High-end mobile phones ‘becoming commonplace’

High-end mobile phones such as the BlackBerry and the Apple iPhone are no longer being used solely by businesses, an expert has claimed.Karl Sharpe of Mobile-phones.co.uk stated that consumers are wanting to do much more with their mobile phone handsets these days than simply make calls and send text messages and credited the iPhone with helping to drive the market forwards, even though other smartphones…

Samsung comments on eco-friendly mobile accolade

Earlier this year, the Samsung F268 was named the most environmentally friendly mobile phone by Greenpeace International. Now Geesung Choi, president of Samsung's telecommunications division, has claimed his company is very happy with the award and suggested it is a reflection of its commitment to reduce its carbon footprint. "We are delighted to have got this result and aim to build on this success as…

BlackBerry sales hit 50 million

More than 50 million BlackBerry mobile phones have been sold worldwide since Research in Motion (RIM) launched the handsets ten years ago, it has been announced.The company revealed the new statistic this week as part of its decade anniversary along with a number of other facts, including the claim that BlackBerry currently has a user base of 21 million people.Eric Zeman of InformationWeek appeared to…

Consumer group offers energy saving ideas

Energy expert Robert Hammond of Consumer Focus has offered up advice to consumers looking to save money on their heating bills. Mr Hammond suggested that switching off heating entirely or putting it on too low are not the answer as this can have an effect on people's health. Instead, consumers should consider keeping their houses at a constant temperature - rather than switching the heating…

Video calling rumoured for Apple iPhone

Video phone calls may soon be possible for users of the Apple iPhone, according to one reporter. Alexander Wolfe of InformationWeek revealed that a video calling function which is not yet available on the iPhone is included in Apple's patent for the handset and suggested this could be a sign of which direction the company wishes to head in over the next few years. "The…