Mobile phone demand pushes numbers into 05s

Mobile phone demand pushes numbers into 05s
It is expected that around 100 million new mobile phone numbers beginning with 05 will be introduced in 2017, as the supply of 04 numbers continues to diminish as mobile phone uptake increases. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) is expected to announce changes to the telecommunications numbering plan, which will include the new prefix and alterations to geographic number allocation. Increase in mobile…

Mobile phone recycling: BBC Sport has launched its Olympics app on Android

Mobile phone recycling: BBC Sport has launched its Olympics app on Android
The BBC has launched its London 2012 Olympics app for both Android and Apple mobile phones. People from all over the world will be able to keep up to date with the action, as well as taking advantage of catch-up coverage and highlights throughout the Games. Users will be able to access daily live text commentaries, news stories and a detailed schedule of events for…

Mobile phone recycling: Blind and visually impaired to gain from Georgie ap

Mobile phone recycling: Blind and visually impaired to gain from Georgie ap
A smartphone app designed for blind people, by blind people, has been launched to help transform the lives of citizens suffering from sight impairment.. Around 285 million people in the world are living with some form sight loss but it is hoped that the Georgie app will help blind users navigate day-to-day activities such as knowing their exact whereabouts in unfamiliar surroundings. Tasks like reading…

Lumia 900 price cut by Nokia

Lumia 900 price cut by Nokia
Nokia has made the unusual move to cut the price of its flagship mobile phone - the Lumia 900 - in half in the US barely three months after its initial launch. The price has been dramatically reduced to US$49.99 ($48) and it has been suggested the step has been taken to try and win back some of the market share it lost to Samsung…

Sell my mobile: New consumer protection code implemented in Australia

Sell my mobile: New consumer protection code implemented in Australia
Telecommunications will force companies to overhaul their marketing, billing and internal complaints within six weeks as part of an accepted new consumer protection code. This new code will make minimum standards of customer service enforceable via the courts for the first time. It is supposedly being introduced to end the "confuseopoly" in the retail mobile phone market. An industry-funded body called Communications Compliance will now…

Mobile phone recycling: Angry Birds maker Rovio launches Amazing Alex

Mobile phone recycling: Angry Birds maker Rovio launches Amazing Alex
The maker of Angry Birds - Rovio - has launched its first new franchise since 2009 with the introduction of Amazing Alex. Amazing Alex's performance will be closely monitored after the earlier series of it managed to achieve more than one billion downloads on to mobile phones. In the game, players must arrange objects on screen to create a chain reaction, with each piece in…

Sell my mobile: T-shirts developed to ‘charge mobile phones’

Sell my mobile: T-shirts developed to ‘charge mobile phones’
Scientists at the University of South Carolina have stated they have found a way to use a cheap T-shirt to store electrical power. They hope this could pave the way for clothes that are able to charge mobile phones and other such devices. Experts have predicted that new technologies including "roll-up" smartphones and laptops will be available to consumers soon, BBC News reports. This would…

Sell my mobile: LG launches brand new pre-paid mobile phone range

Sell my mobile: LG launches brand new pre-paid mobile phone range
LG has officially unveiled the launch of its aggressively priced L-Style range of Android smartphones in Australia. The four new mobile phones - the LG Optimus L3, L5, L7 and L2 - form part of the company's L-Style range and will all be pre-paid devices. Former Miss Australia Erin McNaught will be used as the face of the marketing campaign for the Korean company which…