Mobile gambling ‘will not have a massive impact’

Gambling on mobile phone handsets will not take off this year as some experts have predicted.This is the belief of Warwick Bartlett, a lead partner at Global Gaming and Betting Consultants, who claimed that the impact of mobile gambling will remain "negligible" as consumers are not upgrading mobile phones quickly enough to drive the sector forwards."The technology is available but it is not in the…

Scientists invent fast-charging phone battery

Scientists in the US have developed a new battery capable of being charged within ten seconds.Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology developed the super-fast battery, which could be used in mobile phones, laptops and other electronic devices, science journal Nature reports.Developers apparently found a way of speeding up the process of charging lithium ion batteries by up to 100 times.Peter Bruce of the University…

Favourable review for BlackBerry Curve 8900

The BlackBerry Curve 8900 has received a highly positive review from PC Advisor.An overall rating of 4.5 stars out of five was given to the handset, with individual scores of 4.5 also presented for value for money and features.The website suggested that BlackBerry's decision to avoid packing the phone full of applications was a good one and pointed out that any extras that a user…

Mobile phones “the natural device” for portable music

Mobile phones are unmistakably a top choice for consumers looking to listen to music on the move, according to a spokesman for Nokia.Jo Harlow of the company's devices division stated that to date over 700 million Nokia phones have been sold featuring radios, while more than 450 million have been bought with digital music capabilities.This, she said, "clearly shows that the mobile phone is the…

Reviewer gives iPhone the edge over Storm

A mobile phone reviewer has stated that he would pick the Apple iPhone over the BlackBerry Storm if forced to choose a "winner" between the two.Gary Krakow of TheStreet.com suggested that there is not much in it between the two phones and said that perhaps the best way of deciding which one to buy is for people to find out which email systems are used…

UK release for Hyundai watch-phone

Hyundai's MB-910 watch-phone will be released in the UK later this year, it has been announced.The device, which has a 132 x 176 pixel screen, will be priced at around £200 and will likely be sold sim-free when it launches in a few months time, as Hyundai Mobile UK's head of marketing and communications Graham Jeffs told TechRadar."We're looking to sell the MB-910 as SIM…

Mobile phones “used for everything”

Mobile phones are becoming increasingly useful to consumers due to the variety of things it is possible to do with them, one marketing expert has suggested.Pinder Takhar, marketing manager at Dialogue Communications, stated at the recent Technology for Marketing & Advertising event in London that mobile phones will become a major channel for advertising in the future because of this trend."Mobile is used for everything…

Mobile phones ‘to generate half of MySpace traffic’

Social networking site MySpace anticipates that up to half of its traffic will come from users accessing the site via mobile devices in the coming years, according to an executive.MySpace UK managing director Anthony Lukom suggested that portability is one reason why MySpace will be successful on mobile phones, Techradar.com reported.Mr Lukom also added that location tracking services are likely to become more popular with…