Telefonica chief: iPhone sales on the up

Sales of the Apple iPhone continue to increase despite the economic downturn, according to Telefonica Europe's Matthew Key.The chairman and chief executive of the Spanish company, which owns mobile phone network O2, said that there has been no sign of a sales slowdown since the iPhone made its debut towards the latter half of 2007.He commented: "iPhone sales are continuing to accelerate."And we have been…

Smartphones rank among “hottest” technologies

Some of the most exciting technologies on display at the Consumer Electronics Show last month were smartphones, it has been claimed.According to Ollie Robertshaw of WessexScene.co.uk, among the "hottest new devices" at the expo were a selection of new mobiles aiming to challenge the Apple iPhone in the marketplace.He referred specifically to the Motorola W233 Renew, the Nokia N97 and the Logic Bolt as being…

Nokia N86 ‘faces tough opposition’

The Nokia N86 eight-megapixel camera phone will face strong opposition when it is released during the second quarter of 2009, it has been suggested.In a review of the product, Stuart Miles of Pocket-Lint implied that the device will probably appeal to fans of Nokiamobiles but claimed it will have a difficult time if it is to stand out against competitor phones from other manufacturers."With competition…

Nokia music system “great value”

Mobile phone manufacturer Nokia has claimed that its new Comes With Music system offers an excellent deal for consumers.Emile Baak, a spokesperson for the company, stated that the integration of Comes With Music on the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is a "great" combination and suggested that it is a major step forwards for mobile music industry."We believe that Comes With Music offers great value and will…

Palm Pre up on UK website

The hotly anticipated Palm Pre mobile phone has been listed on Palm UK's official website for the first time under a 'coming soon' banner.A picture of the handset and the Palm webOS operating system are clearly displayed, along with a blurb about the device.Consumers are invited to register their email addresses with Palm in order to get all the latest news about the handset and…

Mobile phones ‘the leading innovation’ in travel

Mobile phone holiday bookings are the next step in innovation for the travel industry, according to one business solutions provider. Mark Fallon, BlueSky's managing director, stated that online booking experiences are already improving for consumers and predicted that mobile phones are set to continue the trend. "People [are] going to be able to access their bookings via mobile devices and that is where the leading…

Shazam ‘honoured’ to receive silver award

The chief executive of mobile phone music application designer Shazam has claimed to be delighted with receiving a silver Juniper Future Mobile Award for Mobile Music.In a Juniper Research press release, Andrew Fisher stated that he was proud to have his company recognised as one that has had a major impact on the mobile music market."This award is testament to the dedication of our team…

Spyker mobile phones on the way

Four new mobile phone handsets are to be launched by car manufacturer Spyker, it has been revealed.The Dutch company, which is perhaps best known for its 2007 Formula One team, looks set to release the devices later this year.A series of photographs containing the handsets appeared on the Mobile Phone Helpdesk website earlier this week.The shots appear to show that all of the mobiles bear…