New Windows mobile phones announced

Microsoft has announced that its partners around the world are preparing to launch a new wave of mobile phones with the software giant's Windows operating system installed.Mobile operator Orange is planning to unveil an updated range of options that will allow users to access Windows tools on their mobile.The offering will deliver improved browsing capabilities as well as increased personalisation of the service, so that…

Mobile industry looks to universal chargers

The mobile phone industry is set to work together to develop a universal charger that will fit all future handsets.A collaborative effort between the manufacturers was announced at the Mobile World Congress 2009 in Barcelona and will see 17 operators working together on the project.As well as delivering a common platform for mobile phone charging, the effort is also designed to improve the energy efficiency…

Sony Ericsson to launch Idou smartphone

A leading mobile phone firm has announced the launch of its latest device. Sony Ericsson revealed it is set to produce its Idou smartphone as one of several large-scale projects for 2009. The company claims it is fusing entertainment and communications with its latest batch of ventures, which come under the Entertainment Unlimited brand. At the forthcoming Mobile World Congress event, Sony Ericsson will show…

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…

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…