Another rugged Samsung put to the test

A second handset from Samsung designed to be rugged and hardwearing has been put to the test this week.Ricky Cadden of Mobile Burn has looked at the manufacturer's SGH-a657 model just a few days after Flora Graham of Cnet put the B2700 Bound through its paces.Ms Graham found her handset to be designed with a whole host of outdoor-types in mind, however, Mr Cadden's experience…

“Clever little phone” back on sale through 3 Mobile

Consumers recycling mobile phones have been given an extra opportunity to take advantage of free phone calls.According to 3 Mobile, the inclusion of Skype to Skype calling helped make the S2 a very popular purchase when it was launched in September 2008 - so much so that the network was quickly out of stock.However, it claims that the handset is now once more available for…

Rugged Samsung ‘not just for builders’

Those who like the great outdoors may take a shine to one of the latest phones from Samsung to be reviewed by Cnet.According to the technology news website, the South Korean manufacturer's B2700 Bound is rugged enough to use while "rock climbing and trekking" and has a few features that make it particularly handy in these circumstances.The LED torch, GPS mapping and tough rubber exterior…

Review looks at easy-to-view budget LG model

One of the latest phones from LGmobile could be useful for consumers with impaired vision, it has been suggested.The South Korean manufacturer's KF300 model was put to the test by Sandra Vogel of the Trusted Reviews website recently - who said although it was clearly an entry-level device, it did have features that would be useful to some.Described as surprisingly lightweight, she explained that by…

Mobile ads ‘will advance with better handsets’

Developments in phone handsets will help to drive advances in mobile advertising, according to one expert.Andrew Lim, UK Web Media's editorial director, said the two sectors go "hand-in-hand" and that the advertising should continue to move forwards as handset technology becomes increasingly sophisticated.He pointed to the Apple iPhone and other application-heavy devices as providing a "real possibility to advertise" in the future.However, Mr Lim suggested…

Vodafone announces roaming rate scrappage

Vodafone UK customers will not have to pay any additional roaming charges while on holiday in Europe between June 1st and August 30th.The mobile phone network revealed yesterday (May 14th) that people visiting any of more than 35 countries on the continent will be able to make calls and send text and picture messages for the same price as back home.Ian Shephard, Vodafone UK's consumer…

LG Viewty Smart has ‘significant upgrades’

The new Viewty Smart mobile phone is much more advanced than its predecessor, according to manufacturer LG.Launching the LG-GC900 handset this week, the company said it had "significantly upgraded" a number of the device's software and hardware features to improve the user's experience.The eight-megapixel phone is now one the smallest of its kind in the marketplace, with 12.4 mm thickness and a weight of 102…

Updated C905 ‘should be applauded’

Sony Ericsson has made a number of improvements to one of its most popular mobile phones that "should all be applauded", a new review states.An article for 3g.co.uk states the manufacturer had a great deal of success with the original C905 and its replacement should impress lovers of the original.The eight-megapixel cameraphone was one of the first to emerge on the market alongside models such…