Author: Andrew Boxall

The Next Generation of Hands-Free Mobile Phone?

Visit the IA Technology website and you’ll find it’s filled with military tech with little clue they build anything other than components for mobile phones on the side.  However, the BBC have been granted access to their top-secret facility in Hereford, UK and they have seen the future of hands-free mobile phones. The reporter claims to be unable to demonstrate the product – named the Zumba – but does give an overview of what is the world’s first full voice-recognition mobile phone and how it works.  It looks more like a

Firefox Mobile Ready for February Release.

Anticipated for sometime, it looks like Mozilla is ready to start releasing Firefox Mobile.  Dubbed Fennec after a long-eared desert fox, the latest browser is said to be making its debut solely on the HTC Touch HD during the first week of February.  Obviously the gorgeous screen on the Touch HD will be ideal to show off Fennec, but it is rather unfortunate for the all the other Windows Mobile users desperate to leave Internet Explorer behind. However, we can’t see this exclusivity lasting for long and no matter whether an adaptation comes from Mozilla or from the kitchen of […]

Google Android Set to Make a Splash at MWC 2009.

  With only a few weeks to go until the 2009 Mobile World Congress begins, rumours are abound as to what goodies await us and unsurprisingly, Google’s Android operating system features heavily in them.  The G1 is still the only official, in production Android device on the market and with the Kogan recently being delayed, the race is on to be the second. General Mobile, a name unfamiliar to most mobile fans, will be showing off the DSTL1, a dual-SIM touchscreen phone running Android.  The 3 inch screen has an odd resolution of

British Airways Latest to Offer In-Flight Mobile

 British Airways have confirmed they will be offering limited mobile communication services from Autumn this year, initially only aboard the London City to New York JFK flight in business class.  They join the test runs completed by BMI and a commitment from Ryanair on the subject of in-flight mobile phone calls, but all seem still to be waiting for approval by European regulators. Interestingly, BA will not be allowing you to actually make a phone call, instead users will rely on

Nokia E75 Expected Early March

The Nokia E75 rumour has been floating around since late last year, when several pictures were first leaked on to the Internet.  Now in the run-up to the Mobile World Congress further information and a ton of clear pictures has appeared, complete with speculation we’ll see the official announcement at the Barcelona event. Looking very similar to the Nokia 5730 XpressMusic mobile we talked about in last week’s news roundup, the E75 is a more business focused 3G device with

Top Mobile Phone News Stories of the Week – 23rd January.

We’ve got plenty to cover in this week’s news roundup, including a few new handsets from LG, Nokia, Sony Ericsson and Samsung, plus the US Presidential BlackBerry, the possible G2 phone and news on the Nokia N97′s release!    1.  Sony Ericsson W302 Pictured and C901 Leaked. A new entry-level Sony Ericsson Walkman phone has been announced this week, the W302.  It won’t be packed out with features aside from the Walkman player and a Memory Stick Micro slot, but it will weigh just 78 grams and come in super-sexy brushed aluminium!  The C901, or Filippa, has been leaked in picture […]

2009′s Global Mobile Award Shortlist Revealed.

The annual Mobile World Congress starts on the 16th February and in addition to the usual round of phone goodness, the GSMA hold their awards ceremony for the Global Mobile Awards – the mobile phone equivalent to the Oscars.  A shortlist of the categories and the nominees has been placed on the GSMA’s website and it makes for interesting reading. It’s a nice mixture of techy and not-so-techy awards, so let’s take a look at who is in line for winning what.  Top of the list of interest has to be Best Mobile Handset, for which the Nokia