LG Chocolate BL40 offers high-def display

Consumers looking at recycling used mobiles to fund a device that boasts an impressive screen may be interested in the comments of one manufacturer.The group behind the new LG Chocolate BL40 has equipped its latest phone with a four-inch front panel that could be ideal for watching video content using its integrated media player.Unveiled by the South Korean firm this week, the new model is…

BlackBerry Curve 8520 ‘a solid messaging device’

One of the latest phones from Research In Motion (RIM) will not disappoint those familiar with the firm's high performance keyboards, a new review has suggested.According to Pocket Lint's Duncan Geere, the BlackBerry Curve 8520 is a gadget that offers the same kind of messaging facilities that the brand has become known for.In addition to the full qwerty keyboard - which is an ideal solution…

Apple iPhone 3G S gets power booster

Apple iPhone 3G S users may find their new mobile is not equipped for long journeys, one company has suggested.Handset peripheral manufacturer Mophie said that a common complaint when it comes to the gadget is its inability to sustain power for long periods of time - a problem it has claimed to have been able to solve.The company unveiled the Juice Pack Air this week…

LG Cookie shoppers offered new Orange music tariff

Consumers considering some of the latest phones on Orange pay-as-you-go may be interested in the network's newest tariff.Aimed at 16 to 24-year-olds who love music, the Monkey offering joins other animal themed price plans such as Canary, Racoon, Dolphin and Camel.However, where the newest tariff differs is it forms part of a partnership with 4Music and Universal to bring a host of audio options to…

HTC Magic and O2 XDA Guide reviewed

The HTC Magic has been called a handset to rival the iPhone 3G, while the O2 XDA Guide has been praised for its sleek good looks and navigational facilities.In an article for Wi-Fi Planet, technology journalist Gerry Blackwell looked at the former and concluded that with Google Android onboard and a host of modern features it could take on the Apple device.Although he explained the…

Text donations ‘to be VAT free’

Whether it is an old Motorola or a Sony Ericsson C905, the money a used mobile can generate is often greatly appreciated by charities - and they may now receive a higher percentage of any text donations.It has emerged that SMS contributions made to these organisations will no longer be subjected to the VAT charge they have in the past.According to the Charities Aid Foundation…

RIM comments on BlackBerry Curve 8520

An upgrade of the BlackBerry Curve - the 8520 - is a handset that combines simplicity with a number of the latest messaging options, according to its manufacturer.Research In Motion (RIM), the company behind the range of telecommunications solutions, took a moment to highlight some of the device's most attractive options this week.In addition to the usual full qwerty keyboard - which it claimed makes…

HTC and Palm ‘could take on iPhone 3G’

The Apple iPhone 3G has been in a class of its own for a long time - but there are other serious contenders out there, it has been advised.A spokeswoman for Stuff.tv, an online publication that offers news and reviews on the latest phones and other gadgets, said the touchscreen handset has yet to be eclipsed by any of its rivals.However, she admitted there are…