Samsung Jet ‘an impatient little mobile’

A new handset has been launched that is backed by a £5 million marketing campaign that tells consumers "impatience is a virtue".The Samsung Jet was announced this week and the South Korean manufacturer has set up a number of events to support the device in Singapore, Dubai and London.Equipped with the firm's TouchWiz 2.0 user interface and Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, the device boasts a range…

Apple iPhone 3G and BlackBerry ‘a staple of small business’

Phones like the Apple iPhone 3G and BlackBerry Storm are surging in popularity thanks to their adaptability for use in the business sector, it has been suggested.According to a study from O2, seven out of ten small firms now incorporate smartphones into their practices and the popularity of the various applications they offer can be seen in data traffic figures.The carrier states the recent London…

LG GM730 praised for ‘keeping people in touch’

A spokesman for Microsoft has highlighted the many successful features of the LG GM730 mobile phone.The device was announced this week at an industry event in Singapore and is equipped with the software company's latest Windows Mobile 6.1 operating system.Microsoft senior vice-president of communications Andy Lees said that when used alongside the innovative LG 3D S-Class User Interface that comes installed on the handset -…

RIM boosts range with BlackBerry Tour

A new handset has been added to the Research In Motion (RIM) range, which the company said offers "striking design and exceptional performance"The BlackBerry Tour joins devices in the RIM catalogue including the Storm, Pearl and Curve and boasts a feature set that could inspire some to recycle use mobiles to fund an upgrade.In addition to 3G and Bluetooth A2DP support, the new model comes…

The LG GD900 Crystal and GM370 on display

Two new LG handsets have been on display at the CommunicAsia 2009 event in Singapore this week.Originally unveiled in February this year, the first of the two devices is the LG GD900 Crystal - which the manufacturer claims is a world first in terms of touch technology.The model has a transparent keypad which works in the same way as a laptop trackpad - allowing the…

Nokia N97 manufacturers look to the mobile future

The creators of the Nokia N97 have noted more people are recognising the many benefits of integrated smartphone technology.At a recent company conference, a spokesman for the Finnish manufacturer said it was clear that people all over the world were now enjoying the integration of telephone and internet-enabled handsets.Chris Carr, vice-president of sales in the south-east Asia Pacific region, explained it was not just those…

Expert favours Apple iPhone 3G S over Palm Pre

The Palm Pre may be a smartphone well worth the attention it is currently getting - but it may struggle against one of its main rivals, according to an expert.A spokesman from T3.com, a consumer electronics website which offers news and reviews on the latest phones and gadgets, said it was likely that the Apple iPhone 3G S would still be a more desired device.Kieran…

Nokia E72, 5530 and 3710 announced

The Nokia E72, 5530 XpressMusic and 3710 Fold have been unveiled at a company event in Singapore. According to the manufacturer, each of the handsets all serve a different purpose and could be a tempting proposition for all kinds of people recycling mobile phones. The E72 follows the "hugely successful" Nokia E71 and offers fast access to a range of messaging services including those from…