Month: January 2007

Phone screwing!

On Saturday the News of the World editor Andy Coulson resigned after a journalist was jailed for tapping into the mobile phone answering services of staff members of the Royal Family. Clive Goodman was jailed for 4 months, and his partner Glenn Mulcaire was jailed for 6 months. The practice is known as “phone screwing“. Answerphone messages are not stored on your phone handset they stored with the network, and you access them by dialling into the network. This

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First photos of Google phone!

The first photos have appeared of the new Google phone, reportedly called the Google Switch. Admittedly they’re not much to go on, but they tie in with various reports that the search giant are stirring in the mobile sector. What can we expect of the Google phone? It will certainly have access to all of Google’s applications, including the search engine, Google Maps and Gmail, and it will also have built-in GPS navigation to facilitate the use of Google Maps. It doesn’t

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Are Touch-screens the future of mobile phones?

The world has suddenly gone touch-screen mad! Ever since Apple launched the iPhone, all the talk has been about its new touch-screen display. Then LG announced their iPhone rival, the Prada phone which also has an entirely touch-screen user interface. Let’s face it, the only feature that comes close to justifying Apple’s claim that the iPhone is “five years ahead of the competition” is the screen. It uses a new technology called Multi-touch, which, unsurprisingly involves the screen

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Mobile Phone Round-Up of the Week – 19th January 2007

Another busy week in the mobile world. Carphone Warehouse have pulled out of their sponsorship deal with Big Brother after it emerged the British public cannot be let loose on television without resorting to racist bullying. LG have officially announced the Prada phone. It will be with us from late February and will cost 600 Euros. “We are exceptionally proud of the Prada phone by LG” says the CEO of LG. “The two companies have worked seamlessly towards

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First pictures of Tag Heuer Mobile Phone

It has been announced that Tag Heuer will be join the likes of D&G, Prada and launching their own branded mobile phone. The phone will be designed by Paris based ModeLabs and is expected to launch within the next few months. The phone will be a completely new design, unlike the D&G phone, which was just a standard Motorola V3 resprayed gold with a stuck-on D&G logo. The phone is expected to be made of

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The alternative Orange Animals tariffs!

Orange was on to a winner when they brought out the Animals tariffs, we’re all a little animalistic in our mobile behavior! But why stop at four? I can think of loads more examples! Dog – This is the tariff for your dad. He has no idea what phone deal he is on, would not understand if you told him, and as such is extremely loyal to whichever package he first signed up to. Lovebirds – Obviously this is an off-peak

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Top 14 Mobile Phones you can’t Buy!

While putting together the list of the most expensive mobile phones in the world I came across a few weird and wonderful concept phones and thought they would make a great subject for a blog post. So here you are 14 concept phones you can’t buy. Sony Ericsson Concept – Is this fake? Some say Sony Ericsson will release this phone in Feb 2007 but I seriously doubt it. Others say it’s a fake and

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iPhone 228% bigger than Nano!

Kevin Rose, founder of social networking hub Digg caused a major stir in the technological world by broadcasting revelations about the new iPhone in December. Except that now it turns out he was completely wrong. “Small as sh*t”, he said. Er, large as hell? Specifically he said it would be smaller than the iPod Nano, which is interesting given that you could actually fit three Nanos inside the iPhone! iPod Mega? Here are the dimensions: iPhone: Height – 115mm, Width

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Top 10 Most Expensive Mobile Phones in the World

Until recently, the vast majority of mobile phones had been priced between £100 and £300 with only Vertu, a division of Nokia, manufacturing uber-premium phones. With prices starting at around £4,000 Vertu phones are only for the filthy rich and the super famous. However, Vertu’s monopoly of the luxury phone market is coming to an end with the launch of several new luxury mobile makers including Gresso, Mobiado and GoldVish. A load of other mobile

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Mobile Phones – What’s in store for 2007!

Happy new year everyone, hope you haven’t still got a sore head! Its going to be another wonderfully exciting year in the world of mobile phones, here’s ten things to look out for in 2007! Nokia N95. What a phone! The Nokia N95 will probably be with us in early to mid 2007 and it looks like being worth the wait. It’s the first Nokia to feature an enormous 5 megapixel camera, and it also crams in built in SatNav,

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