Using evidence presented by Gartner and Canalys, leading analyzers for the high-tech industry, Nokia are still the market leaders in selling mobile phones and look set to continue into the future. Nokia phones are predominately run on the Symbian operating system and with Symbian having the majority share of the marketplace, they are set to continue being the market leader.
Windows mobile operating systems look to see a rise in sales in the coming years. Therefore this can only be good news for UMU Global, who offers solutions on both these platforms. UMU are currently covering around 54% of the market.
Table 1 – Worldwide Mobile Terminal Sales to End Users in 3Q09 (Thousands of Units)
Market Share (%)
Market Share (%)
Source: Gartner (November 2009)
References:November 26th, 2009
A virus is crippling - November 20th, 2009
When you have computers in a company building, it is bad enough to be under the threat of an invading virus that might worm its way into your system. These days, computers and laptops have been replaced by high-tech business oriented mobile phones and pocket PCs.
There are so many advances in business mobile technology that a business mobile phone offers you your office, the internet and a mobile phone in your pocket. However, these technological miracles are not invulnerable to the evils of the criminally minded and they are susceptible to viruses.
Mobile viruses are a pretty recent phenomenon and have been the cause of many a mobile virus protection plan. At UMU Global, we offer you UMU Scan. UMU Scan is our mobile antivirus protection that really works.
M-commerce and viruses
Viruses are so crippling when you have your life on that mobile phone, but they are even more so when you run your business on it, too. Many businesses are starting to peddle their trade on the internet for mobile phones, also known as M-commerce.
If a virus were to infect your phone, all your data could be wiped out or, even worse, it could end up in the hands of the wrong people. A good mobile antivirus application like ours can prevent such problems and let you sleep soundly at night, knowing that your business is protected by the best. Can you afford to take the risk of running your business on your mobile phone without mobile antivirus?November 20th, 2009
Mobile Technology of the Future - November 19th, 2009
According to the Engineering and Physical Science Research Centre, mobile phone technology is set to make life a lot easier in the future. Ideas such as….
“….One day our mobile phones may be able to broadcast our identities and preferences to wireless chips embedded, for example, in a hotel room, allowing us to check-in automatically and get local information that suits our needs.
We may also be able to remotely control electronic devices in our homes, such as the DVD recorder or the heating, by punching commands into our phone. Each device would contain a wireless chip allowing them to ‘talk’ to each other and to our phone.
Many UK groups are working on making these futuristic possibilities a reality. Researchers at the universities of Edinburgh, Southampton and Bristol are working on wireless technologies with data transfer rates of 100Mb/s over the air. At the University of Strathclyde, research is focusing on getting the software right to support easy-to-use personalised services. Other major efforts are underway at the University of Surrey and Kings College London.”
With these advances, security issues are becoming more prominent. That’s why here at UMU, we take the risk of attack very seriously and our research and development engineers are constantly updating and upgrading our protection systems. In addition, groups like those at Royal Holloway, University of London and the University of Bristol are working on encryption technologies to protect our privacy and secure the networks from attack.
(Adapted from EPSRC, 2009 http://www.epsrc.ac.uk/ResearchHighlights/Timelines/MobilePhones/TomorrowsTechnology.htm )November 19th, 2009
Malware – J2ME/RedBrowser.A - November 12th, 2009
When was the last time you checked your mobile phone bill ? Yes I know, it arrives, you panic about the total, pay it and hide it away somewhere so you don’t have to look at it again. Well may I suggest you check it more closely next time as you may not be the only one using your phone.
Yes I know its your phone, it never leaves your side and your very careful, however the other person doesn’t always have to have hold of your phone to cause you problems.
Take for example the J2ME/RedBrowser.A Trojan which has seen a small but prominent resurgence recently! This apparently normal application makes the promise of free internet connectivity which has become even more tempting since the credit crunch.
So while tempting, despite all that effort installing the application and accepting all the prompts all you end up with is a hefty bill.November 12th, 2009