Cookies ‘help LG increase sales’

Those who recently recycled their mobile phone and bought an LG KP500 Cookie may have helped the manufacturer to increase sales.According to a report detailing activities and results of the second quarter of 2009, LG saw its shipments of handsets increase by 7.8 per cent year on year.It cited sales of mid-tier devices as factors in this improved figure and noted the successes of the…

Mobile phone call rates ‘may fall to reflect new rates’

Mobile termination rates (MTRs) may be adjusted and lead phone call rates to drop in future, it has been suggested.Matthew Howett is a senior analyst at Ovum and said these costs, which are the charges operators pay to connect callers to mobile phones, are a "flaw" in the billing system because they are being cross-subsidised by the industry.Ofcom and the EU are working towards bringing…

Cheap mobiles ‘not always the best option’

There are a number of cheap mobile phones on the market - but consumers would be wise to invest a little more in a new handset, one expert has said.A spokesman for online IT and technology news website Techworld explained although it was clear that entry-level models were popular, they may not always be the best option.John Dunn, editor of the portal, noted it could…

Apple iPhone 3G game ‘improves on original’

Those with the latest phones from Apple may be impressed with a new puzzle game that has been launched on the platform, Pocket gamer reports.Keith Andrew writes in a piece for the online news and reviews resource that Ms Chuck the Ball is a low-priced update of a classic title that may be worth a second look.Although there is little difference in style and playability…

Sony Ericsson W205 ‘accessible to all’

The Sony Ericsson W205 is the latest entry into the manufacturer's music-focused line up and is being backed by a new marketing campaign.It has been announced that various advertisers will be charged with the task of celebrating all that is good about the handset - which may end up tempting those recycling mobile phones.However, it is not just the integrated media player, FM radio and…

Apple iPhone 3G ‘has created a market of its own’

The Apple iPhone 3G and its follow-up S model have succeeded in bringing a host of new products to consumers, it has been advised.A spokesman for What Mobile magazine, a monthly publication that looks at the latest phones and technology developments, said many manufacturers have been playing catch up with the gadget since it was launched.Jonathan Morris, editor at the resource, explained the introduction of…

Apple iPhone 3G S ‘good example of high performance’

One expert has looked at the growth of the high performance smartphone market and singled out the Apple iPhone 3G S as an example.According to Keith Dyer, the editor of industry news, reviews and analysis publication Mobile Europe, by updating the multimedia handset, its creators are addressing consumer desire.He explained there had been a sharp increase in demand for mobile that incorporate the latest technologies…

Toshiba TG01 put to the test

According to Techradar, Toshiba will be hoping to take on the likes of the Apple iPhone 3G S and HTC Hero when the TG01 hits stores - but there may be some issues to iron out first. The device is praised for its fast web connectivity and smooth running, with the inclusion of an 8 GB memory card noted as a "nice present from Orange".…