    Firefox nabs top spot in Europe

    By 31 March 2009

    Last week saw Microsoft lose European browser market leadership for the first time in years, according to data just released from web analytics company StatCounter. In what will no doubt be cause for celebration from the thousands involved in the ongoing...

  • Digital Copy take-up "low but growing"
    Home Cinema

    Digital Copy take-up "low but growing"

    By 30 March 2009

    The number of consumers who use the "Digital Copy" of a movie bundled with their purchased disc is described as "low but growing". 2009 figures are up from last year with the most recent stats showing between 10% and 15% accessing the digital version,...

  • Video games can improve eyesight
    Gaming

    Video games can improve eyesight

    By 30 March 2009

    If you believe the plethora of reports written on the topic, playing video games can do many things, good and bad, but the latest claim is that it can help your eyesight. A study from the University of Rochester in New York shows that video gaming can...

  • Pocket-lint readers not tempted by 24-month iPhone deals
    Phones

    Pocket-lint readers not tempted by 24-month iPhone deals

    By 27 March 2009

    O2 is going to have to try harder to tempt Pocket-lint readers into splashing out for an iPhone, a recent poll has revealed. In our latest site poll we asked the over a million-strong Pocket-lint readership, "Does the 24-month iPhone tariff tempt you?"...

  • 60% of Brits suffer from "Twitterphilia"
    Online

    60% of Brits suffer from "Twitterphilia"

    By 27 March 2009

    Following Vodafone's news of a return of its Twitter SMS service, the company has released results of research that shows 60% of Brits are hooked on social networking, with a further 30% admitting a need to access such sites anywhere, anytime. The operator...

  • comScore reveals UK iPhone stats
    Phones

    comScore reveals UK iPhone stats

    By 26 March 2009

    93% of iPhone users accessed mobile media in January this year, comScore has revealed. The first such UK-specific data for iPhone users from the metrics company also shows that mobile email is used by 75% of British iPhone owners. "Consumers are clearly...

  • PopCap: Casual gaming can make you thin
    Gaming

    PopCap: Casual gaming can make you thin

    By 24 March 2009

    Games maker PopCap has revealed results of a "pilot study" that set out to assess if casual gaming could aid weight loss. The company has concluded that "casual gaming could be an effective tool in the fight against obesity by helping dieters control...

  • BT survey says teamwork is victim of recession
    Online

    BT survey says teamwork is victim of recession

    By 24 March 2009

    A BT Business survey has shown that teamwork is another victim of the current economic climate. UK workers are apparently showing a "natural reaction to protect their own jobs in the downturn", according to YouGov research involving over 3700 workers....