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12 Stunning Examples of Mobile Phones as Art

We think of our mobile phones as tools. They are products designed to enhance our communication as well as to entertain us with their games and other fun features. They’re functional and sometimes they’re fun … but could they also be a form of art? A number of artists around the globe have certainly thought so. They have created photography, sculptures and mixed media collages with the mobile phone as the center of the piece.

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Sony Ericsson G502 Offers HSDPA Internet On The Cheap

There’s been a fair amount of talk and more than a handful of leaked photos of Sony Ericsson’s new handsets, and following recent activity by Samsung and Nokia, I guess it just couldn’t wait any longer to put out an official announcement. Nokia’s recent expansion of its XpressMusic range threatens to steal Sony’s crown as the punter’s music-phone of choice, but in the G502 Sony Ericsson is targeting a slightly different market. The G502 offers

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Nokia Adds Oyster-Style Payment Facilities To 6212 Classic Phone

Nokia’s popular Classic range has recently been updated again with the addition of the new 6212, which enters the market with rather interesting innovation. NFC, which stands for Near Field Communication, is a short range wireless communication standard that works in a similar way to London’s Oyster card system. Its potential uses include mobile ticket payments, acting as a credit/debit card or even as and electronic key that would allow you access to a car

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Mobile Phones And A Brighter Future For The Third World

The average person reading this article probably owns a cell phone. In many cases, the phone may be that individual’s primary (or only) phone. We take it for granted that mobile phones are a part of our daily lives … and most of us don’t remember how we managed to get through our days without them. However that’s not true for the large number of people who are currently living in third world countries. It’s

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What the VoIP?! A Glossary Of All The VoIP Terms You Need To Know

VoIP is an increasingly popular method of reducing the cost of your phone bill while increasing the possibilities available to you through your phone. VoIP lets you make calls through your computer to international destinations at a fraction of the calling cost that you’re used to paying. Moreover, it allows you to combine voice, data and images in order to streamline calls, conduct conferencing calling, track data and otherwise harness the power of the Internet

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How To Destroy Your Old Mobile Phone

Fill in the blanks: “I hate my mobile phone sometimes because (blank). I wish I could do (blank) to it.” We’ve all had good reasons to hate our cell phones. Failure to get coverage when we really, really need it. Breaking on us before our contracts are up. Refusing to allow us to access our voice mail messages. On a regular basis, our cell phones cause us annoyances and grievances that can make us want

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10 Ways a Cell Phone Can Ruin Your Relationship

You probably don’t think that much about how your cell phone relates to your romantic relationship. After all, you’ve gotten used to the mobile phone being part of your daily life; it’s just another tool that you use so often it’s practically invisible to you. But that tool just might be a ticking time bomb ready to blow up your relationship from the inside out. Every day, partnerships are ruined as a result of something

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4 Ways A Cell Phone Can Save Your Life!

The world is a dangerous place. At any moment, you could become the victim of a natural disaster, an international threat or the malicious intentions of the guy next to you on the subway. You could get lost while hiking or find yourself stranded because you forgot to put a spare tire in the trunk of your car. Living in modern society poses certain risks; however, modern society also regularly finds ways to reduce those

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Mobile Blogging and Social Networking – Why You’ll Be Doing It Before Long

Two parallel industries have seen significant growth in the past few years. The first is the mobile phone industry with particular growth in the area of mobile broadband. The second is the online world of blogging and social networking. Since both of these industries rely on the Internet, it’s of little surprise that a niche has cropped up for people interested in combining these two areas of their lives. As a result, we’re seeing a

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TAG Heuer Finally Release Details Of Glam-Phone

Dedicated Dialaphone blog attendees may well remember our early take on Tag Heuer joining the likes of Prada and D&G in releasing their own branded mobile phone. We were looking at a couple of mocked up watch designs at the time, but have recently heard they’re now getting involved with a conventionally designed handset, and have to admit it looks fantastic. We’re not always keen on the often overly-extravagant designs of fashion and luxury phones,

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New Nokia Touchscreen Could Be iPhone Killer

Apple’s iPhone has certainly made the more established mobile phone manufacturers sit up and take notice. Shortly after Steve Jobs declared that he plans to dominate the mobile market with revised editions of the iPhone in the not too distant future, Nokia started circulating rumours of an ‘iPhone killer’ of its own. This doesn’t appear to be your typical overuse of a cliché either, and enough people seem to be talking about it to suggest

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The Lazy Man’s Guide to Going Green with your Mobile

We all know that mobile phones are bad for the environment. And we all know that we should be doing our part to be eco-friendly and save the earth. But the reality of human nature is that most of us are pretty darn lazy, even when it comes to the actions that we think are important. As a result, the majority of people are more likely than not to keep doing damage to the earth

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10 Sites that Let you Use Mobile VoIP for Free

VoIP technology is increasingly popular but it still hasn’t hit the mainstream population. (If you’re a VoIP lover who is wondering why, head here to find out.) The good news about that is that there are numerous VoIP businesses out there that are offering services for free because they want to start getting the attention of the growing market. Since one of the biggest areas poised for upcoming growth is the mobile VoIP market, many

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Nokia 2680 – Cheapest Ever Slider Phone?

Another of Nokia’s new ‘entry-level’ range, the 2680 is a budget slider featuring Bluetooth, a VGA (0.3 megapixel) digital camera and FM radio, which innovatively comes with a recording facilities to encode content to digital formats on the internal memory. You’ll also find an email client installed along with a web browser and MP3 support for ringtones. The display is pretty basic at just 128×160 pixels though, with a relatively meagre talk-time, for a phone

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Nokia Expands Its ‘Black’ Range Of Mobiles With N82

Nokia seems to be quite pleased with how well its range of revised and retro mobiles have been received by the industry. The ‘Classic’ series in particular has seen considerable success as have some of the rebranded black models of established handsets. Another has been added to the mix in the form of the N82, previously being finished in an already attractive silver/stainless steel. There aren’t a lot of revisions to an already impressive feature

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