Square mobile phones ‘appeal to younger generations’

Microsoft's Kin, Sony Ericsson's Xperia X10 Mini Pro and Nokia's 7705 Twist are just some of the mobile phones recently released that are on the square side.A Relaxnews report in the Independent said younger mobile phone customers appear to like handsets that are compact and square-form in their design.The Microsoft Kin - which features a five-megapixel camera with LumiLed flash - has an almost-square screen…

Nokia’s Ovi Mail ‘suitable for N97 through to C3 mobile phones’

Nokia's Ovi Store has a number of different features such as Ovi Files and Ovi Mail which many mobile phone customers may be unaware of.A blog on Nokia Conversations noted Ovi Mail is available for new and old devices, although people might still want to recycle their old mobile phones to upgrade to a newer smartphone.Ovi Mail is secure as it has built-in spam and…

Orange smartphones help to keep M25 moving

Quality inspectors working on the £1.1 billion M25 improvement project have been given smartphones by Orange.The network operator said real-time management quality problems that can arise from the field have helped to be overcome by the provision of its smartphones to Skanska Balfour Beatty employees.Director of corporate sales at Orange Russell Davis said: "The construction industry is a key market for Orange. Both Skanska and…

BlackBerry Twitter app ‘impressive’

Keeping in touch with what is going on in the world could be one reason why people decide to sell their old mobile phone in order to upgrade.The Sun has said the current media storm surrounding the general election can be closely watched via the new Twitter app for the BlackBerry.According to the newspaper, it was "very impressed" with the official app during testing and…

Sony Ericsson’s Xperia X10 ‘a result of high-end mobile phone focus’

Sony Ericsson has said the shipment of its Xperia X10 and Vivaz handsets reflect the high-end mobile phones that have come into focus of late.The handset maker praised the two new mobile phones as it released its financial results for the first quarter of 2010, which showed gross margin rose both year on year and sequentially.Over the past 12 months, Sony Ericsson has been streamlining…

New mobile phone technology ‘can help firms overcome difficulties’

Mobile phone recycling schemes could be in place at businesses that want to upgrade to video call-enabled handsets.Organisations can often overcome difficulties such as transport problems by using modern-day technology, IP Multimedia, Virgin Media Business said.Senior product manager Alistair McKinnon said he was surprised that more firms do not take advantage of technology like video call-enabled mobile phones.He said employees who need to have face-to-face…

Fancy a trip to France with your Nokia N97?

Nokia has announced on its Conversations blog that its employees have been working hard to get the 12 most scenic routes in the 12 most beautiful countries on to the N97's Ovi Maps function.The mobile phone manufacturer spoke to 12,750 people in order to find out the best routes to include on Ovi Maps.Over half of the French people questioned recommended Les ales de Glenan…

Map apps on mobile phones ‘help Brits get around the tube’

Britons who want to take advantage of the new technology that many mobile phones offer, such as map apps, may want to recycle their old handsets.According to rightmobilephone.co.uk, map apps are popular with smartphone users, especially for navigating around the tube and discovering places that have never been visited before.Train times are another popular app and having such information easily to hand may convince some…