HTC Desire comes to T-Mobile

The HTC Desire is available for T-Mobile customers to purchase through the network operator's website.For £35 a month on a 24-month contract, T-Mobile customers can get the HTC Desire, along with 1,200 minutes and unlimited internet and texts.Complete with a 3.7-inch touchscreen and five-megapixel camera, contacts from social networking sites, email and the phone can be synced.The camera has face detection and geotagging, a feature…

Samsung Modus offers “an enhanced mobile experience”

The Samsung Modus has been announced by Samsung Telecommunications America, a handset described as an affordable way to enjoy "an enhanced mobile experience".Samsung Telecommunications America has revealed that the Modus has a number of features including noise-cancelling technology and the ability to stream stereo audio.The audio can be heard through a single earpiece of the Bluetooth handset and it is gradually muted to allow the…

Mobile phone customers warned of internet prices abroad

Mobile phone customers are set to enjoy new rules from July that dictate the European Union has to cap data download costs for using the internet via smartphones and other handsets abroad.While from July costs could be lowered for many smartphone customers, consumer watchdog Which? has reminded Britons that until then, they could face unlimited charges.Taking a handset such as an Apple iPhone abroad could…

Mobile phone recycling scheme unveiled by Home Office

The Home Office has launched a new scheme to prevent stolen mobile phones from being sold to firms that recycle handsets.Alan Campbell, the Home Office minister, launched the initiative to prevent phones blocked in the UK being used abroad.The police, government and mobile phone industry have joined forces to establish a new code of practice, under which a range of safeguards will be put in…

Orange customers can get their hands on white Xperia X10

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 in white and black will be available to Orange customers from early April.It is the first Android device to be revealed by the handset maker and the white version is exclusively available to Orange customers on certain pay-monthly plans.Features of the new handset could convince many people to trade in a used mobile phone so they can get their hands…

Mobile technology ‘helps firms be flexible’

Businesses will look to mobile phone technology in the coming years as a tool to help them become more flexible, according to a new report from O2.The mobile phone network published the research, compiled by The Future Laboratory, which indicated that mobiles, social networking and more sophisticated office technology will all become increasingly important to business users.A total of 65 per cent of UK firms…

Mobiles ‘may help new dads spend time with their baby’

Mobile phone technology may help new dads spend more time with their children, according to Orange.A new survey released by the network indicated that 79 per cent of working men would consider taking part in a flexible working scheme rather than taking a full paternity leave if this was encouraged by their employer.Orange's research noted that many new dads are also concerned about money, but…

New version of Google Maps launched

Google Maps has launched a new version, which could drive mobile recycling as consumers look to get their hands on a compatible phone. Users of phones making use of the Android operating system version 1.6 or later may wish to download Google Maps 4.1 from the Android Market now. Consumers who wish to find their way around more easily could sell an old mobile phone…