Archive for February, 2011

  • HTCs top most popular mobile phones HTCs top most popular mobile phones

    HTC phones occupy the top three spots in uSwitch's latest Top 10 of handsets, whilst the iPhone 4 has dropped out of the top five. The most recent top ten, based on sales and searches on the uSwitch site, found that the top three phones are the HTC Desire, HTC Desire HD and HTC Wildfire. These...

  • Mobile phone users could soon be able to text 999 Mobile phone users could soon be able to text 999

    Mobile phone users could soon have the ability to text 999 in an emergency, under recommendations put forward by regulator Ofcom. A 14,500-participant trial of such a text scheme has been running for over a year, focusing mainly on deaf and speech-impaired people. During the trial, an average of on...

  • Majority don’t want London Underground mobile phone network Majority don’t want London Underground mobile phone network

    Three-quarters don’t want a mobile phone network on the London Underground, new research has revealed. The poll, conducted by comparison site GoodMobilePhones, came after Chinese telecoms firm Huawei offered to help install a wireless network in time for the 2012 Olympic Games. When asked, 7...

  • 36-month mobile phone contracts to be banned 36-month mobile phone contracts to be banned

    New EU laws are on their way which will effectively ban the use of increasingly popular 36-month mobile phone contracts. A new study by uSwitch has found that 39 per cent of mobile phone users are tied into a 24-month contract, whilst just 12 per cent have a 12-month contract and 34 per cent have a...

  • eBay signs mobile phone app deal with Telefonica eBay signs mobile phone app deal with Telefonica

    Owners of auction site eBay have signed a deal with Telefonica which will see an eBay app being pre-loaded onto most new 02 smartphones. It is eBay’s first pre-loaded app deal and will initially be limited to UK 02 customers but is expected to be rolled out to Telefonica’s other markets...

  • Universal mobile phone charger a step closer Universal mobile phone charger a step closer

    A universal European mobile phone charger looks set to be available by the end of the year after the European Commission (EC) this week received a sample of the new common charger. In 2009, the EC urged phone manufacturers to agree on a common charger or be forced to do so by regulation. Fourteen ...

  • Rules on using mobile phones whilst driving being flouted Rules on using mobile phones whilst driving being flouted

    More drivers than ever are using mobile phones whilst driving, new research from Halfords has found. The study found that four years since tougher rules on using hand-held mobile phones while driving were introduced, the number of people admitting checking texts while driving was up a quarter on la...

  • 02 to enable mobile phone payments 02 to enable mobile phone payments

    02 is planning to launch an app which allows customers to make payments via mobile phones, it has been revealed. The mobile phone firm has applied to the Financial Services Authority (FSA) for a licence to operate a ‘Near-Field Communications’ (NFC) Network. NFC technology can send and ...

  • 3D mobile phone to launch 3D mobile phone to launch

    LG will launch the first ever 3D mobile phone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona later this month, it has been revealed. The phone, which is being plugged as the most advanced smartphone on the market, will have the capability to take 3D photographs and users will be able to play 3D games wi...

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo on the way Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo on the way

    The Sony Ericsson Xperia Neo is set to be revealed at the forthcoming Mobile World Congress (MWC), according to an exclusive from TechRadar. The mobile phone is set to include an 8 megapixel camera, expandable memory and high-resolution display but many details seem to be staying under wraps until ...