Author: Andrew Boxall

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

UK Next for Hyundai Mobile.

  Hyundai are better known as a car manufacturer in the UK, however throughout Europe they also sell many consumer electronics products.  In September 2008 Hyundai Mobile Europe opened its first offices in Vienna and began selling a range of mobile phones too.  Hyundai Mobile stated at the time their plan was for between 3 and 5% market share within five years of operation and to break even in 2009 – ambitious for a new player in a crowded market! Still working towards this goal, Hyundai have confirmed their entry into the UK and their attendance of the Mobile World […]

Sony Deny Sony Ericsson PlayStation Brand Rights.

 Here’s an interesting piece of news concerning the much-rumoured PSP Phone, the supposed amalgamation of mobile phone and Sony’s PlayStation Portable. The Daily Telegraph reports that Sony themselves have squashed plans submitted by Sony Ericsson for such a device, by refusing to license the PlayStation brand name to them.  This all took place last year and with the recent Nokia’s N-gage improvements and the iPhone’s plentiful supply of App Store games, it must have been quite a blow for them! Seeing as Sony already license their CyberShot and

T-Mobile’s ‘Dance’ Advert is Viral Perfection.

If you missed the premiere of T-Mobile’s ‘Dance’ advert during Celebrity Big Brother, then you should fo check it out on YouTube. T-Mobile have created a special channel for everyone to enjoy not only the excellent feel-good ad itself, but other related material in their ‘Life’s for Sharing’ campaign. Filmed inside London’s Liverpool Street Station on the 15th January 2009, it took 350 dancers and plenty of hidden cameras to create and capture the complex dance routine itself plus the

Top Ten Mobile Phone News Stories of the Week – 16th January 2009.

Even though CES has ended, we’re still seeing some interesting fallout including an N97 demo video and plenty of information on the new Palm Pre.  Elsewhere, both Asus and Dell suggest forthcoming mobiles, Sony Ericsson actually show us some and there’s another shockingly expensive iPhone for us to enjoy! 1.  New Mobile Phones Spotted and Reviewed! Covered on the site this week we have news of the Sony Ericsson W715, a Vodafone-only upgrade of the forthcoming W705, and the W508 Walkman phone with its interchangeable covers, plus the new Samsung M7500 Night Effect Armani phone and the Google G1 get […]

Samsung Armani M7500 Night Effect Ultimate Review.

Samsung first joined forces with fashion designer Armani back in late 2007 and the result was the beautiful Samsung P520 Armani, a svelte touchscreen handset with a clever interface designed specifically for it.  It was a massive success and loved by both techies and fashionistas, but it was  eventually overshadowed by the superior Samsung Tocco, which did the phone-side better but lacked the designer branding. Fast forward to October 2008 and Samsung unveiled their newest collaboration with Armani, the M7500 Night Effect.  This time the branding was not simply Armani, but Emporio Armani, their popular range for the younger, fashion […]

Sony Ericsson Announce New Walkman W508 Phone!

  Sony Ericsson released all the details on the W508, replacing the W380i, at the beginning of the week, along with several other new models.  The W in its model number indicates this is a Walkman mobile phone and visually it reminds us of the W980i, which is no bad thing!  The Sony Ericsson W508 Features: Let’s take a closer look at the features on this new mid-level Sony Ericsson phone: Interchangeable front covers. The W508 is a 3G handset. It features the Walkman music player, an FM RDS radio and a video player. The accelerometer controls screen rotation and […]