BT to enable iPhone users Wi-Fi at coffee shops

More than 650 Starbucks coffeehouses in the UK and Ireland will enable their customers to access the internet via BT-supplied Wi-Fi, it has been revealed.The telecommunications group announced this week it had started to roll out the relevant technology and will complete the project by the end of this summer.BT Openzone users will be able to surf the web, make Voice over Internet Protocol calls…

BT unveils business-focussed Samsung

BT has announced the launch of a new handset that could encourage some professionals to consider recycling mobile phones.Aimed at business users, the network states that it has added the Samsung C6625 device to its range in a move to address a growing trend for firms to want their staff to have access to the best technology on the go.The model is powered by Windows…

LG officially announce the Viewty sequel

After months of speculation and reports of a change of name, LG has officially announced its follow up to the Viewty.Last week, Mobile Burn reported the manufacturer's German website had posted an article that seemed to confirm the handsets new moniker - which had previously been the Viewty II.However, LG has now confirmed the Viewty Smart will hit stores later this year and will be…

New Motorola ‘targets the high-end market’

Motorola has taken on the likes of the Nokia Carbon Arte with a high-end device that could appeal to a certain demographic, according to a new review.In an article for the Trusted Reviews website, Sandra Vogel looks at the company's new flagship luxury handset and suggests people may need to dig deep to afford it.Priced at around £1,300 the Motorola Aura eclipses its Nokia rival…

Android platform ‘will catch on soon’

Although there is only one device widely available in the UK, one expert suggests more phones are on the way that will use Google Android.The T Mobile G1 was the first handset to make use of the internet company's operating system and Shaun Collins notes in the CCS Insight blog that other manufacturers will follow.He expresses disappointment at the fact that this year's Mobile World…

New features praised on latest mobiles

Social networking website users may be buoyed by a recent review that singles out one of the latest handsets from 3 Mobile.Available on pay-as-you-go packages from the network, Rosemary Hattersley of PC Advisor says the INQ1 is a high-performance device that is particularly useful for sites like Facebook, Twitter and MySpace.She states that the handset is probably not the best option for professional users, but…

People ‘do not like to leave home without their mobile’

The mobile phone is now one of the items people are least willing to leave the house without, a new survey suggests.Conducted by Post Office Telecoms, the study found that 87 per cent people in the UK admitted that along with their keys and wallet, the device was something they needed to have with them when going out.The condition of nomophobia - or fear of…

Site unveils new Viewty details

More information has emerged regarding the follow up to the LG Viewty, according to the Mobile Burn website.The online news resource reports that on the official blog of the manufacturer's German operation, images of the upcoming gadget were posted alongside details relating to its technical specifications.However, although the name of the phone was largely thought to be the Viewty II, the publication notes it was…