Archive for December, 2009

  • US legislator calls for cell phones to carry warnings US legislator calls for cell phones to carry warnings

    The US state legislator for Maine has called for cell phones to carry health warnings, to increase awareness that high levels of usage can cause brain cancer. Andrea Boland is to put her proposals down in 2010. In her bill she has cited several pieces of research that link cell phone use with brain...

  • Vodafone to start selling iPhones on 14 January Vodafone to start selling iPhones on 14 January

    Vodafone is set to start selling the iPhone in its UK stores on 14 January 2010. Vodafone is the latest in a line of UK networks now offering the Apple smartphone after the exclusivity deal with O2 ended earlier this year. Vodafone will sell the classic smartphone on a cheap deal of £30 per ...

  • Ares SDK goes public as Palm smartphone sales drop Ares SDK goes public as Palm smartphone sales drop

    Following earlier reports that smartphone manufacturer Palm was working on a new software development kit (SDK) called Ares, the web-based development environment is now available to the public for webOS application development. Delivering mobile app development right into the browser, the SDK is a...

  • Mobile Bing for Apple iPhone launched by Microsoft Mobile Bing for Apple iPhone launched by Microsoft

    Microsoft's Mobile Bing - the mobile version of its search application - has been launched for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch. The mobile app is already available for the RIM Blackberry and Windows Mobile handsets. Featuring an infinite images search, easily-navigated maps and an enhanced voi...

  • Nokia N900 available on Vodafone from January Nokia N900 available on Vodafone from January

    From January, the Nokia N900 Maemo Linux smartphone will be available on the Vodafone network, it's been confirmed. Marking the mobile phone giant's move away from its standard Symbian operating system, the N900 is already available SIM-free through Nokia's online stores. Smartphone ...

  • Swedish and Norwegian mobile phone owners get 4G first Swedish and Norwegian mobile phone owners get 4G first

    Work has been completed on two fourth-generation (4G) mobile networks in Oslo and Stockholm, meaning Swedish and Norwegian mobile phone owners will be among the first to avail of the high-speed technology. The Long Term Evolution - or LTE - networks will be around ten times as fast as 3G and provid...

  • Apple steps up smartphone patent battle with Nokia Apple steps up smartphone patent battle with Nokia

    Following Nokia's filing of a lawsuit against iPhone manufacturer Apple, the latter has launched its own action against the Finnish mobile phone giant. While Nokia claims Apple infringed ten of its patents with the iPhone, Apple has counterclaimed that Nokia attempted to copy the smartphone and...

  • More drivers flouting mobile phone law More drivers flouting mobile phone law

    Despite the introduction of penalties for drivers who use their mobile phone behind the wheel, the number of offenders has doubled in the past two years. A study unveiled today by the Transport Research Laboratory (TRL) shows that, out of 12,000 cars and taxis and 2,500 vans surveyed in 33 location...

  • Tesco Mobile reveals Apple iPhone price plans Tesco Mobile reveals Apple iPhone price plans

    Retail giant Tesco has revealed its pricing plans for the Apple iPhone, which will go on sale in its stores and on its website from Monday (14th December). In a first for buyers of the inconic smartphone, it will be available on a 12-month contract at £20 per month - but there's a catch. ...

  • Samsung bada heralds wider smartphone choice for non-business users Samsung bada heralds wider smartphone choice for non-business users

    Following the launch of Palm's WebOS operating system and Emblaze's Else, Samsung has unveiled its addition to a range of smartphone platforms which now stretches from Symbian, Windows Mobile and Google's Android to RIM's BlackBerry OS and Apple's iPhone platform. Named bad...