A hotel in Thailand offers five-star treatment controlled by a mobile phone handset. So called “hi-tech” hotels might offer automated mood settings or gadgets that play interactive city guides. But rarely do these flashy extras come together in a neat single concept that also saves you money. Share/Save
An app offering real-time translations is to allow people in Japan to speak to foreigners over the phone with both parties using their native tongue. Share/Save
FTC already has the law on its side but wants new tech ideas to back it up. Share/Save
Smartphone users should be aware of malware targeting mobile devices and safety measures to help avoid compromise. Share/Save
A fault affecting millions of customers on O2′s mobile network has been fixed, the operator has confirmed. O2 said about 10% of its 22 million customers had suffered an intermittent service since 12:00 GMT on Friday. Share/Save
Stuart Miles is the founder and CEO of Pocket-lint. He has been a technology journalist since 1998. He says he has played with virtually every gadget from digital cameras to smartphones and plenty in between. Share/Save
Mobile network gear maker Ericsson is to spend $1.15 billion in cash to buy U.S. group Telcordia to help it manage an explosion in data and services and fend off tough competition.
Nielsen: Android makes huge gains in US smartphone marketshare, RIM takes a backseat, Apple leads in desirability
Nielsen’s just released a report finding that 29.7 percent of mobile users in the United States now own a smartphone. Of that 29.7 percent (which you can see in the pie chart above), 27.9 percent of them have iPhones, 27.4 percent are BlackBerry users, and 22.7 percent have an Android device.
Facebook, revving up its mobile services for the 200 million people who now use the world’s largest social network on their phones, has created an avenue for retailers from Macy’s to Gap Inc to offer deals to nearby customers.
Mobile users in the US an Canada tend to pay more for a complete cell phone package than anyone else in the world, according to a new report from the New America Foundation’s Open Technology Initiative (OTI).