Samsung unveils Tocco Ultra Edition

Mobile phone manufacturer Samsung has lifted the lid on its latest handset, the Tocco Ultra Edition.The new phone, which will be Samsung's flagship product for 2009, carries the model number S8300 and features an eight mega-pixel camera, a wide range of video support and editing features and high-speed internet access.It also has the space for a 16Gb external memory card and has a full touchscreen.Samsung…

Video ‘to take off’ in mobile phone market this year

Those without mobile phones capable of supporting high quality video and audio content could feel left out this year, if one expert's prediction comes true. Richard Titus, controller of mobile and future media for the BBC, suggested this week that 2009 will be the year when video really takes off on mobile phones as the smartphone grows to a position of prominence. "My sense is…

LG Arena “fully loaded” with multimedia features

The new LG Arena is packed full of multimedia features and is unlike any other mobile phone in the market, according to a company spokesman. Dr Skott Ahn, president and chief executive of LG Electronics' mobile communications division, suggested that the "groundbreaking" 3D S-Class UI is what sets the device apart from its market rivals, allowing users to interact with their multimedia handset like never…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…