Opera reveals boost in users

The latest phones using the Opera Mini mobile web browser is on the rise, a new report suggests.According to figures released this week by the manufacturer of the portable internet surfing software, there were 12.1 per cent more people logging on to the application in March than the previous month.Opera also claims that in terms of year on year statistics the "major jump" of its…

Nokia E75: Excellent for business

The latest phone in the Nokia E series range has been described as "excellent" for business use - which could encourage some to trade in old mobiles.According to an article for Trusted Reviews, the E75 is yet another solid addition to the line, which in the past has brought us the E71 - which is described as "sublime".It is also noted the "equally impressive" E63…

Nokia’s free music vs Apple desirability

Consumers recycling mobile phones could find themselves stuck between upgrading to the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic and the Apple iPhone 3G.However, a new blog post for the CCS Insight page notes this is not a problem exclusive to the UK and both are fighting for their share of the market in Italy.Paolo Pescatore explains having visited friends and relatives in the country recently, he noticed the…

Apple celebrates billionth App Store download

The billionth application for the Apple iPhone 3G has been downloaded, it has emerged.Having already announced a competition awarding the person who took the App Store to its landmark figure a number of prizes, the manufacturer has revealed 13-year-old Connor Mulcahey from Connecticut took the title.The App Store user was downloading Bump - a software application which allows iPhone users to trade contact information -…

AudioBoo ‘could benefit from the Fry effect’

A new application for Apple's latest phones could win over users in the same way micro blogging website Twitter did, it has been suggested.Consumer watchdog Which? has pointed out that with celebrity advocates like Stephen Fry, the social networking site has become a great success - and this could also happen with AudioBoo.The application, which records audio blog entries of up to three minutes, has…

HTC Touch 3G launched in UK

Orange has announced the launch of the latest model from the manufacturer behind the T Mobile G1.The HTC Touch 3G has been made available on a number of tariffs from the network in an exclusive black finish that the network hopes will appeal to professionals and casual users.It states the "eagerly anticipated" model boasts a 2.8-inch touchscreen and UMA call technology, but says it is…

T Mobile announces “affordable” Blackberry package

Consumers recycling mobile phones to buy a new BlackBerry could be tempted by the latest deal from T Mobile.The network announced this week it would launch a new package that looked to make Research In Motion's range of devices more accessible to the public.It was noted that the BlackBerry Pearl 8110 smartphone is to be featured in its line of pay-as-you-go mobile phones with a…

Low-cost Samsung ‘looks a bit familiar’

The design used for the "impressive" Samsung Soul has cropped up once again - and this time it is available in pink, it has been claimed.In a piece for Trusted Reviews, Sandra Vogel looks at the South Korean manufacturer's S7300 and notes that although it is not a high-specification device, it does have some attractive features.The affordable monthly tariff and "excellent battery life" are two…