Sony Ericsson T715 ‘the sophisticated choice’

The Sony Ericsson T715 is a sliding mobile phone that boasts a number of features and some "sophisticated" good looks, it has been claimed. Announced by the manufacturer this week, the "ultra compact slider" is the latest phone to be added to the range and combines a number of messaging-focused options. These include a large 2.2-inch screen that is designed to work well even when…

Apple iPhone 3G S: The smartphone with speed?

Following the launch of the Apple iPhone 3G, one expert has suggested a smartphone is nothing if it hasn’t got speed.A spokesman for online gadget news and reviews portal Pocket-lint said recently that for many people, camera quality, screen size and other gadgets are what convince them to buy the latest phones.However, as a reporter for the site, Duncan Geere said he believes there is…

Best Manufacturer award goes to Samsung

The creator of the Samsung Omnia, Jet, Pixon and Tocco has beaten a number of its rivals to a top industry accolade.At an event in London, the South Korean company was named Best Manufacturer as part of the Mobile Industry Awards 2009 annual honours, beating Research In Motion, Nokia, LG, HTC and Sony Ericsson.Vice-president of the firm's business in the UK and Ireland Mark Mitchinson…

Samsung Omnia ad wins Cannes trophy

An advertisement for the Samsung Omnia has been unveiled as the recipient of this year's Silver Award in the Cyber Lions category of the Cannes Lions Awards 2009.Featuring an unboxing of the device, the innovative clip was chosen from a host of other entries to take the title and a spokesman from the South Korean group suggested it was another success for the overall campaign.Younghee…

YouTube ‘boosted by Apple iPhone 3G S’

The latest phones are being increasingly used for uploading video content to YouTube, the sites owners have advised.According to research from Google, the search engine group which acquired the portal in October 2006, more web-enabled handsets, better services and the launch of multimedia devices like the Apple iPhone 3G S are behind the increases.It was noted that over the past six months the number of…

HTC Hero becomes third UK Android phone

Shoppers looking for the latest phones with the Google operating system (OS) have been given another choice to consider this week.Orange has announced it will be the third network in the UK to support an Android device in the form of the HTC Hero - which it will make available during the early part of next month.For £39.15 per month, those recycling mobile phones can…

LG Arena users ‘could snap up a holiday’

A competition has been launched by the creators of the LG Arena that could win users of the manufacturer's cameraphone range a prize. The South Korean firm has announced a new promotion using its online image-sharing portal Loop, which is encouraging people to capture what summer means to them in a photograph. Once uploaded to the site, a winner will be chosen and awarded VIP…

Nokia N97 users told: Ovi Store back on track

Users of Nokia's latest phones may be interested to hear the views of one expert regarding its recently-launched Ovi Store. In a piece for the CCS Insight blog, Ben Wood says "as a self-confessed phone addict", he was keen to see what the Finnish manufacturer would bring to the table with its online applications portal. However, he says the Nokia N97 creators let down a…