Nokia Ovi store to team-up with TV’s Heroes creator

Nokia has agreed to work with Tim Kring, creator of sci-fi TV show Heroes, to develop content for its new multi-platform Ovi store. Developers of the software, which launches next month, are working on a unique interactive application with Kring, built around his ideas for "new forms of entertainment". Devised under the working title TEVA, the programme will be an "immersive experience", according to Tero…

Nokia offers Hotmail with messaging service

Nokia has announced that its email access service will now support Windows Live Hotmail.The Nokia Messaging product will also be available on the new Nokia 5800 XpressMusic touchscreen device.Free to download and set up, the service already supports other popular email accounts such as Yahoo! Mail, Gmail and AOL Mail.Up to ten email accounts can be added to the mobile phone, allowing the user to…

‘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…