Samsung unveils solar-powered phone

Samsung has revealed its latest mobile phone, which is set to do its fair share for the eco-system. The Blue Earth device is a full-touch screen, solar powered handset, which the company claims is part of its vision of environmental sustainability. Not only does the mobile phone show its green credentials through this feature, it is also made from recycled materials which have been extracted…

Lego mobile phone details leaked

Details of a mobile phone being developed by toy manufacturer Lego have been leaked on the internet.The Danish company is looking to include an mp3 player and a digital camera inside the device, along with a walkie-talkie function.Alcatel has been designing the mobile, which has a casing made from Lego's trademark colourful bricks.Users of the slimline handset can modify it by removing the bricks and…

Facebook ‘in talks’ with mobile phone firms

Facebook is talking to a number of major mobile phone manufacturers about integrating its social network into their devices, it has been reported.According to the Wall Street Journal, an unconfirmed source has claimed that Facebook has spoken with Motorola in recent months, while the company is also thought to be in discussions with Palm and Nokia.Social networks have become increasingly popular in recent years, with…

Nokia raises the curtain on 5630 XpressMusic

Nokia has revealed the latest addition to its XPressMusic range - the Nokia 5630 XpressMusic.The model features a music player, a 3.5 mm AV jack and support for all main digital music formats, along with a 4 GB memory card - which can hold up to 3,000 tracks.Users of the phone can also make use of its Say and Play function, which will allow people…

Video phones to take over, research suggests

Video phones are set to become increasingly important over the next few years, new research has suggested.According to the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Mobile Forecast for 2008-2013 study, video will account for 64 per cent of all mobile phone data traffic in four years' time, following an annual growth rate of 150 per cent.Suraj Shetty, Cisco's vice-president of service provider marketing, implied that the…

Samsung expected to shine at Mobile World Congress

Mobile phone manufacturer Samsung will likely be "one of the stars" at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next week.This is the claim of gadget website T3, which picked the ten phones it expects to shine at the mobile phone industry's biggest event."The Tocco Ultra Edition has already been unveiled at the head of the pack, but we should see more budget range phones and…

Sony Ericsson c901 details unveiled

Those looking to purchase a new mobile phone may be interested to hear Sony Ericsson has unveiled details of its c901 model.Featuring a five-megapixel camera with a Xenon flash, the photos can be geo-tagged, allowing for users to ascertain exactly where the picture was taken with GPS technology.The device is 13 mm thick and features FM radio, Bluetooth connectivity and a 2.2-inch display.It also has…

Mobile phones ‘a priority for bill payers’

Many mobile phone users in the UK prioritise their mobile phone contract payments over other bills, it has been claimed.According to O2, a significant number of people are willing to put their mobile phones first ahead of any of invoice."There are bills that do not take priority over a mobile phone, including for some even their mortgages," said an O2 spokesman."If people find themselves in…