BlackBerry Pearl 3G arrives at 3

Mobile phone recycling could allow consumers to pick up the new BlackBerry Pearl 3G device.Available on the 3 network, the candy bar-shaped handset is a revamped version of the popular BlackBerry Pearl, with improved internet technology to make social networking easier.With a standard mobile phone keypad, the Pearl 3G offers the same functions as a traditional BlackBerry device with the aesthetics of a traditional handset,…

Nokia mobile phone apps ‘can make most of handset’

Fans of Nokiamobile phones could download a variety of apps to help them organise their handsets.According to the Nokia Conversations blog, developers MyDailyApp has come up with several new innovations, including SMS Threader, which arranges text messages into strings of conversations between friends.Symabook is another recommended app from the company, which improves the look of accessing Facebook on Nokia handsets using a one-touch system.Available on…

Mobile phone customers with Orange could give more to charity

Consumers could use their mobile phones to offer donations to charity, after Orange announced it is to give a higher percentage of text gifts to organisations.The network operator will now send 90 per cent of any donations made via text message between the values of 15 pence and £10 to charity and up to 100 per cent in some cases.Helen Davies, head of respect and…

Gorillaz and O2 deliver iPhone app

Mobile phone users on the O2 network will be able to take advantage of a new app which offers news, animations and tour information for the band Gorillaz.Formed by Blur frontman Damon Albarn and designer Jamie Hewlett, the group is set to play the O2 arena in September and iPhone users on the network can also get priority booking for the event.The campaign involves augmented…

Apple iPhone OS 4.0 gets new Facebook app

The latest update to the Apple iPhone operating system (OS) is to feature an integration of the Facebook app into other software on the device.Fans of Facebook will be able to use the app more often when the new version comes out for OS 4.0, as it will enable features such as merging Facebook contacts into the iPhone's address book system.It is also believed that…

LG Ally launched with Iron Man 2

People looking for a new mobile phone could check out the new LG Ally, which was launched this week in collaboration with Iron Man 2.To celebrate the success of the box office hit, which stars Robert Downey Jr in the title role, LG invited Russell Bobbitt, who created the props for the film, to show off the new handset.Guests at the New York launch were…

Mobile phones could help women find a job

Women could empower themselves by choosing a mobile phone with internet access, it has been suggested.Claire Goodwin, sales director for womenintechnology.co.uk, made the comments after a report from BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT revealed that females benefit socially from new technology.She suggested that social networking sites are a large part of job hunting these days. Women with mobile phones featuring internet access could make…