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  • 65% of Pocket-lint readers text on the loo
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    65% of Pocket-lint readers text on the loo

    By 5 February 2010

    The disgusting results of the most recent Pocket-lint survey are out. We posed the question: "Do you check emails, Twitter or surf the Internet in the loo?" - turns out that 65% of you are perfectly happy to admit your sick habit. The other 35% of you...

  • O2 says it has sold 2 million iPhones
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    O2 says it has sold 2 million iPhones

    By 4 February 2010

    O2 has revealed some interesting sales stats about the Apple iPhone, which it was the first operator in the UK to offer. The Telefonica-owned company has revealed it has now sold 2 million iPhones in the UK. As the one million milestone mark was reached...

  • YouTube's movie rental experiment earns it $10,000
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    YouTube's movie rental experiment earns it $10,000

    By 3 February 2010

    YouTube's recent foray into movie rentals was not a major money-spinner for the world's biggest video site as results of the experiment have been revealed. The Google-owned company has said the five films, which were available for a period of 10 days,...

  • New Ovi Maps hits 1.4 million downloads
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    New Ovi Maps hits 1.4 million downloads

    By 3 February 2010

    Following the release of a new version of its Ovi Maps, making the mapping and navigation software and service free on certain phones, Nokia has announced it has hit a milestone. Nokia says over 1.4 million have downloaded the application across the world...

  • 84% of Europeans are constantly connected
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    84% of Europeans are constantly connected

    By 2 February 2010

    A survey of 3500 Europeans conducted by Motorola has revealed that 84% of people consider themselves to be "constantly connected", and that their connectivity brings "emotional benefits", making them feel "peaceful", "relaxed" and "confident". The survey,...

  • Brits send 96 billion texts in 2009
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    Brits send 96 billion texts in 2009

    By 1 February 2010

    The UK's love of text messaging is continuing to grow, recent figures from the Mobile Data Association show, despite the rise of "social messaging" via services like Twitter. The just released stats take into account both text messages and picture and...

  • Amazon talks up Kindle "millions" in wake of iPad launch
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    Amazon talks up Kindle "millions" in wake of iPad launch

    By 29 January 2010

    In the wake of the Apple iPad announcement, Amazon has seen fit to offer its closest ever insight to how many Kindles it has shifted, something it has always kept a closely guarded secret. Good news for those that are taking Amazon up on its Kindle Development...

  • Microsoft reveals 60 million Windows 7 sales
    Online

    Microsoft reveals 60 million Windows 7 sales

    By 29 January 2010

    Microsoft's second quarter financial results have revealed just how many copies of Windows 7 the software giant has shifted since it went on sale in October 2009. While announcing record revenue, sales figures of 60 million Windows 7 licenses from Microsoft...

  • Spotify's Premium service growing fast
    Online

    Spotify's Premium service growing fast

    By 26 January 2010

    At the MIDEM conference in Cannes, Spotify has revealed that it's managed to convert more than 250,000 of its total 7 million users to its paid service, which costs £10 per month. If our sums are right, that means revenues of about £2.5 million, before...

  • VIDEO: New Super Mario Bros sees 10 million sales
    Gaming

    VIDEO: New Super Mario Bros sees 10 million sales

    By 26 January 2010

    The next generation of Mario Bros games are selling well, NPD figures have revealed, as the New Super Mario Bros game for the Nintendo Wii is reported to have hit the 10 million units sold mark. This means New Super Mario Bros has already outsold 2-year-old...

  • Vodafone claims most paying music subscribers in Europe
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    Vodafone claims most paying music subscribers in Europe

    By 26 January 2010

    It seems Vodafone's DRM-free music is going down well with consumers as it has announced that nearly 450,000 Vodafone customers have signed up to its music subscription services since 2009. Vodafone is claiming this customer base gives it the largest...

  • Apple posts biggest  revenue and profit quarter of all time
    Online

    Apple posts biggest revenue and profit quarter of all time

    By 25 January 2010

    Despite the global recession, according to Apple's Q4 2009 earnings announcement, the company sold 3.36 million Macs during the last 3 months of 2009. This represents a 33% sales increase over the same quarter back in 2008. Even more staggering were iPhone...

  • Nearly half of Brits would only spend £250 on Apple iTablet
    Online

    Nearly half of Brits would only spend £250 on Apple iTablet

    By 25 January 2010

    It seems Apple might have difficulty in shifting a high-priced tablet device in any great numbers if consumer polls carried out in both the UK and US, revealed on the eve of what's expected to be the iTablet unveiling, are anything to go by. Here in the...

  • The Internet in 2009 broken down into numbers
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    The Internet in 2009 broken down into numbers

    By 25 January 2010

    Uptime monitoring service Pingdom has posted a fascinating insight into the Internet in 2009, breaking a year in the online world down into a plethora of statistics. "Prepare for information overload, but in a good way", Pingdom says in a blog post about...

  • Vodafone sells 100,000 iPhones in a week
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    Vodafone sells 100,000 iPhones in a week

    By 22 January 2010

    Vodafone has announced that it has just shifted its 100,000th iPhone in just over a week since it debuted on the network. For some comparison, Orange sold 30,000 on its first day. The handset is just over half-way through a development cycle - with another...

  • Google says what recession, Q4 09 revenue up
    Online

    Google says what recession, Q4 09 revenue up

    By 21 January 2010

    While companies across the globe struggled in 2009, that didn't seem to be a problem faced by Google based on its latest quarterly earnings report released on Thursday. According to the latest numbers to come out of the "Googleplex" not only did the...

  • 63% primary school kids toting mobile phones
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    63% primary school kids toting mobile phones

    By 20 January 2010

    63% of under 10-year-olds in the UK own a mobile phone, suggests research from PrezzyBox.com. The research took the form of a recent poll put to just under 1400 parents with children under 10. As well as the high number of kids toting portable telephones,...

  • UK's most popular iPhone App is iPint
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    UK's most popular iPhone App is iPint

    By 19 January 2010

    At the Mobile Games Forum in London, Comscore has revealed a whole host of mobile gaming research, including statistics on what the most popular iPhone application is in the US, in Europe and in Britain. In the USA, the most popular app is Facebook -...

  • iPlayer hits 100 million monthly requests
    Gaming

    iPlayer hits 100 million monthly requests

    By 15 January 2010

    The BBC iPlayer has revealed its 2-year anniversary was marked by breaking the 100 million requests for programmes in a month for the first time. While audience figures have been steadily growing since the service launched, it seems the Christmas and...

  • VAT increase does not stop shoppers spending
    Gadgets

    VAT increase does not stop shoppers spending

    By 14 January 2010

    InvisibleHand, the online real-time price comparison tool, has just released some statistics which it has interpreted as suggesting that the 2010 VAT increase has not dampened consumer spending. InvisibleHand's research - covering over 100,000 online...

  • Vodafone: We'll shift 50,000 iPhones on day one of sales
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    Vodafone: We'll shift 50,000 iPhones on day one of sales

    By 14 January 2010

    It seems pre-orders for the iPhone on Vodafone have been a success as the operator has revealed it will shift 50,000 iPhones on the device's debut day on the network. How many of that 50,000 are the tens of thousands of people we know to be using iPhones...

  • Modern Warfare 2 hits $1 billion in sales
    Gaming

    Modern Warfare 2 hits $1 billion in sales

    By 14 January 2010

    As fans of the franchise will no doubt agree, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is a true blockbuster, as news comes in that the game has hit $1 billion in sales. Hitting at estimated $550 million in sales in its first week, the war-themed title has now...

  • Nexus One sales guesstimated at 20,000 in first week
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    Nexus One sales guesstimated at 20,000 in first week

    By 13 January 2010

    While there are no official figures from Google, its new Nexus One phone has seen first week sales hit 20,000, estimates app analytics firm Flurry. Flurry, which monitors usage of more than 10,000 developers' applications on iPhone and Android platforms,...

  • Sky News iPhone app hits a million downloads
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    Sky News iPhone app hits a million downloads

    By 11 January 2010

    Sky has revealed its Sky News app for the iPhone and iPod touch has been downloaded over 1 million times, with the milestone passed this month. The iPhone app was launched in May last year and offers breaking news by text, images and video and features...

  • Sony flogs 3.8 million PS3s over Christmas
    Gaming

    Sony flogs 3.8 million PS3s over Christmas

    By 7 January 2010

    Sony has released details of its worldwide sales for the PlayStation 3 during the "Holiday Season" - also known as Christmas. Sales are taken for the 5 weeks following the last week in November 2009, in which time, according to Sony, a whopping 3.8 million...