Investment in Symbian Nokia mobile ‘can be for the long term’

Mobile phone users currently considering whether to buy a Nokia N8 upon its release have been assured the Symbian operating system on which it runs is here to stay.Ian, writing for the Nokia Conversations blog, says Symbian will create a number of benefits for both customers and the company.He was detailing the thoughts of chief executive officer Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo and chief financial officer Timo Ihamuotila,…

Recycling of used mobile could create gap for Samsung Wave

Some people may not wish to recycle their old mobile phone without having a replacement lined up - which could be where the Samsung Wave comes in handy.This week's ShortList magazine notes the model is one that comes with a range of useful functions and attractive specifications.For example, it includes the Social Hub feature, which allows users to group their favourite social networking sites -…

Is a Facebook-friendly mobile phone an essential?

An increasing number of people may desire a mobile phone that allows them to use Facebook, after the amount of people using the social networking site passed 500 million across the world.Mark Zuckerberg, writing the Facebook Blog, says to celebrate the landmark the website is putting together a feature of stories from users."This is an important milestone for all of you who have helped spread…

Nokia N900 technology ‘to create a new class of mobile phone photography’

A new open-source digital photography platform is to be available as a free download to those with a Nokia N900.FCam - short for Frankencamera - will offer "a whole new class of photography" to mobile phone users, explains Ian, author of the Nokia Conversations blog.The technology is able to balance extremely dark or light situations to ensure an image is just right.Such a prospect may…

Popularity of Apple iPhone 4 ‘behind record financial results’

The provision of high-quality, popular mobile phones and other handsets may be behind Apple's positive financial figures.According to results for the third quarter of 2010, the company enjoyed record revenue of $15.7 billion (£10.3 billion), up from $9.73 billion during the same period in 2009."It was a phenomenal quarter that exceeded our expectations all around, including the most successful product launch in Apple's history with…

New app offers iPhone and smartphone owners chance to share snaps

Whether it is a safari in South Africa or a week on the Costa del Sol planned for this summer, mobile phone owners may like to share the most special moments with the friends and family they leave in the UK.By trading-in a used device and splashing out on an iPhone or android-powered handset, people could take advantage of a new app that allows them…

Will rise of apps make trade-in of mobile phones more popular?

Trading-in a used mobile phone and putting the money towards a latest smartphone may be tempting to an increasing number of people over the next five years.That is because, according to a new report by Juniper Research, the app craze is set to continue to grow.It suggests the total number of downloads to consumer-oriented handsets - which stood at under 2.6 billion in 2009 -…

Ovi Maps is a winner with mobile phone users

Users of Nokia mobile phones have named Ovi Maps as their favourite of all the apps offered by the company.Rhiain, author of the Nokia Conversations blog, details the results, which show 29 per cent of the 1,300 respondents think the navigation service is one of their top three.In second place is Opera Mini - an app that deals with web pages before they are displayed…