Is Facebook replacing text messaging?

While Canada’s love affair with text messaging continued on strong in 2011 with 78 billion messages sent, there are signs that the love affair may be waning in other parts of the world. A report by Strand Consult, a telecommunications consulting firm, found that the amount of time smartphone users are spending on Facebook is increasing. It suggests that a […]

Canadians sent 78 billion texts in 2011

It may be too soon to say that the love affair with SMS is over – at least in Canada. According to the Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association, Canadians sent about 78 billion text messages in 2011. That averages out to 2,500 per second. It is also an impressive near 40% increase over the 56.4 billion messages sent in 2010. Canadians […]

Is the love affair with SMS over?

Could the love affair that people have with SMS be coming to an end? Tero Kuittinen, a senior analyst at M.G.I. Research, found that text-messaging declined in a number of markets during the Christmas period when compared to last year. Depending on the market, Christmas and New Year’s Eve are typically the busiest days for text messages. In Finland, at […]

Microsoft confirms Windows Phone SMS bug and upcoming fix

Microsoft has confirmed that a flaw that allows a malicious SMS to reboot the device and disable messaging services is legitimate. Greg Sullivan, Senior product manager for the Windows Phone division at Microsoft, indicated that Microsoft is already investigating: “We are aware of the issue and our engineering teams are examining it now. Once we have more details, we will […]