Author: Andrew Boxall

Top Ten Mobile Phone News Stories of the Week – 28th August

This week’s big news story is the announcement of the Nokia N900, a device which some will not see as a mobile phone, but there’s no denying it fits in with the current trend of purchasing powerful all-rounder devices.  We start our round-up with a closer look: 1.   Nokia Showcase the N900 on Video. If the press pictures weren’t enough to get you interested in the N900, these three videos should do the job!  There’s a hands-on with the new Maemo 5 OS – which looks wonderfully smooth – a browser demo and the stylish Nokia advert. 2.   […]

Nokia N900 Official Ahead of Nokia World

We’ve talked about the N900 and speculated that we would be seeing its official unveiling at the Nokia World conference during the first week of September, however Nokia clearly couldn’t wait until then, deciding instead to tell us all about it now! The Nokia N900 is both a smartphone and an Internet tablet, running the Linux-based Maemo 5 operating system and the ARM Cortex A8 processor – the same as you’ll find in the Apple iPhone 3GS and the Palm Pre -  giving it excellent computing and multi-tasking power, plus the 3G with HSDPA and HSUPA support provides a high […]

Nokia N97 Mini Pictured Again, N900 to Steal its Thunder?

We won’t know for sure until Nokia finally give in and announce the thing, but this shot of the N97 Mini does look suitably convincing.  The French website who initially published the picture claim the phone will run S60 5th edition and feature a 3″ screen, 8 or 16GB of internal memory and be drastically cheaper than the pricey N97. It was back at the end of July the rumoured N97 Mini took on a life of its own, thanks to a picture showing it next to the full-size N97.  With this new photo and an extensive write-up over at […]

New Nokia 5230 is an XpressMusic Phone in All But Name

Instead of just matching the spec of its competitor’s models, Nokia have gone one step further and actually given their latest handset the same model number as one of the phones it will be up against, the Samsung Tocco Lite, or the S5230 as it’s also known!  Don’t worry Samsung, you know what they say about imitiation… The 5230 joins the popular 5800 XpressMusic and the soon-to-be-released 5530, but as an entry-level touchscreen smartphone, with an expected price of £100 before any deductions when it’s launched later on in the year.  It closely resembles the look of the 5800 – […]

Samsung B3310 – Reinventing the Keypad, Badly.

Social networking phones may be all the rage at present, but really, if you’re updating your status on Facebook, would you rather be using an award-winning INQ1 or this unusual new Samsung, the B3310?  Fair enough, it has a QWERTY keyboard – a nice addition for an entry-level handset – but what were they thinking when they signed off on those numeric keys? We can’t see how this will be comfortable to use with the slider closed, especially for one-handed dialing, or how anyone will see it as a cheap ‘fashion’ phone with its odd lop-sided looks.  Samsung don’t forget, […]

Top Ten Mobile Phone News Stories of the Week – 21st August

Summer is in full swing and although we won’t see big news stories until everyone gets back from the beach, we are seeing some interesting items which may usually get lost.  Here’s ten mobile phone news stories from this week: 1.  Microsoft Planning Two-Tier OS System? To ensure their continued survival in the competitive smartphone market, Microsoft could be adopting a pincer movement-style attack, by introducing WinMo 6.5 in October and then dropping its price and using it as an Android alternative while leaving WinMo 7 to take on the iPhone OS.   Windows Mobile 7 is not expected until […]

LG Watchphone Launch and Price Revealed…

Remember the LG GD910 watchphone which we have all seen pictures of since it debuted at the CES show earlier in the year?  Well, Orange have gained exclusivity over this gadget and will be launching it at their Bond Street Station store in London at 9am on the 27th August.  Sounds exciting, right? Well, sort of.  Orange are now promoting the GD910 as a ‘handmade’ luxury gadget and will be making it available for a limited time only – although they don’t state just how long this ‘limited time’ will be.  But we all know the drawback with luxury gadgets, […]