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…

Orange helps mobile phone market to go green

Orange has announced a new agreement for the launch of more eco friendly mobile phones in the UK.It has signed environmentally focussed C Mobile, a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), on to its Orange Partner Platform.Later this year, a prepay MVNO will be launched in the UK with handset and SIM-only deals available for the eco and ethical market. This allows consumers to fund energy…

Mobile phones could help entrepreneurs obtain flexible lifestyle

Mobile phones help to make businesses more flexible, especially for entrepreneurs who go it alone, a new survey has suggested.New research from YouGov and Orange has found 55 per cent of those who have already set up their own company did so because of the flexibility it offered.Furthermore, 85 per cent of individuals said communications technology, such as mobile phones, made running a business from…

Take your iPad pick from Orange, Vodafone and O2

If you already have an Apple iPhone then you may be interested in purchasing the iPad, which has a 9.7-inch LED-backlit display and a multi-touch screen.Weighing 1.5 pounds and with a thickness of 0.5 inches, the iPad could be just as easy to carry around with you as the iPhone, which also enables access to the internet and the ability to send emails on the…

Mobile phones ‘should be social’

All mobile phones should offer the user more than just text messages and voice calls, it has been suggested. Nokia has recently released three new handset with a focus on social networking - the C3, C6 and E5. The mobile phone manufacturer's Conversations blog has taken a look at the response the devices have received from the media and found that - on the whole…