‘We did Skype first’ 3 Mobile reminds consumers

The 3 Mobile network has responded to the launch of Skype services on the iPhone - by reminding people it was there first. It was noted by the carrier that although access to cheaper calls and messages is a welcome addition to Apple's 3G handset, a number of people have already been enjoying this on its range of devices since 2006. The firm took the…

New mobile browser put to the test

The latest mobile phones have been given another good web browsing option with the launch of a new software package, one reviewer has noted.According to Trusted Reviews' Niall Magennis the Torch Mobile Iris Browser 1.1.5 is a likeable system that serves as an alternative to Opera Mobile and the Windows-based Internet Explorer.He states that although the system is "quite buggy" in some areas, it looks…

Social networking ‘will develop with users’

Social networking will continue to develop and change as people use it, one expert has suggested.A spokesman for New Media Intelligence, a tailored web monitoring company, said sites likes Facebook and Twitter - which are now often accessed through the latest mobile phones - will continue to attempt to monetise themselves.Tim Houghton, managing director of the company, said this will be dependent on their popularity…

CTIA to feature new LG mobile

A new handset from LG will be unveiled at the CTIA Wireless event in Las Vegas this week, it has emerged.The South Korean electronics manufacturer has announced it will showcase an innovative new device at the exhibition called the LG-GD900 - which boasts the world's first transparent keypad.It is hoped that when the show takes place later this week visitors to the LG stand will…

Motorola to feature ‘simple social phone’

The CTIA Wireless event will allow Motorola the opportunity to showcase its latest device, it has emerged. According to the manufacturer, which counts the RAZR and ROKR mobile phones among its range, the Evoke QA4 is designed to be "socially-inclined" with easy access to sites such as YouTube, MySpace and Picasa. In addition, Motorola has furnished the handset with what it claims is "fast web…

New Vairy Touch phone is “elegant”

If you are looking to get cash for your mobile and purchase a touchscreen model, then a new "elegant" PDA-style phone from ZTE could be worth considering.The Chinese telecoms firm has teamed up with T-Mobile to offer the Vairy Touch, which is said to come with a price tag of £59.99.It is a pay as you go phone, so it may be suitable for people…

LG Arena ‘great for music downloads’

LG's new Arena mobile phone is perfect for accessing online music downloads and video services, according to T Mobile.The sleek black handset, which is being exclusively released by the carrier, is designed to improve the ease of access to the network's online mobile jukebox service.A large screen - perfect for viewing web 'n' walk content - a three dimensional menu system and an FM radio…

Vodafone users offered a ‘Tweet’ deal

In addition to being able to access sites such as Facebook from their devices, Vodafone users could now find they are able to update their Twitter account, according to reports.The micro-blogging site has grown in popularity over recent months, thanks in part to a number of celebrity users including TV personalities Stephen Fry and Jonathon Ross.Now Vodafone has struck a deal with the network allowing…