Archive for December, 2009

Google To Announce In Jan The Launch Of Nexus One Mobile Phone

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Google has announced that it is holding a press conference on the 5th January 2010, and from rumours that have been circulating on the web, it would seem that they may announced the launch of the much anticipated Nexus One mobile phone.

Although Google fails to give away any actual evidence as to what it will be publicizing, this hasn’t stopped experts declaring it will be the launch of the new HTC build mobile handset called the Nexus One that was first leaked to the public in December 2009.

We’ll keep you posted on the developments.

In the mean time why not update your current mobile phone by purchasing mobile phone accessories that can extend the use of your mobile phone. If you are constantly on the move why not install a mobile phone car kit or Bluetooth device.

HTC Hero The Top Mobile Phone of 2009

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

According to the mobile phone comparison site Omio, the HTC Hero is the most popular phone of the year. Also, the HTC Hero has been awarded the title ‘Gadget of the year 2009’ by both Stuff and T3. 

The acclaimed phone of the year 2009 (HTC Hero) has a 3.2in touch-screen, a five-megapixel camera and runs Google’s Android operating system. All these features left customers loving the HTC Hero phone as it is easy to operate, has a stylish interface and intelligent design.

Omio compiled their list of the 10 most popular handsets of 2009, based on sales, praise and online buzz generated by gadget fans and industry experts and HTC Hero rose to the top.  

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Mobile Phone Brand LG Announces The Launch Of A New Budget Handset

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

LG announced today the launch of its new budget handset the ’GS200’. Designed like a simple candybar chassis, this LG mobile phone should appeal to music fans because of a new speaker that LG has installed into the chassis which is described as “rich and loud” by LG.  This clever LG mobile phone means that you can listen to music without headphones, so you and friends can enjoy all the tunes you have on your LG mobile phone.

Available in a black and red, the new LG mobile phone also includes a FM radio along with FM radio recording plus a music player for entertainment. Other features of the LG mobile phone include a 2in TFT screen packing in 176 x 220 pixels, Bluetooth, a microSD port to boost the internal memory and a 1.3-megapixel camera.

The LG mobile phone is rumoured to be released in the new year for an estimated price of around £80.

A Window Of Opportunity For HTC – As Window Mobile 7 expected in 2010 on HTC Mobile Phones

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Windows Mobile 7 is still in development over at Microsoft however three HTC mobiles using the new Windows Mobile 7 have been announced for 2010. These HTC mobile phones include ‘The Trophy’, ‘Tera’ and ‘Photon’, however these could all be T-Mobile exclusives. Official sources have suggested that additional Windows Mobile 7 mobile phones will appear on different networks throughout the year.

The already suspected strong relationship between Microsoft and HTC seems to be re-enforced by this news of the launch of the first Windows Mobile 7 Smartphone on HTC. The rumours suggest that by September 2010 there could be several versions offered across a wide range of other mobile phone brands.

In spite of official sources claiming that Window Mobile 7 Smartphone will not be ready until later next year, others sources have suggested that there may be earlier release in April. Fingers Crossed!

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Mobile Phones: Vodafone Stock The iPhone 3GS In January

Monday, December 21st, 2009

Vodafone will be stocking the iPhone 3G and 3GS from January 14, 2010, including a 1GB data allowance.

This mobile phone sold from Vodafone (iPhone 3G) will be priced at £59 on a £30 24-month contract with 300 minutes and unlimited texts, or free on a £35 24-month contract with 600 minutes and unlimited texts. The 3G S 16GB version is free on a £45 24-month contract with 1,200 minutes and unlimited texts. All contracts come with 1GB of data.

In comparison the other mobile phone networks offer the following deals on the iPhone 3G. Including O2 whose deal entails the iPhone 3G for free on a £34.26 24-month contract with 600 minutes, 500 texts and unlimited data. Orange offers the iPhone 3Gs for free on a £29.36 24-month contract with 150 minutes, 250 texts and unlimited data.

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Mobile Phones: Samsung Mobile Phones Dominate Pre-Pay Market

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

As we sit just over a week away from the Christmas period, Samsung mobile phones appear to be enjoying a festive bonus at the top of the pre-pay mobile phone market. The Samsung Tocco Lite has moved to the top of the charts according to tracker information released by retailers and compiled by Mobile.

Interestingly, nearly 50% of the pre-pay mobile phones in the top 20 are Samsung mobile phones, while Nokia’s classic feature phone range sits in 2nd and 3rd position with the Nokia 2330C and the Nokia 1661 respectively.

The Samsung Tocco Lite has been a revelation in the smartphone market. Its playful yet pioneering design has caught the imagination of a number of casual mobile phone users, with its sleek and sophisticated design complementing a broad range of mobile widgets and applications that make everyday usage anything but a chore.

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Mobile Phones: Will ‘Classic’ Feature Phones Survive the Smartphone Craze?

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

As we approach the end of Q4 in 2009, the demand for smartphones continues to grow week by week. Dominant ‘classic’ feature phone manufacturer Nokia faces increasing pressure from the smartphone craze, with the likes of Research in Motion, Apple and HTC making their mark.

Finnish giants Nokia have changed tactic however, with their aim to consolidate their portfolio of smartphones. John Strand, CEO of Strand Consult, believes that the line between feature and smartphones has blurred due to a “technology shift” and not because of a tirade to extinguish the need for low-end ‘classic’ feature phones.

Strand admitted: “Only a few customers deliberately purchase smartphones. Most want a reasonably-priced phone with smart features. Whether a customer ends up with a smartphone or a feature phone is a matter of coincidence.”

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Mobile Phone Accessories: Bluetooth Headsets for use at the Wheel

Tuesday, December 15th, 2009

Recent statistics suggest that the number of drivers using mobile phones at the wheel has doubled despite the introduction of harsher penalties by the law. Tighter laws and new fines introduced in February 2007 have failed to deter drivers from using their mobile phones. A poll by the Transport Research Laboratory found that 2.8% of drivers make phone calls whilst driving – an 100% increase on the number in 2007 at 1.4%.

Overall, 7% of drivers were guilty of using their mobile phone at the wheel of their car. The research suggested that males aged 30-59 were the biggest culprits.

It is a bizarre state of affairs when you consider the vast number of mobile phone accessories available on the market that can keep drivers in contact in a safe manner. Bluetooth headsets offer great ways to use your mobile phone, from simple Bluetooth headsets purely to answer your calls to Bluetooth headsets which allow you to listen to your music wirelessly in stereo.

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Mobile Phones: Android Operating System Still Largely Unrecognised

Friday, December 11th, 2009

Despite the increase in brand reputation for Google phones, the Android operating system still remains largely unrecognised by consumers according to research company IDC. It would appear that although consumers are now well acquainted with the latest Google branded smartphones, they are less in tune with the Android operating system that powers the majority of Google phones.

This news has been released despite the increase in market share of Google Android across Western Europe in Q3 this year. Its market share has risen from 4.2% to 5.4% in the most popular region for mobile usage.

IDC analyst Francisco Jeronimo admitted: “Consumers steer clear of Google’s OS and sell-out is below everyone’s expectations. Consumers recognise the Google brand but still do not understand what Android is.”

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Mobile Phones: Nokia 6700 Slide Offers Entry Level Smartphone

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

With the end of the year and Christmas approaching, the availability and cost-effective value of entry level smartphones will attract many throughout the festive period. Nokia has tried hard to catch the eye of the consumer with its Nokia 6700 Slide, which offers a fun, flexible alternative to mobile internet devices.

Many will mistake the Nokia 6700 Slide as a top end smartphone device, with its sleek 15.9mm thin handset combining with a 2.2” QVGA screen. While it is not the most groundbreaking in terms of design, it is available in a number of trendy colours and boasts clear navigation and application keys.

Despite coming with a modest 2GB microSD card, the phone is capable of holding up to 16GB of memory. The beauty of a smartphone such as the Nokia 6700 Slide is that it is warm and welcoming, and allows users to pick up and play within seconds. Users can customise their home screen with applications grouped together for easy and instant access.

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