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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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Travellers Rejoice As The Disposable Mobile Phone Attacks Roaming Charges

It looks like something James Bond would never leave home without. And according to designer Vadim Kibardin, perhaps you should never be without this device either, particularly if you are inclined to find yourself traveling overseas or in any situation where your current mobile phone may not function properly. The Freedom Phone, as it’s called, is a compact, pre-paid phone that is both unorthodox in appearance and function. What some have called the mobile phone equivalent to

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Cameras, GPS and MP3s Get The Thumbs Down From Mobile Users.

Modern mobile phones are packed out with additional features, both in the form of digital cameras, GPS and media players as well as services that allow you to receive sports, retail or entertainment promotions, download music and games and surf the web. It almost seems as though making an actual call to someone should be taking a back seat by now. This might be what you’d assume anyway, but recent figures published by AppTrigger, a

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Tag The Ankle-biters With A Mobile Phone

Bluetooth headsets, could soon spread to crèches and pre-schools across the country following news that 2% of UK parents would buy a mobile phone for a child as young as four. A total of 57% of parents confessed to dragging their children into the mobile age before the age of 13, but their reasoning doesn’t appear to be as straightforward as simply prepping their offspring for Fleet Street. The real reason for these somewhat surprising statistics

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Companies That Really Should Bring Out a Phone

Although the iPhone is currently the chic number-one in terms of mobile phone design, fashion moves very quickly in this market, meaning the next big thing is only just around the corner.  But consider for a moment the more exciting prospect of a timeless piece of mobile phone design hitting the market; something ground-breaking but not over-styled, something unique and individual without becoming boring next week when everyone owns one.  Who would make a phone

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51 Reasons Not to Buy the Apple iPhone

In the world of mobile phones the Apple iPhone has become rather popular. We think that the hype isn’t worth the handset and we have 51 reasons to back up our opinion. High Price – £269 (A lot when you can pick up the N95 for free) Slow internet connection – The iPhone doesn’t have 3G, it only has EDGE so browsing the internet is gonna be sloooow. Only 8gb memory – 8gb what? You

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World’s Ugliest Mobile Phones? Fake BMW, Audi TT, Porsche Cayenne Mobile Phones

What will they think of next? The guys over at JAMPBlog have reported that some truly ugly mobile phones have been discovered in Hong Kong. Some bright spark had the idea of taking a basic phone and then encasing it with a model of a car. Already released is a BMW, Audi TT and Porsche Cayenne, see pictures below. Apparently, the Porsche has the start-up sound of an engine, engine rumbling ringtone, and a shut-down

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Dial-a-Phone win AAH Cup!

Congratulations to Dial-a-Phone’s five-a-side footballers who won the prestigious Accident Advice Helpline cup at Watford Powerleague yesterday. It was the third successive tournament win for the DAP boys after triumphs in the 2006 Samsung Mobile Cup at Highbury and the Mobile Goals Galore Championship at Heathrow Goals. The signs had been good from the off with a thumping 11-0 win in the opening match and the qualifying group was wrapped up with excellent 7-2 and 10-0 victories. Such was

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What does your mobile say about you?

Are you a boring old Nokiaphile, or do you brandish a Motorola like all the cool kids? An Australian survey has dissected the population by the type of mobile phone they have, and here are the results! If you have a Nokia, you are likely to be middle-aged, family minded and, I hesitate to say, dull. A Sony Ericsson, on the other hand, is the choice of a “young, ambitious man trying to make his

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Dogs trained to steal mobile phones!

Word on the streets in China is there’s a new criminal in town. He’s short, highly dangerous, extremely nifty, and very innocent looking.  Please be warned … he’s reportedly a “hardened criminal”.  He’s mans best friend … yep he’s a DOG! In the Chinese city of Guangzhou, the local police have issued a warning against dogs with a thing for mobile phones. Strange you might think, yes … but recently it’s becoming somewhat the latest

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