Orange prepares to trial mobile phone technology

Mobile phone users with Orange could soon be the beneficiaries of new technology that may change the quality of calls for the better.The network is trialling its Voice programme in the coming weeks in the south of England, enabling users to make crystal-clear communications with friends and colleagues.Orange believes it will give the effect of both participants in a call being in the same room…

Trade in mobile phone for World Cup fun

Football fans with a Nokia mobile phone are in pole position to take advantage of three new apps released this week by the telecommunications company.Others hoping to enjoy the new football-themed features with plenty of the World Cup remaining may wish to trade in their current device and switch to a Nokia one immediately.The first of the apps is Trivian – a chance for supporters…

Orange trials mobile HD Voice

Orange High Definition (HD) Voice is expected to be rolled out by the end of the summer and trials are currently underway to test the feature.The mobile phone network operator has revealed the trial is occurring across the south of England.It is hoped testers will experience crystal-clear calls and high-quality sound, setting a new standard for the UK's telecommunications industry.Orange said callers feel as though…

Augmented reality Orange GlastoNav on iPhone for festival

Festival-goers set to attend Glastonbury, which gets underway next week, have been told by Orange about a free app for the Apple iPhone.The augmented reality version of GlastoNav will be available on the iPhone during the festival week, although the java app can be used across a number of different handsets.iPhone users who download the augmented reality version will find the camera function creates a…

Sony Ericsson’s Cedar ‘keeps users affordably connected’

The Sony Ericsson Cedar allows easy and fast browsing for social networking website and email access, but "at an affordable price", the handset maker said.Revealing its new Cedar handset, it stated the Widget Manager 2.0 enables a convenient way to stay connected to social networking sites, with access to these available through the stand-by screen.It can also be connected to a laptop via a 3.5mm…

Paying by mobile phone ‘increasingly popular’

Smartphones have helped boost the popularity of using mobile phones to pay for goods, it has been suggested.The Mobile Payments for Digital and Physical Goods study by Juniper Research found the fact that more consumers are becoming aware they can use their handsets in this way, along with easy-to-use and secure payment options, have made mobile phone e-commerce a growing trend.By 2012, the organisation expects…

Google Nexus ‘dipped toe in advertising market’

A Google Nexus phone could be the choice for those wanting to get rid of old handsets, as the search engine giant is looking to move into the mobile advertising market.According to James Atkinson, editor of the mobile phone industry magazine Mobile, Google wants to compete with Apple, which has just launched its iAd service for marketers."Google wants a slice of that action. When Google…

Vodafone 360 Shop for Android mobile phones

Users of Vodafone mobile phones could soon find it easier than ever to find apps they want, with the launch of the 360 Shop for Android handsets. The store promises to offer customers apps that are suited to their tastes through the use of personal recommendations and promotional areas such as best rated, top downloads, categories and filtered lists."Developers want to know that their app…