Tag Archives: Mobile Phone

Mobile handset theft up 7%

iPhone 5 According to the latest official figures in the UK, mobile phone theft is up by 7 per cent. The Telegraph notes that the figures show that in the first eight months.. more
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Ofcom plans to deal with “bill shock”

Ofcom Logo Bill shock is the term used to refer to the opening of a bill, complete with not just the rustling sound of a tearing envelope, but also the jaw of the.. more
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Facebook rethinks new contact details policy for app devs

Last Friday, Facebook implemented a change to its system whereby application developers could request access to a user’s contact details. When you download a third-party app, you’re probably familiar with the.. more
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Half of Brits are mobile phone addicts

In a not-really-all-that-surprising set of survey results, Birmingham Midshire Savings has discovered that 51% of Brits never leave home without their mobile. And the BM Savings research also indicated that 44% of folks said they couldn’t live without their mobile phone, they were that addicted.. more
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Virgin Media offers free mobile web with VM800

Smartphones are hugely popular amongst certain users in the UK. With unlimited data usage, surfing the internet and checking emails while on the move is a breeze and all within the monthly subscription. However, there is a huge part of the market missing out on.. more
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Microsoft prepares social-networking mobiles

Microsoft is doing a Google, or in other words, the company has decided to dabble in the world of smartphones with some of its own hardware. The Wall Street Journal’s sources report that Sharp will actually be manufacturing the range of phones (much like HTC.. more
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Sharp 3D phones launched

The world has gone 3D crazy and to make this technology even more accessible to viewers it will become available on a mobile phone by the end of the year. According to electronics manufacturer Sharp, a new mobile phone design capable of delivering 3D images.. more
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Global smartphone sales up, mobiles down slightly

Figures from IT research specialists Gartner have painted a picture of the state of the phone market at the close of 2009. The data shows that total sales of mobile phones are down a touch. 1.211 billion phones were shifted in 2009, which is down.. more
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Potential $6 billion market for apps in 2010

Consumers are expected to part with some $6.2 billion purchasing applications for mobile phones in 2010. That represents a big leap from the 2009 figure of $4.2 billion revenue. This data comes from research firm Gartner, which is forecasting something in the order of 4.5.. more
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Mobile directory enquiries angers privacy campaigners

A UK directory enquiries service will allow customers to request the mobile numbers of strangers from next week. Anyone calling 118800 will be able to pay £1 to have their call connected to any mobile phone number in the directory database. The company said it.. more
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