Android has most free apps, Blackberry apps most expensive

Mobile app analytics research firm (yes, one exists) Disitmo has released some interesting statistics about the pricing structure for all major app platforms. Among the findings is the fact that more than half of Android's apps are free.

Never-ending iTunes sales tally hits 10 billion

That means that, on average, more than 46 songs have been purchased on iTunes every single second, since the store launched on April 28, 2003. Apple had been keeping a tally of sales leading up to the big 10 billion mark on a special website, where it now has the number typed out in a large banner, as well as a list of the 20 all-time top-selling songs.

Report: Apple designates "explicit" category for iPhone app store

Apple has reportedly launched an initiative to create an "explicit" category for third-party app developers of the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Nintendo recycles DSi with XL display

Nintendo of America has confirmed that it will be selling a XL version of its DSi handheld gaming device for $190.

The Dell Mini 5 vs. the Apple iPad

I’ve been using the Dell Mini 5 for a number of weeks now in stealth mode. I also carry the Kindle DX which has a similar sized screen to the iPad and think Apple may have guessed wrong on this product.

Apple allows bikini beach frolicking to resume

Apple has graciously returned a banned swimwear shopping application to the virtual shelves of its hallowed iPhone store.



iPhone OS displaces Windows Mobile in new smartphone survey

A recent survey conducted by Gartner has found that Apple's iPhone OS was the world's third most popular smartphone operating system in 2009.

Report: Apple planning to port iPhone OS to new platforms

Apple may be preparing to port its Flash-less iPhone operating system to additional devices. 

Smartbook shipments to reach 163 million by 2015

A senior analyst has predicted that global shipments of non-X86 powered smartbooks will reach 163 million in 2015.

Report: Apple purged over 5,000 'overtly sexual' apps

A third-party application developer known as ChilliFresh claims that Apple has purged more than 5,000 "inappropriate" programs from its iPhone app store.

Dell polishes Mini 5 tablet for Apple iPad challenge

Dell is preparing to take on Apple's overhyped iPad with its sleek, touch-screen Mini 5 tablet device.

Report: Apple cracks down on sexy apps

Saint Steven Jobs and his puritanical Apple minions may be in the process of purging "overtly sexual" content from the hallowed App Store.

ITC to probe Apple, RIM over patent violation

The US International Trade Commission has said it will investigate Apple and RIM  for patent violation, following a complaint from Kodak.

Can Nintendo's DS2 "out-tilt" Apple's iPhone?

The next-generation Nintendo DS2 will reportedly boast "tilt" controls capable of outperforming a similar function found on the iPhone.

Adobe eyes Flash optimization for Mac OS X

Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch has confirmed that his company is working hard to improve the performance of Flash on Mac OS X.

Jobs relents and authorises biography

Steve Jobs hasn't been best pleased at previous efforts to write his biography. But, it seems, he's now found somebody worthy of the task.

iPhone 3GS outperforms Nexus One in FPS drag race

Apple's iPhone 3GS recently outperformed Google's Nexus One smartphone in a graphic drag race conducted by Distinctive Developments (DD).

Windows Phone Series 7: Attractively Different but can it Win?


Being attractively different may be the first requirement for something to step out from under the iPhone's and Android's shadows.

Meego, yougo, we all go

Intel is a chip company, but you wouldn't know it from this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.  

'iPhone envy' fuels insurance fraud

We're sure none of you would ever do such a thing, obviously, but apparently naughty Brits are bashing their iPhones with hammers just get a free upgrade out of their insurer.