Samsung unveils Tocco Ultra Edition

Mobile phone manufacturer Samsung has lifted the lid on its latest handset, the Tocco Ultra Edition.The new phone, which will be Samsung's flagship product for 2009, carries the model number S8300 and features an eight mega-pixel camera, a wide range of video support and editing features and high-speed internet access.It also has the space for a 16Gb external memory card and has a full touchscreen.Samsung…

LG Arena “fully loaded” with multimedia features

The new LG Arena is packed full of multimedia features and is unlike any other mobile phone in the market, according to a company spokesman.Dr Skott Ahn, president and chief executive of LG Electronics' mobile communications division, suggested that the "groundbreaking" 3D S-Class UI is what sets the device apart from its market rivals, allowing users to interact with their multimedia handset like never before."With…

Video ‘to take off’ in mobile phone market this year

Those without mobile phones capable of supporting high quality video and audio content could feel left out this year, if one expert's prediction comes true.Richard Titus, controller of mobile and future media for the BBC, suggested this week that 2009 will be the year when video really takes off on mobile phones as the smartphone grows to a position of prominence."My sense is that we…

High-end mobile phones ‘becoming commonplace’

High-end mobile phones such as the BlackBerry and the Apple iPhone are no longer being used solely by businesses, an expert has claimed.Karl Sharpe of Mobile-phones.co.uk stated that consumers are wanting to do much more with their mobile phone handsets these days than simply make calls and send text messages and credited the iPhone with helping to drive the market forwards, even though other smartphones…

Nokia, BlackBerry and Sony Ericsson make top mobile upgrade list

Those looking to recycle old mobilephones may be interested to hear one expert's three smartphone picks "for your next upgrade".Thomas Newston of Mobile-phones.co.uk highlighted the Sony Ericsson W705, the Nokia 6260 Slide and the BlackBerry Curve 8900 in his column for Manchester Evening News supplement ShortList, claiming each handset offers great features to consumers depending on what they want from their phone.For people seeking "supremely…

BlackBerry sales hit 50 million

More than 50 million BlackBerry mobile phones have been sold worldwide since Research in Motion (RIM) launched the handsets ten years ago, it has been announced.The company revealed the new statistic this week as part of its decade anniversary along with a number of other facts, including the claim that BlackBerry currently has a user base of 21 million people.Eric Zeman of InformationWeek appeared to…

Video calling rumoured for Apple iPhone

Video phone calls may soon be possible for users of the Apple iPhone, according to one reporter.Alexander Wolfe of InformationWeek revealed that a video calling function which is not yet available on the iPhone is included in Apple's patent for the handset and suggested this could be a sign of which direction the company wishes to head in over the next few years."The video-call feature…