New Samsung is ‘big on battery’

Samsung has launched a rugged new mobile phone that is short on features but big on battery, a new article comments.In an article for the Trusted Reviews website, Sandra Vogel explains the B2700 Bound is a device that lacks the kind of high-tech gadgets that are found on most modern phones.However, she comments its tough, rubberised exterior and "astounding" battery life mean it could be…

Site praises ‘stylish W705’

A new phone that forms part of the Sony Ericsson Walkman range has been praised for its style in a new review.Experts at the Link said the W705 model takes the lead from a number of other music focussed handsets including the W980i and W880i, yet continued that it's look was very much its own.The Sony Ericsson device is equipped with a host of features…

Nokia offers Hotmail with messaging service

Nokia has announced that its email access service will now support Windows Live Hotmail.The Nokia Messaging product will also be available on the new Nokia 5800 XpressMusic touchscreen device.Free to download and set up, the service already supports other popular email accounts such as Yahoo! Mail, Gmail and AOL Mail.Up to ten email accounts can be added to the mobile phone, allowing the user to…

Nokia Ovi store to team-up with TV’s Heroes creator

Nokia has agreed to work with Tim Kring, creator of sci-fi TV show Heroes, to develop content for its new multi-platform Ovi store.Developers of the software, which launches next month, are working on a unique interactive application with Kring, built around his ideas for "new forms of entertainment".Devised under the working title TEVA, the programme will be an "immersive experience", according to Tero Ojanpera, executive…

New mobile browser put to the test

The latest mobile phones have been given another good web browsing option with the launch of a new software package, one reviewer has noted.According to Trusted Reviews' Niall Magennis the Torch Mobile Iris Browser 1.1.5 is a likeable system that serves as an alternative to Opera Mobile and the Windows-based Internet Explorer.He states that although the system is "quite buggy" in some areas, it looks…

Motorola to feature ‘simple social phone’

The CTIA Wireless event will allow Motorola the opportunity to showcase its latest device, it has emerged.According to the manufacturer, which counts the RAZR and ROKR mobile phones among its range, the Evoke QA4 is designed to be "socially-inclined" with easy access to sites such as YouTube, MySpace and Picasa.In addition, Motorola has furnished the handset with what it claims is "fast web connectivity" -…

Social networking ‘will develop with users’

Social networking will continue to develop and change as people use it, one expert has suggested.A spokesman for New Media Intelligence, a tailored web monitoring company, said sites likes Facebook and Twitter - which are now often accessed through the latest mobile phones - will continue to attempt to monetise themselves.Tim Houghton, managing director of the company, said this will be dependent on their popularity…