Xperia X1 ‘lives up to the hype’

If you are looking to trade in your mobile, a new review suggests the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 could be a good purchase.Having lived with the phone for "a few months" one reviewer has given his thoughts on the device he states the manufacturer has gone "into overdrive" trying to promote.With smartphones from Apple and BlackBerry already having a firm foothold in the market the…

Mutant-shooting console classic comes to mobile

A one player first-person shooting game that made its name on a number of platforms has made its debut on mobile phones.Pocket Gamer reports this week that BioShock definitely has its work cut out for it - having been so popular on PC, Mac, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.In a review for the title - conducted using the Nokia N95 Nseries handset - Keith Andrew…

HTC Touch HD ‘the best Windows touchscreen phone around’

The latest touchscreen mobile from HTC has been described as the best available to be powered by Windows Mobile.According to his review for the Times this week, Mark Frary believes a genuine contender for the crown held by the Apple iPhone 3G has emerged in the HTC Touch HD.His comments, which could inspire some to recycle old mobilephones in favour of an upgrade, include praise…

LG mobile phones honoured at design awards

Those looking to sell old mobilephones in favour of a new model may wish to consider the LG range.It has been announced that the manufacturer was selected for 14 separate awards at a resent design event, a number of which were for its innovative series of handsets.The red dot and iF awards - an annual event that last year saw the LG Viewty, Venus and…

Apple unveils new iPhone OS

The iPhone 3G is to receive an upgrade to its operating system (OS), which Apple has offered a preview of this week.It has emerged that the 3.0 blueprint of the platform will include a number of changes aimed at improving on the existing handset's integrated software system.Among these alterations will be the ability to search (data on?) the device, as well as read and compose…

O2 exclusive ‘ideal gift for the discerning lady’

A restyled handset from Sony Ericsson could be the ideal gift for Mother's Day, it has been suggested.O2 announced the launch this week of the latest exclusive device in its range - the Sony Ericsson T700 Rouge - and added that £35 worth of free Benefit make-up will come with the package.It suggests that this means it could prove to be a great gift for…

Top tapping tips for iPhone – part two

More tips have emerged for users of the Apple iPhone 3G this week in an article for the Trusted Reviews website.In news that may interest those looking to recycle mobilephones in order to fund purchasing the device - which is available on O2 pay-as-you-go packages - the advice notes some useful shortcuts for the handset's menu system.Firstly, it highlights one feature that may people may…

Expert offers iPhone top tap tips

A new article has emerged offering a number of tips for those with an Apple iPhone 3G.Trusted Reviews' Niall Magennis states that there is a great deal to understand about the manufacturer's now iconic handset and its accompanying operating system, but adds that there are some simple tricks to keep in mind.He says that tapping and holding keyboard letters will allow for foreign characters to…