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  • Nintendo Wii Sports Resort hits million mark in Europe
    Gaming

    Nintendo Wii Sports Resort hits million mark in Europe

    By 25 August 2009

    Nintendo has announced that its new title Wii Sports Resort, the follow up to the original Wii Sports, has hit the million sales mark in its first month since launch in Europe. The first game from Nintendo to make full use of the Wii MotionPlus add-on,...

  • Opera Mini becomes world's most downloaded app
    Phones

    Opera Mini becomes world's most downloaded app

    By 25 August 2009

    Independent app store GetJar has announced that the Opera Mini mobile browser has been downloaded more than 25 million times from its store. GetJar claims this means the browser is the most downloaded app ever from any app store to date. The latest version...

  • Microsoft disputes Firefox's billion downloads claim
    Online

    Microsoft disputes Firefox's billion downloads claim

    By 14 August 2009

    Microsoft has poured scorn on Mozilla's download figures for its Firefox browser. Amy Barzdukas, a Microsoft general manager in chage of IE, said that the announcement that the software had reached a billion downloads was "interesting math". Firefox claimed...

  • One in six Brits owns a Nintendo DS
    Gaming

    One in six Brits owns a Nintendo DS

    By 13 August 2009

    Latest sales figures indicate that Nintendo has obliterated the competition in Britain, and that one in every six people in the UK owns a Nintendo DS, with one in eleven having bought a Wii. This year alone, the motion-sending Wii has shifted 800,000...

  • HTC sells over a million Magics
    Phones

    HTC sells over a million Magics

    By 13 August 2009

    HTC's CEO, Peter Chou, has revealed that the company has surpassed a million sales of its "Magic" Android-powered smartphone. The announcement was made in a chat with Chinese industry website DigiTimes. The HTC Magic was the second Android handset that...

  • O2 sends a million tweets in two weeks
    Phones

    O2 sends a million tweets in two weeks

    By 12 August 2009

    O2 has only been operating its Twitter SMS service for two weeks, and has already reached the milestone of a million Tweets having been delivered through the service. "We've now topped over a million free Twitter SMS messages", O2 told CNET UK, "and that...

  • Gartner publishes 2009 "Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies"
    Online

    Gartner publishes 2009 "Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies"

    By 12 August 2009

    Gartner has published its 2009 "Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies", which aims to predict exactly how far away all those awesome-sounding projects, like jetpacks, are away from mainstream acceptance. The idea is that technologies move through five...

  • 78% won't pay for streaming music
    Online

    78% won't pay for streaming music

    By 10 August 2009

    A survey from umbrella-body UK Music has revealed that premium streaming services like Spotify and Napster may be in trouble. 78% of 1,808 respondents aged 14 to 24 said that they don't want to pay for a streaming music service - down from last year's...

  • Vodafone loses 159k subscribers in Q2
    Phones

    Vodafone loses 159k subscribers in Q2

    By 6 August 2009

    The latest statistics from mobile phone networks show troubling results for Vodafone and T-Mobile, but extremely positive numbers for O2. According to the Guardian, Vodafone lost 159,000 subscribers between April and June and T-Mobile dropped 87,000 customers...

  • O2 suffers another data meltdown
    Phones

    O2 suffers another data meltdown

    By 5 August 2009

    Customers of UK operator O2 have suffered further disruption today as yet more problems with O2's data network left customers unable to access the Internet. "We're having a problem with our data network which will affect data services for some customers....

  • Sony talks up "21st century slideshow"
    Cameras

    Sony talks up "21st century slideshow"

    By 4 August 2009

    Sony is talking up the return of the slideshow, claiming the 21st century slideshow is now as popular with today's consumers as the original projector-powered version was in its Seventies hey-day. "Friends and family are now sharing digital photos of...

  • Snow Leopard goes to number one on Amazon.com pre-order
    Online

    Snow Leopard goes to number one on Amazon.com pre-order

    By 3 August 2009

    Apple has released its next operating system for pre-order in the States, just a couple of weeks after Microsoft did the same for its forthcoming OS. Apple's Snow Leopard OS X 10.6 and Microsoft's Windows 7 will go almost head-to-head with September and...

  • 67% of Pocket-lint readers say £55 "too much" for games
    Gaming

    67% of Pocket-lint readers say £55 "too much" for games

    By 31 July 2009

    Pocket-lint readers have slammed Activision for the pricing on its forthcoming military shooter Modern Warfare 2. The company has said that it'll be on sale for £55, but 67% of users we polled thought that this was "too much". Activision attempts to...

  • Firefox hits 1,000,000,000 downloads
    Online

    Firefox hits 1,000,000,000 downloads

    By 31 July 2009

    Slightly earlier than expected, Firefox has just announced via its @firefoxcounter Twitter feed that it has hit its billionth download. The news was expected over the weekend, but publicity surrounding the milestone has increased the download rate, and...

  • VIDEO: Barclaycard Waterslide iPhone game sees 3 million downloads
    Phones

    VIDEO: Barclaycard Waterslide iPhone game sees 3 million downloads

    By 30 July 2009

    In what's clearly a lesson of how to get it right as far as apps that advertise go, Barclaycard's "waterslide" iPhone game has seen 3 million downloads in just 13 days. The app, that supports Barclaycard's current ad that sees an office worker sliding...

  • Firefox nears billionth download
    Online

    Firefox nears billionth download

    By 30 July 2009

    Mozilla has announced that Firefox, the little browser that could, has nearly reached a sizeable milestone - one billion downloads. It's due to hit ten digits very soon, perhaps even this weekend, if the company's predictions are accurate. To celebrate,...

  • Wii demand finally slowing, says Nintendo
    Gaming

    Wii demand finally slowing, says Nintendo

    By 30 July 2009

    Nintendo's been on a roll the last few years, thanks to the double-whammy of its mega-selling Wii and DS consoles. That roll, however, may finally be coming to an end, Nintendo admitted in its most recent earnings report. The company has posted a 66%...

  • 35% of online shopping done at work
    Online

    35% of online shopping done at work

    By 28 July 2009

    A staggering 35% of spending at online retail sites in the UK occurs from work locations, comSore has revealed. The data from the results of a study of UK online etail activity is based on a 5-month average to May 2009 and shows that 29.1 million people...

  • VIDEO: LittleBigPlanet celebrates one million levels
    Gaming

    VIDEO: LittleBigPlanet celebrates one million levels

    By 23 July 2009

    The PlayStation blog has revealed that the platform game LittleBigPlanet has hit an exciting milestone: "There is one number in particular that we’ve always kept a close eye on: the number of levels uploaded by the LittleBigPlanet community. And this...

  • Apple Q3 results: iPhone maker continues to buck recession
    Online

    Apple Q3 results: iPhone maker continues to buck recession

    By 21 July 2009

    Apple has announced its latest results on Tuesday continuing to buck the recession with an increase on the same quarter a year ago. "The Company posted revenue of $8.34 billion and a net quarterly profit of $1.23 billion. These results compare to revenue...

  • 5 million LG Cookies "consumed"
    Phones

    5 million LG Cookies "consumed"

    By 20 July 2009

    LG has announced that it has seen sales of its "Cookie" phone hit the 5 million milestone. The Cookie, or LG-KP500, is a reasonably specced touchscreen handset offered at an "affordable" price point around the globe. Back in April LG revealed a sales...

  • Is the Twitter tide turning?
    Online

    Is the Twitter tide turning?

    By 17 July 2009

    Twitter's current popularity is in no doubt, and it's undoubtedly an exciting medium for both news and more general communication, but recent Pocket-lint reader survey results suggest it's not as essential as some may suggest. Although most press on the...

  • 73% of music fans prefer CDs
    Audio

    73% of music fans prefer CDs

    By 16 July 2009

    Despite reports of - and some statistics suggesting - that downloads of digital music will soon make CDs obsolete, recent research says that 73% of music fans are still happy buying the physical format over MP3s. The Leading Question, a media and tech...

  • Three in five don't think musicians should profit from downloads
    Online

    Three in five don't think musicians should profit from downloads

    By 16 July 2009

    A survey of 2000 consumers in the UK has revealed that three out of five adults don't think that musicians should make any profit from their singles, albums and music videos downloaded online. A surprisingly high 43% of people admitted to "never" paying...

  • Amazon-owned Kindle rival reveals iPhone app stats
    Phones

    Amazon-owned Kindle rival reveals iPhone app stats

    By 15 July 2009

    Amazon-owned Lexcycle has announced that its Kindle-rivaling iPhone app has seen considerable success. As well as two versions of the Kindle ebook reader on the hardware front, Amazon also offers a Kindle iPhone app, so a direct rival to the "Stanza"...