For the first time ever, smartphones such as Apple’s iPhone are outselling personal computers, according to a report by research group IDC that was released this week.
Worldwide, consumer electronics makers shipped 100.9 million smart phones in the last three months of 2010, an 87 per cent jump from a year earlier. PC shipments were weaker than expected, edging up just 3 per cent to 92.1 million.
Mobile phone security threats rose sharply last year as a proliferation of internet-enabled mobile devices like smartphones and tablets provided new opportunities for cybercriminals, security software maker McAfee said.
In its fourth-quarter threat report, released this week, McAfee said the number of pieces of new mobile phone malware it found in 2010 rose 46 per cent over 2009’s level.
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Microsoft has come back from the dead in smartphones with a slick, fast new phone platform that will prove a worthy challenger to Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Android platforms.
Analysts have said Windows Phone 7 is Microsoft’s last chance to grab a significant piece of the smartphone pie and, thankfully, it’s seized that chance with both hands. There are several glaring omissions, including browser support for online video formats, tethering, copy-paste, Mac support and proper multi-tasking, but many of these should be added in future updates.