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…

Apple iPhone 3G users contribute to “vibrant ecosystem”

The success of the App Store has shown that when properly managed there is a healthy market for mobile downloads, according to one expert. With Apple iPhone 3G users leading the charge of consumers regularly getting online to obtain the latest software, a spokesman for Mformation Technologies, has said it is unsurprising that others have followed. Rob Dalgety, marketing director of the sector analyst, said…

How important is your T Mobile G1 or iPhone 3G?

A new study has looked at how the latest phones like the T Mobile G1 or Apple iPhone 3G now play a central role in people's day-to-day lives.The survey, conducted by experts at mobile device management specialists Mformation, found that 94 per cent of handset users keep the names and numbers of their friends stored in their device's address book.In addition, 65 per cent of…

Sony Ericsson W995 “a feature-rich handset”

In a piece for Trusted Reviews this week, Sandra Vogel puts the Walkman-branded Sony Ericsson W995 handset to the test and notes that although initially sceptical, she was ultimately won over by it. The model was originally unveiled at the Mobile World Congress event in February and follows other music focused models in the range like the Sony Ericsson W980. Ms Vogel states in the…