Bluetooth option from LG “is a great companion”

Those who do not like to use a Bluetooth headset may be interested in a new wireless speaker system, it has been suggested.Mobile Burn reports this week that LG's HFB-500 device is a "very capable device" and answers the problem for those who like to chat without an earpiece.The South Korean manufacturer's hands-free option is a Bluetooth-equipped loudspeaker that can sit on the dashboard of…

One year thought to be ‘ideal mobile lifespan’

Most people believe that it is best to upgrade a mobile phone after one year, it has been claimed.In an article advising how to extend a mobile phone's lifespan, Dialaphone writer Kathryn suggested that many people feel it is important to update their phones regularly."The general consensus is that it's a good idea to keep your cell phone for about one year before you get…

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…