Apple iPhone 3G ‘faces a tough new rival’

One of the latest phones from Sony Ericsson could represent a serious challenge to the smartphone dominance of the Apple iPhone 3G, it has been suggested.Although an article in Phones Review this week states that every flagship launch invites comparisons with Apple's "iconic" device, one phone has now emerged that could live up to the hype.Announced last week, the Sony Ericsson Satio is equipped with…

Halle Berry’s BlackBerry spotted

Halle Berry has been spotted using a smartphone with a name similar to her own.The Oscar-winning actress, who was spotted looking effortlessly stylish with a new cropped hairdo and oversized shades, was pictured on the Celebrity BlackBerry Sightings blog with her handset.Others recently snapped holding the smartphone included The Hills and The City star Whitney Port, Jennifer Lopez and Desperate Housewife Eva Longoria Parker.The website…

Sony Ericsson Aino ‘sets music and video free’

Sony Ericsson has boosted its latest mobile phones with three new models - and one is great for multimedia connectivity, it has been advised. The manufacturer recently unveiled the full details of its Satio, Yari and Aino handsets - stressing the connectivity options of the latter could set it apart from other multimedia devices. It was noted the Sony Ericsson Aino offers "sound and vision…

BlackBerry Curve added to Orange PAYG

The BlackBerry Curve 8900 is the latest smartphone to be added to the Orange pay-as-you-go (PAYG) range.It has emerged that the network will provide the gadget in a prepaid package with a price tag of £249 - which could inspire some to raise cash by recycling mobile phones.As part of the offering, buyers will be given six months-worth of free web browsing and email access…

Aura Vs iPhone: Tough call for Golden Balls

One of the world's most famous football stars has proved that it is not always easy to choose between the latest phones.David Beckham was spotted recently having lunch in Milan while tapping away on a new mobile, the Daily Mail reports.However, the handset in question was not the Motorola Aura flagship device that he was used to promote earlier this year, but an Apple iPhone…

Sony Ericsson Satio announced

Sony Ericsson has announced details of its latest cameraphone - and it boasts a 12.1-megapixel sensor.The Satio has a number of photographic features that could make it ideal for those looking to recycle mobilephones to pay for a new camera-focused model.Incorporating 12x digital zoom and auto focus, as well as BestPic, face detection, geotagging, image stabiliser and a red-eye reduction system, the manufacturer claimed it…

Sneak preview of LG GD900 Crystal

One reviewer has managed to get an early hands-on with one of the latest phones to emerge from the LG stable.Announced earlier this year by the South Korean manufacturer, the GD900 Crystal is equipped with a unique transparent keypad that slides out from underneath the screen.This week Tech Radar took a look at the device and noted that although it shared some of the multimedia…

Apple products ‘popular with women’

Apple has topped a recent poll conducted by Solutions Research Group - asking gadget-hungry females what their most respected technology brand is.The manufacturer of the iPhone emerged ahead of a number of its peers with 20 per cent of respondents citing the firm.This was followed by Sony (14 per cent) which is, of course the parent company to the brand that has brought the Walkman…