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Are These The First Pictures Of The Chanel Mobile Phone?

We’re always pretty intrigued by concept phones, and were encouraged by recent progress from Nokia in the development of the Morph. It’ll be a while before we see this sort of technology hit the shelves but in the meantime the recently announced Chanel concept phone should offer some more food for thought. Following innovations in the market from rivals such as Prada and Armani, the Parisian fashion house’s offering is dubbed the Chanel Choco due

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Nokia’s 6124 Classic Available Exclusively on Vodafone

We’re big fans of Nokia’s recent ‘Classic’ revisions of some its more popular phone designs, particularly the excellent 6500 Classic Black. They’ve clearly been a bit of a hit with the rest of the industry as well, and while they’re not always the most feature-packed mobiles around usually do something for the style crowd. Recent news of an addition to the series sees the release of the 6124 Classic, available exclusively on Vodafone. It’s actually

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Onyx Liscio Delivers Style But No Substance

Designer mobiles often cost the earth and typically make some pretty big sacrifices in terms of features and usability, but Onyx Innovation’s Liscio mobile appears to, at least on paper, have a decent amount to offer. We took an early test model for a spin to see how it fared against rivals. Design Designer mobiles have to look fancy; the usual problem is that they don’t tend to do much else. The Liscio makes a

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Finalists For Mobile of the Year Awards Announced

The Mobile World Congress recently settled on final nominations for its ‘Best Mobile Handset or Device’ category in preparation for the Global Mobile Awards 2008, so obviously we’re keen to see what’s been chosen, if only so we can disagree. The nominations are (drumroll) the innovative 3 Skypephone, for offering mobile access to free Skype calling on the move. We also have the Nokia 6500 Classic for its timeless lines and classy looks and Samsung’s G600

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Nokia Go Green With the 3110 Evolve

Nokia World 2007, where Nokia Comes With Music was announced, was also the stage for further information on Nokia’s commitment to being green, something they have been excited about a lot recently. Furthering this cause was the first showing of the Nokia 3110 Evolve, a mobile phone for the environmentally aware.   Based on the functional but uninspiring 3110, the Evolve gets an attractive makeover, giving a smoother, more modern look and retaining its predecessors

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Nokia to Offer Unlimited Music Downloads for a Year

Update: Nokia have subsequently announced that the Comes With Music service is in fact a considerably watered down version of the one we first reported on. All tracks are to be DRM protected which means you won’t be able to transfer them to you iPod or to a cd, and the service is going to cost at least $5 a month. For those who didn’t know, the annual Nokia World conference is being held in

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Top 5 unique looking mobile phones

In the dark old days we had to choose phones based on what they could do – this one had a lit screen, and that one had a headphone jack.  Wow!  Nowadays most phones can do pretty much everything we want (and a bunch of things we haven’t thought of), and many people choose their handset based on the highly scientific “looks cool” criteria.  Which means that some phones are prepared to look extremely shiny,

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iPhone Crowds? Don’t believe the hype!

As iPhone fever grips the country, we thought we’d bring you pictures of the day as the drama unfolds! The iPhone is of course due to go on sale at 6pm tonight (6.02 if we’re being exact, what a clever bit of marketing!) at Apple, O2 and Carphone Warehouse stores. Go to DialaPhone for great deals on mobile phones Here’s the chaotic scene at Carphone Warehouse in Wimbledon. Likewise in Camden Whereas on Oxford Street,

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Video of Nokia’s iPhone Copy – the Nokia S60

Here is the first video the forthcoming Nokia S60 Touch. The S60 Touch offers a similar user interface as the iPhone, but supports both finger and stylus input, plus tactile feedback (haptics). Key features of the Nokia S60 Touch are: Efficient and intuitive Touch UI with tactile feedback Advance sensor technologies and UI Accelerator toolkit Flash Lite 3 enabling rich web video on S60 The key features pointed out in the video presentation above are:

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Google Phone out within a Week – Again

Here we go again… there has been some breaking news this week from the likes of The Wall Street Journal that the long-awaited Google Phone could be released WITHIN A WEEK! Do I believe it… No! Over the last few months, they have been numerous stories about the “Google Phone Launching in Two Weeks”, all from reliable sources of course. The news certainly helped Google’s share price. Shares of the search giant gained $12.23, or

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First Pictures of Samsung U900 Soul

Samsung has only just released the 5 megapixel G600 but already spy pictures of the U900 are circulating on the internet. Few details of the phone exist but its clear that it has a 3 megapixel camera and is a clamshell design. As soon as we get more news we will let you know. Source: (Read)

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O2 Gets iPhone Contract in UK

Yep another iPhone story to bring to you… The word is out that Apple has confirmed contract deals with a number of providers across Europe this morning. As we wrote on our blog previously, O2 are likely to get exclusive rights in the UK, and this now almost seems to be set in stone as the Financial Times yesterday reported that contracts have pretty much now been signed by the relevant parties. The contract was

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Samsung to Launch Giorgio Armani Branded Mobile Phone?

Another designer phone could be launched soon. Samsung is considering launching a Giorgio Armani branded mobile phone. A spokesman for Samsung, said: “We are currently reviewing the possibility with various firms including Armani. We will make an official announcement once it is finalised.” In the past few years, there have been several designer phones launched, with varying degrees of success. First, there was the D&G branded Motorola Razr, which was just a Razr sprayed gold.

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Google Buy Their Own Mobile Phone Network for $4.6bn?

Google has agreed to bid a minimum $4.6bn in the forthcoming auction for a US mobile phone network license. In typical Google fashion they are not content with simply joining a new industry; they want to revolutionise it! Google has requested that the commission running the networks in the US, opens up the industry so that “consumers’ interests are served”. They want the industry to adopt four types of “open” platforms: Open applications: Consumers should

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M500 Mobile Phone Watch – Video Review and Pictures

The M500 is the world’s first fully functioning mobile phone watch. It is developed by the Australian based SMS Technology, and is more of a novelty than an everyday mobile phone. Due to it’s tiny size it is never going to be the most usable of devices, but I’m sure it will be in demand from gadget lovers all around the world. Surprisingly the M500 has a pretty good spec: Model M500 Quad Mode, Touch-screen,

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