Archive for September, 2009

Mobile Phones – Vodafone Reach iPhone Agreement

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

With the recent news this week regarding Orange and T-Mobile’s agreement to stock Apple’s iPhone handsets this Christmas, it was almost inevitable that Vodafone would soon follow suit. In an effort not to get left behind in the mobile market, Vodafone’s deal once again brings an end to O2’s exclusivity of Apple mobile phones.

It would appear that Vodafone have clinched a deal that will see them sell iPhone handsets from the beginning of 2010, although interested consumers can already register their interest online over the coming months.

This latest announcement sees Apple extend its branches in the mobile market, potentially attracting a further 300 million users that are currently contracted with Vodafone worldwide. Both the iPhone 3G and the latest iPhone 3G S are to be sold by both Orange and Vodafone. There are a number of benefits for the consumer with these latest breakthroughs, being able to enjoy the use of an iPhone on a wide range of UK networks.

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Mobile Phones – Samsung Tocco Lite: A Heavyweight in the Mobile Market

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

It can be a nightmare searching high and low for a great value touch screen mobile phone, but Samsung’s latest offering has left many consumers purring. The Samsung S5230 Tocco Lite has become a great alternative to the best-selling LG Cookie as a fun, multimedia phone that feels great in your hand and in your pocket.

The handset lives up to its name at just 11.9mm in width, but it is most certainly a heavyweight in the mobile market. Its attractive design is sophisticated and attracts a clientele obsessed with owning a fashion-conscious handset. Complete with expansive 3.0” display, the Tocco Lite offers effortless innovative touch navigation.

Samsung’s fun, colourful user interface creates a casual feel, but the latest interfaces provide flexible and versatile widgets to allow users to customise their main applications and downloads. Connection to online widgets can keep users in touch with the latest news, stock market updates and social network websites.

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Mobile Phones – iPhone Set for Launch on Further Networks

Monday, September 28th, 2009

There have been persistent murmurings over the last couple of months, but finally this week Orange revealed that it would be launching the iPhone 3G and 3G S handsets on its network from October. Following the expected merger of Orange and T-Mobile, it is likely that the latter will also launch Apple mobile handsets before the Christmas period.

This latest move is expected to see Apple take its share of the mobile contract market to 10%, a rise of 4% in the last three months. O2 have enjoyed exclusivity for the Apple iPhone since its initial release but with their current deal expiring in November, Apple has the opportunity to capitalise on a variety of UK networks prior to the Christmas buzz.

Perhaps the most interesting outcome of this development is that competition for attractive iPhone deals will most certainly become fierce in the lead up to Christmas. With net profits of around £750m revealed by Apple at the end of June, there appears to be no let up in the success of their mobile handsets. Apple sold 5.2m iPhones in the last quarter, a staggering 656% increase on this time last year – highlighting its undeniable demand.

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Nokia Mobile Phone Accessories for the Car

Friday, September 25th, 2009

Spending time at the wheel of your car for regular periods can make it impossible to stay in touch with work and friends. Nevertheless, you can remain in the loop with a range of Mobile Accessories for owners of Nokia handsets. There is an excellent selection of products that can provide solutions for businessmen and casual mobile users alike.

Nokia have developed an impressive mobile phone accessory market to help people get the most out of their handsets on the move. There are exclusive deals on all Nokia mobile phone accessories including the latest cases, chargers, Bluetooth hands-free devices and other Nokia gadgets which suit all of Nokia Mobile Phones.

With safety in mind, drivers at the wheel are advised to have hands-free Bluetooth products that allow them the chance to intercept and make calls whilst paying attention on to the motorways. Nokia Bluetooth headsets can carry out basic activities from simply answering calls to listening to your music wirelessly in stereo. Advanced audio technology has ensured excellent call quality for headset users in busy environments.

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Mobile Phone Social Networking Service Released By Vodafone

Friday, September 25th, 2009

A brand new internet social networking service has been unveiled by Vodafone this week, in a move that aims to attract mobile web users across a host of major networks. ‘Vodafone 360’ is targeted at revolutionising social networking on mobiles, acting as an aggregator to sync contacts from your phone, email and social network sites.

By synchronising contact information from major networking sites such as Facebook, Windows Messenger and Google Talk, users of the new ‘360’ service will be able to converge all of their contacts in one domain. The package is soon set to include growing social network giant, Twitter as one of its associates.

The effect of this impressive address book will impress a number of mobile phone users that have limited time or access to the internet on the move. Vodafone has also revealed that it is intending on stealing a march on its competitors by opening the service up to all major UK networks and over 100 compatible handsets.

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Mobile Phones – Palm Pre Set for Early UK Release

Thursday, September 24th, 2009

There is increased speculation suggesting that the new Palm Pre mobile handset could be set for an earlier-than-planned release in the United Kingdom. The move has been mooted in a bid to counteract sluggish sales in the American mobile phone market.

It is somewhat of a surprise that the Palm Pre has failed to hit it off with American consumers, with a significant improvement to Palm’s sleek smart phone portfolio. A fall in revenue from $270 million to $240 million has seen financial analysts predict that the underperformance will lead to a swift move across the Atlantic.

The mobile phone market will soon be overrun with a flurry of new smart phones from Motorola and BlackBerry as well as HTC’s new Android handsets. An early release for the Palm Pre in the UK could see the handset take a hold on the competition with Palm’s impressive WebOS software platform.

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Mobile Phone Accessories – Choosing the SIM Card for you

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

The depth of the mobile phone market now provides a number of options to select from when choosing a SIM card for your mobile handset. There is a solution for all degrees of mobile users, from dedicated pay-monthly SIM cards to pay-as-you-go SIM only deals.

Many of the high street networks are providing free SIM cards in turn for additional offers such as free texts or cheap calls to friends and family when you top up a specified amount. But the reality of the matter is that consumers can end up spending the same amount as a pay-monthly contract in order to enjoy these ‘free’ benefits.

Nevertheless, pay-as-you-go SIM cards or pre-pay SIM cards give the user greater control over spending costs when using a mobile phone. By using pre-pay SIM cards the user can limit their mobile usage by topping up a set amount within their financial budget.

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Mobile Phone Accessories – Store More With Memory Cards

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009

Taking the opportunity to store a greater amount of multimedia files can significantly improve your mobile phone usage. It is possible to retain long-lasting memories from photos and videos simply by purchasing a new memory card. Many of the high street handsets now come with competent storage space with the capacity to extend if needed.

Instead of using your mobile phones memory to save your pictures, videos and songs, why not purchase a memory card, so that when you upgrade your phone you can then just swap over the memory card.

Shop around for the best deals on micro SD cards. Many of these memory cards can now withhold up to 16GB of data. This can transform your mobile phone into a multimedia device with music as well as photos and videos capable of being saved. For example, an 8GB flash memory card contains storage space for up to 1450 mp3 music tracks – a very extensive music library!

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Mobile Phone Sorcery with the HTC Magic

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

The evolution of the T-Mobile G1 has arrived with the HTC Magic becoming the world’s second Google Android mobile phone. While the consumer market appears to have gone crazy at the release of Apple’s latest iPhone 3G S, the HTC Magic appears to provide the potential to become a rival in the market.

 A lighter and sleeker design, the Magic is another impressive 3.2” touchscreen handset that has ironed out a number of flaws from previous versions of the Android software. The absence of the QWERTY keyboard from the earlier G1 model has surprised many consumers, but its exclusion has decreased the thickness of the handset to just 14mm.

The flexibility of the HTC Magic interface is somewhat contrasting to the G1. Drag and drop your icons across three ‘home’ screens that enable users to store more of their favourite applications and links for web browsing. The security of the handset has also been drastically improved with a locking system which requires a pattern to be drawn using a set of nine dots on the touch screen.

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Mobile Phone Accessories for Entertainment Purposes

Friday, September 18th, 2009

In the week that US cable giants Comcast revealed their plans to offer subscribers the chance to watch their favourite TV shows on mobile phones, we take a look at the eclectic range of mobile phone accessories available on the market for entertainment purposes.

With the advent of multimedia working phones, times are changing in terms of the level of entertainment that can be gained from a handset. The revolutionary design of the iPhone has unquestionably increased demand for mobile devices to offer more than just the ability to make and take phone calls.

Touch screen mobile phones and the ability to listen to video and audio online and via FM radio mean that users are demanding mobile phone accessories to improve their daily usage.

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