Archive for November, 2010

  • Nokia aims to gain ground on RiM with smartphones Nokia aims to gain ground on RiM with smartphones

    Finnish phone handset manufacturer, Nokia, is staging a march on Research in Motion's (RiM) lead in mobile e-mail with a revamp of its flagship business smartphones. The company’s vice president of smartphones, Iluri Nurmi, said they were working to make their phones both more aesthetic...

  • Underground internet deal just 'weeks away' Underground internet deal just 'weeks away'

    A deal between the UK’s four major mobile phone networks to bring mobile and Wi-Fi coverage to the London Underground is just weeks away, according to industry sources. The £150 million deal to install the technology on the Tube has received the endorsement of the Mayor of London, Bori...

  • Indian village bans mobile phones for unmarried women Indian village bans mobile phones for unmarried women

    Unmarried women in a northern Indian village have been banned from using mobile phones, in a bid by the local council to stop them from arranging forbidden marriages, which are often punished with death. The ban was decided on by the council of the village of Lank. Council member, Satish Tyagi, sai...

  • Apple abandon integrated SIM plan for iPhone 5 Apple abandon integrated SIM plan for iPhone 5

    Apple has abandoned plans that would have seen it embed its own SIM cards in the next generation of iPhones, which would have enabled them to avoid having to go through the mobile phone network giants. The company is thought to have backed down from their plans, after learning that the major mobile...

  • 3 and T-Mobile 3G network consolidation complete 3 and T-Mobile 3G network consolidation complete

    The merging of the 3G UK networks for phone carriers T-Mobile and 3 has been completed, with the consolidation of more than 12,000 sites. The completion of the work marks the culmination of a project that began when the two carriers created a third party organisation, Mobile Broadband Network Ltd ...

  • Bankers' mobile phone calls to be recorded Bankers' mobile phone calls to be recorded

    British investment bankers and traders are to have all calls made on their work mobile phones recorded, in an effort to eliminate insider trading in the City. The Financial Services Authority has decided that all calls will be recorded and stored for six months. It will only apply to calls made fr...

  • New phone could be a 'pocket Xbox' New phone could be a 'pocket Xbox'

    A British microchip designer has revealed a new graphics processor for mobile phones that could turn the handsets of the future in to high-powered games consoles. ARM has unveiled the Mali T604 chip, which they claim offers graphical power 25 times that of Apple's iPad, but with a power budge...

  • Dell drops BlackBerry for own Windows-based phones Dell drops BlackBerry for own Windows-based phones

    Global computer manufacturer Dell has signed a deal with Microsoft that will make their own Windows Phone 7-operating smartphone the standard issue company phone for its 25,000 employees worldwide. The deal comes as a major blow to Canadian telecoms developer, Research In Motion, (RIM) which had p...

  • 99p phone launched at Carphone Warehouse 99p phone launched at Carphone Warehouse

    A pay-as-you-go mobile phone has been launched in the UK that will cost just 99 pence. The Carphone Warehouse is stocking the OT-209, made by French manufacturer Alcatel and operating on the Virgin phone network. It is the cheapest mobile phone deal ever to be sold in the UK. The phone is being ...

  • Waterproof, floatable phone launched Waterproof, floatable phone launched

    Watersports enthusiasts now have a solution to the persistent problem of destroying their mobile phones when they come into contact with water, with the launch of the world's first waterproof, floating mobile phone. The JCB Tradesman has been launched by Dragons Den entrepreneur, Peter Jones,...