Nokia N97 users among ‘one million Ovi subscribers’

Nokia has announced that subscriptions to its mobile phone-based email service have now hit a new milestone.The Finnish manufacturer, which counts devices like the Nokia N97, 5800 XpressMusic, N85 and E71 among its current line up, said the number of registrations it had set up for Ovi Mail now topped the one million mark.It was advised that in particular the service had proved popular in…

Mobile rate changes should not negatively impact consumers

Comments suggesting changes to current voice call pricing structures will be bad for consumers are familiar, it has been advised. O2 recently spoke out about Ofcom's proposals to revise the way mobile termination rates are calculated were "inconsistent with European and domestic law".It was said if these fees - which occur when individual networks are required to carry calls from other carriers - were altered,…

LG GD900 Crystal ‘an intriguing handset’

The stylish good looks and innovative controls of one handset appear to have impressed two different reviewers this week.According to Mobile Burn writer Russell Jefferies, the LG GD900 Crystal is an "intriguing" device that boasts a transparent keypad that allows it to be controlled in the same way as a touchscreen device.However, as this panel is a slide-out facility at the base of the unit,…

Mobile broadband connections ‘up’

Those who recycle their mobile phone for a better deal may find mobile broadband is sometimes included in the bargain.It is this type of connection that has increased in number throughout the European Union this past year, new statistics have shown.InfoCom published results from its Broadband Monitoring Service and found that numbers reached over ten per cent in 2008 - a four percentage point rise.However,…

Nokia 6700 Classic ‘not fancy, but impressive’

The Nokia 6700 Classic has been called "nothing fancy" in a new article this week, while still impressing its writer.According to Trusted Reviews, the Finnish manufacturer has succeeded in creating a device that is stripped of many of the features that now come with the latest phones.GPS and HDSPA technology for up to 10 Mbps are included on the device, as is access to the…

Samsung Reclaim phone is “eco-friendly”

Samsung and North American mobile phone network Sprint have teamed up to offer consumers in the US an "eco-friendly" handset.The Samsung Reclaim is a qwerty model said to be made from 80 per cent recyclable materials - and will be available for under $50.Anyone who has recycled their phone for cash may know the satisfaction that comes from knowing your technology will leave less of…

Latest phones: More important than pets?

Consumers with the latest phones may be more inclined to run into a burning building to save their handset than previously thought.According to a survey conducted by the Right Mobile Phone website, 22 per cent of 18 to 32-year-olds would select their trusted gadget as the second thing they would be most likely to save in a fire.Luckily, the first choice for most was a…

Samsung S5600 becomes first Welsh mobile

The Samsung S5600 is to become the world's first mobile phone that is fully available in Welsh, it has emerged. Orange announced this week that it will be launching a version of the device in the UK on September 1st, equipped with integrated software that converts the whole menu system into the language. In addition, consumers recycling mobile phones to buy the handset will notice…