Archive for September, 2010

  • 'Distracting' mobile phones posing increasing human danger 'Distracting' mobile phones posing increasing human danger

    The prevalence of the mobile phone in modern life is putting users lives at risks, after recent research revealed that at least one in ten people have suffered some kind of injury as a result of using their mobile phone. Texting while walking has caused a dramatic rise in the number of people admit...

  • Nokia C6-01 'most advanced' budget phone Nokia C6-01 'most advanced' budget phone

    Nokia has launched what mobile phone experts are calling the most advanced budget phone ever, with its new C6-01 model. The handset – a stripped-down version of the successful C6 model –comes with a touch-sensitive AMOLED screen and runs on the Finnish company's successful Symbian...

  • Mobile phone manufacturers urged to check their sources Mobile phone manufacturers urged to check their sources

    Mobile phone manufacturers are coming under increased pressure to stop using 'blood minerals', mined illegally in Central Africa, in their mobile phones. Minerals – including tin, tantalum and tungsten – mined out of conflict-riddled countries like the Democratic Republic of ...

  • 'Techno-tots' rising sector in mobile phone market 'Techno-tots' rising sector in mobile phone market

    Increasing numbers of babies are being brought up with mobile phones, as the prevalence of consumer elecronics continues on its ascent to world domination. A recent study found that 12 per cent of five to seven-year-olds had their own mobile phones, and those are just one piece of their compendium...

  • Vodafone nets £4.2 billion in China Mobile sale Vodafone nets £4.2 billion in China Mobile sale

    Vodafone has sold its 3.2 per cent stake in China's biggest phone operator, China Mobile, pocketing £4.2 billion in the process. The sale marked the biggest off-loading of non-strategic investments by a UK-based phone company. The buyer, or buyers, have not been identified. The 643 mil...

  • Orange launches background noise elimination function Orange launches background noise elimination function

    Mobile phone network, Orange, has become the UK's first provider of high-definition technology that filters out background noise and allows for clearer phone conversations. HD Voice can apparently reduce the hisses and fuzz that often make mobile phone conversations difficult to make out. It ...