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iPhone rings true for 60% of customers

ALMOST 60 per cent of Irish iPhone owners who responded to a new survey said they could never see themselves using another type of phone, even though over half said they had an issue with battery life.

The survey, which had 116 respondents and was carried out by Mulley Communications, found that 68 per cent had purchased their iPhone from O2, with the remainder sourcing them through other channels. Despite this, 72 per cent said they would recommend iPhone on O2. The study also found that owning an iPhone changed people's mobile web, e-mail and music listening habits, with over half admitting to spending over the minimum contract amount every month.

Mulley Communications is a new consultancy founded by internet commentator and blogger Damien Mulley.

VoiceSage wins new contracts

Cork technology firm VoiceSage has won seven new contracts worth more than €4 million in the past three months, as part of its strategy to expand the company internationally.

VoiceSage's technology allows clients improve their customer service by sending recorded phone messages that customers are able to interact with using their touchtone keypads. Although it did not release the names of the new customers, Indesit/Hotpoint, Irish Broadband and British catalogue business Scotts of Stowe use the web-based technology.

AirSpeed telecom's BreastCheck deal

Wireless operator AirSpeed Telecom has won a three-year contract to provide a back-up network for BreastCheck, the breast screening programme run by the National Cancer Screening Service. AirSpeed Telecom will provide a dedicated back-up circuit between the BreastCheck screening units around the country and the NCSS core site in Parnell Street, Dublin.

Inner circle for XBox 360

The Xbox 360 games console had its best monthly sales ever, according to Microsoft, which cited sales figures from GfK-ChartTrack. The figures show Xbox sales were up 124 per cent year-on-year, while the Nintendo Wii was up 43 per cent and the Sony PlayStation 3 gained 3 per cent.