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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…